College History Timeline

  • Oct 12, 1492

    Columbus reaches america

    Columbus reaches america
    Christopher Columbus accidently discovers the americas while searching for water route to the Indies. he set sail form spain with his 3 ships the Nina, Pinta, Santa Maria.
  • Jun 7, 1494

    Treaty of Tordesillas

    Treaty of Tordesillas
    agreed apon between the Portuguese and the Spanish to define newly claimed landed between the 2 nations. The imaginary line was drawn up by Pope Alexander VI to settle disputes. little exploration was done before the treaty was made up and the Portuguese were upset with the agreement when how much more land the Spanish had been handed.
  • May 20, 1498

    Vasco Da Gama finds way to India

    Vasco Da Gama finds way to India
    Vasco da Gama sails from England around the tip of africa and lands in India. He is the first man in the world to do so
  • Sep 1, 1513

    Vasco Nunez De Balboa discovers the Pacific Ocean

    Vasco Nunez De Balboa discovers the Pacific Ocean
    Balboa sials to the americas and crosses the Ithsmus of Pananma on foot and "discovers" the Pacific Ocean. Named the Pacific because is was calm
  • Jun 30, 1520

    The Aztecs attack the Spanish Conquestadors

    The Aztecs attack the Spanish Conquestadors
    This forced the Spanish to retreat. Then Cortez laid seige on their city
  • Aug 13, 1521

    Hernando Cortes conquers Aztecs

    Hernando Cortes conquers Aztecs
    Hernando Cortes finaly defeats the Aztects in their captital city of tenochtitlan and renaims the city Mexico city for Spain.
  • Jan 1, 1532

    Fransico Pizarro defeats the Inca

    Fransico Pizarro defeats the Inca
    Fransico Pizarro ends his campaign agaisnt the Incan empire when they are finally defeated.
  • Nov 17, 1558

    Elizabeth I becomes queen of England

    Elizabeth I becomes queen of England
    Elizabeth becomes the queen of England at the age of 25
  • Dec 13, 1577

    Drake circumnavigates the world

    Drake circumnavigates the world
    Drake leaves Plymouth on the 13th of December.
  • Sir Humphrey GIlbert lands in Newfoundland

    Sir Humphrey GIlbert lands in Newfoundland
    He claimed the land for Queen Elizabeth I of England and started up a colony. Then after two weeks he left and died on his way back to England when his ship sunk.
  • The Spanish Armada

    The Spanish Armada
    When around 130 Spanish ships said into the English Channel in an attempt to overthrow Elizabeth I of England. But thanks to a storm and strange conditions, the smaller English Navy destroyed the Spanish Armada. This crippled the Spanish Navy for hundreds of years.
  • England Defeats Ireland

    England Defeats Ireland
    England defeats the irish rebellion in 1590
  • Peace between England and Spain

    Peace between England and Spain
    The English and Spanish sign the treaty of London which ends the Anglo - Saxon war
  • Settled at Jamestown

    Settled at Jamestown
    Three ships that had set siad from in England in late 1606 finally arive in Jamestown. The settlement was not succesful early on because it was unorganized and the land was unhealthful.
  • Rhode Island

    Rhode Island
    Rhode island is founded as a colony by Roger Williams and Anne Hutchison
  • Charles II retrurns

    Charles II retrurns
    Charles II is resotored to the throne of England
  • Connecticut

    Connecticut was founded as a colony by Reverand Thomas Hooker. It was a self governed colony and is the smallest US state.
  • Pennsylvania

    Pennsylvania is founded by William Penn. Founded for religous freedom for the quakers.
  • North Carolina

    North Carolina
    North Carolina formally seperates form South Carolina. Become seperate colonies
  • Georgia was founded

    Georgia was founded
    James Orglethorpe founds the colony of Georgia. It was orginaly ment as a buffer between the French and Spanish. It was the only colony given money from England for protection.
  • The Great Awakening

    The Great Awakening
    The Great Awakening is in full swing. liberal ideas began to undermine the beliefs of Calvinism and Predestination. it was the first mast movement of Americans and it contributed to the ideal that americans as a single people with common history
  • Paul Revere

    Paul Revere
    Paul Revere is born in Boston
  • Zenger trial

    Zenger trial
    The Zenger free press trial is being held in New York
  • The War of Jenkins Ear

    The War of Jenkins Ear
    The War of Jenkins Ear begins between Great Britian and Spain
  • King Georges War

    King Georges War
    King Georges War begins and it is the 3rd French and Indian war
  • Ohio if formerd

    Ohio if formerd
    KIng George II grants a piece of land around what is now the Ohio River
  • Pennsylvania college is founded

    Pennsylvania college is founded
    It is the third college founded in the American colonies and it was nonsectarian.
  • Currency Act

    Currency Act
    Parliament passes the currency act on colonial america so they can better control their currancy and economy
  • Braddock is killed

    Braddock is killed during an attept to seize a fort. his men retreat after his death
  • Braddock

    Braddock arrives at Vriginia to command the british forces angais the forgien French Armies
  • George Washington

    Gerorge Washington becomes elected into the Virginais House of Burgesses. this is where he starts he great life leading america
  • The Battle of Quebec

    The British try and seixe the French city of Quebec in Cananda
  • England vetoes anti slave

    Great Britian vetoes South Carolina anti slave trade measures to try and limit the amount of slaves
  • The Treaty of Paris is sign

    The Treaty of Paris is signed ending the 7 year way in Europe
  • Protesting in Philadelphia

    Protesting in Phildelphia was led by some Irish imigrants
  • Princeton College founded

    The Princeton College is founded
  • The Sugar Act

    The Sugar Act
    The British Parliament passes the sugar act
  • The Stamp Act

    The Stamp Act
    the stamp act was passed by british parliement putting a tax on a lot of everyday colonial paper based things.
  • The Quartering Act

    The Quartering Act
    Parliament passes the Quartering act. this force all colonist to house and feed british soldiers if need be
  • Sons of Liberty

    Sons of Liberty
    The Sons of Libery are formed. they fight all the taxation from British Parliament
  • Declatory Act

    Declatory Act
    British Parliament passed this stating that they could pass whatever act they deemed nessary against the american colonists
  • Stamp Act Repealed

    Stamp Act Repealed
    The Colonies force British Parliament to repeal the Stamp act
  • The Townshend Acts

    The Townshend Acts
    parliament passes the townshend acts. this was named after the hated Charles Towmshend
  • Boston Massacre5 Mar 1770

    Boston Massacre5 Mar 1770
    A small group of britsh soldiers open fire on the Boston Mob
  • Townshend Acts Repealed

    Townshend Acts Repealed
    Briths Parliament repealed the Townshend Acts
  • The Boston Tea Party

    The Boston Tea Party
    The Boston Colonials get onto a ship filled with a shipment of a lot of tea and the dump it all into the bay to protest against the tea tax
  • Boston Port Act 30 Mar 1774

    Boston Port Act 30 Mar 1774
    Closed the port of boston until all damages were paid for including the tea. this was a cruel punishment since boston nearly lived off of their port
  • First Continental Congress

    First Continental Congress
    A continental congress assembles for the first time
  • Intolerable acts

    Intolerable acts
    Great Britian passes the intolerable acts on the american colonists
  • Lexington and Concord

    Lexington and Concord
    The Battles of lexington and Concord between the british and the american militia start. this is the first fight of the revolutionary war.
  • Lexington Massascre

    Lexington Massascre
    a small british force killed 8 colonists while trying to seize their arms
  • Olive Branch Petition

    Olive Branch Petition
    heard about it in that movie you made us watch. proposed by congress to show the king that all of the colonies as a whole were not trying to revolt. peace
  • Hawaii Islands

    Hawaii Islands
    The Hawaii Islands are discovered by James Cooke
  • Britian seiges France

    Britian seiges France
    Great Britian goes at war with France
  • Anglo-Maratha War 1779

    Anglo-Maratha War 1779
    the war between britina and the Maratha empire of India begins
  • Richmond is burned

    Richmond is burned
    The British burn down Richmond Virginia
  • Articles of Confederation

    Articles of Confederation
    First written constitution by the Americans
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  • Jefferson defeats Adams for presidency

    Jefferson defeats Adams for presidency
    in the election of 1800 democratic republican canidate Thomas Jefferson defeats Federalist John Adams in the primary election.
  • Judiciary Act of 1801

    Judiciary Act of 1801
    adams passes the judiciary act of 1801. this is the second one after the judiciary act of 1789.
  • Naval war with Tripoli

    Naval war with Tripoli
    after refusing to continue to bride the tripolian pirates. Thomas Jefferson wages war with a small and efficinet navey he calls the marines.
  • Revised Naturalization law

    Revised Naturalization law
    The Senate Revises the Naturalization law by reducing the amount of years it takes to become a citizen of the united states from 14 years to 5 years.
  • The Judiciary Act of 1801 was repealed

    The Judiciary Act of 1801 was repealed
    The Judiciary act is repealed from the consitution
  • Case of Marbury v. Madison

    Case of Marbury v. Madison
    the case of marbury and madison. about jefferson not delieveing marbury commision paper to work as one of the supreme justices. marbury lost
  • The Louisana Purchase

    The Louisana Purchase
    Thomas Jefferson buys the Louisana Purchase from France for a mere $15 million dollars which amounts to about 2 cents an acre
  • Jefferson is reelected as president

    Jefferson is reelected as president
    Thomas Jefferson is reelected as president to have his second and final term. he beat out canidate
  • Lewis and Clark expedition

    Lewis and Clark expedition
    The expedition of Lewis and Clark begins in St. Louis. and they begin to chart and record the territory of the loiuisan purchase
  • Burr duels Hamilton

    Burr duels Hamilton
    Hamilton turns Burr in becuase his plans of treason. Burr duels hamilton and kills him because hamilton refuses to shoot.
  • Impeachment of Justice Chase

    Impeachment of Justice Chase
    Justice Chase was impeached during his life long a pointment as one of the justices. this was the only time one of the justices was impeached. the impeachment failed
  • Pikes explorations

    Pikes explorations
    Pikes explores the southern louisiana purchase
  • Peace Treaty with Tripoli

    Peace Treaty with Tripoli
    The United States conducts a peace treaty with former enemy Tripoli. Jefferson still keeps his small navy as part of the united states navy
  • Burr's treason trial

    Burr's treason trial
    Burr is tried for his treason. although he is aquited becasue he had never really commited treason only planned it.
  • Chesapeak affair Embargo Act

    Chesapeak affair Embargo Act
    emabargo to stop all trade with forgiegn nations. this was to try and ensure peace with america and nations such as britian and france which were high tempered
  • Madison elected President

    Madison elected President
    Madison is elected president. he beats out opposing canidate Charles Cotesworth Pinckney.
  • Non-Intercourse Act replaces Embargo Act

    Non-Intercourse Act replaces Embargo Act
    the non intercourse reopens trade with the world excluding britian and france because they both still demanded trade go through their country first before going to the other. high tentions and lead to the war of 1812
  • Treaty of Ghent

    Treaty of Ghent
    america and britian end the war of 1812 by signing the treaty of ghent in belgum. although it takes serveral weeks for the news to reach america in which america won several key battles.
  • Hartford Convention

    Hartford Convention
    The Hartford convention was coming to an end since it started in 1814. it expressed new england concerns and complaints but was dimmised at the end of the war of 1812
  • New Orleans

    New Orleans
    The battle of New Orleans took place against the defending americans and the British. How Andrew Jackson made a name for himself but defeating the much larger british army
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  • American Colonization Society is formed

    American Colonization Society is formed
    the american colonization society is formed which tries to relocate all african americans to the new colony of liberia. they thought this would solve many race problems. turned out to be costly and was resisted against by the afircan americans.
  • Treaty of 1818

    Treaty of 1818
    Treaty between the Britsh and America. permitted americans to share newfoundland
  • Jackson invades Florida

    Jackson invades Florida
    Jackson was supposed to chase indian chieftan in florida but instead goes against orders and captures key spanish posts in thier land. this eventually lead to america owning florida
  • Panic of 1819

    Panic of 1819
  • Missouri and Maine admitted to the union

    Missouri and Maine admitted to the union
    Missouri a slave state and Maine a non slave state bordering canada is admiteed into the union
  • Missouri Compromise

    Missouri Compromise
    the missouri compromise states that missouri is a slave state but all states north and east of the mississippi must be non slave states
  • Erie Canal is Completed

    Erie Canal is Completed
    after construction began in 1817 the erie canal is finally completed. this great improved infrastructure and inspired other canals to be built
  • John Quincy Adams elected as president

    John Quincy Adams elected as president
    John Quincy Adams beats out Adrew Jackson, Crawford and Henry Clay in the race for the presidential election which became know as the "Corrupt Bargin
  • Harmony

    The New Harmony Commune is established in indinana
  • Webster

    Noah Webster from Yale publishes his dictionary that really solidifies the english language from vernacular.
  • 1st Rail Road

    1st Rail Road
    Americas first ever railroad is built. this greatly inspires trade and the building of railroads all over the united states
  • Mechanical Reaper

    Mechanical Reaper
    Cyrus McCormick invents the mechanical mower reaper which greatly improves production.
  • 1st Mormon Church

    1st Mormon Church
    Joseph Smith founds the first even Mormon Church and starts the religion.
  • Turner's slave rebellion

    Turner's slave rebellion
    in 1831 Nat turner leads a slave rebellion in the state of virginia. opened a lot of eyes and tightened a lot of leashes on slaves.
  • Finney's Revivales

    Finney's Revivales
    Charles Grandison Finney leads his revivals through out many eastren cities. he is know as one of the greatest circuit-riders
  • Gag Resolution passed

    The House of Representatives passes the gag resolution which tables all letters from the people clamoring about the slave sitution with out discusion
  • Steel Plow

    Steel Plow
    John Deere invents the steel plow which is a huge imporvement from the old wooden plows used in the past
  • Federal emplyee word day

    Federal emplyee word day
    President Van Buren establishes an official ten-hour work day for Federal Employees.
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    chapters 20-21

  • Lincoln

    Lincoln takes office after winning the election of 1860
  • Fort Sumter

    Fort Sumter
    the first shots of the civil war are fired after confederate soldiers attack the union controlled fort of fort sumter. starts military civil war
  • 1st battle of Bull Run

    1st battle of Bull Run
    Mcdough of the union losses embarresingly to the Lee and the confederate army
  • Merrimack v. Monitor

    Merrimack v. Monitor
    revolutionary naval battle between north merrimack and union monitor which proved wooden ships to finally be obsolete
  • Peninsula Campaign

    Peninsula Campaign
    McClellan leads his union army done the hudson to try and get behind the confederacy in order capture richmond and bring a quick end to war. forced to divide army in half and is defeated by lee and the confederates
  • Battle of Antietam

    Battle of Antietam
    important union army victory. lead to the emanicaption proclamation
  • Union seizes New Orleans

    Union seizes New Orleans
    Navy leader Feragut siezes New Orleans from the south suplementing full control of the seas by the union
  • Confederacy enacts conscription

    Confederacy enacts conscription
    the confederacy deserately tries to draw in more soldiers by creating the first american draft
  • Emancipation Proclamation

    Emancipation Proclamation
    Lincoln announces the Emancipation Proclamation which frees all slaves in the south
  • Gettysburg

    the union army defeats the confederacy at the battle of gettysburg. destroys all hope of a confederate victory through nothern conquest.
  • Vicksburg

    happened around the same time as gettysburg. huge uplift for the north and marked a turning point in the civil war
  • Maximillian

    Napoleon III installs Archduke Maximillian as emperor of Mexico
  • New York Riots

    New York Riots
    New York City riots against the conscription for the union army
  • Sherman

    William Sherman begins his march of destruction against the south. marked a begining of an ugly type of warfare used in the future known as total war
  • Election of 1864

    Election of 1864
    Lincoln becomes relected as president when he defeats former general George McClellan in the race
  • The Alabama

    The Alabama
    the Confederate ship the Alabama is sunk Union warships after its destructive path
  • End of Civil War

    End of Civil War
    Lee surrenders to Grant at Appomattox Courthouse. End the Civil War between the north and the south
  • Death of Lincoln

    Death of Lincoln
    weeks after the end of the civil war Lincoln is shot in the back by John Wilkes Boothe and dies the following day
  • !3th Amendment

    !3th Amendment
    the 13th amendment is ratified. It bands slavery from the united states