us history

By EliR
  • John Smith Powhatan 1607

    It was located in Virginia. landed in an area inhabited by more than 15,000 Indians, members of some thirty tribes loosely united in a confederacy whose leader the settlers called Powhatan. this is important because it will change the weapons to more advanced tools, for the Indians
  • Life in the Middle colonies 1664

    It took place in the Dutch and the Swedes. England captured the Dutch colony of New Netherland. is important because the middle colonies served as important distribution centers in the English mercantile system.
  • Bacon's Rebellion 1676

    Beacons rebellion took place in Jamestown, Colony of Virginia
    The Rebellion was triggered when a grab of Native American lands was denied. It was important cause it united black and white indentured servants with black slaves.
  • 1692 Witch Trial

    The Witch trial was in Massachusetts Over 600 people were accused of witch crafting, and 20 were executed. It's important because the Witch trials contributed to changes in court procedures and rights to legal representation.
  • Great Awakening between 1720

    It was in the Colonies and the UK. The Great Awakening notably altered the religious climate in the American colonies. Ordinary people were encouraged to make a personal connection with God, instead of relying on a minister. The great Awakening paved the way for independence and the Constitution.
  • French and Indian War 1754-1763

    The French and Indian war was in Ney York, Pennsylvania, and Canada. The War provided Great Britain with Territorial gains in North America. And paying the war's expenses led to colonial discontent. The French and Indian war ended with the signing of the Treaty of Parris.
  • Proclamation of 1763

    It was located in the Appalachian Mountains. Declared by the British crown at the end of the French and Indian War in North America, mainly intended to conciliate the Native Americans by checking the encroachment of settlers on their lands. It created a boundary, known as the proclamation line, separating the British colonies on the Atlantic coast from American Indian lands west of the Appalachian Mountains
  • Sugar act April, 5 1764

    It was located in Great Britain. The Sugar Act retained a high duty on foreign refined sugar and prohibited the importation of all foreign rum. The Sugar Act was significant because it marked the first time Parliament levied a tax on the American colonies for the purpose of generating revenue.
  • Stamp act Oct 7, 1765

    It was held in New York. It was an act of the British Parliament in 1765 that exacted revenue from the American colonies by imposing a stamp duty on newspapers and legal and commercial documents. British Parliament passed the Stamp Act to help replenish their finances after the costly Seven Years' War with France.
  • Townsend Act 1767

    It was located in Boston. The Acts placed an indirect tax on glass, lead, paints, paper, and tea, all of which had to be imported from Britain. The Townshend Acts would use the revenue raised by the duties to pay the salaries of colonial governors and judges, ensuring the loyalty of America's governmental officials to the British Crown.
  • Boston Massacre march 5, 1770.

    It was located on King Street in Boston. It began as a street brawl between American colonists and a lone British soldier but quickly escalated to a chaotic, bloody slaughter. The Boston Massacre had a major impact between Britain and the American colonists.
  • The Coercive Act 1774

    It was located in the Colonies. The act authorized the Royal Navy Blockade of Boston Harbor. Coercive Acts were meant to break Massachusetts Bay and warn the other colonies of the consequences of rebellious behavior.
  • Tea act 1773

    It was located in Boston Massachusetts. The act granted the company the right to ship its tea directly to the colonies without first landing it in England, and to commission agents who would have the sole right to sell tea in the colonies. It showed Great Britain that Americans wouldn't take taxation and rallied American patriots across the 13 colonies to fight for independence.
  • American Revolution 1775

    Most of the Battles were fought in New York, New Jersey, and South Carolina. It started with the exchange of gunfire at Lexington and Concord in Massachusetts. It was the first successful democratic movement in modern history.
  • The battle of Saratoga September 19, 1777

    It was in New York. was a turning point in the Revolutionary War. The Americans were defeated by the British army, but it lifted patriot morale, furthered the hope for independence, and helped to secure the foreign support needed to win the war.
  • The battle of Bunker Hill June 17, 1775

    The battle happened in Massachusetts. the British defeated the Americans, but it boosted the enemies with confidence. The patriots proved they could hold their own against the superior British Army.
  • Battles of Lexington and Concord April 19, 1775

    It was fought in Middlesex County, Province of Massachusetts Bay, within the towns of Lexington, Concord, and Lincoln. It was the first military engagement of the American Revolutionary War.
  • Declaration of Independence August 2, 1776

    It was signed in the Pennsylvania State House. the 13 American colonies severed their political connections to Great Britain. The Declaration summarized the colonists' motivations for seeking independence.
  • Valley Forge December 19, 1777

    The valley forge took place in Washington. 11,000 soldiers stationed at Valley Forge, hundreds died from the disease. Valley Forge left a big impact in a good way because the troops emerged with a rejuvenated spirit and confidence as a well-trained fighting force.
  • the article of confederation November 15, 1777

    It took place in Philadelphia. It was an agreement among the 13 original states of the United States of America that was the first form of government. Established the functions of the national government of the United States after it declared independence from Great Britain.
  • Battle of charles march 29,1780

    It was fought in Charles town. The American general ordered the city to bombard with shots. Charleston Burned down. lincoln had to surrender an entire American army, 500 men.
  • The battle of King's Mountain October 7, 1780

    It took place on a rocky hilltop in western south Carolina. The war between the parrots and the loyalist militants. Kings Mountain pitted Loyalist militia elements under the command of British major Patrick Ferguson against 900 patriots.
  • Battle of Yorktown Spetember 28, 1781

    They fought for 3 weeks it was fought in Virginia. it was the last major land battle of the Americans, and it lead to peace with the British and the signing of the treaty. of Paris.
  • Treaty of Paris september 3, 1783

    It took place in Paris. It ended the American revolutionary war. king Jorge 3 of Great Britain signed a treaty with Paris.
  • The Land Ordinance of 1785

    it was the method of creating townships and sections within townships that was used for all U.S. land after 1785. It laid out the process by which lands west of the Appalachian Mountains were to be looked at carefully and sold.
  • Shay's Rebellion August 29, 1786

    It started in Western Massechutes. Shay's rebellion was a series of violent attacks on courthouses and other government properties in Massachusetts. The rebellion exposed the weakness of the government under the Articles of Confederation.
  • The Virgina Plan 1787

    It took place at the Constitutional Convention. It outlined a strong national government with three branches: legislative, executive, and judicial. The plan called for a legislature divided into two bodies the Senate, and the House of Representatives with proportional representation.
  • Constitutional Convention May 25, 1787

    It took place in Philadelphia. The point of the event was to decide how America was going to be governed. The constitution would produce the first written constitution for any nation in the history of the world.
  • The Northwest Ordinance July 13, 1787

    It was located North-West of the River Ohio. Was an organic act of the Congress of the Confederation of the United States. It outlined the process for admitting a new state to the Union and guaranteed that newly created states would be equal to the original thirteen states.
  • The Bill of rights 1791

    It was written in new york, They were the first 10 amendments to our constitution. It's a demonstration of America's enduring commitment to self-improvement and striving to continuously form a more perfect union.
  • President Adam 1797-1801

    He served as the second president of the united states. led to the movement for independence.
  • Election of 1800

    The election was in Chicago Thomas Jefferson defeated John Adams in the presidential election. And it was the fourth presidential election. It marked the first peaceful transition in power from one political party to another.
  • Louisiana Purchase 1803

    In the Louisiana territory, It was the western half of the Missipey River purchased in 1803 from France by the united states. It's significant because it marked the first major cession of land in a long series of expansions.
  • Lewis and Clark Expedition May 14, 1804

    it was located in St. Louis, Missouri It was the United States expedition to cross the newly acquired western portion of the country after the Louisiana Purchase. It's significant because it mapped uncharted land, rivers, and mountains.
  • Essex Junto 1804

    It was in Massachusetts. It was a powerful group of New England federalists party lawyers, merchants, and politicians. It's significant because it advocated the acceptance of the us constitution and financial policies.
  • SteamBoats 1787-1804

    The first SteamBoat was made in France. John Fitch demonstrated the first steamboat, which had twelve paddles and was propelled by a steam engine. It's significant because They were used as methods of transportation in canals and other navigable waterways.
  • Pike Expedition July 15, 1806

    It was in Colorado. Was a military part sent out by President Thomas Jefferson and authorized by the united states government to explore the south and the west. It was the first official American effort to explore the western great plains.
  • Roads 1817

    The first road extended from Maryland to the Ohio River. The Nationa Road was the largest road-building project to occur before the 20th century, and it was a route of crushed stone. It's significant because it provided easier and quicker travel but also collected revenue for the states.
  • Canals 1817

    It was constructed in New York. They were man-made waterways, they let you connect cities by water and make inland transportation quicker and easier. It's significant because it led to growth in agriculture and the growth of the national markets.
  • The Missouri Compromise March 2, 1820

    It took place along Missouri's southern border. legislation admitted Missouri as a slave state and Maine as a non-slave state at the same time. It's significant because it maintained a delicate balance between free and slave states.
  • Election of 1824

    It was decided in the house of representatives. John Quincy Adams defeated Andrew Jackson in 1824 by garnering more electoral votes through the House of Representatives. its significant cause its represents a watershed in American politics.
  • Election of 1828

    The election of 1828 was a campaign between Andrew Jackson and John Quincy Adams. It's significant cause It reintroduced the two-party system.
  • industrial revolution 1830

    It took place in Great Britain. It's the transition from creating goods by hand to using machines. Its significant cause it increased production and efficiency, lower prices, more goods, and improved wages.
  • Indian removal act May 28, 1830

    It was east of the Mississippi River, Authorizing the president to grant lands west of the Mississippi in exchange for Indian lands within existing state borders. It's significant cause It freed more than 25 million acres of fertile, lucrative farmland to mostly white settlements in Georgia, and Florida.
  • Panic of 1837

    The panic of 1837 took place in Europe. Profits, prices, and wages went down, westward expansion stalled, and unemployment went up. Its significant cause it touched off a major depression.