Hadar Katsman's US History Timeline: Chapters 1-3

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In History
  • 1492

    Columbus, sailing for Spain, makes first voyage of discovery.

    Columbus, sailing for Spain, makes first voyage of discovery.
  • 1497

    John Cabot explores Newfoundland.

    John Cabot explores Newfoundland.
  • 1503

    First Africans are brought to the Americas.

    First Africans are brought to the Americas.
  • 1513

    Juan Ponce de Leon explores Florida.

    Juan Ponce de Leon explores Florida.
  • Period:
    1517
    to

    Protestant Reformation spurs religious conflict between Catholics and Protestants.

  • 1519

    Hernan Cortes begins the Spanish conquest of the Aztec Empire.

    Hernan Cortes begins the Spanish conquest of the Aztec Empire.
  • 1531

    Francisco Pizarro subdues the Incas of Peru.

    Francisco Pizarro subdues the Incas of Peru.
  • 1541

    Jacques Cartier, sailing for France, explores the St. Lawrence River.

    Jacques Cartier, sailing for France, explores the St. Lawrence River.
  • 1561

    St. Augustine, the first European colony in present day America, is founded.

    St. Augustine, the first European colony in present day America, is founded.
  • Period: to

    Raleigh's Roanoke Island venture.

  • The English defeat the Spanish Armada.

    The English defeat the Spanish Armada.
  • Jamestown, Virginia, the first permanent English colony, is established.

    Jamestown, Virginia, the first permanent English colony, is established.
  • Samuel de Champlain founds Quebee.

    Samuel de Champlain founds Quebee.
  • Pocahontas marries John Rolfe.

    Pocahontas marries John Rolfe.
  • First Africans arrive in English America.

    First Africans arrive in English America.
  • First Africans arrive at Jamestown.

    First Africans arrive at Jamestown.
  • Plymouth colony is founded; Pilgrims agree to the Mayflower Compact.

    Plymouth colony is founded; Pilgrims agree to the Mayflower Compact.
  • Indian uprising in Virginia.

    Indian uprising in Virginia.
  • Massachusetts Bay Colony is founded.

    Massachusetts Bay Colony is founded.
  • Settlement of Maryland begins.

    Settlement of Maryland begins.
  • Harvard College is established.

    Harvard College is established.
  • Pequot War.

    Pequot War.
  • Period: to

    English Civil War.

  • Restoration of the English monarchy.

    Restoration of the English monarchy.
  • Restoration of the Stuart monarchy - King Charles The Second.

    Restoration of the Stuart monarchy - King Charles The Second.
  • Puritans initiate the "Half-Way Covenant."

    Puritans initiate the "Half-Way Covenant."
  • Virginia enacts law declaring that children of slave women are slaves.

    Virginia enacts law declaring that children of slave women are slaves.
  • The French explore the Mississippi River valley from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico.

    The French explore the Mississippi River valley from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico.
  • Period: to

    King Philip's War.

  • Bacon's Rebellion in Virginia.

    Bacon's Rebellion in Virginia.
  • Pope leads rebellion in New Mexico.

    Pope leads rebellion in New Mexico.
  • Pennsylvania is established.

    Pennsylvania is established.
  • Dominion of New England is established.

    Dominion of New England is established.
  • Glorious Revolution.

    Glorious Revolution.
  • Royal Charter for Massachusetts is established.

    Royal Charter for Massachusetts is established.
  • Salem witchcraft trials.

    Salem witchcraft trials.
  • Period: to

    Great Awakening.

  • Georgia is founded.

    Georgia is founded.
  • John Peter Zenger is tried for seditious libel.

    John Peter Zenger is tried for seditious libel.
  • Stono Uprising.

    Stono Uprising.
  • George Whitefield preaches his first sermon in America, in Philadelphia.

    George Whitefield preaches his first sermon in America, in Philadelphia.
  • Jonathan Edward preaches "Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God."

    Jonathan Edward preaches "Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God."
  • Albany Congress adopts Plan of Union.

    Albany Congress adopts Plan of Union.
  • Period: to

    French and Indian War.

  • Pontiac's Rebellion.

    Pontiac's Rebellion.
  • Parliament passes the Revenue (Sugar) Act.

    Parliament passes the Revenue (Sugar) Act.
  • Parliament repeals the Stamp Act and passes the Declaratory Act.

    Parliament repeals the Stamp Act and passes the Declaratory Act.
  • Parliament levies the Townshend duties.

    Parliament levies the Townshend duties.
  • Boston Massacre.

    Boston Massacre.
  • Colonists stage the Boston Tea Party.

    Colonists stage the Boston Tea Party.
  • Parliament passes the Coercive Acts; colonists hold First Continental Congress.

    Parliament passes the Coercive Acts; colonists hold First Continental Congress.
  • Battles of Lexington and Concord.

    Battles of Lexington and Concord.
  • Colonists hold Second Continental Congress.

    Colonists hold Second Continental Congress.
  • Thomas Paine's "Common Sense" is published; Declaration of Independence is signed.

    Thomas Paine's "Common Sense" is published; Declaration of Independence is signed.
  • General Washington's troops cross the Delaware River; Battle of Trenton.

    General Washington's troops cross the Delaware River; Battle of Trenton.
  • Period: to

    Washington's troops winter at Morristown, New Jersey.

  • Battle of Saratoga; General Burgoyne surrenders.

    Battle of Saratoga; General Burgoyne surrenders.
  • Period: to

    Washington's troops winter at Valley Forge, Pennsylvania.

  • Americans and French form an alliance.

    Americans and French form an alliance.
  • Battles of Cowpens and Guilford Courthouse.

    Battles of Cowpens and Guilford Courthouse.
  • General Cornwallis surrenders at Yorktown, Virginia.

    General Cornwallis surrenders at Yorktown, Virginia.
  • Articles of Confederation are ratified.

    Articles of Confederation are ratified.
  • Treaty of Paris is signed.

    Treaty of Paris is signed.
  • Virginia adopts the Statute of Religious Freedom.

    Virginia adopts the Statute of Religious Freedom.