Period 5 kimcboddiej

  • Jan 1, 1215

    The Magna Carta is Signed

    This document limited the power of the king. Basically, the Magna Carta made sure that no one, not even the king, was above the law.
  • Jan 1, 1400

    Between One to Two Million Native Americans Live in Ten Major Regions North of Mexico

    Two mian cultural regions of Native Americans were the Northwest Coast and the Southwest.
  • Jan 1, 1497

    First Permanent English Colony (Jamestown) is Established

    The first permanent English colony in North America was named Jamestown, formed by a group of merchants called the London Company.
  • African Slaves First Brought to America, in Jamestown, Virginia

    Slaves were brought to America for a better source of labor, in terms of years of labor and cost.
  • Mayflower Compact is Signed

    The Mayflower Compact was a document written on how the Puritan pilgrims of New England would govern themselves.
  • The First Law Concerning Religious Liberty (the Act Concerning Religion) is Passed

    This new revolutionary law was called the "Act Concerning Religion".
  • The English Take Control of New Netherland

    This colony was renamed "New York" after English takeover of the land.
  • Fear of Witchcraft Begins in Salem, Massachusets

  • Slaves Live in All Colonies

  • First Great Awakening Begins

    The First Great Awakening was started as a result of a newfound religious feeling that emphasized the regaining of true faith and Godliness.
  • All 13 British Colonies Established By

  • First Thanksgiving

  • King George III is Crowned King

  • Prime Minister George Grenville Proposes the Stamp Act

    This law required colonists to buy a stamp for every purchase of paper.
  • The Quartering Act is Passed

    The Quartering Act required Americans to quarter and cater needs of British soldiers.
  • Townshend Acts Passed

    This act taxed British imports to the American colonies.
  • The Parliament Passes the Intolerable Acts

  • First Continental Congress Meets

  • Paul Revere Warns Colonists That the British Are Coming
    Paul Revere was not as much of a distinguished person in the Revolutionary War. Although he did help spark the Revolutionary War, he did little other than that. He was only locally known popularly until a famous poem titled "Paul Revere's Ride" was written about him by a famous poet named Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.
  • The Revolutionary War Begins

  • Second Continental Congress Meets

  • Common Sense is Published

    Thomas Paine is the author of "Common Sense".
  • Declaration of Independence is Signed
    There were many facts that I learned, but one fact is that only one person, Thomas Jefferson, had written it. The rest of the people just signed it.
  • The British Surrender to American Troops

    During the Revolutionary War, France became America's ally.
  • Treaty of Paris is Signed

    This treaty forced Britain to officially recognize America as a separate nation.
    The Treaty of Paris pushed America into international affairs with coutries much richer and powerful than itself. However, America's representatives were able to shrewedly negotiate on America's side successfully in the midst of many powerful nations.