Final Timeline Project

  • 1492

    Portuguese and Spanish Exploration

    Portuguese and Spanish Exploration
    Portugal became the introduction to African slave trade. Henry the navigator helped Portuguese explorers spread Christianity and wanted to make trade with other continents. The Spanish also explored trade and wealth. Christopher Columbus traveled looking for gold instead established settlements and colonies which helped shape America to what it is known as.
  • Oct 12, 1492

    Columbian Exchange

    Columbian Exchange
    The Colombian Exchange became a widespread trade launched by Christopher Columbus where the East and West came together trading of goods, ideas, culture, and diseases as well. At the age of exploration, European ships traveled around the world in search for new trade routes that would be known as a profound impact.
  • Sep 8, 1565

    St. Augustine

    St. Augustine
    Found by the Spanish in Florida and became one of the first settlements in the United States. It still exists today and is one of the oldest European settlements in the United States.
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    Powhatan War

    From 1609 to 1646 the Native Americans were fighting for their land against the British in 3 consecutive wars. Pocahontas, the daughter of the Native American chief, nearly sacrificed herself to save Englishman John Rolfe from execution, begging her people and the British to stop fighting.
  • Bacon's Rebellion

    Bacon's Rebellion
    The first armed insurrection created by Nathaniel Bacon. It was held in Virginia where a conflict began over the fair distribution of land rights and proposal to remove Native Americans who lived in that Virginia region.
  • The Great Awakening

    The First Great Awakening became a period of one of the greatest religious movements in the 18th century. It was a spread to help and to teach people the spread of Christianity and the importance in reading of the Bible.
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    French and Indian War

    The 7 years war of conflict over land and territory between the French and Great Britain with Native Americans fighting alongside both sides. It would become one of the most brutal battles of the 18th century.
  • American Revolution

    American Revolution
    From March 22, 1765 to December 15, 1791. The American Revolution became an important battle with the Americans and Great Britain. This battle wanted to show the United States that they will not live under Britain rules and wanted to fight for that independence.
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    Life of Andrew Jackson

    As a young wild man, Andrew Jackson became the founder of the Democratic party, 7th president of the United States, and was known as the Napoleon of the United States, showed no fear to anyone and refused to take orders from the British. Jackson fell in love and secretly married a woman named Rachel who was slandered by Henry Clay and John Quincy Adams for her previous marriage before Jackson.
  • The Boston Massacre

    The Boston Massacre
    The Boston massacre was a night of terror when a uninvited British soldiers went into the city of Boston and opened fire on innocent people. It originally started out as a mob breaking out all over Boston with people throwing debris at the soldiers which led to them opening fire
  • The Declaration of Independence

    The Declaration of Independence
    Approved by congress, the Declaration of Independence was signed to gain peace and independence from Britain. Written by Thomas Jefferson, with the help of Ben Franklin, John Adams. America was finally at it’s peace.
  • George Washington Becomes the First President of the United States

    George Washington Becomes the First President of the United States
    George Washington helped lead the American army into victory in battles. The people believed that he should be the one to lead the country. Washington refused but people still believed he should be their leader. Washington would then run for president and win with John Adams as the vice president.
  • Bill of Rights

    Bill of Rights
    Introduced by James Madison that would soon be approved by Congress that would consist of the first 10 rights known as the 10 amendments. It would be declared as the grant of civil rights for the American people and not be under the rules of the government but for the people in the United States.
  • The Cotton Gin

    The Cotton Gin
    An invention by Eli Whitney. The invention changed the growth in cotton. It was invented as an attempt to remove slaves. It failed and would not increase slavery but help the strength of slavery.
  • Industrial Revolution

    Industrial Revolution
    The Industrial Revolution was a period in the 19th century where it became a manufacturing process of new technology across Europe and the United States. Early industrialization would become the rise of consumerism in factories, railroads, and steam engines.
  • The Missouri Compromise

    The Missouri Compromise became a legislation that would decide to have Missouri be a slave state and Maine a free state. Missouri started out as a free state which made people in the South upset which had inhabitants in Missouri leading to crisis,
  • Treaty of Guadalupe

    Treaty of Guadalupe
    The Mexican-American war resulted in Mexico losing territories. The Treaty of Guadalupe ended war which helped establish property rights for Mexico as well grant the Mexican government with territory in the rights of Mexican citizens.
  • Compromise of 1850

    Compromise of 1850
    A huge debate between the North and the South as a congressional attempt to resolve slavery. This became a threat that would potentially lead to the country dividing. The South wanted wanted slaves to be slaves while the North wanted slaves to be free. This would eventually lead to war.
  • The Civil War

    The Civil War
    Abraham Lincoln was elected president and was against slavery. The South were unhappy with the election results and believed slavery should be allowed where the North disagree. The south would become the confederate army under Robert E. Lee who fought alongside Ulysses S. Grant would fight against each other. After 4 years Lee and the confederate army surrendered to the Union.
  • The End of of the Civil War

    The End of of the Civil War
    4 years of war have aged Lincoln very badly. He was tired and wanted war to end. With the war ended, Lincoln celebrated by seeing a play at Ford's Theater along with his wife Mary Todd. Despite having death threats Lincoln told his bodyguards to go out and relax. John Wilkes Booth would enter the president's box and shoot Lincoln in the back of the head. The president was pronounced dead early the next morning.