18th Century Turning Points in U.S. History
1718 New Orleans is Founded
1723 The Maryland Assembly Requires Free Public Schools in Every County
1729 The City of Baltimore is Established
1732 The First Stagecoach Line
1732 Georgia Becomes the 13th Colony
1732 Influenza Sweeps Through the Colonies
1733 The British Parliament Passes the Molasses Act
1735 Peter Zenger Acquitted of Libel in New York
Information For Teachers
- Grade Levels
- 6-8, 9-12
- Curricular Areas
- Social Studies
- Series Length
- 8 episodes
- Average Episode Length
- 26 minutes
- Record Rights
- Recording/duplication allowed as long as IPTV broadcasts the series. If you miss the broadcast, contact your AEA for copies.
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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.
All Upcoming Episodes
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These episodes of 18th Century Turning Points in U.S. History aired in the last few months on Iowa Public Television.
- 1792-1799 (#108)
- 1783-1790 (#107)
- 1776-1783 (#106)
- 1766-1776 (#105)
- 1750-1765 (#104)
- 1739-1750 (#103)
- 1718-1735 (#102)
- 1701-1713 (#101)