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The Stamp Act

March 22, 1765

King George wanted more money so he had an idea. He will tax the colonists. The colonists will be taxed on any printed goods. The reason why people call it the stamp act is because after you paid the tax you need to put a stamp on the item. This will show that you paid the tax. Colonists did not like this so King George said there will be no taxes on printed goods.

The Boston Massacre

March 5, 1770

Do you remember that the King stopped taxing colonists on printed goods. Well he did keep his promise (sort of). Now colonists were taxed on goods like tea, glass, paper, paint, and lead, instead of printed goods. This was called the Townsend act. The Boston Massacre started as a small fight with President Snow but later on more colonists joined. Colonists were throwing snowballs and sticks. 5 people were killed, by the British Troops during this event. There were two engravings of this massacre. One of them was by Paul Revere. His engraving showed that captain Preston ordered his troops to shoot. Some people think this engraving was a propagranda

The Boston Tea Party

December 17, 1773

You might think this tea party was a event where everybody had some tea and biscuits. Well, sorry to upset you but it is not. Well, colonists were really angry that they had to pay taxes for tea, so they had a plan. They decided to throw 90,000 pounds of tea in the Boston Harbor. The disguised themselves as American Indian's.

The Continental Congress

Sept. 1774

The Continental Congress was a meeting of delegates from each of the thirteen American colonies. These delegates served as the government during the Revolutionary War. They sent a letter to King George showing him how unfairly they have been treating them. If the King did not reply to them they decided to have another meeting. And yes they did. In the second meeting the committee decided they will write the Declaration of Independence. Thomas Jefferson wrote the rough draft.

The Declaration of Independence

July 4, 1776

The Declaration of Independence was adopted on July 4,1766. Fifty-six members of Congress signed the Declaration

Treaty of Paris

Sept. 3, 1783

The Treaty of Paris was the official peace treaty between the United States and Britain that ended the American Revolutionary War. It was signed on September 3, 1783