Unit 1 APUSH timeline

  • Oct 1, 1492

    Christopher Columbus discovered the new world

    In 1492 Christopher Columbus was tring to find a faster water route to the Indies. He did not make it to the Indies like he thought he did, but he did discover the "New World" which was a much bigger impact on the world today than finding a new trade route. This date is significant becuase if Columbus had not discovered the "New World" then there would be no constitution to be made in the first place. In other words we would not be in the Americas today.
  • Mayflower Compact-1

    The Mayflower Compact is the first governing document of the Plymouth Colony. It was written by the pilgrims because when they came over from England they had permission to settle near the Hudsom Bay, but when they landed they decided that they wanted to stay there and not move their locations. So while they waited to get permisson to stay in the part of New England that they were in, they wrote and signed the Mayflower Compact. They did this to establish some sort of order and government in
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    thier colony. This event is significant becuase this was the first form of a written constitution. It is what some of the first colonist governed by and now we govern based on a similar document.
  • French and Indian War

    The French and Indian War started becuase France and Britian were in a disagreement over the Ohio River Valley Territory. Both France and Britain wanted to extend their territories and thier paths crossed so they fought over the land. Britian ended up winning, but was in major debt.
  • The Albany Plan of the Union

    The Albany Plan was an idea that Ben Franklin proposed, it was the idea of the 13 colonies combining as one and creating a unified and civil government. His slogan was j"Join or Die" This is a very significant event becuase he was the first person to come out and say that the 13 colonies should gain their independence and become free states. And that they should become a unifed government.
  • Proclamation of 1763-1

    The Proclamation of 1763 was stating that the colonists could not travel west of the Appalachian mountains. The Proclamation was put into place becuase Britian had just gotten out of the French and Indian War, and they did not want to risk starting a war with the Native Americans. The colonist ignored the Proclamation and still travled west. This was a significant event becuase it was when the colonist proved thier confidence in themselves and strated to venture off on their own and show
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    other people that they did not want Britian to be as involved as they were.
  • Stamp Act

    The Stamp Act is when Britain taxed the colonist by putting a tax on all printed goods that were bought and sold in the colonies. Britain put this tax on the colonists becuase Britain was in debt from the French and Indian War. This event was significant beaucse it enraged the colonists and gave them another reason to want freedom from Britain.
  • Boston Massacre

    There was a disagreement that turned into an arguement between the British soldiers and the colonists. The arguement wernt too far and 5 colonists were killed. The Media in the Colonies used this inccident to enrage the colonists, and distance themselves from Britain. This is significatnt becuase this is when all of the colonists started distancing themselves from Britain and they started to have a mind of their own instead of thinking and doing what Britain wanted them to do.
  • The Declaration of Independece-1

    The declaration of Independence was approved in 1776. This is saying that the colonies got their freedom from Britain and they were now the 13 states of the United States of America. Just becuase they became their own country does not mean that they were out of their hardships. They had many more to come like getting a good, well rounded and appropriate governmental system that is approved by all states. This was a significant event becuase this is the document that proved that the states
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    had their independence and that they were no longer a part of Britain.
  • Articles of Confederation-1

    The Articles of Confederation was when all 13 colonies got together and made a document that served as a written document that the nation governed by. They wrote it after they declared their independence from Great Britain, but it was before the constitution was written. This made sure that the conlonies were not governed to severly, but enough that made them incapable to start an army of their own, and have their own state government. This was significant beacuse it one of the steps that the
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    colonists made to becoming a well governed country.