Final Timeline Project

  • 1441

    Slave Trade

    Slave Trade
    African slaves were captured, sold and bought by many countries. Portuguese explorers took 12 enslaved people from Africa back to Portugal in 1441
  • 1565

    Spanish Exploration

    Spanish Exploration
    Spanish arrival and first settlement in St. Augustine, Florida. Spanish soldier named Pedro Menéndez de Avilés founded it.
  • Chesapeake Colonies

    Chesapeake Colonies
    Chesapeake colonies of Virginia and Maryland. They provided the English cash crop of tobacco. Jamestown is also located in Virginia.
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    The Carolina's

    Charles II wanted to establish English control of the area between Virginia and Spanish Florida.
  • Bacon's Rebellion

    Bacon's Rebellion
    An uprising of both White people and Black people who believed that the Virginia government was impeding their access to land and wealth. The rebellion was known as the first armed insurrection by American colonists.
  • The Great Awakening

    The Great Awakening
    The Great Awakening was a religious revival that impacted the English colonies in America during the 1730s and 1740s.
  • French and Indian war

    French and Indian war
    Was known as the "Seven Years War" between 1754 and 1763. The war was fought between Britain and France in America. Between rival claims in western Pennsylvania.
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    Was a confrontation between angered colonists and British soldiers. The result was 5 causality's among the colonists, and known as the first bloodshed for independence.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    Was a political protest among American colonists. The colonists were angered about the taxes on tea, and dumped 342 chests of tea into the harbor.
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    The American Revolution

    American Revolution, began from growing tensions between residents of 13 North American colonies and the British government. Some major battles included Lexington and Concord, Bunker hill, Yorktown, Philadelphia and Charleston.
  • The Declaration of Independence

    The Declaration of Independence
    The Declaration of Independence was the first formal statement by the nation’s people asserting their right to choose their own government. Written largely by Jefferson in Philadelphia. It is now celebrated as the birth of American Independence.
  • The Bill of Rights

    The Bill of Rights
    In 1789 Madison introduced the bill to congress but wasn't adopted till 1791. The bill consisted of the first ten amendments to the Constitution and many personal rights.
  • Whiskey Rebellion

    Whiskey Rebellion
    It is considered one of the first major protests of the newly formed U.S. government. Many PA farmers and distillers were angered by the federal tax on whiskey.
  • Louisiana Purchase

    Louisiana Purchase
    This purchase gave the United States about 828,000 square miles of territory from France, thereby doubling the size of the young country and expanding westward.
  • War of 1812

    War of 1812
    From 1812 to 1815. The United States took on the greatest naval power in the world, Great Britain. Although having major defeats during the war including the White house being burnt down. It brought patriotism including our song "The Star Spangled Banner."
  • The Alamo

    The Alamo
    A battle that lasted 13 days between the Mexican forces and the Texans. The Battle of the Alamo even though the Texans lost it became an enduring symbol of their resistance to oppression and will to fight.
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    The Mexican- American War

    First U.S. armed conflict fought on foreign soil. Americans were expanding westward and wanted land through the pacific. After the war the United states took over present day California, Utah, Nevada, Arizona, and New Mexico.
  • Compromise of 1850

    Compromise of 1850
    Five separate laws passed by Congress in September 1850 to resolve issues stemming from the Mexican Cession and slave laws. The border between Texas and New Mexico was also established.
  • Kansas- Nebraska Act

    Kansas- Nebraska Act
    An 1854 act designed to resolve the controversy over whether slavery would be permitted in the western territories
  • Civil War

    Civil War
    Between 1861 and 1865 America was in a great dived over slavery between the north and the south. This conflict was the deadliest war ever fought on American soil. With 620,000 soldiers dead and millions more injured.