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U.S History Timeline

  • Oct 12, 1492

    Founder of the New World-First Voyage

    Founder of the New World-First Voyage
    Christopher Columbus, was one of the greatest sea men and explores. He was the founder of the "New World". They gave him three ships to accomplish his voyage. He named them the Pinta, the Santa Maria, and the Nina. The first voyage he traveled west and found an island in the Bahamas. Columbus landed in the New World on October 12, 1492.
  • Oct 13, 1493

    Christopher Columbus - Second Voyage

    Christopher Columbus - Second Voyage
    Columbus was given 17 ships and Oven 1,000 men. On his second voyage Christopher Columbus passed Puerto Rico and Navidad.
  • May 30, 1498

    Christopher Columbus-Third Voyage

    Christopher Columbus-Third Voyage
    On third voyage Christopher Columbus left with six ships. He found South America and Jamaica.
  • May 11, 1502

    Christopher Columbus- Fourth Voyage

    Christopher Columbus- Fourth Voyage
    On Columbus' fourth and last voyage, Columbus found Guanaja Island, and Honduras in Central America. Christopher Columbus tried to reach India but instead found the New World
  • The Boston Massacre

    The Boston Massacre
    Also known as the "The Bloody Massacre". This was the killing of five colonist, by British people. This was the tensions in the American Colonies that had been growing since Royal troops came to Massachusets. They tried to enforce tax.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    Was a direct act by colonist, led by Samuel Adams in Boston, against the British Government. They controlled the tea coming into the colonies. Samuel called themselves the Mohawk Indians. They got on British ships and dumped almost 10,000 pounds of tea into the Boston Harbor. The colonist wanted to show their anger towards Englands attempt to control the tea market.
  • Declaration of Independence

    Declaration of Independence
    Was a statement adopted by the Continental Congress. This announced that the 13 colonies were independent from Britain. Also explained why Congress voted to be independent from Great Britain.This was written by Thomas Jefferson.
  • Treaty of Paris

    Treaty of Paris
    This Treaty ended United States was for independence. Representing the United States were John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, John Jay, and all who signed the treaty.
  • The U.S Constitution

    The U.S Constitution
    Was made to comprise the primary law of the U.S. Federal Government. It also lays out the basic rights of citizens of the United States. The Constitution of the United States is the oldest federal constitution.
  • First President

    First President
    George Washington was elected the first president of the United States. He won with 69 votes. Delegates from all the colonies met in New York to elect the two me who would lead our Nation. April 6, 1789 they announced that the vote was unanimous, and George Washington had won. The Vice President was John Adams.
  • George Washington Dies

    George Washington Dies
    George Washington passes away on December 14, 1799 at the age of 67.His solitude lasted less then three years. He had finished his second term as the First President of the United States in 1797. He died from a throat infection, or some believe that the doctor bled him to death.
  • Louisiana Purchase

    Louisiana Purchase
    The United States purchased the Louisiana Territory from France. It was more than 2 million sq km of land extending from the Mississippi River to the Rocky Mountains. This doubled the size of the U.S.
  • The War Of 1812

    The War Of 1812
    Was a War faught between the United States and Great Britain, from June of 1812 to the spring of 1814. This war was caused by problems that the two nations had.
  • Envention of the Light Bulb

    Envention of the Light Bulb
    Thomas Edison , who was the inventor of the first light bulb. His first successful test was on October 22, 1879 the light bulb lasted 40 hours. He continued to improve his invention and by November 4, 1879 he filled a U.S patent for an electric lamp.
  • First Flight

    First Flight
    Orville Wright was the first person too fly an airplane for 12-seconds. It was a sustained flight on December 17, 1903. This was the first successful, powered, piloted flight in history.
  • World War One

    World War One
    Also known as the Great War. This was a World conflict lasting from 1914 to 1919.The war was faught by the Allies on one side and the Central Powers on the other. By the end this war had become the worlds second bloodiest battle, recorded in History.
  • World War Two

    World  War Two
    Also known as the "Most Titanic Conflict in History". Germany invaded Poland without warning and this caused the start of World War Two. This lasted six long bloody years, World War Two Ended in 1945. More then 60 million people lost their lives.
  • "I Have A Dream"

    "I Have A Dream"
    The "I Have A Dream" speech was given by Martin Luther King Jr. at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. More then 250,000 Americans showed up too listen. Martin Luther King spoke out for civil rights and for nonviolence, and inspired everyone there. This made congress faster in passing the Civil Rights Act. In 1968 he was killed , but his amazing speech still goes on.
  • Apollo 11

    Apollo 11
    Was the first mission to land on the moon. The first people to ever walk on the moon were Neil Armstrong and Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin. Apollo 11 achieved its mission, to perform a manned lunar landing and return the mission safely to Earth. The crew for Apollo 11 was Neil Armstrong-Commander, Michael Collins-Command Module Pilot, and Buzz Aldrin-Lunar Module Pilot.
  • Soyuz-Apollo

    The meeting of the American "Apollo" and the Soviet Union "Soyuz" marked the first cooperative space mission between the United States and the Soviet Union.
  • Helsinki Accords

    Helsinki Accords
    Thirty-five nations signed the Helsinki Accords, this recognized the borders of Europe. The Helsinki Accords also seemed to provide both the West and the Soviet Union.
  • U.S Launches Attack on Iraq

    U.S Launches Attack on Iraq
    President Bush tried to kill Saddam Hussein, and his troops. With this attack war had begun, within a day.
  • 911 Commission

    911 Commission
    Also known as the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the U.S. 9/11 was known as a series of coordinated suicide attacks. Made by al-Qaeda.
  • Hurricane Katrina Hits Gulf Coast Flood New Orleans

    Hurricane Katrina Hits Gulf Coast Flood New Orleans
    A hurricane, that kild 1,836 people. Over 15 million people were affected. This was named the third deadliest hurricane in U.S history.
  • First African American President

    First African American President
    Barack Obama, our 44th president. United States First African American President. He is 47 years old, and was a senator from Illinois. He walked on stage in Chicago, with his wife and two daughters, with victory.