U.S. History

  • Jamestown is Founded

    Jamestown is Founded
    It is the first permanent English settlement in what is now the United States of America, following several earlier failed attempts, including the Lost Colony of Roanoke. It was founded by the London Company, headquartered in England. Within a year of Jamestown's foundation, the Virginia Company brought Polish and Dutch colonists to help improve the settlement.
  • Start of The Revolutionary War

    Start of The Revolutionary War
    The soon to be U.S. starts its first fight for independence. The first battle was at Lexington & Concord and the bloodiest battle was Bunker Hill. Also the great George Washington led this group army to a great victory. The American army forced Lord Carnwallis(the leader of Great Britain)to surrender in Yorktown.
  • Declaration of Indepence is signed

    Declaration of Indepence is signed
    Stated that the thirteen colonies became indeoendent states and no longer under Great Britain's rule. This was also adopted by the Continental Congress. Thomas Jefferson(soon to be president) wrote the majority of this document.
  • Revolutionary War Ends

    A peace treaty is signed saying that America has it's independence from Britain. This then gave the U.S. more land stretching it to the Mississippi river. This treaty is also known as the "Treaty of Paris".
  • Ben Franklin invents bifocal eyeglasses

    This changed the U.S. forever because people that had poor vision could see way better now. Now these aren't the type of glasses we have today but this is the first step to may great things. You could also call them bifocal spectacles.
  • Ice cream made in NYC

    A great treat to anyone who likes something cold and sweet. This opened up the door to many great flavors and good sells.
  • Bill of Rights adopted

    This document includes the first ten amendments. It gave people freedom of speech, the right to bear arms, and trial by jury.
  • George Washington becomes president

    George Washington becomes the first president of the U.S. He
  • French King Louis XVI and Queen Marie Antoinette executed

    They both are executed by the guillotine or you could just say they were decapitated. This gave the French new rulers and allowed them to form an alliance with the U.S.
  • Library of Congress founded

    Library of Congress founded
    The Library of Congress, founded in 1800 and housed in a three-building complex across from the nation's capitol in Washington, D.C., is a storehouse for knowledge and an active center for research and creativity of all kinds--the world's largest and most open library.
  • Beethoven composes Fifth Symphony

    Beethoven composes   Fifth Symphony
    Beethoven premiered Symphony No. 5 in Vienna’s Theater an der Wein on December 22, 1808. Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5 is by far the most well known symphony in the world.
  • French Monarchy re-established

    French Monarchy  re-established
    The most famous of the Orders of Chivalry in ancient France, the Order of the Holy Spirit was created by King Henry III in 1578; suppressed in 1791, the Order was reestablished in 1815-1830.
    Accordingly, the flag shown above cannot have been used before the end of the 16th century. This flag was mostly used as a royal standard. In the French monarchy, of divine essence, the concept of "state" in its modern sense, could not exist
  • Mexican Independence

    Mexican Independence
    Iturbide's army was joined by rebel forces from all over Mexico. When the rebels' victory became certain, the viceroy resigned. On August 24, 1821, representatives of the Spanish crown and Iturbide signed the Treaty of Córdoba, which recognized Mexican independence under the terms of the Plan of Iguala. On September 27 the Army of the Three Guarantees entered Mexico City and the following day Iturbide proclaimed the independence of the Mexican Empire, as New Spain was to be henceforth called.
  • Indian Removal Act moveseastern Indians west of Mississippi

    Indian removal was a nineteenth century policy of the government of the United States to relocate Native American tribes living east of the Mississippi River to lands west of the river. The Indian Removal Act was signed into law by President Andrew Jackson on May 26, 1830.
  • Oregon Trail

    A trail used for emigrant and trade routes.
  • Cherokee Trail of Tears

    Cherokee Trail of Tears
    Government troops under the command of Winfield Scott, at times supported by the brutal Georgia Guard, moved across the state taking the helpless Cherokee from their homes. Within two weeks every Cherokee in North Georgia, Tennessee, and Alabama had been captured, killed, overlooked or fled
  • Mexican Cession

    When the southwestern part of the U.S. was givin to them by Mexico.
  • Maxim invents machine gun

    Maxim invents machine gun
    Invented by Hiram S. Maxim in the U.S. in 1884, the Maxim Gun comprised the world's first automatic machine gun. The Maxim Gun was water-cooled and fed from fabric belts; the German version of the gun, the Maschinengewehr, utilised 250-round belts.
  • Grover Cleveland is president

    Grover Cleveland is president
    he was the 22nd and 24th President of the United States. Cleveland is the only president to serve two non-consecutive terms. He was the winner of the popular vote for president three times
  • world wide depression

    world wide depression
    in 1932, about 30 million people could not find a job. the same year, industrial production worldwide was 38% less than it had been in 1929.
  • World War II begins

    World War II begins
    the war began on September 1, 1939, with the invasion of Poland by Germany and Slovakia, and subsequent declarations of war on Germany by France and most of the countries of the British Empire and Commonwealth.