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Declaration of independence

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Declaration of independence

  1. 1. The Declaration of Independence
  2. 2. 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.
  3. 3. • 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.
  4. 4. • 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.
  5. 5. • 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.
  6. 6. • 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.
  7. 7. • 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”
  8. 8. • U>S History.org, . (2011). Revelutioary war timeline. Declartion of Independence , Retrieved from http://www.ushistory.org/DECLARATION/revw artimeline.htm

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