Rhianna's timeline

By 15rhogg
  • Nov 20, 1400

    Start of African slave trade

    Start of African slave trade
    By the late 1400’s Europeans had begun trading guns for African slaves caught by other Africans’. In the 1500 they were shipping Africans’ to the Caribbean to be sold as slaves at auctions. These boat trips usually lasted from weeks to even months and many often died from either deceases’ on the ship or from being over worked as slaves.
  • Jan 1, 1492

    Christopher Columbus Landing in the New World

    Christopher Columbus Landing in the New World
    Columbus found the new world now known as North America in 1492. He was on a quest to find a shorter way to India and when he found this new land he believed he had accomplished his goal and claimed it for Spain. The natives were treated as slaves; they were beaten, raped and even killed.
  • Jan 1, 1492

    The columbian exchange

    Soon after Columbus arrived in the new world, the Columbian exchange started. This was an exchange of goods from the new world to Europe and from Europe back to the new world.
  • Jan 1, 1492

    The Columbian exchange1492

    Soon after Columbus arrived in the new world, the Columbian exchange started. This was an exchange of goods from the new world to Europe and from Europe back to the new world.
  • Nov 11, 1500

    The Spanish Empire

    The Spanish Empire
    The Spanish claimed many lands in the new world, or what is now known as North America. They used the natives as slaves and killed many of them weather it was purposely or from all the diseases they brought with them that where mild to them yet deadly to the natives.
  • Apr 20, 1513

    La Florida

    La Florida
    In 1513 Ponce de León found a lush new land on Easter Sunday, he called it La Florida meaning “flowery”, short for flowery Easter. He was hoping to find the fountain of youth. He returned to settle 8 years later with 200 men, but the natives drove them away with poisoned arrows. He never found the fountain of youth but instead was killed with a poisoned arrow to the stomach.
  • Nov 11, 1534

    New France

    New France
    The French where jealous of Spain’s new wealth, so they set out to find their own. They hoped to find new land like the Spanish and they found what we now know as Canada. Their relationship with the natives was mush better; in fact some settlers learned the language and married the women. The main source of wealth was the furs, which had become very popular in France
  • Jamestown: The First English Colony

    Jamestown: The First English Colony
    Columbus inspired, an Englishmen, John Cabot to travel to the new world when they got there the English claimed a part of modern day Virginia. The natives where harsh and at first refused to trade with the English. There was a time when the Englishmen could not plant or grow themselves any food yet the natives still refused to trade with them. Then one of their own, Pocahontas married an Englishmen. This strengthened the relationship between the English and the natives of the land.
  • The starving time in Jamestown

    After John Smith left James town, the Indians would not trade with the English. This caused a great starvation forcing the English to eat dogs, rats and even human corpses. We now know this as the starving time.
  • New Netherland

    New Netherland
    Henry Hudson claimed the Hudson River and the surrounding land. The Dutch fought the French with the help of the Iroquois for the fur trade. They had a good relation ship with the natives.
  • Rhode Island

    In 1947 Rhode island became a free religion, governement free settetelment.
  • New York

    By 1660 New Amsterdam had nearly 8000 settlers, thanks to the help of its leader Peter Stuyvesant. In 1664, james, the duke of york, sent a letter to Peter Stuyvesant demanding he surrender New Amsterdam. Stuyvesant refused until his chief gunner told him that their supply of gun powder was damp and therefore useless. Stuyvesant surrendered and, without a shot being made, the English toke over New Amsterdam and it became New York.
  • Claiming Louisiana for France

    The French where led inland from Quebec in the search for furs. They came across the Mississippi river in 1673 but it was not claimed until nine years later, in 1982, when Robert de la Salle for France claimed it, and everything west of it for France.
  • Procamation of 1763

    Procamation of 1763
    King Gorge the Third of England made a law stating that American Colonists where not allowed to cross over the Appellation Mountains. This was so that they did not try to settle there and cause yet another war. Colonists, mainly farmers, where very upset by this because some had already settled and they would lose a lot of farmland. The colonists where very upset so the British sent more soldiers to enforce the rule.
  • The quartering act

    This law forced colonists to provide the British soldiers housing, bedding, firing, salt, vinegar, beer or cider, candles and cooking utensils.
  • The stamp act

    The stamp act
    The stamp act was a way for the british to get the money they spend back from the French and Indian war. They put a stamp on all paper items, this was a way to tax the colinists.
  • The Townshend act

    Charles Townshend made the law that all colonists must pay more taxes on popular things like glass, paint, paper and tea.
  • The Intolerable Acts

    The four laws named by the colonists the intolerable acts were first; the Boston harbor was closed off until all the ruined tea was paid for. The second was that the government was strictly under British control. The third was that soldiers’ accused of murder had to be tried in England, and finally, the british sent more troops to the colonies.
  • Lexington and Concord

    It is still today not known for sure who toke the first shot at Lexington and Concord, this is believed to be the beginning of the revolutionary war.
  • Second Continental Congress

    This congress, held in Philadelphia, is when George Washington was chosen as the leader of the Boston militia.
  • Battle of bunker hill

    The misnamed, battle of bunker hill killed over 1000 British soldiers, nearly half this many Americans were killed. The colonists kept the British away three times before they had to retreat because they did not have enough gunpowder.
  • The siege of Boston

    George Washington started a rumor that the colonists had barrels of gunpowder; they then lined up all their stolen canons, scaring the British into retreating Boston.
  • The Olive Branch Petition

    The olive branch petition was a letter sent to King George asking for a peaceful split from England. The King replied by calling all that supported this traitors and saying that anyone that commits treason will be hanged.
  • Battle for New York

    After the British left Boston, General William Howe, was told to lead the British in concurring New York and Massachusetts. The British had lost the small amount of 377 men, while the British had lost the battle and lost 1,047 men.
  • Trenton

    Everyone thought the British were going to win the war until Washington decided to take Trenton right after the British had had their Christmas feast and were all sleeping. This worked well as the colonists took 868 British prisoners without loosing a single of their own men.
  • The Declaration of Independence

    On July 4th 1776, all the delegates of the American congress signed the declaration, written by Thomas Jefferson, knowing that if the British beat them in the revolutionary war, they would all be accused of treason and hanged.
  • Saratoga

    This battle proved to other countries that the Americans could beat the British this encouraged them to help. The British were out numbered and eventually Burgoyne surrendered.
  • Yorktown

    This was the last battle of the war of independence. The British, lead by general Cornwallis, had Yorktown. To get it back the British used hit and run raids to tire them off then with the help of the French they blocked off the docks so that the British could not escape.
  • Ratification of the Articles of Confederation

    The articles of confederation are the first written constitution. They stated how the government would be run.
  • Treaty of Paris

    The treaty of Paris is a document stating that Britain first had to recognize America as an independent country, second give up its claims to land between the Atlantic coast and Mississippi river. Last the united states had to give back all rights and property taken from the loyalists during the war.
  • Shay's Rebellion

    This was a rebellion of farmers, it started because farmers were being arrested for debt caused by money they borrowed to help in the revolutionary war. The leader of this rebellion was Daniel Shay. During the rebellion, farmers attacked courthouses and arsenals.
  • Constitutional Convention

    This is where the congress decided weather to change or re-write the articles of confederation. The convention was kept a secret so the members were not under any pressure by the press. The only way we know about it today is because of James Madison, also known as the father of the constitution, for taking over 600 notes during the convention.
  • Ratification of the U.S. Constitution

    Ratification of the U.S. Constitution The constitution states the plans for the government and the three branches, the Judicial Branch, the Legislature Branch and the Executive Branch. The constitution did not guarantee freedom of speech, religion or the press.
  • The Louisiana Purchase

    In 1800, Thomas Jefferson sent James Monroe to offer to bye New Orleans from the French for $7.5 million, in an attempt to save the most important trade routs of theirs. By the time James got their though, Napoleon had changed his plans, he knew there was going to be a war between France and Britain so instead of risking the loss of Louisiana to Britain he signed a treaty giving it to the US for $15million.
  • Admitting Alabama and Missouri as slave states

    In 1819 Alabama and Missouri applied to be slave states. The congress accepted as it was surrounded by other slave states and admitting it would fix the balance between slave and non- slave states in congress. Missouri on the other hand was another story. Northerners were upset because it was not fully north of the Mississippi river and the feared that if Missouri was accepted, nothing would stop slavery from spreading north and this worried them.
  • Spain gives Florida to the U.S.

    In 1804 Jefferson sent two delegates to Spain to try and bye Florida from them but Spain refused. So in 1818, Andrew Jackson illegally invaded Florida. As a result of this and Spain’s fear of war, Spain gave Florida to the US, in exchange for $5milion and a long-time claim to Texas.
  • Indian Removal Act

    In 1830, president Jackson’s Indian removal act was passed in congress. Many Indian tribes were asked to trade their land with the Americans; those who refused were forced out. One tribe fought off the Americans for two years before they captured the chief and toke him away in chains.
  • the trail of tears

    Was a trail that native Americans who had refused to leave were forced out. Many were dragged out of their homes and forced along what is now known as the trail of tears.
  • Texas is annexed

    Texas began to attract many new settlers, most of the settlers were Americans, and because of this it was annexed as a state of the US.
  • Oregon Treaty

    In 1819 Oregon was claimed by Russia, Spain, Great Britain and the US. Russia and Spain backed down in order to avoid a war so Britain and the US shared it at first until a treaty was made saying that Oregon belong to the US.
  • War with Mexico

    The war with Mexico lasted from 1846-48. In the end both sides agreed on the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo. The US got New Mexico and California, while Mexico got $15million.