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Timeline 1619-1776

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Lydia Black

on 7 May 2013

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By: Lydia Black Timeline 1619 - 1776 . Virginia House of Burgesses 1619 THANK YOU! :) French and Indian War 1754 The French and Indian War was a war fought against France and its Indian allies. Britain won the French and Indian War in 1763. The French and Indian War was the start of the struggle for freedom and independence in America. The Stamp Act 1765 The stamp act said that Americans must buy stamps to place on their deeds, mortgages, liquor licenses, playing cards, almanacs, and newspapers. The stamps were a form of taxation. The colonists were angered by the Stamp Act and rebelled and formed the Stamp Act Congress. In March of 1776 the British government got rid of the Stamp Act. The Stamp Act Congress ended up being a model for the Continental Congress. Declaration of Independence 1776 Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, and John Adams drafted the first form of the Declaration of Independence. On July 4, 1776 the members of Congress approved the Declaration of Independence. The Declaration of Independence declared the Colonies to be free and independent of England. Now the 13 colonies formed a new nation, the United States of America. Overall

1. Virginia House of Burgesses - 1619
2. Mayflower Compact - 1620
3. French and Indian War - 1754
4. Stamp Act - 1765
5. Battles of Lexington and Concord - 1775
6. Declaration of Independence - 1776 The House of Burgesses was the first legislature in the English colonies in America. Their first meeting was on July 30, 1619 at a church in Jamestown, and there first order of business was to set a price for the sale of tobacco. The House of Burgesses became a symbol of representative government. Battles of Lexington and Concord 1775 The Mayflower Compact 1620 In November of 1620, 41 male Pilgrims signed a document called the Mayflower Compact. The document served as a temporary form of government and it became the basis of government in the Plymouth colony. The document was written and signed on the ship, the Mayflower. It has been said that the Mayflower Compact was one of the documents that influenced the writing of the Constitution. The British planned to capture John Hancock and Samuel Adams. Doctor Joseph Warren sent Paul Revere to alert them of the British's plan. On the evening of April 18, Paul Revere road to warn the colonists that the British were coming. He was able to alert Adam's and Hancock and they were able to escape. Because people died for there rights, it generated a spirit of American patriotism all over the colonies.
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