College History

  • Oct 12, 1492

    Columbus discovers the New World

    Columbus discovers the New World
    Chris Columbus sails the Atlantic Ocean and comes upon a new land .
  • Sep 11, 1513

    Ponce de Leon explores Florida 1513-1521

    Ponce de Leon explores Florida 1513-1521
    At first he thought he saw an island but later found out it wasn't. He was looking for gold until he was killed by an Indian arrow.
  • Sep 11, 1519

    Cortes conquers Mexico for Spain 1519-1521

    Cortes conquers Mexico for Spain 1519-1521
    He conquered the Aztecs then later on made it into Mexico. He did this by conquering the city Tenochlitan.
  • Sep 11, 1522

    Ferdinand Magellan

    Ferdinand Magellan
    He attempts to sail around the world but died along the way and his crew fin ished the journey for him.
  • Sep 11, 1532

    Pizarro crushes Incas

    Pizarro crushes Incas
    The last empire of the Incas is finished off by Pizarro as he makes the 300 year long Inca civilization come to an end.
  • Sep 11, 1534

    Cartier travels up the St. Lawrence river

    Cartier travels up the St. Lawrence river
    He was ordered by his king to find gold and a water passage from France to Asia
  • Sep 11, 1539

    Hernando De Soto

    Hernando De Soto
    Him and his crew traveled west from the present state of Florida and came across the Mississippi River which is now one of his discoveries.
  • Sep 11, 1540

    Coronado explores southwest

    Coronado explores southwest
    Starting in central America, he makes his way down into Mexico exploring all the land he came across.
  • Sep 11, 1542

    Cabrillo

    Cabrillo
    In 1542, Cabrillo explored California for Spain. He also proved that it was not an island.
  • Sep 11, 1565

    Spanish build fortress at St. Augustine

    Spanish build fortress at St. Augustine
    in order to protect St. Augustine, the Spanish built a fortress. It was made out of a stone called coquina.
  • Roanoke founded

    Roanoke founded
    It was off the coast of Virginia and after finding this the leader who was Sir Walter Raleigh sent men back to England to get necessities.
  • Don Juan de Onate

    He led explorations through pueblo territory and abused the pueblo people badly.
  • Jamestown founded

    Jamestown founded
    It was the first permanent English settlement in North America. These people went through many hardships and brought back cannibalism one winter because they werent prepared for winter.
  • Tobacco introduced to Jamestown

    Tobacco introduced to Jamestown
    John Rolfe perfected the tobacco and which grew very good in rich soil. It was addictive and was on high demand.
  • The Pope's Rebellion

    The Pope's Rebellion
    The Roman Catholics tried to convert the Indians to thier religion but it ended bad as the Pueblos burned down all the Catholic churches and killed many priests.
  • Declaration of Independence

    Declaration of Independence
    Stated how the colonies were now independent.
  • Paine's Common Sense

    Paine's Common Sense
    Inspired the colonists to fight for independence from Britain in the summer of 1776. It showed why independence was so important and what it could do for the colonies.
  • Battle of Trenton

    Battle of Trenton
    George Washington led this attack and it was considered to be a sneak attack. This victory inspired the soldiers to serve longer.
  • Battle of Brandywine

    Battle of Brandywine
    Fought between the American army and British army. The British ended up capturing the city.
  • Battle of Germantown

    Battle of Germantown
    The British ended up winning the battle and it made sure that Philadelphia was kept in British hands.
  • Battle of Saratoga

    Battle of Saratoga
    America ended up victorius adn this showed that the Americans could win.
  • Formation of French- American alliance

    Formation of French- American alliance
    Great Britain Declared war on France which was very important during the Revolutionary War.
  • Battle of Monmouth

    Battle of Monmouth
    It was fought in Monmouth County, New Jersey and Geroge Washington was the head of the COntinental army.
  • Battle of Cowpens

    Battle of Cowpens
    A very improtant victory for the Continental Army under General Daniel Morgan.
  • Battle of King's Mountain

    Battle of King's Mountain
    It was a victory for the Patriots over the Loyaltists in South Carolina.
  • French and Americans force Cornwallis to surrender at Yorktown

    French and Americans force Cornwallis to surrender at Yorktown
    Even with Cornwallis having 8,000 troops in Yorktown he still had to surrender.
  • Greene leads Carolina campaign

    Greene leads Carolina campaign
    Nathanael Greene forced general Cornwallis to leave the Carolinas which was very important.
  • North ministry collapses in Britain

    North ministry collapses in Britain
    This was very important and caused Britain to collapse.
  • Treaty of Paris

    Treaty of Paris
    This treaty was one of the many treaties known as the Peace of Paris and was very generous to the U.S land wise.
  • Treaty of Fort Stanwix

    Treaty of Fort Stanwix
    Between the Native Americans and Great Britain and was signed in present day Rome, New York.
  • Land Ordinance of 1785

    Land Ordinance of 1785
    It was led by THomas Jefferson and it basically made a process for surveying, planning, and selling townships.
  • Shay's Rebellion

    Shay's Rebellion
    Series of protests made by American Farmers against state and the enforcement of tax collections.
  • Northwest Ordinance

    Northwest Ordinance
    Split up the townships and land into 6 by 6 mile sections.
  • Judiciary Act of 1789

    Judiciary Act of 1789
    It established the federal judiciary of the U.S.
  • Washington elected president

    Washington elected president
    69 memebers of congress casted their ballots to elect him which made him the first president of the United States.
  • Bill of rights adopted

    Bill of rights adopted
    It's the first 10 amendments of the Constitution and it confirmed the fundamental rights American citizens.
  • Excise tax passed

    Excise tax passed
    An excise tax is a tax on luxury goods.
  • Washington reelected president

    Washington reelected president
    Washington was elected president for his second term and the decision was once again unanimous.
  • Whiskey rebellion

    Whiskey rebellion
    Washington sent 14,000 troops and settled the dispute quickly and it also showed the government was powerful.
  • Battle of Fallen timbers

    Battle of Fallen timbers
    It was the final battle of the Northwest indian war between the native americans and the Americans.
  • Treaty of Grenville

    Treaty of Grenville
    It was a treaty between the United States of America and multiple Native American tribes which established the annuity system.
  • Pinckney's treaty with Spain

    Pinckney's treaty with Spain
    Fixed the Southern Boundary of the United States at 31 degrees N Latitude.
  • XYZ Affair

    XYZ Affair
    3 different people were sent to France and got turned down and sent ack to America.
  • Alien and Sedition Acts

    Alien and Sedition Acts
    The Alien acts increased the years from 5 to 14 in order to become a U.S citizen while the Sedition Acts basically went against the constitution and said that no one can talk bad on the government.
  • Virginia and Kentucky resolutions

    Virginia and Kentucky resolutions
    In the long run, it stated that the Alien and Sedition acts were unconstitutional.
  • Battle of Thames

    Battle of Thames
    It was a United States victory in the War of 1812 against the United Kingdom and the Tecumseh's Confederacy.
  • Battle of Lake Erie

    Battle of Lake Erie
    Nine vessels of the United States Navy defeated and captured six vessels of British Royal Navy which ensured control of the lake for the rest of the war.
  • Erie Canal Construction Begins

    Erie Canal Construction Begins
    It's part of the east-west, cross-state route of the New York State Canal System.
  • Erie Canal Completed

    Erie Canal Completed
    The Erie Canal was thus completed in eight years at a cost of $7,143,000.
  • First railroad in the United States

    First railroad in the United States
    The Baltimore to Ohio railroad was the first railroad in the U.S. The first section opened in 1830.
  • Cyrus McCormick invents mechanical mower-reaper

    Cyrus McCormick invents mechanical mower-reaper
    He based a lot of his work off of a lot of other people and he patened his product.
  • Anti-Catholic riot in Boston

    Anti-Catholic riot in Boston
    During the riot, a convent of Roman Catholic Ursuline nuns was burned down by a Protestant mob.
  • John Deere develops steel plow

    John Deere develops steel plow
    Deere found that cast-iron plows were not working very well so he came to the conclusion that a plow made out of highly polished steel would be able to handle the soil conditions of the prairie.
  • President Van Buren establishes ten-hour day for federal employees

    President Van Buren establishes ten-hour day for federal employees
    In 1840 Martin Van Buren wanted to restrict federal employee's work days to 10 hours. This was the first time an American president had introduced legislation to limit the numbers of hours worked.
  • Massachusetts declares labor unions legal in Commonwealth v. Hunt

    Massachusetts declares labor unions legal in Commonwealth v. Hunt
    Chief Justice Lemuel Shaw ruled that labor combinations were legal provided that they were organized for a legal purpose and used legal means to achieve their goals.
  • Era of clipper ships

    Era of clipper ships
    Fast ships that sent ship cargo to foreign nations.
  • Samuel Morse invents telegraph

    Samuel Morse invents telegraph
    Morse contributed to the invention of a single-wire telegraph system based on European telegraphs.
  • Anti- Catholic riot in Philadelphia

    Anti- Catholic riot in Philadelphia
    The riots were a result of rising anti-Catholic sentiment at the growing population of Irish Catholic immigrants. Theriots helped fuel criticism of the nativist movement.
  • Potato famine in Ireland

    Potato famine in Ireland
    a period of mass starvation, disease, and emigration in Ireland.
  • Elias Howe invents sewing machine

    Elias Howe invents sewing machine
    He patented the first practical American sewing machine. This helped to make clothes better and faster.
  • Effects of Uncle Tom's Cabin

    Effects of Uncle Tom's Cabin
    It helped to lay the groundwokr for the civil war and caused Europe to side with the north.
  • Republican party forms

    Republican party forms
    The republican party was mainly supported by the northerners. This was shown when their first candidate got 11 of 16 northern states on his side.
  • Kansas-Nebraska Act

    Kansas-Nebraska Act
    It allowed the people living in Kansas and Nebraska to choose whether they wanted slavery or not.
  • Sumner beaten by Brooks in Senate chamber

    Sumner beaten by Brooks in Senate chamber
    Brooks beat up Sumner because he was making fun of his family and they had two completely different views on slavery.
  • Civil war in "Bleeding Kansas"

    Civil war in "Bleeding Kansas"
    Kansas had the highest amount of casualties in the civil war due to the facts that proslavery and free states both went into Kansas in order to get the state to be either free or a slave state.
  • Browns Pottawatomie Massacre

    Browns Pottawatomie Massacre
    John Brown along with other abolitionist visciously murdered five pro slavery supporters.
  • Dred Scott decision

    Dred Scott decision
    This conflict arose because he was not considered to be an american citizen so he shouldn't of been in court in the first place.
  • Panic of 1857

    Panic of 1857
    It was caused by the declining international economy and over-expansion of the domestic economy.
  • Tariff of 1857

    Tariff of 1857
    It reduced the tax a lot mostly due to southern and agricultural states.
  • Publishing of The Impending Crisis of the South.

    Publishing of The Impending Crisis of the South.
    It was published by Hinton R. Helper of North Carolina and it attacked slavery and made southern leaders very angry.
  • Lincoln-Douglas debates

    Lincoln-Douglas debates
    It was 7 debates between Abraham Lincoln and Stephen Douglas which eventually ended up getting Lincoln noticed and led to his presidency later on.
  • Brown raids Harpers Ferry

    Brown raids Harpers Ferry
    John Brown led slaves to a rebeelion against slavery but was ended when Brown was captured.
  • SC secedes from the Union

    SC secedes from the Union
    South Carolins breaks away from the Union becuase Lincoln was elected president.
  • Crittenden Compromise fails

    Crittenden Compromise fails
    It tried to solve the problems brought up from the secession crisis by addressing the fears and grievances about slavery that led many slave-holding states to contemplate secession from the United States.
  • Lincoln wins election

    Lincoln wins election
    It included three other candidates: John C. Breckinridge, John Bell, and Stephen A. Douglas. Lincoln with mostly no support from the south.