U.S. History Timeline

Timeline created by CoachBarton2012+43
  • Roanoke

    The lost colony sponcered by Sir Walter Realigh
  • Jamestown

    The first perminent settlement in the New world
  • House of Burgessese

    House of Burgessese
    first repersanitive assembly in the colonies
  • Mayflower Compact

    Mayflower Compact
    The Mayflower Compact was the first form of self government.
  • Providence founded

    Providence founded
    Roger Willams founded providence as a democratically ruled colony with seperation of church and state.
  • Navigation Acts

    Navigation Acts
    British parliment passed first navigation act that regulated colonial commerce to suit english needs.
  • Bacons rebellion

    Bacons rebellion
    Nathaniel Bacon led planters aginst autocratic British government, also Sir William Burckley burnt down Jamestown
  • William Penn

    William Penn
    William Penn sighned a treaty with Delaware indians and made payment for Pennsylvania lands.
  • Witchcraft delusion at Salem

    Witchcraft delusion at Salem
    20 alleged witches executed by special court
  • Benjerman Franklin

    Benjerman Franklin
    Benjermin Franklin published "Poor Richards Almanack"
  • John Peter Zenger

    John Peter Zenger
    John Zenger was acquitted with libel in NY after criticing the British governor's conduct in office
  • Famous Sermon

    Famous Sermon
    Famous Sermon "Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God," delivered at Enfeild ,MA by Jonathan Edwards
  • French and Indian war

    French and Indian war
    The French and Indian war began.
    Delegats from 7 colonies approved a plan of union by Benjerman Franklin
  • Townshead Acts

    Townshead Acts
    Townshead Acts levied taxes on glass, painter's lead, paper, and tea
  • Intolerable Acts

    Intolerable Acts
    Intolerable Acts of parliment curtailed Massachuchusetts self-rule
  • The British are coming

    The British are coming
    Paul Revere and William Dawes rode to alert patriots that the British are on their way to concord to destroy arms
  • Common sense

    Common sense
    Common Sense a famous inidipendance packet by Thomas Payne was published
  • American Flag

    American Flag
    The American flag was adoped, the stars and stripes
  • Sea Battle

    Sea Battle
    John Paul Jones defeated Brittish in north sea water
  • Cornwallis surrendered

    Cornwallis surrendered
    At Yorktown General Cornwallis surrendered
  • Slavery ban

    Slavery ban
    Massachusetts Supreme Court ruled slavery illegal in that state
  • Constutinal Convention

    Constutinal Convention
    Constutional convention held in Pennsilvania
  • First President

    First President
    George Washington was elected the first president and John Adams as the vice president
  • Bill of Rights

    Bill of Rights
    Bill of Rights added to the U.S. Constution, went into effect on December 15
  • Washington Innagurated

    Washington Innagurated
    Washington innagurated for second term and John Adams again became vice president
  • Wiskey Rebellion

    Wiskey Rebellion
    The Wiskey rebellion, Pennysalvania farmers protested liquor tax
  • Washington farwell address

    Washington farwell address
    Washingtons farwell address as president delivered on sept. 17. Warned aginst perminent alliances with foreign powers, big public debt, and large military establishment.
  • Alien and Sedition Acts

    Alien and Sedition Acts
    Alien and Sedition Acts passed by federalist June-July: intended to silence political opposition.
  • Thomas Jefferson

    Thomas Jefferson
    Thomas Jefferson was elected president and Aaron Burr was elected vice president
  • Maybury vs. Madison

    Maybury vs. Madison
    Supreme Court, in Maybury vs. Madison, for the first time overturned a U.S.
  • Lewis and Clark

    Lewis and Clark
    Lewis and Clark expidition ordered by president Thomas Jefferson to explore the Louisanna territory
  • Robert Fulton

    Robert Fulton
    Robert Fulton made the first practical steam boat trip
  • War of 1812

    War of 1812
    War of 1812 was caused by Britian because of seizing U.S. ships and sailors
  • Oliver H. Perry

    Oliver H. Perry
    Oliver H. Perry defeated British fleet at Battle of Lake Erie
  • British Landed

    British Landed
    British Landed in Mayrland in August and defeated U.S. force also Burned down the Capitol and White House
  • Flordia

    Spain ceded Florida to U.S.
  • Monroe Doctrine

    Monroe Doctrine
    Monroe Doctrine opposing European intervention in the Americas, enunciated by President James Monroe
  • Indian Removial Act

    Indian Removial Act
    President Jackson sighned the Indian Removial Act to move indians to new land that is just for them
  • Trail of Tears

    Trail of Tears
    Indians where foerced to walk on the Trail of Tears which was the rode to the indian reservation, from Georgia to Oklahoma
  • First telegraph

    First telegraph
    The first telegraph message was sent by Samuel F.B. Morse the inventor, from Washington to Baltimore
  • Mexican War

    Mexican War
    Mexican War began after President James K. Polk ordered general Zachary Taylor to seize disputed Texan land settled by Mexicans.
  • Seneca Falls Convention

    Seneca Falls Convention
    Lucretia Mott and Elizabeth Cady Stantion led the womens rights convention
  • Compromise of 1850

    Compromise of 1850
    Senator Henry Clay's Comprimise of 1850 admitted California as the 31st state with slavery forbidden
  • Uncel Tom's Cabin

    Uncel Tom's Cabin
    Uncel Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe was published
  • Republican party formed

    Republican party formed
    Republican party formed at Ripon
  • Dread Scott

    Dread Scott
    Dread Scott decision by supreme court held that slaves did not become free in a free state
  • Harpers Ferry

    Harpers Ferry
    Abolitionist John Brown and 21 men seized U.S. armory at Harper's Ferry
  • Abraham LIncon

    Abraham LIncon
    Abraham Lincon was elected as the frisr republican president
  • Civil War

    Civil War
    Civil War began when confederate fired on Ft. Sumpter Charleston, SC
  • Battle of Antietam

    Battle of Antietam
    The Battle of Anietam was the bloodiest one-day battle in the war; each sid elost over 2,000 men
  • Emancipation Proclamation

    Emancipation Proclamation
    Abraham Lincon issued the Emancipation Proclamation freeing all slaves in areas still in rebellion
  • Surrender

    General Robert E. Lee surrendered to General Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox Court House in VA
  • 14th ammendment

    14th ammendment
    14th Ammendment porviding for citizenship to all born or naturalized in the U.S.
  • 15th ammendment

    15th ammendment
    15th ammendment making race no bar to voting rights
  • Red Cross

    Red Cross
    Clara Barton founded The American Red Cross