US History

  • Sep 29, 1492


    In 1492, Columbus sailed the ocean blue. His discovery of land outside of eurasia began the boom of exploration.
  • Oct 1, 1534

    Charter for Roanoke

    Sir Walter Raleigh was given a royal charter to establish a colony called Roanoke in the land they were calling Virginia.
  • Oct 1, 1539

    Hernando de Soto

    Hernando was the first to explore the futuree location of the united states.
  • Roaknoke Colony dissappears.

    Roaknoke Colony dissappears.
  • Jamestown

    Jamestown colony established in virginia.
  • House of Burgesses

    House of Burgesses
    House of Burgesses established as the first colonial representative assemblies.
  • House of Burgesses

    First Colonial legislative body founded in virginia.
  • Mayflower

    Mayflower sails and establishes colony at plymoth rock.
  • New Jersey Established

    The Colony of New Jersey was established by the dutch (called New Netherlands at the time) Along with their holdings of New York (called New Amsterdam then.)
  • Pequot war

    the settlers fought the pequot war and defeated them.
  • Navigation Act

    first navigation act parred by britian
  • Carolina and Georgia Colonized

    These two colonies were created as buffer colonies to protect the precious virginia from the french in Florida.
  • Pennsylvania

    William Penn establishes Pennsylvainia in the land he nas been given.
  • Sugar Act

    The tax on sugar enacted after the repeal of the molassas act
  • Stamp Act

    The cause of much outrage in the colonies, all documents must be taxed.
  • Townshend Acts

    One of the many taxes that led directly to colonial revolt
  • Boston Massacre

    British opened fire on boston, killed few but was called "massacre" for propaganda reasons.
  • Boston Tea Party

    People dressed up as indians and made the boston harbor a big cup o' tea.
  • 1st Continental Congress

    12 of 13 colonies met to discuss severence/fixing of relations with england
  • Intolerable Acts

    Act that punished Boston for the Boston Tea party, closed the port among other things.
  • Paul Revere's ride

    The British are Coming! The British are Coming!
  • Lexington/Concord

    The shot heard round the world, was the start of the revolution.
  • Second Continental Congress

    delegates met again, spurred by the capture of fort ticonderoga.
  • Declaration of Independance

  • Battle of Yorktown

  • Treaty of Paris signed

    This ended the revolutionary war.
  • Constitution

    The Constitution was ratified, throwing out the Articles of Confederation.
  • George Washington is President

    George Washington elected unanimously as the president of the united states.
  • Bill of Rights

    A topic of much conflict, the bill of rights was finally amended into the constitution.
  • Whiskey Rebellion

    Citizens upset by the tax on whiskey imposed by the federal government. first chance for the government to prove they would enforce their laws.