Colonial America

  • Pilgrims voyage to America

    The Pilgrims (Leiden Separatists) in search of financial backers, aboarded the Mayflower.
  • The signing of the Mayflower Compcat

    The Mayflower compact was a governing document of the Plymouth Colony and was written by the colonists. The pupose of the compact was to created a government.
  • English Colonists' interacting with Native Americans 1st

    Samoset was the first Native American to come in contact with the colonists. He was from the Abenaki tribe and he suprisingly greeted the colonists in english.
  • Peace Treaty with Nauset Indians

    Several men from Massasoit's tribe was killed by English sailors. As a result, a peace treaty was made in order to maintain trade relations.
  • The "First" Thanksgiving

    Pilgrims celebrated their first Thanksgiving at the Plymouth plantation. Pilgrims thanked god for their good fortune. They also had a feast with the Indians that consisted of turkey, deer, fish and many more.
  • Colonists send military to destroy the Wanpanoag town

    Colonists sent their military to destroy the Wampanoag town. It was located at Mount Hope. The cause of such an agressive decision was because women and children were being killed at night.
  • King Philip is shot dead by Native American Pilgrim

    Ally, John Alderman killed King Philip. Groups of Native Americans were formed in order to seek King Philip. Without allies, King Philip was easily killed. His head was in Plymouth for 20 years.
  • Plymouth Colony Annexed to Massachusetts Bay Colony

    The Dominion of New England was formed. It included Plymouth, Rhode Island, Massachusetts Bay, Conneticut, and New Hampshire.
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    The French and Indian War

    A series of battles between the French and the British in order to gain control of North America, the Caribbean, and India. Britain had aquired a large debt through this.
  • Sugar Act

    The Sugar Act was a tax on imported foreign sugar. This useless tax was ignored by many of the colonists. Representatives of the Sugar Act were harrassed.
  • The Quartering Act

    The Quartering Act was an act such that all American colonists would treat troops with hospitality and give them food. Many dissagreed athough this was an appropriate act. This displayed the colonist's resistance to authority.
  • The Gaspee Affair

    The Gaspee ship attempted to search the Hannah (a small trading ship) before landing in the providence. The Hannah had not complied with the Gaspee crew. After reeling them into the Namquid point, the Gaspee was stuck and the Hannah sped away.
  • The Tea Act

    The Act was to help the East India Company flourish. It gave colonists a cheaper tea to buy, however no one believed it. Although it truly was a bargain price, the colonist were afraid that the tea was a source of revenue.
  • Declaration of Independence

    The United States declared their independence from Britain. This document laid the foundation for their successful independence.
  • British Occupation of New York

    General Howe of Britain landed at Kip's Bay where he occupied New York. Washington's forces didn't stand a chance.
  • Battle of Fort Washington

    British and Hessian troops moved towards Harlem Heights near Fort Washington. General Greene led his troops to Harlem Heights. In the end, Howe retreated and surrendered.
  • Articles of Confederation

    The Articles of Confederation was an attempt to increase political cooperation within the colonies after the French and Indian War. It provided more representation by election and a better political structure.
  • Battle of the Chesapeake

    When several English ships sailed to the Chespeake, they realized that several French ships created a wall. Ships were engaged in heavy firing and the English were badly defeated. This was also a start of the Franco- American alliance.
  • Congress Ratifies Peace with Great Britain

    The Continental Congress of the United States the temporary peace with Great Britain. This brought the United States one step closer to the end of the Revolutionary War.
  • Treaty of Paris

    After being signed by multiple men, the Treaty of Paris ended the American Revolutionary war. The treaty also established peace between Great Britain, France, Spain, and the Netherlands.
  • Washington Resigns as Commander

    General George Washington resigned as the Commander in Chief of the Continental Army. He returns home in Mount Vermon. It was a job that he had not desired.
  • U.S. Constitution Ratified

    The Constitution was written by James Madison and it set the terms regarding representations within states. It consists of Articles and was the "Supreme law of the land".