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The Revolutionary War Era

1763-1789

  • 1763: Proclamation of 1763 restricts settlement west of the Appalachians
  • 1764: The Sugar and Currency Acts are passed.
  • 1765: The Stamp Act is passed.
  • 1767: The Townshend Acts are passed.
  • 1770: The Boston Massacre.
  • 1772: Samuel Adams organizes the Committees of Correspondence.
  • 1774: The Intolerable Acts are passed.
    • The First Continental Congress convenes in Philadelphia.
  • 1775: Battles of Lexington and Concord
    • The Second Continental Congress convenes.
  • 1776: American Declaration of Independence
    • Thomas Paine's Common Sense
    • Battles of Long Island and Trenton
  • 1777: Battle of Saratoga
    • Congress adopts the Articles of Confederation.
    • Vermont ends slavery.
  • 1778: Treaty of Alliance between the United States and France.
  • 1779: Spain declares war on England.
  • 1781: British surrender at Yorktown.
  • 1783: Treaty of Peace is signed.
  • 1785: Land Ordinance of 1785.
  • 1787: Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia.

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