APUSH Chapter 1-22

  • Oct 12, 1492

    Columbus Lands in Bahamas

  • First African Slaves Arrive in Jamestown

  • Fundamental Orders drafted

  • Half-Way Covenant founded

  • Salem Witch Trials

  • Zenger Free Press Trial

  • Jonathon Edwards begins Great Awakening

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    French and Indian War

  • Boston Massacre

  • Boston Tea Party

  • Intolerable acts passed

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    First Continental Congress meets

  • Declaration of Independence

  • Articles of Confederation adopted

  • Treaty of Paris

  • Constitutional Convention

  • Northwest Ordinance

  • Ratification of Constitution

  • Shay's Rebellion

  • Samuel Slater builds 1st US textile factory

  • Bill of Right's adopted

  • Democratic-Republican party formed

  • Neutrality Proclamation

  • Cotton Gin Invented

  • Whiskey Rebellion

  • Alien and Sedition Acts

  • Interchangeable parts invented

  • Second Great Awakening

  • Marbury v. Madison

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    Lewis and Clark Expedition

  • Slave Trade Outlawed in Congress

  • Battle of Plattsburgh

    The Battle of Plattsburgh, also known as the Battle of Lake Champlain, ended the final invasion of the northern states of the United States during the War of 1812.
  • McCullouch v. Maryland

    In McCulloch v. Maryland, the Supreme Court ruled that Congress had implied powers under the Necessary and Proper Clause of Article I, Section 8 of the Constitution to create the Second Bank of the United States and that the state of Maryland lacked the power to tax the Bank.
  • Missouri Compromise

    The Missouri Compromise was passed in 1820 between the pro-slavery and anti-slavery factions in the United States Congress, involving primarily the regulation of slavery in the western territories. It prohibited slavery in the former Louisiana Territory north of the parallel 36°30′ north except within the boundaries of the proposed state of Missouri.
  • Erie Canal Completed

  • House elects John Quincy Adams as president

  • The South Carolina Exposition published

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    Webster-Hayne Debate

  • Garrison publishes The Liberator

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    Bank War

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    Trail of Tears

    The Trail of Tears is a name given to the ethnic cleansing and forced relocation of Native American nations from southeastern parts of the United States following the Indian Removal Act of 1830.
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    Battle of the Alamo

    The Battle of the Alamo (February 23 – March 6, 1836) was a pivotal event in the Texas Revolution. Following a 13-day siege, Mexican troops under President General Antonio López de Santa Anna launched an assault on the Alamo Mission near San Antonio de Béxar (modern-day San Antonio, Texas, United States). All of the Texian defenders were killed. Santa Anna's perceived cruelty during the battle inspired many Texians to join the Texian Army.
  • Specie Circular issued

    he Specie Circular (Coinage Act) was an executive order issued by U.S. President Andrew Jackson in 1836 and carried out by succeeding President Martin Van Buren. It required payment for government land to be in gold.
  • Caroline sunk by British

  • Webster-Ashburton Treaty

    The Webster–Ashburton Treaty, signed August 9, 1842, was a treaty resolving several border issues between the United States and the British North American colonies. It resolved the Aroostook War, a nonviolent dispute over the location of the Maine–New Brunswick border. It established the border between Lake Superior and the Lake of the Woods, originally defined in the Treaty of Paris (1783), reaffirmed the location of the border (at the 49th parallel).
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    Mexican War

    The Mexican–American War, also known as the Mexican War, was an armed conflict between the United States 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.
  • Wilmot Proviso

    The Wilmot Proviso, one of the major events leading to the American Civil War, would have banned slavery in any territory to be acquired from Mexico in the Mexican War or in the future, including the area later known as the Mexican Cession, but which some proponents construed to also include the disputed lands in south Texas and New Mexico east of the Rio Grande.
  • Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo

    The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo (Tratado de Guadalupe Hidalgo in Spanish), officially Treaty of Peace, Friendship, Limits and Settlement between the United States of America and the Mexican Republic, is the peace treaty signed in Guadalupe Hidalgo between the U.S. and Mexico that ended the Mexican–American War (1846–48).
  • Seneca Falls Convention

    The Seneca Falls Convention was an early and influential women's rights convention, the first to be organized by women in the Western world, in Seneca Falls, New York.
  • Compromise of 1850

    The Compromise of 1850 was a package of five bills passed in the United States in September 1850, which defused a four-year confrontation between the slave states of the South and the free states of the North regarding the status of territories acquired during the Mexican-American War (1846–1848).
  • Clayton-Bulwer Treaty

    The Clayton–Bulwer Treaty was a treaty between the United States and the United Kingdom, negotiated in 1850 by John M. Clayton and Sir Henry Lytton Bulwer, later Lord Dalling. It was negotiated in response to attempts to build the Nicaragua Canal, a canal in Nicaragua that would connect the Pacific and the Atlantic.
  • Uncle Tom's Cabin published

  • Gadsden Purchase

    The Gadsden Purchase is a 29,670-square-mile region of present-day southern Arizona and southwestern New Mexico that was purchased by the United States in a treaty signed by James Gadsden, the American ambassador to Mexico at the time, on December 30, 1853.
  • Kansas-Nebraska Act

    The Kansas–Nebraska Act of 1854 created the territories of Kansas and Nebraska, opening new lands for settlement, and had the effect of repealing the Missouri Compromise of 1820 by allowing white male settlers in those territories to determine through popular sovereignty whether they would allow slavery within each territory.
  • Ostend Manifesto

    The Ostend Manifesto was a document written in 1854 that described the rationale for the United States to purchase Cuba from Spain while implying that the U.S. should declare war if Spain refused.
  • Commodore Perry opens Japan

  • Dred Scott Decision

    Dred Scott v. Sandford was a landmark decision by the U.S. Supreme Court in which the Court held that African Americans, whether slave or free, could not be American citizens and therefore had no standing to sue in federal court, and that the federal government had no power to regulate slavery in the federal territories acquired after the creation of the United States.
  • Hinton R. Helper publishes The Impending Crisis of the South

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    Lincoln-Douglas Debatess

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    Brown raids Harper's Ferry

  • Confederate Government Formed

  • Lincoln Takes Office

  • Fort Sumter fired upon

  • Merrimack and Monitor Battle

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    Seven Days Battle

    The Seven Days Battles was a series of six major battles over the seven days from June 25 to July 1, 1862, near Richmond, Virginia during the American Civil War. Confederate General Robert E. Lee drove the invading Union Army of the Potomac, commanded by Maj. Gen. George B. McClellan, away from Richmond and into a retreat down the Virginia Peninsula.
  • Emancipation Proclamation

    The Emancipation Proclamation was an executive order issued by President Abraham Lincoln on January 1, 1863, as a war measure during the American Civil War, to all segments of the Executive branch (including the Army and Navy) of the United States. It proclaimed the freedom of slaves in the ten states that were still in rebellion.
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    Battle of Gettysburg

    The Battle of Gettysburg was fought July 1–3, 1863, in and around the town of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania between Union and Confederate forces during the American Civil War. The battle involved the largest number of casualties of the entire war and is often described as the war's turning point.
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    Sherman's March

    Sherman's March to the Sea is the name commonly given to the Savannah Campaign conducted through Georgia from November 15 to December 21, 1864 by Maj. Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman of the Union Army in the American Civil War. The campaign began with Sherman's troops leaving the captured city of Atlanta, Georgia, on November 16 and ended with the capture of the port of Savannah on December 21.
  • Archduke Maximilian installes as emperor of Mexico

  • Lee surrenders at Appomattox

  • 13th Amendment Ratified

    The Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution abolished slavery and involuntary servitude, except as punishment for a crime.