US History TAKS Timeline

  • Apr 14, 1215

    Magna Carta

    Magna Carta
    Garunteed rights to freemen and nobles
  • Roanoke Island

    Roanoke Island
    Settlers vanished, dubbing it, The Lost Colony.
  • Jamestown

    First permanent english colony, Virginia
  • Houses of Burgesses

    Houses of Burgesses
    First representitive assembly in the colonies
  • Mayflower Compact

    Mayflower Compact
    First form of self-government in the colonies.
  • Roger Williams

    Roger Williams
    Founded Providence, RI.
  • Navigation Acts

    Navigation Acts
    Regulating colonial commerce to suit english needs.
  • William Penn

    William Penn
    Signed treaty with delaware indians
  • Witchcraft Delusion

    Witchcraft Delusion
    Salem, 20 witches executed
  • Great Awakening

    Great Awakening
    Religios revival began
  • Poor Richards Almanack

    Poor Richards Almanack
    Published by Benjamin Franklin
  • John Peter Zenger trail

    John Peter Zenger trail
    Acquitted of libel after criticizing the british governor
  • French and Indian War

    French and Indian War
    Began when French occupied Ft. Dusquesne
  • Sugar Act

    Sugar Act
    Taxes on lumber, rum, and molasses to pay for French and Indian war debts.
  • Stamp Act

    Stamp Act
    Required revenue stamps to help fund royal troops.
  • Quartering Act

    Quartering Act
    Required colonists to house british troops.
  • Townshend Acts

    Townshend Acts
    Levied taxes on glass, painters lead, paper, and tea
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    British troops fired into a crowd and killed 5 people.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    Tea crates on a ship were thrown overboard into the harbor.
  • Intolerable Acts

    Intolerable Acts
    Barred use of Boston harbor until price of tea was paid.
  • The Midnight Ride

    The Midnight Ride
    Paul Revere and William Dawes rode to tell the other patriots the the British were coming to destroy arms at concord.
  • Common Sense

    Common Sense
    Famous pamphlet written by Thomas Paine.
  • Declaration of Independance

    Declaration of Independance
    The Declaration of Independance is approved
  • Saratoga

    Turning point of the Revolutionary war.
  • Articles of Confederation

    Articles of Confederation
    First form of self-gov. had many problems
  • John Paul Jones

    John Paul Jones
    Defeats the Serapis in the British North Sea.
  • Yorktown

    Last major battle of the Revolutionary War, American victory.
  • Paris Peace Treaty

    Paris Peace Treaty
    Britian recognized american independance.
  • Northwest Ordinance

    Northwest Ordinance
    Adopted by Continental Congress for Northwest Territory. Made rules for statehood.
  • Constitutional Convention

    Constitutional Convention
    Opened in Philadelphia, with Washington presiding. Constitution accepted by delegates.
  • George Washington

    George Washington
    Chosen president by all electors voting.
  • Bill of Rights

    Bill of Rights
    Added to the constitution for the people.
  • Cotton Gin

    Cotton Gin
    Invented by Eli Whitney
  • Washington's Farewell Address

    Washington's Farewell Address
    He warned against permanent alliances with foreign powers, big public debt, and large military establishment.
  • Louisiana Purchase

    Louisiana Purchase
    Added to the U.S for 3 cents an acre, doubling its size.
  • Lewis and Clark

    Lewis and Clark
    went to explore the Louisiana territory.
  • Steamboat

    Robert Fulton invented the first practical Steamboat.
  • The War of 1812

    The War of 1812
    Started because the British were seizing U.S trading ships with France, Britian captured 4000 U.S sailors 1810, and Britain armed indians who raided the western borders.
  • Star-Spangled Banner

    Star-Spangled Banner
    Francis Scott Key wrote the poem which soon became the national anthem.
  • Missouri Compromise

    Missouri Compromise
    Slavery was now allowed in Missouri, but not west of the missouri river.
  • Monroe Doctrine

    Monroe Doctrine
    Opposing any more European coloniziation in America.
  • Trail of Tears

    Trail of Tears
    Andrew Jackson ordered that the Cherokee indians leave their land.
  • First Telegraph

    First Telegraph
    Samuel F.B Morse sent the worlds first telegraph.
  • Manifest Destiney

    Manifest Destiney
    "From sea to shining sea" The belief for america to strech across the continentint.
  • Gold discovered

    Gold discovered
    California, 80,000 prospectors emigrated in 1849.
  • Compromise of 1850

    Compromise of 1850
    California was admitted as a free state.
  • Uncle Tom's Cabin

    Uncle Tom's Cabin
    Written by Harriet Beecher Stowe, story of a slave being mistreated by his master.
  • Dred Scott

    Dred Scott
    Slaves could not become free in a free state, and they could be returned to their owners.
  • Abraham Lincoln

    Abraham Lincoln
    Was elected president in a 4-way race.
  • Civil War

    Civil War
    The first battle of the civil war was the battle of fort sumter.
  • Battle of Antietam

    Battle of Antietam
    The bloodiest one-day battle of the civil war. Each side lost over 2000 men.
  • Emancipation Proclamation

    Emancipation Proclamation
    Freed all slaves in the south.
  • Gettysburg Address

    Gettysburg Address
    Lincoln gave this speech after a union victory here.
  • Appomattox Court House

    Appomattox Court House
    Robert E. Lee surrendered to Gen. Grant, ending the civil war.
  • Lincoln's Assasionation

    Lincoln's Assasionation
    Lincoln was shot by John Wilkes Booth, Lincoln died the day after.
  • 13th Amendment

    13th Amendment
    Abolishes Slavery.
  • 14th Amendment

    14th Amendment
    Providing citizenship of everyone born in america.
  • 15th Amendment

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

    Red Cross
    Clara Barton founded the red cross.