Ap US History

Timeline created by joijoi6805
  • 161

    Democrat Jefferson Davis Elected President of the Confederacy

  • 1492

    Christopher Columbus "Founds" New World

    Christopher Columbus "Founds" New World
    Christopher was sailing on an expedition to get resources for Spain with a new route and accidentally found the New World
  • 1492

    Columbian exchange

    Columbian exchange
    It was after Columbus finds the New World he decides to make an exchange of goods between different colonies and regions with trading of goods and resources.
  • Period: 1492 to

    European Exploration Era

    Europeans began exploring the world by sea in search of new trading routes, wealth, and knowledge.
  • 1500

    Spanish Encomienda System Begins

  • 1500

    Spanish Casta System Begins

  • Period: 1500 to

    Triangular Trade

    it was system that they did between colonies
  • Period: 1500 to

    Middle Passage

  • 1512

    Spainish Conquistador Hernan Cortex Conquers the Aztec Empire

  • 1520

    Small Pox Begins Spreading to Native Americans

    Small Pox Begins Spreading to Native Americans
    Before Columbus came to the New World they never had such a thing call small pox. So when they came over they brought the disease with them. You see they grew immune but the Natives immune system could not handle it.
  • 1534

    England Splits from Catholic Church

  • London Company Gains Charter for Set Up English Colony

  • Jamestown Virginia Colony founded

    Jamestown  Virginia Colony founded
    It was apart of the Southern Colonies and was their first form of gov
  • Period: to

    Colonial Era

    European settlements from the start of colonization
  • 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
    Tobacco was the main things they sold and grow to make money
  • First African Slaves Arrive in Jamestown, Virginia Colony

    First African Slaves Arrive in Jamestown, Virginia Colony
    They depended on slaves because they have lots of farming land and needed people to work on it.
  • Virginia House of Burgesses

    Virginia House of Burgesses
    The House of Burgesses was the elected representative
  • Plymouth Massachusetts Colony Founded

  • Mayflower Compact

    Mayflower Compact
    First self gov created
  • New Hampshire Founded

  • Dutch New Amsterdam Becomes of New Netherland

  • City Upon a Hill John Winthrop

    City Upon a Hill John Winthrop
    The puritans was consider the city upon the hill because the believe they were the examples of how God children should live and be
  • The Great Migration to Massachusetts Bay Colony

  • Maryland Founded

  • Thomas Hooker Finds Connecticut

  • Pequot War

  • Roger Williams finds Rhode Island

  • Harvard College Founded in Massachusetts

  • Delaware Founded

  • Fundamental Orders of Connecticut

  • Maryland Toleration Act

  • North Carolina was Founded

  • Iroquois Confederacy Formed

  • Navigation Acts and Mercantilism

  • South Carolina was Founded

  • New York Funded

  • New Jersey Founded

  • King Phillips War

  • Bacons Rebellion

  • Pueblo Revolt

  • Quaker William Penn Founds Pennsylvania

  • Period: to

    Enlightenment Era

    The enlightment era was a time period where philopshper and a bunch of colonist start to get together and realize the unfairness of the Crown
  • John Locke's Two Treaties of Government Published

  • English Bill of Rights

    English Bill of Rights
    outlined specific constitutional and civil rights and ultimately gave Parliament power over the monarchy
  • Salem Witch Trials

    Salem Witch Trials
    mainly in Massachusetts people were being accused of doing witchcraft so they were killed or punished
  • Period: to

    Salutary Neglect Policy

    British Crown policy of avoiding strict enforcement of parliamentary laws
  • The Great Awakening

    The Great Awakening
    It encourage religious freedom and to worship our belief the way we choose
  • Georgia Founded as a Debtors Colony

  • Stono Rebellion

  • French and Indian War Begins

    French and Indian War Begins
    England and French never like each other so when it came to the Ohio land they disputed who gets it causing the seven years war to begin
  • Period: to

    The Industrial Revolution

    It was the growing of industry's and growing of manufacturing
  • French and Indian War ends

    French and Indian War ends
    French end up losing the battle and plus they had to give up the big land the already owned and go settles on a small piece of land they also owned
  • Proclamation Line of 1763

    Proclamation Line of 1763
    prevent colonist from settling west
  • Period: to

    Revolutionary Era

    was the timespan where America revolution started and we fought for our independence
  • Period: to

    Republican Motherhood

    this gave women rights to go to school and get an education only to teach their children at home
  • Sugar Act

    Sugar Act
    was a revenue-raising act passed by the Parliament of Great Britain
  • Stamp Act

    Stamp Act
    requires a tax to be paid on the transfer of certain documents
  • Quartering Act

    Quartering Act
    parliamentary provision requiring colonial authorities to provide food, drink, quarters, fuel, and transportation to British forces stationed in their town
  • Townshed Acts

    Townshed Acts
    it was created to raise renevue is the colonies
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    British soldiers shot and killed several people while being harassed by a mob in Boston
  • Intolerable Acts

    Intolerable Acts
    punish the Massachusetts colonists for their defiance in the Tea Party protest in reaction to changes in taxation by the British Government.
  • First Continental Congress

    First Continental Congress
    a meeting of delegates from 12 of the 13 British colonies that became the United States.
  • Thomas Paine's Common Sense Published

    Thomas Paine's Common Sense Published
    Its a pamphlet that advocates independence from Britian
  • Battle of Lexington and Concord

    it was the first battle of the revoultionary war
  • Continental Army lead by General George Washington

  • Declaration of Independence

    Declaration of Independence
    It was a document that stated America will no longer follow under Britian laws anymore
  • Adam Smith Publishes "The Wealth of Nations"

  • Winter at Valley Forge

    Winter at Valley Forge
    This was during the time where America was fighting for Independence and they had scarce food and nothing to get them warm, but George Washington stand with his men and gave them advice to keep pushing forward
  • Battle of Saratoga

  • Articles of Confederation

    Articles of Confederation
    The first Constitution written for the new develop nation. That worked for a short time period before having to write a new better one
  • Period: to

    Abolition Movement

  • Battle of YorkTown

    Battle of YorkTown
    This battle won us our independence because the French had join our side by this time and they trapped the British men between them or the body of water behind them
  • Treaty of Paris of 1783

    Treaty of Paris of 1783
    It was based off of the boudaries and limits and freedom of now newly form of America
  • Shays' Rebellion

    Shays' Rebellion
    A group of local citizens Massachusetts mainly famers in where being taxed in the new nation so they decided to not pay taxes, so Washington sent troops down there to make them pay taxes (weakness of Articles of Confederation)
  • Federalist papers

  • Constitutional Convention/ Philadelphia

  • U.S. Constitution

  • The Great Compromise

  • The 3/5th Compromise

    The 3/5th Compromise
    it was saying every 3 out of 5 slaves were consider 1 vote when they needed them politically
  • Bill of Rights Added to U.S. Constitution

  • The French Revolution Begins

    The French Revolution Begins
    This happens after the American Revolution and it lead to French colonist wanting to over throw there queen and king, but leads to their death instead
  • Washington Elected 1st President

    Washington Elected 1st President
    Washington was elected unanimously mainly because America citizens believed he had all the characteristic that is needed to be a good leader
  • Washington Creates Presidential Cabinet

  • Washington D.C. Becomes New US Capital

  • Period: to

    The Second Great Awakening

  • Alexander Hamilton Gets Congress to Approve National Bank

    Alexander Hamilton Gets Congress to Approve National Bank
    The only reasons he gets it because he made a deal with Jefferson that where ever the States' capital is he gets to be in their backyard
  • Whiskey Rebellion

    Whiskey Rebellion
    This was the tax on Whiskey that many citizens rebelled against
  • Cotton Gin and the Interchangeable Parts Invented by Eli Whitney

  • Washington's Farewell Address

    Washington's Farewell Address
    This was a letter that basically told America not to get into conflict or into debt with other nation. To stay independent and by themselves because we are still developing as their own
  • First Two-Party System Created ( Dem-Rep vs Federalist

  • John Adams( Federalist) Elected 2nd President

  • XYZ Affairs

  • Alien and Sedition Acts

  • Kentucky and Virginia Resolutions

  • Election of 1800 and the start of the Jeffersonian Era

  • The Market Revolution Begins

    The Market Revolution Begins
    This was the uprising of industry that benefited both North and South plus started things like transportation
  • Cult of Domesticity Begins

    Cult of Domesticity Begins
    In the before the 1800's it was really uncommon for women to work and was frowned upon if they did. This basically states what a common women should do; stay home, watch children
  • Period: to

    Manifest Destiny

  • Thomas Jefferson(Democratic-Republican) Elected 3rd President

  • Steam Locomotive Invented in Great Britain

    Steam Locomotive Invented in Great Britain
    It was the first developed in Britain and transported on railways
  • Louisiana Purchase

  • Marbury v. Madison

    Marbury v. Madison
    In the election of 1800 Adams lost to Jefferson, but before Adams left office he sent Madison out to deliver letters so more Federalist can be in office. Marbury didn't get his letter until late so, he went to Judicial court giving the case
  • James Madison(Democratic-Republican) Elected 4th President

    James Madison(Democratic-Republican) Elected 4th President
    Was elected president and one thing he did was lead America into the War of 812
  • British Impressment of US Sailors

  • War Hawks in Congress Support War Against British

  • War of 1812 Begins

  • Francis Scott Key Writes the Star-Spangled Banner

    Francis Scott Key Writes the Star-Spangled Banner
    It was inspired from the War of 1812
  • Treaty of Ghent

  • Federalist Party Collapses

  • Period: to

    Era of Good Feelings

  • Tariff of 1816

    Tariff of 1816
    This Tariff benefited the industry being created but hurt farmers who was taxed higher. This tariff was passed by Congress
  • James Monroe(Democratic-Republican) Elected 5th President

  • Adam- Onis Treaty/Spain Ceded Florida to U.S.

  • Compromise of 1820

  • Universal Male Suffrage Begins to Rise

  • Monroe Doctrine

  • Henry Clay's "American System"

  • Erie Canal Bulit

  • John Quincy Adams(Democratic-Republican) Elected 6th President

  • Lowell, Massachusetts Textile Mill Employs Women

    Lowell, Massachusetts Textile Mill Employs Women
    This was once of the first job developed for women to work and make money off of even though it wasn't a lot at all
  • Andrew Jackson(Democratic) Elected 7th President

  • Second Two-Party System Created(Democrats vs Whigs)

    At the time Jackson was running for president and did not agree with the Republican ways so he became just a Democrat after awhile Whigs (Republicans) started to oppose his way of thinking like Henry Clay.
  • Indian Removal Act

    Indian Removal Act
  • Abolition Movement Begins

    Abolition Movement Begins
    The Abolition movement was for the stop of slavery. It was mainly popular in the North.
  • Congress Passes Preemption Acts

  • Trail of Tears Begins

    Trail of Tears Begins
    The trail of tears was the removal of Native Americans off of their land to another unwanted land. On the way thousands died from hunger, diseases and more
  • William Lloyd Garrison Publishes Abolitionist Newspaper "The Liberator"

  • Andrew Jackson Vetos National Bank

    Andrew Jackson Vetos National Bank
    Andrew feels as if the National bank only helped the rich and wanted it to end. So when congress gave him the law he vetoed it putting it to a end
  • Nullification Crisis

    Nullification Crisis
    South Carolina wanted to break away from the nation because they felt they were being treated unfairly but Andrew would not let them in fact Andrew Jackson vice president agreed and was from Carolina and Jackson threatened him if he left he, his head would leave his body
  • Pendleton Act

    This made sure if you were working in government you had to be qualified
  • Texas Revolution and Independence from Mexico

  • Horace Mann Advocates for Public Schools

    Horace Mann Advocates for Public Schools
    Horace was a man who thought that public schools should be open to everyone and also it should be free. Educated should not limited.
  • Increased Irish and German Immigration to the North

  • Federal Support Given to Samuel Morse to Construct Telegraph Lines

  • Dorothea Dix Advocates for Mentally Ill and Prison Reform

    Dorothea Dix Advocates for Mentally Ill and Prison Reform
    Dorothea fought for the mental ill, she believe that they should be put in a place for help, also its very unsanitary in the jails and some died from the unclean environment plus they got torture and Dorothea fought against it
  • James K.Polk Elected Us President (Democrat)

    James K.Polk Elected Us President (Democrat)
    Polk only served a 4year term by choice, he believed in manifest destiny and westward expansion and after he completed his goal he no longer wanted to be president.
  • Irish Potato Famine Begins

  • Texas Annexation by the United States

    Texas Annexation by the United States
    After being denied the first time, President Polk decide to annex Texas providing protection and while Texas provided resources
  • Frederick Douglass Publishes Autobiography “Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave”

    Frederick Douglass Publishes Autobiography “Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave”
    This was a book written in a former slaves pov
    proving salves are not all illtreated
  • Oregon Territory Divided Between British and U.S.

  • Mexican American War Begins

    Mexican American War Begins
    This war begins over territory and how big Texas was.
  • Wilmot Proviso

  • Seneca Falls Convention

    Seneca Falls Convention
    This was for women suffrage that will eventually lead to women having more rights
  • Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo: Mexican American War Ends

    Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo: Mexican American War Ends
    This ends the fighting of the War it also gives America more land.
  • Mexican Cession

    Mexican Cession
    This is what the land given up by the Mexican territory was called
  • Free Soil Movement Begins

    Free Soil Movement Begins
    This was the support of no slavery in the west or moving west free or not.
  • California Gold Rush

    California Gold Rush
    Where gold was discover in California so people went to streams and river to filter them out
  • Compromise of 1850

    Compromise of 1850
    made California a free state
    Gave New Mexico and Utah the right to choose to be free or not
    Fugitive slave law
  • Fugitive Slave Law Passed in Compromise of 1850

    This said that any runaway slaves must be returned back to the South.
  • Harriet Tubman Begins Using Underground Railroad

    Harriet Tubman Begins Using Underground Railroad
    Harriet risk her life to help free slaves and escape, through safe houses and help from others
  • Harriet Beecher Stowe Publishes "Uncle Tom's Cabin"

    Harriet Beecher Stowe Publishes "Uncle Tom's Cabin"
    A book written by a white women on how slave is actually treated
  • Gasden Purchase

  • Kansa-Nebraska Act

    Kansa-Nebraska Act
    This was Kanas and Nebraska wanting to disregard the Compromise of 1850 and vote if they want to become slaves states or not.
  • Bleeding Kanas Begins

    Bleeding Kanas Begins
    This was fights between people who supported slavery vs the ones who didnt
  • Republican Party Created

  • Caring of Senator Summer

  • Dred Scott v. Standford

  • John Brown's Raid on Harper's Ferry, Virginia

  • Republican Abraham Lincoln Wins Presidential Election of 1860

    Republican Abraham Lincoln Wins Presidential Election of 1860
    Even though Abraham won the southern states did as promise if he won and started to secede from the Union
  • Seven Southern States Secede from the Union, Forming the Confederate States of America

  • Battle of Fort Summer

  • Lincoln Suspends Habeas Corpus

  • Period: to

    The Civil War

  • Emancipation Proclamation

  • Homestead Act

    Homestead Act
    It gave new found citizens the rights to own land
  • Battle of Vicksburg

  • Battle of Gettysburg

    Battle of Gettysburg
    This was the bloodiest and most deadly battle of the Civil War
  • Gettysburg Address

    Gettysburg Address
    This was president Lincoln speech on the war in general and how as the war is coming close to an end, he shall not punish the south as both sides are just as guilty and they should work on being a better Union as a whole.
  • Gen. Lee Surrenders to Gen. Grant at Appomattox Court House

  • President Abraham Lincoln Assassinated by John Wilkes Booth

    President Abraham Lincoln Assassinated by John Wilkes Booth
    A tragic murder of Lincoln and even though Booth thought he was doing good by the south, he was the most wanted man by both the north and south at the time.
  • President Andrew Johnson Becomes President

    President Andrew Johnson Becomes President
    He supported the freedom of slaves but limited their rights to little to none causing African Americans to be still treated like second-class citizens
  • Johnson Pardons the South

  • Radical Republicans Champion for Black Civil Rights in Congress

  • 13th Amendment

    13th Amendment
    No more slaves
    African Americans are free
  • Freedmens Bureau Created

  • Sharecropping Begins in the South

    Sharecropping Begins in the South
    Southern found a loophole within have slaves but legally
    making them sign contacts that have them work for them until a debt is payed of which lasted years
  • Black Codes First Passed in the South

    Black Codes First Passed in the South
    This limited African Americans rights by alot
  • Ku Klux Klan

    Ku Klux Klan
    a cult rising of Christian white males to harass and or kill African Americans
  • Scallywags and Carpetbaggers

  • Period: to

    Reconstruction Era

  • Impeachment of President Andrew Johnson

  • 14th Amendment

    14th Amendment
    African Americans are now citizens
  • Transcontenital Railroad Completed

    Transcontenital Railroad Completed
    This made it more easier cheaper and no-time consuming
    to ship products and people
  • 15th Amendment

    15th Amendment
    African American males can vote
  • Hiram Rhode Revels Becomes First African American in Congress(Senate)

  • Industrialization Begins to Boom

  • Social Darwinism Theory Gains popularity

  • Nativism Spreads

    Nativism  Spreads
    This was people who did not support immigrants at all and wanted them out
  • Standard Oil Company founded by John D. Rockefeller

    Standard Oil Company founded by John D. Rockefeller
    Rockefeller will soon be running his own monopoly from the industry of Oil
  • Jim Crow Laws Begins in South

    Jim Crow Laws Begins in South
    This segregated everyone
  • Boss Tweed rise at Tammany Hall

    Boss Tweed rise at Tammany Hall
    Tweed was a political boss who ran the a political machine
    getting immigrants to vote for the elector of his choosing in exchange of helping the immigrants out
  • Telephone invented by Alexander Graham Bell

    Telephone invented by Alexander Graham Bell
    This made it easier for people to communicate from a distance
  • Reconstruction Ends

    Reconstruction Ends
    This stops the north from watching over the South in meaning the South started to enforce Jim Crow Laws and started breaking rules
  • Period: to

    Glided Age

  • Light Bulb invented by Thomas Edison

    Light Bulb invented by Thomas Edison
    This made factories stay open longer and people to stay up later as they depended on sun lights to begin
  • 3rd Wave of immigration "New Immigrants"

    3rd  Wave of immigration "New Immigrants"
    This cause more immigrants to start to work and started to be treated unfairly as the Americans found them as threats
  • Chinese Exclusion Act

    Chinese Exclusion Act
    This stop the Chinese from working in America for 10 years but it continued even afterwards
  • Pendleton Act

    Pendleton Act
    This was when you had to actually have experience to work in government
  • Haymarket Massacre

    Haymarket Massacre
    This was a bombing cause by a person going on strike towards authorities
  • Dawes Act

    Dawes Act
    This kick native America off their land onto unwanted land and made them change majority of their traditions to be "more American"
  • Interstate Commerce Act

    Interstate Commerce Act
    This made railroads have to find reasonable and just act for all passengers
  • Andrew Carnegie's Book "Gospel of Weath"

    Andrew Carnegie's Book "Gospel of Weath"
    Andrew believe if you were rich you should give you money to charity's or back to smaller communities because they were beneath them
  • Sherman Anti-Trust Act

    Sherman Anti-Trust Act
    This made all commerce monopolies illegal
  • Carnegie Steel Company founded by Andrew Carnegie

    This will led Carnegie to great success and make him a monopoly owner
  • Homestead Steel Labor Strike

    Homestead Steel Labor Strike
    This was a strike against Steel company for a fair wage.
  • Pullman Labor Strike

    Pullman Labor Strike
    This was a strike against the nationwide railroad