Road to Revolutionary War and Formation of Republic
Updated: 6/17/2020
Road to Revolutionary War and Formation of Republic
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  • Stamp Act
  • Townshend Acts
  • Boston Massacre
  • British Parliament places taxes on a wide range of transactions in the colonies to recoup massive debt after the French and Indian War.
  • Boston Tea Party
  • Colonists were further angered by a tax on imported British goods. This lead to a boycott that heightened tensions and caused Britain to deploy troops in the colonies.
  • Lexington and Concord
  • A scuffle between 7 british troops and an angry mob lead to the shooting and death of 3 colonistst. The event was sensationalized and became a propoganda tool for the colonists.
  • Declaration of Independence
  • Britain repealed some Townshend Acts and replaced it with the Tea Act, a tax on imported tea from Britain. A group of American rebels, named the Sons of Liberty, responded by dumping imported tea into the harbor.
  • The "shot heard around the world" at Lexington and Concord marked the beginning of the Revolutionary War against the British.
  • The Second Continental. Congress met in Philadelphia to adopt the Declaration of Independence, which would later be accepted by Britain after their defeat in the war.
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