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  • Anglo Population Reaches 275,000

    Anglo Population Reaches 275,000
    Population reaches 275,000 for the first time. Boston is most populated city(7000) followed by New York(5000)
  • First Regular Newspaper

    First Regular Newspaper
    The first regular newspaper, the News-Letter, is published in Boston by John Campbell, the postmaster.
  • Virginia Slave Code

    Virginia Slave Code
    The Virginia Slave Code is passed in the Virginia House of Burgesses.
  • Beginnings of Fort Niagara

    Beginnings of Fort Niagara
    The French establish Le Magazin Royale, a trading post, along a strategically placed portion of the Niagara River. This would eventually become Fort Niagara.
  • Establishment of Fort Oswego

    Establishment of Fort Oswego
    Fort Oswego was established by the British on the southeast shore of Lake Ontario in attempts to counter the influence and success of French Fort Niagara.
  • Georgia Charter Granted

    Georgia Charter Granted
    Georgia is granted corporate charter by by King George II to establish a working colony for British citizens imprisoned for debt.
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    King George's War

    King George's War was a phase of the War of the Austrian Succession fought on the American front. It was between the British and French over domination of the North American continent. Ended with Peace treaty of Aix-La-Chapelle
  • Benjamin Franklin Invents Lightning Rod

    Benjamin Franklin Invents Lightning Rod
    After proving that lightning is electricity by flying a kite in a thunderstorm, Franklin invents the lightning rod.
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    French and Indian War

    War fought between British and French over land control. Started with disputes over territory in the Ohio River Valley. After a series of battles, Britain declared war in 1756.
  • Capture of Louisbourg and Fort Duquesne

    Capture of Louisbourg and Fort Duquesne
    Major victory for British-American-Indian forces in the French and Indian War. Considered a turning point towards eventual British victory. French surrender Louisbourg and burn Fort Duquesne while retreating north.
  • First Treaty of Paris

    First Treaty of Paris
    Treaty that ends the French and Indian War. France abandons all territory on the North American continent as a term of the treaty.
  • Stamp Act

    Stamp Act
    Act that required almost all printed goods in the colonies to be produced on special stamped paper produced in London. Raised issue of taxation without representation among colonists. Was passed to recuperate funds lost in protecting the colonists.
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    The Boston Massacre was a confrontation in which British soldiers shot and killed several protesters on King Street in Boston. It was started over the enforcement of controversial tax acts
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    American Revolutionary War

    The Revolutionary War was the culmination of many years of hostility between colonists and British power. It was mainly in response to unjust taxation and lack of representation for colonists in British parliament. The colonists ultimately won.
  • Battle of Saratoga

    Battle of Saratoga
    The Battle of Saratoga was a major turning point in the Revolutionary War, changing the tides towards the Continental Army. It encouraged the entrance of the French into the war to fight alongside the colonists against Great Britain.
  • Treaty of Paris 1783

    Treaty of Paris 1783
    Treaty signed by representatives of King George III and United States representatives in Paris. Put an official end to the Revolutionary War. Britain ceded the colonial territory into American control.
  • Washington Becomes First President

    Washington Becomes First President
    After his great military successes, Washington was elected unanimously to the Presidency.
  • Alien and Sedition Acts

    Alien and Sedition Acts
    The Acts, which were made to criminalize slander against the American government and grant the President almost total power over immigration, are put into law