AP US History

  • Oct 12, 1492

    Christopher Columbus

    Christopher Columbus made landfall in North America
  • Period: Oct 1, 1519 to Oct 1, 1522


    Magellan was the first to sail around the world although he died in route.
  • Period: Oct 1, 1519 to Oct 1, 1522


    Cortez and the Conquistadors conquered the Aztecs
  • Period: Oct 1, 1531 to Oct 1, 1535


    Pizzaro took control of the Inca and wanted to convert the natives to Christianity
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    Anglo-Powhatan War

    Relations between the indians and settlers in the Chesapeake grew worse and started the first Anglo-Powhatan War
  • Pivotal Year

    The Virgina House of Burgesses was created
  • The Mayflower

    A group of 120 people, half or which were seperatists came to Plymouth Bay
  • Mayflower Compact

    Agreement signed by the people on the Mayflower to submit to the majority as a government plan
  • Thanksgiving

    The first Thanksgiving was held in Plymouth
  • Massachusetts Bay Colony

    Non-seperatists got a royal charter to form the MA Bay colony
  • "Great Migration"

    1,000 people set off in well stocked ships and established a colony around Boston
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    The Pequot Wars

    A very powerful tribe in the CT Valley was pretty much wiped out
  • Toleration Act of 1649

    Protected Catholics and "those who believed in the trinity"
  • New Jersey

    New Jersey is sold to the Quakers
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    King Philip's War

    The natives only hope for success was to unite against the white settlers.
    Ended in failure for the natives
  • Pennsylvania

    William Penn is given land in North America to settle a debt to his father by the crown
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    Colonial Wars

    -King Williams War
    -Queen Anne's War
    -King George's War
  • New Jersey Combineds

    East and West New Jersey combined to create one colony
  • Slaves

    Black slaves were a majority in Carolina
    Their knowledge was used for cultivation purposes
  • Carolina's

    North Carolina officially seperates from South Carolina
  • Georgia

    The thirteenth colony, Georgia, was founded and named in honor of King George III
    Founded by James Oglethorpe
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    Organized Resistance

    British attempts to re-exert control over the colonies resulted in organized, violent resistance by the colonies.
  • Proclamation Act of 1763

    -Prohibited settlement west of Appalachia
    -control over the colonies
    -fur trade: wanted colonists out of the fur trade
    -redirect population
    -keep them near the coast to help keep mercantilism enforcement
  • Sugar/Revenue Act of 1764

    -help defray costs of taking care of the colonies
  • Currency Act of !764

    -colonial assembly's couldnt print their own money
    -taxes had to be paid in specie
  • Currency Act

    Colonial assembly's could not print their own money
    Taxes had to be paid in specie(gold or silver)
  • Townshend Act

    The Townshend Act put taxes on tea, glass, paper, paiint, lead, etc.
  • Olive Branch Petition

    -Attempt to make amends with England
    -King rejected it
    -England declared that the colonies were in a state of rebellion
  • Declaration of Independence (approved)

    The Declaration of Independence was approved.
  • Declaration of Independence

    The Declaration of Independence was signed
  • Treaty of Paris

    -Treaty was signed in Paris
    -Boundry was set at the Mississippi
    -Independence was recognized
    -British said they would evacuate their forts in the northwest
  • Declared War on England

    declared war on England
    --The rights of neutrals
    >Proclamation of Neutrality
    *Ended up supporting France more
    -Citizen Genet Affair France
  • Barbary Pirates

  • Jay's Treaty

  • Pinckney's Treaty

  • Treaty of Greenville

    Indians gave up a tremendous amount of territory to the United States and was promised that that would be the end of things
  • Convention of 1800

  • Tripoli and the Barbary Pirates

  • Thomas Jefferson becomes President

    The House of Representatives elects Thomas Jefferson to be the third President after a tie with Aaron Burr
  • Hamiltons Death

    Alexander Hamiltion is killed in a duel with Vice President Aaron Burr
  • The Louisiana Exploration

    Jefferson sent Lewis and Clark out to explore the Louisiana Territiory
  • 12th Amendment

    The twelfth amendment is ratified which changes the rules concerning Presidential elections
  • Chesapeake Incident:

    -the last straw before US intervenes
    -Chesapeake ship was seized by the British within sight of the American coast
    -British fired on the Chesapeake
    -captured an African American, one British deserter, a Maryland citizen
    -Jefferson knew his country wasn't prepared for war
  • Embargo of 1807

    -December 22 by Jefferson
    -trade restricting all foreign trade to stop impressment
    Reactions to the Embargo
    -other countries aren't nearly as angered as anticipated or hoped to be
    -hurts American more than anyone else because America wasn't greatly important internationally at this point
    -some talk of succession (justified by violation of social contract)
    -agricultural areas are hurt
    Reasons for the failure of the Embargo
    -Britain was stubborn enough to outlast it, didn't feel th
  • Madison and the Election of 1808

    -Previous Roles
    --Secretary of State
    -Character of Madison
    --Poor Politician
    --Few friends
    --Stubborn to the point of stupidity
  • Non Intercourse Act

  • 1793: France declared war on England

  • Pinckney's Treaty:1795