• Cary's Rebellion

    Cary's Rebellion
    Conflict arises between Quakers and Church of England in the Carolina Province. Thomas Cary leads a rebellion against being governed by a member of The Church of England. The rebellion fails and Quakers are left out of political matters.
  • Tuscarora War

    Tuscarora War
    North Carolina settlement has conflict with Tuscarora Indians. The Tuscarora attack settlers; this leads to the Tuscarora War.
  • Engine

    Engine is invented by the English.
  • New York Slave Rebellion

    New York Slave Rebellion
    A slave rebellion happens in New York and results in 18 deaths.
  • The Enlightenment

    The Enlightenment
    Intellectual and philosophical movement in Europe.
  • Poor Richard's Almanac

    Poor Richard's Almanac
    Benjamin Franklin first publishes the Poor Richard's Almanac.
  • Georgia Is Founded

    Georgia Is Founded
    The last of the 13 colonies, Georgia, is founded.
  • New York Fires

    New York Fires
    Fires in parts of New York were set by people as a part of a larger plan. Many people are arrested and hung.
  • Ohio Valley

    England and France have both tried to claim Ohio Valley. George Washington and Virginia militia go to Ohio to push the French out. King George II wanted security in his territory, Hanover, and signs a treaty with with a leader of Prussia to keep France from raiding Hanover.
  • French and Indian War

    French and Indian War
    The French and the British had conflict over territory and religion. The war lasted 7 years and ended with The Treaty of Paris.
  • Pontiac War

    Pontiac War
    The British gain territory from The French and Indian War. Tribes are angry with policies by a British General and begin to attack British forts and colonist. This was the Pontiac War. British attempt to infect the tribes with small pox. King George III tries to fix things by forbidding settlers to move past Appalachian Mountains which makes them angry.
  • End Of French And Indian War

    The French and Indian War ends with The Treaty of Paris.
  • Stamp Act

    Stamp Act
    Britain is in debt from The French and Indian War so they start to pass taxes on colonists. The Stamp Act is passed and then repealed after the colonists resist.
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    British soldiers shoot colonists who they think are in a mob.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    A group of colonist disguise themselves as Indians and throw tea into the harbor.
  • First Continental Congress

    First Continental Congress
    King George III punishes colonists for The Boston Tea Party and bans town meetings. The First Continental Congress is held to discuss problems with Britain and write a letter to the king.
  • Battle of Lexington and Concord/Beginning of Revolutionary War

    Battle of Lexington and Concord/Beginning of Revolutionary War
    The First Battle of the Revolutionary War. "The shot heard from around the world." The Revolutionary War was fought against colonists and British. Colonists fought for their independence.
  • Second Continental Congress

    Second Continental Congress
    The Second Continental Congress meets on May 10th to declare their independence from Britain.
  • Bunker Hill Battle

    Bunker Hill Battle
    The British won this battle at Bunker Hill.
  • Battle of Quebec

    Battle of Quebec
    Series of American Victories through waterways in Quebec, Canada.
  • Declaration of Independence

    Declaration of Independence
    The United States Declaration of Independence is signed.
  • Battle of Trenton

    Battle of Trenton
    George Washington's army crosses the Delaware River and wins at the Battle of Trenton.
  • Battle of Saratoga

    Battle of Saratoga
    The British army surrendered and France decided to join the Revolutionary War.
  • Articles of Confederation

    Articles of Confederation
    The Continental Congress adopts the Articles of Confederation as their constitution.
  • France Recognizes U.S. As A Nation

    France Recognizes U.S. As A Nation
    France becomes an ally of the colonies and recognizes the U.S. as a nation. France declares war on Britain.
  • Seige of Charleston

    Because of this battle the war was mostly fought in the North for the next few years.
  • Battle of Yorktown

    The British army surrenders. This battle was virtually the last fight in the Revolutionary War.
  • Britain Recognizes U.S. As A Nation

    Britain finally recognizes the United States as a nation.
  • United States Constitution

    The United States Constitution replaces the Articles of Confederation.
  • George Washington Becomes President

    George Washington Becomes President
    George Washington is sworn in as president and is in this position until March 7, 1797.
  • Bill of Rights

    Bill of Rights
    3/4 of states ratified 10 amendments now known as the Bill of Rights.
  • Johns Adams Becomes President

    Johns Adams Becomes President
    John Adams is sworn in as president and is in this position until March 4, 1801.