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  • End of the French and Indian War

    End of the French and Indian War
    The Seven Years’ War ended with the signing of the treaties of Hubertusburg and Paris. The treaty strengthened the 13 colonies by removing European occupants in the North and South.
  • Pontiac's Rebellion

    Pontiac's Rebellion
    Ottawa chief Pontiac attacks the British force at Detroit and after failing to take the fort in their initial assault, Pontiac’s forces initiated a siege that would stretch into months.
  • Paxton Boys attack Pennsylvania Indians

    Paxton Boys attack Pennsylvania Indians
    About 57 drunken settlers from Paxton attacked and killed 20 Susquehannock Indians
  • Proclamation of 1763

    Proclamation of 1763
    at the end of the French and Indian War, the British issued a proclamation,mainly intended to conciliate the Indians by checking the encroachment of settlers on their lands
  • Sugar Act

    Sugar Act
    Taxed all goods that were sugar or made with sugar
  • Stamp Act

    Stamp Act
    This act imposed a tax on all paper documents. This caused outrage from the Colonists
  • Townshend Acts

    Townshend Acts
    a series of measures, passed by the British Parliament in 1767, that taxed goods imported to the American colonies
  • Treaty of Fort Stanwix

    Treaty of Fort Stanwix
    The treaty established a boarder line to help stop British expansion and protect Native American land
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    The Boston Massacre was a riot that began as threats to a British soldier but escalated to a bloody slaughter. It further angered the Colonists and and roused them to fight for independence
  • Somerset Decision

    Somerset Decision
    Gave basic human rights to slaves, but it did not free them
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    American colonists, frustrated and angry at Britain for imposing “taxation without representation,” dumped 342 chests of British tea into the harbor. As a response, British Parliament passed the Coercive Acts.
  • Tea Act

    Tea Act
    Taxes on tea were created which caused mass outrage in the colonies
  • First Continental Congress

    First Continental Congress
    Fifty-six delegates from all the colonies, except Georgia, drafted a declaration of rights and grievances and elected Virginian Peyton Randolph as the first president of Congress.
  • Intolerable Acts

    Intolerable Acts
    The Intolerable Acts were punitive laws passed by the British Parliament in 1774 after the Boston Tea Party. The laws were meant to punish the Massachusetts colonists for their defiance in the Tea Party protest in reaction to changes in taxation by the British to the detriment of colonial goods
  • Battle of Bunker Hill

    Battle of Bunker Hill
    The British overcame the Americans, but despite losing, the battle was a significant morale builder for the Americans.
  • Battles of Lexington and Concord

    Battles of Lexington and Concord
    These two battles kicked off the Revolutionary War. This battle proved that the Colonists were able to stand up against the British
  • Second Continental Congress

    Second Continental Congress
    a convention of delegates from the Thirteen Colonies that started meeting in the spring of 1775 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Common Sense

    Common Sense
    Writer Thomas Paine publishes his pamphlet “Common Sense,” setting forth his arguments in favor of American independence
  • Declaration of Independence

    Declaration of Independence
    The colonies severed their political ties with Great Britain and Congress adopted the Declaration of Independence, which marked the independence of America.
  • Battle of Trenton

    Battle of Trenton
    George Washington and his army crossed the Delaware and defeated a formidable garrison of Hessian mercenaries before withdrawing.
  • Articles of Confederation

    Articles of Confederation
    The first written constitution of the United States. However, the central government lacked the ability to levy taxes and regulate commerce
  • Battle of Saratoga

    Battle of Saratoga
    These two battles were turning points in the American Revolution.
    British General John Burgoyne was defeated at the second battle and was forced to surrender. This caused the French government to formally recognize the colonist’s cause and enter the war as their ally.
  • Treaty of Alliance

    Treaty of Alliance
    The Treaty of Alliances provided a military alliance with America and France against Great Britain
  • Lord Cornwallis surrendered to George Washington

    Lord Cornwallis surrendered to George Washington
    British General Cornwallis formally surrenders at Yorktown, Virginia, ending the American Revolution.
  • Treaty of Paris (American Revolution)

    Treaty of Paris (American Revolution)
    A document that was signed that formally ended the Revolutionary War between the Americans and the British. It also recognized the US as an independent nation.
  • Newburgh Conspiracy

    Newburgh Conspiracy
    A planned military revolt. George Washington had put a stop to this conspiracy
  • Annapolis Convention

    Annapolis Convention
    The purpose of the meeting was to discuss the commercial problems besetting the United States under the Articles of Confederation
  • Shays' Rebellion

    Shays’ Rebellion was a series of violent attacks on courthouses and other government properties in Massachusetts
  • Constitutional Convention

    Constitutional Convention
    This convention was called to dispute the Articles of Confederation, seeing as they had defined a flawed government
  • Northwest Ordinance

    Northwest Ordinance
    structuring settlement of the Northwest Territory and creating a policy for the addition of new states to the nation
  • The Federalist Papers published

    The Federalist Papers published
    A collection of 85 articles and essays to promote the ratification of the US Constitution
  • Election (Inauguration) of George Washington

    Election (Inauguration) of George Washington
    The inauguration marked the commencement of the first four-year term of George Washington as President
  • Beginning of the French Revolution

    Beginning of the French Revolution
    It led to the end of the monarchy, and to many wars. King Louis XVI was executed in 1793. The revolution ended when Napoleon Bonaparte took power in November 1799. In 1804, he became Emperor
  • Whiskey Rebellion

    Whiskey Rebellion
    The Whiskey Rebellion was a uprising of farmers and distillers in western Pennsylvania in protest of a whiskey tax enacted by the federal government
  • Bill of Rights ratified

    Bill of Rights ratified
    The first 10 amendments known as the Bill of Rights was made into law
  • First Bank of the United States Chartered

    First Bank of the United States Chartered
    The President, Directors and Company, of the Bank of the United States, commonly known as the First Bank of the United States, was a national bank, chartered for a term of twenty years
  • Citizen Genet Affair

    Citizen Genet Affair
    Citizen Edmond-Charles Genêt, a minister to the United States dispatched by the revolutionary Girondist regime of the new French Republic, which at the time was at war with Great Britain and Spain
  • Treaty of Greenville

    Treaty of Greenville
    The American Indians who became signatories agreed to relinquish all claims to land south and east of a boundary that began roughly at the mouth of the Cuyahoga River
  • Pinckney's Treaty

    Pinckney's Treaty
    established intentions of friendship between the United States and Spain
  • Election of John Adams

    Election of John Adams
    The United States presidential election of 1796 was the third quadrennial presidential election. It was the first contested American presidential election. It elected president John Adams
  • XYZ Affair

    XYZ Affair
    The XYZ Affair was a diplomatic incident between French and United States diplomats that resulted in a limited, undeclared war known as the Quasi-War. The hostilities were settled with the Convention of 1800, also known as the Treaty of Mortefontaine
  • Quasi-War with France

    Quasi-War with France
    The Quasi-War was an undeclared war fought almost entirely at sea between the United States and France from 1798 to 1800
  • Election of Thomas Jefferson

    Election of Thomas Jefferson
    The United States presidential election of 1800 was the fourth United States presidential election. John Adams lost to Thomas Jefferson in his attempt for a second term as president
  • Judiciary Act of 1800

    Judiciary Act of 1800
    he Judiciary Act of 1801 reduced the size of the Supreme Court from six justices to five and eliminated the justices' circuit duties
  • Washington DC chosen as the capital

    Washington DC chosen as the capital
    the special District of Columbia, to be under Congressional control, would be built on the Potomac River