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Butterfly of Quebec

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All events before the Battle of Quebec are the same as in OTL

The Revolution

30, December, 1775: A US soldier sets fire to a building in Quebec. This building turns out to have been full of British soldiers, waiting to kill General Montgomery. The British were sent reeling from his attack. The final death blow was made when Benedict Arnold struck toward the Lower Town. The British General Carlton surrendered his army. 12, January, 1776: General David Wooster was sent to administer Quebec. The people of Montreal were very relieved.

February-August, 1776: The British are driven out of New Brunswick.

21, April, 1776: The Treaty of Alliance is signed between the US and France.

17, May, 1776: The Battle at Halifax is lost by US forces

14, July, 1776: French forces land in Charleston. Used to secure Southern Colonies.

27, August, 1776: US forces lose New York.

11, September, 1777: Better intelligence and French reinforcements, the Battle at Brandywine is a victory.

27, September, 1777: The Battle At Chester lead to a rout of British forces.

14, November, 1777: New York retaken.

20, December, 1777: Worst Christmas Ever: French and Spanish forces landed in Cornwall.

27, December, 1777: Plymouth lost.

30, December, 1777: Southampton lost to Coalition (French, Prussian, Spanish, and Dutch) forces.

2, January, 1778: British home forces regroup and launch a counteroffensive.

6, January, 1778: Battle of Salisbury Plain is won by British. Coalition forces leave Britain.

13, April, 1778 Coalition and US forces lay siege to Lord Cornwallis' forces in Hampton Roads, VA.

29, April, 1778: Lord Cornwallis surrenders. War ends.

29, June, 1778: Continental Congress makes Fort Arnold (OTL West Point) the center for military training in the United States.

12, August, 1778: The Bank of North America established.

21, September, 1778: negotiations for the Treaty of Paris begin.

12, January, 1779: Treaty of Paris signed. The United States gain sovereignty over all the lands from the east coast west to the Mississippi, along with Upper Canada (Quebec) and Lower Canada (Ontario), and all of Rupert's Land.

The Pre-Constitution Era

29, May, 1779: To Have an even more distinct culture, the US Congress commissions the Committee for Redefinition of Measurement.

12, June, 1779: Lord North resigns.

20, June, 1779: The Bald Eagle is adopted as the emblem of the United States.

7, August, 1779: George Washington creates the Badge of Military Merit to all who are injured in war.

13, September, 1779: Russia establishes the Colony of Kodiak.

21, November, 1779: The Committee for Redefinition of Measurement comes up with the American Standard System, using one basic unit, the Meter.

31, December, 1779: In the Continental Congress's third important act after the war, Congress establishes Daylight Savings Time.

13, March, 1780: Congress unanimously adopts the Dollar as the official US currency. This is the first time a country adopted a decimal system for currency.

27, May, 1780: The University of Georgia established.

17, July, 1780: John Rosen and Frank Arden launch the first hot air balloon.

21, September, 1780: Napoleon Bonaparte becomes a lieutenant in the French Army.

12, December, 1780: The Treaty of Hopewell is signed among the United States, the Cherokee, Chocktaw, and Chicksaw.

29, March, 1781: Lee's Rebellion begins in New Hampshire.

30, June, 1781: Leeists control most of the northern half of the state.

14, July, 1781: Leeists start the Whiskey Rebellion in western Pennsylvania.

16, July, 1781: The Six Months War begins. More of a series of protracted conflicts, it shocks a great many people.

21, November, 1781: The Battle at Rochester is lost by the Revolutionary Army, led by General Samuel Lee.

12, December, 1781: The Six Month's War ends. Samuel Lee is hanged for treason.

4, March, 1782: The Constitutional Convention is held in Philadelphia.

12, July, 1782: The US Constitution is approved. Identical to OTL.

August-December, 1782: the States of Pennsylvania, Delaware, Quebec, Massachusetts, Virginia, Maryland, New York, Vermont, Connecticut, Rhode Island, North Carolina, Canada (Ontario), South Carolina, and Georgia, ratify the constitution.

Dawn of the Republic

19, March, 1783: French rioters in Grenoble engage troops in Grenoble.

12, June, 1783: King Louis XVI calls for a meeting of the Estates-General.

3, August, 1783: The Estates-General meets for the first time in 169 years.

14, September, 1783: Angry French People storm the Bastille prison and free seven prisoners.

26, March, 1784: Eleven ships of the First Fleet from Botany Bay, led by Arthur Phillip, land in what will become Sydney, Australia. Great Britain establishes the prison colony of New South Wales, the first permanent European settlement on the continent.

14, June, 1784: A minor rebellion in Clermont is put down by french troops.

3, September, 1784: The US congressional elections are held.

19, November, 1784: The US presidential election is held.

Names to Remember

Karl Liebknecht Sergei Trufanov

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