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  • British government passed a tax law called the Stamp Act.

    British government passed  a tax law called the Stamp Act.
  • New taxes on other goods were passed so that Britain could collect more money from the colonists.

    New taxes on other goods were passed so that Britain could collect more money from the colonists.
  • A group of colonists showed their displeasure by throwing hundreds of chests of tea from a British ship into the Boston Harbor.

    A group of colonists showed their displeasure by throwing hundreds of chests of tea from a British ship into the Boston Harbor.
  • Colonial leaders met in Philadelphia,Pennsylvania, in a gathering they called the First Continental Congress.

    Colonial leaders met in Philadelphia,Pennsylvania, in a gathering they called the First Continental Congress.
  • 700 British soldiers marched into Lexington,Massachusetts.

    700 British soldiers marched into Lexington,Massachusetts.
  • Leaders met again for the Second Continental Congress.

    Leaders met again for the Second Continental Congress.
  • The Congress decided the colonies should become free and independent states.

    The Congress decided the colonies should become free and independent states.
  • John Adams starts his trip to France as a young boy.

    John Adams starts his trip to France as a young boy.
  • American and British leaders signed an agreement called the Treaty of Paris.

    American and British leaders signed an agreement called the Treaty of Paris.
  • Leaders met again in Philadelphia in what is known to day as the Constitutional Convention.

    Leaders met again in Philadelphia in what is known to day as the Constitutional Convention.
  • Leaders signed the United States Constitution.

    Leaders signed the United States Constitution.
  • The first ten amendments added to the Constitution in 1791 became known as the Bill of Rights.

    The first ten amendments added to the Constitution in 1791 became known as the Bill of Rights.
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