Forming America

  • Nov 8, 1492

    The Discovery of the Americas

  • Thousands of english readers get a visual of North America

    Thomas Harriot publishes "A Brief and True Report of the New Found Land in Virginia" his descriptiveness aided english readers to get a visual of North America
  • The first colony in America is established. (Jamestown)

  • John Winthrop writes... Puritans purify the church

    John Winthrops writings helped inspire the puritans to purify the church, and also inspired a desire for freedom that led to the american revolution.
  • Puritans leave England for the New World

  • First book is issued in the North American Colonies

    Bay Psalm Book
  • The first work by a North American woman is published

  • English colonies are spread all along the Atlantic Coast

  • The French and Indian War Begins

  • End of the French and Indian War

  • Pamphlets are issued as a means of fueling the revolution

  • Patrick Henry inspires revolution at the Virginia Convention

    "give me liberty or give me death!"
  • Common Sense by Thomas Paine is published

  • The Declaration of Independence is signed

  • Beginning of Revolutionary War

  • End of Revolutionary War

  • The Constitution of the United States is approved