us history

  • 500

    Middle Ages Begin

    Middle Ages Begin
  • Jan 1, 1000

    leaf earkson explores america

    leaf earkson explores america
  • Jan 1, 1100

    Crusades Begin

    Crusades Begin
  • Jan 1, 1300

    Crusades End

     Crusades End
  • Jan 1, 1350

    Middle Ages End

    Middle Ages End
  • Jan 1, 1350

    Renaissance Begins

    Renaissance Begins
  • Jan 1, 1400

    Portuguese Prince Henry encourages sea captains to sail south along the coast of Africa

    Portuguese Prince Henry encourages sea captains to sail south along the coast of Africa
  • Jan 1, 1488

    Bartholomeu Dias reaches southern tip of Africa

    Bartholomeu Dias reaches southern tip of Africa
  • Aug 1, 1492

    Christopher Columbus sets sail from Spain

     Christopher Columbus sets sail from Spain
  • Oct 12, 1492

    chris columbus discoveres america

    chris columbus discoveres america
  • Jan 1, 1493

    Johannes Gutenberg invents the printing press

    Johannes Gutenberg invents the printing press
  • Jan 1, 1493

    Christopher Columbus founds the first Spanish colony in the Americas

    Christopher Columbus founds the first Spanish colony in the Americas
  • Aug 1, 1497

    John Cabot discovers a "new-found island" in the name of the English king and thinks it's Asia

    John Cabot discovers a "new-found island" in the name of the English king and thinks it's Asia
  • Jan 1, 1498

    Vasco da Gama sails around southern tip of Africa to India

    Vasco da Gama sails around southern tip of Africa to India
  • Jan 1, 1500

    First African slaves begin to be brought across the Atlantic to New Spain

    First African slaves begin to be brought across the Atlantic to New Spain
  • Jan 1, 1513

    Vasco Nunez de Balboa is first European to see the Pacific Ocean, after crossing the isthmus of Panama

    Vasco Nunez de Balboa is first European to see the Pacific Ocean, after crossing the isthmus of Panama
  • Jan 1, 1517

    German monk, Martin Luther, challenges Catholic Church

  • Jan 1, 1519

    Ferdinand Magellan leaves Spain (with 250 crew members and 5 ships) to sail around the world

    Ferdinand Magellan leaves Spain (with 250 crew members and 5 ships) to sail around the world
  • Nov 8, 1519

    Hernando Cortes marches into the Aztec capital, Tenochtitlan

    Hernando Cortes marches into the Aztec capital, Tenochtitlan
  • Jan 1, 1522

    Magellan's crew returns, with only 1 ship and 18 crew members

    Magellan's crew returns, with only 1 ship and 18 crew members
  • Jan 1, 1524

    Giovanni Verrazano explores the coast of North America for France

  • Jan 1, 1530

    Jacques Cartier explores the St. Lawrence River for France

  • Jan 1, 1532

    Francisco Pizarro captures the Incan emperor, Atahualpa

    Francisco Pizarro captures the Incan emperor, Atahualpa
  • Jan 1, 1535

    Spanish king divides conquered land into New Spain and Peru, and establishes the "Laws of the Indies

     Spanish king divides conquered land into New Spain and Peru, and establishes the "Laws of the Indies
  • Sir Walter Raleigh sets sail for North America and attempts to colonize Roanoke Island

  • Renaissance Ends

    Renaissance Ends
  • Virginia founded

  • Henry Hudson explores the New York harbor and Hudson River for the Dutch

  • Henry Hudson explores the Hudson Bay for England

  • First African slaves are brought to Jamestown, VA

  • First African slaves are brought to Jamestown, VA

  • Pilgrims settle in what is now Massachusetts

  • New Hampshire founded

  • - New York founded

  • Puritans settle the Massachusetts Bay Colony

  • Maryland founded

  • New Jersey founded

  • Rhode Island founded

  • Connecticut founded

  • Delaware founded

  • The Carolinas founded

  • Bacon's Rebellion

  • Bacon's Rebellion

  • Pennsylvania founded

  • Glorious Revolution

  • Glorious Revolution

  • English Bill of Rights signed

  • English Bill of Rights signed

  • North Carolina founded

  • South Carolina founded

  • Georgia founded

  • - French and Indian War begins at Battle of Fort Necessity

    - French and Indian War begins at Battle of Fort Necessity
  • French troops defeat General Braddock

    French troops defeat General Braddock
  • Quebec surrenders to the British

    Quebec surrenders to the British
  • British troops take Montreal, ending the French & Indian War fighting in North America

    British troops take Montreal, ending the French & Indian War fighting in North America
  • Treaty of Paris is signed between Britain & France, ending the French & Indian War

    Treaty of Paris is signed between Britain & France, ending the French & Indian War
  • - Stamp Act

  • - Stamp Act

    - Stamp Act
  • The Proclamation of 1763

    The Proclamation of 1763
  • Sugar Act and Stamp Act are repealed

     Sugar Act and Stamp Act are repealed
  • Townshend Acts

     Townshend Acts
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
  • Tea Act

    Tea Act
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
  • Intolerable Acts

    Intolerable Acts
  • First Continental Congress meets in Philadelphia

  • Battle of Lexington, AKA "The Shot Heard Round The World

  • Battle of Concord

  • Second Continental Congress meets in Philadelphia

  • Ethan Allen & the Green Mountain Boys take over Fort Ticonderoga

  • Second Continental Congress sets up the Continental Army

  • British victory in the Battle of Bunker Hill

  • Richard Montgomery and American troops seize control of Montreal

  • Benedict Arnold and American troops fail to capture Quebec

  • Thomas Paine finishes writing and distributes "Common Sense

  • - British troops leave Boston, leaving it in control of the Americans

  • The Declaration of Independence is accepted by delegates at the Continental Congress

    The Declaration of Independence is accepted by delegates at the Continental Congress
  • British victory at the Battle of Long Island

    British victory at the Battle of Long Island
  • - American victory at the Battle of Trenton

    - American victory at the Battle of Trenton
  • American victory at the Battle of Saratoga

    American victory at the Battle of Saratoga
  • Articles of Confederation written

    Articles of Confederation written
  • Washington and troops camp at Valley Forge

    Washington and troops camp at Valley Forge
  • British seize Savannah, GA

  • American victory at the Battle of Vincennes

    American victory at the Battle of Vincennes
  • Articles of Confederation ratified

    Articles of Confederation ratified
  • Land Ordinance of 1785

    Land Ordinance of 1785
  • Constitutional Convention begins in Philadelphia

    Constitutional Convention begins in Philadelphia
  • Northwest Ordinance

    Northwest Ordinance
  • Constitutional Convention ends

    Constitutional Convention ends
  • George Washington takes office as POTUS

    George Washington takes office as POTUS
  • John Adams takes office as POTUS

    John Adams takes office as POTUS
  • Thomas Jefferson takes office as POTUS

    Thomas Jefferson takes office as POTUS
  • James Madison takes office as POTUS

    James Madison takes office as POTUS
  • James Monroe takes office as POTUS

    James Monroe takes office as POTUS
  • John Quincy Adams takes office as POTUS

    John Quincy Adams takes office as POTUS
  • Andrew Jackson takes office as POTUS

    Andrew Jackson takes office as POTUS
  • Martin Van Buren takes office as POTUS

    Martin Van Buren takes office as POTUS
  • William Henry Harrison takes office as POTUS

    William Henry Harrison takes office as POTUS
  • John Tyler takes office as POTUS

    John Tyler takes office as POTUS
  • James Knox Polk takes office as POTUS

    James Knox Polk takes office as POTUS
  • Zachary Taylor takes office as POTUS

    Zachary Taylor takes office as POTUS
  • Millard Fillmore takes office as POTUS

    Millard Fillmore takes office as POTUS
  • Franklin Pierce takes office as POTUS

    Franklin Pierce takes office as POTUS
  • James Buchanan takes office as POTUS

    James Buchanan takes office as POTUS
  • Abraham Lincoln takes office as POTUS

     Abraham Lincoln takes office as POTUS
  • Andrew Johnson takes office as POTUS

     Andrew Johnson takes office as POTUS
  • Ulysses Simpson Grant takes office as POTUS

    Ulysses Simpson Grant takes office as POTUS
  • Rutherford Birchard Hayes takes office as POTUS

    Rutherford Birchard Hayes takes office as POTUS
  • James Garfield takes office as POTUS

    James Garfield takes office as POTUS
  • Chester Arthur takes office as POTUS

    Chester Arthur takes office as POTUS
  • Grover Cleveland takes office as POTUS

    Grover Cleveland takes office as POTUS
  • Benjamin Harrison takes office as POTUS

    Benjamin Harrison takes office as POTUS
  • Grover Cleveland takes office as POTUS (for the second time

     Grover Cleveland takes office as POTUS (for the second time
  • William McKinley takes office as POTUS

  • Theodore Roosevelt takes office as POTUS

  • William Howard Taft takes office as POTUS

  • Woodrow Wilson takes office as POTUS

  • Warren Harding takes office as POTUS

  • Calvin Coolidge takes office as POTUS

  • Herbert Hoover takes office as POTUS

  • Franklin Delano Roosevelt takes office as POTUS

  • Harry S Truman takes office as POTUS

  • Dwight D. Eisenhower takes office as POTUS

  • John Fitzgerald Kennedy takes office as POTUS

  • Lyndon B. Johnson takes office as POTUS

  • Richard M. Nixon takes office as POTUS

  • Gerald Ford takes office as POTUS

  • Jimmy Carter takes office as POTUS

  • Ronald Reagan takes office as POTUS

  • George H. W. Bush takes office as POTUS

  • William Jefferson Clinton takes office as POTUS

  • – George W. Bush takes office as POTUS

  • al qaeda attacts the united states

    al qaeda attacts the united states
  • bracka obama takes office as poltus

    bracka obama takes office as poltus