By abesj
  • 1493

    Columbus Finds New World

    Columbus brings evidence of the New World which begins Europe's colonization of the Americas.
  • 1513

    Ponce DeLeon Establishes Colony

    Ponce DeLeon begins the first colony in what is now mainland America in what is now Florida.
  • 1520

    Fernando de Magallanes finds a way around the world

    Fernando de Magallanes discovers a way to sail all the way around the world, and two years later the journey is completed.
  • 1522

    Fall of The Aztecs

    The Aztecs fall after a three-year war with Cortez.
  • 1543

    The Scientific Revolution

    The Scientific Revolution begins with Copernicus and his revolutionary thoughts and views.
  • First English Settlement

    The Virginia Company settles in Jamestown.
  • First Tobacco Crop Planted

    The first tobacco crop is planted, which will eventually become a staple in The United States.
  • Thansgiving

    The first Thanksgiving is celebrated between natives and settlers.
  • Plymouth Colony Established

    The Plymouth settling is established in the U.S.
  • Massachusetts Bay Colony Founded

    The Massachusetts Bay Colony is founded in modern-day Massachusetts.
  • New York Taken

    New Amsterdam is seized from the Dutch by the English and is renamed New York.
  • Bacon's Rebellion

    Nathaniel Bacon attacks natives and ignites hatred between the two groups.
  • Iroquois Treaty

    Colonists sign a treaty with The Iriquois nation to prevent them from allying with The French.
  • French/Indian Forces Attack

    French/Indian forces destroy Deerfield.
  • French and Indian War Begins

    The French and Indian war begins.
  • French and Indian War Ends

    The French and Indian War comes to an end.
  • Boston Massacre

    British troops fired on a rock-throwing crowd, inciting anger between The Colonies and England.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Americans disguised as Indians throw tea into the harbor to protest the taxes that England had given them.
  • Martial Law is declared in Massachusetts

    Due to growing conflict between Bostonians and England Martial law is instituted in Massachusetts.
  • Minute-Men are Started

    Minute-Men begin and prepare to fight against the British.
  • Revolutionary War Begins

    The Revolutionary War begins with battles in Lexington and Concord. Guerilla warfare is introduced on a large scale to the English following this.
  • George Washington becomes Commander-in-Chief

    George Washington becomes Commander-in-Chief of the Continental army.
  • Battle of Breeds Hill

    British forces win the Battle of Breeds Hill.
  • The Declaration of Independence

    The Declaration of Independence is signed and The United States of America begins, declaring Independence from England and starting under the thirteen colonies.
  • Crossing the Delaware

    American forces led by George Washington cross the Delaware River into Trenton on Christmas.
  • First U.S. Flag is Approved

    The First U.S. Flag is approved by the Continental Congress
  • Battle of Yorktown

    American and French forces win the battle of Yorktown.
  • End of Revolutionary War

    The American Revolutionary War ends and England leaves the newly founded United States to be- for now.
  • Continental Army Disbands

    Following the end of the Revolutionary War, The Continental Army disbands.
  • The Dollar

    The Continental Congress adopts the dollar.
  • The Constitution

    The Constitution replaces the Articles of Confederation and American rights' are put in ink.
  • U.S. Army is Established

    The U.S. Army is established in The United States.
  • George Washington President

    Goerge Washington is voted as the 1st U.S. President.
  • U.S. Coast Guard is Established

    The U.S. Coast Guard is established in The United States.
  • Bill of Rights

    The Bill of Rights is ratified by 3/4 of the states.
  • U.S. Draft is Established

    The United States establishes a draft.
  • U.S. Postal Service is Established

    The U.S. Postal service is established.
  • U.S. Mint is Established

    The United States establishes the mint.
  • Whiskey Rebellion

    Troops under George Washington are sent to stop an uprising that started due to citizens resisting a liquor tax.
  • US Navy

    The United States Navy is formed.
  • John Adams President

    John Adams is sworn in as the 2nd President of The United States.
  • US Marine Corps

    United States Marine Corps is created.
  • 11th Amendment

    The 11th Amendment is added to the U.S. constitution.
  • Washington D.C. Capital

    Washington D.C. becomes the Capital of The Untied States.
  • Thomas Jefferson

    Thomas Jefferson becomes the third U.S. President
  • Louisiana Purchase

    The Louisiana Territory was purchased by Thomas Jefferson from Napoleon and was a massive territory that the French had laid claim to. This allowed the United States to expand its borders further west.
  • 12th Amendment

    The 12th Amendment is passed by congress.
  • Lewis and Clark begin their Expedition

    Lewis and Clark begin their expedition to The Lousiana Territory.
  • Lewis and Clark Reach Ocean

    Lewis and Clark finish their expedition and reach the Pacific Ocean.
  • The War of 1812 Begins

    The British attacked The United States less than thirty years after they initially signed for peace.
  • Star Spangled Banner

    The Star Spangled Banner is made the National Anthem.
  • British Burn Washington D.C.

    The British burned Washington D.C. and The White House.
  • Treaty of Ghent

    The Treaty of Ghent is signed, ending the war of 1812.
  • Battle of New Orleans

    Andrew Jackson defeats British forces after the treaty for peace is signed.
  • Monroe Doctrine

    James Monroe says he will stay away from Europe but that he expects Europeans to stay away from America.
  • Andrew Jackson Presidency

    Andrew Jackson is sworn in as the 7th U.S. President.
  • Oklahoma Indian Territory

    Indian Territory is established in what is now Oklahoma.
  • Texas Joins the Union

    Texas, after fighting its Revolution, join the Union and expand the American borders.
  • Mexican-American War Starts

    The Mexican-American war begins.
  • Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo

    Ends the Mexican-American war and allows the United States to further expand.
  • Harriett Tubman Escapes

    Harriett Tubman uses the Underground Railroad to escape from slavery.
  • South Carolina Secedes

    The first state in the Union to Secede and join the confederation is South Carolina.
  • Civil War Begins

    The American Civil War begins which will cause pain and devastation in the United States for four years.
  • Abraham Lincoln President

    Abraham Lincoln is sworn in as the 16th President of the United States.
  • Emancipation Proclamation

    Abraham Lincoln's famous speech is given, which is extremely significant in the later civil rights movement.
  • Battle of Gettysburg

    The deadliest battle of The American Civil war happened which changes the tide of the war in favor of the North.
  • The March to Sea

    Northern United States forces begin the march to the sea.
  • End of The Civil War

    The American Civil War ends with Lee surrendering to Grant at Appomattox Court House.
  • U.S. Buys Alaska

    The United States purchases Alaska from Russia for 7.2 million dollars.
  • U.S. Annexes Midway Islands

    The United States Annexes the Midway Islands.
  • 14th Amendment

    14th Amendment is added to the Constitution.
  • Ulysses S. Grant 18th President

    Ulysses S. Grant is made the 18th President of the United States of America.
  • Transcontinental Railroad Completed

    Transcontinental Railroad is completed in Promontory Point, Utah.
  • 15th Amendment

    The 15th Amendment is added to the Constitution.
  • Battle of The Little Bighorn

    Custer and his soldiers are killed by the Lakota and Northern Cheyenne.