AP U.S. History Timeline

  • May 4, 1488

    Diaz sails around the cape of good hope

    Diaz unknowingly sails around the cape of good hope during a storm. He was the first european at the time to do so.
  • Period: Oct 4, 1517 to

    Protestant Reformation

    A european Christian reform movement against the catholic church. Established the Protestant and Lutheran church.
  • Period: Jul 4, 1568 to

    Eighty Years' War

    A war of the Spanish Empire against Phillip II of Apain and eventualy the republic. War ended when the rebublic was recognized as an independent counrty in 1648.
  • English arrival to North America

    The day that the Virginia company landed at the mouth of chesepeake bay.
  • House of Burgesses

    The first assembly of government in the newly formed government. It was the first form of government apart from England. Meeting like the House of Burgesses eventualy led to the revolution.
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    Pequot War

    An armed conflict between the mass bay and plymouth colonies with native american allies against the Pequot tribe. It would take the Pequot tribe more than three and a half centuries to political and economic power in their homeland.
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    King Philips War

    An armed conflict between the Native American's and southern New England. The war is named after the Native American leader.
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    Queen Annes War

    Otherwise known as the war of spanish sucession, Queens Anne War was an armed conflict including, Spanish loyal to Archduke Charles, the Holy Roman Empire, Great Britain, the Dutch Republic, Portugal and the Duchy of Savoy against the Spanish loyalists the Philip V.
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    Thomas Jefferson

    LA Purchase
    His library-Library of Congess
    From VA
    Third President of the U.S.
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    James Madison

    One of the founding father of the U.S.
    Served as the fourth President of the U.S.
    Pricipal author of the U.S. Constitution
    Leader of the first Continental Congress
    Madison and Thomas Jefferson organized the Republican Party.
  • Muder Act

    Ujnder the Murder Act trials where alowed to be moved to England. The act also stated that a person found guilty of murder should be executed two days after being sentenced.
  • The Albany Convention

    Representatives from 7 colonies met with 150 Iroquious cheifs in Albany New York. The purpose of the meeting was to try and secure the support and cooperation of the Iroquois in fighting the French, and to form a colonial alliance based on a design made by Benjamin Franklin
  • Treaty of Paris

    Signeed by Great Britain, France, Spain, and Portugal, the treaty ended the 7 years war. The treaty marked the beginning of an extensive period of British dominance outside Europe.
  • The Stamp Act

    The Stamp Act was parlements first seriouse attempts at asserting power over the colonies. The tax was enacted after the seven years war to get the government more revenue.
  • The Townshend Revenue Act

    Regulations of goods in the colonies;implying a tax for these goods.
  • The Intolerable Acts

    After the British government spend large sums of money to keep Mass under contorol, they punished the colonists with these acts.
  • The Boston Massacre

    The Boston Masacree was a street fight that started with colonists throwing random objects at british soldiers. The british soldiers faught back by firing there guns killing 3 and injuring 8.
  • Gaspee Affair

    Gaspee (an elglish ship) runs into the shore of the U.S. 150 colonists board boat, beat up crew, and burn ship.
  • The Tea Act

    The Tea Act was made by the British parlement in order to stegnthen the British East India Trading Company. There tes was sold directly to the colonies at discount prices.
  • Boston Port Act

    Legeslation from england banning the landing and discharging, lading or shipping, of goods, wares, and merchandise, at Boston Harbor, of Boston,
  • The Quartering Act

    Allowed British soldiers to quarter in any house in the colonies. one of the restrictions against colonists that led to the revolution.
  • Quebec Act

    An act of the parlement of Britain setting procedures of government in Quebec. The providence was expanded to take part of the indian reserve in modern day southern quebec and several other states.
  • First Continental Congress Meeting

    First meeting for the comittes of corrispondence.
  • Suffolk Resolves

    Representatives from Boston and other countys met met in Milton to come up with their response to the recent Coercive Acts. They decided to declare war on Britain.
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    Revelutionary War

    Fought between the Colonialists and Britain. The Revolution solitdified American independence. The American Colonists where supported by the French and led by General George Washington.
  • Second Continental Congress

    The meeting proceeding the First Continental Congress. They managed the colonial war efforts and drafted the Decleration of Independence.
  • Battle at Bunker Hill

    Many people die from both sides. Moral victory for colonists.
  • The Olive Branch Petition

    Adopted by the second contenental congress, and sent to King George it was an attempt to assert the rights of the colonists while maintaining their loyalty to the British crown.
  • Proclomation by the King

    A proclomation made for supressing rebellion and sedition.
  • Attack on Canada

    First major milarary attack from the newly formed Continental Army during the revelutionary war. Death of General Montgomery.
  • Decleration of Independence

    Adopted by the continental congress, the decleration that the thirteen colonees, then at war with britain, are now independent states. (Indpendence from Britain)
  • First Virginia Constitution

    The first constitution of the thriteen colonies. These documents of government alond with salutary neglect eventually led to the revolution.
  • Surrender at Saratoga

    General Burgoyne's was forced to surrender his comand at Saratoga to General Horatio Gates. This win made it possible for foreign aid from France.
  • Surrender at Yorktown

    George Washington, along with Rochambeau's army cornerd Cornwalles. The final battle, led to Peace Of Paris.
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    Whiskey Rebellion

    A citizens revolt on the 1791 tax against whiskey. going on in penn, GW sends 13,000 troups to scare them.
    Leaders where caught and convicted and later pardoned
    Showed the government was not to be messed with
  • Treaty of Greenville

    In exchange of good worth 20,000$ Native Americans turned over large portions of what is now modern day Ohio.
  • Pickney's Treaty

    Established intentions of friendship between the U.S. and Spain. Also guarenteed navigation rights on the missassippi river and set U.S. bounderies for Spain.
  • Jay's Treaty

    A treaty beteween the U.S. and Great Britain that solved many issues left over from the revolution and the Paris Treaty, it is also credited with adverting a war.
  • Alien and Sedition Acts

    Four bills passed by the federalist party during the 5th continental congress druing an ongoing naval war with France. Alien Enemies Act-President could kick anyone out of the U.S.
    Sedition Act-Made it illegal to start a riot or critisize high government officials. More than 25 newspaper journalists where jailed.
  • Louisiana Purchase

    Robert Livingston along with James Monroe negotiated in Prais France for the purchase of the Louisiana land area.
  • Chesapeake Affair

    British Warship HMS Leopard attacked and boarded the American Frigate Chesapeake.n 1807 the U.S. Chesepeake was insight of American shore. British demand that they be allowed to search. Captian says no, British fire at the ship and board and take three people. First one was a British deserter, the second was african american, the third was a guy broin in maryland.
  • Non-Intercourse Act

    Banned all trade with England and France
    Hurt American economy (no import export to England or France)
  • James Madisons Inoguration

    James Madison becomes President.
  • Erskine agreement

    said that engld had to drop the orders of council (the british saying all trade in europe had to come though them) They backed out
  • Macon's Bill Number 2

    The U.S. Would open up trade with the country who would open up trade an but an embargo on the others. Looking to open trade restrictions back up between some countrys.
  • Decleration of War on Britain

    James Madison asked congress to declare war on Britain. The federalists where opposed because they supported britain.