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→Exploration to Statehood: 1650-1803
*1754-1763: [[French and Indian War]]
**France ceded all
rights to the [[Treaty of Paris of 1763]].
*1768: [[Treaty of Fort Stanwix]] - [[Iroquois]] ceded all lands south and east of the [[Ohio River]] to the British.
*1775-1783: The [[American Revolution]]
began with battles of Lexington and Concord in Massachussetts.
**1776: [[Declaration of Independence]].
American colonies declared their independence from England.
**1781: Final major
battle fought at Yorktown, Virginia
*1782: [[Gnadenhutten Massacre]]. Pennsylvania militia killed Christian
Indians near Tuscarawas River.
*1782: Colonel [[William Crawford]] burned at the stake in retaliation for the [[Gnadenhutten Massacre]].