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7.8: Chronology

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  • The following chronology is a list of important dates and events associated with this chapter.

    Date

    Event

    1754-1763 French and Indian War
    1754 Albany Congress; Plan of Union
    1755 Battle of Wilderness
    1759 Annus Mirabilis (Year of Miracles)
    1763 End of the Seven Years’ War; Peace of Paris; Proclamation Line of 1763
    1763-1764 Pontiac’s War
    1764 Sugar Act and Currency Act passed by Parliament
    1765 The Stamp Act and Quartering Act (both create internal taxes) enacted by Parliament; Stamp Act Congress met in New York City
    1766 Declaratory Acts; Riots in New York City over enforcement of the Quarting Act
    1767 Townshend Acts passed; Colonial Resistance built
    1769 Virginia Resolves introduced into the House of Burgesses; Royal Governor closed the House
    1770 Boston Massacre; Townshend Acts repealed
    1772 Gaspee Incident; Committees of Correspondence created in many colonies
    1773 Tea Act went into effect; Boston Tea Party
    1774 Coercive Acts and Quebec Act (Intolerable Acts) passed by Parliament; First Continental Congress assembled in September and approved Declaration of Rights and Grievances; Continental Association formed to enforce boycotts
    1775 Lexington and Concord; Second Continental Congress convened; drafted the Olive Branch Petition; Patrick Henry’s “Give me Liberty or give me Death”; Minutemen and Redcoats clash at Lexington and Concord
    1776 Paine’s Common Sense Published; Second Continental Congress accepted the Declaration of Independence
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