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Kaitlin Chandler's American History Timeline

  • Founding of Jamestown

    Founding of Jamestown
    In 1706 Jamestown was founded. James town was the first perminate English Settlement in North America.Jamestown Rap
  • Tobacco was introduced in Jamestown

    Tobacco was introduced in Jamestown
    John Rolfe introduced the tobacco plant in Jamestown. Tobacco then bacame a type of currency used in Jamestown, and Rolfe made his living from growing and selling tobacco.
  • Creation of the Mayflower Compact

    Creation of the Mayflower Compact
    When the Pilgrams arrived in the "new world" they had the first attempt of self government, called the Mayflower Compact.
  • Pilgrims arrive at Plymouth

    Pilgrims arrive at Plymouth
    The Pilgrims were in search of religious freedom and ended up in Plymouth, Massachusetts
  • Ben Franklin's Night Riders

    Ben Franklin's Night Riders
    In 1737 Benjamin Franklin was apointed the postmaker of Philadelphia. He was then in charge of the postal system and how mail got delivered.
  • Proclamation of 1763

    Proclamation of 1763
    The Proclamation of 1763 told colonist that they couldn't moved west of the App. Mountains.
  • Stamp Act

    Stamp Act
    The stamp act was a tax on all paper products.
  • Townshend Acts of 1767

    Townshend Acts of 1767
    The Townshend Acts were taxes placed on British imported good.
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    During the Boston Massacre the British shot and killed 5 colonist.
  • Paul Revere's Boston Massacre Engraving

    Paul Revere's Boston Massacre Engraving
    After the Boston Massacre many patriots were upset and used this event as a propaganda to convince loyalist that breaking away from England was needed, Paul Revere included. He created the most famous image of the Boston Massacre. He created this image and made it look like that the British soldiers had shot innocent colonist and we had done nothing to give them a reason to shoot us. And, that no colonist had fired a gun at any Red Coats.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    In 1773 the British inforced the Tea Act. This act said that the coloinest could not have any imported tea other than the British East India Tea Company. The colonist felt that this was very unfair and to show their upsetment towards Parlimant they dumped 53 crates of the imported tea into the Boston Harbor. This cost millions of dollars to repair.
  • Intolerable Acts/Coercive Acts

    Intolerable Acts/Coercive Acts
    In order to pay for the millions of dollars the Boston Tea Party cost parliment they passed the Coercive Acts of 1774. This said that the Boston port was closed until all the tea was paid for.
  • 1st Continental Congress

    1st Continental Congress
    The first Continental Congress was a group of men from all 13 colonies and they worked out if we should break away from britian, human rights, etc.
  • Lexington and Concord

    Lexington and Concord
    Lexington and Concord was the first battle in the American Revolution. It was fought on April 19, 1775 and is most known for Paul Revere's midnight ride warning that "the regulars are coming!"
  • The Boston Campaign: Battle of Bunker Hill

    The Boston Campaign: Battle of Bunker Hill
    The Battle of Bunker Hill was actually fought on a other hill nearby called Breeds Hill. When the Colonist heard that the British were planning on taking over all the hills near Boston for their own fighting advantage they were not happy. Americans then secretly moved their troops onto Breeds hill and Bunker hill. When the British found out what was going on with the Americans moving their troops, they attacked. The British ended up winning this battle,but 266 were killed and 800 wounded.
  • The Declaration of Independence

    The Declaration of Independence
    Although we celebrate "Independence Day" on July 4th, the Declaration of Independence was actually signed on July 2, 1776. The Declaration of Independence was basically a letter to King George telling him that colonies wanted their freedom, and were willing to fight for it because Great Britian was doing unfair things to the colonist.
  • The Culper Ring

    The Culper Ring
    The Culper Ring was a spy network that helped the colonist win the war.
  • The New York/New Jersey Campaign: Landing at Kip's Bay

    The New York/New Jersey Campaign: Landing at Kip's Bay
    About 4000 British troops landed in Kip's Bay, and defeated around 100 American men. This really helped the british be able to take over New York City.
  • Execution of Nathan Hale

    Execution of Nathan Hale
    Nathan Hale was killed for being a spy on the British Soldiers.
  • The New York/New Jersey Campaign: Battle of Trenton

    The New York/New Jersey Campaign: Battle of Trenton
    The battle of Trenton was when George Washington led his troops on the Delaware River and attacked the British Troops and won.
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    Battle of Saratoga

    The Battle of Saratoga it known as the "Turning Point of the Revolution", because this is when France decided to side with the colonist, and fight against Britain. And having France fight with us is one of the main reasons we won the Revolution.
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    Valley Forge

    The winter at Valley Forge was a tough time for General Washington and his 10,000 soldiers. Since General Howe was took Phillidelphia September 1777, Washington was forced to make a winter camp in Valley Forge, about 20 miles outside of Phillidelphia. It was a rough winter for Washington and his 10,000 soldiers. Very few had clothing and shoes, and food was scarce. Diseases, like smallpox, started to spred among the men, and many died.
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    Battle at Yorktown

    The battle at Yorktown was a major American victory during the revolutionary war. British General Cornwallis started heading north to Yorktown, VA. When he got there American forces, and France were both waiting. The colonist ended up winning, and this was the last major victory of the American Revolution, even though a few small battles were fought during the remaining 2 years of the revolution.
  • Eli Whitney (Cotton Gin)

    Eli Whitney (Cotton Gin)
    Once cotton became such a major cash crop in the south Eli Whitney decided that farm owners needed something to make the cotton production (picking, etc,.) faster and easiter. So, Eli Whitney invented the cotton gin. Also in this invention he thought he would decrease the number of slaves since the cotton gin would be doing their job. But it did just the opposite. It increased the number of slaves because farmers wanted more cotton.
  • Erie Canal

    Erie Canal
    The Erie Canal was a canal built to connect Lake Erie to the Hudson River. The Canal was needed because in order to send settleers west, and expand the US we needed to have a way for quick trade. Dewitt Clinton broke ground of the canal on July 4, 1817 and it was finially finished October 26, 1825.
  • Frederick Douglass

    Frederick Douglass
    Frederick Douglass videoIn September 1838 Frederick Douglass, a slave, escaped slavery by dressing up as a salior. After he escaped he attended many abolitionist meeting. When he was attending one anti-slavery meeting he met William Lloyd Garrison, and they began traveling together and giving public speeches about how bad and wrong slavery was, Douglass speaking from personal experence.
  • Harriet Tubman (Underground Railroad)

    Harriet Tubman (Underground Railroad)
    In 1949 Harriet Tubman, in fear that herself and the other slaves on her plantation were going to be sold, ran away. When she made it to free states she felt bad, and traveled back to the south, not to stay, but to help other slaves get to free states and to live the life they've always dreamed of. The path she took became known as the "Underground Railroad". Although other "conductors" took this path to help people out of slaver, Tubman is the most well-known. She helped 300 slaves to freedom.
  • Fugitive Slave Act

    Fugitive Slave Act
    Fugitive Slave Act videoThe Fugitive Slave act was passed as part of the "Compromise of 1850", which said California was a free state and there would be no slave trading in Washington DC. The Fugitive Slave Act however, said that any slaves that escaped slavery in the south, and made it to the north, were still not free. They could be captured and sent back to their slave owners. This act caused a major uset in the north.
  • South Carolina breaks away from the union

    South Carolina breaks away from the union
    South Carolina finally decided they had had enough of the national government trying to tell them they couldn't own slaves. So, they broke away from the union. When they broke away the US troops were still in their land, and then that was the first battle of the civil war, because South Carolina wanted to be known as a free country, and the US troops wouldn't get off their land.