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"The Spirit of the Laws" Montesquieu published this and it discussed governments throughout history.
13 colonies stretch along the east coast of North America
1st british parliamentary attempt to raise revenue through direct taxation of all colonial commercial and legal papers, newspapers....(Stamp Act)
British soldiers fire on a group of angry colonists , killing 5 people
Men disguised themselves as Native Americans boarded 3 ships and dumped the British tea overboard.
New laws passed to punish the colonist for the troubles they have had caused.
Parliament repealed the Stamp Act
George III came to power
Rousseau set forth his ideas about government and society in The Social Contract
Voltaire publishes Candide
Catherine the Great has became the empress.
Handful of colonists hurled a cargo of recently arrived British tea.
Colonists declare independence
During this time of year Parliament ended the Sugar Act , an attempt to raise revenue in the colonies through a tax on molasses.
The final draft of the Declaration of Independence was approved by the Congress
Britain passes the coercive act.
Intolerable Acts were also known as Coercive Acts
The Coercive Acts were a series of four acts established by the British government
Intolerable Acts: series of acts British Parliament passed in 1774 in reaction to the Boston Tea Party coming to be known in the American Colonies
Benjamin Franklin: sent by Congress to France to seek financial and military support for the war , many people admired him
Frederick the Great took reign as King of Prussia from 1740-1768 and he was also known as the enlightened despots
The end of the French and Indian War and the Seven Years War brought Britain all of French Canada
Around 1781, the French fleet blockaded the Chesapeake Bay which enabled Washington to force the surrender of the British army at Yorktown, VA
2 years later after they forced the surrender, American, French, and British diplomats signed the Treaty of Paris ending the war
George Washington James Madison and Benjamin Franklin met secretly in 1787 for the new constitution
A revolution in France toppled the monarchy in the name of liberty and equality. And this is when the French Revolution begins!!!
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