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Kaminski, John P.; Saladino, Gaspare J.; Leffler, Richard; Schoenleber, Charles H. (ed.) / Ratification of the Constitution by the states: Massachusetts (2)
(1998)

Massachusetts chronology, 1773-1790,   pp. xxxv-xxxviii


Page xxxv

Massachusetts Chronology, 1773-1790
16 December
19 January
March-June
13 May
17 June
7 October-
10 December
5 December
1 February-29 May
6 February
31 May-19 July
9 June
20 June
19 July
7 June
2 July
4 July
17 June-6 March 1778
15 November
5 March
10 March
23 June
1773
Boston Tea Party.
1774
News of Boston Tea Party reaches London.
Parliament passes Intolerable Acts.
General Thomas Gage arrives in Boston as royal governor.
General Court elects five delegates to First Continental
Congress.
First Provincial Congress of Massachusetts.
Provincial Congress elects five delegates to First Continental
Congress.
1775
Second Provincial Congress of Massachusetts.
Provincial Congress elects five delegates to Second
Continental Congress.
Third Provincial Congress of Massachusetts.
Second Continental Congress recommends that people of
Massachusetts revert to Charter of 1691.
Provincial Congress acts to dissolve itself and calls for
election of house of representatives.
General Court meets.
1776
Motion in Continental Congress for independence.
Congress declares the colonies independent.
Congress adopts Declaration of Independence.
1777
Massachusetts legislature transforms itself into a
constitutional convention.
Congress adopts Articles of Confederation and sends them
to states for their approval.
1778
Proposed state constitution submitted to freemen (not
approved).
General Court instructs delegates to Continental Congress
to sign Articles of Confederation with recommended
amendments.
Continental Congress rejects Massachusetts amendments to
Articles of Confederation.
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