United States History

  • Period: Jan 1, 1215 to


  • Apr 17, 1215

    Magna Carta

    A Document signed for self gov
  • Roanoke Colony

    Roanoke Colony
    The lost colony of Roanoke was founded on Roanoke island off the north carolina coast. Settlers disappeared in 1590.
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  • Jamestown

    This was the first permanent colony and was founded by Capt. John Smith.
  • House of Burgesses

    Was the first representative assembly in the new world. First black laborers in english north american colonies brought by dutch.
  • Black laborers

    Indentured servants were held in North american colonies brought by the dutch
  • Mayflower Compact

    The Mayflower compact was a document of self government signed by pilgrims on board of the Mayflower.
  • Harvard school/Roger Williams

    Harvard college is the oldest institution. Founded province, RI, in june as a democratical ruled colony
  • Navigation Act

    British parliament passed this lawto regulate commerce to suit english needs
  • Indian war

    Nathaniel Bacon led planters against british gov, he died and 23 followers were excecuted. There was also the indian war that toke place in New england.
  • William penn

  • Wtichcraft

    20 alleged witches excecuted by special court
  • Benjamin Franklin

    Published Poor Richards Alamanac published annually until 1757
  • Great Awakening

    Sermon "sinners in the hands of an angry god" was delivered at Enfield, MA july 8 by Jonanthan Edwards
  • Albany Union /French and Indian War

    Plan was approved by Benjamin Franklin but it was rejected by the colonies. French and Indian War began.
  • Sugar Act

    Placed taxes on lumber, foodstuffs, molasses, and rum in colonies
  • Stamp and Quartering Act

    Stamp act was passed to put stamps on taxed items and quartering acts were passed so colonists had to house british soldiers.
  • Townshed Acts

    Levied Taxes on glass, painters lead, paper, and tea.
  • Boston massacre

    British soldiers shot at innocent people inlcuding Cripus Attucks.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Cargo ship burned and all of its cargo which was tea was thrown into the ocean
  • Intolerable Acts

    Intolerable acts curtailed Massachusetts self rule. First continental congress held in Philedelphia. Rhode island abolished slavery.
  • Patrick Henry

    Adressed Virginia Congress " Give me liberty or give me death"
  • Lexington And Concord

    Paul R. and William Dawes rode to alert people about the british
  • Common Sense/ France and Spain

    Thomas Paine wrote Commen Sense and France and spain decided to provide arms
  • Declaration of Independence

    Declaration of Independence was written and it was approved in july 4th
  • Princeton / Articles of Confederation

    Washington defeated Cornwallis in Princeton and articles of confederation were adopted by Continental Congress
  • John Paul Jones

    Defeated serapis in British North Sea Waters
  • Bank / Cornwallis

    Bank of North America incorporated. Cornwallis retired to yorktown and then surrendered.
  • Paris Peace Treaty

    Paris signed the peace treaty recognizing that America has now gained its independence
  • Shays Rebellion / Northwest Ordinance

    Debt ridden farmers in Massachusetts failed.
    Northwest ordinance adopted july 13 made rules for statehood,
  • George Washington elected

    George Washington chosen president by all electors voting
  • U.S. state Dept.

    Established by congress. War dept created, Henry Knox to be secretary
  • Bill of rights / First Bank

    Submitted to states went into effect dec 15.
  • Washington 2nd term

    Washington gets inagurated again for his second term
  • War of 1812

    War had three main causes britian had seized 4,000 sailors, britian armed indians, and trade with britian stoped
  • Oliver Perry

    Oliver perry defeated british fleet at battle lake erie
  • British landed in Maryland

    British landed in maryland and burned down the capitol and white house
  • Spain and florida

    spain ceceded florida
  • Monroe Doctrine

    Opposing European intervention in the americas
  • Abolishionist papers

    William Loyd Garrison began the abolishionist papers
  • "Trial of Tears"

    Cherokee indians forced to walk from georgia to oklahoma
  • Telegraph line

    First message over first telegraph line sent
  • Mexican war

    The mexican war began after pres . James K. Polk ordered gen zachary taylor to seize disputed texan land settled by mexicans
  • Gold Discovered

    Gold discovered in california made 80,000 prospecters migrate
  • Compromise of 1850

    Admitted California as the 31st state sept 9
  • Harriet Beecher Stowe

    Uncle Tom's cabin published
  • Republican Party

    Formed at Ripon opposed the Kansas-Nebraska act
  • Dred Scott

    Dred Scott decisions held that slaves in free states were still not free
  • Oil well

    Edwin L Drake drilled the first commercially productive oil well
  • Shoe Workers

    Approximately 20,000 new england sheo workers went on strike
  • Confederate States of America

    Seven Southern states set up the confederate states of america
  • Homestead Act / land Grant act

    Granted Free farms to settlers, provided for public land sale to benefit agric ultural education.
  • Emancipation Proclamation

    Lincoln issued the emancipation proclamation
  • Gettysburg Address

    Lincoln gave the famous speech Gettysburg Address
  • Robert E Lee / Abraham Lincoln

    Robert E Lee surrendered to Gen. Grant, Abraham Lincoln was shot by John Wilkes Booth
  • 14th amendment

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

    Making race no bar to voting rights raified
  • Clara Barton

    She founded the first American Red Cross