Brooke and Amandas Timeline

  • Aug 26, 1492

    Columbus Sailed the Ocean Blue

    Columbus Sailed the Ocean Blue
    Christopher Columbus is known for being a navigator, explorer, and colonizer. He started the process of Spanish colonization, which lead to the colonization of the New World. This is Important because he established trade routes that others followed and eventually settlers came which formed the Americas.
  • Jamestown was founded

    Jamestown was founded
    Jamestown, Virginia was America's first successful English settlement. The colony was an experiment in the New World and became a pioneer in American culture. This is important because it was the first permanent English settlement in what is now the United States of America.
  • Pilgrims

    The Mayflower was the ship that transported the Pilgrims to Plymouth, Massachusetts, (which would become the capital of Plymouth Colony). [1] There were 102 passengers and a crew of 25–30 people. This is important because they left their home to establish a new home in America, and with that came a chance for religious freedom.
  • Bacon's Rebellion in Virginia

    Bacon's Rebellion in Virginia
    Bacon's Rebellion was an uprising in 1676 in the Virginia Colony in North America, led by a 29-year-old planter, Nathaniel Bacon. About a thousand Virginians rose because they resented Virginia Governor William Berkeley's friendly policies towards the Native Americans. On July 30, 1676, Bacon and his army issued the "Declaration of the People of Virginia.
    This is important because it was the first rebellion in the American colonies in which discontented frontiersmen took part.
  • 13 Colonies Unite

    13 Colonies Unite
    Seeking independence from England and the British Crown, thirteen American colonies declared themselves independent states. This is important because these colonies were the beginning of the United States of America.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    Rebelling against taxes on tea, a group of colonist destroyed the tea by throwing it into the Boston Harbor. This incident remains and iconic event of American History because it was one of the first events where the colonists showed how they felt against unfair taxes and did something about it.
  • Revolutionary War

    Revolutionary War
    The American Revolutionary War or American War of Independence began as a war between the Kingdom of Great Britain and thirteen British colonies in North America, and ended in a global war between several European great powers. This is important because this was the war that won our independence from Britain.
  • Declaration of Independence

    Declaration of Independence
    The Declaration of Independence signed on July 4, 1776 was a document stating that the thirteen colonies were no longer part of Britain. This is important because this marks the beginning of our independence.
  • First President, George Washington

    First President, George Washington
    Washington served as a general in the Revolutionary War, was elected first president of the United States and served two terms and turned down a third. This set a precedent for the office. This is important because he was a good, strong leader and without him we might not have won our independence.
  • Bill of Rights

    Bill of Rights
    The Bill of Rights is the First Ten Amendments to the United States; it limits the government’s power and protects people’s rights. This is important because our country was founded on people’s freedom and this protects it.
  • Louisiana Purchase

    Louisiana Purchase
    Thomas Jefferson bought the Louisiana Territory from France for 15 million dollars and practically doubled the United States at the time. This was important because it increased the size of the United States and added many natural resources and opportunities.
  • The Battle of the Alamo

    The Battle of the Alamo
    Texans were fighting for their independence from Mexico, so Mexico slaughtered the Texans in the Battle of the Alamo, which caused increased support for Texas, which led to their independence. This was important because it led to Texas becoming part of the United States.
  • California Gold Rush

    California Gold Rush
    Gold was found in California and people rushed to find their fortune. Many people headed to California gave up along the way, which populated the Midwest. This was important because this was how the United States grew.
  • Civil War

    Civil War
    People against slavery fought people for slavery, and after four years of the Civil War, slavery was band in the entire nation. This is important because the United States was split up fighting for different sides and eventually came back together as one. This Just shows how strong our country really is.
  • Transcontinental Railroad Completed

    Transcontinental Railroad Completed
    The Transcontinental Railroad joined east to west making travel and transportation faster, cheaper and easier. This is important because it helped Unite the country.
  • World War I

    World War I
    The assassination on 28 June 1914 of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria, the heir to the throne of Austria-Hungary, was the trigger of the war. It lasted about four years and then the map of Europe was redrawn. This is important because it brought global recognition to the United States.
  • Woman’s suffrage

    Woman’s suffrage
    Women's suffrage is the right for women to vote and to run for office. The expression is also used for the economic and political reform movement aimed at extending these rights to women without any restrictions or qualifications such as property ownership, payment of tax, or marital status. This is important because woman should have the right to vote for want they want; we are half of the population.
  • The Great Depression

    The Great Depression
    The depression originated in the U.S., starting with the fall in stock prices that began around September 4, 1929 and became worldwide news with the stock market crash of October 29, 1929 (known as Black Tuesday). From there, it quickly spread to almost every country in the world. This was important because it was the longest, most widespread, and deepest depression of the 20th century.
  • World War II

    World War II
    World War II, or the Second World War[1] was a global military conflict which involved most of the world's nations. In 1941 the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor in Hawaii and that is what got the United Stated involved in World War II. This is important because this was a worldwide event.
  • Moon Landing

    Moon Landing
    The United States put the first man on the moon. The technology and the science program involved in doing so gave a lot of advances to the United States. This is Important because we set out to do something and proved that we could do it.