Haylee Horton's Timeline

  • Founding of Jamestown

    Founding of Jamestown
    Some 100 English colonists arrive along the west bank of the James River in Virginia to found Jamestown, the first permanent English settlement in North America.
  • House of Burgesses

    House of Burgesses
    After his arrival in Jamestown in 1619, Governor George Yeardley immediately gave notice that the Virginia colony would establish a legislative assembly. This assembly, the House of Burgesses, first met on July 30, 1619.
  • Founding of Plymouth Colony and Mayflower Compact

    Founding of Plymouth Colony and Mayflower Compact
    The Mayflower Compact was the first governing document of Plymouth Colony. The ship landed on the shores of Cape Cod, in present-day Massachusetts, two months later, and in late December anchored at Plymouth Rock, where they would form the first permanent settlement of Europeans in New England.
  • Founding of Massachusetts Bay

    Founding of Massachusetts Bay
    The Massachusetts Bay Colony was an English settlement on the east coast of North America in the 17th century, in New England, situated around the present-day cities of Salem and Boston. The colony was founded by the owners of the Massachusetts Bay Company.
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    Pequot War

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    King Philip’s War

  • Bacon's Rebellion

    Bacon's Rebellion
    Bacon's Rebellion was an uprising in 1676 in the Virginia Colony in North America, led by a 29-year-old planter, Nathaniel Bacon. It was the first rebellion in the American colonies in which discontented frontiersmen took part; a similar uprising in Maryland would take place later that year. About a thousand Virginians (including former indentured servants, poor whites and poor blacks) rose up in arms against the rule of Virginia Governor William Berkeley
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    Salem Witch Trials

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    French and Indian War

  • Stamp Act

    Stamp Act
    It was repealed on March 17, 1766. The Stamp Act 1765 was a direct tax imposed by the British Parliament specifically on the colonies of British America. The act required that many printed materials in the colonies be produced on stamped paper produced in London, carrying an embossed revenue stamp.
  • Quartering Act

    Quartering Act
    The British further angered American colonists with the Quartering Act, which required the colonies to provide barracks and supplies to British troops. The Quartering Act was passed in June 2, 1765, against the wishes of the colonist.
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    The Boston Massacre was an incident on March 5, 1770, in which British Army soldiers killed five civilian men and injured six others.
  • Tea Act

    Tea Act
    It was repealed in 1861. Its principal overt objective was to reduce the massive surplus of tea held by the financially troubled British East India Company in its London warehouses and to help the struggling company survive.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    The Boston Tea Party was a political protest by the Sons of Liberty in Boston, against the tax policy of the British government and the East India Company that controlled all the tea imported into the colonies.
  • Intolerable Acts

    Intolerable Acts
    The colonies were pressed with greater taxes without any representation in Britain. This eventually lead to the Boston Tea Party.
  • Lexington and Concord

    Lexington and Concord
    The Battles of Lexington and Concord were the first military engagements of the American Revolutionary War.
  • Declaration of Independence

    Declaration of Independence
    It was created from June of 1776 to July of 1776. The Declaration of Independence was a statement adopted by the Continental Congress on July 4, 1776, which announced that the thirteen American colonies, regarded themselves as independent states, and no longer a part of the British Empire.
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    Shay's Rebellion

    a rebellion by debtor farmers in western Massachusetts, led by Revolutionary War Captain Daniel Shays, against Boston creditors. it began in 1786 and lasted half a year, threatening the economic interests of the business elite and contributing to the demise of the Articles of Confederation.
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    Constitutional Convention

    The meeting of state delegates in 1787 in Philadelphia called to revise the Articles of Confederation. It instead designed a new plan of government, the US Constitution.
  • Judiciary Act 1789

    Judiciary Act 1789
    In 1789 Congress passed this Act which created the federal-court system. The act managed to quiet popular apprehensions by establishing in each state a federal district court that operated according to local procedures.
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    Second Great Awakening

    The Second Great Awakening was a Protestant revival movement during the early 19th century in the United States. The movement began around 1790, gained momentum by 1800, and, after 1820 membership rose rapidly among Baptist and Methodist congregations, whose preachers led the movement. It was past its peak by the 1840s
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    Whiskey Rebellion

    In 1794, farmers in Pennsylvania rebelled against Hamilton's excise tax on whiskey, and several federal officers were killed in the riots caused by their attempts to serve arrest warrants on the offenders. In October, 1794, the army, led by Washington, put down the rebellion. The incident showed that the new government under the Constitution could react swiftly and effectively to such a problem, in contrast to the inability of the government under the Articles of Confederation to deal with Shay'
  • Alien and Sedition Acts

    Alien and Sedition Acts
    These consist of four laws passed by the Federalist Congress and signed by President Adams in 1798: the Naturalization Act, which increased the waiting period for an immigrant to become a citizen from 5 to 14 years; the Alien Act, which empowered the president to arrest and deport dangerous aliens; the Alien Enemy Act, which allowed for the arrest and deportation of citizens of countries at was with the US; and the Sedition Act, which made it illegal to publish defamatory statements about the fe
  • Revolution of 1800

    Revolution of 1800
    Jefferson's name of 1800 election; signaled changed from Federalists to Jeffersonians
  • Marbury v. Madison

    Marbury v. Madison
    The 1803 case in which Chief Justice John Marshall and his associates first asserted the right of the Supreme Court to determine the meaning of the U.S. Constitution. The decision established the Court's power of judicial review over acts of Congress, (the Judiciary Act of 1789).
  • Louisiana Purchase

    1803 purchase of the Louisiana territory from France. Made by Jefferson, this doubled the size of the US.
  • Embargo Act 1807

    This act issued by Jefferson forbade American trading ships from leaving the U.S. It was meant to force Britain and France to change their policies towards neutral vessels by depriving them of American trade.
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    War of 1812

    A war (1812-1814) between the United States and England which was trying to interfere with American trade with France
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    Election of 1816

    The United States presidential election of 1816 was the 8th quadrennial presidential election. It came at the end of the two-term presidency of Democratic-Republican James Madison. With the Federalist Party in collapse, Madison's Secretary of State, James Monroe, had an advantage in winning the presidency against very weak opposition. Monroe won the electoral college by the wide margin of 183 to 34.
  • Texas Independence

    Texas Independence
    Texas got independence of Mexico.
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    Mexican-American War

  • Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo

    Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo
    The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo which brought an official end to the Mexican-American War (1846-1848) was signed on February 2, 1848, at Guadalupe Hidalgo, a city north of the capital where the Mexican government had fled with the advance of U.S. forces.
  • Dawes Act

    Dawes Act
    Congressman Henry Dawes of Massachusetts sponsored a landmark piece of legislation, the General Allotment Act (The Dawes Act) in 1887. It was designed to encourage the breakup of the tribes and promote the assimilation of Indians into American Society. It will be the major Indian policy until the 1930s. Dawes' goal was to create independent farmers out of Indians. He give them land and the tools for citizenship.
  • Wounded Knee Massacre

    Wounded Knee Massacre
    The Wounded Knee Massacre occurred on December 29, 1890, near Wounded Knee Creek on the Lakota Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota, USA. It was the last battle of the American Indian Wars.
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    Spanish-American War

    The Spanish–American War was a conflict in 1898 between Spain and the United States, effectively the result of American intervention in the ongoing Cuban War of Independence.
  • Founding of the NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People)

    Founding of the NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People)
    The NAACP was formed partly in response to the continuing horrific practice of lynching and the 1908 race riot in Springfield. Appalled at the violence that was committed against blacks, a group of white liberals issued a call for a meeting to discuss racial justice. NAACP's principal objective is to ensure the political, educational, social and economic equality of minority group citizens of United States and eliminate race prejudice. It seeks to remove all barriers of racial discrimination.
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    The First Red Scare

    The origin of the Red Scare of 1917–1920 was the Russian Revolution of 1917, when Communists, or “Reds”, seized control of Russia. In the United States, this event fueled existing prejudice against immigrants, particularly Jews and people from eastern and southern Europe. These people were widely characterized as Bolsheviks, the name of the political party that seized power in Russia. Critics of U.S. immigration policy saw these immigrants as a threat to American stability and security.
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    Red Summer

    Red Summer describes the race riots that occurred in more than three dozen cities in the United States during the summer and early autumn of 1919. In most instances, whites attacked African Americans. In some cases groups of blacks fought back, notably in Chicago, where, along with Washington, D.C. and Elaine, Arkansas, the greatest number of fatalities occurred.[1] The riots followed postwar social tensions related to the demobilization of veterans of World War I, both black and white, and comp
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    The Harlem Renaissance

    The Harlem Renaissance was a cultural movement that spanned the 1920s and 1930s. At the time, it was known as the "New Negro Movement", named after the 1925 anthology by Alain Locke. Though it was centered in the Harlem neighborhood of New York City, many French-speaking black writers from African and Caribbean colonies who lived in Paris were also influenced by the Harlem Renaissance.
  • Election of 1932

    The United States presidential election of 1932 was the 37th quadrennial presidential election. The election took place in the midst of the Great Depression that had ruined the promises of incumbent President and Republican candidate Herbert Hoover to bring about a new era of prosperity.
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    New Deal

    The New Deal was a series of economic programs enacted in the United States between 1933 and 1936. They involved presidential executive orders or laws passed by Congress during the first term of President Franklin D. Roosevelt. The programs were in response to the Great Depression, and focused on what historians call the "3 Rs": Relief, Recovery, and Reform. That is, Relief for the unemployed and poor; Recovery of the economy to normal levels; and Reform of the financial system to prevent a repe