History Timeline

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  • Period: Jan 5, 1000 to Jan 5, 1500

    Woodland period ( Native Americans begin farming and become less nomadic)

  • Period: Jan 5, 1492 to Jan 5, 1493

    Columbus: His ships - The Nina, The Pinta, and the Santa Maria his voyage was sponsored by Spain

  • Period: Jan 5, 1492 to Jan 5, 1493

    He landed in the Caribbean

  • Period: Jan 5, 1500 to

    Many tribes live in PA

  • Period: Jan 5, 1500 to

    First contact with Europeans

  • Jamestown Virginia was settled

  • Henery Hudson explores the Deleware Bay area

  • Pilgrims settle in Plymoth (Massachusetts)

  • Their ship is called the Mayflower

  • Peter Minuit comes to New Netherland

    Peter Minuit joined the Dutch West India Company [DWI], probably in the mid 1620's, and was sent to New Netherland in 1625 to search for tradable goods other than the animal pelts which were then the major tradable product coming from New Netherland. He returned in the same year, and in 1626 was appointed by the DWI to become the new governor general of New Netherland, taking over from Willem Verhulst, the previous governor general. Minuit arrived in New Amsterdam on May 4, 1626.
  • New Sweden is founded

    The 17th century saw Sweden as an European "Great Power" and one of the major military and political combatants on the continent during the Thirty Years' War. By mid-century, the kingdom included part of Norway, all of Finland and stretched into Russia. Sweden's control of portions of modern Poland, Latvia, Estonia, Lithuania and Germany made the Baltic Sea essentially a Swedish lake.
  • The Dutch take over New Sweden

    At the beginning of the 1600s Sweden was a world power whose troops fought successfully in Germany, Poland, the Baltic, Russia, and Denmark. Sweden's land holdings grew noticeably at the expense of her neighbors. In addition to the pursuit of power in Europe, Sweden like many other European countries established trading companies that specialized in forging avenues of trade to Africa, Asia, and America. It was the responsibility of the companies to fill the royal treasury riches from beyond the
  • England takes over the colony (New York)

    They took New York away from the colony because they had a war and england won the war.
  • William Penn is granted the Charter for Pennsylvania

    William Penn cam over to the colonies and founded Pennsylvania. He named the state after his father. Pennsyvania means Penns woods.
  • Pennsylvania is founded

    William Penn founded Pennsylvania. He named it after his father.
  • William Penn meets with the Delaware Indians

    Lenape had lived in their homeland, Lenapehoking, the present-day greater Delaware Valley, including eastern Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, and southeastern New York. The Lenape shared the same beliefs and culture, spoke different but related dialects, visited each other and intermarried. The Lenape identified themselves by where they lived. The people who lived in the areas near the Delaware Bay and ocean took the name Unalachtigo, which means "the people who live near the ocean."
  • William Penn dies

  • Ben Franklin arrives in Philadelphia

  • Walking Purchase

    land swindle perpetrated by Pennsylvania authorities on the Delaware Indians, who had been the tribe most friendly to William Penn when he founded the colony in the previous century. Colonial authorities claimed to have found a lost treaty, of 1686, ceding a tract of Delaware tribal land between the fork of the Delaware and Lehigh rivers that extended as far as a man could walk in 1 1/2 days—about 40 miles. William Penn’s son Thomas Penn.
  • Period: to

    French and Indian War

    The following year, he sent troops to western Pennsylvania where they built forts at Presque Island (Erie) and on the Rivière aux Boeufs (Waterford). At the same time, Robert Dinwiddie, Lieutenant Governor of Virginia, was granting land in the Ohio Valley to citizens of his colony, setting in motion the events which inevitably led to the French & Indian War
  • Pontiac's Rebellion

    ontiac, who, along with a delegation of Ottawa and Huron warriors met Rogers along the banks of the Detroit River, demanded to know by what authority Rogers was trespassing on Indian land. Rogers assured him that he was only there to remove the French, not the Indians. The two men then smoked a pipe of peace. Rogers later commented that Pontiac “was far from considering himself as a conquered Prince.”
  • Stamp Act

  • Townsend Acts

  • Anthracite Coal is first used in homes

  • Boston Tea Party

  • The Intolerable Acts are passed

  • 1st Continental Congress held

    The First Continental Congress convened in Philadelphia's Carpenters Hall on September 5, 1774. The idea of such a meeting was advanced a year earlier by Benjamin Franklin, but failed to gain much support until after the Port of Boston was closed in response to the Boston Tea Party.
  • 2nd Continental Congress

  • The Pennsylvania Constitution is written

    The U. S Constitution was written in the same Pennsylvania State House where the Declaration of
    Independence was signed and where George Washington received his commission as Commander
    of the Continental Army. Now called Independence Hall, the building still stands today on
    Independence Mall in Philadelphia, directly across from the National Constitution Center
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    Washington occupies Valley Forge

    Washington's army had spent the summer of 1777 fighting a string of losing battles. The Americans harassed the British army in skirmishes and minor battles for much of the fighting season. In the fall, the Americans showed pluck at the Battle of Brandywine in September and the Battle of Germantown in October. Yet the Americans were unable to keep the British out of Philadelphia.
  • The U.S. Constitution is adopted

  • John Fintch invests the steamboat

    The era of the steamboat began in America in 1787 when John Fitch (1743-1798) made the first successful trial of a forty-five-foot steamboat on the Delaware River on August 22, 1787, in the presence of members of the Constitutional Convention. Fitch later built a larger vessel that carried passengers and freight between Philadelphia and Burlington, New Jersey.
  • The Articals of Confederation are adopted by the states

  • George Washington is elected President

  • Cornplanter's Grant

  • The Lancaster Pike is completed

    A main roadway that runs throughout lancaster.