American Events from 1700 to 1800

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    American Events from 1700 to 1800

  • Newspaper

    The first Newspaper was established in Boston
  • Theater

    The first theater was opened in the colonies
  • Poor Richard's Almanac

    Poor Richard's Almanac
    The first edition of "Poor Richard's Almanac" was published
  • Lightning Rod

    Lightning Rod
    Benjamin Franklin invents the lightning rod
  • French and Indian War

    French and Indian War
    A terrible “Seven Year War” breaks out
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    A British soldier shot an American who was harassing him which resulted in the Boston Massacre
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    Colonist grew tired of paying ridiculous taxes that the British had on them so they decided to destroy over 1 million dollars worth of tea resulting in the Boston area Party
  • Continental Congress

    Continental Congress
    The Continental Congress meets for the first time
  • Revolutionary War Starts

    Revolutionary War Starts
    The Revolutionary War starts between America and Great Britain
  • Battle of Bunker Hill

    Battle of Bunker Hill
    The Battle of Bunker Hill was fought and was a great loss for the Americans
  • Declaration of Independence

    Declaration of Independence
    The Declaration of Independence was signed and passed
  • Crossing of the Delaware

    Crossing of the Delaware
    George Washington crosses the Delaware River for a surprise attack on the British
  • First American Flag

    First American Flag
    The first American flag was made with 13 stars representing the 13 colonies
  • Articles of Confederation

    Articles of Confederation
    The Articles of Confederation established the new government
  • Revolutionary War Ends

    Revolutionary War Ends
    The Revolutionary War ends with America as the victors
  • Treaty of Paris

    Treaty of Paris
    The Treaty of Paris was signed which officially ended the Revolutionary War
  • Shays Rebellion

    Shays Rebellion
    Citizens did not like the state taxes so they began to violently rebel causing Shay’s Rebellion.
  • Constitution Convention

    Constitution Convention
    The Constitutional Convention decides how America was going to be governed
  • George Washington

    George Washington
    George Washington was elected the first President of the United States
  • Bill of Rights

    Bill of Rights
    All of the ten amendments were put together and sighed as the Bill of Rights
  • Cotton Gin

    Cotton Gin
    The cotton gin was invented to decrease the time it took to separate seeds from cotton fibers
  • John Adams

    John Adams
    John Adams was elected President