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  • Jun 15, 1215

    Magna Carta

    Magna Carta
    The Magna Carta gave rights to both Nobles and Freemen.
  • "Lost Colony"

    "Lost Colony"
    The colony of Roanoke is established on Roanke Island, off of the coast of North Carolina.
    The settlers vanished in 1590.
  • Jamestown

    Capt. John Smith and 105 passangers landed on the Virgina coast ,and started the first permanent English settlement in the New World.
  • The House of Burgesses

    The House of Burgesses
    The first representative assembly in the New World at Jamestown, VA
    The first black labors-indentured servants- in the Colonies, brought by the Dutch, slavery became recognized legally 1650.
  • Pilgrims

    Purtian separatists, left Plymouth, England, on the Mayflower. They arrived at Cape Cod Nov. 19, 103 passangers arrived. They made the Mayflower Compact the first form of self-governing.
  • Provindence

    Rodger Williams founded the colony of Provindence,RI in June. Provindence was a democraticly ruled coloy.
    Harvard Collage was founded it is the oldest institution of higher learning in the U.S.
  • Navigation Act

    Navigation Act
    The British Parliament passed the first Navigation Act on Dec. 1. It regulated colonial commerce to suit English needs for more money.
  • Nathaniel Bacon Rebellion

    Nathaniel Bacon Rebellion
    Nathaniel Bacon led a group of angry planters aganist the autocratic British Governer Sir William Berkeley. The rebellion collasped when Bacon died 23 of his followers were executed.
  • Pennsylvania Colonization

    Pennsylvania Colonization
    William Penn signed a treaty with the Delware Indians and purchased land in Pennsylvania. Penn and his group were the first German Colonists in the New World.
  • Witchcraft Trials

    Witchcraft Trials
    20 alleged wiches were tried and exucuted in Salem,MA.
  • Poor Richard's Almanack

    Poor Richard's Almanack
    Benjamin Franklin published his first edtion of Poor Richard's Almanack it published annually until 1757.
    The last colony of the orginal 13 was founded Georgia.
  • John Peter Zenger Trial

    John Peter Zenger Trial
    Jhon Peter Zenger was acquitted of the charge of criticizing the governer of New York's conduct in office.
  • "Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God"

    "Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God"
    Jonathan Edwards gave his famous sermon "Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God". Edwards was major figure in the Great Awakening.
  • French & Indian War

    French & Indian War
    The French and Indian war begun when the French occupied Ft. Duquesnc in Pittsburgh. The British captured Qubec in Sept. 18, 1759. Both of the armies generals were killed. In the treaty that ended the war the French lost Canda and the Midwest.
  • Sugar Act

    Sugar Act
    A new tax know as the Sugar Act was placed upon the colonies. It put a tax on lumber, foodstuffs, molasses, and rum. The tax was used to help pay for the French and Indian War.
  • Townshed Acts

    Townshed Acts
    The Townshed Acts put extra taxes on products shipped to the colonies such as glass, painter's lead, paper, and tea. The taxes were repealed in 1770 on everything expect for tea.
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    British troops fired into a mob of angry colonists killing 5 people including the leader Crispus Attucks. The accident was deemed by newspapers the Boston Massacre.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    Colonists begain protesting the tax on tea by telling ships from England carring tea they could not come into the port. Later in December a group of men dressed as Native Americans and boarded a ship carrying tea and threw most to all of it over board. The event became to be know as the Boston Tea Party.
  • "Intolerable Acts"

    "Intolerable Acts"
    Parliament passed new taxes that the colonists called the Intolerable Acts.
    The First Continental Congress is held in Philly the participents called for civil disobedience aganist the British.
    Rhode Island abolished slavery.
  • Stamp and Quartering Act

    Stamp and Quartering Act
    The Stamp Act was enacted the new tax so England would have the money to pay to for more royal troops. The tax was repealed March 17, 1776.
    The Quartering Act made it law that colonists had to house and feed British troops who were in the colonies.
  • The Revolution Begins

    The Revolution Begins
    Patrick Henry says the famous quote "Give me liberty or give me death" at a Virginia convention.
    Paul Revere and William Dawes rode to different cities along the way to Concord to warn Patriots that the British army was coming to destroy weapons and ammo.
    The battles of Lexington and Concord start the Revolutionary War.
    A Continental Congress was held it named George Washington the Commander and Chief of the the U.S. Army and created a postal system.
  • The Revolutinary War Continues

    The Revolutinary War Continues
    Thomas Paine publishes Common Sense a famous pamphlet explaning why the colonies should rebel to the common person,
    France and Spain also agree to help the colonies after the Battle of Saratoga.
    The Declaration of Independence is written and it declares that the colonies should be free and self governed.
  • The Revolutinary War Continues 2

    The Revolutinary War Continues 2
    General Washington defeated Lord Cornwallis at Princeton making the British army retreat to Yorktown.
    The Articles of Confederation are written and put into action.
  • John Paul Jones

    John Paul Jones
    The famous ship captain John Paul Jones defeated a famous British warship the Serapis in British waters. Jones became famous because his ship was blown up but Jones and crew got in an escape boat and rowed to a different boat and blew up more ships.
  • The Revolutionary War Ends

    The Revolutionary War Ends
    Washington laid seige Yorktown were Cornwallis was hiding. The seige lasted 13 days. Lord Cornwallis later surrendered which ended the Revolutionary War.
  • Treaty of Paris

    Treaty of Paris
    The British and American generals met and signed the Treaty of Paris which gave the colonies there Independence. The treaty said that the new countries boundry was as far as the Mississippi River.
    Washington odered that the army be disbanded on Nov. 3. Washington meet at Fraunces Tavern, New York City to say goodbye to all of his general friends from the war.
  • Northwest Ordinance

    Northwest Ordinance
    The goverenment passed the Northwest Ordinance to split up the Northwest Terrritory. The Northwest Ordinance set a pattern of orderly growth for any places that wanted to become states.
  • George Elected

    George Elected
    George Washington was voted for by every single one of the electors. Jhon Adams was elected Vice-President.
  • Bill of Rights

    Bill of Rights
    The Bill of Rights was added to the U.S. Constitution. The Bill of Rights is the first ten admendmentson the Constitution.
  • George Elected Again

    George Elected Again
    Washington was elected for a second term in 1793. Jhon Adams was his Vice-Presdient again.
    Washington declared the U.S. nuetral when the British and French went to war.
    Eli Whiteny invented the cotton gin.
  • Whiskey Rebellion

    Whiskey Rebellion
    Angry farmers protested the tax on liquor from 1791 in Penn.. They the rebellion was ended when Washington ordered federal millita to Penn.
  • Washington's Farewell Adress

    Washington's Farewell Adress
    When Washington gave his farewell adress he warned aganist permanet allanices with foregin nations, large public debt, and a large military establishment.
  • On the Brink of War

    On the Brink of War
    The French navy began capturing U.S. ships. The raiding ended when Napoleon became the First Consul.
  • Political Problems

    Political Problems
    Jhon Marshall became the Supreme Court Chief Justice.
    Thomas Jefferson and Aaron Burr got the same number of electoral votes. Congress voted 32 times and Jefferson became President and Burr Vice-President.
  • Marbury vs. Madison

    Marbury vs. Madison
    For the first time in U.S. history a law was overturned in the Supreme Court.
    Napoleon sold all of the Louisiana Purchase to the U.S. for 11.2 million dollars.
  • Lewis and Clark

    Lewis and Clark
    President Jefferson sent Lewis and Clark to explore the Louisiana Purchase.
    Alexander Hamltion is killed in a duel by Aaron Burr over a job dispute.
  • Robert Fulton

    Robert Fulton
    Robert Fulton made the first steamboat trip from to NY to MY.
    The Embargo Act is passed banning any foregin ships entering U.S. ports.
  • War of 1812

    War of 1812
    The war was caused by the capturing of U.S. ships, helping rebellious Native Americans, and inprisonment of sailors. All trade stopped with Europe.
  • Oliver Hazard Perry

    Oliver Hazard Perry
    Perry stops the invasion of NY in an important naval battle.
  • The Star -Spangled Banner

    The Star -Spangled Banner
    Francis Scott Key writes the Star-Spangled Banner which becomes the National Anthem.
    The British is defeated at Lakee Champion ending the war.
  • Florida

    Spain ceded Florida to the U.S.
  • Monroe Doctrine

    Monroe Doctrine
    Presdient Monroe put the Monroe Doctrine into law closing the Americas to foregin colonization.
  • Indian Removal Act

    Indian Removal Act
    President Jackson signed the Indian Removal Act which resettled many different tribes into Indian Territory.
  • Nat Turner Rebellion

    Nat Turner Rebellion
    Nat Turner led a group of slaves that killed 57 white plantation owners they were later caught and killed.
  • Trail of Tears

    Trail of Tears
    The infamous Trail of Tears was a forced removal of Cheroke indians to the Indian Territory thousands died.
  • The First Electronic Message

    The First Electronic Message
    Samuel Morose sent the first message over a telegraph.
  • Mexican War

    Mexican War
    The mexican War began over the U.S. annexation of Texas. Once the war was over Mexico lost over half of its land
  • Gold Rush

    Gold Rush
    Gold is discovered in California over 80,000 gold miners rush to there.
  • 31st State

    31st State
    California became the 31st state in the U.S.
    Fugitive Slave Laws are passed it made slave laws much more strict.
  • Uncle Tom's Cabin

    Uncle Tom's Cabin
    Harriet Beecher Stowe publishes her book about the harsh and cruel treatment of slaves.
  • Republican Party

    Republican Party
    The Republican Party is formed in WI.
    Gadsden Purchase is bought by the U.S. from Mexico.
  • Dred Scott Case

    Dred Scott Case
    Ruled that Dred Scott a slave couldn't sue for his freedom because he wasn't a U.S. citizen. This law applied to all free blacks and slaves.
  • Harpers Ferry

    Harpers Ferry
    Jhon Brown siezed a U.S. Armory in WV Brown and followers are captured and killed.
  • Civil War

    Civil War
    7 states set up the Confederate States of America southeren rebels fire upon Fort Sumpter in SC starting the Civil War.
  • The Civil War Contuines

    The Civil War  Contuines
    The Union captured New Orleans which gave them control of the entire Mississippi River.
    Homestead Act gave farmers/settlers free land to farm.
  • Emancipation Proclamation

    Emancipation Proclamation
    Presdient Lincoln put the Emancipation Proclamation into effect freeing all Southeren slaves.
    The Union won a major battle know as Gettysburg were Lincoln gave his famous Gettysburg Address.
  • The Civil War Ends

    The Civil War Ends
    Robert E. Lee surrendered the Southerern Army at Appomattox Court House ending the Civil War.
    Lincoln was assassanited by John Wilkes Booth in Ford's Theater.
  • 14th Admendment

    14th Admendment
    The 14th Admendment is passed giving citizenship to everyone who was born in the U.S.
  • 15th Admendment

    15th Admendment
    The 15th Admendment let anyone who was a U.S. citizen vote no matter what race.
  • Clara Barton

    Clara Barton
    Clara Barton a former Civil War nurse formed the Red Cross which helps people during natural disasters and wars.