U.S. History 1700-1800

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    Seven Years War

    War between Britain and France over their American colonies, also known as the French and Indian War.
  • Stamp Act

    An act by Parliament which directly taxed the colonies, leading to resistance and eventually revolution.
  • The shot heard 'round the world

    The opening shot of the first battles in the Revolutionary War, in Lexington and Concord, which led to the establishment of the U.S.
  • Declaration of Independence

    The U.S. signed the declaration and declared independence from Britain.
  • Treaty of Paris

    The Treaty of Paris ended the Revolutionary War and recognized American independence from Britain.
  • Constitutional Convention

    The delegates drew up the Constitution of the United States during this convention.
  • George Washington elected

    The first President of the United States, George Washington, was elected.
  • Bank of the United States charter

    Congress approves a 20-year charter for the Bank of the United States, proposed by Alexander Hamilton.
  • Cotton gin invented

    Eli Whitney invents the cotton gin, which revolutionized cotton production and expanded slavery.