History Technology Project 1700-1800

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    The Industrial Revolution in the 1700s

    There were many inventions during the Industrial Revolution. There are three primary inventions that rise tot he top as the most influential in the 1700s.
    Thomas Newcomen invented the first steam engine in 1712.
    In 1776, Scottish engineer James Watt sought to improve Newcomen’s engine, so he built the first practical steam engine.
    Spinning jenny was a spinning engine invented in 1764 by James Hargreaves.
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    French and Indian War

    This war that lasted from 1754 through 1763 was the final conflict in the ongoing struggle between the British and French for control of eastern North America. It began because of a dispute of whether or not the Ohio River Valley was part of the British Empire or French Empire. It ended with the Treaty of Paris in 1763. This treaty gave the British control over Canada, and the French control over land east of the Mississippi River.
  • The Boston Massacre

    The Boston Massacre
    The Boston Massacre began on March 5, 1770. A small argument between British Private Hugh White and a few colonists outside the Custom House in Boston started the aggression. The argument escalated as more colonists gathered and began to harass Private White. Soldiers shot into the crowd to protect themselves, killing five civilians.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    The Boston Tea Party was a political protest on December 16, 1773 by the Sons of Liberty in Boston, Massachusetts. A group of colonial patriots disguised as Mohawk Indians boarded three ships in the Boston harbor and dumped more than 300 crates of tea overboard as a protest against the British tax on tea--The Tea Act.
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    First Continental Congress Meets

    The first Continental Congress meets in Philadelphia. Fifty-six delegates represented every colony except Georgia. These delegates include Patrick Henry, George Washington, and Samuel Adams. The meeting lasted from September 5 through October 26 in 1774.
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    American Revolution

    The American Revolution began on April 19, 1775 because the British empire imposed more taxes to gain control over the colonies because of the French and Indian War. The Revolution was a war of independence fought between Great Britain and the 13 British colonies on the eastern seaboard of North America. Battles of Lexington and Concord, Massachusetts, between the British Army and colonial minutemen, mark the beginning of the war.
  • Battle of Bunker Hill

    Battle of Bunker Hill
    The Battle of Bunker Hill was fought on June 17, 1775, during the early stages of the American Revolutionary War. The battle is named after "Bunker Hill" in Charleston, Massachusetts. This battle is considered one of the bloodiest in the Revolution. Nearly 1,100 Redcoats were killed in merely two hours. The Patriots had over 400 casualties.
  • Battle of Quebec

    Battle of Quebec
    The American forces advanced on Quebec under the cover of snowfall in the early morning hours of December 31. This marked the beginning of the Battle of Quebec. The battle was the first major defeat of the war for the Americans.
  • The Declaration of Independence is Adopted

    The Declaration of Independence is Adopted
    On July 4, 1776, The United States Declaration of Independence is adopted in the second Continental Congress meeting at the Pennsylvania State House in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. This Declaration marked the independence of the United States from the British.
  • The First Official American Flag

    The First Official American Flag
    On June 14, 1777, the Second Continental Congress passed the Flag Resolution which stated: "Resolved, That the flag of the thirteen United States be thirteen stripes, alternate red and white; that the union be thirteen stars, white in a blue field, representing a new constellation."
  • The Articles of Confederation

    The Articles of Confederation
    On November 15, 1777, the Continental Congress adopted the first US Constitution which includes the Articles of Confederation. The Articles created a "loose" confederation of sovereign states and a "weak" central government, leaving most of the power with the state governments. Its goal was the decrease the amount of governmental control and increase the sovereignty of each state.
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    Shays Rebellion

    Shays' Rebellion took place because the poor citizens believed the state government was imposing unfair economic terms on them. The governments were making the rural population pay taxes and debts with money that they didn't have.
    The Rebellion was a series of violent attacks on government properties in Massachusetts. It ended because the rebellion essentially closed the courts and freed the taxed families.
  • The First Pesident

    The First Pesident
    On April 30 of 1789, the United States brought their first President into office--George Washington. The vote was unanimous. At the time, there were no political parties, but that would change soon.
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    The United States Consitutional Convention

    The Constitutional Convention took place from May 25 to September 17, 1787, in the Pennsylvania State House in Philadelphia. Delegates representing every state except Rhode Island convened at the state house to decide how America was going to be governed.
  • The First Ratification of the Bill of Rights

    The First Ratification of the Bill of Rights
    Articles three through twelve of the Constitution were ratified on December 15, 1791 by three-fourths of the state legislatures. The first ten amendments of the Constitution are known as the Bill of Rights. The Constitution would be ratified 27 times since then.
  • The Inauguration of the Second President

    The Inauguration of the Second President
    The second President was inaugurated on March 4, 1797. John Adams' Presidency would last until 1801. He was an American statesman, attorney, writer, and Founding Father.