Continuity and Change over Time Americas Relationship with Britain

Events

Jamestown Colony Founded

1607

First permanent English Settlement in the Americas

Virginia becomes Royal Colony

1624

Virginia's Charter was revoked which then gave King James royal control over the colony

Act of Toleration in Maryland

1649

Charles I Beheaded, Cromwell Rules England

Boston Tea Party

1763

Destruction of East India Companies tea cargo

Sugar Act

1764

The price of goods went up and the colonists had no say in the decision

Stamp Act Congress

1765

Tax on all paper goods

Declaratory Act

1766

Parliament Repealed stamp act but it still had authority to tax

Boston Massacre

1770

Violent confrontation between Bostonian and British troops, 6 colonists were killed

Intolerable Acts

1774

Allowed troops on private properties

Lexington and Concord

1775

First battle between colonial militias and British troops