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  • Jan 1, 1215

    The Magna Carta was signed

    The signing of this document meant that from then on, even the king had to obey the law.
  • Jan 1, 1400

    Between one and two million Native Americans lived in the ten major cultural regions north of Mexico

    Two of the these cultural regions were California and the Great Basin.
  • The first permanent English colony was established

    The name of this colony was Jamestown, formed by a group of merchants called the London company.
  • African slaves were first brought to the United States, especially Jamestown, Virginia

    These slaves were brought because the people needed slaves to help increase tobacco production.
  • The Mayflower Compact was signed

    The Mayflower Compact
    We learned from this site what exactly was written and stated in the Mayflower Compact("...combine ourselves together into a civil body politick, for our better ordering and preservation, and furtherance of the ends aforesaid..") along with the people who signed the Mayflower Compact. The document described the way the pilgrims would govern themselves in the new land.
  • The first Thanksgiving was celebrated by the Pilgrims and the Native Americans

  • America's first law guaranteeing religious liberty was passed

    This law was called the Act of Concerning Religion. tinyurl.com/mbf4kt3
    We read the exact words from the Act Concerning Religion from this website and learned the reasons for religious freedom.
  • The English took control of the settlement of New Netherland

    This colony was renamed New York.
  • A fear of witchcraft began in Salem, Massachusetts

  • The First Great Awakening began

    This movement was started because people had lost religious faith.
  • All 13 British colonies were established in North America

  • Enslaved Africans lived in every colony

  • King George III was crowned

  • Prime Minister George Grenville proposed the Stamp Act

    This law required colonists to buy a stamp for every piece of paper. http://www.ushistory.org/declaration/related/stampact.htm
    We learned more about the Stamp Act and about the rising tensions that it caused between the colonies and Britain and the threat of revolt.
  • The Quartering Act was passed

    This law required colonists to house British troops.
  • The Townshend Acts were passed

    It placed taxes on certain imported items like glass, paper, paint, and tea.
  • The Intolerable Acts were passed

  • The First Continental Congress met

  • The Revolutionary War Began

  • Paul Revere warns colonists that the British were coming

  • The Second Continental Congress first met

  • The Common Sense was published

    The author of this paper is Mark Paine.
  • Delegates sign the Declaration of Independence

  • British surrender to American troops

    France had became an ally of America during the war.
  • Treaaty of Paris was Signed

    As an effect of the treaty, Britain gave up all its claim to all lands between the Atlantic Coast and the Mississippi River