Preston Dominy

  • Jamestown Discovered

    The Virginia company reaches the land will be later known as Virginia and founds Jamestown under captain John Smith. Jamestown is to the first permanent English colony in America.
  • House of Burgesses

    The house of Burgesses became the first elected representative group of individuals to govern Jamestown.
  • Plymouth Colony is established

    Plymouth was founded by English seperatists, or pilgrims, trying to escape religious oppression. They managed to become allies with a group of Native Americans in the area, often through aiding in their conflicts with other Native American tribes.
  • Massauchessets Bay is established

    John Winthrop establishes the Massachusetts Bay colony as a refuge for a branch of Christians known as Purtinans.
  • Pequot War

    The Pequout war was a conflict between the Plymouth pilgrims along with their Native American aliies, the Narragansset and Mohegans, and the Pequot indians. In the end, the Pequot indians were almost completely eleminated.
  • King Phillip's War

    King Phillip, or Metacom, was a Native American who rallied several tribes of Native Americans in New England to go to war with the Colonists as a result of constant general oppression and their ceaseless attempted conversion and indoctrination of Native Americans in the area to the Christian church.
  • Bacon's Rebellion

    Nathaniel Bacon was a poor farmer who disliked the current governor of Jamestown, William Berkely. He wanted to take drastic action against Native Americans, unlike the governor. Eventually, he did, and was banished from the settlement. Eventually, he came back with a lot of support from poor and black people, and overthrew the governor. This was important because it encouraged the English governenment to try and further seperate the poor and slaves to avoid future reblleion
  • Salem Witch Trials

    Several men and women, but mainly women, including children, were executed after being accused of witchcraft. The accusations were never justified. Which is weird, cause everybodies seen Harry Potter.
  • French and Indian War

    The French and Indian war was a war over territory and the fur trade which at the time was dominated by the French and the Native Americans who allied with them. The British allied with the Colonists and went to wore for the territory and dominance of the trade, which ended in favor of the British and Colonists with the treaty of 1763. England was heavily in debt after the war, and as a result taxed the colonists more heavily.
  • The Quartering Act

    Acts passed by Paliament in 1765 requiiring colonists to provide housing and provision to British soliders in the Americas.
  • Stamp Act

    This act requires the use of stamps for official documents.
  • Boston Massacre

    American colonists in Boston threw, snowballs, rocks, and other miscellaneous object at passing British troops. As there was already tension between the troups and Americans, shots were fired, and several unnarmed civilians were killed. This massacre led to become one of the causes of the Revolutionary war.
  • Tea Act

    Act passed by Parliament greatly increasing the tax on tea, mcuh to the dismay of American colonists.
  • Boston Tea Party

    A group of arguably radical conlonists who called themselves the Sons of Liberty boarded a British ship and through several hundred crates of tea into the Boston harbor in protest of the high tax.
  • Intolerable Acts

    A series of laws passed by parliament in response to the Boston Tea Party meant mainly to punish colonists.
  • Second Great Awakening

    The Second Great Awakening was a Protestant movement that began in the early 1790's. It is laregly the reason for Manifest Destiny and themovement west.
  • Independance for Texas

    Texas officially earned its independance and was no longer considered a part of Mexico.
  • Mexican American War

    This war was fought over western territory in the Americas. Americans believed that they essentially owned land west of the Mississipi, however Mexican territory extended into the areas Americans felt they as a nation owned. This lead to the Mexican-American war, which eventually ended with the Americans gaining several thousand square miles of land through the Treaty of Guadelupe Hidalgo.
  • Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo

    The treaty that ended the Mexican-American war and also granted America 55% of Mexican land in return for 15 million.
  • Dawes Act

    An Act to Provide for the Allotment of Lands in Severalty to Indians on the Various Reservations
  • Wounded Knee Massacre

    What is often refered to as a battle, wounded knee massacre was the slaughtering of Native Americans in Michingan around 1890.
  • Spanish American War

    A conflict between America and Spain that ended with the United States's purchase of the Phillipenes, Guam, Puerto Rico, and Cuba. Many of these nations weren't granted the independance we promised them after the war ended.
  • Founding of the NAACP

    NAACP is the nation's oldest, largest and most widely recognized grassroots-based civil rights organization.
  • The First Red Scare

    The first time communism was thought to threaten the United States.
  • Red Summer

    The race riots that occurred in more than three dozen cities in the United States during the summer and early autumn of 1919
  • Harlem Renaissance

    The Harlem Renaissance was a cultural movement that spanned the 1920s and 1930s. At the time, it was known as the "New Negro Movement".