America guided by wisdom 30

Technology Project #3

  • Tobacco in Virginia

    Tobacco in Virginia
    John Rolfe planted tobacco in Virginia by crossing tobacco strains from Trinidad and Guiana to make tobacco sweeter.
  • The House of Burgesses

    The House of Burgesses
    In 1619, the Virginia Company established the House of Burgesses. Which was a representative body made up of white landowners that first met in Jamestown.
  • Slavery First Begin in the South

    Slavery First Begin in the South
    Also in this year a Dutch slave ship sold twenty Africans to the colonists in Virginia.
  • Plymouth

    First permanent settlement of Europeans in the new world, and the Mayflower contract was signed. The Mayflower contract was signed prior in November, which basically allowed the pilgrims who signed it the ability to establish law in the new colony.
  • Opechancanough Surprise Attack

    Opechancanough Surprise Attack
    In this year Powhatan died in 1622, so his brother, Opechancanough took over. Opechancanough promised his people that he would get rid of the colonists, and he launched a surprise attack and on March 22, 1622 Opechancanough killed over 350 colonists in Virginia.
  • Maryland

    Charles I set defined Maryland of about 12 million acres of land near the Chesapeake Bay. The second colony in America, Maryland was given to his political ally Cecilius Calvert, the second Lord Baltimore.
  • Anne Hutchinson

    Anne Hutchinson
    Massachusetts banished Anne Hutchinson. So she left with her followers and settled near Providence.
  • Rhode Island is Established

    Rhode Island is Established
    Established by Roger Williams as he was banished from Massachusetts Bay Colony. Roger Williams and the settlers that came with him all agreed on established religious and political freedom in the colony.
  • New Haven

    New Haven
    John Davenport, Theophilus Eaton, and other supporters of the Puritan faith settled in the Quinnipiac River Valley, known as the New Haven area of Connecticut.
  • New York

    New York
    The new colony known as New York was named after James, the Duke of York, who was brother to Charles II. He was also the funder of the expedition against the Dutch in 1664.
  • New Jersy

    New Jersy
    The Duke of York gave the area between the Hudson and Delaware rivers to two English noblemen and they were split into two different colonies known as East Jersey and West Jersey.
  • Carolina

    Given to 8 different property owners and in 1663 the Fundamental Constitutions of Carolina, were coauthored by the philosopher John Locke in 1669. They legalized slavery and many early settlers in Carolina were found to be enslavers from British Caribbean sugar islands.
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    King Philip's War

    Was a war between the indigenous people in New England and the New England colonists. During the war a large number of Native Americans were captured and were enslaved. During King Philip's war was also the trial and execution of three of Metacom's men by the colonists.
  • Bacon's Rebellion

    Bacon's Rebellion
    Bacon's Rebellion was an armed rebellion held by Virginia settlers that took place from 1676 to 1677. It was led by Nathaniel Bacon against Colonial Governor William Berkeley because he believed that Virginia needed to be friendly to tribes.
  • Salem Witch Trials

    Salem Witch Trials
    16th and 17th century witchcraft accusations in American history were prevalent, and a series of investigations caused 19 people to be convicted as witches. They were hanged, stoned, etc. and many other suspects to be imprisoned in Salem Village in the Massachusetts Bay Colony.
  • The Great Awakening

    The Great Awakening
    Protestant revivalist of the Great Awakening founded a religious movement during the 1730s and 1740s. This movement unified British Protestant churches.
  • Stono Rebellion

    Stono Rebellion
    A group of about eighty enslaved people set out for Spanish Florida burning plantations and killing twenty white settlers as they marched for liberty.
  • The French an Indian War/The Seven Years Was

    The French an Indian War/The Seven Years Was
    War began in 1754 and ended with the Treaty of Paris in 1763. During the war the British won the war, and took over the lands that were owned by France. It began over France and Britain fighting over the boundaries of their land in North America. In 1754 a force led by George Washington, of British colonists and Native American allies, killed a French diplomat which led to the beginning of the war.
  • The Stamp Act

    The Stamp Act
    First direct tax on American colonies. The Stamp Act was an act of the Parliament of Great Britain, and it imposed a tax on British colonies in America. All materials that were printed required to be produced on stamped paper produced in London.
  • Stamp Act Repeal

    Stamp Act Repeal
    People resisted the Stamp Act by merchants in major cities agreeing not to import British goods in hopes it would lead British merchants to repeal the Stamp Act.
  • Townsend Duties

    Townsend Duties
    Charles Townshend imposed tax on paper, paint, lead, glass, and tea that were imported to colonies.
  • Philadelphia overtook Boston as the Printing Capital

    Philadelphia overtook Boston as the Printing Capital
    Philadelphia became the new printing capital of the colonies when Benjamin Franklin arrived in 1723, and German immigrants that created a demand for German-language press.
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    The Boston Massacre was a group of nine British soldiers that killed three people of a crowd of a few hundred, and blamed what happened on the mob
  • Tea Act

    Tea Act
    The Tea Act is when the British Parliament gave East Indian Companies exclusive rights to transport directly to colonies.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    The Boston Tea Party was when 342 boxes of tea that belonged to the British East India Company got thrown off of ships into the Boston Harbor by Americans dresses as Indians
  • Battle of Lexington and Concord

    Battle of Lexington and Concord
    The Battle of Lexington and Concord was known as the first military advancement of the American Revolutionary War. Eight Lexington militia men died and 10 were wounded, whilst 1 British soldier was counted wounded.
  • Second Continental Congress

    Second Continental Congress
    By the time the Thirteen Colonies in America that came together in the American Revolutionary War met war already broke out in Massachusetts. They met to conversate on the war and discuss independence.
  • Declaration of Independence

    Declaration of Independence
    The Declaration of Independence was created to sever ties with Britain. The Declaration of Independence also helped bring issues of inequalities to light in hopes of creating social/political movements.
  • George Washington Crosses the Delaware

    George Washington Crosses the Delaware
    George Washington launched a successful surprise attack on the Hessian camp at Trenton on Christmas Day. He did so by ferrying the few thousand men across the Delaware River late at night.
  • The Battle of Saratoga

    The Battle of Saratoga
    Winning the battle of Saratoga for Americans helped in the persuasion for the French to provide military assistance. The British surrendered in the battle.
  • The Continental Congress ratified the Articles of Confederation

    The Continental Congress ratified the Articles of Confederation
    The Articles of Confederation was an agreement among the 13 original states of the United States of America, one vote equaled one state.
  • First Bank of the United States

    First Bank of the United States
    Was chartered for a term of twenty years. The Bank was proposed to secure money for the government, give loans, and mange the nation's money.
  • Treaty of Paris

    Treaty of Paris
    The Treaty of Paris ended the French and Indian War also known as the Seven Years War. Which was between Great Britain and France, and their allies that got involved.
  • Shay’s Rebellion

    Shay’s Rebellion
    Daniel shay led attacks on courthouses and other government properties in Massachusetts as he demanded property taxes should be reduced.
  • The Steam Boat is Created

    The Steam Boat is Created
    Created by Robert Fulton and it helped with the transportation of goods and people along the Mississippi river.
  • The Constitution is Signed

    The Constitution is Signed
  • George Washington

    George Washington
    Is elected president with 69 electoral votes
  • Bill of Rights

     Bill of Rights
    The Bill of Rights is Ratified. The Bill of Rights is the first ten amendments from the United States Constitution.
  • The cotton gin is created

    The cotton gin is created
    Created by Eli Whitney to help with the production of cotton for cleaning cotton of its seeds so the cotton can be used in textiles.
  • Presidential Election of 1796

    Presidential Election of 1796
    Between John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, Aaron Burr, and Thomas Pinckney. John Adams barely won the election and Thomas Jefferson became the Vice President.
  • Death of George Washington

    George Washington dies
  • Presidential Election of 1800

    Presidential Election of 1800
    Jefferson and Burr both had 73 votes and were tied. Supposedly James Bayard’s influenced Hamilton’s vote.
  • Thomas Jefferson

    Thomas Jefferson
    Becomes the United States third President.
  • Battle of Tippecanoe

    Battle of Tippecanoe
    The defeat from the battle of Tippecanoe led Tecumseh to ally his forces with Great Britain during the War of 1812
  • Declaration of War against Britain

    President James Madison signed the law which the Senate approved as a resolution that declares war with Great Britain. It was said that James Madison pressured congress into declaring war.
  • Second Bank

    Second Bank
    The need for a national bank meant for the addition of another one located in Philadelphia in 1816
  • Panic during 1819

    Panic during 1819
    First major depression because the bank was calling back in its loans, leaving prices for agricultural goods to drop dramatically. Because of this the South and West were greatly upset with thae Bank.
  • Tariff of 1828

    Tariff of 1828
    Tariff of 1828 was when raised rates when as high as 50 percent on manufactured goods. This hurt both farmers that were working and the industry of agriculture. The Tariff also helped Andrew Jackson get elected for presidency in 1828.
  • Post Offices

    Post Offices
    Due to the Post Office Act of 1792, there are now 8000 post offices by 1830
  • The Nullification Crisis

    The Nullification Crisis
    High tariffs began endangering during the presidency of Andrew Jackson. The Nullification Crisis began confrontation between South Carolina and the federal government.
  • Abraham Lincoln

    Abraham Lincoln
    Abraham Lincoln was elected as the sixteenth president and his election was a factor that contributed to one of the most devastating wars in American history.
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    American Civil War

    I think one reason the Civil War begun was the protest against slavery as the south was trying to expand slavery into the north.