Christopher Colubus set sell from England to search for a westward route to the east.
Oct 12, 1492
The New World
Christopher Columbus reported that this was the date the first European set foot in the New World.
Jun 24, 1497
John Cabot claims Newfoundland for England.
Apr 2, 1513
Juan Ponce DeLeon established the first colony in the New World.
The Virginiay Company names their colony Jamestown, Virginia.
The first Thanksgiving is celibrated between the colonists and the Indains.
#1 Permanent Colony
The Virginia Company left Londan to create the first permanent colony in the New World.
English Bill of Rights
The English Parliament adopts a Bill of Rights.
French and Indian War
Also known as the Seven Years war, Was fought between the British and the French.
(The full dates are unknown but it began in the month of May and ended in the month of September.)
The Boston Massacre
British troops fire into a croud in Boston Massachussetts killing five people, four white colonists, and one free african american.
Boston Tea Party
The Boston Tea Party took place between the colonists and the British. A group pf colonists dressed up as Indians and dumped all of the tea from a British ship into the Boston port.
The MInute Men
The Minute Men were established in America. The Minute Men were people who were ready at anytime to assimble in a small elitle force that were required to be highly mobile and ab;e to assimble quickly.
The Revolutionary War
fought between the colonists and britin. the american revolution salidified american independance. the american's were lead by George Washington. And the French Cornwalis.
The COntinental Army is established by the Continental Congress.
Commander - in - Cheif
George Washington is appointed the Commander - in - Cheif in the Continental Army.
The colonies declare independance from Britain by approving the Declaration of Independence.
Declaration of Independence
The Declaration of Independence was written by Thomas Jefferson, declared the colonies independence from the British impire. It discusd the ideas of natural law, and the social contract inspired by John Locke, and it listed the greivences against King George III.
South Carolina is the first state to ratify the Articles of the COnfederation.
North Carolina ratifies the Articles of Confederation.
Pennsylvania ratifies the Articles of Confederation.
Georgia ratifies the Articles of the Confederation.
New Hampshire ratifies the Articles of Confederation.
New Jersey ratifies the Articles of Confederation.
Deleware ratifies the Articles of Confederation.
Articles of the Confederation
The Continental Congress approves the Articles of Confederation.
Maryland is the 13th State to ratify the Articles of Confederation.
Battle of Yorktown
The American and French forces win the battle at Yorktown.
Treaty of Paris
The Treaty of Paris is signed by Britain and the US, officially ending the Revolutionary as the US is reconized as a sovereign naton.
The Addition of States to the US
The States of Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, Tennessee, Wisconsin, parts os Albama, Georgia, Minnesota, Mississippi, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Varginia as the result of the Treaty of Paris.
The Continental Army is disbaned.
The Continental Congress adopts a resolution calling for a convention of state delegates to draw up a change to the Articles of Confederation.
President of the Convention
George Washington is elected the President of the Philidelphia convention.
the delegates at the Philadelphia convention approve the Constitution and sends it to the Continental Congress.
The Constitution is approved and sent to the Continental Congress.
Constitution is Sent again
The Continental Congress sends the Constitution to the States to be ratified.
The 1st of the Federalist Papers is published in a New York newspaper, calling for the Bill of Rights. It was written by Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay.
1st Ratification ( Constitution )
Deleware is the first state to ratify the Constitution.
2nd Ratification ( Constitution )
Pennsylvania is the 2nd state to ratify the Constitution.
3rd Ratification ( Constitution )
New Jersey is the 3rd to ratify the Constitution.
4th Ratification ( Constitution )
Georgia is the 4th state to ratify the Constitution.
5th Ratification ( Constitution )
Connecticuit is the 5th state to ratify the Constitution.
6th Ratification ( Constitution )
Massachussetts is the 6th state to ratify the Constitution.
7th Ratification ( Constitution )
Maryland ratifies the Constitution.
8th Ratification ( Constitution )
South Carolina ratifies the Constitution.
9th Ratification ( Constitution )
New Hampshire ratifies the Constitution.
The US constitution goes into effect because it has been ratified by 9 states.