US History

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  • Jamestown

    The first successful colony in the New World.
    *exact date unknown
  • Plymouth

    A group of British citizens, come to known as the Pilgrims, set sail for the new world in the name of their King. However, they landed at Plymouth, far outside the charter specifications.
  • New York

    Founded by Peter Minuit
    *exact date unknown
  • Colnization of Maryland

    Colonized by Sir George Calvert.
    *exact date unknown
  • Rhode Island

    Founded by Rager Williams for freedom of all kinds, except from Britain. He was originally banned there.
    *exact date unknown
  • Delaware

    Founded by Peter Minuit for trade expansion.
    *exact date unknown
  • New Jersey

    Founded by Lord Berkley for religious freedom.
  • The Carolinas are colonized

    The colonization of the Carolina's BEFORE their seperation were done by settlers from the West Indies.
    *exact date unknown
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    King Philip's War

    King Philip's War did not have to do with a king named Phillip but with an indian cheif named Metacom. Metacom raised an indian rebellian against the colonists, who were not getting along with them for a multitude of reasons (land, food, etc.). It was an unfortunate war in that the only thing gained at the end was the victory for the colonists.
    *Exact dates unknown
  • King Philip's War

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  • The Glorious Revelution

    A change in political power in England, adding to the saluatory neglect the 13 colonies were recieving.
    *exact dates unknown
  • Pennsylvannia

    Founded by William Penn for Quaker religious freedom.
    *exact date unknown
  • Revocation of the Mass. Charter

    This was punishment of Massachussets due to their rebellious attitude to England. (this was after Charles the 2nd was put in power, during England's breif period of peace).
  • Dominion of New England

    Attempts by England, during their brief period of peace, to dominat New England (again) by creating taxes.
    *actual date unknown
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    Queens Anne's War

    France wanted the prevention of Britain fishing in Ohio. This is mainly important because it caused more saluatory neglect of the 13 colonies.
    *exact dates unknown
  • Queen Anne's War

    Please see the appropriate timespan
  • Colonization of Georgia

    The last colony to be added to the 13, done so by James Oglethorpe.
    *exact date unknown
  • Proclamation Act of 1763

    Attempting to re-exert control on the colonists after long saluatory neglect, This was the first act passed by Britain, prohibiting settlement west of the Appalachain Mountains. The colonists had a mild attitude about the matter. *Actual date unknown
  • Revenue act of 1764

    Further attempt by Britain to re-exert control. This act was a poor way to raise money to pay off debts. The act cost 7600 pounds to enforce but profited 1900 pounds, leaving a profit decline of 100,000 (including smuggling as well)
  • Currency Act of 1764

    The colonial assembliies couldn't print their own money so the British did, taking gold and silver in return.
  • Stamp Act of 1775

    A way to earn money off the colonists and re-exert control over them by Britain by taxing legal documents. They acheived this by making it mandatory to have a purchased stamp on every legal document to make it legal.
  • Quartering Act of 1765

    Even FURTHER attempts to re-exert control over the colonists by Britain. The Quartering act forced the citizens to house British soldiers and serve to their whim (food, clothes, etc.).
  • Tea Act of 1773

    The East Indian trading company was going bankrupt so England taxed the tea in the colonies, which was not taken with warm welcome.
  • Battle of Lexington

    The first battle between the colonists and England. The British started the attack, led by General Gage. 1,000 British soldiers were sent, 8 people were killed and 10 wounded.
  • Beginning of the Revolutionary War

    The Battle of Lexington and Concord. British led by Gage, Americans were a "Country side in arms." Lexington:
    -1,000 British Soldiers
    -8 were killed, 10 were wounded
    -73 British killed, 174 wounded
    -49 Colonists killed, 39 wounded
  • Second Continental Congress

    The Continental Congress met for a second time after Lexington and Concord and discussed offering the indians a treaty for a 14th colony, George Washington's general hood and autherizing attacks against Canada.
  • Olive Branch Pettition

    A letter made by congress sent to the King to make peace. He refused to see it.
  • Declaration of Causes for taking up war

    When the 13 colonies declared that they were going to war and the reason why was because of England.
  • The Prohibitory Act

    After declaring the colonists rebellious, England prohibited trade with them. Actual day unkown
  • Virginia's Resolution of Independancy

    Richard Henry Lee was able to get Virginia's reolution for independance.
  • The Battle of Saratoga

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    The Battle of Saratoga

    This was the turning point of the war for the colonists. George Washington was able to accomplish a big win, convincing more men to join the army, for many of the current soldiers were approaching the end of their term, and convincing France to support the colonists.
  • The end of the Revolutionary War

    The end of the Revolutionary War
    The last battle of The revolutionary war ended with the surrender of General Corn Wallas at the coast of Virginia in October 1781. The official end was with the Peace of Paris. The Peace of paris:
    -Western boundry line of U.S, if Mississippi River
    -Independance recognised
    -Britian claimed to evacuate their forts in the U.S.