• Aug 3, 1492

    Christophor Colombus Departure

    Left Spain in search of a different route to Asia.
  • Oct 12, 1492

    Christopher Columbus Landfall

    Made landfall on an island in the Carribean. He thought he had landed in Asia and her called the natives Indians. He set up a trading post called Navidad.
  • Jamestown is Established

    The first permanent English settlement in the new world.
  • Mayflower Compact Signed

    It was created and signed as a written pledge to have a majority rule government at Plymouth Bay.
  • Sugar Act

    Taxed Sugar and Molasses.
  • Stamp Act

    This called for everyhting sold in the colonies to have a British stamp on it. The stamps cost money that the colonists didn't want to give up.
  • Quartering Act

    This reqired colonists to house soldiers.
  • Declaratory Act

    This stated that Parliaments authority over America was the same as its authority over Britain.
  • Townshend Acts

    Taxes on glass, paint, oil, lead, paper, and tea
  • Boston Massacre

    Five colonial deaths at the hands of British soldiers. Even though it was provoked this angered the colonists.
  • The Gaspee Affair

    Colonial troops set a British ship, the Gaspee, ablaze.
  • Tea Act

    Tax on tea.
  • Boston Tea Party

    A group of colonists, to protest the tax on tea, boarded a ship and dumped the tea into the boston port. They were dressed as indians.
  • Boston Port Act

    This closed the Boston Port in response to the Boston Tea Party.
  • 1st Continental Congress

    12 of the 13 colonies were present. Wrote the Declaration of Rights and Grievances.
  • Lexington and Concord

    This was the unofficial beginning of the Revolutionary war.
  • Continental Army

    The Continental army was established by the Continental Congress.
  • Declaration of Independence

    Approved by congress.
  • Declaration of Independence

    Written in the constitutional convention. Mostly written by Thomas Jefferson. Declared freedom from Britain. It was signed on this day.
  • Articles of Confederation

    The 13th and final colony, Maryland, ratifies the Articles of Confederation.
  • Treaty of Paris 1783

    It is signed by Britain and the US officially ending the Revolutionary war.
  • Philadelphia Convention

    Delegates meet to "revise" the Articles of Confederation.
  • Non Intercourse Act

    This cut off trade with England and France
  • Embargo of 1811

    US puts an embargo on Britain
  • War of 1812 Begins

    The War of 1812 begins
  • Battle of Horseshoe Bend

    Andrew Jackson defeats the Creek Indians.
  • Hartford Convention Occurs

    Federalists discuss secession.
  • Treaty of Ghent

    This ends the War of 1812.
  • Battle of New Orleans

    Andrew Jackson wins a major victory for the US.