AP US History

  • Aug 3, 1492

    Christopher Columbus sets sail

    Christopher Columbus sets sail
    Christopher Columbus sets sail from Spain on a voyage he thinks is taking hime around the world to India.
  • Oct 12, 1492

    Christopher Columbus makes land fall

    Christopher Columbus makes land fall
    Christopher Columbus makes land fall and thinks he is in in India at first but actully lands in North America.
  • Start of Jamestown

    Start of Jamestown
    a ship carrying settlers lands on the sight that is to be come the settlement of Jamestown
  • Virginia House of Burgesses

    the first meeting of the Virginia House of Burgesses, which was a government that the state of Virginia created.
  • Mayflower Compact

    The Mayflower Compact is an agreement for government and it resalted in the creation of town meetings
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    Great Migration

    Whole English families move to the new colonies. Around 70,000 came (dates are not exact, but mostly happened in the 1630s)
  • New England Confederation established

    It was a political and military alliance of the English colonies of Massachusetts, Plymouth, Connecticut, and New Haven. Its primary purpose was to unite the Puritan colonies against the Native Americans.
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    French and Indian War

    The French and and the Indians are against the colonist and the British. The Colonist/British win and so England starts turning more atention to the colonies
  • Proclamation Act of 1763

    This act prohibited settlement west of the Appalachaians. Colonist saw it as easy to get around and temporary.
  • Paxton Boys

    The Paxton Boys were upset because they were not protected, so they attacked and killed 20 Conastoga Indians.
  • Surgar Act

    An act passes by Parliament that taxed molasis and surger and moved trials out of the colonies. Colonist protested it was against Englishmen rights.
  • Quartering Act of 1765

    Said that Americans would provide barracks and public houses for housing British troops
  • Stamp Act repealed

    Stamp Act repealed
    The Stamp Act, which said that most all paper products had to have a stamp, is repealed.
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    A group of British Troops fired into a crowd of poeple in Boston killing five civilians.
  • Repeal of Townshend Acts

    All of the Townshend Acts are repealed by England except the taxes on tea
  • Tea Act of 1773

    A move to try to save the british East India trading co. from going bankrupt, Parliament put a tax on tea.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    A group of colonist fed up with tea taxes dressed up as Indians and dumped 10,000 pounds of tea into the harbor.
  • Quartering Act of 1774

    The 2nd quartering act that said that people had to house and give provisons to Briish troops.
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    American Revolutionary War

    The war where America fought for its independance from England. It ended with the Treaty of Paris with America winning the war.
  • Olive Branch Petition

    The Olive Branch Pettition, which was a proposal for peace, is signed and sent to London. The King rejects it.
  • Shot Heard Around the World

    Shot Heard Around the World
    this was the shot that started the American Revolutionary War at the battle of Old North Bridge.
  • Declaration of Independance adopted by Continal Congress

    Declaration of Independance adopted by Continal Congress
    The Declaration of Independance declared that the 13 colonies were not a part of England anymore.
  • Battle of Saratoga

    Battle of Saratoga
    A battle of the revolutionary war, it is know as the turning point of the war.
  • Land Ordinance of 1785

    The Land Ordinance of 1785 gives a way to divide up land in the west and says it can turn into 3 to 5 states.
  • Shay's Rebellion starts

    A group of farmers get fed up and have a small rebelion. It opens the eyes of the nation to that the Articales of Confederation are too weak
  • Northwest Ordinance of 1787

    this ordinace told how statehood would come about and what the requirments were for having a territorial legislature and a state constitution.
  • US Constitution is created

    US Constitution is created
    The US Constitution is created by the Constitutional Convention but still has to be ratified by the states
  • Delaware's ratification

    Delaware becomes the first state to ratify the US Constitution.
  • Pennsylvania becomes a state

    Pennsylvania is the second state to ratify the Constitution
  • Vermont Ratifies

    Vermont is the last state to ratify the US Constitution
  • Convention of 1800

    also know as the Treaty of Mortefontaine, made to settle the hostilities that had erupted during the Quasi War
  • Hamilton Burr Duel

    Hamilton Burr Duel
    Burr challanges Hamilton to a duel. Hamiltion has no intentions for killing but Burr shots him. He then dies the next day.
  • Embargo

    Jefferson makes an embargo that says the US can't trade with anyone.
  • Non Intercourse Act

    Ended the embargo and made an embargo with just British and France.
  • Erskine Agreement

    England agrees to drop Orders of Council if we stop the embargo on them. They end up backing out though.
  • Macon’s Bill #2

    replaced non intercourse act said who ever drops their trade restrictions first, US trade with them and have embargo with the other
  • Start of the War of 1812

    Declaration of War by congress but the votes for the war was not that much of a majority
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    War of 1812

    a war between the US and Great Britain. After a while if fighting both countrys desided they could just stop fighting and no land changing would be in the treaty.
  • Commercials Convention

    opens up trade with Britain except for with the west indies
  • James Monroe

    James Monroe
    James Monroe is elected president. Every one in the electoral college voted for him except for one person
  • Ruch-Bagot Treaty

    A treaty between the US and Britain that demilitarized the US/Canada border and great lakes
  • Boundaries Convention

    US/Canada border set at 49th parallel and share Oregon territory
  • Fisheries Commission

    said that the US can fish in the Grand Banks
  • Adams Onis Treaty

    Also know as the Florida Purchase Treaty or Transcontinental Treaty, it settled a border dispute in North America between the United States and Spain.
  • Monroe Doctrine

    Monroe Doctrine
    stated that further efforts by European countries to colonize land in the Americas would be viewed, by the United States of America, as acts of aggression requiring US intervention.