• Jun 15, 1215

    Magna Carta

    Magna Carta
    granted freemen and nobles rights.
  • Lost Colony

    Lost Colony
    A settlement on Roanoke Island sponsored by Sir Walter Raleigh was founded, Failed when settlers went missing.
  • Jamestown

    Captain John Smith and 105 other people landed in Virginia and founded the first permanant English settlement at Jamestown.
  • Plymouth

    Pilgrims left England on September 16 on the mayflower and signed The Mayflower Compact (self government agreement) on Novemeber 11. They landed On December 26. Half of the colony died during the winter.
  • Providence/Harvard

    Roger Williams founded Providence Rhode Island. Democratic colony with separation of the church and state charter granted.
    Harvard College, the first college founded in the U.S.
  • Navigation Act

    Navigation Act
    British Parliament passed the Navigation Act, making colonial commerce suit Britains needs.
  • Rebellion/End Of War/Burning Of Jamestown

    Rebellion/End Of War/Burning Of Jamestown
    Nathaniel Bacon led planters in a rebellion.
    Sir william Berckley Burned Jamestown
    End Of the Bloody Indian War.
  • Treaty/Pynnsylvania/German Colonists

    Treaty/Pynnsylvania/German Colonists
    William Penn signed a treaty with Delaware Indians and paid for Pennsylvania.
    The first German Colonists came.
  • Witchcraft

    Witchcraft accusations in Salem; 20 people hanged accused of preforming witchcraft
  • Great Awakening

    Great Awakening
    People rioted in Philly. The Great Awakening began.
  • Poor Richard's Almanac

    Poor Richard's Almanac
    Ben Franklin published the first "Poor Richard's Almanac"
  • John Peter Zenger

    John Peter Zenger
    An editor acquitted for criticizing the British governor's conduct in office.
  • "Sinners In The Hands Of An Angry God"

    "Sinners In The Hands Of An Angry God"
    A famous sermon held by a major Great Awakening figure, John Edwards.
  • Albany Plan Of Union

    Albany Plan Of Union
    Ben Franklin wrote these in order to organize the colonies.
  • The French and Indian War

    The French and Indian War
    The war began.
  • Sugar Act

    Sugar Act
    Sugar act: taxes on lumber, foodstuffs, molasses, and rum in colonies to pay for war.
  • Stamp Act/Quartering Act

    Stamp Act/Quartering Act
    Stamp act reqiured a stamp on all shipped goods.
    Quartering Act required the housing of British Soldiers.
  • Townshend Act

    Townshend Act
    The Townshend Act but taxes on glass, painter's lead, tea, and paper
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    British troops killed five men at a Boston Mob,including Crispus Attucks, now known as the Boston Massacre
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    Tea ships turned back In Boston, NY, and Philly, Cargo ship burned in Annapolis. Tea thrown overboard at Boston Tea Party.
  • Intolerable Acts/ Continental Congress

    Intolerable Acts/ Continental Congress
    Prohibited use of Boston Harbor until the tea was payed for.
    The First Continental Congress called Civil Disobedience against Britain.
  • Whiskey Rebellion

    Farmers rebel against the tax on liquor.
  • Patrick Henry/Paul Revere

    Patrick Henry said the famous quote, "give me liberty or give me death!"
    Paul Revere rode to Lexington & Concord to warn that the British were coming.
  • Declarartion Of Independence/Common Sense

    The Colonies declared Independece against Britain.
    Thomas Paine Wrote "Common Sense".
  • Princeton & Saratoga/Articles Of Confederation

    Washington's army won at both Princeton and Saratoga.
    Continental Congress Adopted the Articles Of Confederation.
  • John Paul Jones

    John Paul Jones beat the Serapis on the Bohamme Richard in The British North Sea.
  • Cornwallis/Bank Of North America

    Bank Of North America established May 26
    Cornwallis surrenders.
  • Recognition/Massachusetts

    Massachusetts made slavery illegal in that state
    Britain signed the Paris Peace Treaty showing recogntition that the colonies were independent.
  • Washington 2nd Term

    Washington won his 2nd term with John Adams as VP.
    Washington first order of business was to declare neutrality in the war between France and Britain.
  • Washington's Farewell Address

    washington warned future politians about political parties and pemanant alliances with foreign coutnries.
  • Sedition Acts/French War Threats

    Sedition Acts passeby federalists to silence political opposition.
    French raids on shipping;a war threat.
  • John Marshall/Thomas Jefferson

    John Marshall named chief justice of The Supreme Court.
    Thomas Jefferson elected president with Burr as his VP.
  • Marbury v. Madison/Lousiana Purchase

    The Supreme Court overturned a law for the first time.
    Jefferson bought the Lousiana purchase.
  • Lewis & Clark

    Jefferson ordered Lewis and Clark to explore the Louisiana Purchase.
  • British fleet

    British landed in Maryland. Managed to burn down the White House but fleet failed.
    The failure inspired Francis Scott Key to write "the Star Spangled Banner."
  • Steamboat

    Robert Fulton created the first steamboat.
  • War of 1812

    Congress declared war on Britain.
  • Battle Of Lake Erie

    Oliver H, Perry defeated Britain.
  • Steam-Powered ship/ Florida

    Spain gave Florida.
    First steamship created.
  • Monroe Doctrine

    Prevented anyone from Colonizing in North America.
  • Slave Rebellion

    Nat Turner led a rebellion in Virginia. It killed 52 whites and Turner was hanged for it.
  • Trail Of Tears

    Cherokee forced to walk from Georgia to Oklahoma.
  • Telegraph

    Samuel F.B. Morse sent the first telegraph message.
  • War With Mexico/ Manifest Destiny

    War declared against Mexico.
    Manifest Destiny was coined by a journalist.
  • California Gold Rush

    Gold found in California.
  • Comprimise of 1850

    -California a state.
    -New Mexico and Utah Territories.
    -Made Fugitive Slave Law harsher.
    -Ended District of Colombia trade.
  • Uncle Tom's Cabin

    By Harriet Beeher Stowe.
  • Pepublican Party/Gadsen Purchase

    Republican party created at Ripon.
    Gadsen Purchase - Land bought from Mexico.
  • Dred Scott

    Dred Scott could not be free even in a free state and blacks could not be citizens.
  • John Brown

    Abolitionist who seized Harpers Ferry and was hanged for treason.
  • Abraham Lincoln

    Elected the 16th President of the U.S.
  • C.S.A/Civil War

    Seven Southern sates seceded and made the Confederate States Of America and elected Jefferson Davis as president.
    Civil War began.
  • Battle Of Antietam/Homestead Act

    -Bloodiest Battle of the Civil War.
    -Act that gave free farms to settlers.
  • Emancipation Proclamation/Gettysburg Address

    Lincoln made the emancipation Proclamation freeing the slaves.
    Lincoln also made the Gettysburg Address honering soldiers.
  • Surrender/Amendment

    Robert E. Lee surrendered at the Appamattox Court.
    The 13th amendment abolished Slavery.
  • 15th Amendment

    amendment making it possible for every race have the ability to vote.
  • American Red Cross/Assasination

    Founded by Clara Barton
    President James A. Garfield Shot in Washington, DC.