The Stamp Act was passed by the British Parliment. This law was passed so that all of the American colonist would have to pay taxes on many items in the colony.
The Boston Massacre
This was a fight between the Patriots and the British soliders. The Patriots were upset with how the British soldiers were treating them, so they attacked by throwing rocks, glass and sticks at them. The British ended up killing 5 soldiers.
The Boston Tea Party
A group of Massachusset Patriots protested the monopoly on American tea. In the middle of the night the patriots snuck onto the boats and dumped 342 chests of tea into the ocean.
The Continental Congress
September 1774 - 1789
The delegates were not ready to decide on independence for the colonies, but they all agreed on keeping the colonies rights.
Paul Revere's Ride
Revere rode through all the colonies to tell the colonists that "the British are coming."
The Battles of Lexington and Concord
The first shot between the British and the American troops was fired. The British decided to run to Concord and gather all the weapons they could find. Nobody knows who fired the first shot, but it was a shot that everyone in the colonies could hear.
The Declaration of Independence
July 4, 1776
The Declaration of Independence was signed by the congressional reprensentatives. This document stated that the US was to be independent from the British Crown.
The Battle of Fort Washington
November 16, 1776
British and German troops were against the American Continental Army. General Lord Howe against General George Washington. 8,000 British and German troops attacked some 2,900 American troops