1700-1800

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In History
  • The Boston News-letter

    The Boston News-letter
    The Boston News-letter first published on April 24th, 1704. It was the first continuously published newspaper in Massachusetts.
  • Great Awakening

    Great Awakening
    The Great Awakening was a religious revival and expansion in America. It ranged from the 1730s to around 1743. It resulted in a in a dedication to religion.
  • Sugar Act

    Sugar Act
    The Sugar Act was also known as Revenue Act. It was a revenue-raising act that was passed by Parliament of Great Britain. The British legislation desired and aimed to end the smuggling trade in sugar and molasses from the French.
  • Stamp Act

    Stamp Act
    The Stamp Act was the first direct tax used by the British government. It was used to collect revenues. It required many printed materials in the colonies to be produced on stamped paper.
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    The Boston Massacre was a confrontation where many British soldiers shot and killed several people when they were being harassed in Boston.
  • Tea Act

    Tea Act
    The Tea Act was an act of the Parliament of Great Britain. The main idea was to reduce the large amount of tea the British East Indian Company obtained and to assist them in the company survival.
  • The Boston Tea Party

    The Boston Tea Party
    The Boston Tea Party was a political and mercantile protest held by the Sons of Liberty in Boston. The American Colonist were frustrated at Britain for implementing taxation without representation. Thus, they dumped 342 chests of tea off boats that were imported by the British East Indian Company.
  • First Continental Congress

    First Continental Congress
    The first Continental Congress was a meeting with twelve delegates that eventually became the United States.
  • Treaty of Paris

    Treaty of Paris
    The Treaty of Paris was was signed by many; a representative of King George III of Great Britain and representatives of the United States of America. This event officially ended the American Revolution.
  • Ratification of The Constitution

    Ratification of The Constitution
    The Constitution became the official structure of the the government for the United States of America. This took place when New Hampshire became the 9th to ratify it.
  • First U.S President

    First U.S President
    George Washington was elected the first U.S President in 1789 and served his term through 1798. He was a political leader, military general, founding father and statesman.