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US History Timeline - AV

  • Jun 15, 1215

    Magna Carta

    Magna Carta
    The Magna Carta is one of the most important documents in history. It established the principle that everyone is subject to the law and guarantees the rights of individuals, the right to justice and the right to a fair trial.
  • Mayflower Compact

    Mayflower Compact
    The government gets authority from the people.
  • French and Indian War

    French and Indian War
    This was the end of salutary neglect.
  • Louisiana Purchase

    Louisiana Purchase
    This land was purchased from France for $15 million.
  • Missouri Compromise

    Missouri Compromise
    Compromise to admit Missouri as a slave state and Maine as a free state.
  • Nullification Crisis

    Nullification Crisis
    Northern Manufacturers wanted a high tariff that would protect their industries from foreign competition.
  • Compromise of 1850

    Compromise of 1850
    California applied for statehood as a free state. The sale of slaves was outlawed in D.C.
  • The Beginning of the Civil War

    The Beginning of the Civil War
    Confederates fired on federal troops at Fort Sumter- first shots of the Civil War.
  • The Transcontinental Railroads

    The Transcontinental Railroads
    The Civil War was an important turning point for creating a national system of transportation.
  • The Labor Movement

    The Labor Movement
    Used collective bargaining for issues of wages, hours, and working conditions.