Stamp Act put into effect (taxation on newspapers, glass, paper, paint, and tea).
"Boston Tea Party" Colonists became fed up with the heavy taxation on goods so in retaliation, colonists threw 342 crates of tea into the harbor.
In response, Britain created a naval blockade.
The Continental Congress approved Robert Lee's motion to declare independence for England.
Delegates sent to philadelphia to talk about the creation of independence from Britain.
Signing of the Declaration of Independence. JULY 4TH, 1776
Start of American Revolution.
America wins their Independence (1783).
Articles of Confederation (1776-1781) - No president or national court - authority rested with state legislature - feared strong central government - only 1 vote per state national government had no power over states