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  • First Permanent English Settlement: Jamestown

    First Permanent English Settlement: Jamestown
    Jamestown, the first permanent English settlement in America, is established by the London Company in southeast Virginia.
  • The First African Slaves Are Brought Into Jamestown

    The First African Slaves Are Brought Into Jamestown
  • English Seize New Amsterdam and Rename it New York

    English Seize New Amsterdam and Rename it New York
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    French and Indian War

  • Final Conflict in French and Indian War

    Final Conflict in French and Indian War
    Marks the final conflict in the ongoing struggle between the British and French for control of eastern North America. The British win a decisive victory over the French on the Plains of Abraham outside Quebec.
  • Treaty of Paris

    Treaty of Paris
    The British formally gain control of Canada and all the French possessions east of the Mississippi.
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    British troops fire into a mob, killing five men and leading to intense public protests.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    Group of colonial patriots disguised as Mohawk Indians board three ships in Boston harbor and dump more than 300 crates of tea overboard as a protest against the British tea tax.
  • First Continental Conquest

    First Continental Conquest
    They meet in Philadelphia, with 56 delegates representing every colony except Georgia. Delegates include Patrick Henry, George Washington, and Samuel Adams.
  • Beginning of the American Revolution

    Beginning of the American Revolution
    War of independence fought between Great Britain and the 13 British colonies on the eastern seaboard of North America. Battles of Lexington and Concord, Mass., between the British Army and colonial minutemen, mark the beginning of the war.
  • The Declaration of Independence

    The Declaration of Independence
    Continental Congress adopts the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia.
  • Battle of Yorktown

    Battle of Yorktown
    British General Charles Cornwallis surrenders to General George Washington at Yorktown, Virginia.
  • American Independence

    American Independence
    Great Britain formally acknowledges American independence in the Treaty of Paris, which officially brings the war to a close.
  • Shay's Rebellion

    Shay's Rebellion
    Shays's Rebellion erupts; farmers from New Hampshire to South Carolina take up arms to protest high state taxes and stiff penalties for failure to pay
  • Washington Is Named America's First President

    Washington Is Named America's First President
    George Washington is unanimously elected president of the United States in a vote by state electors.
  • Bill of Rights

    Bill of Rights
    First ten amendments to the Constitution, known as the Bill of Rights, are ratified.
  • The Cotton Gin Is Invented

    The Cotton Gin Is Invented
    Eli Whitney's invention of the cotton gin greatly increases the demand for slave labor.
  • John Adams Elected Second President

    John Adams Elected Second President
    John Adams is inaugurated as the second president in Philadelphia.
  • Capital Relocation

    Capital Relocation
    The capital is relocated from Philadelphia to Washington DC.
  • Third President of the United States

    Third President of the United States
    Thomas Jefferson is inaugurated as the 3rd President of the United States.
  • Louisiana Purchase

    Louisiana Purchase
    United States agrees to pay France $15 million for the Louisiana Territory, which extends west from the Mississippi River to the Rocky Mountains and comprises about 830,000 sq mi. As a result, the U.S. nearly doubles in size.
  • Fourth President

    Fourth President
    James Madison is inaugurated as the fourth president.
  • War of 1812 Begins

    War of 1812 Begins
    U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
  • Capture of DC

    Capture of DC
    British capture Washington, DC, and set fire to White House and Capitol.
  • Treaty of Ghent

    Treaty of Ghent
    Treaty of Ghent is signed, ending the war.
  • Fifth President

    Fifth President
    James Monroe is inaugurated.
  • Missouri Compromise

    Missouri Compromise
    In an effort to maintain the balance between free and slave states, Maine (formerly part of Massachusetts) is admitted as a free state so that Missouri can be admitted as a slave state; except for Missouri, slavery is prohibited in the Louisiana Purchase lands north of latitude 3630'.
  • Monroe Doctrine

    Monroe Doctrine
    In his annual address to Congress, President Monroe declares that the American continents are henceforth off-limits for further colonization by European powers.
  • Sixth President

    Sixth President
    John Quincy Adams is inaugurated as the sixth president.
  • Seventh President

    Seventh President
    Andrew Jackson is inaugurated as the 7th president.
  • Indian Removal Act

    Indian Removal Act
    This authorizes the forced removal of Native Americans living in the eastern part of the country to lands west of the Mississippi River.
  • Nat Turner

    Nat Turner
    An enslaved African American preacher, leads the most significant slave uprising in American history. He and his band of about 80 followers launch a bloody, day-long rebellion in Southampton County, Virginia. The militia quells the rebellion, and Turner is eventually hanged. As a consequence, Virginia institutes much stricter slave laws.
  • Texas

    Texas declares its independence from Mexico.
  • Mexican War

    Mexican War
    U.S. declares war on Mexico in effort to gain California and other territory in Southwest. War concludes in 1848 with signing of Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo.
  • Harriet Tubman

    Harriet Tubman
    Harriet Tubman escapes from slavery and becomes one of the most effective and celebrated members of the Underground Railroad.
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    The Civil War

    The Civil War in the United States began in 1861, after decades of simmering tensions between northern and southern states over slavery, states’ rights and westward expansion. The Civil War was also known, ended in Confederate surrender in 1865. The conflict was the costliest and deadliest war ever fought on American soil, with some 620,000 of 2.4 million soldiers killed, millions more injured and much of the South left in ruin.