U.S. History

  • Oct 12, 1492

    Columbus discovers America

  • Period: Oct 12, 1492 to

    U.S. History A Timeline

  • Settlement of Jamestown

  • Beginning of the French and Indian War

    When Britain officially declared war
  • Ending of the French and Indian war

  • Boston Tea Party

  • Battle of Lexington and Concord

  • Declaration of Independence

    Congress approved the text, wasn't signed until August 2nd.
  • Beginning of the Battle of Yorktown

  • End of the Battle of Yorktown

  • Beginning of the Constitutional Convention

  • Ending of the Constitutional Convention

  • Invention of the Cotton Gin

    This is when Eli Whitney applied for a patent, which wasn't granted until March 14 the next year.
  • Alien and Sedition Acts: Naturalization Act

  • Alien and Sedition Acts: Alien Act

  • Alien and Sedition Acts: Alien Enemies Act

  • Alien and Sedition Acts: Sedition Act

  • The Louisiana Purchase

  • Beginning of the War of 1812

  • End of the War of 1812

  • The Missouri Compromise

  • Andrew Jackson's Election

    Ending of the election
  • Trail of Tears

    I have the date for when the Indian Removal Act of 1830 was signed into law. The Trail of Tears followed this, lasting till 1850.
  • Beginning of the Panic of 1837

    Not a specific beginning date, only the year.
  • End of the Panic of 1837

    Not a specific date, only the year.
  • Invention of the Telegraph

    There were different telegraph devices before Samuel Moore invented this one and sent a message from Washington to Baltimore.
  • Beginning of the Mexican-American War

  • End of the Mexican-American War

  • The Compromise of 1850

  • The Firing on Fort Sumter

  • The Emancipation Proclamation

  • Surrender at Appomattox Courthouse

  • Abraham Lincoln’s Assassination

  • 13th Amendment ratified

  • Andrew Johnson's Impeachment

  • 14th Amendment ratified

  • The Organization of Standard Oil Trust

  • 15th Amendment ratified

  • Invention of the telephone

    Alexander Graham Bell's first successful telephone experiment. He applied for a patent Feb 14, 1876.
  • Invention of the electric light

    When Thomas Edison filed for a patent.
  • Homestead Strikes

    Lasted until July 6th of that year.
  • The Pullman Strike

  • Beginning of the Spanish-American War

  • End of the Spanish-American War

  • Theodore Roosevelt becomes president

  • Invention of the Airplane

    Wright brothers.