US History timeline

  • 1585- Lost Colony

    1585- Lost Colony
    Sir Walter Raleigh founded Roanoke Island. He left and came back and found that all the settlers had vanished in 1590. Tilll this day the mystery still lingers on.
  • 1607- Jamestown

    Capt. John Smith founded the first permanent settelement in the New World and named it Jamestown after King James the first. Many settlers died of dieases.
  • 1619-House of Burgess

    1619-House of Burgess
    First form of representive government in the New World.
  • 1620-Pilgrams

    Pilgrams left Plymouth to come to the New World and have a free form of governement.
  • Roger Williams-1636

    Roger Williams-1636
    Roger Williams founded Providence, Rhode Island. Ruled by seperation of church also state.
  • British Parliment-1660

    British Parliment-1660
    British Parliament passed Navigation Acts.
  • Nathaniel Bacon-1676

    Nathaniel Bacon-1676
    Nathaniel Bacon led planters against british government. The Rebellion resulted in 23 dead including Bacon.
  • WIlliam Penn-1683

    William Penn signed a treaty with Delaware Indians and made money to buy Pennsylvania lands.
  • Salem-192

    Salem Witchcrafters were executed by special court rule.
  • Poor Richards Almanac -1732

    Benjamin Franklin published the first "Poor Rhichards Alamnac" published anually 1757.
  • John Peter Zenger-1735

    John Peter Zenger was aquitted libel in New York after criticzing british's Govener conduct.
  • Great Awakening-1741

    Johnthan Edwards became the activist for the Great Awakening.
  • French and Indian War-1754

    French and Indian War began because the french took Ft. Duquenese. British moved to Louisiana and in 1755 British captured Qubec.
  • Sugar Act-1764

    SUgar Act placed tax on lumber, foodstuffs, mollasses, and Rum. Helped pay for the FRench and Indian War.
  • Boston Tea Party-1773

    On December 16, 1773 British cargo was thrown overboard and the cargo ship was burned.
  • Intolerable Acts-1774

    Parliament passes a law that 'self ruled' barred used of the tea till it had been paid for.
  • Patrick Henry, Lexington and Concord-1775

    Patrick Henry adressed the convention in Virgina and said this famous line: " Give me librerty or give me death!"
  • Thomas Paine-1776

    "Common Sense" written by Thomas Paine was a pamphlet that was pro-independence.
  • Articles of Confederation-1777

    Articles of Confederartion was "adopted" by contiental congress.
    The Articles were adopted in Nov. but finally took place in Mar. 1st.
  • John Paul Jones-1779

    Jon Paul Jones defeated Serpis in British Seas on Sept. 23,1779
  • Treaty-1783

    Britian, US signed the Paris Peace Treaty to reconigze American Independance.
  • Shay's Rebellion-1787

    Shays Pebellion took place and failed miserbably in January.
  • Northwest Ordinance-1787

    Northwest Ordinance was "adopted" into Contiental Congress by Northwest Territory.