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Revolutionary War: Birth of the Nation

The following events represent the major events along the way to war. There is no one event that singularly led to the Revolution. The Americans believed that they were entitled to the full democratic rights of Englishmen. The British believed that the American colonies were just colonies, to be used and exploited in whatever way best suited Great Britain. These two conflicting views made war inevitable.

Causes of the War

1754-French and Indian War 1767- Colonist Respond With Boycott
1764- British Impose New Taxes 1768- British Troops Land in Boston
1765-Quatering Act 1770- Boston Massacre
1765-Stamp Tax Passed 1770 Townshend Act Repealed
1765-Sons of Liberty Formed 1772-Cutter Gaspee Burned
1765- Stamp Act Congress 1773- Boston Tea Party
1766- Stamp Tax Repealed 1774-Coercive Acts Imposed
1767-Townshend Acts Imposed 1774- First Continental Congress Meets