CHAPTER 3 : THE AMERICAN WAR OF INDEPENDENCE
3.0 Chronology of Major Events in this Period
1760 - 1820 - The reign of George III
1765 - Stamp Act; Stamp Act Congress Meets in New York; Quartering
1766 - Stamp Act Repealed by Parliament; Quartering Act.
1767 - Townshend Duties Passed; Dickinsonís Letters From a Farmer
in Pennsylvania published.
1768 - British Troops sent to Boston.
1770 - Townshend Duties Repealed; Except for Duty on Tea; Boston
1772 - The Gaspee Affair.
1773 - Tea Act Imposed; Boston Tea Party.
1774 - Coercive or Intolerable Acts; Continental Congress Meets
1775 - The Battles of Lexington and Concord; second continental
Congress meets in Philadelphia; George Washington appointed Commander-in-Chief
of the Continental Army; Battle of Bunker Hill.
1776 - Thomas Paineís 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
1781 - Cornwallis surrenders to Washington at York Town, Virginia.
1783 - Treaty of Paris signed with Britain.