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Timline- October 8th

  • Founding of James Town

    Founding of James Town
    A settlement in in the Colony of Virginia, the first permanent english settlement in the Americas.
  • House of Burgesses

    House of Burgesses
    The first legislative anywhere in the in the English colonies in America. It first met at a church in Jamestown.
  • Founding of Plymouth Colony and Mayflower Compact

    Founding of Plymouth Colony and Mayflower Compact
    Founded by pilgrims also one of the earliest successful colonies to be founded.
  • Founding of Massachussets Bay

    Founding of Massachussets Bay
    An english settlement on the east coast of North America in the 17th century.
  • Pequot War

    Pequot War
    Armed conflict between indigenous people and the settlers in New England.
  • King Phillip's War

    King Phillip's War
    Known as the first indian war it was an armed conflict between Native Americans and English colonist.
  • Bacon's Rebellion

    Bacon's Rebellion
    An uprising in 1676 led by 29 year old Nathaniel Bacon.
  • Salem Witch Trials

    Salem Witch Trials
    A series of hearings and prosecutions of people accused for witch craft.
  • French and Indian War

    French and Indian War
    The bloodiest war in the 18th century. The war was the product of an imperial struggle, a clash between the French and English over colonial territory and wealth.
  • Stamp Act

    Stamp Act
    The Stamp Act was passed by parliament on March 22, 1765, which required Americans to pay taxes on anything paper related. Some examples are vehicle papers, licenses, and newspapers.
  • Quartering Act

    Quartering Act
    An act passed to ensure that the British soldiers were properly housed and fed during their time in service in the North American colonies
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    The pre- revolutionary incident growing out of anger against the british troops.
  • Tea Act

    Tea Act
    resulted in the lower prices of tea from Great Britain to stop smuggling other teas, which later resulted in the Boston Tea Party.
  • Intolerable Acts

    Intolerable Acts
    The intolerable Acts cause for the closing of the Boston port, cancellation of town meetings, and the Massachusetts assembly
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    The colonist were angry that the British had passed the tea act so some of the men dressed up as indians and boarded the ship where the tea was and dumped it off the ship into the sea.
  • Lexington and Concord

    Lexington and Concord
    he first military engagements of the American Revolution were fought.
  • Declaration of Independence

    Declaration of Independence
    States that the 13 colonies are now free states from Britain
  • Second Great Awakening

    Second Great Awakening
    The Second Great Awakening was a period of religious revival in the United States between 1790 and the 1840s. It followed the First Great Awakening of colonial America. Characteristics of the Second Great Awakening include widespread conversions, increased church activity, social activism, and the emergence of new Christian denominations. The period is considered to have ended with the American Civil War, though its legacy continues to this day.
  • Texas Independence

    Texas Independence
    Texas declared its independence from Mexico on March 2, 1836 with the adoption of the Texas Declaration of Independence.
  • Mexican-American War

    Mexican-American War
    War between Mexico and the US that lead to the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo that lasted from April 25, 1846 till February 2, 1848.
  • Treaty of Guadalupe HIdalgo

    Treaty of Guadalupe HIdalgo
    Peace treaty between America and the Mexican Republic on February 2, 1848.
  • Dawes Act

    A federal law intended to turn Native Americans into farmers and landowners by providing cooperating families with 160 acres of reservation land for farming or 320 acres for grazing. In the eyes of supporters, this law would “civilize” the Indians by weaning them from their nomadic life, by treating them as individuals rather than as members of their tribes, and by readying them for citizenship. ALthough generally well intentioned, the law undermined Indian culture, in part by restricting their
  • Wounded Knee Massacre

    Wounded Knee Massacre
    Wounded Knee is located on Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in Southwestern South Dakota. It was the site of 2 conflicts between North American Indians and U.S Government. A massacre occured in 1890 leaving 150 Native Americans dead, in what was the final clash between federal troops and the Sioux. Also, this event is where the “Ghost Dance” was created.
  • Spanish-American War

    Spanish-American War
    War between Spain and the US that lead to the Treaty of Paris which began on February 15 ,1898
  • Founding of the NAACP

    Founding of the NAACP
    The NAACP is the oldest and largest civil rights based organization, with more than half a million members, was founded on Feb. 12th 1909 with the horrible act of lynching in mind along with the 1908 race riot in Springfield
  • First Red Scare

    First Red Scare
    The rounding up and deportation of several hundred immigrants of radical political views by the federal government in 1919 and 1920. This “scare” was caused by fears of subversion by communists in the United States after the Russian Revolution.
  • Harlem Renaissance

    Harlem Renaissance
    Started in 1919 and ended in 1940, Many African-Americans moved north to escape the oppression in the South. This was a cultural movement that played a big part in African-American culture.
  • Red Summer

    Red Summer
    Red Summer describes the race riots that occurred in more than three dozen cities in the United States during the summer and early autumn of 1919