AP US History

Timeline created by Genessiscarballo1
  • 1492

    Christopher Columbus “Founds” New World

    Christopher Columbus “Founds” New World
    In search for a shorter route to India Columbus instead ends up in the Caribbean where he finds bigger fortune.
  • 1492

    Columbian Exchange Begins

    Columbian Exchange Begins
    An exchange between The Americas and The Old World during the 15th and 16th century.
  • Period:
    1492
    to

    European Exploration Era

  • 1500

    Spanish Encomienda System Begins

    Spanish Encomienda System Begins
    A Spanish labor system that was meant to redefine the population of the Natives.
  • 1500

    Spanish Casta System Begins

    Spanish Casta System Begins
    A social system by the Spanish meant to differentiate every class of person by their race/ethnicity. (Spanish being at the top)
  • Period:
    1500
    to

    Triangular Trade

  • Period:
    1500
    to

    Middle Passage

  • 1520

    Small Pox Begins Spreading to Native Americans

    Small Pox Begins Spreading to Native Americans
    A disease brought by the Spanish and ended up killing many Natives due to the weak immune systems they had.
  • 1521

    Spanish Conquistador Hernan Cortez Conquers the Aztec Empire

    Spanish Conquistador Hernan Cortez Conquers the Aztec Empire
    Hernan Cortez, Spanish Conquistador, known for conquering the Aztec Empire and claiming Mexico for Spain.
  • 1534

    England Splits from the Catholic Church

    England Splits from the Catholic Church
    England split from the Catholic Church because of a man wanting annul his marriage and the church wouldn't agree.
  • London Company Gains Charter for Set Up English Colony

    London Company Gains Charter for Set Up English Colony
  • Jamestown, Virginia Colony Founded

    Jamestown, Virginia Colony Founded
  • Period: to

    Colonial Era

  • French found Quebec on the St. Lawrence River and Engage in the Fur Trade

    French found Quebec on the St. Lawrence River and Engage in the Fur Trade
  • Tobacco introduced to Virginia Colony by John Rolfe

    Tobacco introduced to Virginia Colony by John Rolfe
  • First African Slaves Arrive in Jamestown, Virginia Colony

    First African Slaves Arrive in Jamestown, Virginia Colony
  • Virginia House of Burgesses

    Virginia House of Burgesses
  • Plymouth, Massachusetts Colony Founded

    Plymouth, Massachusetts Colony Founded
  • Mayflower Compact

    Mayflower Compact
  • New Hampshire Founded

    New Hampshire Founded
  • Dutch New Amsterdam Becomes Capital of New Netherland

    Dutch New Amsterdam Becomes Capital of New Netherland
  • “City Upon a Hill” John Winthrop

    “City Upon a Hill” John Winthrop
  • The Great Migration to Massachusetts Bay Colony

    The Great Migration to Massachusetts Bay Colony
  • Maryland Founded

    Maryland Founded
  • Thomas Hooker Founds Connecticut

    Thomas Hooker Founds Connecticut
  • Pequot War

    Pequot War
  • Roger Williams Founds Rhode Island

    Roger Williams Founds Rhode Island
  • Harvard College Founded in Massachusetts

    Harvard College Founded in Massachusetts
  • Delaware Founded

    Delaware Founded
  • Fundamental Orders of Connecticut

    Fundamental Orders of Connecticut
  • Maryland Toleration Act

    Maryland Toleration Act
  • North Carolina Founded

    North Carolina Founded
  • Iroquois Confederacy Formed

    Iroquois Confederacy Formed
  • Navigation Acts and Mercantilism

    Navigation Acts and Mercantilism
  • South Carolina Founded

    South Carolina Founded
  • New York Funded

    New York Funded
  • New Jersey Founded

    New Jersey Founded
  • King Phillips War

    King Phillips War
  • Bacon’s Rebellion

    Bacon’s Rebellion
  • Pueblo Revolt

    Pueblo Revolt
  • Quaker William Penn Founds Pennsylvania

  • Period: to

    Enlightenment Era

  • John Locke’s Two Treatises of Government Published

  • English Bill of Rights

  • Salem Witch Trials

  • Period: to

    Salutary Neglect Policy

  • The Great Awakening

  • Georgia Founded as a Debtors Colony

  • Stono Rebellion

  • French and Indian War Begins

  • French and Indian War Ends

  • Proclamation Line of 1763

  • Period: to

    Revolutionary Era

  • Period: to

    Republican Motherhood

  • Sugar Act

  • Stamp Act

  • Quartering Act

  • Townshend Acts

  • Boston Massacre

  • Tea Act

  • Boston Tea Party

  • Intolerable Acts

  • First Continental Congress

  • Thomas Paine’s Common Sense Published

  • Battle of Lexington and Concord

  • Second Continental Congress

  • Continental Army Lead by General George Washington

  • Declaration of Independence

  • Benjamin Franklin Becomes French Ambassador

  • Winter at Valley Forge

  • Battle of Saratoga

  • Battle of Yorktown

  • Treaty of Paris of 1783