American History

By lwest
  • Jan 1, 600


    Early hunters started using tools to hunt.
  • Oct 12, 1492

    Christopher Columbus

    Christopher Columbus
    Sailed from Spain trying to find the West Insies, but found America by mistake.
  • Nov 22, 1519

    Ferdinand Magellan

    Ferdinand Magellan
    Sailed across the Atlantic Ocean to find South America.
  • Puritans

    Wealthy Puritans decided to travel to America. There were a thousand colonists.
  • Rhode Island and Connecticut Were Settled

    Rhode Island and Connecticut Were Settled
    Roger Williams fled to avoid prison and found Rhode Island. Thomas Hooker was a pastor and started a settlement in Connecticut.
  • The Ohio Company Gets Land

    The Ohio Company Gets Land
    King George II granted Great Britain 200,000 acres of land.
  • The British Win the French and Indian War

    The British Win the French and Indian War
    The British won the final battle against the French.
  • Proclamation of 1763

    Proclamation of 1763
    The British was trying to control the colonies by making new laws.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    The colonists didn't like being taxed and decided to fight back. They threw barrels of tea off of British ships.
  • The Second Continental Congress

    The Second Continental Congress
    This began in Philadelphia. John Hancock was chosen to be its president.
  • Declaration of Independence

    Declaration of Independence
    The 13 colonies considers themselves as free states.
  • The Great Compromise

    The Great Compromise
    The House of Representitives and the Senate are created. The G.C. was a bill that became a law.
  • The Constitution

    The Constitution
    The constitution was like a petition. The delagates signed it and hoped that states would accept it.
  • The Luisiana Purchase

    The Luisiana Purchase
    This is when the U.S. became even bigger and gained 15 new states. It was thanks to Congress.
  • The Embargo Act

    The Embargo Act
    This meant that the U.S. couldn't trade with foreign nations. Countries were forbidden to trade with their enemies.
  • Toltecs

    They ruled a strong civilization in the Mexican highlands.