1700-1800 By Kathrynsmith 1705 Comprehensive Slave Codes House of Burgesses using laws to protect the interest of slave owners. 1711 "Early Peity" A collection of sermons 1712 Steam Engine Patented Thomas Newcomen 1715 Yamasee War Between British colinists and Native Americans. 1726 William Parks First printing shop in Annapolis. Started Chesapeakes stable local trade in printing and books. 1737 The Walking Purchase of 1737 A mix of a colonists desire for cheap land and the ever changing relationship between Pennsylvanians and their Native Neighbors. 1739 Stono Rebellion Slave uprising against white people, attempted escape towards Spanish Flordia. 1739 Rev. George Whitefield Started travelling the colonies as a preacher of Calvinist views. 1740 Killing a rebellious enslaved person was legalized 1751 Currency Acts of 1751 Restricted the use of paper money. 1752 Lightning Rod Benjamin Franklin 1754 Start of the Seven Years' War Also known as French and Indian War. France and Great Britain fueding over their respective American colonies. 1756 Seven Year's War started in Europe Fredrick II or Prussia invaded Saxony. 1757 Fort William Henry French attacked and burned this British outpost. 1758 Quakers and Slavery Quakers disowned members who engaged in slave trade. 1758 Fort Carillon(Ticonderoga) French thwarted General Abercrombie's attack on this outpost. 1760 French and Indian war ended in America British capture of Montreal. 1760 British Captured Quebec 1763 End of Seven Years' War 1763 Currency Acts of 1763 Again restricted use of paper money. 1763 Treaty of Paris Officially ended the American Revolution. 1763 Treaty of Hubertusburg Offically ended the Seven Years' War and Third Silesian War. 1763 Pontiac's War Attemted take over of Fort Detroit resulting in a six-month seige of the British fort. 1763 Royal Proclamation of 1763 Marked boundaries between British colonies and Native American held land. 1764 Sugar Act Levied taxes on sugar for colonists. 1764 Spinning Jenny James Hargreaves 1765 Stamp Act Congress of 1765 Brought colonials together against taxes imposed by Parliment. 1765 Stamp Act of 1765 Imposed a tax on printed materials. May 30, 1765 Virgina Resolves Passed by the House of Burgesses, these are of the most famous anti-Stamp Act resolutions. 1766 End of Pontiac's War Pontiac and William Johnson settled for peace at Fort Ontario. 1766 Stamp Act Repealed Due to violence, boycotts, and violence, Great Britain repealed the Stamp Act. 1767 Townsend Acts Named after Charles Townsend, these were a series of duties or 4 different taxes on china, glass, tea, lead, paint, and paper. 1770 Townsend Acts Repealed All except the duty on tea. Mar 5, 1770 Boston Massacre Started with colonists gathering around the Custom House and ended with five dead Bostonians. 1773 Regulation Act Parliment put the East India Company under government control. 1773 The Tea Act Tea taxes had to be paid when tea was unloaded from ship. Dec 16, 1773 Boston Tea Party Colonists and the "Sons of Liberties" threw a large amount of tea into the harbor. Sep 5, 1774 The First Continential Congress First convened and started the "Declaration of Rights and Grievances." 1775 American Revolution America fought for freedom form England. 1775 Battle of Bunker Hill Attempts to dislodge colonists from Breed's Hill. They eventually took the hill, but only after suffering several casualties. 1775 Dunmore’s Proclamation of 1775 In Virginia, allowed enslaved people to escape and join the British Army. May 19, 1775 Lexington and Concord The British had seized Lexington and Concord. Aug 13, 1775 Proclamation for Suppressing Rebellion and Sedition. Dismissed colonists petitions. The King believed colonists were being misled. May 10, 1776 Congress Voted on Resolution Precurser to Declaration of Independence calling states to withdraw from royal officials. Jul 4, 1776 Declaration of Independence Congress approved the document, but the Americans still had to win the war. 1777 Battle of Saratoga Continential Army defeated Burgoyene after he was deserted by General Howe. Turning point in war for colonists. Feb 6, 1778 Treaty of Amity and Commerce Turned America's rebellion into a global war. Jul 4, 1778 "grand federal procession" Philadelphian's procession in honor of the new constitution. 1779 Constitutional Convention in Cambridge 1780 Bi-focal Glasses Benjamin Franklin 1781 Ratified the Articles of Confederation by the Continential Congress. 1783 Enslaved Freedom Thousands of enslaved people escaped with the retreating British Army. 1783 Hot Air Ballon Invented by Joseph Michel Montgolfier and Jacques Etienne Montgolfier Sep 3, 1783 American Revolution Offically came to an end. 1785 Power Loom Invented by Edmund Cartwright. 1785 Start of Northwestern Indian Wars Between the U.S. and the Western Confederacy for control of the Northwest Teriitory. 1786 Steamboat Invented by John Fitch 1786 Start of Shay's Rebellion Ended in 1787, uprising of farmers in debt. 1787 Benjamin Lincoln Reopened the courts by arresting more than 1000 Shaysites involved in Shay's Rebellion. 1787 "dirty compromise" Between New England and the Deep South that allowed slavery as long as the Deep South agrred to New Englands terms. 1787 Constitutional Convention of 1787 No official government religion. Jul 2, 1788 Ratified Constitution All though debates were not over, Congress announced that most states had put this new constitution into effect. Mar 4, 1789 U.S. Constitution The supreme law of the United States, written as a basis for American government. May 30, 1789 George Washington Started his first term as President. 1791 Ten Amendments Were added to the U.S. Consitution. 1791 Bank of the United States Congress approved 21 year charter. 1791 Start of Whiskey Rebellion Protest against taxes in the U.S. that ended in violence. 1794 David Bradford He led around 7000 men to rob from the U.S. Mail and then gathered outside of Pittsburg. 1794 Jay's Treaty Signed a "treaty of amity, commerce, and navigation” with the British requiring them to abandon their military outposts in the Northwest. 1794 Cotton Gin Patented by Eli Whitney 1794 End of Whiskey Rebellion Sep 19, 1794 Washington Shut Down the Whiskey Rebellion Being the only sitting President to led troops in the field, he shut down the Rebel farmers and then handed it over to Henry Lee. 1796 Washington's Farewell Address Speech at the end of his presidency. 1796 Small Pox Vaccine Invented by Edward Jenner 1797 John Adams Started term as Second U.S. President. 1798 The Alien Act "Allowed the federal government to deport foreign nationals, or “aliens,” who seemed to pose a national security threat." 1798 Sedition Act Prosocute those speaking against the government. 1798 Quasi-War Ended in 1800 Undeclared Naval war between France and the U.S. most of which took place in the Atlantic. 1799 Fries's Rebellion Ended in 1800 A tax revolt among the Pennsylvania Dutch farmers. The third tax revolt after Shay's and Whiskey Rebellions.