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1773 Boston Tea Party tax rebellion
1775 - 1783 Revolutionary War
1776 Declaration of Independence
1789 George Washington first president
1803 Louisiana Territory Purchased
1700 American colonies prosper
1720 Texas becomes Spanish possession
1735 Freedom of press established
1740 Colony population = 1.5 million
1754 - 1763 Anglo-French War
1607 Jamestown 1st permanent settlement
1620 Pilgrims to America on Mayflower
1638 Printing press reaches America
1664 English capture/rename New York
1681 La Salle explores Louisiana
 John Taylor
 Thankful WOODWARD
 John Taylor
 d.1774 Westport, Ct.
 Roger Clapp
 b.1609 Salcombe Regis, England
 d.1690 Bridgeport, England
 Preserved Clapp
 b.1643 Dorchester, Suffolk, Mass.
 d.1720 Northampton, Mass.
 Joanna Ford
 b.1617 Dorchester, England
 d.1695 Boston, Mass.
 Wait Clapp
 Benjamin Newberry
 b.1624 Yarcombe, Devon, England
 d.1689 Windsor, Hartford, Ct.
 Sarah Newberry
 Mary Allyn
 b.1628 Braunton, England
 d.1703 Windsor, Hartford, Ct.