Key Historical Events. After British colonization in 1650, the territory was administered as part of the Leeward Islands. From 1825 it became more closely associated with St Kitts and ultimately incorporated in the colony of St Kitts-Nevis-Anguilla. Opposition to this association grew and in 1967 the island seceded unilaterally. Following direct intervention by the UK in 1969 Anguilla became a separate dependency of Britain on 19 Dec. 1980 under the Anguilla Act 1980. A new Constitution came into effect in April 1982.
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