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    War of the Spanish Succession
  • 1703

    St. Petersburg is founded by Peter the Great
  • 1732

    Benjamin Franklin begins publishing Poor Richard's Almanac.
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    French and Indian war begins and ends, with the British winning, but deep in debt.
  • 1765

    British enact the Stamp Act on the colonists.
  • 1770

    Boston Massacre, with 5 colonists being killed by British Soldiers.
  • 1773

    Boston Tea Party.
  • 1775

    Battles at Lexington and Concord, marking the beginning of the Revolutionary War.
  • 1776

    The Declaration of Independence is approved by the Continental Congress.
  • 1781

    General Cornwallis surrenders, ending the fighting of the Revolutionary War.
  • 1783

    Treaty of Paris ends Revolutionary War.
  • 1787

    Constitution of the United States is signed
  • 1789

    George Washington unanimously voted President of the United States by the Electoral College.
  • 1793

    Eli Whitney invents the cotton gin.