1700-1800 Major Events

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    The Great Awakening

    The Great Awakening was a religious revival that affected the English Colonies. It started when the Enlightenment movement started taking over the colonies, so then there were preachers that started to preach from town to town to renew their dedication to religion.
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    The Drummer's War

    It was a series of battles between British settlers and the Wabanaki Confederacy. The war took place in Nova Scotia, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts. The reason for this war was because they both wanted ownership of these regions.
  • Stono River Rebellion

    Stono River Rebellion
    It was a slave uprising near the Stono River, which was 20 miles away from Charleston, South Carolina. About 20 African slaves raided a store near the river, they took guns and weapons, and killed two shopkeepers. The white community went out to find them, they killed half of them and the rest escaped. Although eventually they were captured and killed.
  • The Boston Tea Party

    The Boston Tea Party
    It was a political protest that happened in Boston, Massachusetts. The colonist were angry at the British government for "taxation without representation". The Sons of Liberty took action by dressing up as Indians, and then dumping 342 chests of tea into the ocean.
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    The Revolutionary War

    It was was when tensions grew between the American colonies and Great Britain. The French joined the side of the colonies. The war was won by the colonies when the British surrendered at the Yorktown, Virginia.
  • The Great Fire of New York

    The Great Fire of New York
    The fire took place British Army took control of New York during the Revolutionary War. The fire destroyed about 25% of the city and the rest was ransacked.
  • The American Constitution

    The American Constitution
    It is the supreme law of the United States, and it was originally comprised of seven articles. It was created September 17, 1787, and was ratified June 21, 1788.
  • The Cotton Gin

    The Cotton Gin
    It is a machine that quickly and easily separates cotton fibers from the seeds, making the it significantly quicker rather than manual separation. It was invented by Eli Whitney.