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1492"COLUMBUS SAILED THE OCEAN BLUE"In 1492, Cristopher ColumbUs took three ships, the Ninia, Pinta, and Santa Maria. He set out to find a western trade route to Asia, but instead re-discovered North America for Europe.

1754FRENCH AND INDIAN WARThe French and Indian war (7 year's war in Europe) was between the Birtish colonies and the French with Native American aid. The British won the war, but with great expence, which lead to high taxation of the colonies.

1774THE INTOLERABLE ACTSThe Intolerable Acts was a series of punitive laws passed by the British Parliament in 1774 after the Boston Tea party.

1771 BOSTON TEA PARTYIn 1771, The Sons of Liberty to protest taxation and increasing British oppression, attacked British cargo ships carrying tea, in Boston Harbor, dumping the tea into the bay.

1776THE DECLERATION OF INDEPENDANCEThe Continental Congress on July 4, 1776, announced that the thirteen American colonies, regarded themselves as independent from the British.

1787NORTHWEST ORDINANCEThe Northwest Ordinance was an act of Congress, which created the Northwest Territory, the first organized territory of the United States.

1804 THE LEWIS AND CLARK EXPEDITIONThis was the first American expedition to cross the western portion of the U.S., in search for a route to the Pacific Ocean.

1861THE CIVIL WARThe civil war was fought from 1861 to 1865 to determine the survival of the Union or the independence of the Confederacy. The main issue of this war was over slavery. The northern states abolished slavery, while the south wanted to maintain slavery.


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