About 100 memebers of a joint verture called Virginia Company established the first permanent settlement in North America
First Africans in North America
First Africans arrive at Jamestown as indentured servants for the colonists.
Pilgrims land in Plymouth
The pilgrims on the Mayflower land at Plymouth Rock with 102 passengers. They founded Plymouth Colony
Salem Witch Trials
Hearings and prosecutions of people accused of witchcraft. Resulted in the executions of 20 people most of them women.
French and Indian War
A war fought between the British Colonies and New France. They each had help from the parent countries and their Native American allies
A street fights that occured between a patriont mob and British soldiers. the mob began throwing sticks, stones, and snowballs which led to the soldiers fighting back and killing several patriots.
Boston Tea Party
A political protest led by the Sons of Liberty (some were dressed as American Indians) where they dumped a shipment of tea from the East India Company into the Boston Harbor, ruining the tea. They did this in response to the Tea Act of 1773.
Declaration of Independence
It announced that the thirteen original colonies regarded themselves as thirteen newly formed sovereign states forming the United States of America.
Treaty of Paris
A document signed by King George III of Great Britain and a representative of the United States of America to end the American Revolutionary war
Uprising in opposition of high taxes and stringent economic conditions. armed militias forced the closing of many courts to prevent executions.
New Hapshire was the last state to ratify the Constitution and it was on that date that the U.S. would begin using the governement under the Constitution of the U.S.
It was a tax applied to all distilled spirits but whiskey was the most popular. People who distilled their own spirits resisted the tax. some protesters used violence but the real violence began when a U.S. marshal arrived and started to serve writs to people who had not paid. people became aware and began to attack the home of the tax inspector
Lewis and Clark Expedition
Also called the Corps of Discovery, it was an expedition that would cross the western portion of the U.S. Their objective was to explore and map the newly bought territory.
War of 1812
The war was fought between the United States and our Native American allies against the United Kindom, Canada, and Spain.
It was an act to control the amount of slave and free territories in the western part of the U.S. It placed a boundry between where there could and could not be slaave states
Trail of Tears
It was the forced relocation of Native Americans after the Indian Removal Act of 1830.
Texans in the mexican provice of Texas rebelled against the Mexican government. they were then attacked then again by the Mexicans
Mexican American War
A fight between the U.S. and Mexico. it followed shortly after the annexation of Texas.
California Gold Rush
It was a period in Californian history where the discovery of gold attracted many settlers to the west and in the end formed caliornia
Compromise of 1850
it was a package of five seperate bills passed by the congress which solved a four year confrontation between slave and free states.
Kansas Nebraska Act
It repealed the Missouri compromise and replaceed it with popular sovereingnty. it also allowed the creation of the states of Kansas and Nebraska
Election of 1860
This election put Abraham Lincoln into the white house and seven southern declared their secession from the United States to for the Confederate States of America
A fight to determine whether the southern states were to seceed or remain in the union. There were many reasons for the war to begin and for the southern states secced but the major ones were slave vs free states, state rights, and Lincolns election
Completion of Transcontinental Railroad
the first transcontinental railroad was completed in utah where the last golden spike was placed. this allowed increase in human and cargo transporrtation
End of Recontruction
Both presidents, Abraham Lincoln and Andrew Johnson both managed to get the southern states to join back as fast as possible.