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In History
  • South Sea Company

    In Britain, the joint-stock South Sea Company is founded for the purpose of trading in the South Seas and parts of America.
  • New York slave rebellion

    A slave rebellion in New York results in the death of six whites and the execution of twelve slaves.
  • Yamasee rebellion

    The Yamasee, Carolina’s closest allies and most lucrative trading partners, turned against the colony and nearly destroyed it entirely.
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    Religious revivals

    Preachers such as Jonathan Edwards and James Davenport were huge influences in their church revival. They sent their congregations into violent contusions constantly and made them dance in the street naked because they thought it was God's calling. Eventually, they petered out in the late 1760's.
  • Walking Purchase

    Native Delaware leaders agreed to sell Pennsylvania all of the land that a man could walk in a day and a half. John and Thomas Penn established diplomatic and trade relationships with the French on this ground.
  • Stono Rebellion

    The Stono Rebellion was a slave rebellion that began in the colony of South Carolina. It was the largest slave uprising in the British mainland colonies, with 25 colonists and 35 to 50 Africans killed.
  • George Whitefield

    George Whitefield, an enigmatic, itinerant preacher, travels the colonies preaching Calvinist sermons to huge crowds.
  • Enlightenment and Great Awakening

    Two seemingly conflicting bodies of thought—the Enlightenment and the Great Awakening—began to combine in the colonies and challenge older ideas about authority.
  • Legal Slavery

    Slavery was legal in every North American colony, due to the transatlantic slave institution.
  • Restriction of paper money

    The Currency Acts of 1751 and 1763 were put in place by the Board of Trades to restrict the use of paper money by the colonies
  • Seven Years' War

    War began when British-allied Frederick II of Prussia invaded the neutral state of Saxony. This resulted in a massive coalition of France, Austria, Russia, and Sweden who attacked Prussia and the few German states allied with Prussia.
  • Ending of Seven Years' War

    The Seven Years’ War ended with the peace treaties of Paris and Hubertusburg.
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    Pontiac's War

    The prophet, Neolin, preached that Europeans needed to be expelled from their land. Pontiac, an Ottawa leader, took his words to heart and attacked Fort Detroit with his tribe. Over 400 soldiers were killed in this battle towards British forts and settlements. Ultimately, it ended with a peace treaty between Pontiac and William Johnson.
  • Sugar Act

    Parliament passed the sugar act that levied taxes on sugar, paper, lead, glass, and tea, products that contributed to colonists’ sense of gentility.
  • Stamp Act Congress

    This Congress brought colonial leaders together to fight taxes imposed by Parliament
  • Stamp Act repealed

    In February, the Stamp Act gets repealed by Parliament due to pressure from the colonies.
  • Philadelphia printing

    Massachusetts was the prime hub of printing until Philadelphia overtook Boston with the arrival of Benjamin Franklin
  • Boston Massacre

    The Boston Massacre was a street fight that occurred between a "patriot" mob, throwing snowballs, stones, and sticks, and a squad of British soldiers. Several colonists were killed and this led to a campaign by speech-writers to rouse the ire of the citizenry.
  • Boston Tea Party

    At Griffin's Wharf in Boston, Massachusetts, American colonists, frustrated and angry at Britain for imposing “taxation without representation,” dumped 342 chests of tea, imported by the British East India Company into the harbor.
  • Battle of Lexington

    The Battles of Lexington and Concord, fought on April 19, 1775, kicked off the American Revolutionary War
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    American Revolution

    The Revolutionary War began in on April 19, 1775 with the battles of Lexington and Concord. The conflict lasted a total of seven years, with the major American victory at Yorktown, Virginia in 1781 marking the end of hostilities.
  • Declaration of Independence

    In 1776, the Declaration was signed by congress.