1750-1789

Timeline created by MatthieuC6
In History
  • Encyclopedia by D'Alembert and Diderot

  • Maria Theresa Queen of Spain allies with France instead of the UK

  • Battle of Kunesdorf

  • Beginning of Industrial Revolution in England

    Coined by Arnold Toynbee
  • Rousseau's "The Social Contract"

  • Treaty of Paris

  • Treaty of Hubertusburg

  • Sugar Act

  • Stamp Act

    Repealed in 1766
  • Townshend Act

  • 4000 british soldiers sent to Boston

  • Orlov Revolution in Greece

    Beginning of Panhellenism
  • Boston Massacre

  • King Louis XV exiles the parliament of Paris

  • Tea Act

  • Boston Tea Party

  • Quebec Act

  • 2,5 million people in 13 colonies

    6,5 million in the UK
  • Concord and Lexington Battles

    First battles of the war
  • Extremely bad Harverst

  • Paul Revere's Midnight Ride

  • Bunker Hill Battle

    Deadliest of the War
  • Washington appointed Commander in Chief

  • Thomas Paine publishes "Common Sense"

  • Declaration of Independence

    Adopted Unanimously
  • Washington crosses the Delaware River

  • France joins the US in the War

  • Spain joins the US in the War

  • Ireland obtains freedom of Trade

  • Gordon Riots

  • Lord Cornwallis surrenders at Yorktown

  • Ireland Obtains Parliament Status

  • Geneva Revolution

  • Treaty of Versailles

  • William Pitt the Younger appointed PM

  • Washington resigns as Commander in Chief

  • Diamond necklace affair

    Scandal around Marie Antoinette​ greatly affecting her popularity
  • John Adams' "A defence of the constitutions of government of the United States of America"

  • Poor Harvest

  • Calonne tries to ambitiously reform fiscal system but gets fired

  • Constitutional Convention meets in Philadelphia

  • American Constitution ratified

  • Poor Harvest

  • American Constitution goes into effect

  • Opening of the Estates General

    1200 representatives (including 600 of third estate)
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    War of the Austrian succession

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    French and Indian war

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    Seven Years War

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    Third Silesian War

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    Pomeranian war

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    War of the Conquest

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    First Continental Congress

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    Turgot Minister of Finances

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    Second Continental Congress

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    American Revolutionary War

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    Shay's Rebellion

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    Nobles revolt

    Huge revolt of first the Parliament of Paris but then the regional too