1750-1775

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Albany Congress

1754

Representatives of Colonies meet at Albany Congress to coordinate further Western settlement

Seven Years' War

1756 - 1763

Treaty of Paris ended the 7 years war

Sugar/Currency Act

1764

Parliament Approves Sugar act, Currency act

Stamp Act

1764 - 1766

Sons of Liberty Formed

1765

Stamp Act approved by Parliament; Stamp Act Congress occurs and Sons of Liberty is formed, both in opposition to the stamp act

Declaratory Act

1766

Stamp Act repealed but in declaratory Act, parliament affirms its right to tax the colonies

Townshend Acts

1767

Passage of the Townshend Acts

Boston Massacre

1770

Five people killed in boston and six injured

Boston Tea Party

1773

Boston Tea Party takes place in December in opposition to the Tea Act

Intolerable Acts/First Continental Congress

1774

Intolerable Acts adopted by Parliament, First Continental Congress held in Phili