Count Down to independence

1760

Stamp act

1765

The stamp act is a tax requiring colonists to pay higher prices for paper products produced in the colonies

1774

Intolerable Acts

1774

The Intolerable Acts are a series of laws that punish colonists of Boston for holding the tea party.

First Continental Congress

October 26 1774

First Continental Congress is where twelve colonies sent delegates to met in Philadelphia

1775

Second Continental Congress

May 10 1775

Second Continental Congress got a committee to write a document announcing America's independence

1786

Shays Rebellion

1786

Shays rebellion is where in 1786 Daniel shay led a group of Massachusetts farmers who had been heavily taxed

1781

Articles of confederation

March 1 1781

The Articles of Confederation was the original binding document of the United States and served as the supreme law of the land from March 1, 1781 until the ratification of the United States Constitution.