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American History 1700-1799

  • New Jersey colonies are established

    New Jersey colonies are established
    East Jersey and West Jersey are combined to create New Jersey by the Queen and becomes a royal colony.
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    Yamasee War

    British colonies in South Carolina fight a deadly war against the Native Americas let by the Yamasee tribe. This was is ultimately won by South Carolina.
  • Dummer's War

    Dummer's War
    British colonists began to settle in Native American territories and the Native Americans did not like that which led to another small war.
  • North and South Carolina become royal colonies

    North and South Carolina become royal colonies
    These colonies originally governed themselves until they were taken over by the British King and then were covered by British Rule,
  • Molasses act

    Molasses act
    This implemented taxes on the importation of Molasses but was not heavily enforced
  • Franklin Stove was Invented

    Franklin Stove was Invented
    This was a metal-lined stoved with vents to allow for better airflow and was an improvement on the regular fireplace that was used for cooking.
  • Iron Act

    Iron Act
    British passes an act that eliminated all taxes paid by the British on iron coming from the American colonies.
  • Ben Franklins kite experiment

    Ben Franklins kite experiment
    Ben Franklin's experiment of flying a kite in a thunderstorm gives him insightful information on how electricity works and leads to other experiments.
  • Lightning Rod

    Lightning Rod
    Franklin events the Lighting rod that was placed in the top of houses to take the strikes of lightning and displacing it so that it doesn't damage the building or people in it.
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    French and Indian War

    This was a war fought between the British Colonies and the french along with their allies who were Indians. It was over a dispute of who would have control of the Ohio River. The French were winning the war until British soldiers came to help.
  • Second Continental Congress

    Second Continental Congress
    the Continental Congress basically became the government for the colonies and they discussed the war with the British. They implement the idea of putting together armies and paying them for their service.
  • Royal Proclamation of 1763

    Royal Proclamation of 1763
    This stated that colonist cant settle in Native America land which angered the colonist and was a stepping stone for rebellion against the British Rule
  • Sugar Act

    Sugar Act
    This reduced the taxes on molasses but implemented a act on all sugar and this was strictly enforced. This greatly angered the colonist as they were already dealing with some economical issues.
  • Stamp act

    Stamp act
    This Act was a direct money grab by the British and stated that anything printed in the American colonies must include a stamp that could only be bought from the British and was very expensive. This created an enormous amount of anger in the American colonies.
  • Townshend Acts

    Townshend Acts
    A bunch of new taxes was imposed on the American colonies that were known as the Townshend acts and started a large number of protests and riots in the colonies against the British.
  • Boston Massacre

    During protests and riots in Boston, many of the rioters threatened the British soldiers with clubs and the soldier fired upon these rioters and killed 5 of them.
  • Tea Act

    Tea Act
    This Act didn’t impose any new taxes but it granted complete monopoly over the tea trade in America to the British East India Company
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    Sons of Liberty launched a protest in Boston and stormed a ship carrying hundreds of pounds of tea and threw is all in the harbor as a response to the tea act.
  • First Continental Congress

    First Continental Congress
    First Continental Congress meets this was a meeting of the delegates from the Thirteen Colonies. The meeting was convened to discuss the Intolerable Acts passed by the British Parliament.
  • Battle of Lexington and Concord

    Battle of Lexington and Concord
    This was the first armed fight between the British and the American colonies.
  • Battle of Bunker Hill

    Battle of Bunker Hill
    The Battle of Bunker Hill took place as part of the Siege of Boston during the American Revolutionary War. The British decided to occupy the hills surrounding the city of Boston. The colonial forces learned about this plan and occupied Breed’s Hill with the intent of opposing the British advance. When the British tried to occupy the hill, the colonial forces took them by surprise and attacked them.
  • Declaration of Independence

    Declaration of Independence
    The Declaration of Independence was a very important declaration adopted by the Second Continental Congress in 1776. This declaration said that the 13 American colonies were no longer under British rule and considered themselves as independent entities.
  • Winter at Valley Forge

    Winter at  Valley Forge
    This was an intense winter for the army lead by George Washington and many men died due to the harsh conditions.
  • Battle of Saratoga

    Battle of Saratoga
    Two battles were fought between the American and British forces in Saratoga County, New York. In the first battle, the British were victorious but they couldn’t break through American lines to achieve their actual objective. In the second battle, the American army was decisively victorious. The whole British army was surrounded and forced to surrender. This was an important event of the Revolutionary War because the British defeat convinced France to form an alliance with America.
  • Siege of Yorktown

    After many American battle wins, the British looked to take refuge in Yorktown and wait for British reinforcement. Then the Americans took over Yorktown and captured many of the British soldiers. The British were forced to surrender and marked the end of the Revolutionary War
  • Treaty of Paris

    Treaty of Paris
    Great Britain officially accepted its defeat and recognized the independence of the United States of America. The treaty also stated that the western boundary of the USA was the Mississippi River, although the newly born nation soon expanded beyond this boundary.
  • Bill of Rights

    Bill of Rights
    Some of the states didn’t like the new constitution. They wanted to change it and agreed to vote in its favor only if the constitution would be amended soon after. They were collectively known as the Bill of Rights and comprised of a total of 10 amendments. The amendments were approved in 1789 by Congress, but it needed to be approved by at least 10 states in order to become a part of the U.S. Constitution. In 1791, Virginia became the 10th state to ratify the amendments
  • United States Constitution

    United States Constitution
    All thirteen colonies came together to discuss how they will govern themselves now that they are now free from British rule.
  • Federalist Papers

    Federalist Papers
    Federalist Papers were essays and articles which explained the new Constitution of the United States. These were written in order to gain the support of the people and the states in favor of the new constitution. The main authors of these papers were Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay, all three among the Founding Fathers
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    George Washington is first President of the USA

    Geroge Washington is chosen to be the first president of the united states and serves 2 terms.
  • Whiskey Rebellion

    Whiskey Rebellion
    Because of the United States' large debt due to the war, there was a tax on whiskey that was implemented. This did not sit well with many people and caused large amounts of rebellion. George Washington had to send in the militia to stop the protestors.
  • George Washington dies

    George Washington dies
    George Washington does on December 14th of 1799 at the age of 67.