APUSH Timeline

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In History
  • 1492

    Christopher Columbus “Founds” New World

    Christopher Columbus “Founds” New World
    Christopher Columbus "discovers" the new world.
  • 1492

    Columbian Exchange Begins

    Columbian Exchange Begins
    The Columbian exchange begins in the new world and old world.
  • Period: 1492 to

    European Exploration Era

    The europeans explore the new world.
  • 1500

    Spanish Encomienda System Begins

    Spanish Encomienda System Begins
    The spanish put in place the encomienda system.
  • 1500

    Spanish Casta System Begins

    Spanish Casta System Begins
    The spanish start the casta system.
  • Period: 1500 to

    Triangular Trade

  • Period: 1500 to

    Middle Passage

  • 1520

    Small Pox Begins Spreading to Native American

    Small Pox Begins Spreading to Native American
    Small pox infects the native american population.
  • 1521

    Spanish Conquistador Hernan Cortez Conquers the Aztec Empire

    Spanish Conquistador Hernan Cortez Conquers the Aztec Empire
    The Aztec empire is conquered by the spanish.
  • 1534

    England Splits from the Catholic Church

    England Splits from the Catholic Church
    Britain cuts ties with the church.
  • London Company Gains Charter for Set Up English Colony

    London Company Gains Charter for Set Up English Colony
    The london company allows for people to set up colonies.
  • Jamestown, Virginia Colony Founded

    Jamestown, Virginia Colony Founded
    Jamestown colony was 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
    The French find quebec and start the fur trade.
  • Tobacco introduced to Virginia Colony by John Rolfe

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

    First African Slaves Arrive in Jamestown, Virginia Colony
    The first slaves arrive in the colonies.
  • Virginia House of Burgesses

    Virginia House of Burgesses
    The virginia house of burgesses was signed.
  • Plymouth, Massachusetts Colony Founded

    Plymouth, Massachusetts Colony Founded
    Plymouth was founded.
  • Mayflower Compact

    Mayflower Compact
    The mayflower compact was signed.
  • New Hampshire Founded

    New Hampshire Founded
    New Hampshire was founded.
  • Dutch New Amsterdam Becomes Capital of New Netherland

    Dutch New Amsterdam Becomes Capital of New Netherland
    New amsterdam becomes the capital of the new netherlands.
  • “City Upon a Hill” John Winthrop

    “City Upon a Hill” John Winthrop
    City upon a hill was written.
  • The Great Migration to Massachusetts Bay Colony

    The Great Migration to Massachusetts Bay Colony
    The great migration happened.
  • Maryland Founded

    Maryland Founded
    Maryland was founded.
  • Thomas Hooker Founds Connecticut

    Thomas Hooker Founds Connecticut
    Connecticut was founded.
  • Roger Williams Founds Rhode Island

    Roger Williams Founds Rhode Island
    Rhode Island was founded.
  • Harvard College Founded in Massachusetts

    Harvard College Founded in Massachusetts
    Harvard was founded.
  • Delaware Founded

  • Fundamental Orders of Connecticut

    Fundamental Orders of Connecticut
    The fundamental orders of connecticut was made.
  • Maryland Toleration Act

    Maryland Toleration Act
    The maryland toleration act was passed.
  • North Carolina Founded

    North Carolina Founded
    North carolina was founded.
  • Iroquois Confederacy Formed

  • Navigation Acts and Mercantilism

  • South Carolina Founded

    South Carolina Founded
    South Carolina was founded.
  • New York Founded

  • New Jersey Founded

  • King Phillips War

    King Phillips War
    Th king philips war started
  • Bacon’s Rebellion

    Bacon’s Rebellion
    Bacon revolted.
  • Pueblo Revolt

    Pueblo Revolt
    The pueblo people 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

    Salem Witch Trials
    The salem witch trials commenced
  • Period: to

    Salutary Neglect Policy

  • The Great Awakening

    The Great Awakening
    The great awakening happened
  • Georgia Founded as a Debtors Colony

    Georgia Founded as a Debtors Colony
    Georgia was founded and was a debtors colony.
  • Stono Rebellion

    Stono Rebellion
    The stono rebellion occured.
  • 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

  • o Adam Smith Publishes “The Wealth of Nations”

  • Winter at Valley Forge

  • Battle of Saratoga

  • o Articles of Confederation

  • Period: to

    Abolition Movement

  • Battle of Yorktown

  • Treaty of Paris of 1783

  • o Shays’ Rebellion

  • o Federalist Papers

  • o Constitutional Convention/ Philadelphia Convention

  • o U.S. Constitution

  • o The Great Compromise

  • o U.S. Constitution

  • o The Great Compromise

  • o The 3/5ths Compromise

  • o Bill of Rights Added to U.S. Constitution

  • o The French Revolution Begins

  • o Washington Elected 1st President

  • o Washington Creates Presidential Cabinet

  • o Washington D.C. Becomes New US Capital

  • o Alexander Hamilton Gets Congress to Approve National Bank

  • o Whiskey Rebellion

  • o Washington’s Farewell Address

  • Period: to

    Manifest Destiny

  • Congress Passes Preemption Acts

  • Texas Revolution and Independence from Mexico

  • Increased Irish and German Immigration to the North

  • James K.Polk Elected Us President (Democrat)

  • Texas Annexation by the United States

  • Frederick Douglass Publishes Autobiography “Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave”

  • Oregon Territory Divided Between British and U.S.

  • Mexican American War Begins

  • Wilmot Proviso

  • Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo: Mexican American War Ends

  • Mexican Cession

    Mexican Cession
    The name of the states won from the Mexican American War
  • Free Soil Movement Begins

  • California Gold Rush

    California Gold Rush
    This was the event where California had been discovered to have Gold and people from all over went in search for it
  • Compromise of 1850

    Compromise of 1850
    The states Utah and New Mexico having right to vote for slaves or not
    fugitive slave law pass
    etc
  • Fugitive Slave Law Passed in Compromise of 1850

    Fugitive Slave Law Passed in Compromise of 1850
    No runaway slaves to the North are free and must be returned
  • Harriet Tubman Begins Using Underground Railroad

    Harriet Tubman Begins Using Underground Railroad
    A brave women who helped slaves escape to Canada to become free risking her life
  • Harriet Beecher Stowe Publishes "Uncle Tom's Cabin"

    Harriet Beecher Stowe Publishes "Uncle Tom's Cabin"
    The book of a white lady pov on how slavery was happening and the things she she saw and how slaves where treated
  • Gasden Purchase

  • Kansa-Nebraska Act

    Kansa-Nebraska Act
    the act where Kanas and Nebraska felt they had the right to vote for whether they become free states or slaves disregarding the Compromise of 1820
  • Bleeding Kanas Begins

    Bleeding Kanas Begins
    The death of those who supported slavery versus the ones who dont for at least 5 years
  • Republican Party Created

  • Caring of Senator Summer

  • Dred Scott v. Standford

    Dred Scott v. Standford
    A slave brought to the north going to court but being rejected citizenship because African Americans were not citizens yet
  • John Brown's Raid on Harper's Ferry, Virginia

  • Republican Abraham Lincoln Wins Presidential Election of 1860

  • Seven Southern States Secede from the Union, Forming the Confederate States of America

  • Democrat Jefferson Davis Elected President of the Confederacy

  • Battle of Fort Summer

    Battle of Fort Summer
    This was the first battle of the Civil War
  • Lincoln Suspends Habeas Corpus

  • Period: to

    The Civil War

  • Emancipation Proclamation

  • Homestead Act

    Gave opportunity to certain people the right to own land
  • Battle of Vicksburg

  • Battle of Gettysburg

    Battle of Gettysburg
    The bloodiest and most deadly fight of the Civil War
  • Gettysburg Address

    Gettysburg Address
    The speech Lincoln towards the end of the war, which at one point states he shall not punish the south or north because are at fault
  • 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
    The death of the president cause a major turning point within the future history of the Reconstruction Era
    John is the most wanted of his time
  • President Andrew Johnson Becomes President

    President Andrew Johnson Becomes President
    Andrew was Lincoln vice president
    who will not exercise Lincoln vision after war
  • Johnson Pardons the South

  • Radical Republicans Champion for Black Civil Rights in Congress

  • 13th Amendment

    13th Amendment
    The freedom of all African Americans
  • Freedmens Bureau Created

    Freedmens Bureau Created
    This helped support freed African Americans and poor white people
  • Sharecropping Begins in the South

    Sharecropping Begins in the South
    This was a legal way to basically keep African Americans working for the white man in the south
  • Black Codes First Passed in the South

    Black Codes First Passed in the South
    A limitation of African American rights
  • Ku Klux Klan Formed

    Ku Klux Klan Formed
    A clan of white Christian supremacist
  • Scallywags and Carpetbaggers

    Scallywags and Carpetbaggers
    this referred to republican in the north and southern radical
  • Period: to

    Reconstruction Era

  • Impeachment of President Andrew Johnson

  • 14th Amendment

    14th Amendment
    African Americans have citizenships
  • Transcontenital Railroad Completed

    This made it easier faster and cheaper to transfer goods and people
  • 15th Amendment

    15th Amendment
    African Americans males have the right to vote
  • Hiram Rhode Revels Becomes First African American in Congress(Senate)

    Hiram Rhode Revels Becomes First African American in Congress(Senate)
    First African American to become senate in congress
  • Industrialization Begins to Boom

  • Social Darwinism Theory Gains popularity

  • Nativism Spreads

    This was the discrimination of immigrants entering and maintaining a lifestyle in America
  • Standard Oil Company founded by John D. Rockefeller

    A monopoly ran by Rockefeller
  • The "New South" wants Industrialization

  • Jim Crow Laws Begins in South

  • Boss Tweed rise at Tammany Hall

  • Telephone invented by Alexander Graham Bell

    Telephone invented by Alexander Graham Bell
    Making it easier to communicate with people from a distance
  • Reconstruction Ends

    Reconstruction Ends
    This removes military from the South and gave Southerns the opportunity to treat African American how they please
  • Period: to

    Glided Age

  • Light Bulb invented by Thomas Edison

    Light Bulb invented by Thomas Edison
    This helps factories stay open later as they don't have to depend on sunlight no longer
  • 3rd Wave of immigration "New Immigrants"

  • Chinese Exclusion Act

    Chinese Exclusion Act
    This stop the Chinese from working in America for 10 years
  • Pendleton Act

    Pendleton Act
    This allowed only certified members who took a test within the government
  • Haymarket Massacre

    Haymarket Massacre
    A bombing from strikers to authorities over fair wages
  • Dawes Act

    Dawes Act
    The removal of Indians off there land to land unwanted changing cultural background and traditions
  • Interstate Commerce Act

  • Andrew Carnegie's Book "Gospel of Weath"

    Andrew Carnegie's Book "Gospel of Weath"
    Andrew believed rich people should share their fortune with things like charities and poorer communities
  • Sherman Anti-Trust Act

    Sherman Anti-Trust Act
    Was the first system established to take down monopolies
  • Carnegie Steel Company founded by Andrew Carnegie

    Carnegie Steel Company founded by Andrew Carnegie
    A monopoly ran by Carnegie
  • Homestead Steel Labor Strike

    Homestead Steel Labor Strike
    A strike against the steel monopoly
  • Pullman Labor Strike

  • Plessy v. Ferguson Supreme Court Case