American History 1 Timeline

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  • Oct 12, 1492

    Columbus discovers the Americas

    Columbus discovers the Americas
    Christopher Columbus seeked to find a new route to India, but instead found the Americas.
  • The failure at Roanoke

    Britans first attempt of a colony in North America. The colony ended in failure as it mysteriously disapered.
  • Jamestown founded

    Jamestown founded
    British colony that was founded in present day Virginia. The colony became sucessful due to the cash crop tobacco
  • Plymouth colony founded

    British colony made up of all Puritans. The colony was created so the Puritans could pratcice their religion without persecution.
  • maryland founded

    George Calvery started this colony with the hopes of it becoming primarily for Catholics.
  • Rhode Island founded

    Rhode Island founded
    Rhode Island was founded by Roger Williams who wanted to create a home for religious minorities.
  • Bocon's Rebellion

    Nathaniel Bacon helped anger poor white's in Virginia in order to cause disorder.
  • Pennsylvania founded

    Pennsylvania founded
    William Penn created Pennsylvania so Quakers and other denominations could freely pratice their religions
  • Salem Witch Trails

    Salem Witch Trails
    Several young girls in the town of Salem Massachusetts caused mass hysteria when acusing members of the community to be witches. The acusations led to several executions.
  • The Great Awakening

    Large protestant movement that took place in the 1730's in the colonies.
  • Stono Slave Rebellion

    Stono Slave Rebellion
    A large scale revoult in which 100 slaves rose up and killed several white people.
  • Seven Years War begins

    A war with the French that resulted in tensions building up between Britain and the colonies.
  • Stamp Act

    Stamp Act
    British act that taxed all offitial documents in the colonies.
  • Proclamantion of 1763

    Proclamantion of 1763
    Proclamtion made by Britain that stated that the colonists could not inhabit the Appalachian Mountains.
  • Sugar Act

    British tax put on sugar in the colonies.
  • Boston Massacre

    An over sensationalized event in which British soldiers shot and killed several rowdy colonists in Boston
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    Several colonists dressed as Native Americans, dumped barrels of tea into the Boston harbor and burned several British vessels.
  • intolerable acts

    Britian reacted to the Boston Tea party by cutting off all trade in Boston and passed other laws to punish the colonist
  • Battles of Lexington and Concord

    First battles battles that took place between Britain and the colonies. They sparked the Revoltuionary War.
  • American Revolution

    American Revolution
    The war between the colonies and Britian that would ultimately lead to the The United States becoming a free country.
  • Decleration of Independence

    The famous document, primarily written by Thomas Jefferson. It proclaimed in writing that the colonies did not aprove of Britians actions and wanted to split and become a seperate nation
  • the Articles of Confederation

    America's first written government. It created weak bonds between states and had no executive leader. This ultimately led to its destruction.
  • The Constitution 1788

    A new written government in reaction to The Articles of Confederation. Established the three branches of government and is still the written law used today.
  • First Bank

    First Bank
    The first bank was created bank by Alexander Hamilton. This helped set forth a dynamic for America's economic system.
  • Whiskey Rebellion

    Whiskey Rebellion
    A violent uprising that took place in western Pennsylvania. This was squashed by president Washington and a large militia force.
  • The Louisiana Purchase

    The Louisiana Purchase
    This was a large purchas of land from the French that more than doubled the size of the United States.
  • The War of 1812

    A second war fought between Britain and the United States.
  • The Trail of Tears

    The Trail of Tears
    The harsh removal of Native Americans to present day Oklahoma.
  • Mexican American war

    A war fought with Mexico driven by President Poulk. The end resulted in gaining Mexican territory, spreading America's reach to the Pacific Ocean.
  • The Civil War

    The Civil War
    The war that occured between the North and South which nearly split the country in half.