American history

U.S history 1600 to 1877

  • Jamestown

    Jamestown
    first permanent english settlement in what is now the united states
  • virginia houuse of burgesses

    virginia houuse of burgesses
    first form of representation in colonies
  • Mayflower compact

    Mayflower compact
  • fundamentals orders of conneticut

    fundamentals orders of conneticut
    The orders describe the government set up by setting its structure and powers.
  • French and Indian War

    French and Indian War
    it lasted 3 years they foughtover the ohio river valley and other terrritories in north america.
  • war ends

    war ends
    Treaty of Paris of 1763- france lost claim to land in northern america
    Proclamation of 1763-recongnized indians right ot land
  • Currency Act

    britian assumed control of colonial currency systems
    currency could only be obtained through trade with as regulated by britian
  • Stamp Act and Quartering Act

    Stamp Act and Quartering Act
    Stamp Act- taxed anything printed on paper by forcing colonist to buy stamps or seals for paper products
    Quartering Act-made colonist quater or housed and feed british soilders
  • townshend act

    townshend act
    made colonist pay taxes on imported tea glass and paper
  • boston massacre

    boston massacre
    killed five people
  • tea act/ boston tea party

    tea act/ boston tea party
    tea act- made britian companies the only ones allowed to sell tea to the colonies
    boston tea party- dumped all the britians tes on the boston harbor
  • Coercive Acts (Intolerable Acts) 1st Continental Congress

    Coercive Acts (Intolerable Acts) 	1st Continental Congress
    acts that its porpuse was to get colonies back under britians control
  • American Revolution started

    American Revolution started
    they couldn't take any more acts to pass so they rebelled
  • Battles of Lexington and Concord / 2nd Continental Congress

    Battles of Lexington and Concord / 2nd Continental Congress
    first battle
    british hoped to capture british leaders and weapons in the town of lexington and concord.
    known as the shot heard around the world
    paul river rode to the towns to warn the colonist of british intentions
  • declaration of independence

    declaration of independence
    announced that the thirteen American colonies, then at war with Great Britain, regarded themselves as independent states, and no longer a part of the British Empire. Instead they formed a union that would become a new nation—the United States of America.
  • Battle of SaratogaValley Forge /Articles of Confederation Written

    Battle of SaratogaValley Forge /Articles of Confederation Written
    called the (turning point) battle
    american victory convinced france to form and allience with the colonist frennch navy sent to supprt the american cause
  • Battle of Yorktown / Articles of Confederation were in force

    Battle of Yorktown  / Articles of Confederation were in force
    last battle american victory won by combined french and american forces
    general cornwallis surrender to general washington
    (second in command was sent to surrender)
  • Treaty of Paris of 1783

    Treaty of Paris of 1783
    officially ended the war
    forced britian to recongnize american independence
    gave the united states claims to england which extended claims to cannada in the north and the mississippi river in the west andf florida
  • constitutional convection

    constitutional convection
    Constitutional Convention
    Great Compromise- two house legislature

    house of representatives would depend on population
    and senete each state would have two members
    3/5 Compromise- slaves are 3/5 of a person
    Constitution Written
  • Washington Takes Office

    Washington Takes Office
    washington takes office
  • Bill of Rights

    Bill of Rights
    Bill of Rights gives us ten rights that cannot be taken away
  • Genet Affair

    Genet Affair
    france wants help from washington but he sais no we have to take care of ourselfs we stay nuetral
  • Whiskey Rebellion

    Whiskey Rebellion
    forced the people who made whiskey to pay taxes
  • Pinckney’s Treaty

    Pinckney’s Treaty
    gave americans frree navigation of the mississippi river and the right ot trade in new orleand
  • Jay’s Treaty

    the british attacked americans ships that trade with the french
    british payed for the damagesd
  • Adams Takes Office - XYZ Affair

    Adams Takes Office   -	XYZ Affair
    french stops trading with the us
    adams sents agents to france to see whats going on
    they want us to pay a bribe but we don't
  • Alien and Sedition Acts - Quasi War Begins

    Alien and Sedition Acts             -	Quasi War Begins
    alien- made it harder for immmagrents to vote
    quasi- french navi attacks navy ships our navy ships
  • Jefferson Takes Office

    Jefferson Takes Office
    jefferson takes office
  • Louisiana Purchase and Marbury v. Madison

    Louisiana Purchase and Marbury v. Madison
    we bought it from france
  • Lewis & Clark Expedition

    Lewis & Clark Expedition
  • Embargo Act of 1807

    Embargo Act of 1807
    a country cuts trade with another country or nation
  • McCulloch v. Maryland

    McCulloch v. Maryland
    they would not pay taxes
    and who had the power to create national banks
    mccullon won
  • Gibbons v. Ogden

    Gibbons v. Ogden
    fought over a lincence and witch one was worth more
    also fought over who got the river
    gibbons won