Dakota Rodriguez Timeline

  • Period: Aug 28, 1492 to

    History Timespan

  • Oct 12, 1492

    Columbus founded the Americas

    Columbus founded the Americas
    Christopher Columbus is one of the best-known of all explorers. He is famous for his voyage in 1492, when he discovered the Americas while he was looking for a way to sail to Asia.
  • Mayflower Compact

    Mayflower Compact
    The Mayflower Compact was the first set of rules and laws established by the Pilgrims. Without these set of rules, havoc would occur. This enables for safe living and the prevention of inhumane living.
  • Pilgrims at Plymouth Colony

    Pilgrims at Plymouth Colony
    Concerned with losing their cultural identity, the group later arranged with English investors to establish a new colony in North America. The colony, established in 1620, became the oldest continuously inhabited British settlement and the second successful English settlement.
  • French and Indian War

    French and Indian War
    The French and Indian War is important because Britain gained a lot of territory from it.
  • Treaty of Paris

    Treaty of Paris
    The Treaty of Paris ended the French and Indian War. The Treaty marked the beginning of an extensive period of British dominance outside Europe.
  • Stamp Act

    Stamp Act
    This act is important because it led to the development of the corecive acts, boston tea party, the creation of the 1st continetantal congress and 2nd continental congress which eventually led to the writtin document THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE.
  • Lexington and Concord

    Lexington and Concord
    It was important because it marked the beginning of the American Revolution. Also it had siganled freedom for the Americans from British rule. Americans could then decide if they wanted to pay the tax for tea from the King of England.
  • Declaration of Independence

    Declaration of Independence
    The Declaration of Independence states that a government exists for the benefit of the people and that "all men are created equal."
  • Battle of Saratoga

    Battle of Saratoga
    It was a major turning point in the American Revolution.
  • Articles of Confederation

    Articles of Confederation
    The Articles of Confederation was the first constitution of the United States. It made the union of the thirteen colonies legal and identified them as sovereign states.
  • Battle of Yorktown

    Battle of Yorktown
    The Battle of Yorktown won the war for the Americans. There were approximately 8,800 Americans, 7,800 French, and 6,000 British.
  • Louisiana Purchase

    Louisiana Purchase
    For less than three cents an acre, the Lousiana Purchase doubled the size of the United States. The purchase not only provided an outlet for the farm products of the west, enabling the agricultural goods to be shipped to other areas of the nation with less expense, but it provided more room for the ever expanding population and economy of the United States.
  • Missouri Compromise

    Missouri Compromise
    It was a compromise on whether to allow slavery in the new territory of Missouri that pleased neither side and led to violence. It started the wheel's in motion for the Civil War.
  • Nullification Crisis

    Nullification Crisis
    It dramatised the differences between North and South - with the North trying to protect its manufacturing industry by levying import-tariffs, mostly paid by the South who had only their one main commodity - cotton - and needed many imports.
  • Annexation of Texas

    Annexation of Texas
    Well first, we got Texas! They were a slave state at first but then we added another state to even out the country.
  • Compromise of 1850

    Compromise of 1850
    The Compromise of 1850 was a series of bills aimed at resolving to territorial and slavery controversies arising from the Mexican-American War. There were five laws which balanced the interests of the slave states of South and the free states to the North.
  • The Kansas-Nebraska Act

    The Kansas-Nebraska Act
    It allowed people in the territories of Kansas and Nebraska to decide for themselves whether or not to allow slavery within their borders.
  • Civil War

    Civil War
    The civil war was important because it set the stage for the freeing of slaves, made the nation a stronger whole, and improved many aspects of daily life i.e health care, banking systems, farming, and city life.
  • Emancipation Proclamation

    Emancipation Proclamation
    It redefined the goals of the North and changed them from defeating the South to freeing the slaves.
  • 13th Amendment

    13th Amendment
    The 13th Amendment ended slavery in the United States, making it illegal to hold our own slaves.