United States History

  • Period: Jan 1, 1200 to

    US Timeline

  • Apr 16, 1215

    Magna Carta

  • Roanoke Colony

    Roanoke Colony
    A colony, sponsered by Sir Walter Raleigh, was founded on Roanoke island. They vanished in 1590
  • The First Permanent English Settlement

    The First Permanent English Settlement
    Captain John Smith and 105 men landed on the virgina coast with 3 ships. This was the first permanent English settlement in the New world at Jamestown.
  • House of Burgesses and First Black Labors

    House of Burgesses and First Black Labors
    House of burgesses- First representative assembly in the New World.
    First Black Labors- The first of black labor was indentured servants. They were brought by Dutch to Jamestown in August. And Slavery is legally reconized, 1650
  • Pilgrims Leave Plymouth

    Pilgrims Leave Plymouth
    Pilgrams, Puritan separatist, leave Plymouth, England on September 16 on the Mayflower. They eventually reach land know as Cape Cod Novemeber 19. In decemember 26 103 passengers landed in Plymouth. They made the Mayflower Compact.
  • Providence and Harvard College

    Providence and Harvard College
    Roger Williams founded Providence, RI, and is a democratically ruled colony with separation of church and state. Harvard College- Oldest institution of higher learning in the U.S
  • Navigation Act

    Navigation Act
    British Parliment passed first Navigation Act dec.1, Regulating colonial commerce to suit English needs.
  • Bacon Rebellion And Indian War

    Bacon Rebellion And Indian War
    Nathaniel Bacon led against autocratic British gov. Berkeley, burned Jamestown, VA on Sept. 19. The rebellion collapsed when Bacon died.
    Indian War- the Indian war in New England ended Aug. 12.
  • Treaty With The Delware Indians

    Treaty With The Delware Indians
    William Penn signed a treaty with the Delware Indians and made payment for Pennsylvania land.
    The first German colonist in america.
  • Witches

    Witchcraft delusion at Salem, MA. 20, so called witches were executed.
  • First Poor Richard's Almanack

    First Poor Richard's Almanack
    Benjamin Franklin published First Poor Richard's Almanack: Published in 1757.
  • John Peter Zenger

    John Peter Zenger
    John Peter criticized the British gov.'s conduct in office
  • Great Awakening

    Great Awakening
    Famous sermon "Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God," delivered at Enfield, MA, July 8, by Jonathan Edwards. Contribution in the revival of the Great Awakening.
  • Great Awakening

    Great Awakening
    Jonathan Edwards gave a speach called, "Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God" Which contributed to the Great Awakening.
  • French And Indian War

    French And Indian War
    French and Indian war began when French captured Ft. Duquesne. The British captured Quebec on Sept. 18, 1759. French lost
  • Sugar Act

    Sugar Act
    Sugar Act- place duties on lumber, foodstuff,molasses, and some good rum in the colonies, to pay for French and Indian war debts.
  • Stamp Act and Quartering Act

    Stamp Act and Quartering Act
    Stamp Act- Required revenue stamps to fund troops.
    Quartering Act- Required colonist to allow Britsh troops to come in their house and stay there.
  • Townshed Acts

    Townshed Acts
    Townshed Acts- Levied taxes on glass, painter's lead, paper, and tea. All of them were repealed except the tea.
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    British troops fired into a mob and killed 5 people. Called Boston Massacre
  • East India Co. and Boston Tea Party

    East India Co. and Boston Tea Party
    East India Co.- Tea ships turned back at Boston, NY, and Philly in May. The cargo ship was burned and tea went overboard by the Boston Tea Party.
  • Intolerable Acts and First Continental Congress

    Intolerable Acts and First Continental Congress
    Intolerable Acts-barred use of Boston Harbor till tea was paid for.
    First Continental Congress- Held in Philadelphia and called for civil disobediance against British
  • Paul Revere Ride

    Paul Revere Ride
    Paul Revere and William Dawes rode to alert patriots that the British were coming to Concord to destroy arms at Lexington
  • Common Sense and Declaration of Independence

    Common Sense and Declaration of Independence
    Common Sense-Famous independence pamplet by Thomas Paine and sold 100,000 copies.
    Declaration of Ind.- Signed july 4 and declared freedom from Britain
  • Acticles Of Confederation

    Acticles Of Confederation
    Articles of Confederation- Adopted by Continental Congress in Nov. 15
  • John Paul Jones

    John Paul Jones
    John Paul-On the Bonhomme Richard defeated Serapis in British North Sea waters.
  • Yorktown

    Yorktown- Cornwallis retired to Yorktown, VA. Adm. Francois Josephde. Grasse landed 3000 French troops and stopped the British fleets
  • Treaty Of Paris

    Treaty Of Paris
    British, U.S signed Paris Peace Treaty, reconizing America's Ind.
  • Shay's Rebellion, Nw Ordinance

    Shay's Rebellion, Nw Ordinance
    Shay's Rebellion- Debt- ridden farmers went on a rebellion in Massachutsis and failed.
    Nw Ordinance-Made rules for statehood, Garenteed religous freedom, no slavery
  • George Washington, John Adams, First Congress Meeting

    George Washington, John Adams, First Congress Meeting
    G. Washington- Chosen as president by all electors voting.
    John Adams- Vice Pres. got 34 votes
    First Congress Meeting- Met at Federal Hall, Ny City, and declared the constitution in effect
  • Bill of Rights

    Bill of Rights
    Bill Of Rights- Gave Citizens basic rights.
  • Washington Inaugeration

    Washington Inaugeration
    Washington Inaugeration- Washington gets inaugerated for the second term.
  • Whiskey Rebellion

    Whiskey Rebellion
    Whiskey Rebellion- Farmers protested liquor tax, and was suppresed by the federal militia.
  • Washington's Farewell Address

    Washington's Farewell Address
    Washington's Farewell Address- Wared against permenent alliances with foreign powers, debt.
  • Alien and Sedition Acts

    Passed by federalist intended to silence political opposition
  • John Marshall and Thomas Jefferson

    John Marshall- Named Supreme Court Chief Justice.
    Jefferson- Recieved the same amount of electoral votes as Aaron Burr, but beat Burr in the House.
  • LA Purchase

    Napolean sold all of Louisiana to the U.S for 11.25 mil in bonds, plus 3.75 indemnities to American citizens w/ claims against France
  • Lewis and Clark

    Lewis and Clark explored the NW U.S sponsered by Jefferson.
  • Embargo Act

    Embargo Act- Banned all trade w/ foreign countries.
  • War Of 1812

    War of 1812- Had 3 main causes: britsh seized american ships: britian armed Indians: Britian seized 4000 sailors.
  • Oliver Perry

    Oliver Perry- Defeated British fleet a Lake Erie. Major win for U.S
  • White House Burned

    British landed in Maryland in August and beat the U.S and burned the White house. They were quickly stopped by the Maryland Militia.
  • Florida

    Spain ceded Florida to U.S
  • Monroe Doctrine

    Monroe Doctine- opposing European Intervention in the Americas.
  • Webster And Hayne Debate

    Webster and Hayne Debate- Famous debate on states rights to nullify federal law.
  • Nat Turner

    A black slave in Virgina, led a local slave rebellion and killed 57 whites. Nat got hanged Nov. 11
  • Trail of Tears

    Trail Of Tears- Cherokee indians fored to walk from Georgia to Oklahoma. Hundreds die
  • Telegraph

    The First telegraph message sent by inventor Samuel F.B Morose
  • Mexican War

    Mexican War began after pres. James Polk ordered Gen. Zach Talor to seize disputed Texas land. They both clashed the border. US WINS
  • Gold Rush

    Gold is discovered in Cal. and thousands rushed to get gold
  • Uncle Tom's Cabin

    Harriet Beecher Stowe published Uncle Tom's Cabin about slavery
  • Republican Party

    Republican Party formed at Ripon, WI, Opposed the Kansas Nebraska Act
  • Dred Scott

    Dred Scott- He was brought to a free state and said that he should be a free man so he sued. He lost
  • John Brown

    Brown- a strong Abolitionist who led21 men and seized U.S armoury at Harper's Ferry. He eventually got captured and hanged
  • Abe Lincoln

    Lincoln- Elected as pres. and South Carolina seceded imediatlly after he was elected even though Abe said that Slavery was fine.
  • Civil War and Fort Sumpter

    Civil War- 7 states made up was called the Confederates as Jefferson as their pres.The first shots were fired at Fort Sumpter and the Confed won
  • Battle Of Antietam

    Antietam- Bloodiest one day battle in U.S history. Causing 4000 men to die in total.
  • Emancipation Of Proclamation and Gettysburg

    Emancipation Of Proclamation- Freed all slaves
    Gettysburg- The entire Miss. River was in Union hands, and the union won a major battle at gettysburg.
  • Confederates Surrender and Lincoln Assasinated

    Confed.surrendered at Appomatix Court House signed by Robert E. Lee. Linoln gets assasinated by John Booth
  • 14th amendment

    14th amendment- providing for citizenship of all persons born on U.S soil.
  • 15th amendment

    Making race no bar to voting rights
  • Clara Barton

    Barton- Founded American Red Cross