Jamestown was the first establishment in the New World. Named after King James, founded by the Virginia Company of London
House of Burgesses
The House of Burgesses was the first assembly of elected representatives of English colonists in North America
Founding of Plymouth Colony and Mayflower Compact
First governing documnet on Plymonth colony. Founded by Captain John Smith
Founding of Massachussets Bay
Founded by the owners of Massachussets Bay Colony, this bay was essential for trade
A war spanning the years of 1634 thru 1638. This war was between the Pequot tribe and colonist.
King Philip’s War
Also refered to as the "First Indian War" was an armed conflict between Indians and Colonist
It was the first rebellion in the American colonies in which discontented frontiersmen took part
Salem Witch Trials
The Salem witch trials were a series of hearings and prosecutions of people accused of witch trials.
French and Indian War
The French and Indian War is the American name for the North American theater of the Seven Years' War. The war was fought primarily between the colonies of British America and New France
was a direct tax imposed by the British Parliament specifically on the colonies of British America. The act required that many printed materials in the colonies be produced on stamped paper produced in London
British Army soldiers killed five civilian men and injured six others. This event was known as the shots heard around the world, this was the beginning of a war.
was an Act of the Parliament of Great Britain. Its principal overt objective was to reduce the massive surplus of tea held by the financially troubled British East India Company in its London warehouses and to help the struggling company survive.
a series of laws passed by the British Parliament in 1774 relating to Britain's colonies in North America. The acts triggered outrage and resistance in the Thirteen Colonies that later became the United States
Boston Tea Party
Was a political protest by the Sons of Liberty in Boston, a city in the British colony of Massachusetts, against the tax policy of the British government
Ordered the local governments of the American colonies to provide housing and provisions for British soldiers. There was a quartering act in 1774 and 1776.
Lexington and Concord
This started the Revolutionary War, the very first battle on American was the start of independence for the colonies.
Declaration of Independence
was a statement adopted by the Continental Congress on July 4, 1776, which announced that the thirteen American colonies, then at war with Great Britain, regarded themselves as independent states, and no longer a part of the British Empire.
With this document, settlers in Mexican Texas officially broke from Mexico, creating the Republic of Texas.
Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo
Treaty of Peace, Friendship, Limits and Settlement between the United States of America and the Mexican Republic, is the peace treaty between the U.S. and Mexico that ended the Mexican–American War
an armed conflict between the United States of America and Mexico from 1846 to 1848 in the wake of the 1845 U.S. annexation of Texas, which Mexico considered part of its territory despite the 1836 Texas Revolution.
was a conflict in 1898 between Spain and the United States, effectively the result of American intervention in the ongoing Cuban War of Independence. American attacks on Spain's Pacific possessions led to involvement in the Philippine Revolution and ultimately to the Philippine–American War