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    Events in the United States Between 1700-1800

  • Virginia Slave Code Passed

    Virginia Slave Code Passed
    in 1705 the Virginia General Assembly passed a code that would impose harsh punishments for slaves who acted out of line or against their owner. Just the mere act of stealing a slave could receive sixty lashes or have his ears cut off. Slave owners could enact these harsh punishments without punishment because they did not have to bring the case before a court or jury.
  • Yamasee War

    Yamasee War
    The Yamasee War was caused by a group of southern Indians that attacked and killed British settlers in South Carolina. As a result of the war, seven percent of whites were killed across South Carolina.
  • The First Great Awakening

    The First Great Awakening
    The First Great Awakening was the start of a great revival. Johnathan Edwards, considered by many to be a religious leader, believed that the Church of England was concerning themselves with worldly matters. As a result of this, a minister George Whitefield, began a revival, which eventually led to a split of Awakening or New light.
  • King George's War

    King George's War
    England and France were involved in King George's war from 1744-1748. This was a small part of the Austrian Succession. This being fought in the New World set it apart than other wars. It's major factor was trade on the St. Lawrence River. Which affected both sides.
  • French and Indian War

    French and Indian War
    The French and Indian War was a conflict between Britain and France. The conflict arose because of territorial tensions. The War ended with the Treaty of Paris in 1763. Great Britain gained a large quantity of land from France as a result of the war.
  • Pontiac's Rebellion

    Pontiac's Rebellion
    Pontiac's Rebellion was an armed conflict following the Seven's Year War caused by conflicts with the British policies. The war began when Native American's attacked British settlements. The War ended with the modification of policies.
  • The Royal Proclamation

    The Royal Proclamation
    The royal proclamation set rules and regulations for European settlement. It was issued by King George the Third
  • Treaty of Paris 1763

    Treaty of Paris 1763
    The Treaty of Paris was a peace treaty that ended the French and Indian War.
  • Stamp Act

    Stamp Act
    The Stamp Act was a direct tax placed on stamps that were required on all forms of papers, playing cards, and documents. This money went to help the British troops during the Seven Years War. Violation of th4e Stamp Act could result in prosecution.
  • American Revolutionary War

    American Revolutionary War
    The American Revolutionary was fought between the colonist and Britain. Colonist sought to win their independence from Britain because of the over taxation and regulations the British enforced on the colonist. The colonist won the war in the surrender of the British at Yorktown in 1783.
  • Battle of Lexington and Concord

    Battle of Lexington and Concord
    This battle started the Revolutionary War. The British army sought to capture Samuel Adams and John Hancock. The British army fought the Minute Men in the first battle of the Revolutionary War.
  • America Wins Independence From Britain.

    America Wins Independence From Britain.
    On July 4, 1776 America won its independence from Britain. Americans issued the Declaration of Independence on this day that declared our freedom from Britain.
  • Shay's Rebellion

    Shay's Rebellion
    Shay's rebellion began at the end of the Revolutionary War, due to a debt crisis, which was a result of the war. George Washington's returned to political life began during this time. The rebellion help to bring to light many of the weaknesses of the Articles of Confederation. Once resolved, the United States emerged a stronger nation.
  • The Invention of the Steamboat

    The Invention of the Steamboat
    The steamboat was invented by John Fitch in 1787. The steamboat revolutionized travel. Farmers could transport their crop both up and down river. It also aided in the colonization further west because it allowed people to travel with their possessions at a quicker pace.
  • Founding of the Constitutional Convention

    Founding of the Constitutional Convention
    The Constitutional Convention was comprised of a delegate that represented every state. The Convention decided on the way America was going to be governed and how it was going to be equally represented.
  • First United States Consttiution

    First United States Consttiution
    The first United States Constitution was the Articles of Confederation. After the Revolutionary War the Constitutional Convention met to revise the articles but instead decided to redesign the articles and developed and wrote the Constitution.
  • George Washington Elected President

    George Washington Elected President
    George Washington was the first elected President in the United States. He was a member of the Independent Party.
  • Whiskey Rebellion

    Whiskey Rebellion
    The Whiskey Rebellion was a protest by farmers against taxes on whiskey that were enacted by the federal government.
  • The Bill of Rights

    The Bill of Rights
    The Bill of Rights lists the first ten amendments of our Constitution. It displays our rights in relation to the government.
  • The Cotton Gin

    The Cotton Gin
    The Cotton Gin was invented by Eli Whitney in 1794. Eli Witney moved to the south in 1792 and when he arrived he saw the need for an easier way to deseed cotton. the cotton gin effected America in many ways. It led to the cotton boom and the expansion of slavery in the south.
  • John Adams Elected President

    John Adams Elected President
    John Adams was elected the second President of the United States in 1797. John Adams was a member of the Federalist Party.