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  • First Newspaper

    First Newspaper
    The first regular newspaper was begun by John Campbell. It published its initial edition in Boston, the News-Letter.
  • First Theater

    First Theater
    The first theater in the colonies opened for business in Williamsburg, Virginia,
  • Declaration of war

    Declaration of war
    Declaration of war occurs in Dummer's War after a series of wars earlier in the year between New England colonists and the Wabanaki Confederacy, while being backed by New France.
  • Freedom of the Press

    Freedom of the Press
    The Freedom of the Press did not become recognized until after the trial of John Peter Zenger in New York, he had been accused of libeling the British Government in his Weekly Journal. He was acquitted that day.
  • Trustess Petition Parliment

    Trustess Petition Parliment
    Georgia Trustess petition parliament would overturn the original ban against slavery in Oglethorpe's colony. Would then be lifted two years later.
  • Lightning Rod Invented

    Lightning Rod Invented
    When Benjamin Franklin was flying a kite in a thunderstorm he was able to prove lightening was electricity earlier in the year, then he decided to invent a lightning rod.
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    French and Indian War

    The war began over the issue of whether the supper Ohio River valley was part of the British Empire. The British ended up winning the war. This war was also known as the Seven Years War.
  • Jumonville Glen

    Jumonville Glen
    Washington was going to meet with Seneca chief and made plans to contact the French camp. When arriving at the French camp they did not have a guard guarding the camp, so Washington and his men surrounded the camp. There was a shot fired no one really knows by who, but Washington and his men won the short 15 minute battle.
  • Proclamination of 1763th

    Proclamination of 1763th
    The proclamation was issued in response to a revolt of the Native Americans, By King George III following Great Britain's gaining of the French territory in North America. This proclamation would close colonial expansion westward and making this the first thing to affect the thirteen colonies.
  • Treaty of Paris

    Treaty of Paris
    Treaty of Paris is signed officially ending the French and Indian war. All of the French possessions east of the Mississippi, except New Orleans, are given to the British. All French possessions west of the Mississippi are given to the Spanish. France regains Martinique, Guadeloupe and St. Lucia.
  • The Sugar Act

    The Sugar Act
    The Sugar Act a law that attempted to curb the smuggling of sugar and molasses in the colonies by reducing the previous tax rate and enforcing the collection of duties.
  • Stamp Act

    Stamp Act
    This act would tax all colonist on all paper documents. The colonist did not like this act and thought it was unconstitutional, they resulted in having violent mob to try and scare the stamp collectors.
  • Townshend Act

    Townshend Act
    The act was oriented by Charles Townshend by the English parliament. This act would put a tax on goods imported into the American colonies. This was seen as abuse of power because the colonies had no representation in parliament.
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    The Boston Massacre was a deadly riot that took place on King street in Boston. It started between an American colonist and one British solider, it started as a street brawl but quickly escalated to a bloody slaughter.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    American colonists, angry at Britain for imposing “taxation without representation,” dumped 342 chests of British tea into the harbor. This event was the first major act of resistance to British rule over the American colonist. This showed Great Britain would not continue to take taxation. The Boston Tea Party rallied other patriots from the rest of the colonies to fight for independence.
  • Declaration of Independence

    Declaration of Independence
    The Declaration of Independence was written to give justice for the American colonies for leaving Great Britain. The document was written by Thomas Jefferson, But had input from Benjamin Franklin and John Adams.
  • Battle of Lexington and Concord

    Battle of Lexington and Concord
    The Battle of Lexington and Concord was the first battle of the revolutionary war. British soldiers marched from Boston to Concord, Paul Reeve knew they were coming to he rode around on his horse announcing it to the colonist. The battle took place in Lexington, many people know this battle at "the shot heard around the world." Nobody knows we fired the first shot but that was the shot that started everything.
  • Articles of Confedration

    Articles of Confedration
    The Articles of Confederation was written to be the first constitution.The Articles were created by the chosen representatives of the states in the Second Continental Congress. The Articles had weaknesses though one of them was it gave to much power to the states and not enough to the central government.
  • Constitutional Convention

    Constitutional Convention
    This was when they wrote the United States Constitution that we still refer to today. They would give more power to the central government in hope to serve the economic problems. Many of the delegates that are well known public figures today signed it.
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    George Wahington Presidence

    George Washington became the 1st president of the United States in 1789 and his presidency ended in 1797
  • Bill of Rights

    Bill of Rights
    The Bill of Rights are the first ten commandments to the U.S. Constitution. The importance of these rights were to protect the peoples individual liberties.
  • Whiskey Rebellion

    Whiskey Rebellion
    The whisky Rebellion was the colonist rebelling against the liquor tax. The raised the tax on liquor to get them out of national debt and to prove power of the national government. The distillers resisted the tax by attacking federal revenue officers who attempted to collect it.