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  • Lost Colony

    Lost Colony
    The "Lost Colony" is the colony that was founded on Roanoke Island,close to South Carolina. After 5 years of settlement, the colony completely disappeared.
  • Jamestown

    Since Roanoke was a failure, the next successful colony came about, Jamestown, where 3 ships and 105 cavaliers stepped onto the first permanent English settlement.
  • House of Burgesses

    House of Burgesses
    The first representitive assembly in the New World, the House of Burgesses in Jamestown, Virginia.
  • Mayflower Compact

    Mayflower Compact
    Purtian people from Great Britain left, for the New World on the Mayflower, where they signed the Mayflower compact, a agreement to form a self-government.
  • Providence

    Providence,Rhode Island was formed as a democratically run colony that seperated chruch from state.
  • Navagation Acts

    Navagation Acts
    The Navagation Acts were formed by the British Parlament to regulate colonial commerce to suit English needs.
  • Indian War

    Indian War
    The Indian War ended in New England and the Wampanog chief and Narragansett Indians are killed.
  • Pennsylvannia

    Willian Penn paid for the lands of Pennsylvannia.
  • Witchcraft

    This year, 20 people were alleged witches, and they were executed by a special court.
  • Poor Richard's Almanack

    Poor Richard's Almanack
    Poor Richard's Almanack was first published in this year, by Benjamin Franklin.
  • John Peter Zienger's Libel

    John Peter Zienger's Libel
    An editor named John Peter Zienger was accused of publishing false statement that is damaging to a person's reputation, or a libel againstthe British governors conduct office.
  • Great Awakening

    Great Awakening
    The Great Awakening was a religious revival in American religious history.
  • French and Indian War

    French and Indian War
    The French and Indian war was a war with the Indians over land. The war ended in Feb. 10, 1763 with a peace treaty.
  • Sugar Act

    Sugar Act
    A tax placed on imported goods such as tea, to pay off the war debt from the French and Indian War.
  • Stamp Act

    Stamp Act
    The stamp act was an act to make colonists pay for goods such as paper, and made them have to purchase a stamp to place on it.
  • Townshand Acts

    Townshand Acts
    The townshend acts were acts that made taxes on goods such as glass, painters lead, paper, and tea.
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    On this date, British Troops shot 5 men in a Boston mob including Crispus Attucks, who was a leader of a group.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    Tea that was being carried to the boston harbor, was thrown overboard into the harbor to show that colonists did not like the tax on tea.
  • Intolerable Acts

    Intolerable Acts
    Britain made the colonists pay for the tea that was dumped into the harbor durning the boston tea party.
  • The War Begins

    The War Begins
    The first battles of the Revolutionary war begin, Lexington and Concord.
  • Declaration of Independence

    Declaration of Independence
    The document was signed. It was official that the colonies were now free from British rule, we had gained independence.
  • Articles of Confederation

    Articles of Confederation
    The Articles of Confederation were adopted by continental congress.This was the 1st form of a constitution in the colonies.
  • John Paul Jones

    John Paul Jones
    John Paul Jones defeated Serapis in the waters close to Britain.
  • Cornwallis

    Washignton and Baptiste joined armies to help the fight against cornwallis, and the won when cornwallis surrendered in October 19.
  • Shay's Rebellion

    Shay's Rebellion
    When the crops failed in Massachusetts, farmers joined in rebellion because they were all debt-ridden.
  • Constitutional Convention

    Constitutional Convention
    A convention held in Philidelphia to collaberate on the contitution, and Washington precided over it
  • Northwest Ordinance

    Northwest Ordinance
    The path to statehood in the Northwest territory.
  • 1st President of the United States

    1st President of the United States
    The very first president of the United States was elected, George Washington. It was a decided vote by all that he was chosen unanamously.
  • Bill of Rights

    Bill of Rights
    The Bill of Rights was added to our constitution by demand of the citizens, for it included the rights of citizens.
  • 2nd Term

    2nd Term
    Washington was set for another term in office, as was his vice president, John Adams.
  • Washington's Goodbye

    Washington's Goodbye
    Washington gave his farewell adress, and sai, "Small, artful, enterprising minority"
  • Supreme Court

    Supreme Court
    John Marshall was now the head of the supreme court, he was now the Supreme Court Chief Justice.
  • Alien and Sedition Acts

    Alien and Sedition Acts
    The Alien and Sedition Acts was a series of acts that was intended to silence political opposition, launched by the federalists.
  • The New President

    The New President
    Thomas Jefferson won the 1800, he beat out Aaron Burr, who was now the vice president.
  • Marbury vs. Madison

    Marbury vs. Madison
    For the first time in history, this case about a unconstitutional law made a change,that change was that a law was overturned.
  • Louisiana Purchase

    Louisiana Purchase
    The purchase of land from the French for 5 million dollars that doubled the size of the United States.
  • Lewis and Clark Expedition

    Lewis and Clark Expedition
    The Lewis and Clark expedition was an expedition to explore the new land gained by the Louisiana Purchase, which is what now is the Northwest part of the United States.
  • 1st Ever Steamboat

    1st Ever Steamboat
    The first trip ever on a steamboat was conducted by Robert Fulton. This trip went 150 miles from New York to Albany.
  • War of 1812

    The War of 1812 only happened because of three main reasons: Read more: http://wiki.answers.com/Q/Name_3_causes_of_the_war_of_1812#ixzz1sKDYikOZ
  • Defeat!

    On the Battle of Lake Erie the British were defeated by Oliver H. Perry.
  • The Star Spangled Banner

    The Star Spangled Banner
    After the white house was burned to the ground by the British, Francis Scott Key was inspired to write our nations anthem.
  • Capitol on Fire

    Capitol on Fire
    The White house was burned to the ground by the British when they attacked the capitol.
  • The War is Over

    The War is Over
    The war with Britain has ended, and the two sides sign a treaty, a treaty that was for peace.
  • Battle of Champlain

    Battle of Champlain
    The Battle of Champlian ended the war, with the signing of a peacce treaty.
  • New Place to go and Own

    New Place to go and Own
    Florida was adopted as a state from the Spainsh (Spain)
  • Monroe Doctrine

    The Monroe Doctrine was put into action this year, it was about the US protecting South America so that no more coloninization may take place.
  • Indian Removal Act

    Indian Removal Act
    Andrew Jackson signed the Indian Removal Act, forcing Indians to move West.
  • Abolishionist Papers

    Abolishionist Papers
    The abolishionist papers were first written to express the down and negative side of slavery, they were all published and written by William Lloyd Garrison.
  • Slave Rebellion

    Slave Rebellion
    Nat Turner, a former skave rebelled against white owners, killing 57 whites. Turner was later caught and hanged for his killlings.
  • Trail of Tears

    Trail of Tears
    The Cherokee Indians walk the "Trail of tears", this journey was from Georgia to Oklahoma!
  • First Message

    First Message
    The first ever message was sent on a telegraph line by Samuel E. Morse, from Washington to Baltimore, the message read"What hath God wrought!"
  • Gold Rush Begennings

    Gold Rush Begennings
    Gold is discovered in California, and soon thousands of people move there in hopes of becoming rich.
  • Women's Rights Convention

    Women's Rights Convention
    Leaders of Womans rights, met in Seneca Falls over the matter of there rights, some of the women that were there include Lucretia Mott and Elizabeth Cady Stanton.
  • Compromise of 1850

    Compromise of 1850
    When California becomes a non-slave state, it made the Fugitive Slave Laws more harsh and ended the Columbian Slave trade.
  • Uncle Tom's in a Book!

    Uncle Tom's in a Book!
    Uncle Tom's Cabin is published by Harriet Beecher Stow, the book talks about the dark side of slavery and what cruel things it did to slaves.
  • Republician Party

    Republician Party
    As parties started to develop, the Republican party erupted because of a strong dislike of the Kansas- Nebraska Act
  • Gadsden Purchase

    Gadsden Purchase
    The Gadsden purchasae occured between the U.S. and Mexico, when The United States radified with Mexico, thus gaining a strip of land known as the Gadsden purchase.
  • Scott vs. Sanford

    Scott vs. Sanford
    In the court case of Scott vs. Sanford, a former slave, dred scott, sued for his freedom after his owner had passed, but the supreme court ruled that a slave could not sue for his/her freedom.
  • Harper's Ferry

    Harper's Ferry
    John Brown and 21 other abolishionists seized a U.S. army at harpers ferry and killed several people, but they were later captured and hanged.
  • 16th President

    16th President
    Abraham Lincoln was elected president in the 4-way race of canditates for president, even though the South hated Lincoln.
  • Confederate States of America

    Confederate States of America
    When states seceded from the Union, they formed the Confederate States of America, with Jefferon Davis as their president.
  • Start of Something New

    Start of Something New
    The Civil War began with the Battle of Fort Sumter,in South Carolina, where the Confederacy won.
  • The First Battle of the War

    The First Battle of the War
    The first battle of the war had broken out, The Battle of Bull Run,and the Confederate states repelled the Union forces, and won.
  • Homestead and Land Grant Act

    Homestead and Land Grant Act
    Homestead Act: Granted free farms to settlers that was approved on May 20th Land Grant Act: Public land sale to benifit agriculteral education
  • Battle of Antietam

    Battle of Antietam
    The bloodiest battle of the war, with the most casualties, with each side losing over 2,000 men.
  • Emancipation Proclamation

    Emancipation Proclamation
    Freed all slaves in the Confederate states of America passed by Lincoln.
  • Gettysberg Address

    Gettysberg Address
    The Address that Lincoln gave that is now very famous and is probably one of the most well-known speeches in the world.
  • Surrender!

    Robert E. Lee surrendered at Appomattox Court House, Virginia.
  • Lincoln Shot

    Lincoln Shot
    Abraham lincoln was shot by John Wilkes Booth in a theater, so Andrew Johnson is sworn in as president.
  • 13th Amendment

    13th Amendment
    The 13th amendment was radified, and it abolished slavery.
  • 14th Amendment

    14th Amendment
    Citizenship for all people born or naturalized by July 9th.
  • 15th Amendment

    15th Amendment
    No matter what race, all men could now vote.
  • Red Cross

    Red Cross
    Clara Barton HEEHEE formed the Red Cross in order to help those that are wounded.