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LETU U.S. History 1700-1800

  • Slave Code

    Slave Code
    The first slave code is introduced by The House Burgesses. It highlights the severe differences between free men and slaves.
  • The Stono Rebellion

    Around 80 slaves marched in rebellion. They violently burned down plantations, and attacked white settlers. Around 20 settlers where killed. The rebel group was defeated by militia, who either enslaved them again or executed them.
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    French Indian War

    The French Indian War was a massive war between the British Military and the Colonial Army vs the French Army and the indian tribes who supported the French. Influence, land , power, and territory where all key things that where fought for in this war. When the War ended with the Treaty of Paris. The Successful British Empire demanded that the colonist pay for the war in the form of high taxes. This would eventually lead to a bloody revolution.
  • Pontiac's War

    Pontiac's War
    The Native Pontiac lead the Indians in an attack against the colonists. 400 colonial troops where killed and 2000 colonists where killed. Yet once again the rebellion was put to an end.
  • The Sugar Act

    The Sugar Act
    The Sugar Act was the first of new Acts placed by the British on the colonies that put high taxes on everyday goods. In this case that resource was sugar.
  • The Boston Tea Party

    The Boston Tea Party
    In response to Britain's latest Act, the Tea Act. "The Sons of Liberty" a group who hated King George disguised themselves as Native Americans. They stormed the Boston Harbor at night and dumped an estimated 432 chests of tea into the ocean. This was the first major act of rebellion by the American colonists.
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    The American Revolutionary War

    Sick of abuse, unfair taxes, laws and judgement. The colonies in America rebelled against the British Empire. Heroes where born and enemies conquered. Many men died and the war was long. However with the late assistance of the French near the end of the war the Americans defeated the British at Yorktown ending the war and creating The United States Of America.
  • The Decleration of Independence

    Congress passed the Declaration of Independence on July, 4th 1776. On this day in history America declared itself to be a free and independent nation. That would not be ruled by the British Empire.
  • The Constitutional Convention

    The Constitutional Convention
    Delegates from 12 of the 13 now free states gathered and held a meeting with the intentions to revise the Articles of Confederation. They mainly addressed the problem of the government's inability to levy taxes.
  • George Washington Wins!

    George Washington wins the presidential election becoming the first President of the United States of America.
  • Bill of Rights

    Ten Amendments are added to the Constitution. These amendments are known as the Bill of Rights and are important to the rights of the American people.