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1754-1776 Government Timeline
Transcript of 1754-1776 Government Timeline
King George III
King George III is crowned King of England.
French and Indian War
Great Britain wins the French and Indian War.
The Stamp Act
Britain imposes the first direct tax on the colonies. The Stamp Act taxed legal documents, playing cards, and pamphlets.
The Stamp Act Congress
Nine colonies send delegates to the Stamp Act Congress to protest King George's actions.
French and Indian War.
Albany Plan of Union
Benjamin Franklin proposed the Albany Plan for uniting the colonies, which was rejected because it gave too much power to an assembly made of representatives from all colonies.
September 5, 1774
April 19, 1775
July 4, 1776
July 2, 1776
First Continental Congress
Delegates from all colonies except Georgia attended and decided to impose an embargo on British goods.
The shot heard round the world
Fighting starts at Lexington and Concord in Massachusetts.
Resolution on Independence approved
Congress approved Richard Henry Lee's resolution on Independence.
Declaration of Independence
Congress approved the Declaration of Independence and 56 delegates signed it.
The Boston Tea Party
A group of colonists dumped 342 chests of British tea into Boston Harbor.
The Intolerable Acts
In retaliation to the Boston Tea Party, Great Britain passes the Coercive Acts, which colonists called the Intolerable Acts. Massachusetts could no longer govern itself and Boston Harbor was closed.
The French and Indian War begins.