American History at a Glance

By kdm618
  • Oct 21, 1492

    Christopher Columbus

    Christopher Columbus
  • Jamestown Settlement

    Jamestown Settlement
    The Jamestown Settlement Colony was the first successful English settlement on the mainland of North America.
  • Mayflower

    Pilgrims sailed from England on the Mayflower
  • French and Indian War

    French and Indian War
    The French and Indian War, also known as the War of the Conquest was a war fought in North America between 1754 and 1763.
    *Map of the scene of northwestern operations of the French and Indian War
  • Stamp Act

    The Stamp Act of 1765 was the first stamp act to be passed by the Parliament of Great Britain and required all legal documents, permits, commercial contracts, newspapers, wills, pamphlets, and playing cards in the American colonies to carry a tax stamp.
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    The Boston Massacre was an incident that led to the deaths of five civilians at the hands of British troops on March 5, 1770, the legal aftermath of which helped spark the rebellion in some of the British American colonies, which culminated in the American Revolution.
  • First Continental Congress

    First Continental Congress
    Convention of delegates from twelve of the thirteen North American colonies
  • Declaration of Independence

    Declaration of Independence
    Congress voted to approve the Declaration of Independence. Announced the 13 American colonies as independent states, and thus no longer a part of the British Empire.
  • The Louisiana Purchase

    The Louisiana Purchase
  • California Gold Rush

    California Gold Rush
    Gold was discovered by James Wilson Marshall at Sutter's Mill, in Coloma, California. News of the discovery soon spread, resulting in some 300,000 men, women, and children coming to California from the rest of the United States and abroad.
  • Women's Rights Movement

    A convention was held in Seneca Falls, New York for women to gain for themselves a greater proportion of social, civil and moral rights,
  • Lincoln-Douglas Debates

    Lincoln-Douglas Debates
    A series of seven debates between Abraham Lincoln, the Republican candidate, and the incumbent Stephen A. Douglas, a Democrat, for an Illinois seat in the United States Senate
  • Spanish–American War

    Spanish–American War
    A military conflict between Spain and the United States over the issues of the liberation of Cuba
  • Prohibition

    Prohibition is period during which the sale, manufacture, and transportation of alcohol for consumption were banned nationally as mandated in the Eighteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution.
  • The Great Depression

    The Great Depression
    A severe worldwide economic depression in the decade preceding World War II. The depression originated in the United States, starting with the stock market crash of October 29, 1929 (known as Black Tuesday), but quickly spread to almost every country in the world.
  • Franklin D. Roosevelt

    Franklin D. Roosevelt
    Becomes the 32nd President of the United States. A central figure in world events during the mid-20th century, leading the United States during a time of worldwide economic crisis and world war.
  • Cold War

    Cold War
    The Cold War (1945–1991) was the continuing state of political conflict, military tension, and economic competition existing after World War II (1939–1945), primarily between the USSR and its satellite states, and the powers of the Western world, including the United States.
  • Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Assassinated

    Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Assassinated
  • Apollo 11

    Apollo 11
    The Apollo 11 mission landed the first humans on the Moon. Launched on July 16, 1969, the third lunar mission of NASA's Apollo Program was crewed by Mission Commander Neil Alden Armstrong, Command Module Pilot Michael Collins, and Lunar Module Pilot Edwin Eugene 'Buzz' Aldrin, Jr.

    North American Free Trade Agreement is an agreement signed by the governments of the United States, Canada, and Mexico creating a trilateral trade bloc in North America. PIC **Political structure of NAFTA members