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United States History Timeline-Cameron Jones

  • May 19, 1440

    Trans-Atlantic Trade

    The Trans-Atlantic Trade was a trade network between Europe, Africa, and the Americas. Manufactured goods were sent to Africa. Slaves were sent to the Americas. Raw materials were sent to Europe.
  • May 18, 1492

    Columbian Exchange

    The Columbian Exchange was the exchangement and trading of goods, plants, and diseases. It came about when Europeans began to come to the Americans. For exapmle, beans, tomatoes and turkey fro the Americas. They would be echanged for rice, wheat, and pigs from Europe, Africa, and Asia.
  • Oct 15, 1558


    The non-tolerant religious gruop who left Englad to free them selves of religious persecution.
  • Virginia

    Oldest British North American colony.
  • Seperatists

    Left the Anglican Church to begin their own churches.
  • Massachusetts Bay Colony

    Original theirtenn colony founded by John Winthrop.
  • New Jersey Colony

    One of the original thirteen colonies
  • Quaker

    Christians who settled in Pennsylvania.
  • Benjamin Franklin

    "They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety," - Benjamin Franklin, Memoirs of the life & writings of Benjamin Franklin.
  • Georgia Colony

    Buffer state estblished for debotors by Great Britian.
  • Benedict Arnold

    Benedict Arnold
  • French And Indian War

    The French anad Indians vs. the British for the Ohio River valley. The British won.
  • Andrew Jackson

    Andrew Jackson
  • Treaty of Paris

    Peace treaty to the french and Indian War.
  • Fur Trading

    Fur Trading
  • Qubec

    First French colony
  • Quatering Act

    The Quatering Act was placed on the British North American colonies. It was put in place after the Seven Years War. It stated that colonist must provide housing for British troops.
  • Declatory Act

    Struct down the Stamp Act.
  • Boston Massacare

    Colonist threw rocks and snowballs at British soliders. The soilders fired into the crowd killing five people including Crispus Attucks.
  • Intolerable Acts

    Closed the Boston Harbor.
  • Declaration of Independence

    Letter to Great Britian declaring our Independence.
  • Continental Congress Act

    Delegates from 13 colonies who meet to discuss grievances with Great Britian.
  • First Continental Congress

    Delegates from the colonies that met in Philadelphia to discuss issues with Great Britian.
  • Common Sense

    Phamplet written by Thomas Paine.
  • Daughters of Liberty

    The Daughters of Liberty werw the non-violent protestors against the British. They protested the British taxes by making their own clothing rather than by bvuying from British manufactures.
  • Valley Forge

    location of Washington's winter encampment during the Revloutionary War.
  • Articles of Confederation

    The Articles of Confederation were created to have the priginal thirteen states working as one without a centralized power. They were created by John Dickinson from Pennsylvania. They would include a Congress of delegates, There would be no president nor an executive branch, and the Congress would make all decisions.
  • Yorktown

    The Battle of yorktown was the final battle of the American Revolution. The American military with aid of the french trapped the British so they couldn't escape. This forced general Cornwallis' British Army to retreat and surrender to General Washington of the Continental Army.
  • Shay's Rebellion

    Shay's Rebellion was a revolt led by Massachusetts farmers who decided to take matters into their own hands. they were upset about losing their property because they could not afford to pay the high taxes that the Massachusetts government was imposing. This rebellion showed the weakness of the Articles of Confederation because the government could not surress the revolt.
  • House of Representatives

    Apart of the Great Compromise. Each state's representatives are based off of that states population.
  • Virgina Plan

    The Virginia Plan was one of the compromises that led to a plan of government. It was written by James Madison. This plan consisited of a strong president, three branches of government, a bicameral system based off of a state's population, and the President would have the power to veto anything.
  • Great Compromise

    The Current Constitution of America
  • Bill of Rights

    First 10 Amendments of the Constitution. Gives Americans their rights.
  • George Washinton

    "Nothing is a greater stranger to my breast, or a sin that my soul more abhors, than that black and detestable one, ingraditude." -George Washington, Letter to Governor Dinwiddie
  • Executive Branch

    Apart of the Great Coprimise to keep chacks and balances
  • Eli Whitney's Cotton Gin

    Made the production of cotton much easier.
  • XYZ Affair

    The french attempt to bribe the U.S. after seizing American merchant ships. It was in retalliation to to the jay Treaty of 1794 which offended them They look at it as a betrayal of their 1778 treaty of their alliance with the U.S.
  • Oil Industry

    Oil Industry
  • Interchangable Parts

    Parts that were pre-manufactured and could be used to any practical purpose.
  • Underground Rail Road

    Route that escaped slaves traveled to get to the North to be free. It was led by Harriet Tubman.
  • Susan B. Anthony

    “Woman must not depend upon the protection of man, but must be taught to protect herself.” - Susan B. Anthony
  • Alexander Hamilton

  • Industrial Revolution

    The Industrial Revolution is when factyories and innovations in technology were being created.
  • Trail of Tears

    “My friends, circumstances render it immposible that you can flourish in the widwest of a civilized community. You have but one remedy within your reach, and that is to remove west. And the sooner you do this, the sooner you will commence your career of improvement and prosperity.” - Andrew Jackson
  • Seneca Falls Convention

    Women's Rights Convention
  • Lord Baltimore

    Owner and governor of the Maryland colony
  • Mobilization

    Factories converted to make military goods during WW2. Rosie the Riverte symbolized working women.
  • Uncle Tom's Cabin

    Uncle Tom's Cabin was written by Harriet Beecher Stowe. She was an abolotionists and her book allowed everyone to experience slavery, even those who had never had the chance to witness slarvery firsthand. The book sold over 300,000 copies in its first year.
  • Know-Nothings

    Political party
  • Jane Addams

    Jane Addams is a pioneer of the social services. She founded the Hull House to Americanize and educate ummigrants. Her Hull House provided social aid for the urban poor.
  • Kansas Nebraska Act

    Before the Civil War, Kansas entered the Union as a slave state and Nebraska as a free state. This Act struct down the Missouri Compromise of 1820 because States Would now decide whether or not they would enter the Union free or not by popular sovereignty.
  • Radical Republicans

    Wanted to give African Americans their rights during Reconstruction
  • Dred Scott Case

    A slave who sewed for his freedowm.
  • Jefferson Davis

    President of the Confederate States of Ammerica during the Civil War.
  • Fort Sumter

    The first baettle of the Civil War happened at Fort Sumter. Fort Sumter was the last Union controlled military fort in the South, and the Confederates wanted to retrieve it. The Confederates attacked the Fort starting the Civil War.The Battle of Forst Sumter was a Confederate victory.
  • Union

  • Emancipation Proclamation

    Abraham Lincoln emancipated the slaves in the Southern states during the Civil War.
  • Vicksburg

    Battle during the Civil War. Union victory.
  • Gettysburg

    The Battle of Gettysburg was the bloodiest battle of the Civil War. It also was a turning point for the Union as it was won in their favor. They achieved this victory by forcing Robert Lee, Confederate general, to retreat.
  • John Wilkes Booth

    Assassinated Abraham Lincoln.
  • Andrew Johnson

  • Reconstruction

    Reconstruction began right after the Civil War. The South was destroyed by the Union forces and one-fourth of Southern white men died in the Civil War. The 13th, 14th, and 15th Amendments were created and implemented during this time. There were two motives to reconstruct: Andrew Johnson's Reconstruction Plan and Radical Republican Reconstruction.
  • W.E.B. DuBois

    W.E.B. DuBois
  • Knights of Labor

    Knights of Labor
  • Yellowstone National Park

    Signed in to law by President Ulysses S. Grant.
  • Jim Crow Laws

    Segregated public places in the South.
  • Tin Pan Alley

    Tin Pan Alley
  • Hull House

    Hull House
  • Progressive Era

    Era full of political and social reforms.
  • Ellis Island

    Ellis Island is located on the harbor of New York. It is where European immigrants entered into the United States at the East Coast. At Ellis Island, the imigrants would be processed on the ships and released if they did not have any medical problems.
  • Plessy v. Ferguson

    “We, as freemen, still believe that we were right and our cause is sacred.” - New Orleans Committee of Citizens
  • Open Door Policy

    U.S. foregin policy
  • Militarisim

    Glorification of military during WW1
  • Recall

    Hold vote to remove office holders.
  • Referendum

    Voters vote on proposed laws.
  • Ida Tarbell's The History of Standard Oil

    Ida Tarbell was a muckraker during the Progressive Movement. She wrote The History of Standard Oil which exposed John Rockefeller. the book describes how he used unfair methods to ruin competitors, charge higher prices, and get huge profits out of it.
  • Upton Sinclair's The Jungle

    Muckraker who wrote The Jungle.

    The Nation Association for the Advancement of Colored People was founded by W.E.B DuBois. The social group was founded to provide legal assistance to blacks to combat racial discrimination kin politics, education, socially, and economically.
  • Woodrow Wilson

    President during WW1
  • World War One

    First World War.
  • Lusitania

  • Zimmerman Note

    During WW1, Germany asked Mexico to form an alliance with them. Germany asked Mexico to attack the U.S. The Zimmerman Telegraph was one of the three reasons the U.S. fought in World War One.
  • Selective Service Act

    Army draft for WW1
  • Espionage Act

    Prohitted any attempts to interfere with any military operations.
  • Prohibition

  • League of Nations

    Apart of Woodrow Wilsons 14 Points.
  • Harlem Renaissance

    "I have discovered in life that there are ways of getting almost anywhere you want to go, if you reallywant to go." -Langston Hughes
  • Great Depression

    Great Depression
  • Overproduction

    Bad farming practices leading to the Great Depression.
  • Underconsumption

    The underbuying of consumers during the great depression.
  • Repatriation

    government efforts to send Mexican immigrants and their childrem back to Mexico.
  • Frankin Delano Roosevelt

    Frankin Delano Roosevelt
  • New Deal

    F.D.R's policies to relieve the U.S. aftter the Great Depression.
  • Okies

    Okies were refugees from the Dust Bowl of the great Depression, They were from Oklahoma and were moving in search of work. Many traveled until they reached California.
  • Neutrality Act

    Were apart of U.S. isolationism.
  • Allied Forces

    The alliance between the U.S., France and Great Britian
  • World War Two

    Second World War
  • Lend Lease Act

    "We are buying . . . not lending. We are buying our own security while we prepare. By our delay during the past six years, while Germany was preparing, we find ourselves unprepared and unarmed, facing a thoroughly prepared and armed potential enemy." - Henry L. Stimson, Secretary of War
  • Pearl Harbor

    Pearl harbor was a surprise attack of the Japanese on a U.S. naval base in Hawaii. Japan bombed the naval bases and killed 3,000 civilians. The attack was led by General Hideki Tojo. The attack on Pearl Harbor was the U.S.'s reason for entering WW2.
  • Conquistador

    Spanish word for conqueror.
  • Midway (Battle of)

    Midway (Battle of)
  • Manhattan Project

    The Manhattan Projectwas led by Robert Oppenhimer in Los Alamos, New Mexico. It was a plan to develop the Atomic Bomb that was dropped on Japn during World War Two by President Harry Truman. Two bombs were developed from this project and they forced Japan to surrender.
  • Island Hoping

    Strategy used by the U.S. on Japan during WW2.
  • D-Day

    ""You are about to embark upon the great crusade toward which we have striven these many months. The eyes of the world are upon you...I have full confidence in your courage, devotion to duty and skill in battle."- Dwight Eisenhower
  • Normandy, France

    The location of Operation overload
  • Harry Truman

    Harry Truman was the 33rd President of the United States. He served two terms and was the President during the Second World War. He is responsible for dropping the atomic bomb on Hiroshima and Nakasagi which ended World War Two. He is also responsible for the integration of the military which happened in1948.
  • Korean War

    War beteen North and South Korea. The U.S. fough on the side of South Korea.
  • Little Rock 9

    Little Rock 9 was the first attempt to implement the Brown v. B.O.E. decision. There were nine students who were handpicked because they were all honor students. they were selected to attend Central Highschool, an all white school, in Little Rock, Arkansas.
  • Woolsworth Sit-ins

    The Woolsworth Sit-ins took place in Greensboro, North Carolina. It started with four students from North Carolina A&T who wanted to stage a sit0in at the Woolsworhlunch counters. They successfully challenged the segregation of public resturants in the Souh.
  • Bay of Pigs

    Under General Eisenhower's Presidency, the CIA had an authorized plan to invade Cube and overthrow, leader, Fidel Castro. However, the invasion did not take place until Kennedy's presidency. Kennedy went through with the plan, but it failed. Only 300 of 1,400 invaders survived and it strengthed the power of Fidel Castro.
  • Civil Rights Act

    Outlawed segregation in public accomadations.
  • Voting Rights

    Banned literacy test when trying to vote.
  • HUD Homes

    One of the welfare programs apart of Lyndon B. Johnson's Great Society program.
  • Tet Offensive

    Military Campaing during the Vietnam War.