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First navigation Laws to control colonial commerce

1650

Board of trade assumes goverance of colonies

1696

French and Indian War ends

1763

sugar act

1764

Quartering and stamp acts; Stamp act Congress

1765

declaratory act

1766

townshend acts

1767

British troops in Boston

1768

Boston Massacre and townshend acts repealed except tea tax

1770

Committees of correspondence formed

1772

Boston Tea Party and BEIC granted Tea monopoly

1773

Intolerable Acts and First CC and associations formed

1774

Lexington and Concord

1775