United States History

  • Jun 15, 1215

    Magna Carta

    Magna Carta
    rights granted to Nobles and Freeman
  • Roanoke

    first attempted colony
  • Jamestown

    first colony in the U.S.
  • House of Burgesses

    House of Burgesses
    first representitive assembly
  • Mayflower Compact

    Mayflower Compact
    first form of self government
  • Rhode Island

    Rhode Island
    Roger Williams founded Rhode Island
  • Navigation Acts

    Navigation Acts
    passed by England to regulate colonial commerce to suit English needs
  • Bacon's Rebellion

    Bacon's Rebellion
    rebellion against Massachsetts government when they declined a war against the Native Americans
  • Pennsylvania

    William Penn founded Pennsylvania for religous tolerance
  • Salem Witch Trials

    Salem Witch Trials
    people accused of being witches and were automatically killed
  • Great Awakening

    Great Awakening
    religous revival began
  • Zenger Trial

    Zenger Trial
    New York publisher sued for criticizing British governor's conduct of office
  • French and Indian war

    French and Indian war
    French and Indian war began
  • Albony Plan of Union

    Albony Plan of Union
    Benjamin Franklin wrote it in order to organize the colonies
  • Poor Richard's Almanack

    Poor Richard's Almanack
    Benjamin Franklin published first almanack
  • Sugar Act

    Sugar Act
    tariff on sugar
  • Stamp and Quartering Act

    Stamp and Quartering Act
    taxed certain goods and required people in the colonies to house British soldiers
  • Townshend Acts

    Townshend Acts
    made to raise revelues for England, basically all other repealed acts combined
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    British troops started shooting a Boston mob and striked innocent civilians
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    went on British ship and tossed all tea into the ocean
  • Intolerable Acts

    Intolerable Acts
    barred time of Boston Harbor till tea was paid for
  • First Continental Congress

    First Continental Congress
    held in Philadelphia, talked about civil disobedience against British
  • Paul Revere

    Paul Revere
    Midnight Ride
  • Lexington and Concord

    Lexington and Concord
    first battle of revolutionary war
  • Patrick Henry

    Patrick Henry
    "Give me liberty or give me death!"
  • Common Sense

    Common Sense
    published by Thomas Paine, influenced people to support America in the war
  • Decloration of Independence

    Decloration of Independence
    declared independence from Britian
  • Articles of Confederation

    Articles of Confederation
    Set an organization of how the new United States should be governed
  • Saratoga

    changed direction of the war
  • John Paul Jones

    John Paul Jones
    "I have not yet begun to fight."
  • Yorktown

    last big battle in the war
  • Treaty of Paris

    Treaty of Paris
    ended revolutionary war
  • Geaorge Washington

    Geaorge Washington
    Geaorge Washington first president of U.S.
  • Constitutional Convention

    Constitutional Convention
    about Articles of Confederation
  • Northwest Ordinance

    Northwest Ordinance
    set an orderly growth in the U.S,
  • Bill of Rights

    Bill of Rights
    first ten amendments to constitution
  • Cotton Gin

    Cotton Gin
    Eli Whitney invents the cotton gin
  • Washingtons Farewell Address

    warned against foreign allies
  • Louisiana Purchase

    Louisiana Purchase
    Louisiana territory purchased from France
  • Lewis and Clark

    Lewis and Clark
    Lewis and Clark explore the new U.S. territory
  • Steam Boat

    Steam Boat
    Robert Fulton made the first steam boat
  • War of 1812

    War of 1812
    War of 1812 fighting the British
  • Star Spangled Banner

    Star Spangled Banner
    Francis Scott Key wrote are national anthem
  • Missouri Comprimise

    slavery allowed in Missouri
  • Monroe Doctrine

    Monroe Doctrine
    western hemisphere was not to be further colonized
  • Trail of Tears

    Trail of Tears
    Indians forced into indian territory
  • First Telegraph

    First Telegraph
    Samuel F.B. Morse made the first telegraph
  • Womans Rights Convention

    Womans Rights Convention
    convention lead by Lucretia Mott and Elizabeth Cady Stanton
  • Comprimise of 1850

    Comprimise of 1850
    California entered as a free state
  • Uncle Toms Cabin

    Uncle Toms Cabin
    portrayed life of a slave
  • Dred Scott

    Dred Scott
    slaves were not U.S. citizens
  • Abraham Lincoln

    Abraham Lincoln
    Abraham Lincoln elected president
  • Confederate States of America

    Confederate States of America
    Jeferson Davis elected president
  • Civil War

    Civil War
    was began with the battle of Fort Sumter
  • Battle of Antietam

    Battle of Antietam
    extremely bloody battle
  • Emancipation Proclomation

    Emancipation Proclomation
    freed all slaves
  • Gettysburg address

    Gettysburg address
    Lincoln famous speech "four score and seven years ago"
  • Civil War ends

    Civil War ends
    Robert E. Lee surrendered at Appomattox court house
  • Lincoln assasinasion

    Lincoln assasinasion
    Lincoln was assasinated in ford theater
  • 13th amendment

    13th amendment
    abolished slavery
  • 14th amendment

    14th amendment
    gave citizenship to everybody born in the U.S.
  • 15th amendment

    15th amendment
    the rights to vote
  • Red Cross

    Red Cross
    Clara Barton founded the Red Cross