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12/90 The battles against the British.
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11/90 The Declaration of Independence is drafted. Its principal author is Thomas Jefferson.
10/90 Colonists throw tea into Boston Harbour as a protest against a tax imposed by the British.
9/90 North America becomes part of the conflict between Britain and France.
8/90 Religious revivals challenge the authority of the formal hierarchical churches.
7/90 Dutch settlers in New York and Pennsylvania pioneered a spirit of religious tolerance.
6/90 The Puritan founders of New England sowed the seeds of modern democracy.
5/90 The English settled in Virginia and Maryland. Slaves from Africa were introduced.
4/90 The French moved from the north to the south, searching for the mouth of the Mississippi.
3/90 The lure of gold and silver attracted Spanish colonists from Central and South America.
2/90 The first European explorers brought fatal diseases which reduced the native population.
1/90 Who were America's first inhabitants?