Read a brief overview of the historical period, or longer summaries of major events.
- Brief Overview
- The Colonies and Mother Country at the Close of the French and Indian War
- The British on the Frontier
- The Writs of Assistance
- The Sugar Act
- The Stamp Act
- Colonial Opposition to the Stamp Act
- Further Impositions: The Quartering Act and the Townshend Duties
- Reaction to the Townshend Duties
- Customs Racketeering and the Repeal of the Townshend Duties
- To the Brink: The Boston Massacre and the Committees of Correspondence
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