25 Dates for History (1607-1877)

  • Founding of Jamestown

    Founding of Jamestown
    Link 1 Link 2 Death was common as people were dying everyday due to disease, startvation, and by Native Americans. Worst possible people volunteered to travel to Jamestown.
  • First Africans brought to North America

    First Africans brought to North America
    Link 2Link 1 Slaves were used for agricultural purposes. The slaves harvested cotton and tobacco. Owning slaves was a very tempting idea.
  • Landing at Plymouth Rock

    Landing at Plymouth Rock
    Link 2Link 1 The famous ship Mayflower landed here. Promoted more settlers to migrate to America.
  • Salem Witch Trials

    Salem Witch Trials
    Link 2Link 1 Caused great amounts of paranoia between neighbors and in the village. Multiple people were hung on the suspicion of being a witch.
  • French & Indian War

    French & Indian War
    Link 2Link 1 Also known as the "Seven Years War". Allowed North American colonies to grow.
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    Link 2Link 1 Fighting broke out between British soldiers and the Colonists, which lead to five colonists dying,
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    Link 2Link 1 Sons of Liberty threw East Indian Ocena tea into the harbor. This occured in retaliation to the Tea Act imposed on the colonies.
  • Declaration of Independence

    Declaration of Independence
    Link 2Link 1 Documentt that declares the colonies are no longer under Britain's control.
  • Treaty of Paris

    Treaty of Paris
    Link 2Link 1 Document that brang the American Revolutionary War to an end. America is now a new born country.
  • Shay's Rebellion

    Shay's Rebellion
    Link 2Link 1 Shay's rebellion was a series of protests composed of farmers. Protested against their debts.
  • Ratification of the Constitution

    Ratification of the Constitution
    Link 2Link 1 This is the adoption of the first twelve amendments and the bill of rights.
  • Whiskey Rebellion

    Whiskey Rebellion
    Link 2Link 1 Western farmers revolted in cause of the adoption of the tax on whiskey and spirits.
  • Lewis & Clark Expedition

    Lewis & Clark Expedition
    Link 2Link 1 Lewis and clark were to explorers who were sent by Jefferson to map the Louisiana purchase.
  • War of 1812

    War of 1812
    Link 2Link 1 Military conflict that lasted two and a half years. Fought between the USA, Great Britain, and Ireland.
  • Missouri Compromise

    Missouri Compromise
    Link 2Link 1 Allowed Missouri to come in to the US as a slve state. But the catch was, anything over the Mason-Dixon line would have to come in a as a free state.
  • Trail of Tears

    Trail of Tears
    Link 2Link 1 The reallocation and "civilizing" of the Indian tribes in western territories.
  • Texan Indepedence

    Texan Indepedence
    Link 2Link 1 American Texans declare freedom from Mexico and this causes a war to erupt between the US and Mexico.
  • Mexican American War

    Mexican American War
    Link 2Link 1 Mexico loses the war and must annex 500,000 sq. mi. of land to the US.
  • California Gold Rush

    California Gold Rush
    Link 2Link 1 The findings of gold nuggets in Sacremento causes many to flock in order to start panning for gold.
  • Compromise of 1850

    Compromise of 1850
    Link 2Link 1 Five bills to soothe the tension between the slave and free states on the subject of whether a new state is a slave or free state.
  • Kansas-Nebraska Act

    Kansas-Nebraska Act
    Link 2Link 1 Creates the Kansas and Nebraska territories. This repealed the compromise of 1850 and introduced popular sovereignty.
  • Lincoln elected president

    Lincoln elected president
    Link 2Link 1 Lincoln wins the presidency and this causes an outrage in the South. The southern states secede and form the Confederacy.
  • American Civil War

    American Civil War
    Link 2Link 1 North wins the war and the southern states are notioned to rejoin the US after they are done being butt hurt.
  • Transcontinental Railroad is complete

    Transcontinental Railroad is complete
    Link 2Link 1 This event marks the completion of the transcontinental railroad.
  • Reconstruction Ends

    Reconstruction Ends
    Link 2Link 1 The reconstruction process of the Civil war is now complete.