The long road independence

Timeline created by Nakiaya
In History
  • The Sugar Act

    The Sugar Act
    Sugar Act was strictly enforced so the colonist paid more taxes.
  • The Stamp Act

    The Stamp Act
    stamp actwas the tax on printed items n the colonists.
  • French and Indian War

    French and Indian War
    French and Indian War, Britain maintained a standing army in the colonies.
  • Patriots and the Sons of Liberty was born with Sam Adams as its leader

    The opposing British tax call themselves "patriots" and Sons of Liberty is born with Sam Adams as leader.
  • the Sons of Liberty

     the Sons of Liberty
    A Mob led by the Sons of Liberty tore down the office and damaged the house of the stamp collector.
  • The Declatory Act

    The Declatory Act repealed the Stamp Act but asserted Parliament’s right to rule the colonies as saw fit
  • Taxes

    import taxes on a variety of goods were collected to support royal officials in the colonies, removing the responsibility from the colonial assemblies
  • British soldiers

    British soldiers
    British fired into the crowd, killing five colonists.
  • The Tea Act was created to save the East India Tea Company.

  • The Boston Tea Party

    The Boston Tea Party
    Boston Patriots dressed as Indians, boarded three British ships laden with tea and dumped the tea into the harbor.
  • The Intolerable Act officially called the Coercive Acts,

    The Intolerable Act officially called the Coercive Acts,
  • The First Continental Congress meets. Agree to boycott British goods.

    The First Continental Congress meets. Agree to boycott British goods.
  • Patrick Henry, gives his most famous speech

    Patrick Henry, gives his most famous speech
  • Battles of Lexington and Concord

    Battles of Lexington and Concord
  • Geroge Washington

    Second Continental Congress meets ongress names George Washington commander of Continental Army
  • Battle of Bunker Hill

    Battle of Bunker Hill
  • congress send a message to king that gets decline

  • Thomas Paine publishes Common Sense

  • Thomas Jefferson

    Drafted by Thomas Jefferson, the Declaration of Independence was approved.
  • Patriots win in Saratoga (winter)

  • France signs an alliance with the United States.

  • General Clinton

    General Clinton
    General Clinton captures 3000 Patriot soldiers as he takes Charlestown, South Carolina
  • General Cornwallis surrenders at Yorktown.

  • Treaty of Paris signed.

    Treaty of Paris signed.