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  • Some problems dated back to a war that took placein North America from 1754 to 1763.

  • In 1764, it passed the Sugar Act, which placed customs duties on sugar and othernon-British imports.

  • In 1765, however, Parliament caused an uproar throughout the colonies by taking a new step to raiserevenue.

  • After months of colonial unrest, Parliament repealed the Stamp Act in 1766.

  • In 1767, Parliament passed the Townshend Acts, a set of customs duties on British glass, lead, paints, paper, and tea. Since the colonists had admitted Britain’s right to regulate trade, Parliament thought they had little reason to protest

  • In 1770, the colonists of New York City erected a large statue of King George III on horseback

  • On March 5, 1770, a group of residents confronted British soldiers on the street.

  • In 1773, Parliament unintentionally sparked new protests by passing the Tea Act, which gave the British East India Company the sole right to sell tea in the colonies.

  • In 1774, Parliament passed a series of laws so harsh that the colonists called them theIntolerable Acts.

  • . The first meeting of this Continental Congress, in 1774, had recommended boycottsand other actions to protest the Intolerable Acts.

  • At the Second Continental Congress, held in 1775 afterthe battles at Lexington and Concord, delegates decided to form a new Continental Army

  • On the evening of April 18, 1775, the Minutemen were called into action. About 700 British soldiers were marching from Boston to seize a stockpile of Patriot munitions in Concord, Massachusetts. In the early morning, they reached the village of Lexington,

  • In June 1775,the two sides clashed at the Battle of Bunker Hill.

  • Then on July 4 it formallyapproved the Declaration of Independence.

  • . In July 1775, it sent a petition to King George III affirmingloyalty to him, asking for help in addressing their grievances, and expressing hope for a peacefulsettlement.

  • Early in 1776, Paine publishedCommon Sense, a 47-page pamphlet that made afervent case for independence.

  • . On June 7, 1776, Richard Henry Lee of Virginia introduced aresolution proposing independence for the colonies.

  • On July 2, Congress voted for independence by passing the Lee Resolution

  • On July 9, 1776, the newly written Declaration of Independencewas read aloud at a public gathering inNew York City.

  • In the summer of 1776, it looked as if Britain might force a quick end to the war.

  • By December 1776, Congress had fled Philadelphia in despair.

  • By 1776, most colonists belonged to one of three groups, based on their views of British rule. One groupwas the Loyalists, who staunchly supported the British government. A second group was the Patriots,who opposed British rule and believed the colonists

  • Finding himself surrounded,Burgoyne surrendered on October 17, 1777.

  • In the winter of 1777–78, the British still occupied Philadelphia.Washington and his army made camp atnearby Valley Forge, Pennsylvania.

  • In June 1778, theyattacked the British at Monmouth, New Jersey.

  • y. The Battle ofYorktown began on October 6 and lasted about two weeks

  • . In December 1778, they captured the key portof Savannah, Georgia, and gained control over the Carolinas.

  • In the fall of 1781, American troops converged on Yorktown, joined by French soldiers and navalforces

  • On October 19, 1781, Cornwallissurrendered

  • Peace talksbegan in Paris in 1782,

  • Peace talksbegan in Paris in 1782, and in September 1783

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