• 1701- War of the Spanish Succession

    This European war was caused from conflicts between the France and Spain of claiming the Spanish throne after the death of King Charles II. It established the principle that dynastic rights were secondary to maintaining the balance of power between countries
  • 1706- Benjamin Franklin

    Benjamin Franklin is born to Josiah Franklin and Abiah Folger,
  • 1710- North and South Carolina

    North and South Carolina were officially divided into separate states. They started to both develop different ideas, north wanting more action from the government. These two colonies remained separate until the Revolutionary War.
  • 1722- The Alamo

    For Texas, The Alamo became a very significant symbol of their resistance to oppression and their fight for independence against the Mexican army. The Battle cry of ''remember the Alamo'' later became a popular line in the Mexican American War.
  • 1739- Stono Rebellion

    The largest and most significant slave rebellion in the British North American colonies. This was unsuccessful, making slavery worse leading up to passing the law called the Negro Act of 1740. This law further restricted slaves, controlling the way they were treated, the way they lived, and how they would earn their money.
  • 1756-1763- The French and Indian War

    The Seven Years War formed the imperial struggle between Britain and France called the Second Hundred Year war. France wanted to expand their land into the Ohio River resulting in conflicts with the British colonies leading Britain to declare War. This marked a turning point in the relationship between America and Great Britain due to new economic laws, decrease in expansion, and limited trade with England.
  • 1773- The Tea Act

    The Tea Act was a law made by Parliament of Great Britain. The law gave the Company the right to directly ship its tea to North America and receive exports of tea from Great Britain. This lowered the taxation of the tea making it more available and affordable.
  • 1786-1787- Shay's Rebellion

    Daniel Shay and his group of protesters made series of attacks on courthouses and other property owned by the government of Massachusetts. The Shay's Rebellion exposed the weakness of the government under the Articles of Confederation and led people like George Washington to call for a change in the federal government.
  • 1783- The Treaty of Paris

    The Treaty of Paris marked the ending of the American Revolution. This granted U.S independence and significant western territory. The Treaty also established peace between Great Britain and the allied nations of Spain, France, and the Netherlands.