U.S. History

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  • Jamestown

    Jamestown was the first permanet english colony in the new world.
  • Virginia House of Burgesses

    The Virginia House of Burgesses was the first legislature in the new colonies. It was located in Virginia.
  • Mayflower Compact

    The Mayflower Compact was the first written government established in the new world aka the United States.
  • Fundamental Orders of Conneticut

    The Fundamental Orders of Conneticut was the first written document in North America.
  • French and Indian War

    The French and Indian war was a seven year war, it was the beginning of open hostilities between the colonies and Britain.
  • French and Indian war ends

    The seven year war between a bunch of countrys finally ends.
  • Treaty of Paris

    The Treaty of paris ended the revolutionary war, and it also recognized American independence.
  • Proclamation

    The proclamation, in effect, closed off the frontier to colonial expansion.
  • Currency Act

    The Currency Act wouldnt allow new bills to be made, and it was supposed to help the shortage of currency.
  • Stamp act

    The Stamp Act was passed to make the colonies pay a tax, which would help England try an get out of debt after the seven year war.
  • Quartering Act

    The Quartering Act stated that Great Britain would house its soldiers in American barracks and public houses.
  • Townshend Act

    The Townshend Act put taxes on glass, paint, oil, lead, paper, and tea. It was soon appiled.
  • Boston Massacre

    In the Boston Massacre 5 guys were shot, one of them was african American, this is what helpped lead up to the war against England.
  • Boston Tea Party

    a group of Massachusetts Patriots, protesting the monopoly on American tea, seized 342 chests of tea in a midnight raid on three tea ships and threw them into the harbor.
  • Tea Act

    The act's main purpose was not to raise revenue from the colonies but to bail out the floundering East India Company, but of course we went all crazy about it.
  • Coercive Acts (Intolerable Acts)

    four punitive measures enacted by the British Parliament in retaliation for acts of colonial defiance.
  • 1st Continental Congress

    The first Continental Congress met in Carpenter's Hall in Philadelphia,Carpenter's Hall was also the seat of the Pennsylvania Congress.These were elected by the people, by the colonial legislatures.
  • Battles of Lexington and Concord

    Britain's General Gage had a secret plan.
    During the wee hours of April 19, 1775, he would send out regiments of British soldiers quartered in Boston. Their destinations were Lexington,
  • 2nd Continental Congress

    The 2nd Continental congress decided to completely break away from Great Britain.
  • Declaration of Independence

    A few men had to do a drafting of a formal statement of the colonies' intentions, known as The Declaration of Independence.
  • Battle of Saratoga

    The Battle of Saratoga was the turning point of the Revolutionary War, its how we got France's help against england.
  • Valley Forge

    George Washington made his men fight bad weather, so they could be more as a team and it would help them win the war.
  • Articles of Confederation Written

    The Articles of Confederation served as the written document that established the functions of the national government of the United States after it declared independence from Great Britain.
  • Battle of Yorktown

    The Battle of Yorktown was one of the last battles in the Revaloutionary war.
  • Articles of Confederation were in force

    The Articles of Confederation were in force from March 1, 1781, until March 4, 1789, when the present Constitution went into effect.
  • Treaty of Paris of 1783

    The Treaty of Paris of 1783, negotiated between the United States and Great Britain, ended the revolutionary war and recognized American independence.
  • Constitutional Convention

    The convention faced a daunting task: the peaceful overthrow of the new American government as it had been defined by the Article of Confederation.
  • Great Compromise

    The Great Compromise resolved issues of representation in Congress.
  • 3/5 Compromise

    stated that a slave would count as 3/5 of a person in terms of both taxation and representation
  • Constitution Written

    signed by 38 of 41 delegates present at the conclusion of the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia. Supporters of the document waged a hard-won battle to win ratification by the necessary nine out of 13 U.S. states.
  • Washington Takes Office

    Washington is the first president to take office.
  • Bill of Rights

    The first 10 amendments to the Constitution make up the Bill of Rights. Written by James Madison .
  • Genet Affair

    The Genet Affair threatened America's precarious international situation, caused an acute foreign crisis for President Washington
  • Whiskey Rebellion

    People start to rebel against the taxation on whiskey.
  • Pinckney’s Treaty

    the treaty between Spain and the United States played a major role in the expansion of the infant nation's boundaries.
  • Jay’s Treaty

    an agreement that assuaged antagonisms between the United States and Great Britain
  • Adams Takes Office

    Adams become president of the united states
  • XYZ Affair

    diplomatic incident between French and United States.
  • Alien and Sedition Acts

    The alien act is four different bills passed to tell you the rights of someone who isnt from America
  • Quasi War Begins

    An undeclared war between the United States and France, the Quasi-War was the result of disagreements over treaties and America's status as a neutral in the Wars of the French Revolution.
  • Jefferson Takes Office

    Thomas becomes president
  • Louisiana Purchase

    The Louisiana Purchase doubled the size of the united states.
  • Marbury v. Madison

    The case is about lost documents and how the cournt couldnt do anything about it.
  • Lewis & Clark Expedition

    Meriwether Lewis and William Clark set out on an amazing expedition across the Louisiana Territory.
  • Embargo Act of 1807

    Thomas Jefferson's nonviolent resistance to British and French molestation of U.S. merchant ships carrying.
  • McCulloch v. Maryland

    State v. National,basically Maryland whats to taxes a bank an the bank refuses because its a National bank, in the end national wins.
  • Gibbons v. Ogden

    tate license v National licenses, there basically fighting over who can run the river, in the end national wins.