British America 1713-1783

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1713
Treaty of Utrecht
1717
Piracy Act & 'Black Sam' Bellamy dies
1718
Edward Teach (Blackbeard ) blockades Charles Town, South Carolina
1738
Spanish offer freedom to slaves of South Carolina who leave the British colony
1739
Stono Rebellion in South Carolina
1741
The New York Slave Conspiracy
1744
King George's War between Britain and France in Canada and Colonists capture Louisbourg
1748
Britain and France establish peace and Louisbourg is returned to French control
1754
French and Indian War begins
1758
Britain and France go to war
1759
British capture Quebec
1763
Treaty of Paris,Proclamation Act, Pontiac's Rebellion beings, Paxton Boys massacre natives at Lancaster
1764
Paxton Boys march to Philadelphia, Sugar Act aims to end smuggling and tax colonies for their defence
1765
Stamp Tax riots; Stamp Act Congress in New York
1766
Parliament repeals Stamp Act but passes Declaratory Act to assert power over the colonies, End of Pontiac's Rebellion
1770
British soliders cut down Liberty Pole in New York; Boston Massacre leaves 5 dead
1773
Tea Act and Boston Tea Party
1774
Intolerable Acts and First Continental Congress in Philadelphia
1775
War of Independence begins; Second Continental Congress asks George III to respond to demands; King declares colonies to be in rebellion
1776
Thomas Paine's 'Common Sense' and Congress adopts Declaration of Independence
1777
Battle of Saratoga marks a turning point in the campaign and Burgoyne suffers worst British defeat
1778
France signs a treaty with the Americans promising assistance
1781
Cornwallis surrenders​ at Yorktown and British Government seeks to establish Peace
1783
Peace of Paris
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