U.S. History, 1700-1800

  • French and Indian War

    The French and Indian War takes place and is eventually put to an end with the Treaty of Paris. The British gain much land, but controversy over the gain leads to the American Revolution.
  • Boston Massacre

    Protests and riots spark when British Troops fire into a crowd, killing five men.
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    American Revolution

    The American Colonies fight for their freedom, eventually succeeding and claiming victory and independence from Britain.
  • Constitutional Convention

    The Constitutional Convention meets to form the U.S. Constitution.
  • George Washington Elected

    George Washington is elected, unanimously, to become President of the United States.
  • The Supreme Court and Census

    The nation holds its first-ever census and the Supreme Court convenes for the first time.
  • Bill of Rights

    The Bill of Rights (A.K.A. 10 amendments) is ratified.
  • Cotton Gin

    The Cotton Gin is invented and the demand for slave labor increases greatly.