United States History

  • Period: Jan 1, 1580 to

    USA History

  • Roanoke

    Sir Walter Raleigh founded Roanoke Island off North Carolina Coast. It was the first colony founded in America.
  • Roanoke

    The settlers in Roanoke seemed to had vanished completely
  • Jamestown

    John Smith arrived at the New World along with 3 ships. He landed among the Virginia coast and started the first permanent English settlement called Jamestown.
  • House of Burgesses

    House of Burgesses
    This is the first representative assembly in the colonies.
  • Mayflower Compact

    Mayflower Compact
    The men on the Mayflower signed an agreement to self-goverment and majority rule.
  • Pilgrims

    Pilgrim passengers on the Mayflower arrived at Plymouth in the New World.
  • Rhode Island

    Rhode Island
    Providence, Rhode Island was created by Roger Williams. It was a democratically ruled colony with separation of state and church.
  • Charter

    Charter for Rhode Island granted.
  • Navigation Acts

    Navigation Acts
    First Navigation Act passed by British Parliament.
  • Bacon's Rebellion

    Bacon's Rebellion
    Planters led by Nathanial Bacon burned Jamestown. Bacon along with 23 followers were exectued.
  • Pennsylvania

    Payment for Pennsylvania lands payed and treaty signed by William Penn.
  • Salem Witchcraft

    Salem Witchcraft
    20 alleged "witches" were executed at Salem, MA.
  • Poor Richard's Almanack

    Poor Richard's Almanack
    Benjamin Franklin's first Almanack was published, and Georgia, which came to be the last of the 13 colonies, chartered.
  • Zenger Trial

    Zenger Trial
    Joh Peter Zenger was taken to trial because he criticized the British governer in the newspaper.
  • Great Awakening

    Great Awakening
    Jonathen Edwards gave his famous sermon, "Sinners In THe Hands Of An Angry God." He was a major figure in the Great Awakening.
  • French And Indian War

    French And Indian War
    French And Indian War begins! Peace pact signed February 10, 1763.
  • Sugar Act

    Sugar Act
    Britain placed tarriffs on foodstuffs and more in colonies.
  • Stamp Act

    Stamp Act
    This act required colonists to pay for a special stamp to put on all documents.
  • Quartering Act

    Quartering Act
    This act required colonist to house British troops
  • Townshend Acts

    Townshend Acts
    These acts levied taxes on products including glass, paper, and tea.
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    British troops murdered 5 including Crispus Attucks in Boston.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    Colonists had overthrown crates of tea into the Boston Harbor to protest the Tea Act.
  • Intolerable Acts

    Intolerable Acts
    These acts stopped use of Boston Harbor until the tea was paid for. First Continental Congress held on September 5th.
  • Midnight Ride

    Midnight Ride
    Paul Revere rode his horse to alert colonists the British were headed to Concord to destroy arms.
  • Declaration of Independence

    Declaration of Independence
    After a long Revolution against Britain, the United States finally declared it's independence.
  • Articles Of Confederation

    Articles Of Confederation
    The first form of written government adopted by the Continental Congress.
  • Naval Defeat

    Naval Defeat
    The British ship "Serapis" was defeated by John Paul Jones on the "Bonhome Richard."
  • Treaty Of Paris

    Treaty Of Paris
    This treaty recognized American Indpendence.
  • Shay's Rebellion and more

    Shay's Rebellion and more
    Farmers who were debt-ridden rebelled in Massachusetts. On July 13th the Northwest Ordinance, which set the orderly pattern of growth for the Northwest Territory, was adopted. The first Constitional Convention was opened in Philadelphia on May 25th.
  • Washington's Inauguration

    Washington's Inauguration
    George Washington was elected the first president of the USA with John Adams as vice president.
  • Bill Of Rights

    Bill Of Rights
    The Bill Of Rights, first 10 amendments of the Constitution, went into effect.
  • Washington's 2nd Term

     Washington's 2nd Term
    George Washington was inaugurated into his second term as president.
  • Whiskey Rebellion

    Whiskey Rebellion
    Farmers rebelled and protested against the liquor tax.
  • Washington's Farewell Address

    Washington's Farewell Address
    The adress George Washington delivered in which he warned against political parties.
  • Alien and Sedition Acts

    Alien and Sedition Acts
    These acts intended to silence people who opposed politics.
  • 1801 Elections

    1801 Elections
    The new Supreme Court Justice, John Marshall, was inaugurated. January 20th. Thomas Jefferson was elected the 3rd president of the United States over Aaron Burr. February 17th.
  • Louisiana Purchase

    Louisiana Purchase
    The United States bought the Louisiana Territory from Napolean for 15 million dollars. It doubled the size of the country.
  • Lewis And Clark

    Lewis And Clark
    The Lewis and Clark expedition took place where they explored the Louisiana Territory. They were ordered by Thomas Jefferson.
  • Boats!

    Robert Fulton created the first steamboat. Traveled 150 in 32 hours. The Embargo Act was put into place, which banned all ship trade with foreign countries.
  • War of 1812

    War of 1812
    The main causes of the War of 1812 were that Britain shad seized 4000 USA sailors, that they had seized USA ships, and that they had armed Indians that raided the USA.
  • Battle Of Lake Erie.

    Battle Of Lake Erie.
    Oliver Hazard Perry defeated the British at Lake Erie.
  • British Battles

    British Battles
    The British landed in Maryland and bombarded Fort McHenry for 25 hours. This inspired Francis Scott Key to write the "Star Spangled Banner."
  • Florida!

    The United States recieved Florida from Spain.
  • Monroe Doctrine

    Monroe Doctrine
    This Doctrine oppposed and intervention from foreign powers in the United States.
  • Webster-Hayne Debate

    Webster-Hayne Debate
    Daniel Webster and Robert Hayne debated on states rights and nullification laws.
  • Nat Turner's Rebellion

    Nat Turner's Rebellion
    A Virginia slave, Nat Turner, led a slave rebellion and killed many white slaveowners.
  • Trail Of Tears

    Trail Of Tears
    Cherokee Indians were forced to walk a trail from Georgia to Indian Territory in Oklahomah. Many died or were injured. This was eventually called the "Trail of Tears"
  • Telegraph!

    Samuel F.B. Morse sent the first telegraph message from Washington to Baltimore.
  • Mexican War

    Mexican War
    Zachary Taylor seized Texas land settled by Mexicans. US declared war on May 13. The was ended on February 2nd, 1848. The United States recieved Texas, California, and many other territories in the Mexican Cession at the end of the war.
  • Gold Rush!

    Gold Rush!
    Gold was discovered in California, so around 80000 prospectors immigrated.
  • Great Compromising

    Great Compromising
    The Compromis of 1850, proposed by Henry Clay, made Californie a free state, admitted Utah and New Mexico as territories, and made the Fugitive Slave Law harsher.
  • Uncle Tom's Cabin

    Uncle Tom's Cabin
    Harriet Beecher Stowe published this book that talked about the harsh side of slavery.
  • Rebuplican Party

    Rebuplican Party
    This party opposed the Kansas-Nebraska Act. This party formed in Ripon, WI.
  • Dred Scott v. Sanford

    Dred Scott v. Sanford
    Dred Scott held that slaves became free in a free state, but the court ruled otherwise. They said blacks could not be citizens.
  • Harpers Ferry

    Harpers Ferry
    John Brown and 21 others seized the Armory at Harpers Ferry. Brown was hanged for Treason on December 2nd.
  • Abraham Lincoln!

    Abraham Lincoln!
    In a four way race to presidency, Abraham Lincoln came out victorious as 16th president.
  • Confederate States

    Confederate States
    Several Southern States seceded and called themselves the Confederate States of America, with Jefferson Davis as president. Firing at Ft. Sumter im Charleston on April 12 marked the beginning of the Civil War.
  • Civil War Battles

    Civil War Battles
    The Union captured New Orleans on May 1st. The Battle of Antietam happened later in September, it was one of the bloodiest battles in the war. Over 4000 were killed overall.
  • Union Victories

    Union Victories
    Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation which freed all slaves in the South. The Union captured the Mississippi River by July 4, Lincoln then gave his Gettysburg Address after being victorious at the Battle of Gettysburg. Confederate forces surrendered Vicksburg, MI to the Union on July 4th.
  • End of the war

    End of the war
    Robert E. Lee surrendered to Ulysses S. Grant at Appomatox Court House, VA. On April 14th President Lincoln was assassinated by John Wilkes Booth, so Andrew Jackson was sworn into office. 13th amendment was passed, abolishing slavery.
  • 14th Amendemnt

    14th Amendemnt
    The !4th Amendment was ratified , giving citizenship to all people born in the USA.
  • 15th Amendment

    15th Amendment
    This amendment allowed people of all races to vote.
  • Many things

    Many things
    Clara Barton founded the American Red Cross. President Garfield assassinated on July 2nd.