Chapter 8

Events

1741 Beginning of the Great Awakening

1741

1760 the British government tries to strengthen the Acts of Trade and Navigation

1760

1765 Parliament passes the Stamp Act, and the Virginia House of Burgesses approves a set of Resolves

1765

1766 Parliament repeals the Stamp Act and passes the Declaratory Act

1766

1767 Parliament approves the Townshend Acts

1767

1769 Daniel Boone opens the Wilderness Road, which became the major route for emigrants heading west

1769

1770 Frederick Lord North becomes prime minister and repeals the Townshend Acts, but keeps the tax on tea

1770

1770 The Boston Massacre

1770

1773 Sons of Liberty dump tea into Boston Harbor

1773