The declaration of independence

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The declaration of independence

  1. 1. The Declaration of Independence<br />
  2. 2. Towards Revolution and Independence<br />1754-1756 American colonist join British against French and their Indian allies for control of western territories.<br />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.<br />
  3. 3. 1764-1768 British acts including Sugar act and Stamp Act impose levis on import or sale of goods by the colonist.<br />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.<br />
  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.<br />In December of that year colonist protested the Tea Act by boarding British ships and dumping cargo of tea into the harbor.<br />
  5. 5. 1774-1775 Intolerable Acts included boarding British soldiers and appointing government positions in Massachusetts.<br />First Continental Congress meets. It did not advocate independence but only sought to rights the wrongs the colonies had endured.<br />
  6. 6. 1775 March - Patrick Henry writes “Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death”<br />April,18- Paul Revere’s ride <br />Apri,19- Battle of Lexington<br />May,10- Second Continental Congress convenes and creates The Continental Army and appoint George Washington its leader.<br />
  7. 7. June 17- Battle of Bunker Hill ends in Colonist defeat.<br />1776 January 15-”Common Sense” by Thomas Paine is published.<br />July 4,1776 Congress adopts The Declaration of Independence”<br />
  8. 8. U>S History.org, . (2011). Revelutioary war timeline. Declartion of Independence , Retrieved from http://www.ushistory.org/DECLARATION/revwartimeline.htm<br />

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