Lasting Effects Project

By: Ashton Winslow

American Revolutionary War

1765

1765

British government tried to raise revenue by enacting the Stamp Act.

1770

1770

The British soldiers opened fire on a mob of colonists, killing five men in what was known as “The Boston Massacre”.

1775

1775

Skirmishes between British troops and colonial militiamen in Lexington and Concord kicked off the armed conflict.

1778

1778

France entered the American Revolution on the side of the colonists.

1781

1781

Continental army force forced British surrender Yorktown, Virginia.

Articles of Confederation

June 11, 1776

June 11, 1776

The Continental Congress concluded that a committee should be appointed to take the form of a Confederation in the Colonies.

July 12, 1776

July 12, 1776

The first draft of the Articles of Confederation was presented to the Continental Congress.

November 15, 1777

November 15, 1777

The Articles of Confederation were adopted by the Congress.

November 17, 1777

November 17, 1777

The Articles of Confederation were submitted to the States with a request for immediate action.

February 21, 1787

February 21, 1787

Congress approved plans to revise and replace the Articles of Confederation.

American Industrial Revolution

1769

1769

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.

1790

1790

Samuel Slater opened the first industrial mill in the United States.

1794

1794

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.

1825

1825

New York Governor DeWitt Clinton pours a bucketful of Lake Erie into the Atlantic Ocean to mark the opening of the Erie Canal.

1844

1844

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.