Year 2, Unit 4

Week 28

Franklin's Junto Club

1727

Franklin starts the Junto Club

First Great Awakening

1730 - 1740

The First subscription library

1731

Franklin starts the Library Company of Philadelphia

Poor Richard's Almanac

1733

John Wesley's missionary trip

1735 - 1737

A missionary trip to Georgia, he encounters the Moravians

George Whitefield first preaches

1738

American Philosophical Society

1743

Founded by (who else?) Benjamin Franklin to help scientific men discuss theories and the Academy and College of Philadephia.

English prisoners die in the Black Hole of Calcutta

1756

Battle of Plassey

1757

Gives British control over India

Week 29

Haydn

1732 - 1809

Franz Joseph Haydn, Austrian composer

The French and Indian War

1754 - 1763

In America, sparked by the first shots of Washington at Fort Duquesne

The Seven Years' War

1756 - 1763

In Europe and Canada began with Frederick II's invasion of the German state of Saxony

British capture Quebec

1759

George III's reign

1760 - 1820

Montreal surrender

1760

to the British, giving them complete control of New France

Pontiac Rebellion

1763 - 1766

Proclamation Line

1763

Treaty of Paris

1763

Ends French presence in North America and ends the French and Indian War

Week 30

Stamp Act

1765

Townshend Acts

1767

Captian Cook's expedition

1768 - 1771

... to the Pacific charts New Zealand and Australia

Boston Massacre

1770

Boston Tea Party

1773

Louis XVI coronation

1774

First Continental Congress

1774

The Intolerable Acts

1774

By dear ol' George III

Week 33

Daniel Boone

1735 - 1820

Adventures by Boone

1775

Boone blazes the Wilderness Road through the Cumberland Gap and founds Boonesborough. Humble.

Articles of Confederation in effect

1777 - 1787

America is governed by the Articles of Confederation and Perpetual Union.

Shay's Rebellion

1786 - 1787

Congress - Northwest Ordinance

1787

Congress passes the Northwest Ordinance.

Prussian helps the House of Orange

1787

Prussian soldiers help the House of Orange put down rebellion in the Netherlands

Louis XVI agrees...

1788

to reconvene the Estates-General

France holds elections

1788 - 1789

France holds elections and draws up cadres for the meeting of the Estates-General. Unrest increases.

2nd partition of Poland

1793

Done by Prussia and Russia, for crying out loud.

Week 34

Constitutional Convention

May 1787 - September 1787

In Sept, the Constitution is completed, signed, and offered to the States for ratification.

Week 35

French Revolution

1789 - 1799

French constitutional monarchy

1789

... created

1st US President

1789

Guess who this guy was?

French Nat Assembly takes control

1789

....As the voice of the people

Storming of the Bastille

July 14, 1789

Bill of Rights

1791

... included in the Constitution

Estates-General meets

1791

France at war

1792 - 1797

...with European neighbors

LouEtte killed

1793

Louis XVI + Marie Antoinette are executed (like my ship name?)

Reign of Terror

1793 - 1794

Directory rules

1795 - 1799

... France

Napoleon seizes power

1799

Week 36

XYZ Affair

1797

John Adams

1797 - 1801

is POTUS

KY + VA Resolutions

1798

Quasi-War

1798 - 1799

with France

Congress passes A&SA

1798

Alien and Sedition Acts