Columbus sailed to the Americas to find a trade route to India and China. Europe was able to colonize the New World because of this " discovery."
Jamestown was founded because there was a river that would lead to resources like fish and water. There was also natives which could be converted to Christianity. These factors led to the foundation of the Jamestown colony.
Pilgrims landed in Plymouth
They did not plan on landing in Plymouth, at first they planned on settling near the mouth of the Hudson river. This impacted the Pilgrims since they were not controlled by the king anymore.
French and Indian War
The French and Indian war was fought over the New World land. This war led for British to gain land and stop salutary neglect and New England got debt. After this event the king established the acts.
Albany Plan of Union
The Albany Plan of Union was a plan that Benjamin Franklin made that had a snake with different parts and with colonies names on it that said join or die. It symbolized for all the colonies to come to 1 government together or British will loose.
Ordered colonists to take care of soldiers such as feeding them and letting them rest in the colonists house. In this act colonists states that the Quartering Act is as badly as the Stamp Act.
Treaty of Paris
The Treaty of Paris was signed to end the war. The French gave up land to British. The British then owned land to the Mississippi River.
Proclamation of 1763
The Proclamation of 1763 was a line that George 3rd established and the line went through the crest of the Appalachian Mountains. It was strongly prohibited to not cross the line.
Required colonists to pay a tax on every printed paper they used including newspapers, playing cards, and dice. They established the Stamp Act after the war since there was huge debt. This was the first act placed on the colonists.
A tax placed on certain goods such as candles, glass, paint, and tea. This act was established a year after the Stamp Act.
The Boston Massacre started as a solider teasing a young boy and eventually led to a big fight. This event and many others started building up to the revolution.
Tea Act 1773
This Act showed that the colonists did not want anything taxed. There was a popular saying," No taxation without representation". This act led to the Boston Tea Party.
Boston Tea party
The Son's on Liberty threw the tea off the ship. This Tea Party not only symbolized that the colonists didn't want the taxes on the tea, but also symbolized they wanted representation.
First Continental Congress
They avoided war and decided to do colonial protests, so they put Santations on British on nonimportation of British goods.
Colonists started revolting on the Acts so they established the Intolerable Acts and that led to colonists being angry. This led to the Battle of Lexington and Concord.
Battle of Lexington
This battle showed that the colonists had already stated their opinions about the British. After this battle there was a battle at Concord.
Battle of Concord
This event had an attack at North Bridge then made them rejoin their units. This battle led to the American Revolution.
Second Continental Congress
They had a different plan, they decided to create a Continental Army with George Washington as commander. They were taking a different step and decided to have a war.
All the events during the American Revolution were Bunker's Hill,Trenton, Saratoga, Brandywind, Valley Forge, Yorktown ,and Treaty of Paris. These battles led the colonists to their Independence.
Olive Branch Petition
It was written in the Second Continental Congress. This Petition showed that the colonists were faithful.After the king ignored the Olive Branch Petition that led to deciding to start the war.
Common Sense by Thomas Paine
Without this paper there wouldn't have been the battles between Lexington and Concord. This paper persuaded many people to begin the war.
Declaration of Independence
This marked that they were finally standing up for them selves and that they wanted Independence.
Treaty of Paris 1783
This symbolized that the American Revolution ended and brought colonists their much needed Independence. The United States doubled the size and the colonists were now free.
This event was an uprising in response to the debt crisis. After the American Revolution, the farmers began to loose land. This event showed that a stronger national government was needed.
Congress ratifies the U.S Constitution
It was official when New Hampshire was the 13th state to ratify. Until the constitution the government was following the Articles of Confederation. The allowed all states to be united and form a union.
This rebellion was a protests that the farmers made on the newly product " Whiskey". This protest was about the tax on the Whiskey placed. At the end of this rebellion, the farmers now knew they couldn't just protest there way out of things.
This affair was between France and the U.S. U.S sent 3 diplomats to France while France sent 3 agents naming them X,Y, and Z. They demanded a bribe of 250,000 dollars and loan just to meet with him. This is important because the President needed to make a hard decision either to give the money/peace or a war.
The War of 1812
This war was fought between America and British and France. There were many treaties being established to stop the war. In the end Madison declared war which lasted 2 years and neither side won. The impact on this war was that it created pride and nationalism for the U.S.