U.S. History

  • Jun 15, 1215

    Magna Carta

    Magna Carta
    Written by a group of people trying to protect thier rights from a horrible king. It inspired Americans to have liberty rights.
  • Roanoke

    Roanoke Island was founded by off the North Carolina coast. Settlers dissapeared and no one knows where to. It gained the name "Lost Colony".
  • Jamestown

    The first English settlement was founded on the Virginia coast by Captain John Smith along with many other settlers.
  • House of Burgesses

    House of Burgesses
    The House of Burgesses was the first representative colony in the New World. It was located in Jamestown, Virginia.
  • Pilgrims and Mayflower Compact

    Pilgrims and Mayflower Compact
    Puritans left England to escape religious persectution from thier king. They sailed on the Mayflower and reached Cape Cod in November. The Mayflower compact was later signed with ideas of self government and majority rule.
  • Providence, RI

    Providence, RI
    Providence, RI was a democratically ruled colony with seperation on church and state was founded by Roger Williams.
  • Navigation Acts

    Navigation Acts
    The first Navigation Act was passed by British Parliament regulating colonial commerce for English needs.
  • Rebellion and War

    Rebellion and War
    Nathaniel Bacon and others burned Jamestown, VA becuse they were against British Gov.Sir William Berkeley. In New Enland there was a Bloody Indian war where King Phillip, Wampanoag chief, and Narragansett Indians killed.
  • Treaty

    William Penn made peace with the Delaware Indians by signing a treaty and made payment for Pennsylvannia Lands.
  • Witchcraft Delusion

    Witchcraft Delusion
    A special court executed 20 alleged witches in Salem, MA.
  • Poor Richard's Almanack

    Poor Richard's Almanack
    The first Poor Richard's Almanack was published by Benjamin Franklin and was published untill 1757.
  • John Peter Zenger

    John Peter Zenger
    After criticizing the British governers conduct in ofice, editor John Peter Zenger was released of libel.
  • Famous Sermon

    Famous Sermon
    Jonathan Edwards delivered " Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God" in Enfield, MA. He was a major figure in the Great Awakening.
  • French and Indian War

    French and Indian War
    When the French occupied Ft. Duquesne the war began. There were many battles and the death of a French General, Joseph de Montcalm and British General James Wolfe occured. It ended in 1763 with a Peace-pact.
  • Sugar Act

    Sugar Act
    The Sugar Act placed taxes on sugar, lumber, molasses and other foods to pay off the French and Indian War debt.
  • Stamp Act and Quartering Act

    Stamp Act and Quartering Act
    The Stamp Act required stamps on all documents to help fund troops, The Quartering Act required colonists to house British troops. Both of these acts were from Parliament.
  • Townshend Acts

    Townshend Acts
    The Townshend Acts placed a tax on glass, paniter's lead, paper, and tea.
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    British troops fired into a Boston mob killing 5 people.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    Tea ships were boarded by protesters who did not want the tea act.They threw all of the cargo overboard.
  • Intolerable Acts and First Continental Congress

    Intolerable Acts and First Continental Congress
    As a result of the Boston Tea Party, the Intolerable Acts were made from Parliament, In Philadelphia the First Continental Congress was held and called fopr civil disobedience against the Birtish.
  • Patrick Henry, Paul Revere, and First Battles of the Revolutionary War

    Patrick Henry, Paul Revere, and First Battles of the Revolutionary War
    Patrick Henry made the statement "Give me liberty or give me death!" at the Virginia Convention. When the British were on the way to Concord, Paul Revere was the one to alert Patriots. The battles of Lexington and Concord were the first battles of the Revolutionary War on April 19.
  • Declaration of Independence and Common Sense

    Declaration of Independence and Common Sense
    The Declaration of Independence was approved and written by Thomas Jefferson. Common Sense was witten by Thomas Paine which was a pamphlet about Americas independence.
  • Articles of Confederation

    Articles of Confederation
    Congress adopted the Articles of Confederation which defined the federal governments powers from those of the states.
  • John Paul Jones

    John Paul Jones
    John Paul Jones defeated Serapis while on board the Bonhomme Richard.
  • Cornwallis

    After Cornwallis retired, there was a siege, then he surrendered on October 19.
  • Paris Peace Treaty and Slavery

    Paris Peace Treaty and Slavery
    The Paris Peace Treaty was signed by Britain recognizing American Independence, also Slavery was declared illegal in Massachusetts by the Supreme Court.
  • Shay' Rebellion, Northwest Ordinance, and Constitutional Convention

    Shay' Rebellion, Northwest Ordinance, and Constitutional Convention
    Farmers in Massachusetts rebelled, also known as Shay's Rebellion. The Northwest Ordinance was odopted by the Continental Congress which set the orderly pattern of growth for the U.S. In Philadelphia there was a Constitutional c onvention with Washington.
  • George Washington

    George Washington
    George Washington was chosen as president by all electoral votes. John adams was the vice president. The Supreme Court was created by Federal Judiciary Act.
  • Bill of Rights

    Bill of Rights
    The Bill of Rights was submitted to the states but went into effect Decem ber 15.
  • Washington and Eli Whitney

    Washington and Eli Whitney
    On March 4, 1793, George Washington was inaugurated for a second term. John Adams was vice-president again. Eli Whitney inveted the cotton gin, making cotton production faster.
  • Whiskey Rebellion

    Whiskey Rebellion
    Farmers in Western Pennsylvania protested the Whiskey tax of 1791.
  • Washington's Farewell Address

    Washington's Farewell Address
    Geoerge Washington delived his farewell address as president> He told the country not to form alliances with foreign countries.
  • Alien and Sedition Acts

    Alien and Sedition Acts
    Intending to silence political opposition, the Alien and Sedition Acts were passed by federalists.
  • Election of 1801

    Election of 1801
    Thomas Jefferson became President of the U.S. and Burr was vice-president. John Marshall was name chief justice for the Supreme Court.
  • Marbury v. Madison and Louisian Purchase

    Marbury v. Madison and Louisian Purchase
    THe Supreme Court overturned a U.S. law for the first time in the Marbury v. Madison case. Napoleon of France sold all of Louisiana to the U. S. for 15 million dollars. It doubled the size of the U.S.
  • Lewis and Clark Expedition

    Lewis and Clark Expedition
    President Thomas Jefferson ordered Lewis and Clark to explore what is now northwest U.S starting from St. Louis. They finished September 23, 1806.
  • Steamboat and Embargo Act

    Steamboat and Embargo Act
    Robert Fulton made the first steamboat trip. Ships were forbidden to sail to foreign parts because of the Embargo Act on December 22, 1807.
  • War of 1812

    War of 1812
    Britain seized U.S. ships trading with France, Britain sezied U.S. sailors, Britain armed Indians, these were the causes of the War of 1812.
  • Battle of Lake Erie and Battle of Thames

    Battle of Lake Erie and Battle of Thames
    Oliver H. Perry defeated British fleet and U.S. won Battle of Thames on October 5.
  • "Star-Spangled Banner"

    "Star-Spangled Banner"
    Francis Scott Key wrote the words to "The Star-Spangled Banner that was a poem but then a tune was added to it.
  • Florida Part of U.S.

    Florida Part of U.S.
    Spain gave Florida to the U.S.
  • Monroe Doctrine

    Monroe Doctrine
    James Monroe made the Monroe Doctrine opposing European intervention.
  • Webster-Hayne Debate and Indian Removal Act

    Webster-Hayne Debate and Indian Removal Act
    Famous debate on state right to nullify federal law. President Andrew Jackson signed the Indian Removal Act on May 28 which made Native Americans relocate west.
  • Nat Turner Rebelllion

    Nat Turner Rebelllion
    A black slave in Virginia named Nat Turner led a rebellion killing 57 whites. he was tried and hanged November 11.
  • Trail of Tears

    Trail of Tears
    Cherokee Indians were forced to walk the "Trail ofTears" From Georgia to Oklahoma.
  • Telegraph Line

    Telegraph Line
    Inventor Samuel F.B. Morse sent the first message through a telegraph from Washington to Baltimore.
  • Mexican War

    Mexican War
    U.S. declared war on Mexico on May 13. There was a dispute over Texas land. It Ended Febtuary 2, 1848 and Mexico ceded
    Texas, California, and other territoy.
  • Gold and Senaca Falls Convention

    Gold and Senaca Falls Convention
    After gold was discovered in California, 80,000 people emigrated in search of gold and wealth. Lucretia Mott and Elizabeth Cady Stanton led a Women's Right's Convention in New York.
  • Compromise of 1850

    Compromise of 1850
    The Compromise of 1850 admitted California as a free state and the 31st state. It made the Fugitive Slave Law more harsh.
  • Uncle Tom's Cabin

    Uncle Tom's Cabin
    Uncle Tom's Cabin, written by Harriet Becher Stowe was published,
  • Republican Party

    Republican Party
    The Republican Party was formed in Ripon,WI. Most members were against slavery.
  • Dred Scott Decision

    Dred Scott Decision
    A former slave, Dred Scott tired to sue for his freedom but the Supreme Court decided that slaves could not become free in a free state.
  • Harper's Ferry

    Harper's Ferry
    An abolitionist named John Brown, along with 21 other men seized U.S. Armory, Brown was soon hung.
  • Abraham Lincoln

    Abraham Lincoln
    Abraham Lincoln was elected as president, he was a Republican.
  • Confederate States of America and Civil War

    Confederate States of America and Civil War
    The Confederate States of America were made up of seven southern states with Jefferson Davis as president. The Civil War began at Fort Sumter on April 12.
  • Battle of Antietam

    Battle of Antietam
    The bloodiest battle of the Civil War was in western Maryland. Over 2,000 men were lost on each side.
  • Emancipation Proclamtion and Gettysburg Address

    Emancipation Proclamtion and Gettysburg Address
    The Emancipation Proclamtion was issued by President Lincoln freeing all slaves in areas of rebellion. He also gave his Gettysburg Address Nov. 19 after Union forces won a major victory.
  • Robert E. Lee, Lincoln's Assasination, 13th Amendment

    Robert E. Lee, Lincoln's Assasination, 13th Amendment
    General Robert E.Lee Surrendered at Appomattox Court House. President Lincoln was shot and killed by John Wilkes Booth while at Ford's Theater. The 13th amendment was ratified, abolishing slavery.
  • 14 Amendment

    14 Amendment
    The 14th Amedment granted citizenship to all persons born or naturalized in the U.S.
  • 15 Amendment

    15 Amendment
    Voting is a right to all, not just certain races.
  • Clara Barton

    Clara Barton
    The Red Cross was founded by Clara Barton, a nurse.