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Updated: 4/5/2021
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  • Protest "no taxation without representation"
  • "NO TAXATION WITHOUT REPRESENTATION"
  • The Boston Massacre
  • The Boston Tea Party
  • "No taxation without representation" is a slogan created during the American Revolution, against Great Britain. This expresses that the taxes imposed to the colonist were unconstitutional, so they were requiring representation from Great Britain, but also to respect their rights as Englishmen.
  • Signing of the United States Declaration of Independence
  • The Boston Massacre was an important part of the American Revolution. What just stared as a fight between the colonist and British soldiers, helped to unite the thirteen colonies against Great Britain. The Massacre happened on March 5, 1770 where five people were killed and six injured by British soldiers.
  • Abigail Adams, "remember the ladies" letter
  • My Dearest John, I long to hear that you have declared an independence. And, by the way, in the new code of laws which I suppose it will be necessary for you to make, I desire you would remember the ladies and be more generous and favorable to them than your ancestors. Do not put such unlimited power into the hands of the husbands. Remember, all men would be tyrants if they could. Your loving wife, Abigail Adams 
  • The Boston Tea Party was a protest caused by the Tea Act. On December 16, 1773, the Sons of Liberty disguised themselves as Mohawk Indians and thrown from ships 342 chests of tea belonging to the British. Their slogan was of course "No taxation without representation".
  • Siege of Yorktown
  • John Adams, Roger Sherman, Robert R. Livingston, Thomas Jefferson, and Benjamin Fraklin (Committee of Five) presenting their draft of the United State's Declaration of Independence to the Second Continental Congress which was originally published on July 4th, 1776.
  • Abigail Smith Adams was John Adams's wife, but more than that she was the strongest female voice during the American Revolution, becoming of the first advocates for women's rights. She also becomes the second First Lady of the United States. Abigail Adams finally died on October 28, 1818, at 73 years old, but her legacy still until now.
  • The Siege of Yorktown or Battle of Yorktown was the decisive battle of the American Revolutionary War. On October 19, 1781, since September 28 (same year) the United States surrendered and won the Battle of Yorktown, and then negotiating with Great Britain they finally won their independence, ending the American Revolution.