US History Timeline 1492 – 2011 Anna Randall

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  • Jan 1, 1492

    Columbus "discovers" America

    Columbus "discovers" America
    This was the first of four trips he made to america. He claimed the land for England. They immediately started comming over to the new world and setting up colonies and trading posts.
  • Period: Jan 1, 1492 to

    US History Timeline 1492 – 2011 Anna Randall

  • Jan 1, 1497

    John Cabot claims North America for England

    John Cabot claims North America for England
    John Cabot Claimed that he was the first to find America or the New world. His voyage also resulted in the formation of canada. He actually arrived five years after columbus did. He got permission from the king to sail west in search of new lands.
  • Jan 1, 1534

    Jacques Cartier explores the Great Lakes and the the St. Lawrence River

    Jacques Cartier explores the Great Lakes and the the St. Lawrence River
    He sat sail with orders from the king to find a safe passage to the wealthy land of asia but instead ran into america. He actually claimed canada for france. In his first trip he landed on the coast of South Carolina
  • Virginia colony of Roanoke Island established by Walter Raleigh

    Virginia colony of Roanoke Island established by Walter Raleigh
    The colony was first established on the 4th of June but he set sail on april 27th. They sailed for 38 days. Soon after they landed they established relations with the indians and formed the colony.
  • Captain John Smith explorer and founder of Jamestown

    Captain John Smith explorer and founder of Jamestown
    He is remembered for establishing the first english colony in america. He was a leader of the Virginia Colony between September 1608 and August 1609.
  • Indentured Servantry

    Twenty slaves in Virginia Africans brought to Jamestown are the first slaves imported
    into Britain’s North American colonies. Like indentured servants, they were probably freed after
    a fixed period of service
  • Mayflower Compact

    Mayflower Compact
    It was written by the colonists who crossed the ocean on trhe Mayflower. Almost Half of the people were seeking freedom for being able to believe whatever faith they wanted to. It was signed by 41 of the ships 101 passengers.
  • First Public School (Boston Latin School)

    First Public School (Boston Latin School)
    It is not only the first public school but it is the oldest school in the United States.
  • First College - Harvard College

    First College - Harvard College
    About 2100 students are permitted each year. It's the oldest constitution of higher learning in the United states.
  • Slave Date

    Colonial North America's slave trade begins when the first American slave carrier,
    Desire, is built and launched in Massachusetts.
  • English Bill of Rights

    English Bill of Rights
    It lays down limits on the powers of sovereign and sets out the rights and rules for freedom of speech, the requirement to regular elections, and the right to petition the monarch without fear of retribution.
  • Ben Franklin - Lightning Rod

    Ben Franklin - Lightning Rod
    It's a metal rod connect to the roof of a building leading into the groung to prevent the strike of lightning onto the building.
  • French and Indian War

    French and Indian War
    It was a war between Great Britian and France.
  • Proclamation of 1763 by King George lll

    Proclamation of 1763 by King George lll
    The purpose of the proclamation was to organize Great Britain's new North American empire and to make relations with Native North Americans through regulation of trade, settlement, and land purchases.
  • Stamp Act

    Stamp Act
    The act required that many printed materials in the colonies be produced on stamped paper produced in London, carrying an embossed revenue stamp.
  • Santa Claus

    Santa Claus
    He's a figure in culture in north america and various other countries.
  • Revolution

    In it the thirteen colonies in North America joined together to break free from the British Empire, combining to become the United States of America!
  • Declaration of Independence

    Declaration of Independence
    It announced that the thirteen American colonies regarded themselves as independent states, and no longer a part of the British Empire.
  • Slave Date

    Vermont is 1st colony to free all slaves
  • 1787 Articles of Confederation

    1787 Articles of Confederation
    It was an agreement among the 13 founding states that legally established the United States of America as a confederation of sovereign states and served as its first constitution
  • Constitution

    The Constitution of the United States is the supreme law of the United States of America.
  • Delaware

    It's the ONLY state without a National Park!!!
  • Pennsylvania Dec. 12, 1787

    Pennsylvania Dec. 12, 1787
    In 1946 Philadelphia became home to the first computer.
  • New Jersey

    New Jersey
    Their state song is "I'm Form New Jersey"!
  • Georgia

    On their State Quarter a whole county is missing!
  • Connecticut

    In Hartford, Connecticut you may not, under any circumstances, cross the street walking on your hands!
  • Massachusetts

    John Adams, the 2nd U.S. President, lived there.
  • Maryland

    Babe Ruth Lived there.
  • South Carolina

    South Carolina
    Their State Reptile is the Loggerhead Sea Turtle.
  • New Hampshire

    New Hampshire
    Their state Motto is "Live free or DIE!"
  • Verginia

    The State Beverage is Milk!
  • New York

    New York
    The state song is "I Love New York".
  • George Washington

    George Washington
    (April 30, 1789 to March 3, 1797)
  • North Carolina

    North Carolina
    Their state Mammal is the Gray Squirrel.
  • 4 Million

    4 Million
  • Rhode Island

    Rhode Island
    Their State bird Is a Chicken!!! The Rhode Island Red Hen.
  • Bill of Rights

    Bill of Rights
    It is the collective name for the first ten amendments to the United States Constitution, which limit the power of the U.S. federal government.
  • Vermont

    Their state Pie is the Apple Pie.
  • Kentucky

    The State Tree Is the Tulip Popular.
  • Eli Whitney - Cotton Gin

    Eli Whitney - Cotton Gin
    It is a machine that seperates cottin fibers from their seeds.
  • 11th Amendment

    11th Amendment
    It clarifies judicial power over foreign nationals and limits the ability of citizens to sue states
  • John Adams

    John Adams
    (March 4, 1797 to March 3, 1801)
  • Tennessee

    Dolly Parton and Justin Timberlake are from Tennessee.
  • 5.3 Million

    5.3 Million
  • Thomas Jefferson

    Thomas Jefferson
    (March 4, 1801 to March 3, 1809)
  • Ohio

    Neil Armstrong is from Ohio
  • 12th Amendment

    12th Amendment
    The Twelfth Amendment provides the procedure for electing the President and Vice President.
  • James Maddison

    James Maddison
    (March 4, 1809 to March 3, 1817)
  • 7.2 Million

    7.2 Million
  • War of 1812

    War of 1812
    It was a military conflict fought between the forces of the United States of America and those of the British Empire.
  • Louisiana

    The state bird is the eastern Brown Pelican.
  • Indiana

    Michael Jackson is from Indiana!!!
  • James monroe

    James monroe
    (March 4, 1817 to March 3, 1825)
  • Mississippi

    It's named after the Indian word 'Father of Waters'.
  • Illinois

    The state tree is the Live Oak... Not the Dead one!
  • Alabama

    The state nut is the Pecan!
  • 9.6 Million

    9.6 Million
  • Maine

    The state cat is the Maine Moon Cat!
  • Missouri

    The state Animal Is the Mule.
  • John Quincy Adams

    John Quincy Adams
    (March 4, 1825 to March 3, 1829)
  • Grahm Cracker

    Grahm Cracker
    Though called a cracker, it is sweet rather than salty and so it is a cookie.
  • Andrew Jackson

    Andrew Jackson
    (March 4, 1829 to March 3, 1837)
  • 12.8 Million

    12.8 Million
  • Indian Removal Act (1838 Trail of Tears)

    Indian Removal Act (1838 Trail of Tears)
    It forced the Native Americans to Migrate to the West.
  • Oberlin College - First college to accept Women

    Oberlin College - First college to accept Women
    It's a private Liberal arts colledge in Oberlin, Ohio. It's motto is "Learning and Labor".
  • Texas Revolution

    Texas Revolution
    It was an armed conflict between Mexico and settlers in Texas.
  • Arkansas

    The state Instrument is the fiddle!
  • U of M

    U of M
    It was founded in detroit in 1817 but moved to Ann arbor in 1837. It's Michigan's oldest University.
  • Michigan

    Robin Williams and Tim Allen are From Michigan.
  • Martin Van Buren

    Martin Van Buren
    (March 4, 1837 to March 3, 1841)
  • Vulcanized Rubber - Charles Goodyear

    Vulcanized Rubber - Charles Goodyear
    It's the process of converting rubber into more durable, squishy rubber.
  • 17 Million

    17 Million
  • William Henry Harrison

    William Henry Harrison
    (March 4, 1841 to April 4, 1841)
  • John Tyler

    John Tyler
    (April 6, 1841 to March 3, 1845)
  • James Knox Polk

    James Knox Polk
    (March 4, 1845 to March 3, 1849)
  • Florida

    It has 158 state parks!!!!
  • Baseball

    It is a bat-and-ball sport played between two teams of nine players each.
  • Texas

    Their state Mammal is the Armadillo.
  • Mexican American war

    Mexican American war
    It was an armed conflict between the United States and Mexico.
  • Iowa

    The song of Iowa IS 'The Song Of Iowa'!
  • Doughnut

    It's a fried dough food. YUMMY!!! :)
  • Wisconsin

    The State dog is the American Water Spaniel.
  • Zachary Taylor

    Zachary Taylor
    (March 5, 1849 to July 9, 1850)
  • 23 Million

    23 Million
  • Millard Fillmore

    Millard Fillmore
    (July 9, 1850 to March 3, 1853)
  • California

    Shirley Temple is from California.
  • Franklin Pierce

    Franklin Pierce
    (March 4, 1853 to March 3, 1857)
  • Michigan State

    Michigan State
    It's a research university in west Lansing, Michigan.
  • James Buchanan

    James Buchanan
    (March 4, 1857 to March 3, 1861)
  • Pencil Eraser - Hymen Lipman

    Pencil Eraser - Hymen Lipman
    It's an article of stationary that goes on the tip of your pencil to get rid of pencil or pen mistakes.
  • Minnesota

    The state bird is the Common Loon (Which is VERY Common in my family!!!).
  • Oregon

    Their State Nickname is the Beaver State.
  • 31,4 Million

    31,4 Million
  • Repeating Rifle - Benjamin Tyler Henry

    Repeating Rifle - Benjamin Tyler Henry
    It's a single barreled rifle with multiple rounds of ammunition that can fire repeatedly without having to reload.
  • Jelly Bean - William Schrafft

    Jelly Bean - William Schrafft
    There are over flavors. They are mainly made of Sugar.
  • Machine Gun - Richard Gatling

    Machine Gun - Richard Gatling
    It's a fully automatic gun that fires simultaneously.
  • American Civil War

    American Civil War
    In response to the election of Abraham Lincoln as President of the United States, eleven southern slave states declared their secession from the United States and formed the Confederate States of America, the other 25 states supported the federal government.
  • Kansas

    The state soil is the Harney series.
  • Abraham Lincoln

    Abraham Lincoln
    (March 4, 1861 to April 15, 1865)
  • American Civil War

  • West Virginia

    West Virginia
    The state colors are old gold and blue.
  • Breakfast Cereal - James Caleb Jackson

    Breakfast Cereal - James Caleb Jackson
    It's a food etaen at the beginning of the day mainly made of grains.
  • Nevada

    The state grass is the Indian Ricegrass.
  • Slave Date

    13th Amendment - Abolition of Slavery
  • Andrew Johnson

    Andrew Johnson
    (April 15, 1865 to March 3, 1869)
  • Nebraska

    The state fossil is the Mammoth.
  • 14th Amendment

    14th Amendment
    It grants citizenship to everyone born in the US and subject to its jurisdiction and protects civil and political rights.
  • American Football

    American Football
    It is a sport played between two teams of eleven with the objective of scoring points by advancing the ball into the opposing team's end zone.
  • Soccer

    It's a game played with 11 players with a ball. Also called Association Football.
  • Ulysses Simpson Grant

    Ulysses Simpson Grant
    (March 4, 1869 to March 3, 1877)
  • 38.6 Million

    38.6 Million
  • Slave Date

    African Americans’ Right to Vote
  • 15th Amendment

    15th Amendment
    It prohibits the government of the United States from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's "race, color, or previous condition of servitude".
  • Jeans - Levi Strauss

    Jeans - Levi Strauss
    They were origionally designed for cow
  • Colorado

    The state Dance is the square dance!
  • Toilet Paper- Seth Wheeler

    Toilet Paper- Seth Wheeler
    It's a soft tissue used to maintain your hygene after going to the bathroom.
  • Rutherford Birchard Hayes

    Rutherford Birchard Hayes
    (March 4, 1877 to March 3, 1881)
  • Light Bulb - Thomas Alva Edison

    Light Bulb - Thomas Alva Edison
    It heats a metal filament wire until it glows, creating light!
  • 50.1 Million

    50.1 Million
  • James Abram Garfield

    James Abram Garfield
    (March 4, 1881 to September 19, 1881)
  • Chester Alan Arthur

    Chester Alan Arthur
    (September 19, 1881 to March 3, 1885)
  • Grover Cleveland

    Grover Cleveland
    (March 4, 1885 to March 3, 1889 and March 4, 1893 to March 3, 1897)
  • Coca-Cola - John S. Pemberton

    Coca-Cola - John S. Pemberton
    It's a soft drink sold in more that 200 countries.
  • Softball

    Softball is a bat-and-ball sport played between two teams of 10 to 14 players.
  • Benjamin Harrison

    Benjamin Harrison
    (March 4, 1889 to March 3, 1893
  • North Dakota

    North Dakota
    The state Grass is western Wheatgrass.
  • South Dakota

    South Dakota
    The state Mammal is the Cyote.
  • Montana

    The state soil is blackdog.
  • Washington

    Teh state vegetable is the Walla Walla Sweet Onion
  • 62.9 Million

    62.9 Million
  • Idaho

    The state soil is the threebear.
  • Whyoming

    The state reptile is the horned lizzard.
  • Stop Sign - William Phelps Eno

    Stop Sign - William Phelps Eno
    It's a sign to notify drivers to stop before proceeding. The origional ones were white with black letters.
  • CMU

    It's also a research University located on Mount Pleasnt, Michigan.
  • Radio - Nikola Tesla

    Radio - Nikola Tesla
    It transmits signals through a system of frequences.
  • Corn Flakes- Will Keith Kellogg

    Corn Flakes- Will Keith Kellogg
    it's a popular breakfast cereal made by Kelloggs.
  • Volleyball

    Volleyball is an Olympic team sport in which two teams of six players are separated by a net.
  • Utah

    The state fruit is the Cherry.
  • William McKinley

    William McKinley
    (March 4, 1897 to September 14, 1901)
  • 76.2 Million

    76.2 Million
  • Car - Oldsmobile - Ransom E. Olds

    Car - Oldsmobile - Ransom E. Olds
    It is a wheeled vehicle bade to transport passengers or goods.
  • Assembly Line - Henry Ford

    Assembly Line - Henry Ford
    It is a manufacturing process in which parts are added to a product in a sequential manner using optimally planned logistics to create a finished product much faster than with handcrafting-type methods.
  • Theodore Roosevelt

    Theodore Roosevelt
    (September 14, 1901 to March 3, 1909)
  • Teddy Bear - Morris Michtom

    Teddy Bear - Morris Michtom
    It was named after "Teddy" Rosevelt.
  • Banana Split - David Strickler

    Banana Split - David Strickler
    It's an ice cream based desert.
  • Oklahoma

    The state fur Bearer is the raccoon.
  • William Howard Taft

    William Howard Taft
    (March 4, 1909 to March 3, 1913)
  • 92.2 Million

    92.2 Million
  • New Mexico

    New Mexico
    The state flower is the Yukka.
  • Arizona

    The state Mammal is the ring tail.
  • 16th Amendment

    16th Amendment
    It allows the Congress to levy an income tax without apportioning it among the states or basing it on Census results.
  • Woodrow Wilson

    Woodrow Wilson
    (March 4, 1913 to March 3, 1921)
  • 17th Amendment

    17th Amendment
    It established direct election of United States Senators by popular vote.
  • World War 1

    World War 1
    The assassination on 28 June 1914 of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria, the heir to the throne of Austria-Hungary, was the proximate trigger of the war.
  • 18th Amendment

    18th Amendment
    It defined "intoxicating liquors" to exclude those used for religious purposes,
  • 106 Million

    106 Million
  • 19th Amendment

    19th Amendment
    It prohibits any United States citizen to be denied the right to vote based on gender.
  • Warren Gamaliel Harding

    Warren Gamaliel Harding
    (March 4, 1921 to August 2, 1923)
  • Calvin Coolidge

    Calvin Coolidge
    (August 3, 1923 to March 3, 1929)
  • Kool Aid

    Kool Aid
    It's a brand of flavore drink mix owned by kraft.
  • Television - Philo T. Farnsworth

    Television - Philo T. Farnsworth
    It is a device used to transmit movie images accompanied by sound.
  • Bubble Gum - Walter Diemer “Double Bubble”

    Bubble Gum - Walter Diemer “Double Bubble”
    Is's elastic chewing gum meant to be blown into a bubble in your mouth.
  • Mickey Mouse

    Mickey Mouse
    Mickey Mouse is a cartoon character created in 1928 by Walt Disney and Ub Iwerks at The Walt Disney Studio.
  • Herbert Clark Hoover

    Herbert Clark Hoover
    (March 4, 1929 to March 3, 1933)
  • 123 Million

    123 Million
  • Electric Guitar - George Beauchamp and Adolph Rickenbacker

    Electric Guitar - George Beauchamp and Adolph Rickenbacker
  • 20th Amendment

    20th Amendment
    It establishes the beginning and ending of the terms of the elected federal offices.
  • Franklin Delano Roosevelt

    Franklin Delano Roosevelt
    (March 4, 1933 to April 12, 1945)
  • 21st Amendment

    21st Amendment
    It repealed the Eighteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, which had mandated nationwide Prohibition.
  • Soft Serve Ice Cream

    Soft Serve Ice Cream
    It's a version of ice cream that is softer then other ice cream.
  • World war 2

    World war 2
    The war is generally accepted to have begun with the invasion of Poland by Germany, and subsequent declarations of war on Germany by France and most of the countries of the British Empire. Germany set out to establish a large empire in Europe.
  • 132 Million

    132 Million
  • Harry S. Truman

    Harry S. Truman
    April 12, 1945 to January 20, 1953)
  • Cable TV

    Cable TV
    Provies television via radio signals.
  • Video Game

    Video Game
    Teh first video game is the Atari.
  • 151 Million

    151 Million
  • Korean War

    Korean War
    The war was a result of the physical division of Korea by an agreement of the victorious Allies at the conclusion of the Pacific War at the end of World War II.
  • 22nd Amendment

    22nd Amendment
    It sets a term limit for the President of the United States
  • Barcode

    It is an optical machine-readable representation of data.
  • Dwight David Eisenhower

    Dwight David Eisenhower
    (January 20, 1953 to January 20, 1961)
  • Video Tape

    Video Tape
    It's the recording of images or video onto a magnetic tape.
  • Alaska

    Teh state flower is the forget-me-not.
  • Hawaii

    The state mammal is the monk seal.
  • 179.3 Million

    179.3 Million
  • Vietnam War

    Vietnam War
    It was a powerful war fought between North Vietnam and South Vietnam.
  • John Fitzgerald Kennedy

    John Fitzgerald Kennedy
    (January 20, 1961 to November 22, 1963)
  • 23rd Amendment

    23rd Amendment
    It permits citizens in the District of Columbia to vote for President and Vice President.
  • Computer Mouse

    Computer Mouse
    It is a pointing device.
  • Lyndon Baines Johnson

    Lyndon Baines Johnson
    (November 22, 1963 to January 20, 1969)
  • Buffalo Wings

    Buffalo Wings
    It is a chicken wing section that is traditionally fried unbreaded and then coated in sauce.
  • 24th Amendment

    24th Amendment
    It prohibits both Congress and the states from conditioning the right to vote in federal elections on payment of a poll tax or other types of tax.
  • Minicomputer

    The first micro computer was $18,000!
  • CD

    It's a disk used to store data.
  • 25th Amendment

    25th Amendment
    It deals with succession to the Presidency and establishes procedures both for filling a vacancy in the office of the Vice President, as well as responding to Presidential disabilities.
  • Richard Milhous Nixon

    Richard Milhous Nixon
    (January 20, 1969 to August 9, 1974)
  • 203 Million

    203 Million
  • Email

    It a method of exchanging digital messages from an author to one or more recipients.
  • 26th Amendment

    26th Amendment
    It limited the minimum voting age to no more than 18.
  • Cell phone

    Cell phone
    It allows calls into the public switched telephone.
  • James Earl Carter, Jr.

    James Earl Carter, Jr.
    (January 20, 1977 to January 20, 1981)
  • Gerald Rudolph Ford

    Gerald Rudolph Ford
    (August 9, 1974 to January 20, 1977)
  • 226.5 Million

    226.5 Million
  • Laptop

    It, also called a notebook, is a computer used for personal stuff.`
  • Ronald Wilson Reagan

    Ronald Wilson Reagan
    (January 20, 1981 to January 20, 1989)
  • Nintendo Entertainment System (NES)

    Nintendo Entertainment System (NES)
    It is an 8-bit video game console.
  • George Herbert Walker Bush

    George Herbert Walker Bush
    (January 20, 1989 to January 20, 1993)
  • 248.7 Million

    248.7 Million
  • Persian Gulf War

    Persian Gulf War
    It was a war that was also known as the first Iraq war. It was between America's forces and Iraq.
  • 27th Amendment

    27th Amendment
    It prohibits any law that increases or decreases the salary of members of the Congress from taking effect until the start of the next set of terms of office for Representatives.
  • William Jefferson Clinton

    William Jefferson Clinton
    (January 20, 1993 to January 20, 2001)
  • 281.4 Million

    281.4 Million
  • George Walker Bush

    George Walker Bush
    (January 20, 2001 to January 20, 2009)
  • US Invasion of Afghanistan

    US Invasion of Afghanistan
    The war was mainly a result of the attack on 9/11. The mission was to take out the Al-Qaeda terrorists.
  • iPod

    It's a portable media player.
  • Invaision of Iraq

    It involved America, The United Kingdom, and various other smallc ountries against Iraq in order to aquire Iraqi freedom.
  • Barack Hussein Obama

    Barack Hussein Obama
    (January 20, 2009 to Present)
  • 308.7