We are the British and we have come to take your land!
My tribe will side with the British!
We are the French and we are here to help the natives!
Get off! This is our land!
March 18, 1766
The British Parliament now has the control over the colonist's laws.
Boston "Tea Party"
December 16, 1773
We are the Colonists and we have come to throw Britian's over-taxed tea!
The French and Indian war was very significant because this started all the acts and taxation from the British. The reason the British were taxing the colonists was because they needed money for the funding of the French and Indian war. So if this event didn't happen, the declaration of independence most likely wouldn't have taken place.
First Continental Congress
September 5 - October 26, 1774
If we want to declare independence from the British, we must boycott British goods and form militias!
The Declaratory Act is very significant because it put more tension between the Colonists and the British. This tension eventually made the Colonists take action on British acts. This led to the declaration of independence.
The Battles of Lexington and Concord.
April 19, 1775
We want independence!
We are pushing them back!
The Boston Tea Party was very significant because it led to the Intolerable Acts. This made the Colonists even more angry, and the Colonists started to non-peacefully protest. These protests and boycotts eventually led to the Declaration of Independence and the Revolutionary War.
Second Continental Congress
We need to form a continental army if we want to have a chance at fighting the British for independence.
This time all thirteen colonies have gathered to once again discuss British actions and the Revolutionary War.
Started May 10, 1775
The first continental congress is significant because this was the first official movement against the British. Without the Colonists officially taking act, the Declaration of Independence may have not happened. This is because they wouldn't have much of a fighting force.
All of twelve colonies have gathered here to discuss British actions!
The Battles of Lexington and Concord were very significant because it signaled the start of the American Revolutionary War. This battle also gave the Colonists confidence for the American Revolutionary war, which in turn led to their independence.
The Second Continental Congress is very important because without them forming the Continental Army, the Colonists would have a very difficult time fighting off the British in the Revolutionary War. If the Colonists were unprepared for the Revolutionary War, they may have not gained their full independence.