Colonial America

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This course is on the Colonial Americas which culminated with the Revolutionary War in 1775. It is our goal to have a course on each of the revolutions, so please edit and add when needed. To find Wikipedia pages on specific Colonial Americas, please go to the bottom of the page.

Class Information[edit | edit source]

This class has started registration and you can start reading each of the weeks and completing the questions. Please check out the syllabus for more information.

Student Registration[edit | edit source]

Course Syllabus[edit | edit source]

Material[edit | edit source]

Questions[edit | edit source]

Links to the specific week’s questions are found here and in the Material for each week.


Important People[edit | edit source]

Please see a summary of important people here.

Terms to Know[edit | edit source]

Please see the glossary of Terms here.

Short history of Colonial Americas until the Revolutionary War in 1774[edit | edit source]

This short history has most everything from 1702-1789 regarding the British Colonies in America and the United States of America.

Date(s) Event(s)
1702 Queen Anne's War (War of the Spanish Succession) begins
1702 East Jersey and west Jersey become crown colonies
1711 Tuscarora War begins
1713 Queen Anne's War ends with the Treaty of Utrecht
1715 Yamasee War begins
1729 Province of Carolina proprietors sell out to Crown
1733 Province of Georgia founded
1734 The First Great Awakening (1730s to 1760s) begins with the preaching of Jonathan Edwards
1735 John Peter Zenger trial on freedom of the press issues
1739 George Whitefield tours the colonies (1739-1741) to preach the Great Awakening
1740 King George's War ( War of the Austrian Succession) begins
1748 King George's War ends with the Treaty of Aix-La-Chapelle
1752 Benjamin Franklin's kite experiment
1754 French and Indian War begins
1758 Treaty of Easton
1759 Battle of the Plains of Abraham, part of the Battle of Quebec (1759)
1760 King George III crowned
1763 Treaty of Paris (1763) ends French and Indian War
1763 Pontiac's Rebellion begin
1763 British Royal Proclamation of 1763
1764 Currency Act, passed by Parliament
1764 Revenue Act is passed to enforce the Sugar and Molasses Act
1765 Stamp Act passed
1765 Stamp Act Congress convenes
1765 First Quartering Act
1767 Townshend Acts
1770 Boston Massacre
1771 Battle of Alamance in North Carolina
1772 Samuel Adams organizes the Committees of Correspondence
1773 British Parliament passes Tea Act
1773 Boston Tea Party
1774 First Continental Congress
1774 Dunmore's War
1774 British pass Intolerable Acts, including:
1774 Burning of the HMS Peggy Stewart
1775 Battle of Lexington and Concord
1775 Battle of Bunker Hill
1775 Second Continental Congress
1775 Olive Branch Petition sent to King George III
1776 New Hampshire ratified the first state constitution
1776 Thomas Paine publishes Common Sense
1776 Declaration of Independence
1776 Battle of Trenton ( December 26)
1777 Second Battle of Trenton ( January 2)
1777 Battle of Princeton ( January 3)
1777 Battle of Bound Brook ( April 13)
1777 Battle of Oriskany ( August 6)
1777 Battle of Brandywine ( September 11)
1777 Battle of Paoli (Paoli Massacre) ( September 20)
1777 British occupation of Philadelphia ( September 26)
1777 Battle of Germantown ( Battle of Germantown)
1777 Battle of Saratoga ( October 7)
1777 Articles of Confederation adopted by the Second Continental Congress ( November 15)
1777 Battle of White Marsh ( December 5- December 8)
1777 Battle of Matson's Ford ( December 11)
1777 Vermont, as the Republic of Vermont, passes the Constitution of Vermont, the first in the nation to outlaw slavery
1777-1778 Continental Army in winter quarters at Valley Forge ( December 19- June 19)
1778 Treaty of Alliance (February 6)
1778 Battle of Barren Hill ( May 20)
1778 British occupation of Philadelphia ends (June)
1781 Articles of Confederation ratified
1781 British surrender at Yorktown
1781 Bank of North America chartered
1783 Treaty of Paris (1783) ends United States Revolutionary War
1785 Treaty of Hopewell
1786 Shays' Rebellion
1786 Annapolis Convention fails
1787 Northwest Ordinance of 1787
1787 Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia
1787 Delaware, Pennsylvania and New Jersey ratify the constitution
1788 Georgia|, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maryland|, South Carolina, New Hampshire, Virginia and New York ratify the constitution
1789 Constitution goes into effect
1789 George Washington becomes President
1789 Judiciary Act of 1789
1789 Hamilton tariff
1789 Jay-Gardoqui Treaty
1789 North Carolina ratifies the constitution

See also[edit | edit source]

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