1700-1800

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    The Yamasee War

    The Yamasee War was between American Natives and the British who they resented for taking their land. In the end, the British colonists in South Carolina won.
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    The French and Indian War

    This war took place between the British and the French who were allied with American natives.
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    Pontiac's War

    The Natives were irritated with the British victory of the French and Indian war, therefore they rebelled under an Indian chief named Pontiac. The rebellion ended with a compromise on both sides.
  • The Royal Proclamation

    King George issued a proclamation that stated that settlers could not settle west of the Appalachian Mountains. This was issued in order to protect the rights of the Natives.
  • The Sugar Act

    The British passed this to enforce the taxes they had already put on the colonists. This caused more resentment to build up in the colonists.
  • The Stamp Act

    In order to raise more money from the colonists, the British issued the Stamp Act which was simply put a new taxation on the colonists, this also caused the colonists to have more resentment.
  • The Townshend Acts

    In another attempt to further tax the colonists, the British passed new taxes known as the Townshend Acts on multiple items, this caused much unrest and anger towards the British.
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    British soldiers were sent to Boston after all the negative reaction to the Townshend Acts, later on, the Massacre occurred when soldiers were being harassed by civilians, the soldiers opened fire and killed 3 individuals.
  • The Tea Act

    The British passed this in order to monopolize tea and end the smuggling problem in the colonies. This was a cause that led to the Boston Tea Party.
  • The Boston Tea Party

    The Boston Tea Party
    As a part of the colonists' protests against all the new taxation, they boarded British ships and dumped the tea chests into the Boston harbor.
  • Intolerable Acts

     Intolerable Acts
    The British issued this to punish the colonists after the Boston Tea Party, these acts did many things such as close off the Boston port.
  • First Continental Congress

    First Continental Congress
    The First Continental Congress met to discuss the Intolerable Acts and America's response.
  • Battles of Lexington and Concord

    When the British tried to destroy Militia supplies, the United States met them and the first shots of the Revolutionary War were shot.
  • Second Continental Congress

    Second Continental Congress
    The colonists met once again, except this time to discuss the Revolutionary War.
  • Battle of Bunker Hill

    Battle of Bunker Hill
    The British won a costly battle here, they lost 1,000 soldiers.
  • Declaration of Independence

    The Declaration of Independence was signed, this became one of the most important documents in all of history.
  • Battle of Saratoga

    This battle actually had a second stage which took place on Oct 7th, America won this battle.
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    Siege of Yorktown

    This was the deciding event in the Revolutionary War, which ended with a British surrender.
  • Treaty of Paris

     Treaty of Paris
    This treaty caused Britain to recognize America's independence, the war was officially over.
  • Constitution of the United States

    Constitution of the United States
    The groundwork for the American government was laid at the Constitutional Convention
  • Washington becomes President

    Washington becomes President
    On this day George Washington swore his oath as President of the United States.
  • Bill of Rights

    The Bill of Rights or the 10 Amendments, which set the stage for individuals' rights as Americans were issued on this day.
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    The White House

    President Adams was the first President to reside in the White House.
  • Whiskey Rebellion

    The Whiskey Rebellion ended at this time, the rebellion was a protest against the tax on whiskey in America, ultimately the tax was repealed.
  • John Adams becomes President

    John Adams becomes President
    Washington's Vice President took center stage on this date.