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American Revolution Timeline
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King George III Ascends to the throne of England
Start of the French and Indian war: A territorial war between the American colonists/British and The French/Native American Indians. It lasted until 1763.
Christopher Columbus arrives in the Americas
Pilgrims arrive in America on the 'Mayflower': They were sent over to start colonies and populate the land.
Declaration of Independence is signed: The document used to declare independence from Great Britain. It was first signed by John Hancock and later went on to be signed by 55 other delegates.
Boston tea party: In protest of the recent taxation on tea, a number of American colonists (dressed as American Indians) boarded three tea shipments and dumped all of their cargo (tea) into the Boston harbour
Boston Massacre: The Boston Massacre was a street fight between a colonist mob (armed only with snowballs, sticks, and stones) and a squad of British soldiers. A number of colonists where killed in this incident.
Stamp act is passed by the British Parliament: Americans where forced to pay a stamp tax directly to England in order for the English to pay for British troops in the American frontier.
Sugar act is passed by the British Parliament: The sugar act was a revenue raising act that taxed the American peoples on sugars and mollases.
Intolerable Acts: The intolerable acts where a line of taxation acts passed by the British government that the American people deemed 'intolerable
Patrick Henry's Speech: "Give me liberty, or give me death"- a quote from Patrick Henry from a speech he made to the Second Virginia Convention on March 23, 1775, at St. John's Church in Richmond, Virginia.
Townshend Acts are passed by British Parliament
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