The American Revolution

3.0 Chronology of Major Events in this Period1760 – 1820 – The reign of George III1765 – Stamp Act; Stamp Act Congress Meets in New York; Quartering Act1766 – Stamp Act Repealed by Parliament; Quartering Act.1767 – Townshend Duties Passed; Dickinson’s Letters From a Farmer in Pennsylvania published.

1768 – British Troops sent to Boston.1770 – Townshend Duties Repealed; Except for Duty on Tea; Boston Massacre.1772 – The Gaspee Affair.1773 – Tea Act Imposed; Boston Tea Party.1774 – Coercive or Intolerable Acts; Continental Congress Meets in Philadelphia.

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1775 – Battles of Lexington and Concord; second continental Congress meets at Philadelphia;George Washington appointed Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army; Battle of Bunker Hill.1776 – Thomas Paine’s Common Sense; Declaration of Independence;1777 – Articles of Confederation adopted by the Congress, but not ratified by all States until 1781.1778 – U.

S. concludes Military Alliance and Commercial Treaty with France.1781 – Cornwallis surrenders to Washington at York Town, Virginia.1783 – Treaty of Paris signed with Britain.History Essays