US History

  • The "Lost Colony"

    The "Lost Colony"
    The "Lost Colony" was founded on Roanoke I sland
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    US History

  • James Town

    James Town
    John Smith and 105 other settlers started the first permemnant colony in the United States,
  • First Black Laborers

    First Black Laborers
    Indentured servants in the colonies brought to Jamestown. Slavery was legally reconized
  • House of Burgesses

    House of Burgesses
    The first representative assembly in the colonies.
  • Pilgrims

    Pilgrims, escaping religous persecution landed in Plymouth.
  • Mayflower Compact

    Mayflower Compact
    Was an agreement to from a self government, and majority rule.
  • Providence founded

    Providence founded
    Roger Williams founded Providence, Rhode Island in June. It ws a democratically ruled colony with seperation of church and state.
  • Navigation Act

    Navigation Act
    British Parliment passed the Navigation Acts. It regulated colonists exports and imports to fullfill the English needs.
  • Indian War

    Indian War
    The Indian War in New England killed King Philip, Wampanoag chief, and Narragansett indians,
  • Bacon Rebellion

    Bacon Rebellion
    Nathan Bacon led planters in a rebellion against the british government, The rebellion ended once Bacon died.
  • First German Colonists

    First German Colonists
    The first german colonists settled near Philadelphia
  • Bought Pennslyvania

    Bought Pennslyvania
    William Penn signed a treaty with Indians from Delaware, and bought Pennsylvania.
  • Witch Trials

    Witch Trials
    20 thought to be witches were executed by a special court,
  • Poor Richards Almanac/Georgia

    Poor Richards Almanac/Georgia
    Benjamin Franklin published his first Poor Richards Almanac, It published every year until 1757.
    The last of the 13 colonies, Georgia, was chartered.
  • Zenger Trials

    Zenger Trials
    John Peter Zenger was cleared of libel August 5 after critizing the British governs office conduct.
  • Edward's Sermon

    Edward's Sermon
    Jonathan Edwards gave the sermon "Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God". He was a major figure in the Great Awakening.
  • French and Indian War

    French and Indian War
    The French and Indian War began when the French took control of Pittsburg. At the end of the war, France lost Canada and the Midwest,
  • Sugar Act

    Sugar Act
    The Sugar act was put in place on all lumber, molasses, rum, and imported goods. It was to pay the debt for the French and Indian War.
  • Stamp and Quatering Act

    Stamp and Quatering Act
    The Stamp Act was put in place and required stamps on all paper so pay for the British Troops.
    The Quatering act made the colonists to house British troops
  • Townshed Acts

    Townshed Acts
    Townshed Acts put taxes on glass, painter's lead, paper, and tea.
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    British trrops fired into a crowd of colonists killing 5 people.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    Tea was thrown into the Boston Harbor by colonists
    to protest the tea tax
  • Intolerable Acts

    Intolerable Acts
    The Intolerable Acts made by Parliment stopped the use of the Boston Harbor till the tea lost in the tea party was paid for.
  • First Continental Congress

    First Continental Congress
    First Continental Congress was held in Philadelphia. It called for Civil Disobedience against the British
  • Paul Revere's Ride

    Paul Revere's Ride
    Revere and Dawes rode through Boston to warn the patriots that the British were on their way to Concord
  • Lexington and Concord

    Lexington and Concord
    Lexington and Concord were the first battles of the Civil War.
  • Common Sense

    Common Sense
    Common Sense was written by Thomas Paine. It made colonists feel that a split from Britan was necassary
  • Declaration of Independence

    Declaration of Independence
    The Declaration of Independence was written to declare independance from Great Britan
  • Articles of Confederation

    Articles of Confederation
    The Articles of Confederation was adopted by the continental congress. It had many weaknesses.
  • John Paul Jones

    John Paul Jones
    John Paul Jones deafeted the Serapis in British waters. One of th e most important naval battles
  • Attack on Cornwallis

    Attack on Cornwallis
    The attack on Cornwallis beganOctober 6. On October 19th Cornwallis surrendered.
  • Treaty of Paris

    Treaty of Paris
    Slavery was made illegal in Massachusetts. Britan adn the US signed the Treaty of Paris which reconized american independence
  • Northwest Ordinance, Constitutional Convention and Shay's rebellion

    Northwest Ordinance, Constitutional Convention and Shay's rebellion
    Shay's rebellion took place Janurary 25, run by farmers in debt. The Northwest Ordinance was adopted which set the orderly growth of the Northwest territory The Constitutional Convention started on March 25,and they wrote the Consitution
  • George Washington & Supreme Court

    George Washington & Supreme Court
    George Washington was made the first president of the United States. Supreme Court was created by the Federal Judiciary Act
  • Bill of Rights

    Bill of Rights
    The Bill of Rights went into effect. It granted citizens the right of freedom of speech, freedom of press, right to bear arms, etc. It is the first 10 amendemts of the constitution.
  • Cotton Gin; US Neutral

    Cotton Gin; US Neutral
    The cotton gin was invented by Eli Whittney. It allowed cotton to be cleaned much quicker, Washington declared that the US was neutral in the war between France and Britan.
  • Whiskey Rebellion

    Whiskey Rebellion
    Whiskey Rebellion farmers protested the whiskey tax because it effected their economy.
  • Washington Farewell Address

    Washington Farewell Address
    In washingtons farewell address he warned America against making foreign alliances, political parties, public debt, and large military establishment.
  • Alien & Sedation Acts

    Alien & Sedation Acts
    Alien & Sedation Acts were four laws intended to get rid of political opposition.
  • John Marshall & Thomas Jefferson

    John Marshall was made the Supreme Court Justice. Thomas Jefferson became president after winning over Burr in the House vote in the election of 1800
  • Marbury vs. Madison; Lousiana Purchase

    Marbury vs. Madison; Lousiana Purchase
    Supreme Court in Marbury vs Madison ruled that the court could declare a law unconstitutional Napolean sold the Lousinia Terrioty to the United STates for 11,250,000. It doubled the size of the US
  • Lewis and Clark

    Lewis and Clark
    Lewis and Clark went on an expidition to explore and map the new land the US got from France.
  • Steamboat Trip; Embargo Act

    First real steamboat trip made my Robert Fulton in New York City. Embargo Act was placed December 22, which banned trade with all foreign countries.
  • War of 1812

    War of 1812
    The War of 1812 started because of impressment of US soldiers. Britan seizing US ships, and Britian supported the Native Americans. Congress declared war June 18 after Britian put up a blockade against France.
  • Battle of Lake Erie

    Battle of Lake Erie
    A british fleet was defeated by Oliver H. Perry on Septemeber 10,
  • Star Spangled Banner

    Star Spangled Banner
    The British landed in Maryland and deafeted the american force.
    The British then burnt down the the Capitol and the White House. British then bombarded a fort in Baltimore, the British fleet lost and Francis Scott Key wrote the star spangled banner
  • Florida

    Spain gave Florida to the United States.
  • Monroe Doctrine

    Monroe Doctrine
    Monroe Doctrine went into effect. It said that european countries could not colonize anymore in the Americas, and they could not intervene.
  • Webester Debate; Indian Removal Act

    Webester Debate; Indian Removal Act
    The debate was between Daniel Webster and Robert Hayne over the right to nullify a federal law The Indian Removal Act, by Andrew Jackson, provided land for the Native Americans to move and settle on Indian Territory
  • The Liberator; Slave Rebellion

    An Abolotionist paper, The Liberator, was started by William Lloyd Garrison A slave in Virginia named Nat Turner led a slave rebllion where 57 whites were killed and 100 slaves killed. Troops were called and Turner was hanged
  • Trail of Tears

    Trail of Tears
    Cherokee indians were forced to walk to Indian Territory on the "Trail of Tears" A fourth of them died on this journey,
  • First telegram sent

    First telegram sent
    The first message sent by a telegraph was sent from Washington to Baltimore. it read "What hath God wrought"
  • Mexican War; Manifest destiny

    The US declared war with mexico May 13, and the war with Mexico began. Manifest Destiny- the belief that the US should strecth from coast to coast started to come into play
  • Gold; Seneca Falls Convention

    Gold was discovered in California, 80,000 people rushed to California starting the Gold rush. Lucrita Mott and Elizebeth Stanton led The Secena Falls convention for womens rights
  • The Compromise of 1850

    The Compromise of 1850
    The Compromise of 1850 was written by Henry Clay, it made California a state, Utah and New Mexico territories, ended the slave trade, and made the fugitive slave act harsher.
  • Uncle Tom's Cabin

    Uncle Tom's Cabin
    Uncle Toms cabin, written by Harriet Beecher Stowe was published. It displayed how bad slavery was morally.
  • Repulicans; Gadsen Purchase

    Repulicans; Gadsen Purchase
    The Republican party was formed, they were opposed to the Kansas-Nebraska act, and voting for slavery. The Gadsen purchase was made, after ratifiying and treaty with mexico
  • Dred Scott

    Dred Scott
    The Dred Scott decision said that slaves did not become free in a free state. They also said that a slave could not become a US citizen or sue for their freedom
  • Harper's ferry

    An abolitionist, John Brown and 21 men took Marmory at Harper's Ferry, US marines caught the men, killing several. Brown was hanged Dec. 2
  • Abraham Lincoln

    Republican Abraham Lincoln was elected to be the 16th president of the United States.
  • Civil War

    The Confederate states of America was set up, by 7 southern states, and made Jefferson Davis the president. The Civil war started on April 12 when confederates fired on Fort Sumpter. The first battle of Bull Run was July 21
  • Battle of Antietam; Homestead and Land Grant Act

    The Battle of Antietam took place in Maryland. It was the bloodiest one day battle of the civil war. The north and south both lost over 2,000 men. The Homestead act was approved, which gave free farms to settlers. The Land Grant Act was approved. it provided for public land to benefit agricultural education.
  • Emancipation Proclamtaion; Gettysbug; Vicksburg

    Emancipation Proclamtaion; Gettysbug; Vicksburg
    Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamtion, freeing the slaves in the South. The union got control of the Mississippi river. After the union won at Gettyysburg, Lincoln gave his Gettysburg address, Confeferate forves surrenederd while under attack at Vicksburg.
  • Civil War end; Lincolns death; 13th amendment

    Civil War end; Lincolns death; 13th amendment
    Robert E. lee surrenederd the conderates to General grant at the Appomattox courthouse, Lincoln was shot by John Wilkes Booth while watching a play at Ford's Theatre. The 13th amendemnt was made to abolish slavery.
  • 14th amendemnt

    14th amendemnt- It said that anyone born in the United States is an american citizen.
  • 15th amendement

    the 15th amendement made it that any male US citizen can vote, no matter what race they are.
  • Red cross founded; Garfield killed

    Red cross founded; Garfield killed
    Clara Barton founded the Red cross. President Garfield was shot and killed in Washington DC