United States History

  • Roanoke Island was Founded

    Roanoke Island was Founded
    Walter Raleigh founded Roanoke Island. Roanoke island was by the coast of North Carolina. The settlers vanished in 1590.
  • Jamestown was Founded

    Jamestown was Founded
    John Smith founded Jamestown. This colony was the first Englist permanent settlement.
  • House of Burgesses

    House of Burgesses
    The House of Burgesses was the first represantive assemembly in the new land. This took place in Jamestown, Virginia.
  • Mayflower Compact

    Mayflower Compact
    The Mayflower Compact was signed and it was an agreement to put forth self government. This allowed the Pigrims to settle in the New World.
  • Rhode Island was Founded

    Rhode Island was Founded
    Roger Williams discovered Providence, Rhode Island. The Charter was granted in 1644. Also Harvard College was founded.
  • Navigation Act was passed

    Navigation Act was passed
    Parliament passed the first Navigation Act. The acts were originally aimed at the dutch for making profit from England.
  • Bacons Rebellion

    Bacons Rebellion
    Nathaniel Bacon led planters and burned Jamestown Virginia. The followers that survived the rebellion were later executed.
  • William Penn

    William Penn
    He made the payment for Pensylvania lands. He also sighned treaty with Delaware Indiands.
  • Salem Witch Trial

    Salem Witch Trial
    20 witches were executed by the special court.
  • Poor Richard's Almanack

    Poor Richard's Almanack
    Ben Franklin published the first almanack. It was called Poor richard's Almanack.
  • John Peter Zenger

    John Peter Zenger
    He was acquitted of libel for criticizing the British govenor.
  • "Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God"

    "Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God"
    This speech was givin in Enfield, MA by Jonathan Edwards. He was a believer in the Great Awakening.
  • French and Indian War

    French and Indian War
    The French and Indian war began when the French occupied Ft. Duquesnc.
  • Sugar Act

    Sugar Act
    This act placed a tax on sugar.
  • Stamp Act

    Stamp Act
    This act placed a tax on stamps for the mail. Also, the quartering act was passed which required colonists to house British troops.
  • Townshend Acts

    Townshend Acts
    This act placed a tax on lead, paper, glass and tea. Many people rebelled this act.
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    British troops shot and killed 5 people in a Boston Mob.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    People snuck onto the East India Co. tea ships and threw cargo overboard.
  • The Intolerable Acts

    The Intolerable Acts
    A series of laws the people of the country thought were "intolerable."
  • Revolutionary War

    Revolutionary War
    Paul Revere and William Dawes rode and alerted the Patriots that the British were coming. This was the beginning of the Revolutionary War.
  • Declaration of Independance

    Declaration of Independance
    The Declaration of Independance was approved. Also Thomas Paine wrote Common Sense which convinced people that the United States needed a break from Britain.
  • Articles of Confederation

    Articles of Confederation
    The Articles of Confederation were adopted by the continental congress and they took affeft March 1st 1781
  • John Paul Jones

    John Paul Jones
    He defeated Serapis when he was on the Bonhomme
  • Bank of North America

    Bank of North America
    The Bank of North America was made. Lord Cornwallis also surrendered on October 19.
  • Paris Peace Treaty

    Paris Peace Treaty
    The Paris Peace Treaty was signed and and it recognized American independence.
  • Northwest Ordinance

    Northwest Ordinance
    The Northwest Ordinance was adopted by Continentel Congress. It guarenteed freedome of religion support for schools amd no slavery.
  • George Washington

    George Washington
    George Washington was elected president and John Adams's vice president.
  • Bill of Rights

    Bill of Rights
    The Bill of Rights were submitted.
  • Cotton Gin

    Cotton Gin
    Eli Whitney invented the cotton gin which helped slavery out.
  • Whiskey Rebllion

    Whiskey Rebllion
    The Western farmers protested the Whiskey Act.
  • Washington's Farewell Adress

    Washington's Farewell Adress
  • Alien and Sedition Acts

    Alien and Sedition Acts
    The Federalists passed a law that silenced political opposition.
  • John Marshall

    John Marshall
    He was named the Supreme Court chief justice.
  • Lewis and Clark

    Lewis and Clark
    They explored the unkown territorry in the west which is now know was the western part of the United States.
  • Embargo Act

    Embargo Act
    It banned trading with all foreign countries .
  • The War of 1812

    The War of 1812
    The War of 1812 begun. Britain attacked the US ships that were trading with France.
  • Oliver H Perry

    Oliver H Perry
    He defeated the British a the Battle of Lake Erie.
  • Star Spangled Banner

    Star Spangled Banner
    Britian troops attacked and burned the Capitol and the white house. Francis Scott Key got the lyrics for the Star Spangled Banner from this.
  • Florida

    Spain gave florida their land.
  • Monroe Doctrine

    Monroe Doctrine
    European nations could no longer colonize in the United States territorry.
  • Webster v Hayne debate

    Webster v Hayne debate
    Daniel Webster and Robery Hayne had a debate about nullifying the federal law.
  • Nat Turner

    Nat Turner
    He led a slave rebellion and 57 whites killed. The ones that survived were executed.
  • Trail of Tears

    Trail of Tears
    Andrew Jackson forced Native Americans off of their land which became known as the trail of tears.
  • Telegraph Line

    Telegraph Line
    The first message of the telegraph line was sent and the inventor was Samuel F.B. Morse.
  • Mexican War

    Mexican War
    The Mexican War began this year. This was a big step to Manifest Destiny.
  • Womens Rights

    Womens Rights
    Elizebeth Cady Stanton held the Womens Rights convention. Also gold was discovered.
  • Compromise of 1850

    Compromise of 1850
    California was admitted as a state.
  • Uncle Tom's Cabin

    Uncle Tom's Cabin
    A book publishee by Harriet Beecher Stowe that showed how harshe slavery was.
  • Republican Party

    Republican Party
    The Republican Party was fromed wihich oppesed the Kansas Nebraska Act.
  • Dredd Scott

    Dredd Scott
    This decision stated that slaves did not become free in free states.
  • Harpers Ferry

    Harpers Ferry
    John Brown tried to start a slave revolt at Harpers Ferry but no slaves joined in and they got killed by the marines.
  • Abraham Lincoln

    Abraham Lincoln
    Abraham Lincoln was elected as president.
  • The Civil War

    The Civil War
    The Confederacy succeded from the Union because of the election of Abraham Lincoln. This started the Civil War.
  • Battle of Antietam

    Battle of Antietam
    The Battle of Antietam took place and it was the bloodiest battle.
  • Emancipation Proclamation

    Emancipation Proclamation
    The Emancipation Proclamtion was passed and it stated that having slaves were illegal.
  • The Civil War Ended

    The Civil War Ended
    The Civil War ended.
  • 14th Amendment

    14th Amendment
    The 14th amendment was passed which stated that all people born or naturalized in the us were citizens,
  • 15th Amendment

    15th Amendment
    Everyone could vote no matter what their race was.
  • Red Cross

    Red Cross
    Clara Barton founded the Red Cross.