Journey to America

By Nik88
  • Period: Jul 4, 1557 to

    Journey to America

  • Jul 4, 1558

    Sir Walter Raleigh founded Roanoke Colony

    Sir Walter Raleigh founded Roanoke Colony
    English explorer Walter Raleigh claims Roanoke Island (which is off the coast of present day North Carolinia) in the name of England. The colony would later become known as the "lost colony" because all of its inhabitants disapeared without explination.
  • Jamestown, Virginia Settlement

    Jamestown, Virginia  Settlement
    A man named John Smith found ed Jamestown in wpresent day Virginia. It was the first permenant English settlement in the Americas. Jamestownwas the capital of the colony from 1616 to 1699.
  • Massachusettes Bay Colony is Founded

    Massachusettes Bay Colony is Founded
  • Delaware Colony is Founded

    Delaware Colony is Founded
    A British Colony
  • Salem Witch Trials

    Salem Witch Trials
    The colonists in Massachusettes start accusing each other of witch craft. leading to mass histaria.This leads to a trial of 150 people and the deaths of about 25 people.
  • First Great Awakening

    First Great Awakening
    The first great awakening was a Christian religious revolution movment that took over the British colonies and left a major religious impact on American religion. It made religion personal for the people living in the British colonies that would soon be known as America.
  • The Sugar Act is Passed

    The Sugar Act is Passed
    This act enforced the tax on the colonies and the act also listed more foreign goods to be taxed. The situation disrupted the colonial economy by reducing the markets that the colonies could sell to, and the amount of currency available to them for the purchase of British manufactured goods. This was the first of 3 acts passed that caused the colonies to revolt against Britian .
  • The Currency Act is Passed

    The Currency Act is Passed
    The British Parliament passes the currencey act which keeps the colonies from issuing their own paper money.
  • The Stamp Act

    The Stamp Act
    The British Parliament passes the stamp act on the colonies. This act put taxes on many types of printed materials used in the colonies on a daily basis. This greatly angered the colonists.
  • The Quartering Act goes into Affect

    The Quartering  Act goes into Affect
    The British Parliament puts the Quartering Act into affect which forces the colonists to give British tropps food, clothes and other supplies. It also forces the colonists to let the tropps stay in their homes.
  • Stamp Act Congress

    Stamp Act  Congress
    The colongies became so fed up with all of the taxes being issued by the King that they decided to hold a meeting to discuss what should be done. Only 9 of the 13 colonies sent delegates still they came up with a repeal to the stamp act. This was the first time leaders from different colonies had met for a political discussion. This event is what led to the unity of the colonies which eventually led to their fight for independence from England.
  • The Boston Massacre

    The Boston Massacre
    British troops kill 5 colonists
  • The Tea Act is Passed

    The Tea Act is Passed
    This was the final issue that started the revolution in Boston. The colonists where upset because Britian was trying to sale tea directly to the colonists which would have a direct affect on the local business.
  • The Boston Tea Party

    The Boston Tea Party
    In an attempt to protest that taxes on tea by Britian a group on Colonists borded the ships carrying the tea and threw it all into the Boston Harbor. This was a key event that gave strength to the growing revolution going on in the colonies.
  • First Continental Congress

    First Continental Congress
    12 of the 13 Colonies sent delegates to Piladelphia, Pennsylvania to discuss their options in a possible boycott of British trade. and rights and grievances.
  • The Battle of Bunker Hill

    The Battle of Bunker Hill
  • The Declaration of Independence

    The Declaration of Independence
    Congress approves of and signs the United Sates Declaration of Independence
  • Start of the Revolutionary War

    Start of the Revolutionary War
    After Paul Revere's Ride the battles in the Province of Massachusettes between British troops and the Colonists markes the start of the Revolutionary War.
  • Second Continental Congress

    Second Continental Congress
    Congress adopts the Articles of Confederation.
  • 1st United States Presidential Election

    1st United States Presidential Election
    The first Presidential Election in the United States of America on took place and George Washington is elected as the first President of the United States of America.
  • Battle of Springfield

    Battle of Springfield
    The British were trying to invade New Jersey but they were stopped by the Colonists at Sprinfield. This ended most of the fighting in the North.
  • Siege of Yorktown

    Siege of Yorktown
    The British surrendered at Yorktown.
  • The Treaty of Paris

    The Treaty of Paris
    The treaty of Paris is signed , ending the Revolutionary War. The Colonies gain their independence from England.
  • The Philadelphia Convention

    The Philadelphia Convention
    The Constitutional convention takes place in Philadelphia and the United States Constitution is signed
  • The Bill of Rightscome into effect

    The Bill of Rightscome into effect
  • 2nd Presidential Election

    2nd Presidential Election
    George Washington is reelected President of the United States.