US History

Timeline created by MrReneau
In History
  • Jamestown Founded

  • House of Burgesses

    The first representative government, the Virginia House of Burgesses, meets at Jamestown.
  • Plymouth Colony Founded

  • Colony of Maryland founded by James Calvert

  • Connecticut founded by Thomas Hooker

  • City of New Netherlands renamed New York

  • King Philip's War

    War begins between the colonists in New England and a group of Native American tribes including the Wampanoag people.
  • Bacon's Rebellion

    Settlers led by Nathanial Bacon rebel against Virginia Governor William Berkeley.
  • William Penn granted charter for Pennsylvania

  • Salem Witch Trials

    Began in Massachusetts. Twenty people are executed for witchcraft.
  • Georgia Founded

    The Province of Georgia is formed by James Oglethorpe
  • Treaty of Paris - 1763

    Treaty of Paris - 1763
    The Treaty of Paris of 1763 ended the French and Indian War/Seven Years’ War between Great Britain and France, as well as their respective allies. In the terms of the treaty, France gave up all its territories in mainland North America, effectively ending any foreign military threat to the British colonies there.
  • Proclamation of 1763

    Proclamation of 1763
    In 1763, Britain forbid colonists to settle west of the Appalachian Mountains. This made the colonists mad, because they had already begun to settle the land in that area after the war.
    (This is a cause of the Revolution)
  • Stamp Act passed by Parliament

    The Stamp Act was passed by the British Parliament on March 22, 1765. The new tax required them to pay a tax on every piece of printed paper they used. The money collected was to be used to help pay the costs of protecting the American frontier near the Appalachian Mountains.
    What made the law so offensive to the colonists was not so much its immediate cost but the standard it seemed to set. If this new tax were allowed to pass the door would be open for more taxation in the future.
  • Quartering Act 1765

    In 1765, colonists were forced to house and feed any British soldier that wanted to live in their home
  • The Boston Massacre

  • Boston Tea Party

    Bostonian colonists protest the Tea Act with the Boston Tea Party.
  • 1st Continental Congress

    The First Continental Congress meets in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
  • Declaration of Independence Signed

  • Treaty of Paris 1783

    Ends the American Revolution.
  • Constitution Adopted

  • President George Washington

    President George Washington
    In 1789, the first presidential election, George Washington was unanimously elected president of the United States. With 69 electoral votes, Washington won the support of each participating elector. No other president since has come into office with a universal mandate to lead.
  • Whiskey Rebllion

  • Presidency of John Adams 1797-1801

    Presidency of John Adams 1797-1801
    John Adams Jr. was an American statesman, attorney, diplomat, writer, and Founding Father who served as the second president of the United States from 1797 to 1801.
  • Louisiana Purchase

    Louisiana Purchase
  • Monroe Doctrine

    President James Monroe articulated United States’ policy on the new political order developing in the rest of the Americas and the role of Europe in the Western Hemisphere. The Western Hemisphere was no longer open for European colonization The political system of the Americas was different from Europe. The US would regard any interference in Western hemispheric affairs as a threat to its security. The US would keep out of European wars and would not disturb existing colonies.
  • Gadsden Purchase

    Gadsden Purchase
    America was ceded the Gadsden Purchase from Mexico for ten million dollars. This new land gave the south a claim for the railroad, due to more land that was less mountainous and had already been settled.
  • Election of Abraham Lincoln

    Election of Abraham Lincoln
    Abraham Lincoln, John Bell, Stephen Douglas, and John Breckinridge, all run in the election of 1860. Abraham Lincoln wins the election but is a minority because 60% of people did not vote for him. In 10 southern states he wasn't even on the ballet. He was not voted for by very few if any in the south.
  • Black Codes

    Black Codes
    Laws passed throughout the South to restrict the rights of emancipated blacks, particularly with respect to negotiating labor contracts. Increased Northerners' criticisms of President Andrew Johnson's lenient Reconstruction policies
  • Presidency of Theodore Roosevelt 1901-1909

    Presidency of Theodore Roosevelt 1901-1909
  • Muckrakers

    Sensationalist journalists in the 20th century who used their public influence to reveal corporate corruption
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    French and Indian war

    The Treaty of Paris ended the French and Indian War, the American phase of a worldwide nine years’ war fought between France and Great Britain. (The European phase was the Seven Years’ War.) As a result of the war, France ceded all of its North American possessions east of the Mississippi River to Britain. The costs of the war contributed to the British government’s decision to impose new taxes on its American colonies.
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    The Revolutionary War

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    Articles of Confederation

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    Civil War