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Sons of Liberty

Sons of Liberty formed in New York for fair representation in Parliament.

First Black Church Founded

The first separate black church in America is founded in South Carolina.

Slaves Unsuccessfully Petition Government

Slaves in Massachusetts unsuccessfully petition the government for their freedom.

Phillis Wheatley is Published

Phillis Wheatley becomes the first published African-American poet when a London publishing company releases a collection of her verse.

The Dying Negro is Published

John Bicknell and Thomas Day publish The Dying Negro. The poem drew public attention to the slave trade.

Tea Act

The Tea Act gave the East India Company a trade monopoly on tea imports to American market.

Boston Tea Party

American protesters dumped tea in Boston Harbour -the Boston Tea Party.

East India Company Regulating Act

Parliament passed Lord North’s East India Company Regulating Act.

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