United States History

  • Apr 24, 1215

    Magna Carta

    What the U.S. used to help make there constitution.
  • Roanoke Island

    Roanoke Island
    Roanoke Island was founded by Sir Walter Raleigh in 1585 off the North Carolina Coast.
  • Jamestown

    105 Cavaliers and 3 ships landed on the Virginia Coast to establish the first English settlement in the New World known as Jamestown in 1607.
  • House of Burgesses

    House of Burgesses
    The first representative assembly in the New World was elected in Jamestown, Virginia on July 30.
  • Pilgrims

    The Pilgrims landed at Plymouth on December 26 and the Mayflower Compact was signed on November 11 to establish a from of self government.
  • Roger Williams

    Roger Williams
    Providence, Rhode Island was founded in June 1636 by Roger Williams.The oldest institution of higher learning was founded and it was called Harvard.
  • Navigation Act

    Navigation Act
    The first Navigation Act was passed by British Parliament on December 1, 1660 which regulated colonial commerce to fit what the Britsh wanted.
  • Bacons Rebellion

    Bacons Rebellion
    Nathaniel Bacon led a rebeliion against autocratic British Government but the rebellion ended when Bacon died and 23 followers were executed.
  • William Penn

    William Penn
    William Penn signed a treaty with Delaware Indians and made the first payment on Pennsylvania lands. The first German colonist settled in America in Pennsylvania.
  • Salem Witch Trials

    Salem Witch Trials
    20 thought to be witches were executed in court.
  • Poor Richards Alamanac

    Poor Richards Alamanac
    The first poor Richards Almanac was published by Benjamin Franklin and was published annually until 1757. Georgia was chartered as the last of the 13 colonies.
  • John Peter Zenger

    John Peter Zenger
    John Peter Zenger was accused of libel after he critized the Britsh Governers conduct in office.
  • "Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God"

    "Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God"
    Johnathon Edwards delivered a famous sermon known as "Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God".
  • French and Indian War

    French and Indian War
    The French and Indian War began when Ft. Duquesne became occupied by the French. At the end of the war the French lost Canada and the midwest.
  • Sugar Act

    Sugar Act
    Placed taxes on lumber,foodstuffs, molasses, and rum in the colonies.
  • Stamo Act and Quartering Act

    Stamo Act and Quartering Act
    The Quartering Act required colonists to house British troops. The Stamp Act required revenue on stamps but this act was repealed on March 17, 1766.
  • Townshend Acts

    Townshend Acts
    This act levied taxes on glass, painter's lead, paper, and tea. All of these taxes were repealed except for the tax on tea in 1770.
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    Crispus Attucks and five others were killed by British troops for protesting.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    The Sons of Liberty boarded tea ships in Boston Harbour and threw the chests of tea off the ship.
  • Intolerable Acts

    Intolerable Acts
    This act banned the use of Boston Harbour until the tea was paid for.
  • First Continental Congress

    First Continental Congress
    Philadelphia held the first Continental Congress from September 5 to October 26.
  • Paul Revere

    Paul Revere
    William Dawes and Paul Revere rode through the night to alert Patriots that the British were coming.
  • Declaration of Indepence

    Declaration of Indepence
    The Declaration of Indepence was signed on July 4 witch declared the U.S. indepence.
  • Articles of Confederation

    Articles of Confederation
    The Articles of Confederation were adopted on November 15 by the Continental Congress.
  • John Paul Jones

    John Paul Jones
    On the Bonhamme Richard he beat Serapis on September 23 in British North Sea Waters.
  • Bank of North America

    Bank of North America
    The Bank of North America was incoporated on May 26 and Lord Cornwallis retired to Yorktown.
  • Paris Peace treaty

    Paris Peace treaty
    The United States of America and Britain signed the Paris Peace Treaty which gave the U.S. independence and it was ratified on January 14, 1784.
  • Shays Rebellion and Northwest Ordinance

    Shays Rebellion and Northwest Ordinance
    A group of debt-ridden farmers tried to rebel on January 25 but it failed. The Northwest Ordinance was adopted on July 13 by the Continentental Congress this document set the rules for statehood in the Northwest Territory. Philadelphia held the Constitutional Convention.
  • George Washington

    George Washington
    George Washington was elected as the first president in U.S. history.
  • Bill of Rights

    Bill of Rights
    Bill of Rights submitted to the U.S.
  • First President

    George Washingon was inauguated president for a second time on March 4 and John Adams was his vice president. Eli Whitney invented the cotton gin.
  • The Whiskey Rebellion

    Western Pennylvania Farmers prorsted the liquor tax o 1791.
  • Washingtons farewell Address

    He warned against permanent alliances with foreign countries.
  • Alien and Sedition acts

    This act was intended to silence poliical opostion.
  • Thomas Jefferson

    Thoms Jefferson was elected president and Aaron Burr was his vice president.
  • Louisiana purchase

    Napolean sold the U.S. all of the Louisiana Territory for $11,250,000 and it nearly doubled the size of the U.S.
  • Lewis and Clark

    Thomas Jefferson sent Lewis and Clark thruogh what is now the Norhwest U.S. and they returned in 1806.
  • Robert Fulton

    It took him 32 hours to trvel 150 miles on the first practical steamboat trip.
  • The War of 1812

    The 3 main causes of the war were Britain seizing U.S. ships that were trading with France, Britain had captured 4,000 U.S. sailors, and Britain armed Indians who attacked Americans.
  • Battle of Lake Erie

    Oliver H. Perry defeated a British fleet at Lake Erie.
  • Florida

    Spain ceded Florida to the U.S. on February 22.
  • Monroe Doctorine

    Opposed European Intervntion in North and South America.
  • Webster Hayne debate

    Famous debate between Daniel Webster and Robert Hayne on a states right to nullify a federal law
  • Nat Turner

    Nat Turner led a slave rebellion in which 57 whites were killed and 100 slaves were killed and Nat Turner was hung.
  • The Trail of Tears

    Cherokee Indians were forced to walk a trail from Georgia to Oklahoma and it was known as The Trail of Tears.
  • First Message

    First message was sent over telegraph.
  • The Mexican War

    The U.S. one the war and Mexico ceded claims toTexas, California, and some addtional territory.
  • Gold Rush

    Gold was discovered in California and more than 80,000 prospectors moved there.
  • Compromise of 1850

    Admitted California as a free state and made Utah and New Mexico territories.