The Great Events

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  • Sons Of Liberty

    Sons Of Liberty
    The Sons of Liberty protested the passing of the Stamp Act in 1765.They fought taxation by the British Government and advanced the rights of British colonists.
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    The Boston Massacre was a fight between the British and the American colonists. They fought because the British government had tried to raise taxes and increase control over the colonies at the same time.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    The Boston Tea Party was a direct protest by colonists in Boston against the Tea Tax. Boston patriots, dressed as Mohawk Indians, raided three British ships in Boston harbor and dumped 342 containers of tea into the harbor.
  • First Continental Congress Meets

    First Continental Congress Meets
    This was a meeting where delegates from each of the 13 colonies, except for Georgia, met in Philadelphia to organize colonial resistance to Parliament's Coercive Acts.
  • Olive Branch Petition Sent To England

    Olive Branch Petition Sent To England
    This was an attempt to assert the rights of the colonists while maintaining their loyalty to the British crown.
  • Common sense Published

    Common sense Published
    This was a pamphlet written by Thomas Paine. He wrote that it was against common sense for an island to rule a larger nation and that the colonies should overthrow the British Nation.
  • Articles Of Confederation Created

    Articles Of Confederation Created
    The Articles of Confederation were an early version of the US constitution that were created as a governing agreement against the 13 colonies to fight the Revolution.
  • Battle of York Town

    Battle of York Town
    Cornwallis surrendered to George Washington as French and American forces trapped the British at Yorktown. The British surrender ended the Revolutionary War. Link text
  • Treaty Of Paris Signed

    Treaty Of Paris Signed
    The Treaty of Paris was signed in Paris and it officially ended the American Revolution. Link text
  • The Great Compromise

    The Great Compromise
    This was caused from a debate among the delegates, where they decided on how each state could have representation in the Congress. The Great Compromise also led to the creation of a two-chambered Congress.
  • Constitution Ratified

    Constitution Ratified
    Delaware was the first state to ratify. 30 delegates were selected to go ratify the new United States Constitution. Link Text
  • Bill Of Rights Adopted

    Bill Of Rights Adopted
    The Bill of Rights were made to protect the rights of the people.Numbers 3 through 12 were adopted by the states to become the United States Bill of Rights.
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    French and Indian War

    The French and Indians allied to battle the British for the Ohio river Valley. A 7 year war ended with many dead and a victory for the British
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    Constitutional Convention

    A gathering from representatives throughout a month to creat a new constitution.