US History TAKS Review TimeLine

  • Jun 15, 1215

    Magna Carta

    This granted rights to Freemen and Nobles.
  • Ranoke

    A late 16th century attempt to establish a permanent English settlement in the Virginia Colony. The final group of colonists disappeared after three years had elapsed without supplies. They are known as "The Lost Colony" and their fate is still unknown.
  • Jamestown Founded

    It was the first permanent English settlement in what is now the United States of America.
  • The House of Burgesses

    The first assembly of elected representatives of English colonists in North America.
  • The Mayflower Compact

    The Mayflower Compact was the first agreement for self-government to be created and enforced in America.
  • Rhode Island (Founded by Roger Williams)

    Rhode Island was founded by a group of Puritans fleeing religious persecution in Massachusetts. Roger Williams and Ann Hutchinson is credited as being the leader of these people. They settled in Providence and established a rule of religious tolerance.
  • The Navigation Acts

    The Navigation Acts were passed by the English Parliament in the seventeenth century. The Acts were originally aimed at excluding the Dutch from the profits made by English trade.
  • Bacon's Rebellion

    Bacon's Rebellion was an uprising in 1676 in the Virginia Colony in North America, led by a 29-year-old planter Nathaniel Bacon.
  • Pennsylvania Founded

    William Penn founded Pennsylvania with a land grant that was owed his deceased Father. His goal was to create a colony that allowed for freedom of religion due to his desire to protect himself and fellow Quakers from persecution.
  • Salem Witch Trials

    A series of hearings before county court trials to prosecute people accused of witchcraft.
  • The Great Awakening

    A period of religious revival in American religious history.
  • Poor Richard's Almanac

    A yearly almanac published by Benjamin Franklin.
  • The Zenger Trial

    The Zenger trial is important in American History as it helped to set the idea of freedom of the press.
  • The Albany Plan of Union

    It was an early attempt at forming a union of the colonies.
  • The French and Indian War

    The war between Great Britain and France in North America from 1754 to 1763
  • Proclamation of 1763

    An attempt to prevent the colonists from going west and passed the Appalachian Mountains.
  • The Sugar Act

    It reduced the rate of tax on molasses from six pence to three pence per gallon.
  • The Stamp and Quartering Act

    The Stamp Act was Parliament's first serious attempt to assert governmental authority over the colonies. The Quartering Act was an act which allowed troops to be quartered in private facilities without the consent of the facility's owner.
  • The Townshend Acts

    A series of laws passed beginning in 1767 by the Parliament of Great Britain relating to the British colonies in North America.
  • The Boston Massacre

    Shooting of five American colonists by British troops on March 5, 1770. One person, an African-American man named Crispus Attacks, was killed.
  • The Boston Tea Party

    A direct action by colonists in Boston against the British government and the monopolistic East India Company that controlled all the tea coming into the colonies.
  • Intolerable Acts

    A series of laws passed by the British Parliament in 1774 relating to Britain's colonies in North America.
  • First Continental Congress

    A convention of delegates from twelve of the thirteen North American colonies that met at Carpenters' Hall in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, early in the American Revolution.
  • "Give me liberty or give me death"

    "Give me Liberty, or give me Death!" is a famous quotation attributed to Patrick Henry from a speech he made to the Virginia Convention.
  • Paul Revere's Midnigt Ride

    Paul Revere rode to warn the colonists that "the British are comming" along with William Dawes and William Prescott.
  • Common Sense

    A pamphlet written by Thomas Paine that promoted independence.
  • The Declaration of Independence

    A document written by Thomas Jefferson andw as approved on July 4, 1776.
  • The Battle of Saratoga

    The turning point of the Revolution
  • The Articles of Confederation

    The first document detailing a framework for a federal government gave the states enormous power over the federal government.
  • John Paul Jones Defeats The Serapis

    John defeated Serapis in British North Sea waters.
  • Surrender at Yorktown

    Cornwallis surrendered and it became the last battle of the Revolution.
  • The Treaty of Paris 1783

    It ended the Revolution.
  • The Northwest Ordiance adopted by The Continental Congress

    The Northwest Ordinance opened up vast western land areas to development by the United States, accelerating the country's westward expansion.
  • George Washington elected 1st President

    George Washington was elected the firts president of the United States of America.
  • Bill of Rights went into effect

    All of the states ratified the constituation because of the Bill of Rights.
  • Whiskey Rebellion

    The farmers rebelled on the tax of whiskey.
  • The Cotton Gin

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

    Washington gave his farewell address after he decided not to run for his 3rd term. This set a precodent for all presidents to follow.
  • Marbury v. Madison

    This established judicial review.
  • The Loisiana Purchase

    This doubled the size of the United States. It was bought by Jefferson from France for $15,000,000,000.
  • Lewis and Clark Expedition

    Lewis, Clark, and Sacagewea explored the LA Territory for Jefferson .
  • Steamboat Invented

    The Steamboat was invented by Robert Fulton.
  • The War of 1812

    The War Began.