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13 colonists stretch along the east coast of north america.
French and Indian war ends
George the III goes to power
Stamp Act: 1st british parliamentary attempt to raise revenue through dired taxation of all colonial commercial and legal papers, newspapers, pamphlets, cards, almanacs, and dice.
Parliament repealed the Stamp Act
New laws passed to punish the colonists for the troubles they caused
Natural Law: The doctrine that human affairs should be governed by ethical principles that are part of the very nature of things and that can be understood by reason.
Laissez Faire: a policy or attitude of letting things take their own course, without interfering; such as governments NOT interfering in the workings of the free market.
John Locke published "Two Treaties of Government":
Montesquieu published " The Spirit of the Laws"
Denis Diderot produced a 28 volume set of books called the "Encyclopedia"
Rousseau published "The Social Contract"
Jonathan Swift published "Gulliver's Travels"
Thomas Paine published, "Common Sense"
British soldiers in Boston opened fire on a crowd that was pelting them with stones and snowballs
Battle of Saratoga
Troops at Valley Forge were starving, freezing and suffering from disease.
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