History TAKS Review

  • Jun 15, 1215

    Magna Carta

    Granted rights to nobles and freeman
  • Roanoke Island

    "Lost Colony" sponsored by Sir Walter Ralelgh was founded on Roanoke Island off North Carolina coast ;settlers found to have vanished,1590
  • Jamestown

    Capt.John Smith and 105 cavaliers in 3 ships landed on Virginia coast,started first permanent Englishsettlement in New World at Jamestown.
  • House of Burgers

    House of Burgers first representative assembly in New World , elected July 30 at Jamestown,VA.
  • Mayflower Compact

    Signed Nov. 11 ,was an agreement to form a self-government,
  • Providence

    Roger Williams founded Providence,RI,in june,as a democratically ruledcolony with seperation of church and state. Charter granted 1644.
  • Navigation Act

    British Parliament passed first Navigation Act Dec.1 regulating colonial commerce to suit English needs.
  • Intolerable Acts

    "Intolerable Acts" of Parliament curtailed Massachusetts self-rule;barred use of Boston Harbor till tes was paid for.
  • Virginia Convention

    Patrick Henry addressed Virginia convention ,Mar 23 said "Give me liberty or give me death!"
  • Common Sense

    Common Sense ,famous pro-indpendence pamplet by Thomas Paine was published Jan 10 ;quickly sold some 100,000 copies.
  • Princeton

    Washington defeated Lord CornWallis at Princeton Jan 3 Continental Congress ,June 14, authorized an American falg the Stars and Stripes .
  • Vinccnnes

    George Rogers Clark took Vinccnnes in February.
  • Bank of North America

    Bank Of America incorporated May 26
  • Paris Peace Treaty

    Britain U.S. signed Paris PeaceTreaty
  • Northwest Ordinance

    Northwest ordinance adopted July 13 by Continental Congress for Northwest Territory north of Ohio west of New York .Constitutional Convention .
  • George Washington

    George Washington chosen president by all electors voting.
  • Gold Rush

    Gold discovered in Jan 24 in California;80,000 prospectors emigrated in 1849.
  • Compromise of 1850

    Sen.Jenry Clay's Compromise of 1850 admitted Calinfornia as 31st state Sept. 9 with slavery forbidden.
  • Uncle Tom's Cabin

    Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin was published.
  • Dred Scott Case

    Dred Scott decision by Supreme Court Mar 6 held thatdid not become free in a free state.
  • Confederate States of America

    Seven southern states set up Confederate States of America Feb 8 with Jefferson Davis as president.
  • Emancipation Proclamation

    Pres. Lincoln issued Emancipation Proclamation Jan 1 freeing "all slaves in areas still rebellion."
  • 13th Amendment

    General Robert E. Lee surrendered 27,800 Confederate troops to Gen.Grant.Abolishing slavery ,ratified Dec 6