3. 0 Chronology of Major Events in this Period1760 – 1820 – The reign of George III1765 – Stamp Act; Stamp Act Congress Meets in New York; Quartering Act1766 – Stamp Act Repealed by Parliament; Quartering Act. 1767 – Townshend Duties Passed; Dickinson’s Letters From a Farmer in Pennsylvania published. 1768 – British Troops sent to Boston. 1770 – Townshend Duties Repealed; Except for Duty on Tea; Boston Massacre.
1772 – The Gaspee Affair. 1773 – Tea Act Imposed; Boston Tea Party. 1774 – Coercive or Intolerable Acts; Continental Congress Meets in Philadelphia. 1775 – Battles of Lexington and Concord; second continental Congress meets at Philadelphia;George Washington appointed Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army; Battle of Bunker Hill. 1776 – Thomas Paine’s 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 France.1781 – Cornwallis surrenders to Washington at York Town, Virginia.1783 – Treaty of Paris signed with Britain.History EssaysOrder now