American History 1701-1800

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  • New York Slave Revolt

    Was an uprising in New York City by 23 enslaved Africans, They killed nine whites and injured another six before stopped.
  • Albany Congress

    a meeting of representatives sent by the legislatures of seven of the thirteen British colonies in British America. To discuss better relations with the Native American tribes and common defensive measures against the French threat from Canada in the opening stage of the French and Indian War.
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    French and Indian War

    The final conflict in the ongoing struggle between the British and French for control of eastern North America. The British win a decisive victory over the French on the Plains of Abraham outside Quebec.
  • War

    Siege of Louisbourg; Battle of Fort Frontenac; Battle of Fort Duquesne.
  • Treaty of Paris

    Signed by the kingdoms of Great Britain, France, and Spain. The signing of the treaty formally ended the Seven Years' War and marked the beginning of an era of British dominance outside Europe.
  • Sugar Act

    By reducing the rate by half and increasing measures to enforce the tax, the British hoped that the tax would actually be collected.[3] These incidents increased the colonists' concerns about the intent of the British Parliament and helped the growing movement that became the American Revolution
  • Stamp Act

    An Act of the Parliament of Great Britain imposed a direct tax on the British colonies in America and required that many printed materials in the colonies be produced on stamped paper produced in London, carrying an embossed revenue stamp.
  • Declaratory Act

    The British Parliament repeals the unpopular Stamp Act of the previous year, but, in the simultaneous Declaratory Act
  • Townshend Acts

    Placing duties on many items imported into America.
  • Boston Massacre

    British troops fire into a mob, killing five men and leading to intense public protests.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Group of colonial patriots disguised as Mohawk Indians board three ships in Boston harbor and dump more than 300 crates of tea overboard as a protest against the British tea tax.
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    American Revolution

    War of independence fought between Great Britain and the 13 British colonies on the eastern seaboard of North America. Battles of Lexington and Concord, Mass., between the British Army and colonial minutemen, mark the beginning of the war.
  • Declaration of Independence

    In mid-June 1776, a five-man committee including Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, and Benjamin Franklin was tasked with drafting a formal statement of the colonies’ intentions. The Congress formally adopted the Declaration of Independence—written largely by Jefferson—in Philadelphia on July 4, a date now celebrated as the birth of American independence.
  • Articles of Confederation

    John Dickinson, the delegate from Delaware, was the principal writer. Dickinson’s draft of the Articles of Confederation named the new country "the United States of America." It also provided for a Congress with representation based on population and gave to the national government all powers not designated to the states.
  • Constitutional Convention

    The convention responded by framing the document that became the United States Constitution. The convention delegates elected George Washington, the hero of the Revolutionary War, to be the convention's president.
  • Bill of Rights

    On September 25, 1789, the First Congress of the United States therefore proposed to the state legislatures 12 amendments to the Constitution that met the arguments most frequently advanced against it.
  • Kentucky becomes the 15th state

    Kentucky and Tennessee were the first part of the United States west of the Alleghenies to be settled by American pioneers, most of whom came initially from Virginia and North Carolina. Kentucky was admitted to the Union on June 1, 1792, becoming the 15th state.
  • U.S. Capitol

    Construction of the Capitol, the building that houses the U.S. Congress, began in 1793 and was largely completed by 1865, when the Capitol’s second dome was finished.
  • Thomas Jefferson

    Thomas Jefferson was the third president of the United States of America and one of the founding fathers of the republic.