us history timline

Timeline created by coachbarton2012+83
  • Jun 15, 1215

    Magna Carta

    Magna Carta
    Guaranteed rights to Noblemen and Freeman.
  • "The Lost Colony"

    "The Lost Colony"
    "The Lost Colony" Is Roanoke Island. It was nicknamed that after all the settlers vanished
  • Jamestown

    It was the first succesful English settlement in the new world led by John Smith.
  • House of Burgesses

    House of Burgesses
    The House of Burgesses was held in Jamestown and it was the frst represenative assembly.
  • Mayflower Compact

    Mayflower Compact
    Pilgrims Came up with the Mayflower Compact after leaving England. The Mayflower Compact established rules for the colony, but also it established majority rule and self-government.
  • Providence, Rhode Island

    Providence, Rhode Island
    Roger williams founded Providence.
  • Navigation Act

    Navigation Act
    The Navigation Act was issued by Britain against the colonies. It resrticted tardeing and shipping from the colonies to suit Britains needs.
  • Nathaniel Bacon, Indian War

    Nathaniel Bacon, Indian War
    Led planters in revolt against the British Government.
    The indian war ended in New england.
  • Pennsylvania

    William Penn purchased Pennsylvania. This state became known as "The Quaker State" because most Quakers lived there.
  • Witchcraft

    his occured in Salem where there was a scare that there were witches. If they thought you were one you were executed.
  • Poor Richards Almanac

    Poor Richards Almanac
    Written by Ben Franklin. Used mostly to predict weather.
  • John Peter Zenger Trial

    John Peter Zenger Trial
    He was charged with libel for is comments about a governor. His defence was he should be able to say anything in news papers.
  • Great Awakening

    Great Awakening
    It was a religious movement where colonist realized there purpose for coming to the New World and decided to start practicing religon again.
  • French and Indian War

    French and Indian War
    This war was fought between French and Indians versus Britain. Britain defeated them and gained Canada.
  • Sugar Act

    Sugar Act
    This is one of the many taxes Britain would place on the colonies. This money was being used to pay off debts from the French and Indian War. This act put a taxon rum , and lumber.
  • Stamp Act

    Stamp Act
    The Stamp act was the second act to bee put into effect. It's purpose was to pay the British troops, but instead it angered the colonist even more. It required all documents to have a stamp on them.
  • Quartering Act

    Quartering Act
    This was the third act. It required all colonist to house british troops.
  • Townshend Acts

    Townshend Acts
    This put a tax on glass, painters lead, paper, tea. These all were repealed after three years except the tea act.
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    This is where British soldiers fired into a rioting crowd in Boston. They killed five people. One of them was Crispus Attucks.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    In protesting the Tea Act colonist threw tea into the Boston Harbor. Colonist were later punished for this.
  • Intolerable Acts and First Continental Congress

    Intolerable Acts and First Continental Congress
    A series of Acts that were nicknamed the Intolerable Acts because they were so harsh, these were in place as a punishment for the Boston Tea Party. At the First Continental Congress they upheld their colonial rights.
  • "Give me liberty or give me death!", Lexington and Concord

    "Give me liberty or give me death!", Lexington and Concord
    At the Virgina Convention on March 23 Patrick Henry said one of the most famous quotes of all time "Give me liberty or give me death!" This meant if Britain didnt give them freedom they were willing to die for it. Lexington and Concord was the first battle of the revolution. It had the shot heard round the world.
  • Common Sense

    Common Sense
    Common Sense was a pamphlet written by Thomas Paine. This changed many colonist mids about going to war with britain.
  • Declaration of Independence

    Declaration of Independence
    It is a document saying that the colonies are no longer a part of Great Britain and are now their own country.
  • Articles of Confederation

    Articles of Confederation
    It was the first form of government for the U.S. It lacked an executive branch but also had many other flaws that would be fixed in the Constitution.
  • John Paul Jones

    John Paul Jones
    Jones deafeted the British boat the Serapisand it became one of the most important sea battle.
  • Battle of Yorktown

    Battle of Yorktown
    Last Battle of The REvolution. Cornwallis surrendered to Washington.
  • Treaty of Paris

    Treaty of Paris
    Britain and the U.S. signed the Treaty of Paris. Britain agreed to recognizing the U.S. as a country. Both sides never completed their side of the deal.
  • Northwest Ordinance, Constitutional Convention

    Northwest Ordinance, Constitutional Convention
    The Northwest Ordinance showed how the territories were to be governed. The Constitutional Convention was were they brought up the new form of government the Constitution.
  • George Washington

    George Washington
    George Washington was elected president. His Vice President was John Adams. He is the only president in history to be elected unanamously.
  • Whiskey Rebellion

    Whiskey Rebellion
    People started protesting and rebelling against the tax on whiskey.
  • Bill of Rights

    Bill of Rights
    An addition to the Constitution that lists all the citizens rights.
  • George Washington, Cottin Gin

    George Washington, Cottin Gin
    George Washington is elected president once more. Eli Whitney invents the cottin gin. This helped expand slavery and make cotton production easier.
  • Washingtons Farewell Address

    Washingtons Farewell Address
    In his farewell address he warned against political partys and alliances with countries.
  • Alien and Sedition Acts

    Alien and Sedition Acts
    ACts that reduced the political power of immigrants.
  • Thomas Jefferson

    Thomas Jefferson
    In the Election of 1800 Thomas Jefferson tied with Aaron Burr. After 35 times of revoting Thomas Jefferson won. Only because Alexander Hamilton convinced others to vote for him. He thought Burr was unfit for president. Burr eventually shot Hamilton.
  • Marbury vs Madison, Louisiana Pruchase

    Marbury vs Madison, Louisiana Pruchase
    In Marbury vs Madison Marbury was sueing Madison. This case established judicial review.
    Napolean sold the Louisianna Territory for 15 million dollars. This doubled the size of the U.S.
  • Lewis and Clark

    Lewis and Clark
    Lewis and Clark were ordered to go on an expedition to the west and the Rocky's. Along the way they met Sacagawea, an Indian who guided them through their expedition.
  • Steamboat

    Robert Fulton invented the Steamboat. He was one of the many inventors who helped industrialize the United States. His invention of the steamboat was one of the main and first inventions of the Industrial Revolution.
  • War of 1812

    War of 1812
    This was another war between the U.S. and Britain. There are 3 reasons the U.S. got involved in the war.1. U.S. sailors were captured by Britain.2. Britain armed indians.3. U.S. stopped trade with Europe.
  • Battle of Lake Erie

    Battle of Lake Erie
    Oliver Hazard Perry deafeted The British at Lake Erie. It was the most important naval victory in U.S. history.
  • White House and Capitol, Francis Scott Key

    White House and Capitol, Francis Scott Key
    The British advance towards the White House and Capitol resulted in them burning the White House and the Capitol. At The last minute Dolly Madison went in to go get a picture of George Washington and other important things in the White House. At Ft. Mchenry Frncis Scott Key wrote the "Star-Spangled Banner" in honor of the U.S. flag still waiving.
  • Florida

    Spain gave Florida to the U.S. After the U.S. convincing them to. This completed the east coast for the U.S.
  • Monroe Doctrine

    Monroe Doctrine
    The Monroe Doctine was written by President James Monroe. It stated that the U.S. and central America were closed to further colonization. It was mostly directed toward European contries. It also stated that if anyone did attempt to that there would be actions taken by the U.S.
  • Webster-Hayne Debate

    Webster-Hayne Debate
    Webster believed that a state should not be able to nullify a federal law, and Hayne believed that a state should have more power therefore have the ability to nullify a law.
  • Nat Turner

    Nat Turner
    Nat Turner led a slave rebellion. Several people were killed. Nat was Hanged. The reasonfor the rebellion was for him to insipire slaves to rebel.
  • Trail of Tears

    Trail of Tears
    After Andre. w Jacksons election as president his true colors cam out, and his hate against Indians, once he made them walk the "Trail of Tears". This "trail" lasted from Georgia to Oklahoma. THousands of Indians died along the way.
  • Telegraph

    Inventor of the telegraph Samuel Morse sent the first message on a telegraph. The decoding system was also named after him called Morse Code. This invention of the telegraph would become a major factor in the Civil war for the Union.
  • Mexican War, Oregan Territory

    Mexican War, Oregan Territory
    After the U.S. gained Texas there were border disputes. Zachary Taylor went to go seize the land. After a clash both countries went to war. The U.S. won and gained a lot of land from the Mexican Cession. The U.S also cam to an agreement with Britain at the border of the Oregan Territory. It was decided to be at the 49th parallel.
  • California Gold Rush, Seneca Falls Convention

    California Gold Rush, Seneca Falls Convention
    Once gold was being discovered in California the gold rush began and thousands came to california to become wealthy, but many left without anything.
    The Seneca Falls Convention was wherewomen were fighting for equal treatment, but all things got accepted except suffrage.
  • Compromise Of 1850

    Compromise Of 1850
    To favor the North the "Great Comprimiser", Henry Clay, said to admit California as a free state but to favor the South they made the Fugitive Slave Act. This act would help return runaway slaves.
  • Uncle Tom's Cabin

    Uncle Tom's Cabin
    Written by Harriet Beecher Stowe Uncle Tom's Cabin is about Slave life. It shows how immoral slavery is. It was the top selling book at one point.
  • Republican Party

    Republican Party
    After the Democratic-Republican Party split the Republican Party was formed in Ripon, Wisconsin.
  • Dred Scott vs. Sandford

    Dred Scott vs. Sandford
    Dred Scott was a held slave that moved into a free state. He believed that he should be free. So he sued for his freedom the court ruled against him saying that becuase he was a slave and not a citizen he was not allowed to sue.
  • Harpers Ferry

    Harpers Ferry
    John Brown and others seized a U.S. Armory . It was unsuccesful and he was hanged.
  • Abraham Lincoln

    Abraham Lincoln
    Republican canadate Abraham Lincoln won the Presidental race of 1860. The South threatened to secede if he was elected president.
  • Confederacy, Bull Run

    Confederacy, Bull Run
    With southern states seceding they had to form a country of their own. They formed the Confederat States of America. They had Jefferson Davis as their president and a highly honored General Robert E. Lee.
    At the Battle of Bull Run The Confederacy won it.
  • Battle Of Antietam

    Battle Of Antietam
    The Battle of Antietam is the bloodiest one day battle. It had no clear winner.
  • Emancipation Proclemation, Gettysburg

    Emancipation Proclemation, Gettysburg
    The Emancipation Proclamation is written by Abraham Lincoln. It set all slaves free in the Confederacy.
    At Gettysburg the Union defeated the Confederacy with thousands and thousands of casualties. After the battle Lincoln gave his famous speech the Gettysburg Address.
  • Appomattox Court House, Assasination

    Appomattox Court House, Assasination
    At Appomattox Court House General Lee Surrendered and the Civil War was over with the Union winning.
    Abraham Lincoln was shot in a theater by John Wilkes Booth.
  • 13th Amendment

    13th Amendment
    The 13th Amendment abolished slavery completly but it did not end segregation and unfair treatment.
  • 14th Amendment

    14th Amendment
    Any one born or naturalized in the U.S. is a citizen.
  • 15th Amendment

    15th Amendment
    No matter what race or "color" any MAN can vote, no women.
  • American Redcross

    American Redcross
    During the Civil War Clara Barton was one of the few female nurses. Once it ended she founded the American Redcross.