Donovan Ton

Timeline created by mrwilliams623
  • Aug 3, 1492

    North America Discovered

    Christopher Columbus sailed the ocean blue and discovered the Americas
  • Jamestown Colony

    Another Colony was set up from Europe in order to make profits
  • Plymouth Colony

    The Pilgrims come over from Europe and start a colony.
  • First Great Awakening

    The religious movement within the Colonies that reignited the importance of religion in everyday life
  • French and Indian War

    War between Britain and France. Heavily taxed the British for defending the 13 colonies
  • Boston Massacre

    Where British troops fired upon a crowd of bystanders killing several including one Crispus Attucks. Story vary from source from source
  • Intolerable Acts

    Acts passed by King George to punish the colonies for the Boston Tea Party
  • Battles of Lexington and Concord

    The shot heard 'round the world. The first battle in the revolutionary war.
  • American Revolution

    The 13 colonies stage a rebellion against the tyrannical king and win.
  • Declaration of Independence

    The US wrote the Declaration of Independence and separated from Great Britain
  • Winter at Valley Forge

    George Washington takes the continental army and trains them to be stronger with the help of the French
  • Shay's Rebellion

    A rebellion staged by farmers because the taxes were too high they couldn't pay off their debts
  • The US Constitution established

    A new form of government for the newly made United States
  • Cotton Gin

    Eli Whitney invents the cotton gin speeding up production of cotton increasing the need for slave labor in the South
  • Marbury vs Madison

    The court case that gave federal courts the ability of Judicial Review. That allowed them to cancel something by declaring unconstitutional.
  • Louisiana Purchase

    This purchase by Thomas Jefferson defined the limits of the Constitution and doubled the size of US for a cool $15 million dollars
  • War of 1812

    A war between Britain and the US because of British impressment of sailors.f
  • Monroe Doctrine

    A statement to European nations that said that they are not allowed to colonize anything more in the new world for they are being protected by the US
  • Erie Canal

    The Erie Canal is made in New York making the state an economic hotspot
  • Trail of Tears

    President Jackson forced Cherokee and other Native Americans off of their land on anew killed 4000 natives.
  • US Mexican War

    A war between the US and Mexico that led to the US annexing more or less half of Mexico
  • (the start of the) Industrial Revolution

    The US enters the Industrial Revolution and becomes more industrial and urbanized.
  • Dred Scott case

    Dred Scott went to court and lost. The court ruled that slaves were more property than people and had no right to go to court
  • Civil War

    A small little war that happened in the US.
  • Emancipation Proclamation

    A proclamation the freed all slaves in the US within the Confederacy
  • Surrender at appomattox

    Where Robert E. Lee Surrendered the Confederacy to Ulysses S. Grant of the Union
  • Abraham Lincoln Assassinated

    President Lincoln was assassinated at the Ford Theater