American History 1700-1800

Timeline created by Caleb Housley
In History
  • Delaware Founded

    Delaware Founded
    William Penn bought Delaware from the Indians. Penn did not spend much time in Delaware and it became a separate colony in 1701.
  • East and West Jersey Become One Again

    East and West Jersey Become One Again
    After the colony was split between the Duke of York's friends, it was eventually reunited as one colony. Thus making New Jersey.
  • Carolina Split Into North and South Carolina

    Carolina Split Into North and South Carolina
    Due to Carolina being so large, turmoil in the colony, and the two different population centers that developed, Carolina was split in two.
  • Georgia founded

    Georgia founded
    Georgia was a poor colony and a refuge for debtors in jails. James Oglethorpe was the first governor, led the colonists, and held the colony together.
  • Stono Rebellion

    Stono Rebellion
    A group of eighty slaves set out for Spanish Florida, burning plantations and killing at least twenty white settlers. On their way to Fort Mose, a local militia defeated the rebels. Many of the slaves were killed.
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    Seven Years War

    The Seven Years War started when the British colonists and Native Americans, led by George Washington, killed a French Diplomat.
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    Pontiac's War

    A Native American prophet, Neolin, preached to the Native Americans that they needed to drive out the English settlers. One of Neolin's disciples, Pontiac, took what Neolin said seriously, which ultimately sparked "Pontiac's War."
  • Massachusetts Dethroned as Center of Colonial Printing

    Massachusetts Dethroned as Center of Colonial Printing
    Massachusetts was the center of colonial printing for a hundred years, until Philadelphia took the title from Boston.
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    The American Revolution

    The American Revolution began at Lexington and Concord when British soldiers threatened war and seized supplies through minor incursions, in hopes of preventing a colonial rebellion. The war ended after General Charles Cornwallis was defeated by colonists and the French at Yorktown. The capture of another army and a lack of support to continue the war forced the British into peace negotiations.
  • Declaration of Independence Passed by Congress

    Declaration of Independence Passed by Congress
    After being threatened and raided by the British, along with the passing of many acts, and laws, the colonists decided to vote to and declare their independence.