Technology Project 1700 - 1800

  • Siege of St. Agustine

    Siege of St. Agustine
    This was the second of four major conflicts in the Queen Anne's war. The war consisted of New France and the English colonists with New Spain on the side of France. The English in the end drove out the French.
  • Slave Code

    Slave Code
    Virginias Slave Code passed in the Virginia House of Burgesses. The code claimed that any white or Christian person could punish those of a different color or religion.
  • The Siege of Port Royal

    The Siege of Port Royal
    The English attacked Port Royal for a nine-day raid. This led to the English winning over Port Royal and winning another battle in the Queen Anne's War
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    The First Great Awakening

    Only pastors and preachers could read the text of the Bible since it was in a language most did not know. The people wished to be in charge of their own religion and faith, so they demanded that the printers start translating and printing Bibles.
  • Benjamin Franklin's Gazette

    Benjamin Franklin's Gazette
    Benjamin Franklin had taken an interest in the Pennsylvania Gazette and started writing in it regularly. He established Libraries and printing presses all while writing his own works. Benjamin Franklin was a key asset in starting the Press Society which fed into the Great Awakening.
  • The Iron Act

    The Iron Act
    The English passed the Iron Act to protect their forges from the competition of the American colonist.
  • Benjamin Franklin Invents the Lightning Rod

    Benjamin Franklin Invents the Lightning Rod
    After accidentally electrocuting himself by standing in the rain with a key and a kite, he proves that lighting is energy by creating the lighting rod.
  • The Currency Act

    The Currency Act
    The British passed the law that all colonies had to be controlled on the amount of paper money used.
  • The Sugar Act

    The Sugar Act
    The British placed this law upon the Americans to lessen smuggling of molasses by upping patrol on ports and raising taxes.
  • The Stamp Act

    The Stamp Act
    The Stamp Act was a certain stamp that had to be paid for in order for important documents to be legal. This also was for normal letters as well.
  • The Boston Massacre

    The Boston Massacre
    The British Guards opened fire at a mob who were angry at the taxes being put on the people. Five people were killed in this tragic event. This is considered the first battle of the American Revolution.
  • Committee of Correspondence

    Committee of Correspondence
    Samuel Adams created the Committee of Correspondence to be the representatives of the American colonies. They decided to fight against the English, which started the American Revolution officially.
  • The Boston Tea Party

    The Boston Tea Party
    Due to The Townshend Act, taxes were significantly higher on almost all imported goods including tea. As a result, the Sons of Liberty through the tea into the Boston Harbor, and the guards were tarred and feathered.
  • The Battle of Bunker HIll

    The Battle of Bunker HIll
    The Battle of Bunker Hill was the first major battle after the American Revolution was made an official deal. Though the British won under William Howe, it raised much more awareness to the cause and most were on the side of the Americans.
  • The Declaration of Independence

    The Declaration of Independence
    At the pen of Thomas Jefferson and his committee, the official documentation declaring America as a free country sperate and apart from the British was written.
  • The Battle of Chesapeake Bay

    The Battle of Chesapeake Bay
    This crucial naval battle that ultimately ended with the U.S. on top was one of many different Battles to gain Americas true freedom from the British. The war was fought between English ships with Rear Admiral Sir Thomas Graves and the French allies of America led by Rear Admiral François Joseph Paul.
  • The Continental Army Disbands

    The Continental Army Disbands
    The British departed America after surrendering control on the Country. George Washington therefore calls that the Continental Army disband as it is no longer needed since America is now a free Country.
  • First Three States to Join the USA

    First Three States to Join the USA
    Delaware, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey are the first three states to be ratified by the USA.
  • Shay's Rebellion

    Shay's Rebellion
    600 debt ridden farmers, led by Daniel Shay, revolt against their tax collectors. The farmers were faced with imprisonment and the loss of their farms for being unable to pay the high taxes. They were successful until government militia stepped in making most flee.
  • First President

    First President
    George Washington is unanimously voted in as the First President of the United States.
  • The Bill of Rights

    The Bill of rights is given the green light and is given to the people through congress.
  • The First Bank of America

    The First Bank of America
    The first bank, which was created by Alexander Hamilton, is agreed upon and established in Philadelphia for twenty years by congress.
  • The Steam Boat is Patented

    The Steam Boat is Patented
    John Fitch takes his creation to congress and is given a paten.
  • Jays Treaty

    Jays Treaty
    The first treaty to be signed between Great Britain and America after the revolution was Jay's Treaty. The treaty was meant to solve any diplomatic disputes between the two countries.
  • The Alien and Sedition Acts

    The Alien and Sedition Acts
    The Alien and Sedition Acts gave power to the government to arrest those who act out upon them or speak wrongfully against the country as well as those who illegally immigrate to the land.