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The Declaration of Independence July 4, 1776
The Boston Massacre March 5, 1770 The Boston Massacre was not a massacre but actually a street fight between a mob and a squad of British soldiers that ended with the deaths of five colonists
The Boston Tea Party December 16, 1773 To protest the tax on imported tea, the colonists, some dressed as Native Americans, boarded three British ships and tossed the tea cargo into Boston Harbor.
The Intolerable Acts March 1774 Four Acts were passed to punish Boston.
The Second Continental Congress 50 delegates from the American colonies, met on May 10, 1775. In July of 1776 the Congress also declared itself the government of the colonies.
Lexington and Concord April 19, 1775 English troops tried to destroy Colonial Arsenals. The English were turned back.
Bunker Hill June 17, 1775 Colonial militia tried to get the English to leave Boston. The Colonists lost.
The Declaration of Independence July 4, 1776 Proclaimed the separation of the 13 colonies from Britain. Written mainly by Thomas Jefferson.
In Congress, July 4, 1776, We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.
In Congress, July 4, 1776, That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just Powers from the consent of the governed. That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government…
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