Top 10 Events of American Independance

  • Jamestown

    On May 14, 1607, the Virginia Company explorers landed on Jamestown Island, to establish the Virginia English colony on the banks of the James River 60 miles from the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay.
  • Mayflower Compact

    Mayflower Compact
    Mayflower Compact is signed. Very important, first signed settlement agreement.
  • Johne Locke's it down.

    Johne Locke's it down.
    John Locke contributes to the constitution for the Carolina colony.
  • Unite!

    In June 1754 delegates from most of the northern colonies and representatives from the Six Iroquois Nations met in Albany, New York. There they adopted a "plan of union" drafted by Benjamin Franklin of Pennsylvania. Under this plan each colonial legislature would elect delegates to an American continental assembly presided over by a royal governor.
  • Stamp This!

    Stamp This!
    The Stamp Act was passed by the British Parliament on March 22, 1765. The new tax was imposed on all American colonists and required them to pay a tax on every piece of printed paper they used. Ship's papers, legal documents, licenses, newspapers, other publications, and even playing cards were taxed. The money collected by the Stamp Act was to be used to help pay the costs of defending and protecting the American frontier near the Appalachian Mountains.
  • Massacre

    5 people die by the British at the Boston Massacre. This showed that Britain was not afriad to attack an unarmed man.
  • Tea Anyone

    Tea Anyone
    The Tea Act is passed and Colonists respond with the Boston Tea Party. This showed that we took no crap!
  • WAR

    The Battle of Lexington and Concord spark the revolution. This was the first battle of our freedom.
  • Adoption

    New Hampshire adopted a constitution to replace its royal charter. This led to other states also adopting it.
  • Declare This!

    Declare This!
    The Declaration of Independence was signed. This was the final step in gaining our frredom!