United States History

  • Jun 15, 1215

    Magna Carta

    Magna Carta
    Granted rights to both Nobles and Freemen.
  • Roanoke Colony

    Roanoke Colony
    The Lost Colony, sponsered by Sir Walter Raleigh, found on Roanoke island off the caost of North Carolina.
  • Jamestown

    John Smith and 105 cavaliers sarted the frst permanent English settlement in the New World At Jmestown
  • House of Burgesses/ First black laborers

    House of Burgesses/ First black laborers
    The first represnetative assemblynin the New World at Jmestown Virginia. Indentured servants in North American colonies brought by the Dutch to Jamestown
  • Mayflower Compact

    Mayflower Compact
    The Mayflower Compact was an idea to form a self government and was signed by the men abaord the Mayflower.
  • Providence

    Providence, RI was foundedby Roger Williams and was demcratically ruled with a seperation of church and state.
  • Navigaton Act

    Navigaton Act
    The British Parliment passed the Navigation act regulating commerce in the colony.
  • Indian War Ended

    Indian War Ended
    The Indian War ended and King Phillip, Wampanog chief, and Narragansett indians were killed.
  • Bacon's Rebellion

    Bacon's Rebellion
    Nathanial Bacon led planters to burn Jamestown. When the plan collapsed and Bacon died, 23 of his folloers were executed.
  • William Penn

    William Penn
    William penn signed a treaty with the Delaware Indians and payed for the Pennsylvannia land.
  • Witchcraft Delusion at Salem

    Witchcraft Delusion at Salem
    20 alleged witches were accused of Witchcraft and executuedy a special court.
  • Poor Richard's Almanack

    Poor Richard's Almanack
    The first Poor Richard's Almanack is published by Benjamin Franklin.
  • John Peter Zenger Trial

    John Peter Zenger Trial
    Editor John Peter Zenger was cleared of his criminal charge of criticizing the british governor.
  • Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God

    Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God
    The Famous sermon "Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God', was given in Enfieild, MA by Jonathan Edwards, a major revivalist in the Great Awakening.
  • French and Indian War Begins

    French and Indian War Begins
    French and Indian War Begins as France occupies Ft. Duquesnc.
  • Albany Plan of Union

    Albany Plan of Union
    Delagates from the 7 colonies approved the Albany plan of Unioon by Benjamin Franklin
  • Sugar Act

    Sugar Act
    The Sugar act is passsed placing taxes on sugar, molasses, and other products shipped to the colonies.
  • Stamp Act

    Stamp Act
    The Stamp act is passed by parliamen requiring all legal and commercial documents to have an official stamp showing that a tax has been paid.
  • Quartering Act

    Quartering Act
    The Quartering Act is passed forcing colonists to house british troops.
  • Townshend Acts

    Townshend Acts
    The Townshend Acts were passed to suspend New York's assebly until the agreed to provide housing for the troops, and to place taxes on various goods brought into the colonies.
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    British Troops fired into a Boston mob killing five people. Among those people was Crispus Attucks, leader of the mob.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    Men disguised as Native Americans boarded three ships and destroyed 342 chests of tea to protest the tax on tea.
  • Intolerable Acts

    Intolerable Acts
    The Intolerable Acts were passed by Parliament barrring the use of the Boston Harbor until the destroyed tea was paid for.
  • First Continental Congress

    First Continental Congress
    The First Continental Congress was held in Philadalphia and called for civial disobediance against the British
  • Virginia Convention

    Virginia Convention
    Patrick Henry addressed the Virginia convention "Give me liberty, or give me death!"
  • Paul Revere's Ride

    Paul Revere's Ride
    Paul Revere rode to alert patriots of the coming of the British to Concord to destroy arms.
  • Battle of Bunker Hill

    Battle of Bunker Hill
    Ethan Allen captured Ft. Ticonderoga and colonials headed for Bunker Hill.
  • George Washington

    George Washington
    Continental Congress named George Washington commander in chief.
  • Common Sense

    Common Sense
    The famous pro independence pamphlet Commmon Sense, was published by Thomas Paine. It siad that a complete break from Britain was neccesary.
  • Battle of Saratoga

    Battle of Saratoga
    A series of battles between British and U.S. soldiers and was a turning point in the war.
  • Articles of Confederation

    Articles of Confederation
    The Articles of Confederation, a document that outline the plan of government for the ne United States, was approved by the Continental congress and by the states.
  • John Paul Jones

    John Paul Jones
    Captain John Paul Jones defeated Serapis in British North Sea waters.
  • Siege of Cornwallis Began

    Siege of Cornwallis Began
    The Siege of Cornwallis began.
  • Cornwallis Surrenders

    Cornwallis Surrenders
    General Cornwallis surrenders at Yorktown.
  • Treaty of Paris of 1783

    Treaty of Paris of 1783
    Britain and U.S. sign a peace treaty recognizing american independence.
  • Shays's Rebellion

    Shays's Rebellion
    An uprising of farmers broke out in west Massachusettes.
  • Constitutional Convention

    Constitutional Convention
    The Constitutional Convention opened in Philidalphia with George Washington as it's president. It accepted many delagates and New Jersey was the first to ratify.
  • Northwest Ordinance

    Northwest Ordinance
    It was an land angreement adopted by the Continental Congress that created the Northwest Territory enabling the U.S. to expand.
  • Constitution in Effect

    Constitution in Effect
    The First Congress met at federal hall and declared the Constituition in effect.
  • Washington's Inaguration

    Washington's Inaguration
    George Washington is inagurated. John Adams coming in second, became vice president.
  • U.S. State Department

    U.S. State Department
    The U.S. State Department is formed by congress. It chose Thomas Jefforson to be installed as secretary of state, Hery Knox to be secretary of war, and Alexander Hamilton as secretary of treasury.
  • Supreme Court

    Supreme Court
    The Supreme Court is established by th Federal Judiciary Act.
    Conggress confirms John Jay as the Supreme Court's first chief justice.
  • Bill of Rights

    Bill of Rights
    The Bill of rights was submitted to the states and went into effect.
  • Washington's Second Term

    Washington's Second Term
    George Washington is inagurated for his second term. John Adams coming in second becomes vice president.
  • Cotton Gin

    Cotton Gin
    Eli Whitney invents the Cotton Gin, a machine for cleaning cotton, reviving slavery in the south.
  • Washington Declares Neutrality

    Washington Declares Neutrality
    Washington declares that the U.S. is remaining neutral in the war between France and Britain.
  • Whiskey Rebellion

    Whiskey Rebellion
    Pennsylvannia farmers protested the tax on liquor.
  • John Jay's Treaty with Britain

    John Jay's Treaty with Britain
    John Jay signed a treaty with Britain that was to settle long-lasting diffrences between the U.S. and Britain.
  • Washington's Farewell Address

    Washington's Farewell Address
    Washington deliver's a his farewelll address at the end of his second term warning against permanent alliances with foreign powers, public debt, and military establishment.
  • Alien and Sedition Acts

    Alien and Sedition Acts
    The Alien and Sedition Acts are passd to silence ploitcal opposition.
  • John Marshall

    John Marshall
    Joh Marshall was chosen as the Supreme Court chief justice.
  • Election of 1800

    Election of 1800
    Thomas Jeffrerson won the election of 1800 over Aaron Burr. Jefferson and Burr had the same number of electoral votes, but Jefferson had the House vote. Jefforson was named president and Burr was vice president.
  • Marbury v. Madison

    Marbury v. Madison
    The Supreme court overturned a law for the first time in the case of Marbury v. Madison. It said that the Supreme court has the final say in enterpeting the law. This case also established the idea of judicial review.
  • Lewis and Clark Expedition

    Lewis and Clark Expedition
    Lewis, Clark, and Sacagawea explored the Louisianna Territory for preident Thomas Jefforson. The expedition ended on September 23, 1806.
  • Death of Alexander Hamilton

    Death of Alexander Hamilton
    Vice President Aaron Burr shot Alexander Hamilton in a duel and Hamilton died the next day.
  • The Steamboat

    The Steamboat
    Robert Fultonmade the first steamboat ride form New York City, New York, to Albany, New York, 150 miles away in 32 hours.
  • War of 1812

    War of 1812
    Congress declared war between Birtain U.S. caused by disagreenments over the Canadian border and brought great economic changes to the U.S.
  • Battle of Lake Erie

    Battle of Lake Erie
    Oliver Hazard Perry defeated a fleet of british troops and the U.S. won the battle of Thames on October 15.
  • Savannah/ Florida

    Savannah/ Florida
    The american steambaot Savannah made the first part-steam-powered, part-sail across the Atlantic ocean. Spain gives up Florida to the U.S. on Febuary 22.
  • Monroe Doctrine

    Monroe Doctrine
    Named after President James Monroe, was a policy declaring opposition to any European interference in the Western Hemisphere.
  • Webster Hayne Debate

    Webster Hayne Debate
    Daniel Webster and Robert Hayne debated over the Doctrine of Nullification.
  • Indian Removal Act

    Indian Removal Act
    Presiednt Andrew Jackson signed the Indian Removal Act calling for the government to negotiate treaties that would require Native Americans to relocate west.
  • William Lloyd Garrison

    William Lloyd Garrison
    William Lloyd Garison began the Abolitionist Newspaper.
  • Nat Turner

    Nat Turner
    A slave in Virginia, Nat Turner, led a slave rebellion and killed 57 whites. White Troops were called in and 100 slaves were killed. Turner was catpured, tried, and hanged.
  • Trail of Tears

    Trail of Tears
    The Journey of the Cherokee people from their homeland in Gergia, to Indian Territory in Oklahoma. Thousadnds of Chreokees died.
  • Telegraph

    The first message was sent by Telegraph line by Samuel F. Morse, an inventor. The telegraph was sent from Washington to Baltimore
  • Treaty of Guadelupe Hidalgo

    Treaty of Guadelupe Hidalgo
    The Treaty of Guadelupe Hidalgo was signed ending the war with Mexico.
  • Mexican War Begins

    Mexican War Begins
    The Mexican War begins after President James K. Polk ordered Genereal Zachary Taylor to sieze land settled by Mexicans. After the clash at the border, War was declared.
  • Bear Flag Revolt

    Bear Flag Revolt
    Americans rebelled against against Mexican rule in California.
  • Oregon Territory Boundary

    Oregon  Territory Boundary
    Expansionists claimed that the U.S. should stretch from sea to shining sea. They also used the term Manifest Destiny.
  • California Gold Rush

    California Gold Rush
    Gold was discovered in California causing about 80,000 prospectors to emigrate.
  • Comproise of 1850

    Comproise of 1850
    Congressional laws were passed settling major disagreements betweeen free and slave states.
  • Uncle Tom's Cabin

    Uncle Tom's Cabin
    Harriet Beecher Stowe's novel Uncle Tom's Cabin was published. The book portrayed slavery as brutal and immoral.
  • Republican Party

    Republican Party
    The Republican Party was formed by opponents of slavery. The Party opposed the Kansas-Nebraska Act, which left the issue of slavery to the vote of settlers.
  • Dred Scott v. Sanford

    Dred Scott v. Sanford
    A slave Dred Scott sued fro his Freedom because his owner had taken him to a territory were slavery was illegal. Chief Justice Rojer B. Taney ruled against Scott saying thta he was not a U.S. citizen, therefore, he could not sue in U.S. courts.
  • Harper's Ferry

    Harper's Ferry
    Extreme abolitionist John Brown wanted to inspire slaves to fight for their freedom and with 21 men, seized the U.S. arsenal at Harper's Ferry. Brown's and his men were captured and killed. Brown was hanged for treason.
  • Elecction of 1860

    Elecction of 1860
    Republican Abraham Lincoln was elected president in a 4-way race.
  • Confederate States of America

    Confederate States of America
    The Confederate states of America were formed from seven souther states with Jefforson Davis as presiedent.
  • Battle of Bull Run

    Battle of Bull Run
    Confederates repelled Union forces at the first Battle of Bull Run.
  • Homestead Act

    Homestead Act
    An act that granted free farrms to settlers.
  • Land Grant Act

    Land Grant Act
    An act that provided public land sale to benifit agriculural education. which eventually led led to the establishment of state university systems.
  • Battle of Antietam

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

    Emancipation Proclamation
    Abraham Lincoln issued an executive order freeing slaves in all regions in rebellion against the union.
  • Battle of Gettysburg

    Battle of Gettysburg
    The Union defeated the Confederacy at Gettysburg.
  • Battle of Vicksburg

    Battle of Vicksburg
    Confederate states under siege surrendered Vicksburg to Union forces under General Ulysses S. Grant.
  • Thanksgiving

    President Abraham Lincoln declared Thanksgiving a national holiday.
  • Appomattox Court House

    Appomattox Court House
    The town where Robert E. Lee surrendered to Ulysses S. Grant, ending the Civil War.
  • Lincoln Killed

    Lincoln Killed
    President Abraham Lincoln was shot and killed by John Wilkes Booth in Fords Theatre. Vice President Andrew Johnson ws then sworn in as president.
  • 13th Amendment

    13th Amendment
    The 13th amendment, abolishing slavery was ratified.
  • Johnson's Impeachment

    Johnson's Impeachment
    President Andrew Johnson tried to remove secretary of war Edwin M. Stanton and was impeached by the House for a violattion of Tensure Office Act.
  • 15th Amendment

    15th Amendment
    The 15th amendment making no race bar to voting rights, was ratified.
  • American Red Cross

    American Red Cross
    Clara Barton founded the American Red Cross
  • James A. Garfield

    James A. Garfield
    Preident James A. Garfield was shot in Washington D.C. and died September 19.