College History I

  • Aug 3, 1492

    Christopher Columbus

    Christopher Columbus
    Columbus landed in the Bahamas, thus "discovering" the New World and opening the door for discovery.
  • Sep 6, 1494

    Treaty of Torsdesilllas

    Treaty of Torsdesilllas
    Treaty of Tordesillas between Spain and Poetugal was signed.
  • Sep 6, 1498

    Da Gama Reaches India

    Da Gama Reaches India
    De Gamma reaches India during an exploration.
  • Sep 6, 1513

    Ponce de Leon Explores Florida

    Ponce de Leon Explores Florida
    Ponce de Leon explored Florida and claimed the land for the Spanish crown.
  • Sep 6, 1521

    Cortes Conqures Mexico for Spain

    Cortes Conqures Mexico for Spain
    Starting in 1519, Cortes starts to conquer the Aztec empire, and claimed Mexico for Spain once he accomplished his conquring.
  • Sep 6, 1532

    Pizarro crushes Incans

    Pizarro crushes Incans
    Pizarro crushes the Incan empire in search of riches.
  • Sep 7, 1542

    De Soto explores the Southeast

    De Soto explores the Southeast
    De Soto explores the Southeast and discovers the Mississippi river.
  • Sep 7, 1542

    Cabrillo Explores California

    Cabrillo Explores California
    Cabrillo Explores California and some of the East coast and claims it for Spain.
  • Sep 7, 1558

    Elizabeth I becomes queen of England

    Elizabeth I becomes queen of England
    Elizabeth I becomes queen of England and served until death. She was the last of the Monarch of Tudor Dynasty.
  • Sep 7, 1565

    St. Augustine

    St. Augustine
    The Spanish build a fortress at St. Augustine.
  • Roanoke Colony founded

    Roanoke Colony founded
    Raleigh founds Roanoke Colony.
  • Spain and England at Peace

    Spain and England at Peace
    The Spanish and the English sign a peace treaty.
  • Africans Arrive

    Africans Arrive
    Africans arrive in Jamestown for the frist time ever.
  • Virginia

    Virginia becomes a royal colony- founded by London Co.
  • Maryland

    Maryland colony founded by Lord Baltimore.
  • Act of Toleration

    Act of Toleration
    The Act of Toleration in Maryland was put to use. It was to tolerate religion.
  • Slave Code

    Slave Code
    The Barbados slave code was adopted to give african slaves no rights.
  • Carolinas seperate

    Carolinas seperate
    North Carolina Formally seperates from South Carolina.
  • The Great Awakening

    The Great Awakening
    disagreements happened within the curch and people started to develop their own ideas
  • Poor- Folk

    Poor- Folk
    Measures were taken to care for the poor; however, poverty wasn't totally eliminated. it was smaller than England's poverty rate, though.
  • Georgia Found

    Georgia Found
    Georgia was found as a colony by Oglethrope and others.
  • Molasses Act

    Molasses Act
    Was meant to cripple AMerican international trade.
  • John Peter Zenger Case

    John Peter Zenger Case
    A Legal case came up where a newspaper printer was charged with printing things that assailed the corrupt royal governer of New York.
  • Princeton College Founded

    Princeton College Founded
    Princeton College, founded as the College of New Jersey, is founded, and becomes a monumental school in America.
  • Indentured Servant contract

    Signed in VA to show the rules that were ever changing.
  • Ohio Company Granted

    Ohio Company Granted
    Ohio Company is granted a charter of land around the Ohio River.
  • Currency Act Passed

    Currency Act Passed
    The Currency Act is passed to consume control over the colonial currency system.
  • Ben Franklin

    Ben Franklin
    Ben Franklindiscovers the lightening rod, later leading to electricity.
  • Washington Surrenders

    Washington Surrenders
    Washington surrenders after being attacked by the French.
  • War

    The England war was started, which leads to the French and Indian war.
  • Washington Accepted

    Washington Accepted
    George Washington becomes a member of the VA House of Burgess.
  • New York Trades

    New York Trades
    New York reached a high in colonial traiding by exporting over 80,000 barrels of flour.
  • Battle of Quebec

    Battle of Quebec
    Battle of Quebec, which was one of the battles that took place suring the 7 years war.
  • Anti- Slave Trade vetoed

    Anti- Slave Trade vetoed
    Britan vetoes the South Caronia ant- slave trade measures.
  • George II Reign

    George II Reign
    Georgia was founded, King Geroge's war and the French and Indian war happened.
  • Mingling of the Races

    Mingling of the Races
    many different races started to come to America, thus recieving the name "The Melting Pot"
  • Colonial Legislatures sensed Danger in Slvves

    Colonial Legislatures sensed Danger in Slvves
    Legislatures, especially South Carolina's, scenced danger in a heavy consentration of resentful slaves. They were afraid that they would retaliate.
  • The Sugar Act

    The Sugar Act
    Act that put a tax on sugar, wine, coffee, pimiento, and regulated the export of lumber and iron.
  • Scotts- Irish

    Scotts- Irish
    Led an armed march into Philadelphia protesting some aspects of the Quaker religion.
  • The Quatering Act

    The Quatering Act
    Provide housing and food for British soldiers.
  • Sons of Liberty

    Sons of Liberty
    Group formed to protest taxation without representation.
  • Rutgers College Founded

    Rutgers College Founded
    Originally founded as Queen's College, Rutgers College was founded in New Jersey.
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    Killing of innocent colonists by British in Boston.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    Colonists in Boston tried to control the tea imoprted into the colonies.
  • Intolerable Acts

    Intolerable Acts
    Acts passed by Parliament that triggered outrage in the 13 colonies.
  • Quebec Act

    Quebec Act
    Dealt with the expansion and other perks for the providance of Quebec.
  • Lexington Massacre

    Lexington Massacre
    When 8 Americans were killed as the British tried to capture Adams & Hancock.
  • Battle of Bunker Hill

    Battle of Bunker Hill
    One of the early battles of the American Revolution.
  • Declaration of Independance

    Declaration of Independance
    Adpoted by the Continental Congress, the Declaration of Independence gave the colonies their freedom from England.
  • Hessiens were captured

    Hessiens were captured
    Washington captures 1000 Hessians during the night while they were asleep.
  • General Burgoyne Surrenders

    General Burgoyne Surrenders
    General Burgoyne was forced to surrender to American general.
  • Surrender of Cornwallis

    Surrender of Cornwallis
    Cornwallis surrenders at the Battle of Yorktown.
  • Articles of Confederation

    Articles of Confederation
    the Articles of Confederation were adopted.
  • Battle of Yorktown

    Battle of Yorktown
    One of the last major battles of the American Revolutionary War. France and America together defeated Britain.
  • Treaty of Paris Signed

    Treaty of Paris Signed
    The Treaty of Paris is signed ending the 7 years war.
  • Slavery Abolished in Massachusetts

    Slavery Abolished in Massachusetts
    Massachusetts abolishes slavery in their state.
  • Eletion of 1800

    Eletion of 1800
    when Thomas Jefferson beat John Adams ot win te election of 1800 by a majority of 73 to 65 electorial votes.
  • Judiciary Act of 1801

    Judiciary Act of 1801
    created 16 new federal judgeships and other judical offices.
  • Naturalizatoin Law of 1802

    Naturalizatoin Law of 1802
    reduced the requirement of 14 years of residence to the previous 5 years.
  • Marbury vs. Madison

    Marbury vs. Madison
    Marbury sued Madison for his pay when his salary was cut. Momumental decision- showed that the Supreme Court had the final authority in determining the meaning of the constitution.
  • Louisiana Purchase

    Louisiana Purchase
    treaty was signed giving Louisiana to the United States for $15 million
  • Jefferson reelected

    Jefferson reelected
    Jefferson was reelected in 1804, capturing 162 electorial votes while his opponent only recieved 14.
  • Orders of Council

    Orders of Council
    England issued a series of Orders of Council to close the European ports under French control to foreign shipping.
  • Embargo Act

    Embargo Act
    banned the ecportation of any goods to any countries.
  • Non- Intercourse Act

    Non- Intercourse Act
    opened trade to every country except France or Britain.
  • Madison becomes president

    Madison becomes president
    James Madison becomes president.
  • Twelfth Congress Met

    Twelfth Congress Met
    met in 1811, the war hawks wanted to go to war with the british and wanted to eliminate the indians threats to pioneers.
  • American Colonization Society

    American Colonization Society
    because most people didn't like blacks, early abolistionsits were sending them back to Africa.
  • Treaty of 1818

    Treaty of 1818
    The United States divided/ shared the area with the British.
  • Florida Treaty of 1819

    Florida Treaty of 1819
    Spain delt its rights away to the United States in the Florida Treaty of 1819.
  • Rebellion in Charleston, SC

    Rebellion in Charleston, SC
    Vesey plotted a rebellion because of conspiracy.
  • Liberia Established

    Liberia Established
    The Republic of Liberia was established on the West African coast.
  • Treaty of 1824

    Treaty of 1824
    Russia delt its rights away with the Treaty of 1824.
  • New Community Established

    New Community Established
    a community, Harmony, was established. it was geared towards becoming a Utopia.
  • Adams becomes president

    Adams becomes president
    in 1825, John Adams becomes president.
  • First RailRoad

    First RailRoad
    first american made railroad was built
  • Mechanical Reaper

    Mechanical Reaper
    the mechanical reaper was invented by McCormick.
  • Rebellion in 1831

    Rebellion in 1831
    Nat Turner led a rebellion that killed 60 Virginians.
  • Slaves Emancipated

    Slaves Emancipated
    the British emancipated the slaves in the West Indides.
  • Santa Anna becomes president

    Santa Anna becomes president
    Santa Ana becomes president of Mexico.
  • Lane Rebels Established

    Lane Rebels Established
    Organized an 18 day debate on slavery. They were spread out across the nation and preached gospel and antislavery.
  • The Caroline Attacked

    The Caroline Attacked
    An American steamer carring supplies to the canadians on the Niagra River was attacked and set fire by the British.
  • Pannic of 1837 Broke Out

    Pannic of 1837 Broke Out
    When the panic broke out, several states defaulted on their bonds or repudiated them
  • Canadian Rebellion of 1837

    Canadian Rebellion of 1837
    Started by a few Canadians, but later joined by many. They wanted to gain independence from the British.
  • Van Buren

    Van Buren
    martin Van Buren becomes the President of the US
  • Texas Concludes Treaties

    Texas Concludes Treaties
    The Texans conclude treaties with France, Holland, and Belgium.
  • Canadian Claimed to help Destory The Caroline

    Canadian Claimed to help Destory The Caroline
    A Canadian, McLeod, boasted of his part in destroying the Caroline. he was arrested and indicted for Murder.