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In History
  • Yale College

    Yale College is founded in Connecticut; named originally as the Collegiate school at Saybrook.
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    Queen Anne's War

    Known as the third Indian war. Was a war for control of America between French, Spanish and English colonists.
  • The News-Letter

    The first issue of the News-Letter, the first regular newspaper, is printed in Boston.
  • Virginia Slave Codes of 1705

    The Virginia Slave Codes of 1705 are passed by the House of Burgesses consolidating slavery.
  • Port of Baltimore

    Founded by British colonists for Tabacco trade.
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    Tuscarora War

    A war between the Tuscarora people and the colonists of North Carolina each with their respective allies.
  • New York Slave Revolt of 1712

    23 Slaves revolt in New York City
  • Peace of Utrecht

    A Series of peace treaties that brought an end to Queen Anne's War.
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    Yamasee War

    A war between South Carolina Colonists and the Yamasee as well as other allied indigenous people.
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    Three Years War

    A series of battles that took place between the England colonies and the Wabanaki Confederacy with French allies.
  • Baltimore City

    Founded by the British colonists at what was the Port of Baltimore.
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    First Great Awakening

    A series of Christian revivals that took place across the colonies.
  • Province of Georgia

    The Province of Georgia is founded by General James Oglethorpe for Great Britain
  • Stono Rebellion

    A slave rebellion that took place in South Carolina.
  • Negro Act of 1740

    The comprehensive Negro Act of 1740 was passed in South Carolina in response to the Stono Rebellion.
  • Naturalization Act 1740

    The Naturalization Act 1740 is passed to allow protestant colonists to become British after meeting set conditions.
  • The Conspiracy of 1741

    A plot by slaves and poor white men to raze New York City to the Ground
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    King George's War

    A war between France And England in North America.
  • Siege of Louisbourg

    The New England Collonies with Britians help took Louisbourg.
  • Treaty of Aix-la-Chapelle

    Brought an end to King George's War and restored Louisbourg to France.
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    The French and Indian War

    A war between the colonies of France against the colonies of England each with their indigenous allies.
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    the Albany Convention of 1754

    Meeting of the representative of the 13 colonies to discuss issues with Indians and the french.
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    Siege of Fort William Henry

    The French took Fort William Henry
  • Siege of Louisbourg

    A pivotal point in the Seven Years War where the British gain control of Louisbourg.
  • Battle of Fort Duquesne

    Resulted in a British Victory at Fort Duquesne
  • Battle of the Plains of Abraham

    Britain took Quebec from the French.
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    Pontiac's Rebellion

    The war between a group of American Indians led by Pontiac and the colonies.
  • Treaty of Paris

    Brought an end to the French and Indian War.
  • The Royal Proclamation of 1763

    Issued by King Gorge. It forbade settlements west of the Appalachian Mountains.
  • The Sugar Act 1764

    The Parliament of Great Britain passed this act to raise funds after the French Indian War.
  • The Currency Act

    Parliament of Great Britain passed this act also to raise funds by regulating paper currency in the colonies.
  • The Stamp Act of 1765

    A parliament passed act that directly taxed the colonies requiring printed material to be stamped and duty paid.
  • Quartering Acts

    Passed by Britain to force colonies to house British soldiers.
  • The Virginia Resolves

    A Series of resolutions passed by the Virginia House of Burgesses in response to what they believed as an unjust act, the Stamp Act.
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    Stamp Act Congress

    A meeting of colonial representatives to protest the taxation without representation.
  • Declaration of Rights and Grievances

    adopted in the Stamp Act Congress
  • Stamp Act is repealed

  • the Declaratory Act

    The Parliament passed act stating the parliament's power was the same in the colonies as it was in Britain.
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    Townshend Acts

    A series of acts passed by the British parliament
  • Battle of Golden Hill

    A clash between the Sons of Liberty and the British in New York City.
  • Boston Massacre

    British soldiers shot and killed several people in a mob in Boston.
  • Committees of correspondence

    Samual Adams organizes the Committees of correspondence
  • The Tea Act

    The Tea Act 1773 passed by parliament to help the British East India Company get rid of its surplus of tea.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Protest by the Sons of Liberty to the Tea Act taking place in Boston.
  • The Intolerable Acts

    A series of Acts passed by parliament to punish Massachusetts for the Boston Tea Party.
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    First Continental Congress

    A meeting of 12 of the 13 colonies representatives to discuss how to respond to Britain.
  • Petition to the King

    A petition sent from the First Continental Congress to the king to repeal the intolerable acts.
  • Continental Marines

    the Continental Marines are established by the Second Continental Congress
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    American Revolution

  • The Battles of Lexington and Concord

    First military engagement of the Revolutionary War
  • The Siege of Fort Ticonderoga

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    Second Continental Congress

    Meeting of representatives from the 13 colonies, function as the national goverment.
  • Battle of Bunker Hill

  • Washington takes command of Army

  • eclaration of the Causes and Necessity of Taking Up Arms

    Created by the Second Continental Congress to explain why the colonies had to take up arms.
  • Continental Army

    The Continental Army is formed
  • Olive Branch Petition

    The final attempt by the Second Continental Congress to avoid war with Great Britan
  • New Hampshire ratifies the first state constitution

  • The Lee Resolution

    A Formal assertion of Independence by the Secon Continental Congress
  • United States Declaration of Independence

    The formal declaration adopted by the Second Continental Congress
  • Battle of Long Island

    American defeated by the British
  • The Battle of Trenton

    A pivotal battle in the revolution where George Washington's crosses the Delaware River.
  • The Battle of Princeton

    A small victory for the Colonials
  • Constitution of Vermont

    Vermont declares itself an independent country and drafts this constitution.
  • Battle of Brandywine

    British victory, the longest single-day battle of this war
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    Battles of Saratoga

    Two battles take place and give a decisive victory to America. Also gained America the French as an ally.
  • Treaty of Amity and Commerce & Treaty of Alliance

    Two treaties signed by France and America. France recognizes America's independence and forms and alliance.
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    Siege of Charleston

    A major engagement between British and America resulting in a British victory.
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    Battle of Yorktown

    British Surrender
  • Bank of North America

    The first Bank of America is Charted by Congress
  • Treaty of Paris

    The Treaty of Paris is sined, ending the Revolutionary war.
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    Shays' Rebellion

    an armed rebellion in Western Massachusetts against the government collecting taxes in the debt crisis.
  • Consitution Ratification

    Delaware, Pennsylvania and New Jersey ratify the Constitution
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    Constitutional Convention

  • Constitution Ratification part 2

    Georgia, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maryland, South Carolina, New Hampshire, Virginia and New York ratify the Constitution
  • The U.S Constitution is Ratified

  • 1st United States Congress

    The 1st United States Congress begins
  • First President

    George Washington is inaugurated as the first president
  • Tariff of 1789

    The first major piece of legislation passed after the constitution is ratified.
  • Judiciary Act of 1789

    Established the federal judiciary of the United States
  • 12 amendments to Constitution

    Congress approves twelve articles of amendment to the Constitution
  • Constitution Ratification part 3

    North Carolina ratifies the constitution
  • Second Great Awakening

    The Second Great Awakening begins in the United States, set about social reform.
  • Bill of Rights

    Bill of Rights is Rattified
  • Jay Treaty

    Signed by America and Britain to avoid war and fix issues that were not resolved in the Treaty of Paris of 1783
  • Second President

    John Adams is elected the second president of the US