Towards Revolution and Independence 1754-1756 American colonist join British against French and their Indian allies for control of western territories. Proclamation of 1763 prohibited colonist from settling in western territories. It angered colonist because they felt their victories in the war had earned them the new lands.
1764-1768 British acts including Sugar act and Stamp Act impose levis on import or sale of goods by the colonist. 1770 Boston Massacre occurs when a mob protesting British occupation is met with force. The result was the death of several colonists and growing support for rebellion.
1773 The Tea Act was an attempt by the British to help the East India Company. It gave a virtual monopoly to the company and undermined local sellers. In December of that year colonist protested the Tea Act by boarding British ships and dumping cargo of tea into the harbor.
1774-1775 Intolerable Acts included boarding British soldiers and appointing government positions in Massachusetts. First Continental Congress meets. It did not advocate independence but only sought to rights the wrongs the colonies had endured.
1775 March - Patrick Henry writes “Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death” April,18- Paul Revere’s ride Apri,19- Battle of Lexington May,10- Second Continental Congress convenes and creates The Continental Army and appoint George Washington its leader.
June 17- Battle of Bunker Hill ends in Colonist defeat. 1776 January 15-”Common Sense” by Thomas Paine is published. July 4,1776 Congress adopts The Declaration of Independence”
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