George Washington and the New World's First Republic

Events

French and Indian War

1754 - 1763

The British Defeat the French at Quebec

1759

Britain Begins Heavy Taxing of the Colonies

1760

Boston Massacre

1770

Boston Tea Party

1773

First Continental Congress

1774

American War for Independence

1775 - 1783

Second Continental Congress

1775

Battles at Lexington and Concord

1775

Battle of Bunker Hill

1775

Declaration of Independence

1776

The Nation's First Official Flag Presented to Congress

1777

American Victory at Saratoga

1777

Cornwallis Surrenders at Yorktown

1781

Treaty of Paris Recognizes American Independence

1783

Constitutional Convention

1787

George Washington Inaugurated as the Nation's First President

1789