18th Century Turning Points in U.S. History
1766 John Singleton Copley Paints "Boy with the Squirrel"
1767 Daniel Boone Views Kentucky
1768 Indiana Co. Buys 1,800,000 Acres from the Iroquois
1770 The Liberty Pole Riot and the Boston Massacre
1773 The Boston Tea Party
1774 The First Continental Congress Meets in Philadelphia
1775 Battle of Lexington and Concord
1775 George Washington Assumes Command of Continental Army
1776 Thomas Paine Publishes Common Sense
1776 The Declaration of Independence
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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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