US History Timeline

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  • Jamestown Settlement

    Jamestown Settlement
    The Jamestown Settlement Colony was the first successful English settlement in North America. Named for King James I of England, Jamestown was founded in the Colony of Virginia . Jamestown was found mainly for gold , religious freedom , and for the purpose of establishing a new colony in the "New World" .
  • French and Indian War

    French and Indian War
    was the last major conflict in North America before the Revolutionary War, during colonial times, both Britain and France had steadily expanded their territories into the Ohio River valley. Since the fur trade offered this region, both countries wished to control it.
  • American Revolution

    American Revolution
    The French and the English eventually fought in North America over trade and territory. In 1763, Great Britian gained control of all of North America east of the Mississippi River. Soon the colonists began protesting and within their protests they led to the American Revolution .
  • Treaty Of Paris

    Treaty Of Paris
    The Treaty Of Paris ended the war and in 1783 , America was born .
  • Louisiana Purchase

    Louisiana Purchase
    In 1803 , the US nearly doubled in size when the government purchased the vast plains region between the Mississippi and the Rocky Mountains from France. This territoy became known as the Lousiana Terrritory .
  • Old 300

    Old 300
    Stephen F. Austin led 300 people to Texas to make a new colony .
  • Indian Removal Act

    Indian Removal Act
    The Indian removal Act was passed by Andrew Jackson, The 7th president of The United States. This Act stated that All Native Americans must leave their homes and move westward so the "Americans" can settle in that land they were living on.
  • Texas Annexation

    Texas Annexation
    The Texas Annexation of 1845 was the annexation of the Republic of Texas to the United States of America as the twenty-eighth state. This act quickly led to the Mexican War (1846–48) in which the U.S. captured additional territory extending the 19th century southern U.S. territorial acquisitions from Mexico all the way to the Pacific Ocean.
  • Manifest Destiny

    Manifest Destiny
    Manifest Destiny was the 19th century American belief that the United States (often in the ethnically specific form of the "anglo .was destined to expand across the North American continent, from the Atlantic seaboard to the Pacific Ocean.
  • Mexican-American War

    Mexican-American War
    The Mexican–American War was an armed conflict between the United States and Mexico from 1846 to 1848 in the wake of the 1845 U.S. annexation of Texas, which Mexico considered part of its territory despite the 1836 Texas Revolution.
  • Civil War

    Civil War
    The Civil War began over disputes over racial issues about whether or not abolishing slavery .
  • Civil War Ending

    Civil War Ending
    The Civil War ended when Lee surrendered at Appomatox Court House .
  • The Great Depression

    The Great Depression
    It began in the wake of the stock market crash of October 1929 and lasted until at least 1933. The end varied somewhat from country to country, and there is some disagreement as to when it ended in the US.
  • Bonnie and Clyde

    Bonnie and Clyde
    U.S. criminals. After Barrow spent time in prison (1930 – 32), he and Parker began a 21-month crime spree, robbing gas stations, restaurants, and small-town banks in Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, and Missouri and murdering a number of people.
  • World War 2

    World War 2
    was a global military conflict lasting from 1939 to 1945, which involved most of the world's nations, including all of the great powers, organised into two opposing military alliances: the Allies and the Axis. It was the most widespread war in history, with more than 100 million military personnel mobilised. In a state of "total war," the major participants placed their entire economic, industrial, and scientific capabilities at the service of the war effort.
  • Pearl Harbor Attack

    Pearl Harbor Attack
    Surprise aerial attack by the Japanese on the U.S. naval base at Pearl Harbor on Oahu island, Hawaii, that precipitated U.S. entry into World War II. In the decade preceding the attack, U.S.-Japanese relations steadily worsened, especially after Japan entered into an alliance with the Axis powers in 1940 .
  • 50th State

    50th State
    Hawaii was admitted in the year of 1959 . It was the 5oth state admitted .
  • Iraq War

    Iraq War
    is a military campaign that began on March 20, 2003,with the invasion of Iraq by a multinational force led by troops from the United States under the administration of President George W. Bush and the United Kingdom under the Prime Minister Tony Blair
  • 1st black president

    1st black president
    born August 4, 1961, is the 44th and current President of the United States. He is the first African American to hold the office. Obama previously served as a United States Senator from Illinois, from January 2005 until he resigned after his election to the presidency in November 2008.
  • Cold War