U.S History Timeline

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  • Oct 12, 1492

    Chistopher Columbus

    Chistopher Columbus
    Christopher Columbus financed by Spain, makes the 1st of 4 voyages to the New World. He lands in the Bahamas
  • Jan 1, 1513

    Coast of Florida found

    Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de Leon lands on the coast of Florida
  • Jan 1, 1565

    1st pemanent European colony in North America

    Saint Augustine, Florida settled by the spanish, becomes 1st pemanent European colony in North America
  • the first english permanent settlement.

    Jamestown, the 1st permanent English settlement in America, is established by the London Company in southeast Virginia.
  • Pilgrims Establish The Plymouth colony and Mayflower Compact

    The Plymouth Colony in Massachusetts is established by Pilgrims from England. Before disembarking from their ship, the Mayflower, 41 male passengers sign the Mayflower Compact, an agreement that forms the basis of the colony's government
  • French & Indian (START)

    French & Indian (START)
    Final conflict in the ongoing struggle between the British and French for control of eastern North America. The British win a decisive victory over the French. By the Treaty of Paris formally gain control of Canada and all the French possessions east of the Mississippi.
  • French & Indian War (ENDS)

    French & Indian War (ENDS)
    Final conflict in the ongoing struggle between the British and French for control of eastern North America. The British win a decisive victory over the French. By the Treaty of Paris formally gain control of Canada and all the French possessions east of the Mississippi.
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    British troops fire into a mob, killing five men leading to intense public protest.
  • Boston Tea Party.

    Boston Tea Party.
    Group of colonial patriots disguise as Mohawk Indians board three ships in Boston Harbor and dump more than 300 crates of tea overboard as a protest against British tea tax,
  • First Contitnental Congress.

    First Continental Congress meets in Philidelphia with 56 delegates representing every colony except Georgia. Delegates include Patrick Henry, George Washington, and Samuel Adamns.
  • American Revolution

    American Revolution
    War of Independence fought between Great Britain and the 13 British colonies on the eastern seaboard of North America. Battles of Lexington and Concord, Mass., between the British Army and colonial minutemen, mark the beginning of the war.
  • Declaration Of Independence.

    Declaration Of Independence.
    Continental Congress adopts the Declaration Of Independence In Philadelphia.
  • first flag

    first flag
    Continental Congress approves the first official flag of the United States
  • Articles of Confederation.

    Continental Congress adopts the Articles of Confederation the first U.S. constitution
  • American Revolution ( ENDS)

    American Revolution ( ENDS)
    British general Charles Cornwallis surrenders to general George Washington at Yorktown Va. Great Britain formally acknowledges American independence in the Treaty of Paris which officially brings the war to a close.
  • Constitutional Convention.

    Constitutional Convention, made up of delegates from 12 of the original 13 colonies, meets in Philadelphia to draft the U.S. Constitution
  • Bill of Rights

    Bill of Rights
    First ten amendments to the Constitution, known as the Bill of Rights, are ratified.
  • 2nd President

    John Adams is inaugurated as the second president in Philadelphia
  • 3rd President

    Thomas Jefferson is inaugurated as the third president in Washington, DC
  • Louisiana Purchase

    Louisiana Purchase
    United States agrees to pay France $15 million for the Louisiana Territory, which extends west from the Mississippi River to the Rocky Mountains and comprises about 830,000 sq mi.
  • Lewis & Clark.

    Lewis & Clark.
    Lewis & Clark set out from St. Louis, Mo. on expedition to explore the West and find a route to the Pacific Ocean.
  • War of 1812 (START)

    U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion
  • War of 1812(END)

    Treaty of Ghent is signed, officially ending the war.
  • 6th President

    John Quincy Adams, son of John adams, is inaugaurated as the sixth president.
  • 7th president

    Andrew Jackson is inaugurated as seventh president.
  • Texas' Independence

    Texas declares its independence from Mexico.
  • Gold Rush

    Gold Rush
    Gold is discovered at Sutter's Mill in California. Gold rush reaches its height the following year.
  • Abraham Lincoln

    Abraham Lincoln comes to national attention in a series of seven debates with Sen. Stephen A. Douglas during Illinois state election campaign.
  • 16th President

    16th President
    Abraham Lincoln is elected president.
  • Civil War (BEGGINS)

    Civil War (BEGGINS)
    Conflict between the North which is the Union and the South which is the Confederacy over the expansion of slavery into western states.
  • Civil War (ENDS)

    Confederate general Robert E. Lee surrenders to Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox Courthouse.
  • Lincoln is assisinated.

    Abraham is assisinated by John Wilkes Booth in Washington, DC, and is suceeded by his vice president, Andrew Johnson Thirthteen Amandment to the Constitution is ratified prohinbiting slavery.
  • World War 1

    U.S enters World War 1 and declares war on Germany.