United States History

  • Period: Jan 1, 1215 to

    United States History

  • Jun 15, 1215

    Magna carta

    Magna carta
    A important document for midevil England also this document means the great charter saying that the king of England would govern England in a feudal law.
  • Roanoke colony

    Roanoke colony
    sponsored by Sir Walter Raleigh off the North Carolina coast. Known as the Roanoke or the lost colony. The settlers was found to have vanished in 1590.
  • Jamestown

    The first permanent English settlement founded by capt. John Smith and brought 105 cavaliers on 3 ships to virgina's coast to the new world.
  • House of Burgesses

    House of Burgesses
    The first represenative assembly in the new world at Jamestown, VA.
  • Pilgrims

    Puritain sepratists, left England in order for religous freedom and reached Cape cod in Nov. 19
  • Mayflower Compact

    Mayflower Compact
    A document to agree on a form of self goverment. Half the colony died during the harsh winter.
  • Roger Williams

    Roger Williams
    Was the founder of Providence, Rhode Island in June. A democratic colony with seperation of church and State.
  • Navigation Act

    Navigation Act
    Passed b British Parliament to regulate colonial commerce to fit
    Englands needs
  • Bacons Rebellion

    Bacons Rebellion
    Led Bacons Rebellion against British Govener Sir William berkeley and burned James
    town. The rebellion died when Bacon died and 23 followers were executed.
  • William Penn

    William Penn
    signed a treaty with the Delaware Indians and made payments for Pennsylvania lands.
  • Witchcraft

    A witchcraft delusion was created at Salem, MA; and 20 alleged witches were executed by a special court.
  • Benjamin Franklin

    Benjamin Franklin
    published the first Poor Richard's Almanack; was published until 1757.
  • Zenger's Trial

    Zenger's Trial
    John Peter Zenger was acquitted of libel in New York for criticizing the British Govener in office.
  • Great Awakening

    Great Awakening
    A famous sermon was "Sinners in the hands of an angry god." It was delivered in Enfield, MA in July 8 by Johnathan Edwards. A major figure in the revivalist.
  • French and Indian war

    French and Indian war
    It began when the French occupied ft. Duquesnc (Pittsburgh). british moved Acadian French from Nova Scotia to Louisiana in Oct. 8 1755. Later British captured Quebec in Sept. 18,1759. Later a peace act was signed in Feb. 10, 1763.
  • Sugar Act

    Sugar Act
    Placed duties on lumber, foodstuffs, molasses, and rum to help pay of French and Indian war debt.
  • Stamp Act

    Stamp Act
    This tax was put into effect to provide revenue for the royal troops. Then Stamp act Congress adopted the decleration of rights. Later the stamp act was repealed in Mar. 17, 1766
  • Townshed act

    Townshed act
    Made taxes on glass, painter's lead, paper, and tea. in 1770 all duties except tea were repealed.
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    A boston mob was fired at by british soldiers and ended with 5 dead including Crispus Attucks, a black, reported as leader of the mob.
  • Boston tea party

    Boston tea party
    Tea Ships turned back to Boston and later the cargo of tea was thrown over board at the Boston tea party to protest the tea act
  • Intolerable acts

    Intolerable acts
    Passed by parliament curtailed Massachusetts self-rule; barred the use of Boston harbor till tea was paid for
  • Paul Revere and William Dawes

    Paul Revere and William Dawes
    Rode to alert Patriots that the British were on their way to Concord to destroy arms.
  • commen Sense

    commen Sense
    Written by Thomas Paine. It was a pro-independence pamphlet it was published Jan. 10 and quickly sold 100,000
  • Decleration of Independence

    Decleration of Independence
    Approved in July 4, declaring independence from Spain
  • Articles of Confederation

    Articles of Confederation
    Adopted by Continental Congress took effect of March 1, 1781
  • John Paul Jones

    John Paul Jones
    Aboard the Bonhomune later Richard defeated Serapis in British north sea waters.
  • bank of North America

    bank of North America
    Incorperated on May 26
  • Treaty of Paris

    Treaty of Paris
    Showing the independence of America and was ratified by congress in Jan. 14, 1784
  • Northwest ordinance

    Northwest ordinance
    Set the orderly pattern of growth for the U.S.
  • George Washingtons presidency

    George Washingtons presidency
    Was chosen by electors 69 were voting and 4 were absent John Adams was voted vice president with 34 votes.
  • re-election

    Washington was inagurated for a second term receiving 132 electoral votes and John Adams was re-elected as vice president with 77 electoral votes the second highest.
  • Cotton gin

    Cotton gin
    Eli Whitney invented the cotton gin bringing back slavery in a rapid production.
  • Whiskey Rebellion

    Whiskey Rebellion
    Western Pennsylvania farmers protested liquor tax in 1791, was later supressed by federal militia in Sept.
  • Washington's farewell adress

    Washington's farewell adress
    A precedent set by Washington and warning for permanent alliances with foregin power and enterprising minority.
  • Alien & Sedition acts

    Alien & Sedition acts
    Passed by Federalists to silence political opposition.
  • John Marshall

    John Marshall
    Was elected as supreme court chief justice in Jan. 20
  • Thomas Jefferson

    Thomas Jefferson
    Got as many electoral votes as the vice president Aaron burr and was later decided by congress that Jefferson became president.
  • Marbury V. Madison

    Marbury V. Madison
    First time overturned a U.S. law
  • Louisiana Purchase

    Louisiana Purchase
    Napoleo sold all of Louisiana up to canada border to the U.S. for $11, 250, 000 in bonds plus, $3, 750, 000 doubling the size of the U.S.
  • Lewis and Clark

    Lewis and Clark
    Ordered by thomas Jefferson to explore the Northwest and started at St. Louis
  • Steamboat invented

    Steamboat invented
    Robert Fulton invented the steamboat and made a trip from New York and reached Albany, 150 miles away in 32 hours.
  • Battle of lake Erie

    Battle of lake Erie
    oliver H. perry defeated a british fleet at lake Erie
  • Star Spangled Banner

    Star Spangled Banner
    Written by Francis Scott key after the bombardment of Ft. McHenry.
  • Suffrage expands

    Suffrage expands
    Connecticut expands suffrage among the white male voters getting rid of property qualifications later New york and Massachusetts followed in example.
  • Major steamboat trip

    Major steamboat trip
    The first part steam- powered boat made a trip from Savannah, GA to England in 29 days crossing the Alantic.
  • Monroe Doctrine

    Monroe Doctrine
    Saying that the United States was the protecter of Latin America that no other Country could not colinize there.
  • Indian Removal act

    Indian Removal act
    The removal of Indians providing land and pay some for agreeing to resettle in the west.
  • Turner's rebellion

    Turner's rebellion
    57 whites were killed and 100 slaves were killed. Nat turner was caught tried and hanged Nov. 11.
  • trail of tears

    trail of tears
    Cherokee Indians forced to walk frim Georgia to Oklahoma to later be called the trail of tears from the many Indians that died on the walk.
  • Telegraph

    Invented by Samuel F.B Morse from Washington to Baltimore.
  • Mexican War

    Mexican War
    Started after Pres. James K. Polk ordered Gen. Zachary Taylor to seize Texan land settled by Mexicans.
  • Gold Rush

    Gold Rush
    80,000 Prospectors emigrated to the U.S.
  • Compromise of 1850

    Compromise of 1850
    admitted California the 31st state of the U.S. while slavery was forbidden it made Utah and New Mexico territories
  • Uncle Tom's Cabin

    Uncle Tom's Cabin
    Harriet Beecher Stowe published Uncle Tom's Cabin saying the bad morals and harsh conditions slaves had to endure.
  • Republican party formed

    Republican party formed
    Formed at Ripon, WI, Opposed the Kansas-Nebraska act, leaving the issues for the settlers to decide on.
  • Dred Scott

    Dred Scott
    A decision made by the supreme court saying that slaves did not become free in a free state.
  • Harpers ferry

    Harpers ferry
    John Brown and 21 men seized U.S. armory at Harpers ferry and U.S. Marines find and killed the 21 men and hung John Brown for treason Dec. 2.
  • Abraham Lincoln

    Abraham Lincoln
    Republican Licoln won Presidency in a 4-way race.
  • Civil War

    Civil War
    Confederacy fired on Fort Sumter in Charleston, SC.
  • Battle of Antietam

    Battle of Antietam
    Bloodiest battle in American history
  • Emancipation Proclamation

    Emancipation Proclamation
    Freeing all slaves as a military action hoping that the free slaves would help fight with Union for the Civil War.
  • Assaination of Lincoln

    Assaination of Lincoln
    Pres. Lincoln was shot by John Wikes Booth in Ford Theater, Washington. He died the following morning. Later Vice Pres. Awndrew Johnson was sworn into President. Booth was hunted down and was fatally wounded and 4 co-conspirators were hanged.
  • 13th amendment

    13th amendment
    Abolishing slavery, ratified Dec. 6
  • Pres. Johnson

    Pres. Johnson
    Tried to remove secratary of war Edwin M. Stanton; he was later impeached from office on Feb. 24. He was acquitted by the Senate March-May.
  • 14th amendment

    14th amendment
    Providing citizenship of all persons born or naturalized in
    U.S., ratified July 9.
  • 15th Amendment

    15th Amendment
    Making race no bar to voting rights, ratified Feb 8
  • Booker T. washington

    Booker T. washington
    founded the Tuskegee institute for blacks.
  • Helen Hunt Jackson

    Helen Hunt Jackson
    Published A Century of Dishonor, about the mistreat meant of indians.
  • Clara Barton

    Clara Barton
    Founded the American Red Cross in May 21.