18th Century Turning Points in U.S. History
1701 The English Board of Trade Creates Royal Colonies
1701 The French Return Soldiers to the North American Interior
1701 Yale College is Founded
1702 Colonists Sack St Augustine
1702 Cotton Mather publishes "The Ecclesiastical History of New England."
1709 Quakers Erect a Meeting House in Boston
1713 Treaty of Utrecht
1713 Capt. Robinson Designs and Constructs a Schooner [26 minutes]
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Series Description: As the 18th century dawned on the North American continent, four powers— the French, the Spanish, the British, and the Native Americans— were competing to see who would control this remarkable land. However after half a century of almost continuous wars, a new entity emerged: The Americans. It would be the Americans not the other four powers who would control what would become the United States. In the process, the Americans created, by the end of the 18th century, the greatest experiment in self-government the world has ever seen.
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