The U.S. history timeline 1700-1800

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  • Benjamin Franklin was born

    Benjamin Franklin was born
    Benjamin Franklin was born in Boston. He was one of the founding fathers of the United States
  • Georgia

    James Oglethorpe founded Georgia
  • First Great Awakening

    George Whitefield wandered from colony to colony, conveying the message of a close relationship with God.
  • Seven Years' War begins

    At the beginning of the Seven Years' War, Great Britain and the British United States fought against France.
  • Battle of the Plains of Abraham

    In the Seven Years' War, the British defeated the French and occupied Quebec in Canada.
  • Seven Years' War end

    On September 8, 1760, the French surrendered and Britain took possession of an American colony and a piece of Canada.
  • Navigation Acts

    George Grenville reiterates Navigation Acts
  • Treaty of Paris

    The Treaty of Paris officially ended the war. France ceded most of its territory to Britain, but they ceded the land west of the Mississippi River to Spain.
  • Suger Act

    In order to extract wealth from the colonies, the British enacted the Suger Act and began to impose tariffs on sugar
  • Currency Act

    The English regulated the issue of money in the American colonies.
  • Stamp Act

    The English began to tax the hard brush materials used in the colonies.
  • Repeal of stamp Act

    There was such a backlash against the stamp act last year that the British government had to scrap it
  • Declaratory Act

    The British government wanted to contain the colonial rebellion in the United States, so it enacted the Declaratory Act
  • Townshend Acts

    The Townshend Acts, named after the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Charles Townshend, were passed by parliament (29 June), imposing duties on many goods imported into the United States.
  • Boston Massacre

    Five people were killed and six wounded in clashes between Boston residents and British soldiers over tax laws
  • Tea Act

    The British Parliament has passed the Tea Act, which will impose tariffs on foreign tea
  • Boston Tea Party

    The Boston Tea Party threw tea crates into Boston Harbor to protest the Townsend Act
  • Intolerable Acts

    The British enacted a series of laws that made the American people very unhappy
  • First Continental Congress

    The twelve colonies were represented at the first Continental Congress and joined forces to protest against the British government.
  • Battles of Lexington and Concord

    Battles of Lexington and Concord
    The Battle of Lexington was the first battle of the American Revolutionary War and marked the outbreak of armed conflict between the British Empire and 13 American colonies.
  • Second Continental Congress

    The Second Continental Congress was held on May 10, 1775.
  • George Washington was appointed governor of Virginia

    George Washington was appointed governor of Virginia
    Congress voted to create the Continental Army out of the militia surrounding the units of Boston and appointed George Washington general of Virginia. Later became the modern United States Army.
  • Battle of Bunker Hill

    The British gained a tactical victory in the battle but suffered heavy losses.
  • Continental Marines

    The Continental United States Marine Corps established by the Continental Congress. They would be the United States Marines of today.
  • Common Sense

    Thomas Paine published Common Sense, a book of Enlightenment thinking
  • Evacuation Day

    British withdrawal from Boston
  • United States Declaration of Independence

    The Second Continental Congress made a resolution declaring independence from the British Empire (July 2) and then approved a written Declaration of Independence (July 4).The declaration of Independence became the National Day of the United States.
  • Battles of Saratoga

    Two battles at Saratoga (19 September and 7 October) ended with the surrender of British forces under General Bourgogne.
  • Articles of Confederation

    At the Second Continental Congress, the Articles of Confederation was adopted. It was an agreement among the 13 original states and the first Constitution.
  • Treaty of Amity and Commerce

    The Treaty of Amity and Trade and the French Treaty of Alliance were signed
  • Informal recognition of American independence

    Britain's House of Commons votes against further war and informally recognizes American independence.
  • Treaty of Paris(1783)

    The treaty of Paris officially marked the end of the American War of Independence.
  • Constitutional Convention

    The Constitution of the United States was written at the Philadelphia Convention
  • US presidential election

    The first presidential election
  • First Vice President of the United States

    John Adams received 34 of 69 votes and was elected vice President
  • The First President

    George Washington was inaugurated as the first President of the United States on April 30 at Federal Hall in New York City.
  • United States Bill of Rights

    The Bill of Rights was approved