U.S. History

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  • 1492

    Columbus “Discovers” America

    Columbus “Discovers” America
    In 1492, Columbus yada yada yada
  • Roanoke

    Roanoke was one of the first British attempts to colonize America. It was unsuccessful (for reasons), and the actual circumstances of its demise are unknown.
  • Jamestown is founded

    Jamestown is founded
    The first successful British colony in America. Named after King James.
  • The Great Epidemic

    The Great Epidemic
    During the Columbian exchange, several disease strains found their way into the Americas, infecting the Natives-who had no immunity to the diseases. Casualties: 45-90 million.
  • Creation of the Headright System

    Creation of the Headright System
    New settlers in Virginia were offered 50 acres of land in an effort to get more workers to tend to tobacco crops in the colony.
  • Slavery Begins

    Slavery Begins
    The first slaves arrived in Jamestown
  • Pilgrims arrive at Plymouth

    Pilgrims arrive at Plymouth
    The Mayflower arrived in Plymouth, Massachusetts, They would soon elect William Bradford as Governor, and he went on to play a huge role in early colonial America.
  • Roger Williams: Freedom of Worship

    Roger Williams: Freedom of Worship
  • Pequot War

    Pequot War
    The Pequot people fought against English settlers and rival Native tribes. The Pequots promptly lost.
  • King Philip's War

    King Philip's War
    King Metacom of the Wampanoag tribe led what would essentially be the last rebellion against European settlers. Deadliest war in terms of per capita losses.
  • Pennsylvania is given to William Penn

    Pennsylvania is given to William Penn
    In 1681, the proprietary colony of Pennsylvania was granted to William Penn
  • Quakers call for abolition

    Quakers call for abolition
    Quakers in Germantown wrote the “Germantown Quaker Petition Against Slavery”, becoming the first religious body in the 13 colonies to call for abolition
  • The Zenger Trial

    The Zenger Trial
  • The Walking Purchase

    The Walking Purchase
    Obeying a supposed treaty, Delaware Natives offered up as much land as could be walked in 1.5 days. Thomas Penn recruited a runner to take the path. The runner covered double the land initially anticipated, and the Delaware Natives lost 1,200 square miles of land. They later joined the French in the French and Indian War.
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    After a protest turned violent, British soldiers fired upon colonists, killing 5, and wounding others, marking the beginning of the end of colonist cooperation with the crown.
  • The Boston Tea Party

    The Boston Tea Party
    In response to the Tea Act, rebellious colonists dumped 1 million dollars worth of tea into Boston Harbor.
  • Declaration of Independence

    Declaration of Independence
    The committee of five’s congressionally amended Declaration is ratified.
  • Battle of Saratoga

    Battle of Saratoga
  • Shay's Rebellion

  • Industrial Revolution

    Industrial Revolution
  • Peaceful Transfer

  • Marbury V. Madison

  • Transportation Revolution

  • Expanding Suffrage

  • The second Great Awakening

  • Abolition

  • The Communication Revolution

  • Baseball

  • The Mexican War

  • The Homestead Act

  • The Battle of Antietam

  • 14th Amendment

  • National Parks

  • Ending Reconstruction

  • Custer

  • Haymarket

  • War with Spain

  • The Great Migration

  • Theodore Roosevelt

  • The Second Transportation Revolution

  • Hookworm

  • 19th Amendment

  • The Year of Upheaval

  • The New Deal

  • The Manhattan Project

  • The Battle of Midway

  • Suburbanization

  • Berlin Airlift and Cold War

  • Television

  • The Pill

  • Civil Rights

  • The Tet Offensive

  • The Birth of Environmentalism

  • Watergate

  • The Personal Computer

  • End of Cold War

  • 9/11