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U.S. History by Year, 1776-1799

Based on the clues, guess these American related things that happened in each year.
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Last updated: December 14, 2023
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1799
A 12 year old starts a gold rush after finding gold in this state
North Carolina
1798
The United States fights a naval war with this country in a Quasi-War
France
1797
This "Old Ironsides" ship is launched by the Navy in Boston
USS Constitution
1796
This city is founded along Lake Erie at the mouth of the Cuyahoga River
Cleveland
1795
The University of North Carolina becomes the first state university, opening in this city
Chapel Hill
1794
This gun manufacturer is founded in the Massachusetts city of it's namesake
Springfield Armory
1793
Eli Whitney's creation of this invention inadvertently prolongs slavery
Cotton Gin
1792
The first celebration of this Italian explorer takes place
Columbus Day
1791
This independent Republic joins the U.S. as the 14th state
Vermont
1790
The District of Columbia is established to be the capital along the banks of this river
Potomac River
1789
This former general is elected as the first president of the United States
George Washington
1788
A fire in this city kills 25% of the population and destroys much of the French Quarter
New Orleans
1787
This state becomes the first to ratify the Constitution
Delaware
1786
Farmers take up arms and start this rebellion in Massachusetts over an increase in taxes
Shay's Rebellion
1785
This founding father and future president becomes the first ambassador to England
John Adams
1784
This country establishes it's first colony in Alaska
Russia
1783
Great Britain formerly recognizes the independence of the U.S. following this treaty
Treaty of Paris
1782
Congress recognizes this animal as the national bird
Bald Eagle
1781
General Cornwallis' surrender after the siege of this city is seen as the end of the fighting in the American Revolution
Yorktown
1780
This American general defects to the British
Benedict Arnold
1779
This country declares war on Great Britain in support of the U.S.
Spain
1778
This British captain becomes the first European to land on the Hawaiian islands
James Cook
1777
The American victory in this battle is seen as the turning point of the Revolutionary War
Battle of Saratoga
1776
The United States formerly declares independence in this city
Philadelphia
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