Timeline To Jefferson

  • Aug 3, 1492

    America Discovered

    America Discovered
    Christopher Columbus goal was to sail West to Asia to find gold and spices, but ended up discovering the New World.
  • Jun 13, 1497

    The Beginning of the British Exploration

    The Beginning of the British Exploration
    With the exception of John Cabot's voyage to Newfoundland in 1497, the English showed little interest in the New World until the reign of Elizabeth I.
  • Roanoke Established

    John White was the governor at that time. The colonist of Roanoke didn’t know how to farm or hunt.
  • Jamestown

    Jamestown was the first permanent english colony in Virginia. The settlement was located within the country of Tsenacommacah which was administered by the powhatan.
  • Plymouth Massachusetts Bay Colony

    Founded in 1630 by John Winthrop and other puritans. No other religious freedom was allowed.
  • French And Indian War

    French And Indian War
    It put Britain in debt. It also caused Britain to tax colonist.
  • Treaty Paris of 1763

    Signed by Great Britain, France and Spain. It terminated the seven years war.
  • Proclamation of 1763

    The end of the French and Indian War in 1763 was a cause for great celebration in the colonies, for it removed several ominous barriers and opened up a host of new opportunities for the colonists.
  • Revolutionary War

    Revolutionary War
    The Colonist were not happy they had to pay taxes. Also they didn’t have any representation in the British Parliament.
  • Declaration of Independence

    Declaration of Independence
    Separated U.S. from Britain, and it was signed by 56 people.
  • Articles of Confederation

    First attempt at a government, it failed. An approved version was sent to the states for ratification in late 1777.
  • Treaty of Paris

    This was basically a peace negotiation that began in April of 1782, involving American representatives Benjamin Franklin, John jay, Henry Laurens, and John Adams.
  • Comstitution created

    It contains 26 amendments. It was created to make the U.S more equal.
  • John Adams elected president

    John Adams elected president
    When George Washington refused a third term in 1797, Adams was elected President (1797-1801). He was the second president of the United States.
  • Alien and Sedition Acts

    The purpose of the Sedition Act was to distinguish the boundaries between free speech and dangerous speech, which could cause violence or rebellion.
  • XYZ Affair

    XYZ Affair
    The XYZ Affair was a series of diplomatic events that involved the U.S. and France during the late 1790s. Most of the impact of the XYZ affair was in domestic politics, as it was used as a tool for the opposition.
  • Thomas Jefferson elected presient

    Thomas Jefferson elected presient
    In addition to drafting the Declaration of Independence, Jefferson had served in two Continental Congresses, as minister to France, as secretary of state under George Washington and as John Adams' vice president.