By: Ashton Winslow
British government tried to raise revenue by enacting the Stamp Act.
The British soldiers opened fire on a mob of colonists, killing five men in what was known as “The Boston Massacre”.
Skirmishes between British troops and colonial militiamen in Lexington and Concord kicked off the armed conflict.
France entered the American Revolution on the side of the colonists.
Continental army force forced British surrender Yorktown, Virginia.
The Continental Congress concluded that a committee should be appointed to take the form of a Confederation in the Colonies.
The first draft of the Articles of Confederation was presented to the Continental Congress.
The Articles of Confederation were adopted by the Congress.
The Articles of Confederation were submitted to the States with a request for immediate action.
Congress approved plans to revise and replace the Articles of Confederation.
James Watt from Scotland designs a more efficient steam engine. One of the most important inventions of the Industrial Revolution, steam engines power the first trains, steamboats, and factories.
Samuel Slater opened the first industrial mill in the United States.
Eli Whitney creates a machine that makes it much easier to separate cotton seeds from cotton fiber. It greatly reduces the time it takes to clean cotton and helps the southern states make more money from cotton crops.
New York Governor DeWitt Clinton pours a bucketful of Lake Erie into the Atlantic Ocean to mark the opening of the Erie Canal.
Samuel Morse invents the telegraph, which allows messages to be sent quickly over a wire. By 1860, telegraph wires stretch from the east coast of the United States west of the Mississippi River.