U.S. History TAKS Review TimeLine

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  • Jun 15, 1215

    Magna Carta

    Magna Carta
    Granted rights to both Nobles and Freemen.
  • Roanoke

    Roanoke
    Roanoke was the first attempted colony in America. It is known as the "Lost Colony".
  • Jamestown Founded

    Jamestown Founded
    Jamestown was the first permanent settlement in the "New World".
  • The House of Burgesses

    The House of Burgesses
    The House of Burgesses was the 1st Repersentative Assembly in the Colnies.
  • The Mayflower Compact

    The Mayflower Compact
    The Mayflower Compact was the first agreement to form a self-goverment in the Colonies.
  • Rhode island Founded by Roger Williams

    Rhode island Founded by Roger Williams
    RI was founded by Roger Williams for religious freedom.
  • The Navigation Acts

    The Navigation Acts
    Were passed by England to regulate colonial commerce to suit English needs.
  • Bacon's Rebellion

    Bacon's Rebellion
    Bacon and his followers rebelled against the Massachsetts government when a war against the Native Americand was declined.
  • Pennsylvania Founded

    Pennsylvania Founded
    William Penn founded Pennsylvania for religious tolerance.
  • Salem Witch Trials

    Salem Witch Trials
    People were accused of being witches and put on trial them ultimately to their death.
  • The Great Awakening

    The Great Awakening
    The Great Awakenign was a religious renewal movement through the colonies. People wanted Americans to go back to the religious roots that brought them to America.
  • Poor Richard's Almanac

    Poor Richard's Almanac
    Benjamin Franklin published the first Poor Richard's Almanac.
  • The Zenger Trial

    The Zenger Trial
    The Zenger trial is the reason that we now have the 1st amendment to our Constitution. He was aquitted from charges that he spoke negatively about the government.
  • The Albany Plan of Union

    The Albany Plan of Union
    Benjamin Franklin wrote the Albany Plan of Union in 1754 in order to organize the colinies.
  • The French and Indian War

    The French and Indian War
    The French and India War began.
  • Proclamation of 1763

    Proclamation of 1763
    Forbade colonists to settle west of the Appalachian Mountains.
  • The Sugar Act

    The Sugar Act
    Britain passed the Sugar Act on the colonies in order to pay debts from the Frend and Idian War.
  • The Stamp and Quartering Act

    The Stamp and Quartering Act
    The Stamp and Quartering Acts was passed by Britain in the colonies that taxed certain goods and required colonists to house British soldiers.
  • The Townshend Acts

    The Townshend Acts
    These Acts were passes in the colnies in order to raise revelues for England. These were basically the other repealed atcs combined.
  • The Boston Massacre

    The Boston Massacre
    British soldiers fired into a group of colnists, killing four and Crispus Attucks. This was used as Anti-British propaganda.
  • The Boston Tea Party

    The Boston Tea Party
    Colonists dressed as Native Anericans threw 342 chests of tea in the Boston Harbor in protest of the Tea Act.
  • Intolerable Atcts

    Intolerable Atcts
    Britain passed the Intolerable Acts to punish the colonies for the Boston Tea Party.
  • 1st Continental Congress

    1st Continental Congress
    12 of the 13 colonies met to discuss civil disobedience against Britain in response to the Intolerable Acts.
  • "Give me liberty or give me death"

    "Give me liberty or give me death"
    This was said by Patrick Henry at the Virginia convention.
  • Paul Revere's MIdnight Ride

    Paul Revere's MIdnight Ride
    Paul Revere, William Dawes, and William Prescott ride to warn the colonists that the Brmitish are coming.
  • Common Sense

    Common Sense
    Thomas Paine wrote Common Sense to promote independence as the right path to take.
  • The Declararion of Independence

    The Declararion of Independence
    This document, written by Thomas Jefferson, was approved on July 4, 1776.
  • The Battle of Saratoga

    The Battle of Saratoga
    Was the turning point of the Revolution. This battle, along with Benjamin Franklin, helped convince the French to help us in the Revolution.
  • The Articles of Confederation

    The Articles of Confederation
    The Articles of Confederation were adopted by the Contintal Congress as the first government.
  • John Paul Jones defeats the Serapis

    John Paul Jones defeats the Serapis
    "I have not yet begun to fight!"
  • Surrender at Yorktown

    Surrender at Yorktown
    Cornwallis surrendered at Yorktown. Making it the last major battle of The Revolution.
  • The Treaty of Paris 1783

    The Treaty of Paris 1783
    This treaty ended The Revolution.
  • The Nortwest Ordinance adopted by the Continetal Congress

    The Nortwest Ordinance adopted by the Continetal Congress
    This Ordinance set the orderly pattern of growth for the United States and accelerated westward expansion.
  • George Washington elected 1st President

    George Washington elected 1st President
    George Washington elected 1st President of the U.S.
  • Bill of Rights went into effect

    Bill of Rights went into effect
    The Bill of Rights was the reason all the states ratified the Constitution.
  • Whiskey Rebellion

    Whiskey Rebellion
    This was a rebellion by farnmers over the tax on whiskey. It was deemed a just tax because the U.S. government passed it, not Britain.
  • The Cotton Gin

    The Cotton Gin
    Eli Whitney invented the Cotton Gin.
  • Washington's Farewell Address

    Washington's Farewell Address
    Washington gave a frewell address after deciding not to run for a 3rd term. This set a precedent for all other presidents to follow and he warned against politial parties and entangling foreign alliances.
  • Marbury v. Madison

    Marbury v. Madison
    Established judicial Review. The Supreme Court has the final say in interpreting the Constitution.
  • The Louisiana Purchase

    The Louisiana Purchase
    Doubled the size of the U.S. Bought by Thomas Jefferson from France for $15 million.
  • Lewis and Clark Expedition

    Lewis and Clark Expedition
    Lewis and Clark, along with Sacagewea, explored the LA Territory for Jefferson. The expedition ended September 23, 1806.
  • Steamboat Invented

    Steamboat Invented
    Robert Fulton invented the steamboat.
  • The War of 1812

    The War of 1812
    The War of 1812 began. Three main casues were British interference with American shipping, allying with the Native Americans, and impressment of U.S. sailors.
  • The Star Spangled Banner

    The Star Spangled Banner
    Francis Scott Key worte The Star Spangled Banner.
  • Monroe Doctrine

    Monroe Doctrine
    Said there was to be no more European colonization of the Americas and the U.S. was a protector of Latin America. This distunguished the U.S. as a world power.
  • Trail of Tears

    Trail of Tears
    Jackson's Indian Removal Act forced the Cherokees on to the Trail of Tears.
  • Telegraph Invented

    Telegraph Invented
    Samuel F.B. Morse invented the Telegraph.
  • The Seneca Falls Convention

    The Seneca Falls Convention
    Women's rights convention led by Lucretia Mott and Elizabeth Cady Stanton.
  • Uncle Tom's Cabin

    Uncle Tom's Cabin
    Harriet Beecher Stowe wrote this book.
  • Dred Scott Decision

    Dred Scott Decision
    Decided that slaves did not become free in a free state because they were not citizens.
  • Abraham Lincoln elected President

    Abraham Lincoln elected President
    Abraham Lincoln elected President.
  • Confederate States of America formed

    Confederate States of America formed
    Jefferson Davis was the president of the Confederate States of America.
  • Civil War begins at Ft. Sumter

    Civil War begins at Ft. Sumter
    Battle that signified the beginning of the Civil War.
  • Battle of Anteitam

    Battle of Anteitam
    This was the bloodiest battle of the Civil War.
  • Amancipation Proclamation

    Amancipation Proclamation
    Lincoln issues this speech freeing all slaves in areas still in rebellion.
  • The Gettysburg Address

    The Gettysburg Address
    Lincolns famous speech after the Battle Of Gettysburg.
  • Robert E. Lee surendered at Appomattox Courthouse

    Robert E. Lee surendered at Appomattox Courthouse
    Robert E. Lee surendered at Appomattox Courthouse
  • 13th Amendment

    13th Amendment
    The 13th amendment oficially abolished slavery.
  • 14th Amendment

    14th Amendment
    Provided citizenship for all persons born or naturalized in the U.S.
  • 15th Amendment

    15th Amendment
    Making race no bar for voting rights.
  • Red Cross Founded

    Red Cross Founded
    Clara Barton founded the Red Cross.