History Timeline

  • Massacre at Mystic

    Massacre at Mystic
    The puritans and their Indian allies went and attacked the Pequot and murdered many people from the tribe.
  • The Scalp Act

    The Scalp Act
    Anyone who brought male scalp above 12 would be given 150 dollars, for females above 12 or males under the age of 12 they would be paid 130 dollars. The act turned all tribes against the Pennsylvania legislature
  • The Boston Tea Party

    The Boston Tea Party
    The colonists were tired of being charged taxes for tea, so they dressed up as Indians and went aboard a ship carrying tea and dumped it all into the sea. It is important for this Colonial Period of the United States because it showed how upset the colonists were with the king and his rule.
  • The Battle of Lexington and Concord

    The Battle of Lexington and Concord
    The Battle of Lexington and Concord started the Revolutionary War. It was the “shot heard” round the world. It is important to this Colonial Period because people went and fought for their independence.
  • The Battles of Lexington and Concord

    The Battles of Lexington and Concord
    It was the “shot heard around the world”, It marked the start of the American War of independence.
  • The Declaration of Independence

    The Declaration of Independence
    The Declaration of Independence was a document that 56 people signed. It was to represent our break up from the British. It is important to this Colonial Period because it shows when we took a major step and separated from a leader and became our own.
  • The Winter at Valley Forge

    The Winter at Valley Forge
    winter encampment of the Continental Army under General George Washington
  • The Winter at Valley Forge

    The Winter at Valley Forge
    Many soldiers died due to lack of food, water, shelter, etc… There were 11,000 soldiers stationed at Valley Forge and most died from diseases. It is important to this COlonial Period of time because we now know how to better prepare. It lasted from December 19, 1778 to June 19, 1778
  • Benedict Arnold turns traitor

    Benedict Arnold turns traitor
    Revolutionary War hero Benedict Arnold turned his back on his country in a secret meeting with a top British official.
  • The Battle of Yorktown

    The Battle of Yorktown
    The Battle of Yorktown was a battle that happened during the revolutionary war. It is important to this Colonial Period because it was the start of a new nation's independence.
  • Article of Confederation are Ratified

    Article of Confederation are Ratified
    The article was signed by Congress and was sent to each state individually. This is important to this Colonial Period because it gave the state control of their own.
  • The Battle of Cowpens

    The Battle of Cowpens
    Daniel Morgan led his army of tough Continentals and backwoods militia to a brilliant victory over Banastre Tarleton's battle-hardened force of British regulars. Located in present-day South Carolina north of Spartanburg.
  • Constitution Being Ratified

    Constitution Being Ratified
    The constitution was ratified because the colonists wanted to lead their own country because of the way the British were treating them. It is important to this Colonial Period because it shows that in the past we stood up for what we believed. We still do that to this day.
  • The 3/5ths Compromise

    The 3/5ths Compromise
    3/5ths of the slave population would be counted for determining direct taxation and representation in the house of Representatives
  • Presidential Inauguration of George Washington

    Presidential Inauguration of George Washington
    George Washington was the first person to be president he took an oath on a balcony with his hand on the bible. This is important to this Colonial Period because we as people and as a country would not be where we are today if we did not have him as a leader.
  • Washingtons's Farewell Adress

    Washingtons's Farewell Adress
    George Washington warned the people not to keep long-term alliances with other nations. He also told them to avoid political parties. It is important to this Colonial Period because if George Washington did not warn us then we might not be where we are today.
  • The Death of George Washington

    The Death of George Washington
    George Washington was the first president of the United States. He died in his home from a brief illness and losing a large amount of blood. It is important to this Colonial Period of the United States because he was the first person to take control and lead a whole country.
  • Election Day

    Election Day
    This was the first election that took place. Thomas Jefferson defeated John Adams. It is important to this Colonial Period because we would not be where we are today without him being a leader to our country. October 1, 1800, to December 3, 1800
  • Marbury vs. Madison

    Marbury vs. Madison
    The U.S supreme court first declared an act of Congress. This is important to this Colonial Period because the supreme court got started.
  • Slave Trade Ends In The United States

    Slave Trade Ends In The United States
    New federal law, made it illegal to import captive people from Africa into the United States
  • Battle Of Tippecanoe

    Battle Of Tippecanoe
    American soldiers and native American warriors fought against each other along the banks of Kethtippecannuck(river in the heart of central Indiana)
  • The USS Constitution defeats the HMS Guerriere

    The USS Constitution defeats the HMS Guerriere
    The USS Constitution defeated the HMS Guerriere off the coast of Nova Scotia. The battle lasted for an hour and marked a great victory for the Navy.
  • The Battle of Baltimore

    The Battle of Baltimore
    Was a sea/land battle fought between British invaders and American defenders in the war of 1812. The American sepules sea and land invasions off the busy port city of Baltimore, Maryland, and killed the commander of the invading British forces.
  • The Battle of New Orleans

    The Battle of New Orleans
    featured the British aggressors intent on capturing New Orleans, which they thought would give them control of the vast majority of the newly acquired Louisiana Purchase.
  • The Missouri Compromise

    The Missouri Compromise
    Drew a line from east to west along the 36th parallel, dividing the nation into competing halves(half free, half slave)
  • The Election of Andrew Jackson

    The Election of Andrew Jackson
    President Andrew Jackson signed the Indian Removal Act, which gave the President additional powers in speeding the removal of American Indian
  • Indian Removal Act

    Indian Removal Act
    Indians were forced to move to a new land. When being moved it became the Trail of Tears.
  • Nat Turner Rebellion

    Nat Turner Rebellion
    Slaved man who led a rebellion of enslaved people. His actions set off a massacre. He began a revolt against white owners with kiling of his owners, the Travis family
    August 21, 1831, to August 23, 1831
  • Trail Of Tears

    Trail Of Tears
    Indians were shot and killed while walking to a new land(goes along with the Indian Removal Act)
  • The Battle of the Alamo

    The Battle of the Alamo
    It was a 13-day siege, Mexican troops under President General Antonio López de Santa Anna reclaimed the Alamo Mission near San Antonio de Béxar, killing most of the Texians and Tejanos inside.
  • Mexico loses California, New Mexico, and Arizona

    Mexico loses California, New Mexico, and Arizona
    ended the war between the United States and Mexico. By its terms, Mexico ceded 55 percent of its territory
  • Mexico loses California, New Mexico, and Arizona

    Mexico loses California, New Mexico, and Arizona
    ended the war between the United States and Mexico. By its terms, Mexico ceded 55 percent of its territory
  • The Fugitive Slave Act

    The Fugitive Slave Act
    Requires slaves to be returned to their owners, even if they were in a free state
  • The Dead Rabbits Riot

    The Dead Rabbits Riot
    A two-day civil disturbance that happened in New York City it was a street fight that happened between two gangs the Dead Rabbits and the Bowery Boys
  • Dred Scott Decision

    Dred Scott Decision
    The United States Supreme Court upheld slavery in the United States territories. Denied legality of black citizenship in America, he declared the Missouri Compromise to be unconstitutional
  • South Carolina secedes from the United States

    South Carolina secedes from the United States
    The victory of Abraham Lincoln in the 1860 presidential election triggered cries for disunion across the slaveholding South.
  • Abraham Lincoln Elected President

    Abraham Lincoln Elected President
    the presidential election was the 19th quadrennial presidential election
  • The First Battle of Bull Run

    The First Battle of Bull Run
    about 35,000 Union troops marched from the federal capital in Washington, D.C. to strike a Confederate force of 20,000 along a small river known as Bull Run.
  • Emancipation Proclamation

    Emancipation Proclamation
    President Abraham Lincoln issued it as the nation approached its third year of bloody civil war. The proclamation declared that all persons held as slaves within the rebellious states are, and henceforward shall be free
  • The Battle of Gettysburg

    The Battle of Gettysburg
    The battle involved the largest number of casualties of the entire war and is often described as the war's turning point.
  • The Ku Klux Klan

    The Ku Klux Klan
    It was a terrorist hate group
  • 13th Amendment

    13th Amendment
    Abolished slavery within the United States or any place subject to their jurisdiction
  • The Treaty at Appomattox Courthouse

    The Treaty at Appomattox Courthouse
    in Appomattox County, Virginia, on the morning of April 9, 1865, was one of the last battles of the American Civil War
  • 14th Amendment

    14th Amendment
    Granted citizenship to all people born or naturalized in the United States(including enslaved people) with equal protection under the laws
  • John D. Rockefeller Creates Standard Oil

    John D. Rockefeller Creates Standard Oil
    He entered into a fledgling oil business in 1862 because he was investing in a Cleveland, Ohio refinery. This is important because it is when standard oil was made.
  • 15th Amendment

    15th Amendment
    The act granted African American men the right to vote
  • Alexander Graham Bell Patents the Telephone

    Alexander Graham Bell Patents the Telephone
    He was the first person that was patent for a telephone. It is important because he helped telephones be a part of our lives today.
  • Battle Of Little Bighorn

    Battle Of Little Bighorn
    Native American forces led by Crazy Horse and Sitting Bull defeat the U.S, Army troops of Lt. Col. George Armstrong Custer
  • The Great Oklahoma Land Race

    The Great Oklahoma Land Race
    It was the first race that was ran into the unassigned lands of former Indian Territory. This is important because it shows we were not afraid to take chances.
  • Battle Of Wounded Knee

    Battle Of Wounded Knee
    In one of the final chapters of America’s long Indian wars, the U.S. Cavalry kills 146 Sioux at wounded knee on Pine Ridge reservation in South Dakota
  • Ellis Island Opens to Process Immigrants

    Ellis Island Opens to Process Immigrants
    This is when immigrants were allowed into the United States. This is important because it shows how some of our ancestors were brought here to the United States and it shows what people had to go through to be free.
  • Plessy vs. Ferguson

    Plessy vs. Ferguson
    Upheld the constitutionality of racial segregation under the “separate but equal” doctrine
  • The Sinking of the USS Maine

    The Sinking of the USS Maine
    an explosion of unknown origin sank the battleship U.S.S. Maine in the Havana, Cuba harbor, killing 266 of the 354 crew members
  • The Wizard of Oz (Book) is Published

    The Wizard of Oz (Book) is Published
    It helped teach people many lessons
  • J.P. Morgan Founds U.S. Steel

    J.P. Morgan Founds U.S. Steel
    Steel was brought into the world for different things
  • Ford Motor Company is Founded

    Ford Motor Company is Founded
    It brought car engines to our lives. It is important because without the company we would still be horse and buggy and it would take longer to get to places.
  • Teddy Roosevelt Becomes President of the United States

    Teddy Roosevelt Becomes President of the United States
    When he became president he helped with our ecosystem. He helped expanded or national forests and parks. This is important because without the trees from the parks we would not have fresh air to breathe.
  • Ida Tarbell Publishes Her Article About Standard Oil

    Ida Tarbell Publishes Her Article About Standard Oil
    the aggressive techniques Standard Oil employed to outmaneuver and, where necessary, rollover whoever got in its way
  • Angel Island Opens to Process Immigrants

    Angel Island Opens to Process Immigrants
    It was a good isolation place for immigrants to be checked before being brought into the United States. It is important because more immigrants were able to come to the United States.
  • The 16th Amendment

    The 16th Amendment
    The 16th amendment allowed congress to have the power to lay and collect taxes on incomes. It is important today because the money from us being tax is getting put to use for other things.
  • The 17th Amendment

    The 17th Amendment
    The 17th Amendment provides for the election of senators by replacing the phrase chosen by the legislature thereof with elected by the people thereof. This is important because it helped change the way the senators were elected.
  • KDKA goes on air from Pittsburgh

    KDKA goes on air from Pittsburgh
    Made the nation’s first commercial broadcast
  • Sacco and Vanzetti arrested for armed robbery and murder

    Sacco and Vanzetti arrested for armed robbery and murder
    Were arrested for committing robbery and murder at the Slater and Morrill shoe factory in South Braintree
  • 1st Miss American Pageant

    1st Miss American Pageant
    Margaret Gorman won the first Miss American Pageant the pageant took place in Atlantic City
  • Teapot Dome Scandal

    Teapot Dome Scandal
    A bribery scandal involving the administration of United States President Warren G. Harding
  • 1st Winter Olympics Held

    1st Winter Olympics Held
    Happened in Chamonix in the French Alps, there was ski jumps and bobsled and 12 other events
  • The Great Gatsby published by F. Scott Fitzgerald

    The Great Gatsby published by F. Scott Fitzgerald
    The book is about the tragic story of Jay Gatsby
  • Scopes Monkey Trial

    Scopes Monkey Trial
    Dayton TN, John Scopes a young high school science teacher was accused of teaching evolution in violation of the law
  • Charles Lindberg completes solo flight across the Atlantic

    Charles Lindberg completes solo flight across the Atlantic
    Flew his Spirit of St.louis from Long Island, New York, to Paris, France
  • The Jazz Singer debuts (1st movie with sound)

    The Jazz Singer debuts (1st movie with sound)
    First feature-length movie with synchronized dialogue
  • The Adoption of the Star Spangled Banner as the National Anthem

    The Adoption of the Star Spangled Banner as the National Anthem
    On this date, President Herbert Hoover signed into law a bill that designated the “Star-Spangled Banner” as the National Anthem of the United States.
  • St. Valentine's Day Massacre

    St. Valentine's Day Massacre
    Seven-member and associates of George “bugs” Morgan bootlegging gang lined up against a wall and were shot dead inside the garage
  • Black Tuesday (Stock Market Crash)

    Black Tuesday (Stock Market Crash)
    The United States stock market crashed, people rushed to sell their stock and get out of the market which drove prices down even further
  • The Empire State Building Opens

    The Empire State Building Opens
    It was built to be the tallest building in the world. It was built to hoist corporate business offices
  • Battle of the Philippines

    Battle of the Philippines
    naval battle of World War II between the Japanese Combined Fleet and the U.S. Fifth Fleet. Known as “the greatest carrier battle of the war,” it accompanied the U.S. landing on Saipan and ended in a complete U.S. victory.