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    Seven Years War

    Sometimes known as the first major world conflict, the wat between England and France is the first major war to take place on US soil. Known as the French and Indian war to Americans, this war caused a lot of conflict between England and the colonists because England made the Colonists pay for the war even though they did not start or participate in it.
  • Boston Massacre

    Known as one of the most infamous incidents in American history, British soldiers shot and killed three men, injured eight (two died from those wounds). This incident became heavily publicized by the Patriots in America and lead the Patriots closer to war with England.
  • Boston Tea Party

    The Sons of Liberty went to the Boston port and dumped all of the tea into the harbor as a sign of protest against the taxes imposed on the colonists tea. This is one of the moment looked at as one of the leading incidents that directly correlated with the start of the American Revolution.
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    American Revolutionary War

    The war between England and the American colonists is one of the most known wars in the world, The end of the war marks the freedom of America from England.
  • Battles of Lexington and Concord

    This marks the beginning of the American Revolution with the "shot heard around the world."
  • Declaration of Independence

    The Declaration of Independence was signed and published on July 4, 1776 officially declaring the USA's independence from Britain.
  • Articles of Confederation adopted

    The Articles of Confederation were the colony's first Constitution. The Continental Congress adopted the Articles of Confederation which united all the colonies and helped to layout the system of government.
  • Articles of Confederation ratified

    The Articles of Confederation was ratified by all thirteen colonies, meaning all the colonies agreed to the terms and agreement of the Articles of Confederation. Many colonies believed that the document was flawed; however, they believed that having a flawed agreement was better than having no formal national government.
  • Treaty of Paris

    The Treaty of Paris ended the American Revolutionary War and gave America their freedom from England.
  • The US Constitution

    The US Constitution was written, laying out a foundation for the US to build off of.
  • George Washington first inauguration

    George Washington becomes the first president of the United States. George Washington would go on to set a precedent for all other presidents to follow. That included not being in the role of president for more the two terms of four years.
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    George Washington as President

    George Washington was the president for two terms of four years. This became the standard for every president to follow him. Most of his first term was spent setting up the government of the country.
  • 10 Amendments added to the Constitution

    The first ten Amendments were added to the Constitution. This allowed for there to be changes in the rules that had been set, so that with time and as history changed the rules can still apply to the US. This is an important because the Constitution and its amendments are arguably what has kept the US as strong and stable as it has.
  • John Adams Inaguration

    John Adams is inaugurated as the second president of the United States.