Events Leading Up to the Declaration of Independence
1. 1760 October 26, George III becomes king.
2. 1764 April 5, Parliament passes the Sugar Act, which raises taxes on items shipped to the colonies on sugar, wine, coffee, dyes and cloth.
3. 1764 April 19, Parliament passes the Currency Act, prohibiting the colonies from issuing paper money. Because silver and gold can not be imported into the colonies, it becomes difficult to conduct business.
1765 March 22, the Stamp Act imposes tax on paper goods, playing cards, newspapers, books,...
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