U.S. History 1700 - 1800 C.E.

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    Seven Years War

    Also known as the French and Indian War and coined by Winston Churchill as, "The First World War" was a battle between European Countries for territory in North America. The War resulted in the Proclamation of 1763 establishing formal lines which were drawn demarking territories.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    In response to the Tea Act enacted by the British Parliament, the Sons of Liberty took to the Boston Harbor dumping nearly two million dollars worth (adjusted for inflation) of British tea into the harbor. This greatly impacted the British mercantilist economically and lead to the revocation of the Stamp Act and issuance of the Intolerable Acts.
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    The American Revolution

    A political revolution in Colonial America fought between the American Colonists and English soldiers. The colonies defeated the English gaining independence, and establishing the first modern democracy.
  • Stamp Act

    Stamp Act
    Britain enacted taxes on all paper products sold and distributed in the Colonies. This escalated tension between England and her colonies.
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    Crispus Attucks and four other colonists were killed by British soldiers in what was coined the Boston Massacre. This event continued to escalate the growing tensions between England and the British Colonies
  • Intolerable Acts

    In response to the defiance of the Sons of Liberty at the Boston Harbor, English Parliament enacted these punitive acts to discipline the colonists and specifically the people of Massachusetts.
  • the Battle of Lexington & Concord

    First military engagement of the American Revolutionary War. The first shots were fired in Middlesex County of Massachusetts Bay.
  • Declaration of Independence

    Declaration of Independence
    Drafted on "Independence Day" nearly 250 years ago, the Second Continental Congress gathered in Philadelphia and drafted this document proclaiming Independence from England.
  • Treaty of Paris

    Ratified by both the United States and Great Britain, this treaty officially ended the Revolutionary War.
  • Washington's Election

    Washington's Election
    Washington became the first elected President of the United States. Also significant - he became the first and only Presidential candidate to be unanimously chosen.
  • Constitution of the United States

    Constitution of the United States
    The new US Constitution (which is still in effect to this day) was first drafted and ratified on this date.
  • Bill of Rights

    Bill of Rights
    The first 10 Amendements to the US Constitution drafted by James Madison detailing rights of the people in relation to the U.S. Government. The Bill of Rights wasn't ratified until over two years after it was drafted.