I can summarize the social, political and economic factors that drove the American colonies to independence.
“Salutary Neglect,” Benjamin Franklin, Albany Plan of Union, French & Indian War, Treaty of Paris of 1763, Pontiac’s Rebellion, Paxton Boys, King George III, George Grenville, Proclamation of 1763, Sugar Act, Virtual Representation, Stamp Act, Virginia Resolves, Patrick Henry, Sons of Liberty, Stamp Act Congress, Declaratory Act, Quartering Act, Townshend Acts, Writs of Assistance, John Dickinson, “Letters from a Farmer in Pennsylvania,” Massachusetts Circular Letter, Boston Massacre, Paul Revere, John Adams, Gaspée Incident, Committees of Correspondence, Samuel Adams, Tea Act, British East India Company, Boston Tea Party, Coercive (Intolerable) Acts, Quebec Act, First Continental Congress, Conciliatory Resolution, Minutemen, Battles of Lexington and Concord, General Gage
History, although sometimes made up of the few acts of the great, is more often shaped by the many acts of the small.
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