United States History

  • Jan 1, 1215

    magna carta

    magna carta
    granted rights to nobles and freemen
  • roanoke

    sponsered by sir Walter Raleigh was founded on roanoke island, off shore of North Carolina; settlers found to have vanished , 1590
  • jamestown

    first perminant English settlement
  • house of burgesses

    house of burgesses
    first representitive assembly
  • mayflower compact

    mayflower compact
    first attempt at self government
  • rohde island

    rohde island
    Rodger Williams founded RI
  • Navigation Act

    Navigation Act
    British Parilment passed the navigation act
  • bacons rebelion

    bacons rebelion
    jamestown is burned down
  • Pennsylvannia

    founded by william penn
  • Witchcraft delution

    Witchcraft delution
    alleged witches are executed
  • Great Awakening

    Great Awakening
    religious revival begins
  • poor richards almanack

    poor richards almanack
    puplished until 1757
  • french and indian war

    french and indian war
    began when french occupied fort duquesne
  • sugar act

    placed taxes to pay for war
  • stamp act

    stamp act
    required stamps to fund royal troops
  • townshend acts

    placed taxes on glass lead and paper
  • bosten massacre

    british troops kill 5 people on streets of bosten
  • bosten tea party

    colonists dumped british tea into water
  • intolerable acts

    bosten tea must be paid for
  • first continental congress

    held in phillidelphia
  • lexington and concord

    first battles of revolution
  • decloeation of independance

    decloeation of independance
    approved on july 4, Charlestown SC
  • saratoga

    turnning point of the war
  • john pual jones

    defended seripis against the british
  • yorktown VA.

    cornwallis retreated
  • paris paece treaty

    britain and us signed, ended war made us independant
  • constitutional convention

    constitutional convention
    took place in philadelphia
  • george washington

    george washington
    chosen as first us president
  • bill of rights

    submited and went into efect
  • washington

    inaugerated for second term
  • washingtons farewell adress

    warned against forein powers
  • louisianna purchase

    louisianna purchase
    doubled size of us
  • lewis and clark expedition

    lewis and clark expedition
    explored the new territory gained by luisianna purchase
  • first practicla steam boat

    reached albany 150 mi. away in 32 hrs.
  • war of 1812

    had 3 main causes
  • national anthem

    national anthem
    francis scott key wrote the star spangled banner
  • missouri compermise

    missouri compermise
    allowed slavery in missouri but not west of mississippi river
  • monroe doctrine

    opposed european help in the americas
  • trail of tears

    trail of tears
    native ameriacans forced to walk from georgia to oklahoma
  • first telegraph

    first telegraph
    invented by F.B. morse
  • califoria gold rush

    80000 prospecters came to california
  • uncle tom's cabin

    uncle tom's cabin
    published by harriet beacher stowe
  • dred scott

    stated that blscks could not br citizens
  • 1860 election

    1860 election
    abraham lincoln elected president
  • confederate states

    confederate states
    southern states leave and create the confederate states of america
  • battle of antietam

    battle of antietam
    bloodiest battle of the civil war
  • emancipation proclemation

    emancipation proclemation
    freed all slaves
  • lincoln assasination

    lincoln assasination
    shot by john wilks booth
  • appomatix court house

    appomatix court house
    te troops surrender
  • 14 amedment

    14 amedment
    granted citezen ship for all natural americans
  • 15 amendment

    15 amendment
    made race no bar to voting rights
  • american red cross

    american red cross
    founded by clara barton