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Colonial America 1700-1800

  • Yale University

    Yale University
    Yale University was founded in New Haven, Connecticut
  • New Jersey Colonies

    New Jersey Colonies
    The royal colony established by Queen Anne- she combined the American provinces of East New Jersey and West New Jersey
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    Queen Anne's War

    Queen Anne's War began when European powers were fighting for control of the throne which spread to America
  • Slave Code

    Slave Code
    Virginia Slave Code passed in the House of Burgesses
  • Benajamin Franklin

    Benajamin Franklin
    Franklin was born and became one of our greatest Founding Father
  • Slave Revolt

    Slave Revolt
    Angry slaves in New York rioted ending with six suicides and twenty-one executions
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    The Yamasee War

    The was a fight between the British and Indians. This war took place because the Indians were resentful of the British taking over their land.
  • First Theater

    The first theater opened in Williamsburg, Virginia
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    Great Migration

    Scott-Irish flooded America's boards for 58 years
  • San Antonio

    San Antonio
    Spanish founded San Antonio, Texas
  • New Orleans

    New Orleans
    The French people founded New Orleans, Lousiana
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    The Great Awakening

    A revival in America that lasted decades
  • North Carolina

    North Carolina
    North Carolina becomes a royal colony
  • George Washington

    George Washington
    The birth of George Washington
  • Poor Richard's Almanac

    Poor Richard's Almanac
    Poor Richard's Almanac is published by Benjamin Franklins, and it sold over 10,000 copies every year.
  • Georgia Ban on Slavery

    Georgia Ban on Slavery
    In the House of Commons, the English Parliament agreed with James Oglethorpe to make the ban on slavery that lasted sixteen years in Georgia.
  • George Whitefield

    George Whitefield
    George Whitefield came to America. He was one of the most revered preachers in the Great Awakening.
  • Jonathan Edwards

    Jonathan Edwards
    Famous Great Awakening revivalist preached his famous sermon "Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God"
  • Britain Passes Iron Act

    The British Parliament passed the Iron Act which infuriated the colonists
  • Invention of Electricity

    Invention of Electricity
    Benjamin Franklin invents the lightning rod, where electricity began
  • French and Indian war

    French and Indian war
    It was a fight between the French and British. A struggle to show who was the most powerful.
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    French and Indian War

  • The Royal Proclamation

    The Royal Proclamation
    King George issued the Royal Proclamation, the intention was to protect the Indians lands. Instead, it was the beginning of what would lead up to the American Revolution.
  • Sugar Act

    Sugar Act
    Taxed all sugar products in the colonies, infuriating the colonists
  • Stamp Act

    Stamp Act
    This act was passed without debate by Parliament, pushing the already enraged colonists over the edge
  • Townshend Acts

    Townshend Acts
    Imposed more taxes in an effort to make more money from the colonists, leading to riots and protest
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    A group of frustrated colonists were harrassing British troops which ended the soldiers opening fire on the civilians.
  • Tea Act

    Tea Act
    Parliament passed the tax on tea adding yet another log to the flame that sparked the war
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    Enrages colonists boarded a British ship full of tea barrels and threw them overboard
  • Intolerable Acts

    Intolerable Acts
    Britains way of retaliating against the colonist after the Boston Tea Party
  • First Continental Congress convenes

    First Continental Congress convenes
    This was the meeting of the thirteen colonies discussing how they should handle the Intolerable Acts, this lasted for several weeks.
  • Battle of Lexington and Concord

    Battle of Lexington and Concord
    This was the first armed engagement of British regulars and the American colonist that wanted independence
  • The Second Continental Congress

    The Second Continental Congress
    Thirteen colonies discussed the current situation of the American Revolutionary War
  • Battle of Bunker Hill

    Battle of Bunker Hill
    The was a very bloody battle between the British troops and American Revolutionaries, the British won however it cost them greatly
  • The Fourth Of July

    The Fourth Of July
    In July the Declaration of Independence was created to show Britain that America was no longer under control of the King
  • Valley Forge

    Valley Forge
    In the freezing cold of winter General George Washington and his men camped at Valley Forge. Hundreds died from poor conditions and not enough supplies.
  • Battle of Saratoga

    Battle of Saratoga
    This particular battle was the turning point of the Revolutionary War
  • Flag Day

    Flag Day
    The Second Continental Congress passed a resolution authorizing the flag
  • Siege of Yorktown

    Siege of Yorktown
    General Cornwallis surrendered to General Washington
  • Treaty of Paris

    Treaty of Paris
    When the Battle at Yorktown ended it forced the British to seek an end to the war
  • Constitution of the United States is composed at the Constitutional Convention

    Constitution of the United States is composed at the Constitutional Convention
    George presided over the convention
  • Our First President

    Our First President
    George Washington becomes the first president of the United States
  • Cotton Gin

    Cotton Gin
    Eli Whitney received a patent for his Cotton Gin invention
  • John Adams

    John Adams
    Our second president was John Adams