Period 3: 1754-1800

The Seven Years’ War (French and Indian War) began in 1754 and ended in 1763. The British won the war, but they soon competed for power again, this time, among their own people. The British ended its longstanding policy of salutary neglect and implemented a series of taxes and laws to regain control over the colonies. Angered by these new laws and ‘taxation without representation’, the colonists began to talk about independence. The outbreak of the American Revolution at Lexington and Concord in April 1775 followed by the Declaration of Independence set America on the path of a new nation. After the war ended, the founding fathers debated how this new nation would be governed and represented. The Constitution was signed in 1787. Shortly after that, George Washington became the first president of the United States of America. 1800 marked the election of Thomas Jefferson, which some historians have called The Revolution of 1800.

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