US History and Literature Timeline

Timeline created by Hannah Davis
In History
  • 1492

    The Discovery of America by Columbus

  • The Establishment of Jamestown

  • The French and Indian War

  • The Albany Plan of Union

  • The Boston Tea Party

  • The Battle of Lexington and Concord

  • The Declaration of Independence

  • The Battle of Yorktown

  • The Constitutional Convention

  • The Alien and Sedition Acts

  • The invention of the cotton gin

  • The Louisiana Purchase

  • The War of 1812

  • The invention of the telegraph

  • Andrew Jackson’s Election

  • The Trail of Tears

  • The Mexican-American War

  • The Compromise of 1850

  • The Missouri Compromise

  • The Firing on Fort Sumter

  • The Emancipation Proclamation

  • Surrender at Appomattox Courthouse

  • 13th, 14th, 15th Amendments

    Thirteenth amendment was established 1865, fourteenth est.1868, fifteenth est. 1870
  • Abraham Lincoln’s Assassination

  • Andrew Johnson’s Impeachment

  • The Organization of Standard Oil Trust

    A vast oil company was organized over several years, not in one.
  • The end of Reconstruction

  • The Pullman and Homestead Strikes

  • The Spanish-American War

  • Theodore Roosevelt becomes president

  • The invention of the electric light, telephone, and airplane

  • Period:
    1492
    to

    Time Span of American History

    The years, events, and milestones in American history, discovery, and war.