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  • 1763-1769
    • King George encroaches on the independence of the colonies through taxation without representation.
  • 1770-1774
    • Increased tension between the British and the Colonies leads to violence, governmental action and revolutionary prose.
  • 1775
    • The beginning of the War of Independence.
  • 1776-1780
    • The Declaration of Independence and the Articles of Confederation are introduced while major battles are fought in the war.
  • 1781-1782
    • The ratification of the Articles of Confederation and the conclusion of the war.
  • 1783-1786
    • The first few years as a new nation.
  • 1787-1791
    • The meeting of the Constitutional Conventional and the ratification process.