Colonial Population Growth Areas
Colonial Map 1750
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1700-1750
  • 1701 William Penn issues Charter of Privileges for Pennsylvania.
  • 1701 Charter of Delaware granted October 28.
  • 1702 East Jersey and West Jersey unite to form royal province of New Jersey.
  • 1702 Queen Anne begins reign; dies 1714. Annapolis is named for her.
  • 1705 First Proposal for Supplying the Nation with Money.
  • 1707 Scotland and England join to become Great Britain.
  • 1711 War with Tuscarora Indians in Carolinas. Tuscarora head north.
  • 1712 North Carolina gets own governor, separates from South Carolina.
  • 1715 North Carolina Biennial Act passed in meeting at New River.
  • 1716 First theater in the colonies opens at Williamsburg, Virginia.
  • 1717 Mother Goose appears in print, in Boston.
  • 1718 New Orleans founded by Le Page du Pratz, for Bienville.
  • 1720 First settlements in Vermont.
  • 1723 Benjamin Franklin leaves Boston for Philadelphia.
  • 1728 First American steel made in Hartford, CT.
  • 1729 Jonathan Swift proposes measures to make poor children useful in Ireland.
  • 1732 Charter of Georgia granted June 9.
  • 1732 Benjamin Franklin begins to publish Poor Richard's Almanac.
  • 1732 First stagecoach route connects Burlington to Perth Amboy, NJ
  • 1733 Sugar Act, aka Molasses Act, a revenue enhancement scheme for Britain.
  • 1733 Georgia becomes 13th colony; founded by James Oglethorpe.
  • 1737 North Carolina Biennial Act: The king responds after 22 years.
  • 1738 British traders begin working shores of Lake Erie, compete with French.
  • 1740 English Parliament allows naturalization of colonists after 7 years.
  • 1740 Invention of the Franklin stove, his most famous invention.
  • 1740 Philadelphia is largest city in America. Population 13,000.
  • 1741 Vitus Bering claims Alaska for his (now) homeland Russia.
  • 1748 Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep appears in New England Primer.
  • 1749 England recognizes slavery and plantation system in the south.
  • 1749 George Washington becomes surveyor at age 17.


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