dealing with britain

Events

writ of assistance

1763

George Grenville was the british prime minister and he approved the writs of assistance. This document allowed officers to search any location for smuggled goods.

proclamation of 1763

1763

This stopped the colonist from moving west to avoid conflicts with the Indians. It also allowed Great Britain to trade with the colonist.

Sugar Act

1764

The parliament passed the sugar act that lowered the taxes on the colonist because they did not the colonist smuggling goods.

Stamp Act

1765

The parliament passed the stamp act that taxed items that were printed like newspapers.

Daughters of liberty

1767

The daughters of liberty encouraged americans to make their own goods instead of buying them from britain.

Townshend Act

1767

This act put more taxes on goods imported to the colonies

Boston Massacre

1770

A fight broke out between a group of soldiers and bostonians.

Lexington

1775

The british heard that the colonist were storing guns in lexington and they wanted to destroy it. The british were not successful because the minutemen were already warned and not suprised.
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Bunker hill and Breeds hill

1775

Bunkers hill and Breeds hill are milita post.The british decided to take it over. The british took over bunker hill and lost 1,000 men.

George Washington in Boston

1776

When George Washington came to boston the militia were not trained. After being trained militia were well organized and defeated the british in boston.

Declaration of Independence

1776

Richard Henry Lee proposed that the united states colonies should be free and independent. The second Continental Congress voted on Lee's proposal for independence.