Top 10 Events of the American Revolution

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In History
  • Sugar Act

    Sugar Act
    Act that put a three-cent tax on foreign refined sugar and increased taxes on coffee, indigo, and certain kinds of wine.
  • The Stamp Act

    The Stamp Act
    Direct tax imposed by the British Parliament on the American Colonies.
  • Patrick Henry's Speech

    Patrick Henry's Speech
    Best known for the line "Give me Liberty, or give me death!"
  • Townshend Acts

    Townshend Acts
    Placed new taxes on glass, lead, paints, paper, and tea.
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    The massive killing of 5 colonists by British soldiers in Boston.
  • The Boston Tea Party

    The Boston Tea Party
    Colonists dressed as Indians stormed British ships and dumped numerous punds of tea into the harbor.
  • Second Continental Congress

    Second Continental Congress
    Things were going badly, and the armed forces were disorganized. The Continental Congress created the Continental Army and named George Washington as commander-in-chief.
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    The First Continental Congress

    They came together to act together in response to the Intolerable Acts. They met in secret because they didn't want Great Britain to know that they were united.
  • Declaration First Made

    Declaration First Made
    It was the first time that the Continental Congress finally realized that they were no longer part of the British Empire.
  • Declaration of Independence Official

    Declaration of Independence Official
    The Declaration of Independence was officially signed and put into order, showing the British Empire that the newly formed United States of America were dead serious.