United States History: 1700-1800 Timeline

Timeline created by tawneycraig
  • First Regular Newspaper is Published

    The first regular newspaper publishes its first edition in Boston.
  • Virginia Slave Codes are passed

    The House of Burgess passes the Virginia Slave Codes of 1705
  • Benjamin Franklin is Born

  • New York Slave Revolt

    Uprising of 23 enslaved Africans in New York. 9 white people were killed and 6 injured.
  • The French and Indian War Begins

    War between the British and French colonies backed each by Indian allies
  • Battle of Quebec

    Quebec is taking by the British, assuring victory for the British in the French and Indian War
  • The Treaty of Paris

    The British formally gain control of Canada and all French land east of the Mississippi River
  • Sugar Act

    First Tax on colonies imposed by the British Government
  • Stamp Act

    Act of parliament that imposed tax on printed materials in the colonies
  • Boston Massacre

    British troops fire into a group of rioters. Killing five men and leading to public protest.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Group of colonial patriots board ships in the Boston Harbor and dump 300 crates of tea overboard in protest of the British Tea Tax
  • First Colonial Congress

    The first colonial congress meets in Philadelphia
  • The Intolerable Acts

    Punitive laws passed by parliament to punish the Massachusetts colonist for the Boston Tea Party
  • American Revolution Begins

    War between Great Britain and the 13 colonies for independence
  • Declaration of Independence

    continental congress adopts the declaration of independence
  • Articles of Confederation

    The continental congress adopts the articles of confederation, the first us constitution
  • British General Charles Cornwallis surrenders to General George Washington

    Yorktown, VA
  • Treaty of Paris

    Britain formally acknowledges American independence with the Treaty of Paris and the war officially ends
  • Shays's Rebellion

    Shays's rebellion begins. Farmers protest high taxes high state taxes
  • George Washington Elected President

    George Washington is unanimously elected the first president of the United States
  • US Constitution goes into effect and Congress Meets for the first time

  • US Supreme Court Meets for the First Time

  • The Bill of Rights is Ratified

  • Eli Whitney Invents the Cotton Gin

  • John Adams in inaugurated as the second US President

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    Tuscarora War

    North Carolina fights against the Tuscarora people in the Tuscarora war. Considered the bloodiest colonial war for North Carolina
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    The First Great Awakening Begins

    George Whitefield begins his travels through the colonies. His message initiates the first great awakening
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    Constitutional Convention

    The constitutional convention meets in Philadelphia to draft the US Constitution