US History

  • 1440

    Middle Ages bringing in Capital

    Middle Ages bringing in Capital
    The Revival of travel in the Middle Ages brought the capital, which helped out funding, expanding trade, and commerce (Ignitia.com Editors). Because of all of it was getting better the people were able to design, safer and better design for the ships to travel (Ignitia.com Editors).
  • Oct 12, 1492

    Christopher Columbus

    Christopher Columbus
    In 1492, three ships dropped anchor'sin the New World and changed the course of history (Ignitia.com Editors). Christopher Columbus had discovered the New World (Ignitia.com Editors).
  • 1517

    The Reformation

    The Reformation
    Martin Luther was a former monk and studied the Bible to understand how he could free his guilt of sinning (Ignitia.com Editors). Martin Luther challenged the Catholic church by nailing Ninety-five Theses to the door of the church in Wittenburg, Germany. Luther wanted a debate with the church about them teaching indulgences. Luther recognized their false teaching and correct it (Ignitia.com Editors).
  • Jamestown

    Jamestown
    An expedition was set off with 105 settlers including gentlemen, skilled craftsmen, farmers, and two doctors (Ignitia.com Editors). They were in hopes of finding a place to settle (Ignitia.com Editors). On May 13 1607, the settlers discovered a flat peninsula, 3 miles away from the James River (Ignitia.com Editors). They searched more gold and silver then build building and get a good supply of food, John Smith came back from his journey and helped the colony restore itself.
  • The Mayflower Compact

    The Mayflower Compact
    John Carver, was elected by the passengers of Mayflower to be their governor (Ignitia.com Editors). They agreed that laws approved by the majority of the settlers would be binding on saints and strangers alike (Ignitia.com Editors). The agreement was then called Mayflower Compact (Ignitia.com Editors). It was their first attempt at self-government (Ignitia.com Editors). John Carver passed in 1621, soon after his death they elected William Bradford as governor (Ignitia.com Editors).
  • The Massachusetts Bay company

    The Massachusetts Bay company
    The Massachusetts settled first in Salem, but soon a large number of settlers arrived and started to spread out and a number of cities and towns formed along the bay (Ignitia.com Editors). With their arrival in the New World, the Puritans quickly separated themselves from the Church of England (Ignitia.com Editors). The Puritans had no bishops and didn't want any (Ignitia.com Editors). They allowed each congregation to have their own affairs and choose its ministers (Ignita.com Editors).
  • Georgia being founded

    Georgia being founded
    Georgia was the last colony to be founded (Ignitia.com Editors). Georgia was founded in the mid 1700s by James Oglethorpe (Ignitia.com Editors). James Oglethorpe was an English army officer and philanthropist (The Editors of Encyclopedia Britannica).
  • The French and Indian War

    The French and Indian War
    The fourth war was between the Indian and french (1756-1763) (Ignitia.com Editors). The war drove out the French from the mainland of North American continent(Ignitia.com Editors). On July 9, 1755, Braddock's army was met by an advance force of French and Indians and was soundly defeated (Ignitia.com Editors). The peace that ended the French and Indian war is known as the Treaty of Paris, 1763. (Ignitia.com Editors).
  • The Treaty of Paris

    The Treaty of Paris
    The peace treaty that was drawn up reflected the great triumph that England enjoyed throughout every part of the World. (Ignitia.com Editors). France lost almost all it possessions and foreign trade, because of the Treaty of Paris 1763. (Ignitia.com Editors). The French ceded Canada and the east of the Mississippi to the English (Ignitia.com Editors).
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    British troops were stationed in Boston, while the British were in Boston they encountered problems with the local citizens (Ignitia.com Editors). Eventually the problem got bigger and turned into a riot, the British killed five people injured several others (Ignitia.com Editors). Lack of communication ended up being a huge problem until Sam Adams stepped up and formed 21 men to keep in touch with other colonies (Ignitia.com Editors).
  • Articles of Confederation

    Articles of Confederation
    The delegates needed a permanent government, so the Second Continental Congress served as temporary government right after the Revolutionary War begin (Ignitia.com Editors). In 1776 a committee was appointed to draw up a constitution for the United States (Ignitia.com Editors). Not until 1781 did all the states ratify the new government and its constitution, known as the Articles of Confederation (Ignitia.com Editors).
  • Slavery

    Slavery
    In 1786 every state but Georgia condemned slavery, many states had their own way of freeing the slaves (Ignitia.com Editors). Rode Island freed their slaves before the Revolutionary War (Ignitia.com Editors). Other northern states established emancipation for slaves (Ignitia.com Editors). Patrick Henry, Thomas Jefferson and George Washington felt that slavery was not consistent with human rights (Ignitia.com Editors).
  • The Three Branches

    The Three Branches
    Some delegates recommended that the executive branch be a committee rather than one individual (Ignitia.com Editors). They wanted the executive to serve for life, other for only one year (Ignitia.com Editors). Some thought Congress should appoint the executive (Ignitia.com Editors). By September the convention had completed its outline for a new form of government, no one was happy with the new change but thirty-nine were willing to sign the document (Ignitia.com Editors).
  • Supreme Court

    Supreme Court
    The Judiciary Act of 1789 was provided for the Supreme Court to make up of a Chief Justice and five associates (Ignitia.com Editors). This act helped strengthen the central government by permitting the Supreme Court to review state laws and state court decisions that involved the Constitution (ignitia.com Editors).
  • The First President

    The First President
    When the second Continental Congress assembled in Philadelphia in May of 1775, Washington was assigned commander in Chief of the Continental army (The White House).
  • Protection of American Rights

    Napoleon had managed to gain control of a large part of Europe (Ignitia.com Editors).