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What are the most significant events of the American Revolution? Include the events leading up to the American Revolution as well (1775-1785) and the dates in your discussion.

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This solution details the most significant events of the American Revolution (1775-1785), as well as the events leading up to revolution and the dates of each event.

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Let's take a closer look at these interesting events leading up to the American Revolution (175-1783).

American Revolution (1775-1783) Events and Dates

1763 The French and Indian War ends. The British defeat France and acquire the French empire in North America.

1765 Britain passes the Stamp Act to directly tax the colonists. The act requires that revenue stamps be put on all legal documents, deeds, newspapers, pamphlets, dice, and playing cards.

1766 The Stamp Act is repealed. However, a Declaratory Act reiterates Britain's right to pass laws for and levy taxes on the colonies.

1773 During the Boston Tea Party, colonists disguised as Native Americans throw tea from British ships into the ocean to protest the Tea Act (December). The act was passed to allow the British East India Company to sell tea to the colonists, but the tea included a British ...

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