United States History

  • Lost Colony

    Lost Colony
    It was sponsored by Sir Walter Raleigh, founded on Roanoke Island off the North Carolina Coast.
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    Chronology of Events

  • Jamestown

    Captain John Smith and 105 cavaliers in 3 ships landed on the virginia coast, starting the first permanent English settlement.
  • House of Burgesses

    House of Burgesses
    First representative assembly.
  • Pilgrims

    Puritan separatists left Plymouth on the Mayflower, reached Cape Cod with 103 passengers. Signed the Mayflower Compact which helped establish the idea of slef government and majority rule.
  • Providence

    Rounded by Roger Williams as a democratically ruled colony with separation of church and state.
  • Navigation Act

    Navigation Act
    British parliament passed law regulating colonial commerce to suit English needs.
  • Bacon's Rebellion

    Bacon's Rebellion
    Nathaniel Bacon led planters against the British governor Sir Wlliam Berkeley, they burned down Jamestown, rebellion died out when Bacon was killed.
  • Penn and the Indians

    Penn and the Indians
    William Penn signed treaty with Delaware Indians and payed for Pennsylvania lands.
  • Salem Witch Trials

    Salem Witch Trials
    The witchraft delusion at Salem, MA, 20 "witches" were executed by court.
  • Georgia

    Formed the last of the 13 colonies, Georgia.
  • Zenger Trial

    Zenger Trial
    Editor John Peter Zenger brought to court in New York after crticizing British Governor's conduct in office, led to the birth of the first amendment.
  • Great Awakening

    Great Awakening
    Famous sermon delivered at Enfield, MA by Jonathan Edwards a major figure in the revivalist of The Great Awakening.
  • French And Indian War

    French And Indian War
    Began when france occupied Pittsburgh, the french lost canada and the midwest.
  • Sugar Act

    Sugar Act
    Tax placed on lumber, food, molasses, and rum in colonies, to pay off debts of French and Indian war.
  • Stamp & Quartering Act

    Stamp & Quartering Act
    Stamp act required revenue stamps on products to help troops. Quartering Act required colonists to house soldiers.
  • Townshed Acts

    Townshed Acts
    Placed a tax on glass, painter's lead, paper and tea.
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    Incident in which british soldiers killed 5 men.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    Angry at the tea tax, calonists dressed up as native americans and borded ships with taxed tea and threw it overboard.
  • Intolerable acts

    Intolerable acts
    Series of laws passed by British parliament relating to the colonies, some were direct responses to the boston tea party. These acts angered colonists.
  • First Continental Congress

    First Continental Congress
    Congress was held in Philadelphia, called for civil disobedience against the British.
  • Revolutionary War

    Revolutionary War
    On April 18th Paul Revere And William Daves rode to alert patriots that the British were on their way, Lexington & Concord. Beginning to the revolutionary war. On June 5th at the continetal congress George Washinton was named commander in chief.
  • Declaration of Independence

    Declaration of Independence
    Statement adopted by Continental Congress on July 4th that declared the 13 colonies independent from Britain.
  • Articles of Confederation

    Articles of Confederation
    An agreement adopted by the Continetal Congress that legally established the colonies as a confederation of sovereign states and served as its first constitution.
  • John Paul Jones

    John Paul Jones
    Naval fighter, well known for defeating the Serapis in british north sea waters.
  • Yorktown

    Last battle of the Revolutionary War, Cornwallis surrendered.
  • Treaty of Paris of 1783

    Treaty of Paris of 1783
    Treaty that ended Revolutionary war between the colonies and britain.
  • Constitutional Convention

    Constitutional Convention
    Convention to address the problems of the government of the united states, although it was intended to revise the Articles of confederation other had intented to create a new better government than rather to fix the old one.
  • Northwest Ordinance

    Northwest Ordinance
    Described how Northwest Territory was to be governed, set rules for settlement.
  • George Washington

    George Washington
    Washington elected the first president of the united states,at the first congress in the new york federal hall , declared the constitution in effect.
  • Supreme Court

    Supreme Court
    Supreme court created by the Federal Judiciary Act, John Jay confirmed by congress as first chief supreme court justice.
  • Bill Of Rights

    Bill Of Rights
    Bill of Rights submitted to states.
  • Cotton Gin

    Cotton Gin
    Eli Whitney invented cotton gin increasing the slavery population.
  • Whiskey Rebellion

    Whiskey Rebellion
    Pennsylvania farmers protested against the tax placed on liquor.
  • Washington's Farewell Address

    Washington's Farewell Address
    Delivered warning against permanent alliances with foreign powers, public debt and etc.
  • Alien & Sedition Acts

    Alien & Sedition Acts
    Kept others from migrating intp the americas.
  • Thomas Jefferson

    Thomas Jefferson
    Received same amount of votes as Burr, but on out over Burr in house.
  • Louisiana Purchase

    Louisiana Purchase
    Us bought all of Louisiana to the canadian border, doubling U.S area.
  • Lewis and Clark Expedition

    Lewis and Clark Expedition
    Ordered by president Thomas Jefferson to explore the Louisiana Paurchase which is now the northwest U.S.
  • Embargo Act

    Embargo Act
    Banned all trade with foreign countries.
  • War of 1812

    War of 1812
    1. Britain seized U.S ships. 2.Seized U.S. soldiers. 3.U.S stopped trade with Europe
  • Battle of Lake Erie

    Battle of Lake Erie
    Oliver H. Perry defeated British.
  • Battle of Lake Champlain

    Battle of Lake Champlain
    U.S Won naval battle, signed peace treaty with Britain.
  • Florida

    Spain ceceded Florida to the U.S.
  • Monroe Doctorine

    Monroe Doctorine
    Stopped immigration into the americas.
  • Webster vs Hayne debate

    Webster vs Hayne debate
    Debate on states' rights to nullify the law.
  • Indian Removal Act

    Indian Removal Act
    Andrew Jackson signed to move indians west.
  • Turner's Rebellion

    Turner's Rebellion
    A black slave in Virginia Nat Turner led a local slave rebellion.
  • Trail of Tears

    Trail of Tears
    Cherokee indians forced to walk from georgia to oklahoma due to the indian removal act.
  • Telegraph

    First message sent over the telegraph by inventor Samuel B. Morse.
  • Mexican War

    Mexican War
    Mexico and U.S declared war, over border dispputes, treaty signed in 1848 ended war, and Mexico ceded Texas, California, and other territory to the U.S.
  • Seneca Falls

    Seneca Falls
    Lucretia Mott and Elizabeth Cady Stanton led Women's Rights Convention.
  • Compromise of 1850

    Compromise of 1850
    1. Admitted California as the 31st state, with slavery forbidden.
    2. Made Utah and Nex Mexico territories.
    3. Made Fugitive slave act harsher.
  • Uncle Tom's Cabin

    Uncle Tom's Cabin
    Written by Harriet Beecher Stowe.
  • Republican Party

    Republican Party
    Formed Republican party, opposed Kansas-Nebraska Act.
  • Dred Scott

    Dred Scott
    Ruled uncosntitutional, said that slaves did not became free in a free state, congress could not ban slavery in a territory, and blacks could not be citizens.
  • Harper's Ferry

    Harper's Ferry
    Abolitionist John Brown seized U.S. Armory at Harper's Ferry.
  • Election of 1860

    Election of 1860
    Abraham Lincoln in the Republican Party, voted president in a 4 way race.
  • Confederate States of America

    Confederate States of America
    Southern states seceded from the Union forming the Confederate States of America, Led by Jefferson Davis. Civil War began as Confederates attacked Ft. Sumter.
  • Battle of Antietam

    Battle of Antietam
    Bloodiest one day battle of the war, each side lost over 2,000 men.
  • Emancipation Proclamation

    Emancipation Proclamation
    President Lincoln freed all slaves in areas still in Rebellion.
  • Surrender/Lincoln Shot/13th amendment

    Surrender/Lincoln Shot/13th amendment
    Gen. Robert E. Lee surrendered at Appomattox Court House. President Lincoln shot by John Wilkes Booth in Ford's Theather. 13th Amendment abolished slavery.
  • 14th Amendment

    14th Amendment
    Provided for citizenship of all people born or naturalized in america.
  • 15th Amendment

    15th Amendment
    Made race no bar for voting rights.
  • American Red Cross

    American Red Cross
    Founded by Clara Barton.