U.S.A History Timeline

Timeline created by JoshuaWilhelmsen
In History
  • Aug 3, 1492

    Columbus Discovers America

    Christopher Colombus Discovers America on his Voyage.
  • Jamestown is Established

    The First Settlement is Established: Jamestown
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston protests Britain's Tea Tax
  • Battle of Lexington and Concord

    The Battle of Lexington and Concord sparks The Revolutionary War
  • The Signing of the Declaration of Independence

    The Declaration of Independence is signed and adopted
  • The Battle of Yorktown

  • Cotton Gin is Created

    1793 was when he applied for it was given the patent in 1794, but was not validated till 1807
  • The Alien and Sedition Acts

    Laws were signed, but eventually were allowed to expire
  • Louisiana Purchase

    The U.S buys Mideast part of the U.S from the French for $15 Million
  • Missouri Compromise

    Was made to balance the slavery states with the non-slavery states
  • Andrew Jackson is inaugurated

  • Invention of the Telegraph

  • The Trail of Tears

  • Compromise of 1850

    A series of resolutions to keep the peace between the North and the South
  • Firing on of Fort Sumter

    The Firing on of Fort Sumter started the Civil War
  • The Emancipation Proclamation

    Abraham Lincoln frees all the slaves in the U.S
  • Surrender at Appomattox Courthouse

    The South surrenders to the North
  • Abraham Lincoln Assassination

  • Impeachment of Andrew Johnson

  • 13,14, and 15 Amendment

    13th-1865, 14th-1868, and the 15-1870
  • The Standard Oil Trust

    To become the largest Oil Refinery in the world
  • Invention of the Electric Light, Telephone,

    light-1879, telephone-1876,
  • Theodore Roosevelt becomes President

  • Invention of Airplane

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    The French and Indian War

    War breaks out with the Indians and the French
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    The Constitutional Convention

    Constitutional Convention is held to amend the Articles of Confederation
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    The War of 1812

    The War of 1812 breaks out between the U.S and Britain
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    Panic of 1837

    Financial Crisis in America
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    The Mexican-American War

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    Homestead and Pullman Strikes

    The company declared it would not deal with union workers, Cut wages one fifth and increased hours from 8 to 12
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    The Spanish-American War