18th Century Turning Points in U.S. History
1739 The Great Awakening Begins
1739 Black Uprising in South Carolina
1739 The War of Jenkins Ear Begins
1739-41 New Explorations
1747 The Ohio Land Company is Established
1750 Native American Horse Cultures Dominate the Great Plains
1750 Parliament Passes Iron Act [25 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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