U.S history timeline

  • Jan 1, 1492

    Christopher Columbus

    a navigator,colonizer, and explorer from the republic of genoa.Found the new land.
  • Jan 1, 1565

    the spanish

    they searched the southeast and the southwest they founded st. augustine, florida
  • the french

    SETTLED along the st. lawrence river
  • JamesTown

    The english settled in jamestown virginia
  • Europeans

    They brought slaves to america to work as laborers
  • pilgrams

    Arrived at plymouth massachusetts and signed the mayflower compact
  • french and indian war

    The start of the war. native americans choose to fight onr the french side.
  • the french and indian war

    the end of the war
  • Boston massacre

    soldier fired in to an unarmed crowd and killed an ex slave named crispus attucks
  • boston tea party

    Protest of the Tea Acts. poured tea into the harbor.
  • Declaration of independence

    The americans adopted the declaration written by thomas jefferson.
  • End of revolutionary war

    General Cornwallis surrenders at yorktown, virginia, ending the fighting of the revolutionary war.
  • constitutional convention

    The Constitutional Convention meets to write a Constitution for the U.S. Most of the great founders of America attended including George Washington, James Madison, and John Adams. They met to form a new government that would be strong and, at the same time, protect the liberties that were fought for in the American Revolution. The Constitution they created is still the law of the United States.
  • george washington becomes president

    The new Constitution is approved by the states.
    George Washington is chosen as the first president.
  • The Bill of Rights

    The Bill of Rights consists of the first ten amendments to the Constitution. It guarantees individual freedoms that were not included in the Constitution. The Bill of Rights includes the amendments most often named when questions arise about individual rights and freedom.
  • Slavery

    The cotton gin is invented by Eli Whitney. It removed the seeds from cotton, making cotton production quicker and more efficient - fifty times more cotton could be produced per day. Therefore, more slaves were needed to keep up with the increased production. The South’s livelihood depended on cotton, and thus slavery.
  • Capital

    Nation’s Capital moved to Washington, D.C
  • Louisiana purchase

    The U.S. makes the Louisiana Purchase from France.
    The Purchase doubled the area of the U.S.
  • "The Star-Spangled Banner.“

    War of 1812 with Great Britain: British forces burn the Capitol
    and White House. Francis Scott Key writes the words to
    "The Star-Spangled Banner.“
  • "The Star-Spangled Banner.“

    War of 1812 with Great Britain: British forces burn the Capitol
    and White House. Francis Scott Key writes the words to
    "The Star-Spangled Banner.“
  • MLK

    Civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. is assassinated in Memphis.
    Senator Robert F. Kennedy is assassinated in Los Angeles.
  • President Richard Nixon

    President Richard Nixon resigns because of the Watergate scandal.
    Watergate - five men were arrested in the Watergate building in Washington, D.C., for trying to bug telephones in the offices of the Democratic National Committee. Some of those arrested worked for the committee to reelect President Richard Nixon. Later it was discovered that Nixon was helping to hide information about the break-in.
  • President Clinton

    After an impeachment trial, the Senate finds President Clinton not guilty. It was only the 3rd time in US history a President went through impeachment proceedings.
  • 9/11

    Hijacked jets crashed into the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, September 11, killing about 3,000 people.
  • Iraq

    U.S.- led forces invade Iraq and remove its government