Important Events of the American History

  • Nov 18, 1000

    The Beginning

    The Beginning
    Many people think that Christopher Columbus was the very fisrt person to discover America, but they are wrong. The Viking Leaf Ericson visited North America back in 1000 AD, naming the new land Vinland.
  • May 18, 1492

    Second Arrival

    Second Arrival
    Christopher Columbus had set off with his men and in 3 ships to search for new land and they went looking to land around India. But because of the way the sea and the winds were, they took them to a nother direction. In May of 1492 Christophre Columbus had discoverred America as well. They found many things that they liked so decided to stay there.
  • Nov 18, 1565


    The Spanish were also in search of gold and many other treasures. In the year of 1565 St, Augustine, Florida, the oldest permanent European settlement in the United Staes.
  • The French

    The French
    In the early 1600's the French started to settle here in the United States along the St. Lawrence River. They were interested in fisheries and the fur trade. The French also began to set up a number of trading posts along where they had settled, which they all later grew into towns.
  • The English

    The English
    The English made their permanent settlement in Jamestown, Virginia. Jamestown was founded for the purposes of a quick profit from gold mining for its investors while also establishing a permanent foothold in North America for England. This event is also known as the Jamestown settlement to describe the Commonwealth of Virginia's state-sponsored attraction.
  • House of Burgesses

    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. The House of Burgesses, which met at first only once a year, could make laws, which could be vetoed by the governor or the directors of the Virginia Company.
  • Europeans

    The Europeans brought Africans to America to work as slave laborers on cotton and tobacco plantations in the South.
    During the 1850s, half a million slaves lived in southern towns and cities, where they worked in textile mills, iron works, tobacco factories, laundries, and shipyards. Other slaves labored as lumberjacks, as deckhands on riverboats, and in sawmills, gristmills, and quarries. Many slaves were engaged in construction of roads and railroads
  • Bosron Massacre

    Bosron Massacre
    On the evening of March 5, 1770, a group of men and boys started throwing snowballs at a British sentry in front of the customs house. Other British soldiers came to support him. Within a short time, the mob had grown, and people threw any objects at hand at the soldiers. The soldiers fired into the crowd and killed five men, including Crispus Attucks, who may have been a runaway slave.
    The event did much to increase anti-British feeling among colonists. American patriot Samuel Adams skillfully
  • Tea Acts

    Tea Acts
    In 1770 the British Parliament repealed most provisions of the Townshend Acts, which taxed imports to the American colonies. However, Parliament retained the duty on tea to demonstrate its power to tax the colonies. Thereafter, Americans mostly bought tea smuggled from Holland.
  • Lexington and Concord

    Lexington and Concord
    the first fight of the American Revolution. It took place on April 19, 1775, between some 70 colonial minutemen commanded by Captain John Parker, and about 700 British soldiers marching on Concord, Massachusetts, under the command of Lieutenant Colonel Francis Smith. The American militia, warned of the British approach by the patriot Paul Revere and others, had assembled to halt the British. Inspired by the words of Captain Parker: “Stand your ground; don't fire unless fired upon, but if they me
  • Declaration of Independence

    Declaration of Independence
    The task of drafting the declaration fell to Jefferson, who was known for his powerful writing style. Jefferson divided the document into three major parts. The first section contained a statement of principle that discussed the rights of man and the legitimacy of revolution. The second presented a long list of grievances that provided the rationale for rebellion. Jefferson did not direct these grievances at Parliament, but at King George III, who made an easily identifiable villain. The third a
  • 13 Colonies

    13 Colonies
    Connecticut, one of the six New England states, in the northeastern United States. Connecticut was the fifth of the original 13 states ratifying the Constitution of the United States on January 9, 1788, and it played an important role in the development of the United States. Settlement in Connecticut dates from the 1630s and many of the state’s modern towns and cities can trace their origins back to the 17th or 18th century. Hartford is the capital of Connecticut and the center of the state’s la
  • Constitutional Convention

    Constitutional Convention
    George Washington was instrumental in bringing about the Constitutional Convention of 1787. Elected as a delegate to the convention by the Virginia General Assembly, Washington was chosen its president. In that position, he avoided expressing his political opinions. Since it was likely he would be the nation’s first president, he understood the need for his impartiality.
  • Bill of Rights

    Bill of Rights
    The Bill of Rights includes a wide range of protections with a common theme and purpose—to define the scope of individual freedom in the United States and to make the political system more democratic. They are not the only rights contained in the Constitution. For example, Sections 9 and 10 of Article I of the Constitution prohibit the states and the federal government from passing an ex post facto law—a law that subjects a person to punishment for an act that was not unlawful when committed. Bu
  • Moving to D.C

    Moving to D.C
    Nation's Capital moved to Washington D.C. The establishment of the nation's capital on the banks of the Potomac River resulted from a compromise between the Federalist and the Republican factions of the early republic. The Republicans, led by Thomas Jefferson, accepted the Federalist proposal that the national government pay the state debts incurred during the war of independence.

    Louisiana Purchase, vast region in North America purchased by the United States from France in 1803. Some 2,100,000 sq km (more than 800,000 sq mi) in area, the territory comprised present-day Arkansas, Missouri, Iowa, Minnesota west of the Mississippi River, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Oklahoma, nearly all of Kansas, the portions of Montana, Wyoming, and Colorado east of the Rocky Mountains, and Louisiana west of the Mississippi River but including the city of New Orleans. The huge pr
  • Discovery of Gold

    Discovery of Gold
    In January 1848 James W. Marshall, a carpenter building a sawmill in partnership with John A. Sutter in California’s Sacramento Valley, discovered gold. Sutter made his workers promise to keep the discovery a secret. However, the news leaked out. Within a few months, a shrewd merchant, hoping to increase his business, set off the gold rush in earnest. Samuel Brannan, one of the early Mormon settlers in San Francisco, owned a store near Sutter’s fort. In early May, he returned to San Francisco fr
  • Uncle Tom's Cacin

    Uncle Tom's Cacin
    UNCLE TOM'S CABIN is published.
    Harriet Beecher Stowe's novel about the sufferings of slaves was an instant bestseller in the North and banned in most of the South. When President Abraham Lincoln met Stowe, he called her "the little lady who started this war" (the Civil War).
  • Abraham Loncoln

    Abraham Loncoln
    when abraham lincoln was elected president soon the civil war had began. He then was tired of many agression and cruelty going on so he wrote a document naming it Emnacipation Proclamation. He wanted to free all the slaves because he didn't agree with them serving white people. He didnt think that was fair. Soon after that the Civil War began making Abrahman Lincoln win the privilege to free the slaves. But sadly few years later he was assasinated.
  • Digginf Panama Canal

    Digginf Panama Canal
    The history of the Panama Canal goes back to 16th century. After realizing the riches of Peru, Ecuador, and Asia, and counting the time it took the gold to reach the ports of Spain, it was suggested c.1524 to Charles V, that by cutting out a piece of land somewhere in Panama, the trips would be made shorter and the risk of taking the treasures through the isthmus would justify such an enterprise. A survey of the isthmus was ordered and subsequently a working plan for a canal was drawn up in 1529
  • World War I

    World War I
    , also known as the First World War or the Great War and the War to End All Wars, was a world conflict lasting from 1914 to 1919, with the fighting lasting until 1918. The war was fought by the Allies on one side, and the Central Powers on the other. No previous conflict had mobilized so many soldiers or involved so many in the field of battle. By its end, the war had become the second bloodiest conflict in recorded history.
  • World War II

    World War II
    The origins of the Second World War are generally viewed as being traced back to the First World War (1914-1918). In that war Germany under the ultra-nationalistic Kaiser Wilhelm II along with its allies, had been defeated by a combination of the United Kingdom, United States, France, Russia and others.
  • Martin Luther King Jr.

    Martin Luther King Jr.
    This man was a very important person in the history. Because of him many people started to not care about mising races, and just going everywhere without having to worry about who could go and who couldn't. Martin made a lot of changes. If it weren't for him, schools and even places out in the world would be very different and only certain people would be able to visit or attend those places. But sadly he was assassinated by a man who was against everything he had said. Martin was staying at thi
  • Columbian Exchange

    Columbian Exchange
    New World and European trade thrives. Goods exchanged between colonies and Europe include potatoes, tobacco, chili peppers, pineapple, sugarcane, bananas, lemons, and olives.
    After Columbus’ arrival in the Americas, the animal, plant, and bacterial life of these two worlds began to mix.
    By reuniting formerly biologically distinct land masses, the Columbian Exchange had dramatic and lasting effects on the world.
  • Cotton Gin

    Cotton Gin
    Cotton Gin, machine used to separate the fibers of cotton from the seeds. The American inventor Eli Whitney is generally credited with inventing the cotton gin in 1793. Before the invention of the cotton gin, seeds had to be removed from cotton fibers by hand; this labor-intensive and time-consuming process made growing and harvesting cotton uneconomical. The cotton gin allowed the seeds to be removed mechanically and rapidly from the cotton fibers, making cotton production economical and leadin
  • England and France 1754

    England and France 1754
    It began in the struggle for control of the Ohio Valley. For more than a generation, the powerful Iroquois Confederacy, an alliance of several Native American nations from the Iroquoian language family, dominated a middle ground between the French and British colonies in North America.
    Warfare ended with the Treaty of Paris in 1763, and the peace terms reflected British military successes.
    France compensated its Spanish ally for the loss of Florida by giving it title to all of Louisiana west o