Colonial American History Stories – 1753 – 1763

Colonial American History Stories – 1753 – 1763

Colonial American History Stories – 1753 – 1763 contains almost 300 history stories presented in a timeline that begins in 1755 with the hanging of the Liberty Bell and ends with the Treaty of Paris that ended the French and Indian War. This journal of historical events mark the beginnings of the United States and serve as a wonderful guide of American history. These reader friendly stories include: March 10, 1753- Liberty Bell Hung April 9, 1754 – Slave Girl Priscilla Begins Her Horrible Journey April 12, 1755 – Ben Franklin Receives Letter Describing Death by Tapeworm November 01, 1756 – Samuel Adams Elected Tax Collector June 28, 1762 – First Reported Counterfeiting Attempt at Boston

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Colonial American History Stories – 1215 – 1664
Colonial American History Stories – 1753 – 1763
Colonial American History Stories – 1763 – 1769
Colonial American History Stories – 1770 – 1774
An American Revolution Time Line – 1775

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July 21, 1656 – Elizabeth Key Wins Freedom from Slavery
March 10, 1753- Liberty Bell Hung
July 11, 1753 – Fort Le Boeuf Construction Begins
July 18, 1753 – Lemuel Haynes Born
August 04, 1753 – George Washington Becomes A Master Mason
August 10, 1753 – Ben Franklin Appointed Joint Deputy Postmaster-General Of British North America
Late Summer – 1753 – Fry-Jefferson Map Published
August 28, 1753 – British Crown Authorizes Dinwiddie to Take Action
October 31, 1753- Washington Sent on Mission to Assess French Strength in Ohio Valley
November 24, 1753 – Washington Reaches Forks of the Ohio
November 26, 1753 – Letter From John Franklin to Benjamin Franklin
November 30, 1753 – Washington Departs from Logstown
November 30, 1753 – Benjamin Franklin receives Godfrey Copley-Penny
December 04, 1753 – Washington Reaches Fort Venango
December 06, 1753 – John Canton Reads Paper Verifying Franklin’s Electrical Experiments Before Royal Society
December 11, 1753 – Washington Arrives at Fort Fort Le Boeuf
December 27, 1753 – George Washington and Christopher Gist Ambushed By Indians
December 29, 1753 – Washington Crosses Frozen Allegheny River on Raft
January 04, 1754 – Columbia University Founded as Kings College
January 16, 1754 – Washington Arrives Back at Williamsburg
January 21, 1754 – Dinwiddie Presents Washington’s Report to House of Burgesses
February 14, 1754 – Virginia House of Burgesses Meets to Consider Dinwiddies Reports
February 17, 1754 – Captain William Trent Begins Building Fort Prince George
February 19, 1754 – Proclamation of 1754
March 21, 1754 – George Washington’s Trip Journal to Fort Le Boeuf Published
April 9, 1754 – Slave Girl Priscilla Begins Her Horrible Journey
April 17, 1754 – French Force Begins Building Fort Duquesne
May 9, 1754 – First Newspaper Cartoon In America – “Join Or Die”
May 28, 1754 – Battle of Jumonville Glen – Sets Off French and Indian War
June 3, 1754 – Lieutenant Colonel George Washington Completes Construction of Fort Necessity
June 19, 1754 – Franklin Heads Pennslyvannia Delegation to Albany Congress
July 4, 1754 – George Washington Surrenders Fort Necessity to France
July 10, 1754, – Albany Plan of Union Adopted
July 17, 1754 – King’s College Opens
November 22, 1754 – Abraham Baldwin Born
December 17, 1754 – George Washington Leases Mount Vernon
December 18, 1754 – First Students Arrive Moors Charity Indian School
December 18, 1754 – Benjamin Franklin’s Second Letter on Plan of Colonial Union – Addresses Taxation Without Representation
January 11, 1755 – Alexander Hamilton Born
January 22, 1755 – George Washington Buys Blacksmith Tools
March 17, 1755 – Treaty of Sycamore Shoals
May 10, 1755 – Washington Appointed Aide De Camp to Braddock
March 12, 1755 – First Steam Engine In Colonies Pumps Water From A Mine
April 3, 1755 – Birth of Simon Kenton
April 12, 1755 – Ben Franklin Receives Letter Describing Death by Tapeworm
April 15, 1755 – Council of Royal Governors at Alexandria Concludes
July 9, 1755 – Battle of the Monongahela – French and Indian War
July 13, 1755 – General Edward Braddock Dies
September 5 1755 – Acadian Expulsion Began
September 08, 1755 – Battle of Lake George Begins
September 17, 1755 – Washington Appointed Colonel Virginia Regiment
September 18, 1755 Construction of Fort Ticonderoga (Fort Carillion) Begins
November 18, 1755 – Cape Ann Massachustetts Earthquake
December 14, 1755 – Special Collection Taken for Refugee French Acadians
April 1, 1756 – Fort McCord Massacre
April 4, 1756 – The Battle of Sidling Hill
April 8, 1756 – The 1756 Scalp Act Enacted
April 18, 1756 – Battle of Great Cacapon
April 19, 1756 – George Washington Letter to Lieutenant-Governer Robert Dinwiddie
May 15, 1756 – Declaration of War – French and Indian War Begins
June 4, 1756 – Quakers leave assembly of Pennsylvania
July 07, 1756 – Isaiah Thomas Apprenticed to Zechariah Fowle
August 14 – 1756 – French capture Fort Oswego
August 15, 1756 – Daniel Boone and Rebecca Married
September 21, 1756 – John Loudon McAdam Born
September 22, 1756 – Nassau Hall opens at Princeton University
November 01, 1756 – Samuel Adams Elected Tax Collector
June 21, 1757 – Battle of Bloody Creek – French and Indian War
July 27, 1757 – Ben Franklin Arrives in London to Second Time
August 08, 1757 – Marquis De Lafayette Born
August 08, 1757 – Fort William Henry “Massacre” – French and Indian War
April 28, 1758 – James Monroe Born
May 21, 1758 – Lenape Warriors Abduct Mary Campbell From Her Home
August 08, 1757 – Marquis De Lafayette Born
June 25, 1758 – Lunar Eclipse – First Astronomical Event Recorded In American Colonies
July 02, 1758 – Washington Begins Building Road to Fort Duquesne
July 8, 1758 – Battle of Fort Carillon
July 24, 1758 – George Washington Elected to Virginia House of Burgesses
July 26, 1758 – Siege of Louisbourg Ends
August 28, 1758 – French Surrender Fort Frontenac
August 29, 1758 – First Indian Reservation Established
September 11, 1758 – General Forbes Begins Campaign to Capture Fort Duquesne
September 14, 1758 – Major James Grant Advance Force Defeated by French Attackers
October 10, 1758 – Jean-Pierre Chouteau Born
October 12, 1758 – French Strike British Army at Fort Ligonier
October 16, 1758 – Noah Webster Born
October 20, 1758 – Lenape Indian Teedyuscung Addresses Easton Indian Treaty Council of 1758
October 26, 1758 – Treaty of Easton – British make peace with the Native Tribes
November 12, 1758 – French Strike British Army Near Fort Duquesne
November 14, 1758 – Forbes Advances from Loyalhanna
November 24, 1758 – French Burn Fort Duquesne
November 25, 1758 – George Washington’s Troops Occupy Fort Duquesne
November 27, 1758 – British General John Forbes Names Pittsburg
December 03, 1758 – Forbes Leaves Forks of Ohio – Construction of Fort Mercer Begins
December 23, 1758 – Washington Resigns Commission – Virginia Regiment
January 6, 1759 – George Washington Marries Martha Dandridge Curtis
January 11, 1759 – First American Life Insurance Company Incorporated
January 24, 1759 – Enfield Riot – Precursor to the War of the Regulators
March 11, 1759 – General Forbes Dies
April 25, 1759 – Pennsylvania Currency Issued to Pay French and Indian War Expenses
June 01, 1759 – British Force Departs Louisburg for Quebec
June 27, 1759 – General James Wolfe Begins the Siege Of Quebec
July 31, 1759 – General James Wolfe Attacks Quebeck – Battle of Beauport
September 13, 1759 – Battle of the Plains of Abraham – Quebec Falls to the British
December 13, 1759 – First Music Store in Colonial America Opens in Philadelphia
December 24, 1759 – Name of Fort Pitt Used for First Time in Letter
January 28, 1760 – Benning Wentworth Creates Pownal, Vermont
February 14, 1760 – Richard Allen Born – African Methodist Episcopal Church Founder
February 16, 1760 Native American Hostages Killed In Ft Prince George SC
March 20, 1760 – Great Fire Of Boston Destroys 349 Buildings
June 10, 1760 – New York City Passes First Law Regulating Practice of Medicine
September 08, 1760 – Montreal Falls to the British
October 23, 1760 – The First Jewish Prayer Books Were Printed In Colonies
October 25, 1760 – King George III Ascends the British Throne
November 21, 1760 – Joseph Plumb Martin Born
November 29, 1760 – British Flag Is Raised Over Fort Pontchartrain
February 24, 1761 – James Otis Argues Against Writs of Assistance
January 15 – 1762 – Fraunces Tavern opens in New York City NY
August 22, 1762 – Ann Franklin Becomes First Female US Newspaper Editor
September 15, 1760 – Battle of Signal Hill – Last Battle of French and Indian War
June 28, 1762 – First Reported Counterfeiting Attempt at Boston
November 01, 1762 – Ben Franklin Arrives In Philadelphia From London
December 03, 1762 – Secret Treaty – France Cedes Lands West of Mississippi to Spain
February 10, 1763 – Treaty of Paris ends French-Indian War
September 09, 1763 – William Franklin Appointed as New Jersey Governor
Acknowledgments
About the Author
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Sample Chapter – Book 4
April 16, 1763 – George Grenville Becomes Prime Minister of Britain
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