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18th Century Turning Points in U.S. History

1750-1765 (#104)

1750 The Flatboat and Conestoga Wagon Make Their Appearance in Pennsylvania
1754 The Albany Plan of Union
1754-1763 The French and Indian War
1760 James Otis Fights for the Security of People in Their Homes
1763 Ottawa Chief Pontiac's War for Independence
1765 The Stamp Act is Passed
1765 Samuel Adams Forms the Sons of Liberty
[27 minutes] Closed Captioning

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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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