Top 10 Events Of American Independence

  • The Albany Plan of Union

    The Albany Plan of Union
    There was a risk of being attacked during trades so Benjamin Franklin proposed the creation of an annual congress of delagates to have the ability to make war and peace.
  • Stamp Act

    Stamp Act
    The law required a tax stamp on all legal documents, newspapers and business agreements and the colonies thought it was "taxation without representation."
  • Townshend Acts

    Townshend Acts
    The taxes caused the colonies to rebel against the British in a bunch of different ways.
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    Mobs formed at ports and also many colonies boycotted English goods. British troops in Broston opened fired on a croud killing five people.
  • Samuel Adams

    Samuel Adams
    He induced the Boston town meeting to select a "Committee of Correspondence" to state the rights and grievances of the colonists.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    In a way to pretest, men, dressed as Native Americans, boarded boats shipping tea and dumped the cargo into the sea.
  • Coercive Acts

    Coercive Acts
    Parliament responded with new laws that the colonists called the "Coercive" or "Intolerable Acts". The first, the Boston Port Bill, closed the port of Boston until the tea was paid for. The action threatened the very life of the city, for to prevent Boston from having access to the sea meant economic disaster.
  • Lexington

    British army marched to Lexington to where minutemen were protesting. The Americans were withdrawing until British charged.
  • Common Sense

    Common Sense
    Thomas Paine published a 50-page pamphlet on the idea of a hereditary monarchy, declaring that one honest man was worth more to society than "all the crowned ruffians that ever lived."
  • Christmas Surprise

    Christmas Surprise
    On Christmas Day, December 25, 1776, Washington crossed the Delaware River with his troops when the British did not expect it. A week later, on January 3, 1777, Washington attacked the British at Princeton, regaining most of the territory formally occupied by the British.