Top 10 Events of American Independence

  • Jamestown is founded

    Jamestown is founded
    It was the very first English settlement.
  • Mayflower Compact

    Mayflower Compact
    The Mayflower Compact was important because it contained the first written laws for the new land and established a government created by those who were to be governed.
  • John Locke

    John Locke
    John Locke contributed to the constitution for the Carolina colony.
  • Albany Congress

    Albany Congress
    This proposed that the colonies unite.
  • Stamp Act

    Stamp Act
    The Stamp Act was passed this year. The Stamp Act is important because it reqired the use of tax stamps on all legal documents.
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    Five colonists are killed by the British during this event.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    The British tired to tax tea during this event so the colonists responeded with dumping tea into the Boston Bay.
  • War

    This is when the Revollutionary War starts due to the battles of Lexongton and Concord.
  • Independence

    This is when the Declaration of Independence was signed