U.S History Timeline Newman

  • Nov 17, 1492

    New World

    in 1492 columbus sailed the ocean blue in search of a new route to india but instead he found the "New World"
  • Aug 28, 1565

    spanish founding St.Augustine

    In 1565, the spanish founded St. Augustine, Florida, the oldest permanent European settlement in the United States.
  • French Came

    The French came in the early 1600’s, interested in fisheries and the fur trade.They settled along the St. Lawrence River in present day Canada.
  • 1st permanent settlement (James town)

    the english made their first permanent settlement in James Town, Virginia
  • Slaves brought to the New World

    Europeans bring slaves to the United States and are put to work in plantatioins
  • House of Burgesses

    The House of Burgesses was the first governing group to meet in America in which settlers had their own representatives.It brought to the English colonies the belief held by the English people in the right of self-government.
  • Mayflower Compact signed

    The Pilgrims arrive at Plymouth, Massachusetts and sign the Mayflower Compact aboard the Mayflower in 1620.
  • 1754-1763 French and Indian war

    A war between England and France, called The French and Indian War begins in America.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Protestors dumped tea into the boston harbor
  • The declaration was ratified

    The Constitutional Convention meets to write a Constitution for the U.S.
  • George Washington elected as president

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

    the bill of rights was created
  • Bill of rights

    The bill of rights waqs ratified
  • Nations Capital

    Nations Capital Moved to Washington D.C.
  • Abraham Lincoln Assasinated

    Abraham Lincoln is assasinated in ford's theater in Washington D.C. six days after the surrender of general Robert E. Lee
  • World War II 1939 - 1945

    Germany and Japan surrender, ending World War II. Japan surrenders after the U.S. drops atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
  • Pearl Harbor

    Pearl Harbor got attacked by Japan
  • I Have a Dream

    Martin Luther King J.R gives his speech I Have a Dream
  • John F. Kennedy Killed

    President John F. Kennedy is killed in Dallas,Texas
  • 9/11

    terrorist attack in the world trade center
  • Iraq War

    United States got to War with Iraq War
  • Barack Obama

    1st African American president of the United States
  • Battle of Yroktown

    British General Cornwallis surrenders to the Americans at Yorktown, Virginia, ending the fighting in the Revolutionary War