U.S. History Timeline

  • Jan 1, 1000


    The viking Leif Ericson visited North America in about 1000 AD and named the area Vinland
  • Jan 1, 1492

    New World

    New World
    While rying to discover a new route to india Christpher Columbus lands on the island of San Salvador, discovering the "New World" for Spain
  • Jamestown

    The english make their first permanent settlement in Jamestown, Virginia
  • The Begining Of Slavery

    The Begining Of Slavery
    Europeans brought African Americans to work as slaves laborers on cotton and tobacco plantations in the south.
  • french and indian war

    french and indian war
    War between england and france called the french and indian war begins in america, french are defeated and lose their land in canada and american midwest
  • First president

    First president
    the new constitution is approved by the states george washington is chosen as first presient.
  • Cotton Gin

    Cotton Gin
    Cotton gin is invented by eli whitney it made cotton production quicker and more efficent. more slaves were needed to keep up with increased population
  • Capitol Moved

    Capitol Moved
    Nation's Capitol moved to Washington, D.C.
  • Louisiana Purchase

    Louisiana Purchase
    The U.S. makes the Louisiana Purchase from France The puchase doubled the area of the U.S.
  • Erie Canal

    Erie Canal
    Erie Canal opens linking New York with the great lakes
  • Gold Rush

    Gold Rush
    The discovery of gold in california leads to a rush of 80,000 people to the west in search of gold
  • Abraham Lincoln Elected

    Abraham Lincoln Elected
    Abraham Lincoln is elected president
  • Civil War

    Civil War
    The civil war begins
  • Emancipation Proclimation

    President loncoln issues the Emancipation Proclimation freeing nost slaves
  • Civil war

    Civil war
    The civil war ends
  • Panama Canal

    Panama Canal
    The U.S. begins to dig the panama canal
  • World War I

    World War I
    The U.S. joins Woarld War I on the side of the Allies against germany
  • Panama Canal opens

    Panama Canal opens connecting the Atlantic and Pacific oceans
  • World War I ends

    Woarld War I ends Allies defeat germany
  • Stock Market Crashes

    Stock Market Crashes
    the stock market crash led to the great depression. As many as 25 percent of all workers could not find jobs.
  • Vietnam War

    Vietnam War
    The U.S, sends large numbers of soldiers to the Vietnam War
  • Martin Luther King Assassinated

    Martin Luther King Assassinated
    Martin Luther King is assassinated
  • President Clinton not guilty.

    After an impeachment trial, the Senate finds President Clinton not guilty.
  • The World Trade Center and the Pentagon

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

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