18th Century Turning Points in U.S. History
1776 Washington Crosses the Delaware
1777 Congress Mandates the American Flag
1777 Second Battle of Saratoga
1777 John Paul Jones Sets Sail
1777-78 The Winter at Valley Forge
1778 George Rogers Clark Captures Kaskaskia
1781 The Siege of Yorktown
1783 The Treaty of Paris and the End of Revolutionary War
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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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