Top 10 events of American Independence

  • Jamestown, Virginia is founded

    Jamestown, Virginia is founded
    This was the beginning of the independence movement. It was the start of creating a united country.
  • Mayflower Compact

    Mayflower Compact
    The Pilgrims are forming some sort of structure which is important when creating a successful country/colony
  • John Locke helps Carolina

    John Locke helps Carolina
    I think that people working together and continuing to write up a constitution or law of the land is going to help the colony in the future, and help them be successful independently
  • Albony Congress proposal

    Albony Congress proposal
    A congress proposing that the colonies unite would create the idea for the rest of the colonies. It would bring up the idea of a future united country
  • Stamp Act

    Stamp Act
    This would help get the united colonies united. They all opposed the Stamp Act, so they all had a common purpose and reason to want something better.
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    When the five colonists were killed it made the colonists realized that they were going to have to fight back in order to become independent. It gave them a reason and desire to fight back for their independency.
  • Tea Act

    Tea Act
    This is just like the Stamp Act, it was just another reason why the colonists would want to rebel for their independency and get away from unnecessary taxes.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    This was where the colonists were rebelling, and they were finally standing up against what they thought was wrong. In order to be independent, they were going to have to start thinking for themselves. The boston tea party showed england that they couldn't do whatever they wanted.
  • First Continental Congress

    First Continental Congress
    This was important because this was a major step toward being independent, by creating their own congress or governmental structure.
  • Declaration of Independence signed

    Declaration of Independence signed
    This was the final step and made the 13 colonies independent from the British rule. They were now able to live freely with their own structure and guidelines.