Road to rebellion

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Albany plan

1754

Discussed the problems of colonial trade

Stamp act

1765

law required use of tax stamps on all legal documents

Boston massacre

1770

The Boston Massacre was the killing of five colonists by British regulars

Boston Tea party

1773

protest against English gooods

Intolerable act

1774

a series of laws passed by the British Parliament, relating to Britain's colonies in North America.

American Revolution

1775

when thirteen colonies in North America joined together to break from the British Empire, combining to become the United States of America.

Declaration of Independence

1776

was a statement adopted by the Continental Congress , which announced that the thirteen American colonies, regarded themselves as independent states, and no longer a part of the British Empire