Social Studies Timeline

  • Mar 23, 1450

    Johannes Gutenburg

    The printing press was invented. This was a big deal in the 1400's because it got Marco Polo's book famous.
  • Oct 12, 1492

    Coumbus's discovery

    Christopher Columbus lands on Saarribean Sea. He thinks he is in China but he discovers the new World which took 33 ddays to discover.
  • Mar 23, 1500

    Slave Shipment

    Slaves began to get shipped to the new World . Over the next 300 yeaars millions of Africans would be carried to the New World in dirty ships.
  • Apr 23, 1513

    La Florida

    Ponce de Leo'n had wealth but he wanted more. He wanted to find the fountain of Youth and he landed on a sunny Pennisula in April.
  • Mar 23, 1519

    Spanish Conquistadors

    Hern'an Cort'es arrives in Mexico with horses and 500 men.
  • Mar 23, 1521


    With help from the Indians who hated their Aztect rulers, Cort'ez conquered Tenochition.
  • Mar 23, 1521

    La Florida

    Ponce de Leo'n returned to La Florida with 200 men to establish a colony.
  • Mar 23, 1532


    Francisco Pizarro led an attack on the power Inca Empire in Peru.
    The smallpox had reached the Inca months before Pizarro arrived
  • Mar 23, 1534


    France sends Jacques Cartier to explore the Alantic coast of the New World. His goal was to find the NorthWest passage.
  • Mar 23, 1565

    Pedro de Menendez

    Pedro Menendez de Aviles is sent to Florida to protect it from outsiders.
  • Roanoke

    English sends group of settlers to Roanoke. John White the leader of settlers returns to England for supplies. Virginia Dare was the first born to England in the Americas.
  • Spanish Settlement

    Juan Ponce de Leon took 400 settlers and 7000 animals to present day New Mexico. Spansh soon start to settle in Mexico.
  • Florida

    The spanish claimed present day Florida to the present day Southwest.
  • London Company

    20 years later English tries again. A group of merchants formed the London company. Settlers chose a swampy peninsula. The place has its pros and cons. Theres lots of diseaes,mosquitoes, and Natives. The colony is called Jamestown.
  • Settling New France

    Samuel de Champlain sails up the Saint Laurence River and builds a trading post. He called the first ever trading post Quebec.
  • Jamestown

    A new leader of the London Company takes over by the name of John Smith. He tells the wealther people if they don't work like the craftsmen they don't eat.
  • New York

    Henry Hudson discovered a deep river which he though was the North West passage but it was so he claimed the land. He called it New York.
  • Jamestown Colonist

    John Rolfe and Pocahontas traded with each other so Indians stopped trading. Colonist ate dogs, rats, and corps.
  • Dutch enters the New World

    The Dutch start a colony in the U.S wwhich was settled in upper Hudson there was built fort Orange, near present day Albany.
  • Dutch West India Company

    The Dutch West India company sends Peter Minuit as the Governor. They wanted peaceful relations with the Indians unlike the Spanish.
  • Witch trials

    Salem Massachusets 1629 witch trials are boght up. A wtch is someone who makes a deal with the Devil.
  • Peg Leg Pete

    Peter Stuyvesant (New govorner) re-named the dutch settlement New Amsterdam.
  • Peter Stuyvesant

    The governor had about 8000 people in the New Amsterdam colony. He also had slaves and jews too.
  • King Charles II

    Peg Leg Pete gets a letter of threat from England. He soon surrenders and gives the Colony to England and New Amsterdam is now named New York.
  • Two Explores

    Father Marquette and Louis Joliet exploered the great Mississippi river both hoping for it to be the North West Passage.They noticed instead of the the river flowing West, it flowed South.
  • French settlement

    Robert de La Salle explored the entire length of the Mississippi river. He planted a French flag at the mouth of the river and claimed everything west.
  • Uncontrollable Outburst

    Three girls by the names of Elizabeth, Abigail, and Ann began to have fits and uncontrollable outburst of screaming and acting up. Local doctors blamed the super natural, soon other girls began to develpoe the same traits.
  • Salem Witch Trials

    Tituba, Sarah Good, and Sarah Osborne were blamed for the three girls and other girls that acted up.
  • Court Cases

    All three women went to court. Interrogation based for several days. Paranoia had spread .
  • Witch trials

    Governor William Phipps orders the esstablishment of a special court of oyer. He also orders the establishment of terminer.
  • Witch Trials began

    Bridget Bishop was found guilty on June 10th. She was also the first to get killed.
  • Witch trials come to an End

    This is the day the last executions took place of the Salem Witch trials. 141 Women and 44 men were accused at Salem. There was 52 woman trials and 7 men trials.
  • Salem Witch trials

    The court ordered a fasting due to the Salem Witch trials.
  • Unlawful Cases

    The court declared cases unlawfull. Theere was no apologies for all the trials.
  • Witch trials

    The colony of Massachusets passed a bill. This Bill was about killing many peolple and other situation like the Salem Witch trials.
  • 13 Colonies

    13 Colonies
    By this time the British have established the 13 colonies of the New World which is now the U.S
  • NWO

    The North West Ordinance is formed. They are given permission to settle.
  • The U.S Constitution

    The U.S Constitution
    The U.S was written in 1788. This was written by the United States founding fathers.
  • The U.S Constitution

    The U.S Constitution
    Our Constitution was ratified in 1789. This means this is when the U.S constitution actually took affect. The Constituion guides the Federal Government.
  • future ohioans

    Settlers wanted state hood. they requested it in 1799.
  • Chillicothe

    Chillicothe is the states firt capitol. This became the capitol as soon as Ohio was added to the uniun.
  • Ohio joins

    Ohio is added to The U.S uniun.
  • Zanesvillie

    Zanesville was Ohio's Capitol.
  • Zanesville

    Zanesville was no longer Ohios capitol it was now Chillicothe.
  • Columbus

    Ohioans wanted their capitol in the middle of the state soColumbus was the new and present-day capitol of the state.
  • Slavery Abolished

    Slavery Abolished
    Abraham Lincoln Abolishes slavory. It now becomes an Ammendment that slaves are free. After slavery soon comes segregation and the Civil Rights Movement.
  • Triangle trade

    The triangle trade comes to a stop. after almost 420 years slaves are no longer shipped to the New World.
  • Civil Rights

    Brown vs. Board of education end segregation. This brings attention to how blacks are treated.
  • Civil Rights

    Emmet Till is from Chicago but goes down South to visit family. He is Murdered by whites for whistleing at a white woman.
  • Rosa Parks

    Rosa Parks leads to the Bus Boycott. This lasted 381 days.
  • Apologies

    More than 250 years later Massachusets apologizes for all the deaths from the Salem Witch trials.
  • Little Rock 9

    First time in the country U.S has an integrating school. Gov. Faubus blocks intergration but President Eisanhower sends in National guard to force integration.
  • Freedom Summer

    Freedo Rides were when whites and blacks rode together protecting against segregation all the way from the North.
  • Alabama

    Alabama stronghold for white supremicy. They were a target because the blacks believed that if they could change segregation there they could change it anywhere.
  • MLK

    Martin Luther King gets arrested and writes a letter from Burmingham jail which gets publiished nationally. He says" It's your moral duty to protest unjust laws."

    MLK marches to Washington and gives his I Have a Dream Speech.
  • Church fire

    16th st. Baptist church 4 young girls die. This was due to a bombing on the church.
  • Civil Rights Acts

    Civil Rights Acts
    This deals with race and sex. We get the Civil Rights act of 1964.
  • Malcolm X killed

    Malcolm X is killed. He was giving a speech and was set up and murdered.
  • SCLC

    The SCLC marches from Selma to Montgomery. 600 protesters voting rights known as bloody Sunday.
  • Jefferson Davis

    The court allows the blacks to march and they march on the Jefferson Davis highway. We get the Voting rights of 1965 which bans poll tax and literation test.
  • Pettus Bridge

    The SCLC marches to the Pettus Bridge and then stops and goes back home.
  • Loving vs. Virginia

    A black and a White couple want to marry. This becomes a supreme court case which legalizes this type of marriage.
  • MLK killed

    Martin Luther King is killed. He is shot while in his hotel room.
  • S.S defintions

    The Big 7 ( C.H.A.N.G.E.S ) , The 5 W's, Primary source- Direct link from the past, Secondary Source- Individual or object removed from the event.
  • 5 Themes of Geography

    1. Location 2.PLace- whats it like
    2. Human- Enviormental interactions
    3. Movement-How did people get there
    4. Regions- Hows the place similar and different to other places

    Changes is what defines Social Studies. C- Civis(The rights and duties of citizens),H-History(Past events), AN- Anthropology(The study of human kind), G- Geography( Earths geographical features), E- Economics(The Financial Aspect), and finally the S-Socialogy and Psychology( The study of the human mind).
  • Pangea

    Pangea is a theory of what all the 7 continents were before they changed. Lots of people believe that the continents shifted over millions of years and are still slowly shifting today.
  • 7 Continents

    7 Continents
    Asia, Europe, Oceania, Antartica, S. America, N. America, and Africa.
  • 5 Regions

    5 Regions
    Midwest, Northeast, Southeast,West, and Southwest. Including 50 states.
  • Eurpean settlement

    Marco Polo writes a book called "Marvels of the world". This book makes Europeans want to go to Asia but instead they end up in the new world. Like Christopher Columbus.
  • European Settlement .2

    Columbus lands in the new world in 1492( 33 day trip) which was later notified as a new world in 1507. There are valuable crops and new opportunities, but sald natives suffer. Lots of Natives die from lavery so Africans are brought to replace them.
  • Ohio Govermental Breakdown

    Ohio Govermental Breakdown
    Ohio has 7 Justices in Ohio.....1 Chief Justice and the rest are just known as Justices.
    Ohio sends 16 senators to DC.
    Ohio has three branches of state government.
    Same as Federal Government ( Branches ) Governors Mansion is called
    the Malcolm Jeffery house.
  • Federal Government vs. State Government

    Federal Government vs. State Government
    The Powers of both styles of government. Federal Government are laws throughout the United States, and State Government are laws that control individual states. Overall, Federal Government over powers state government.
  • Ohio History

    Ohio History
    Ohio's first Constitutional Convention convened in Chillicothe in November of that same year. Ohio was admitted to the union in 1803.
    Every state has a Constitution and there are 51 Constitutions in all because of the big overall Constitution.
    Ohio's capitol was Chillicothe from 1803 to 1810.
    1810-1812- Zanesville was Ohios Capitol.
    1812 the Capitol was moves back to Chillicothe.
    Ohio wanted Capitol in the middle because it would be easier to reach.
    1816 the Capitol was voted to be Columbus.
  • 3 Branches of Ohio State Government

    3 Branches of Ohio State Government
    Executive- Governor( John Kasich ), Lieutenant Governor ( Mary Taylor ), The Governors Cabinet ( 26 positions )
    Legislative-( controls law making and spending )The House of Representatives ( 2 years terms, max of 4 consecutive terms. ) The Senate ( 4 year terms, max of two terms ) In Federal Government together we call them Congress. In Ohio we call them The General Assembly. Ohio's House of Representatives has 99 members. Our Senate has 33 members.Judicial-( there are 12 courts of appeals in Oh
  • Preamble

    We the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union,
    establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide a common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.
  • Civil Rights Movement

    Civil Rights Movement
    Civil Rights- A fight for freedom and equality!
    Not just black and white but other minorities like women, disabled, homo sexuals, and elderly.
    Civil rights is from 1860's-1960's
  • Civil Rights p.2

    Emancipation Proclamation- 1863 Abraham Lincoln gives a speech on January 1st.
    Out of 4 million slaves only 20-50 thousand became free when his speech was given.
    Northern states weren't affected by the EP. The other slaves became free in the year of 1865 when the 13th amendment was established.
    After Civil war slaves are legally free but there are still challenges. 3 are
    Disenfranchisement- Unable to vote
    Segregation- Separating based on race
    Oppression through laws- Jim Crow laws
    Jim Crow laws
  • New England Colonies

    New England Colonies
    Included colonies of Massachusetts , Rhode Island, Connecticut, New Hampshire
    Farming was very difficult due to the weather ( long winters ) and landscape ( Rocky, Hilly )
    The forest and coastal waters provided a source of income and survival.
  • Middle Colonies

    Middle Colonies
    Middle Colonies included New York, Pennsylvania , New Jersey, Delaware.
    This landscape was better than England's.
    - Good for farming. Farmers raised lots of crops. lumbering and shipbuilding were also common traits in these colonies.
    - Friendly about religion. Lots of Europeans came here.
  • Southern Colonies

    Southern Colonies
    Southern Colonies included Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia. Landscape included Broad Rivers, wetlands that merged with sea. Soil mixed with climate were ideal for growing tobacco, rice, and other various crops.
    Crops raised in large quantities.
    Slaves and Indentured servants worked for wealthy colonist.
  • The 13 Colonies

    The 13 Colonies
    By 1733 The British established their 13 original colonies in the New World. they grouped into 3 different regions.
    -New England
    -Middle Colonies
    -Southern Colonies
  • Start of Colonial Life

    Colonist start to settle and build homes. every 9 out of 10 colonist would live on farms.
    Houses- the room the family cooks , eats, and sleeps.
    Older children had a loft younger children slept on the floor.
    As family grows, children help build additional rooms onto the house.
  • Triangle Trade

    The Triangle trade begins. Many slaves are shipped to the New World and are forced to hard labor.