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EVENTS. A. D. 1756 Fort Oswego taken by French. 1757 Fort William Henry taken by French. 1758 Repulse of Abercrombie at Tinonderne
Forts Frontenac and Du Quesne taken by colonial armies.
Final capture of Louisburgh, Cape Breton and Prince Edward islands 1759 Invasion of Canada by Englisin.
Quebec taken. Death of Wolfe.
Capture of Niagara, Crown Point, Ticonderoga 1760 Surrender of Montreal. 1763 End of war by Peace of Paris. 1765 “American Stamp Act” resisted in Massachusetts and Virginia
First Colonial congress at New York.
Declaration of Rights. 1768 Boston occupied by British troops. 1769 Daniel Boone explores Kentucky. 1772 Burning of Gaspée. 1773 Tax laid on tea.
Tea destroyed at Boston.
Boston Port bill passed by parliament.
Second Continental congress.
Montgomery takes St. John and Montreal and falls at Quebec. 1776 British troops evacuate Boston.
Moultrie defeats the English at Sullivan's island.
Washington at Morristown. 1777 Arrival of La Fayette.
Capture of Ticonderoga by Britisk
Washington winters at Valley Forge. 1778 Benjamin Franklin sent to France.
Alliance with France.
Capture of Savannah (Georgia) by British. 1779 Wayne recaptures Stony Point.
EVENTS. A. D. 1779 Paul Jones' victory off Scotland.
Washington winters at Morristown. 1780 Fall of Charlestown.
Gates defeated at Carr.den.
Treason of Benedict Arnold. Capture of André. 1781 Battle of Cowpens.
Battles of Guildford Court-House and Eutaw Springs.
Surrender of Cornwallis. End of War.
Disbanding of American armies.
Independence of American troops acknowledged by Great Britain.
Ordinance of 1787 for government of Northwest Territory established.
Constitution of United States adopted. 1789 George Washington becomes first President of the United States. 1791 First United States bank established. 1792 Kentucky admitted to Union.
United States mint established. 1793 Washington reëlected.
Neutrality in regard to France.
Eli Whitney invents the cotton-gin. 1794 Jay's treaty with England.
Whisky insurrection in Pennsylvania. 1795 Treaty with Spain settling boundaries between United States and Spanish Ameri
can territory. 1796 Washington resigns. 1797 John Adams elected second President of United States.
Congress passes the Alien and Sedition laws.
Difficulties with France over the Jay treaty. 1798 War measures adopted and Washington made commander-in-chief of army. 1799 Napoleon Bonaparte makes peace with the United States.
Tennessee admitted to Union. 1800 Washington City settled upon as site of a National capital. 1801 Thomas Jefferson elected third President of United States.
War declared against United States by Tripoli. 1803 Ohio admitted to Union.
Purchase of Louisiana territory for fifteen millions.
United States frigate Philadelphia taken by Tripolitans. 1804 Decatur recaptures the Philadelphia.
Preble bombards Tripoli.
Death of Alexander Hamilton. 1805 Thomas Jefferson reëlected President. 1807 First steamboat ascends the Hudson, built by Robert Fulton.
President Jefferson passes the Embargo act.
Aaron Burr tried for treason.
Einbargo act repealed. Non-intercourse act passed. 1811 Engagement between the President and the Little Belt.
Indians on the Wabash defeated by General Harrison.
Invasion of Canada under General Hull, who surrenders Detroit to the British.
Louisiana admitted into the Union. 1813 James Madison reëlected.
Harrison defeated by Proctor at Raisin river.
Jackson wins victories over the Indians in Alabama. 1814 Burning of Washington by the British.
Battle of Lundy's Lane.
Treaty of Ghent.
War declared against Algiers. 1816 Indiana admitted to Union.
United States bank incorporated. 1817 James Monroe elected fifth President of United States.
Mississippi admitted to Union. 1818 Illinois admitted to Union.
War with Seminole Indians. 1819 First ocean steamer crossed the Atlantic from Savannah to Liverpool
Spain ceded Florida to United States for five miliions.
Alabama admitted to Union. 1820 Maine admitted to Union.
Struggle begins er admission of Missouri. 1821 Missouri Compromise adopted.
Monroe reëlected. 1823 Monroe doctrine formulated. 1824 La Fayette's visit to America.
Protective tariff extended and strengthened. 1825 Removal of Indians west of Mississippi river first recommended.
John Quincy Adams elected sixth President of United States.
Erie canal opened. 1828 Protective tariff increased. 1829 Andrew Jackson elected seventh President of United States. 1830 Mormons founded at Manchester, New York, by Joseph Smith.
Treaty between the United States and the Porte.
Cholera in New York.
President Jackson's celebrated proclamation-vetoes National Bank bill. 1833 Andrew Jackson reëlected.
Removal of the deposits from United States bank. 1834 President censured by senate for removing deposits. 1835 Great fire in New York. 1836 National debt paid off and surplus revenue divided among the states.
Arkansas admitted into Union.
Treaty with Morocco.
Martin Van Buren elected eighth President of United States.
Financial panic throughout the country.
Antarctic continent discovered by the United States exploring expedition.
Sub-treasury law passed by congress.
Dies one month after inauguration.
Bankrupt act passed.
Dorr insurrection. 1844 Trouble with the Mormons.
Anti-rent riots in New York.
Electro-magnetic telegraph first put in use. 1845 Annexation of Texas.
James K. Polk elected eleventh President of United States. 1846 Treaty with Great Britain over Oregon boundary.
Iowa admitted into the Union.
Wilmot Proviso introduced into congress. 1847 Battle of Buena Vista.
Battle of Sacramento.
Events, A. D. 1847 Battle of Chapultepec.
Wisconsin admitted into the Union.
Suspension bridge finished at Niagara Falls.
President Taylor died.
Conventions held to amend the Constitution of the United States. 1851 General Quitman of Mississippi arrested for violating the neutrality law by in
stigating an expedition against Cuba.
del Norte, in 32° 22' north latitude. Monument erected recording the same.
Kossuth arrives in America.
Henry Clay died.
Resistance to the Fugitive Slave law.
Gadsden Purchase made for twenty millions of dollars.
Yellow fever epidemic in south. 1854 Ostend Manifesto.
Treaty with Japan concluded.
Cholera and yellow fever epidemics. 1855 Wisconsin district court pronounces the Fugitive Slave law unconstitutional.
President Pierce issues proclamation against filibustering.
Excitement in Kansas over Kansas-Nebraska bill. 1856 Great agitation and riots in Kansas.
Charles Sumner assaulted by Preston Brooks.
Minnesota admitted to the Union.