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In History
  • Benjamin Franklin and the Pennsylvania Gazette

    Benjamin Franklin starts his work at the Pennsylvania Gazette.
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    The First Great Awakening

    Led by Johnathan Edwards, the First Great Awakening was a country-wide awakening to people to turn to God and away from sin.
  • Electricity

    Benjamin Franklin flies a kite into lightning to show the power of electricity.
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    The French and Indian War

    The French and Indian War was also known as the Seven Years War. The French and Indians fought the British because the French wanted to expand but the British objected to this because of their claims to the America land. The British won this war.
  • "Join or Die"

    Benjamin Franklin's cartoon "join or die" is first published.
  • Sugar Act passed

    Parliament passes the Sugar Act. This was the first of the taxes imposed on the Americans.
  • Stamp Act passed

    Parliament passes the Stamp Act. The colonists are riled by this and openly rebel.
  • Quartering Act

    Parliament passes the Quartering Act, which requires Americans to house British soldiers without consent of the household.
  • Boston Massacre

    A couple of boys provoke British Soldiers, it turns into a mob. The Soldiers fire into the crowd and kill one.
  • Tea Act

    Parliament passes the Tea Act. For the colonists, this was the last straw. The result of this act was the Boston Tea Party.
  • The Boston Tea Party

    About 50 colonists dress as Native Americans and dump British tea into the Atlantic Ocean as a result of the Tea Act.
  • "Give me liberty or give me death."

    Patrick Henry gives his famous "Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death" speech to the Second Continental Congress.
  • Paul Revere's Midnight Ride

    Paul Revere rides to Lexington, Massachusetts to warn of the British's untimely arrival. The famous "The British are coming" was said.
  • Battles of Lexington and Concord

    British Soldiers and colonial militiamen fought the battle of Lexington on April 18 after Paul Revere sounded the alarm and the colonists suffered terrible loss. On April 19, they fought the battle of Concord and the colonist won.
  • Battle of Bunker Hill

    The British and Americans fought on Bunker Hill. The Americans suffer loss once again.
  • Declaration of Independence

    The Declaration of Independence is signed and ratified.
  • Common Sense

    Thomas Paine's Common Sense is published. Common Sense advocated American Independence.
  • Battle of Trenton

    The Americans attack the British and win the battle.
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    The Battle of Saratoga

    The British and Americans fought. The Americans win. the Battle of Saratoga is considered the turning point in the American Revolution.
  • French Alliance

    The French sign the Treaty of Alliance and join the Americans against the British in their fight for independence.
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    The Battle of Charleston

    The British and Americans fought in Charleston. Again the Americans lose.
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    The Battle of Yorktown

    The final battle of the American Revolution. American and French troops ally together and corner the British.
  • America's Independence

    The British sign the Treaty of Paris, formally recognizing the independence of America.
  • U.S. Constitution

    The U.S. Constitution is ratified, but recognition of the Bill of Rights was immediate.
  • First Presidency

    George Washington is elected as the first president of the United States and inaugurated on Wall Street.
  • Second Great Awakening

    The Second Great Awakening was inspired by the First Great Awakening. This event insured that the United States was a Christian Country.
  • Vermont

    Vermont is added to the United States as a state.
  • Bill of Rights

    The Bill of Rights (the first ten amendments) are added to the Constitution.
  • The First Political Parties

    The Federalists (formed by Alexander Hamilton) and the Democratic-Republic Party (formed by Thomas Jefferson) are established.
  • Kentucky

    Kentucky is added to the United States as a State.
  • Cotton Gin

    Eli Whitney invents the cotton gin. Which brings in a new era of technology.
  • Second President

    John Adams is elected as second president.