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Laura's TImeline

  • Sep 23, 1492

    Columbus's Discovery

    Columbus discovered the Americas and the West Indies.
  • Apr 21, 1509

    Henry the 8th

    Henry the 8th comes into power as King of England.
  • Oct 13, 1517

    Protestant Reformation

    Martin Luther posted his 95 theses on the churhc door in Wittenburg, Germany.
  • Sep 23, 1519

    Conquering of Aztec Empire

    Cortes, the conquistador conquered the great Aztec Empire this year.
  • Defeat of Spanish Armada

    British felt they had assistance from the hurricane, called the "Protestant Wind", not to mention the British had faster ships and better weapons.
  • Settling of Jamestown

    One hundred men settled on the land that was to be Jamestown.
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    Salutary Neglect

    Britain ignored the colonies for a while..
  • Mayflower

    One hundred and two people boarded the Mayflower and half of them were seperatists.
  • Mayflower Compact

    In this compact they agreed on having town meetings and majority rule elections.
  • Great Migration

    During the english civil war a lot of Europeans moved to the New World.
  • Detroit Finding

    Antoine Cadillac found Detroit mainly to thwart English settlers pushing into the Ohio River Valley.
  • The Great Awakening

    jonathon Edwards and George Whitefield took charge of a religous revival that spread throughout the colonies likea wild fire.
  • Battle of Quebec

    One of the most significant engagements in British and American History.
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    George the 3rd's Ruling

    King George ruled England and the colonies for 60 years battling the independant colonists.
  • Proclamation Act

    This act prohitbited settlement beyond Appalachia, the purpose was to keep control over the colonies and it kept them out of the fur trade.
  • Sugar Act

    This law was the first passed that would raise revenue from the colonists for the crown.
  • Stamp Tax

    This tax was placed on the colonists to support the military, they were placed on important documents such as marriage licenses,diplomas,newspapers and even playing cards.
  • Quartering Act

    This act required colonists ro supply British soldiers with food, supplies, and lodging.
  • Repealed Stamp Act

    Parliament finally repealed the Stamp Act after a heated debate.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Bostonians dressed as native Americans dumped One hundred thousand pounds of tea into the Boston Harbor.
  • Summoning of the Continental Congress

    The plan was to meet in Philadelphia to think of ways to readress colonial greivances.
  • Patriot's Day/Battle of Lexington

    Samuel Adams commented that the battle was glorious even though he fled the battle.
  • Second Continental Congress

    this time they had all the colonies represented in Philadelphia with a clear concious in mind for the independance of the colonies.
  • Battle at Bunker Hill

    "Done shoot until you see the whites of their eyes"
  • Declaration of Independance

    Continental Congress declared independance from Britain.
  • Seizing of Philadelphia

    Howe was British commander that captured Philly and refused to leave
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    Winter at Valley Forge

    During this horrible winter, American soldiers suffered from scarce food, no warmth, and many injuries.
  • Franco-American Treaty

    This treaty proved the alliance between France and the newly-born United States.
  • Britain's Surrender

    General cornwallis goes to Wilmington for supplies and becomes surrounded by patriot forces and is forced into surrendering.
  • George Washington becomes Prez

    The first president of the United States was greatly admired and entered the office at age 56.
  • UNC founded

    The first public college founded in the United States.
  • French Declaration of War

    The more threatening stage of the French Revolution was when it declared war against Austria when powerful forces were at work.
  • France Declares War on England

  • Pinckney's Treaty

    This treat with Spain allowed many freedoms to the rising nation, like free navigation of the Mississppi River and land in Florida.
  • Election of 1796

    John Adam's Adminitration begins this year with Adams gaining 71 electoral college votes.
  • Washington Leaves Office

    When Washington left his office as president, he was treated with much less respect and admiration than when he first arrived at his office.
  • Revolution of 1800

    Jefferson was sworn in as President making him the first Democratic Republican to have ever been in that office,
  • Convention of 1800

    This convention voided alliance with France but set up commercial treaty with them.
  • Spain revocation

    Spain revoked right to deposit in New Orleans.
  • Continental System

    england and France were contradicting eachother.
  • Election of 1 808

    James Madison is elected President after serving two terms with Thomas Jefferson as secretary of state.
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    People deserted their British offices as sailors and went to the US, then British ships would raid US ships and impress them to give back their men.
  • Non-Intercourse Act

    THe Non- Intercourse Act replaced the Embargo which prohibited trading with France and Britain.
  • Erskine Agreement

    Agreement Between Britain and US would have Britain dropped the Orders of Council which would mend the two nation's relationship but this did not occur.
  • Europe's Response

    France intends to re-open trade with America therefore we put an embargo on Britain.
  • Declaration of War of 1812

    The house of representative hold a 79-49 vote in favor of war.