American History

Timeline created by jackmoore7
  • Founding of Jamestown

    Jamestown was the first establishment in the New World. Named after King James, founded by the Virginia Company of London
  • House of Burgesses

    The House of Burgesses was the first assembly of elected representatives of English colonists in North America
  • Founding of Plymouth Colony and Mayflower Compact

    First governing documnet on Plymonth colony. Founded by Captain John Smith
  • Founding of Massachussets Bay

    Founded by the owners of Massachussets Bay Colony, this bay was essential for trade
  • Pequot War

    A war spanning the years of 1634 thru 1638. This war was between the Pequot tribe and colonist.
  • King Philip’s War

    Also refered to as the "First Indian War" was an armed conflict between Indians and Colonist
  • Bacon’s Rebellion

    It was the first rebellion in the American colonies in which discontented frontiersmen took part
  • Salem Witch Trials

    The Salem witch trials were a series of hearings and prosecutions of people accused of witch trials.
  • French and Indian War

    The French and Indian War is the American name for the North American theater of the Seven Years' War. The war was fought primarily between the colonies of British America and New France
  • Stamp Act

    was a direct tax imposed by the British Parliament specifically on the colonies of British America. The act required that many printed materials in the colonies be produced on stamped paper produced in London
  • Boston Massacre

    British Army soldiers killed five civilian men and injured six others. This event was known as the shots heard around the world, this was the beginning of a war.
  • Tea Act

    was an Act of the Parliament of Great Britain. Its principal overt objective was to reduce the massive surplus of tea held by the financially troubled British East India Company in its London warehouses and to help the struggling company survive.
  • Intolerable Acts

    a series of laws passed by the British Parliament in 1774 relating to Britain's colonies in North America. The acts triggered outrage and resistance in the Thirteen Colonies that later became the United States
  • Boston Tea Party

    Was a political protest by the Sons of Liberty in Boston, a city in the British colony of Massachusetts, against the tax policy of the British government
  • Quatering Act

    Ordered the local governments of the American colonies to provide housing and provisions for British soldiers. There was a quartering act in 1774 and 1776.
  • Lexington and Concord

    This started the Revolutionary War, the very first battle on American was the start of independence for the colonies.
  • Declaration of Independence

    was a statement adopted by the Continental Congress on July 4, 1776, which announced that the thirteen American colonies, then at war with Great Britain, regarded themselves as independent states, and no longer a part of the British Empire.
  • Texas Independence

    With this document, settlers in Mexican Texas officially broke from Mexico, creating the Republic of Texas.
  • Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo

    Treaty of Peace, Friendship, Limits and Settlement between the United States of America and the Mexican Republic,[1] is the peace treaty between the U.S. and Mexico that ended the Mexican–American War
  • Mexican-American War

    an armed conflict between the United States of America and Mexico from 1846 to 1848 in the wake of the 1845 U.S. annexation of Texas, which Mexico considered part of its territory despite the 1836 Texas Revolution.
  • Spanish-American War

    was a conflict in 1898 between Spain and the United States, effectively the result of American intervention in the ongoing Cuban War of Independence. American attacks on Spain's Pacific possessions led to involvement in the Philippine Revolution and ultimately to the Philippine–American War