1700 - 1800

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In History
  • Slavery

    Virginia Slave Code passed
  • George Washington

    George Washington is born in Westmoreland County, Virginia
  • Invention

    Benjamin Franklin invents the lightning rod
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    French and Indian War

    The Colonies fought against the French and their Native allies.
  • Royal Proclamation

    King George III issues the Royal Proclamation which limited the westward expansion of the American colonies
  • Boston Massacre

    A deadly riot between British soldiers and patriots
  • Boston Tea Party

    Bostonians led by Josiah Quincy and Samuel Adams discussed the new British tax on tea and subsequently boarded three ships in the nearby harbor, tossing the 342 chests of tea overboard
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    The Revolutionary War

    The colonies fought for their freedom
  • "Give me liberty, or give me death!"

    Patrick Henry gives his famous speech to the Virginia House of Burgesses
  • Capture of Ticonderoga

    The first major success of the Americans in the Revolutionary War
  • The Declaration of Independence

    The Colonies declare their independence from Britain
  • Siege of Yorktown

    British surrendered at Yorktown, ending the Revolutionary War
  • Invention

    John Fitch invents a steamboat
  • The United States Constitution

    The Constitution goes into effect
  • President

    George Washington is unanimously elected president of the new nation
  • Invention

    Eli Whitney patents the cotton gin