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20 Oct 2017
Colonists shot by British troops stationed in Boston. Patriots label the killings "The Boston Massacre.
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King George III ascends to the throne of England
Treaty signed between England and France ending the French and Indian War
Parliament passes The Stamp Act as a means to pay for British troops on the American frontier. Colonists violently protest the measure
Stamp Act repealed, but on the same day parliament passes the Declaratory Act asserting its right to make laws binding on the colonies
Massachusetts patriots dressed as Mohawk Indians protest the British Tea Act by dumping crates of tea into Boston Harbor.
Shots fired at Lexington and Concord. "Minute Men" force British troops back to Boston. George Washington takes command of the Continental Army
Thomas Paine's Common Sense published. Becomes an instant best seller and pushes the colonies closer to independence
Thomas Jefferson's Declaration of Independence ratified by the Congress.
Battle of Long Island.
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