• Yamasee War

    The Yamasee tribe attacked numerous settlements in the South and killed a large number of colonists
  • Yamasee War Ends

    Relations with Carolina and Native Americans returned to normal and trading resumed
  • Walking Purchase of 1737

    Delaware sold Pennsylvania much more land than anticipated causing many to move west
  • Slavery legal in every North American colony

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    Seven Years' War

    Conflict between Britain and France with Britain ending victorious
  • George III is crowned king in England

  • Sugar Act of 1764

    Parliament levied taxes on the colonists on sugar
  • Currency Act of 1764

    Parliament restricted colonies from producing paper money
  • Stamp Act Congress of 1765

    Colonial leaders joined together against taxes imposed by the British
  • Stamp Act of 1765

    Imposed a duty on many documents including newspapers, pamphlets, diplomas, and legal documents
  • Virginia Resolves

    Declared that the colonists were entitled to all rights possessed by people of Great Britain
  • Sons of Liberty

    Groups of colonists formed in most colonies to direct and organize resistance
  • Townshend Acts

    Added new duties to commons items like lead, glass, paint, and tea
  • Boston Massacre

    British soldiers kill five Bostonians
  • Tea Act

    Imposed a duty when ships unloaded
  • Boston Tea Party

    Colonists dump 342 chests of tea into the Boston Harbor
  • First Continental Congress Convened

    Delegates from every colony but Georgia issue a number of documents that they should have the same right as native Britons
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    Revolutionary War

    Skirmishes between colonists and British troops led to full-scale war for independence
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    Washington as Commander in Chief

    Unanimously elected by Congress as Commander in Chief of the new Continental Army
  • The "shot heard round the world"

    British troops and town militia met at the Lexington Green where a single shot started the battle leading all the way to Boston
  • Common Sense published

  • Declaration of Independence

    Congress approved on July 4, 1776 declaring independence
  • Washington Crosses the Deleware

    On Christmas night, Washington leads his men across the Delaware River in an attempt to surprise the British
  • Articles of Confereration

    Ratified by the Continental Congress
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    Shays' Rebellion

    Armed men led by Daniel Shays blockaded courthouses to keep judges from issuing foreclosures on farmers
  • Constitution of the United States

    Established America's federal government and laws and guaranteed certain rights to its citizens
  • Constitution Ratified

    majority of states ratified the Constitution thus making it effective
  • President George Washington

    Washington takes the oath of office in New York
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    French Revolution

    Socio and economic inequality along with economic depression and high unemployment led to the an revolution and execution of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette
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    Haitian Revolution

    Successful slave revolt against French colonial rule in the West Indies
  • Whiskey Rebellion

    Protest by farmers and distillers in Pennsylvania of a whiskey tax
  • Jay's Treaty

    John Jay negotiated for America to remain neutral in the British/French conflict
  • Eli Whitney Cotton Gin

    Made it easier to produce cotton
  • Washington's Farewell Address

    Washington wrote a 32-page address to the American people
  • Second President Elected

    John Adams elected