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A Biography of America

Growth and Empire – Key Events

1663

Carolina chartered

1664

English conquer New Netherland, found New York

New Jersey established

1670

Charleston founded by settlers from Barbados

Marquette, Jolliet, and La Salle explore the Great Lakes and Mississippi Valley for France

1681

Pennsylvania chartered

1692

Spanish reconquer New Mexico

Salem witch trials

1701

Iroquois adopt neutrality policy toward France and England

1711 - 1713

Tuscarora War in North Carolina

1715

Yemasee War in South Carolina

1718

New Orleans founded by French

1732

Georgia founded

1739

Stono Rebellion

1741

New York City “conspiracy” reflects whites’ continuing fears of slave revolts

1754

Washington’s defeat at Fort Necessity

1756 - 1763

Seven Years’ War

1763

Treaty of Paris ends Seven Years’ War

1990s

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