Toward Independence Timeline

Events

King George III is crowned the King of England

1760

The Quartering Act ordered colonial assemblies to provide British troops with quarters, or housing.

1765

The Stamp Act ordered colonists to buy a stamp for every piece of paper purchased.

1765

The Townshend Act placed a duty on certain goods, such as glass, paper, paint, and tea, imported from Britain.

1767

It was imposed because of the colonists' bad behavior.

The Townshend Acts are repealed.

1770

The Tea Act lowered the cost of tea and gave the British East India Company complete control over tea sales in the colonies.

1773

It was an attempt to save the British East India Company. It made the British East India Company tea cheaper than smuggled Dutch tea.

The Intolerable Acts were a new series of harsh laws. King George decided that the issue was no longer taxes, it was about Britain's control over the colonies.

1774

Boston Harbor was closed until all of the tea that was tossed overboard during the Boston Tea Party was paid for. The government of Massachusetts was under British control. Soldiers accused of murder were tried in England.

The First Continental Congress Meets

1774