us history time line

By mtz123
  • Dec 1, 1000

    1,000 ad

    Leif Ericson is believed to have reached the Island of Newfoundland circa 1000 AD
  • Nov 17, 1492


    In 1492, a Spanish expedition by Christopher Columbus sailed to the America and introduced the New World to the Western World .
  • 1607

    The Jamestown Settlement was the first Colony that was the first successful English settlement on the mainland of North America.
  • 1619

    First imported Africans in 1619. Most slaves were black and were held by whites, there were a small number of white slaves as well.
  • 1754 -1763

    the French and Indian War is the common name for the war between Great Britain and France in North America from 1754 to 1763.
  • 1770

    Boston Massacre was an incident that led to the deaths of five civilians at the hands of British redcoats which helped spark the rebellion in some of the British American colonies,
  • 1773

    On December 16, 1773, after Boston refused to return three shiploads of taxed tea to Britain, a group of colonists boarded the ships and destroyed the tea by throwing it into Boston Harbor.
  • 1775

    The Battles of Lexington and Concord were the first military engagements of the American Revolutionary War
  • 1776

    on July 4, 1776, which announced that the thirteen American colonies then at war with Great Britain were now independent states, and thus no longer a part of the British Empire.
  • 1781

    In 1783, Cornwallis surrenders and saings the Treaty of Paris ended the war.
  • 1819

    the united states aquaired florida
  • 1839

    Trail of Tears was the forced relocation and movement of Native Americans, including many members of the Cherokee,
  • 1846

    was a pivotal event in the Texas Revolution.
  • 1800

    Capital moved to Washington, D.C.
  • 1903

    start of the Panama Canal connecting the Atlantic and Pacific oceans.
  • 1917

    World War I was a military conflict centered on Europe that began in the summer of 1914. The fighting ended in late 1918.
  • 1941

    The attack on Pearl Harbor the Battle of Pearl Harbor by some Americans was a surprise military strike made by the Imperial Japanese Navy against the United States naval base at Pearl Harbor,
  • 1945

    1945 was the last year of World War II and the first year of the Allied occupation.
  • 1968

    Martin Luther King Jr. By the time of his death in 1968, he had refocused his efforts on ending poverty and stopping the Vietnam War.
  • 2001

    were a series of coordinated suicide attacks by al-Qaeda upon the United States on September 11, 2001
  • 2003

    beginning with an invasion in 2003, Iraq came under military occupation by a multinational coalition of forces, primarily American and British. that helped end the iraq goverment.
  • 1812-1814

    The War of 1812 was a conflict fought between the forces of the United States of America and those of the British Empire.
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    Martin Luther King Jr. by the time of his death in 1968, he had refocused his efforts on ending poverty and stopping the Vietnam War.
  • 1620

  • 1848

    California Gold Rush began as a succession of immigration waves each beginning when the slow moving news characteristic of the Age of Sail and horse drawn transport was finally received at the locale in question.