The History of the Untied States

  • 1492

    Columbus lands in the Caribbean

    Columbus lands in the Caribbean
    Columbus tried to go to Asia but ended up in the Caribbean islands. He found new land so that people could colonize.
  • Jamestown founded

    Jamestown founded
    Jamestown was a colony founded in the New World and was colonized by the British to gain wealth for the motherland. Without Jamestown, there would be no establishment of the colony of Virginia.
  • Pilgrims landed in Plymouth

    Pilgrims landed in Plymouth
    The Mayflower arrived at Plymouth Harbor and the colonist started colonizing and building their town. They still lived on the ship until the houses were done being bult.
  • French and Indian War

    French and Indian War
    The war started because the British wanted more land from the French. The British outnumbered the French population so it made it easier for them. They were also fighting over Ohio Valley and the war was very bloody.
  • Albany Plan of Union

    Albany Plan of Union
    George Washington and other leaders created a plan for colonies. The plan was "Join or Die" which meant if you did not join you would die.
  • Treaty of Paris

    Treaty of Paris
    It was a peace treaty between the United States and Britain. It was what ended the American Revolutionary War.
  • Proclamation of 1763

    Proclamation of 1763
    It was when they were not able to set west of the Appalachian Mountains. This was made a rule because they did not want another war to happen or anything else bad to happen.
  • Stamp Act

    Stamp Act
    It was a law passed by the British government that taxed stamps. They did this because they needed money.
  • Quartering Act

    Quartering Act
    It was a rule requiring the American colonies to provide housing, food, and drinks for the British soldiers. This meant they had to pay for their family and some randy of person, even if they did not have that much money.
  • Townshend Act

    Townshend Act
    It was when laws were passed by the British government on the American colonies. The laws were taxes on glass, lead, paint, paper, and tea.
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    The Boston Massacre was one of the events that led to the American Revolution. It was when there was this fight where people were throwing snowballs, stones, and sticks at each other, this led to lots of deaths and injuries.
  • Tea Act

    Tea Act
    The Tea Act was when the British East India Company taxed tea in America. Since this happened it sparked the American Revolution.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    It was when a group of people disguised themselves as Natives to get on board a ship carrying a lot of tea. When they snuck on they dumped all of the tea into the water.
  • Intolerable (Coercive) Acts

    Intolerable (Coercive) Acts
    It was an Act where they closed down Boston Harbor as a punishment. The punishment was from the Boston Tea Party.
  • Battle of Lexington

    Battle of Lexington
    It was the battle where the British and the Patriots fought. The Patriots won the battle and it was a surprise attack.
  • 1st Contiental Congress

    1st Contiental Congress
    Delegates from 12 out of the 13 American colonies met up to talk about America's future. This was under the growth of British aggression.
  • Battle of Concord

    Battle of Concord
    British royal governor organized British troops to march to Concord. They did this to seize the weapons from the colonists.
  • American Revolution

    American Revolution
    It was a battle between America and the British. They were also fighting over independence.
  • 2nd continental congress

    2nd continental congress
    Delegates from the 13 colonies met to discuss the war and decided to create an organized army.
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    American Revolution

    The American Revolution was the Patriots and the British fighting. One of the first major battles was called Bunker Hill.
  • Olive Branch Petition

    Olive Branch Petition
    It was a petition sent to the king as a last attempt to stop a war. They wanted to do this before the war was declared.
  • Common Sense by Thomas Paine

    Common Sense by Thomas Paine
    It was an article about common sense to fight back against the British. It was common sense because of what the British had done.
  • Declaration of Independce

    Declaration of Independce
    It was an act taken by the 13 American colonists announcing independence from British rule.
  • Treaty of Paris

    Treaty of Paris
    It was the treaty that ended the American Revolution. It also recognized the United States as an independent nation.
  • Shay's Rebellion

    Shay's Rebellion
    Shay's Rebellion was a streak of violent strikes that happened in Massachusetts. This happened because the colonists had to pay more taxes and because of that, it led to many violent strikes.
  • Congress ratifies the U.S. Constitution

    Congress ratifies the U.S. Constitution
    It is when the government of each state all agreed/voted to approve the Constitution.
  • Whiskey Rebellion

    Whiskey Rebellion
    It is when the government put a tax on whiskey and because of that it started a rebellion.
  • XYZ Affair

    XYZ Affair
    It was a negotiation that failed, the French wanted to help them fight a war against Great Britain.