American History 1

  • Period: 20,000 BCE to 15,000 BCE

    Crossed through Beringia

    Native Americans crossed the land bridge through Beringia into North America.
  • 1400

    Prehistory

  • 1492

    Columbus reaches the Bahamas

    Columbus reaches the Bahamas
  • Jamestown founded

    Jamestown founded
    England’s first permanent colony in North America.
  • Starving Time

    Starving Time
    Jamestown colonists died from no food, sickness, horrible leaders, and wars between Indians. They did not receive the food supplies from the Virginia Colony.
  • Plymouth

    Plymouth
    Puritans, Separatists, and Pilgrims sailed on the Mayflower.
  • Stamp Tax

    Stamp Tax
    Tax on legal documents, playing cards, newspapers etc.
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    King Phillip's War

  • Salem Witch Trials

    Salem Witch Trials
    Hysteria occurs in Salem, Massechusetts, where two girls frame several people as witches. (many were prosecuted)
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
  • 1st Continental Congress

    1st Continental Congress
  • Battle of Lexington & Concord

    Battle of Lexington & Concord
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    Revolutionary War

  • Declaration of Independence

    Declaration of Independence
  • U.S. Constitution signed

    U.S. Constitution signed
  • Missouri Compromise

    Missouri Compromise
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    Trail of Tears

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    Mexican War

  • Gold Rush begins

    Gold Rush begins
  • Uncle Tom's Cabin Published

    Uncle Tom's Cabin Published
  • Kansas-Nebraska Act

    Kansas-Nebraska Act
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    American Civil War

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    Homesteading the plains

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    Reconstruction

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    Cattle drives in Great Plains

  • Alaska Purchased

    Alaska Purchased
  • First transcontinental railroad

    First transcontinental railroad
  • Sues Canal opens

    Sues Canal opens
  • Carnegie builds steel mill

    Carnegie builds steel mill
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    Plains Wars

  • First telephone conversation—Alexander Graham Bell

     First telephone conversation—Alexander Graham Bell
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    Jim Crow Laws created

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    Lewis and Clark Expedition

  • Hawaii becomes U.S. possession

    Hawaii becomes U.S. possession
  • Spanish-American War

    Spanish-American War
  • U.S gains control of Puerto Rico, Philippine Islands and other Pacific islands

    U.S gains control of Puerto Rico, Philippine Islands and other Pacific islands
  • United States has become a world power

    United States has become a world power
  • U.S takes over Panama Canal constuction

    U.S takes over Panama Canal constuction