Hadar Katsman's US History Timeline

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In History
  • 1492

    Columbus, sailing for Spain, makes first voyage of discovery.

    Columbus, sailing for Spain, makes first voyage of discovery.
  • 1497

    John Cabot explores Newfoundland.

    John Cabot explores Newfoundland.
  • 1503

    First Africans are brought to the Americas.

    First Africans are brought to the Americas.
  • 1513

    Juan Ponce de Leon explores Florida.

    Juan Ponce de Leon explores Florida.
  • Period:
    1517
    to

    Protestant Reformation spurs religious conflict between Catholics and Protestants.

  • 1519

    Hernan Cortes begins the Spanish conquest of the Aztec Empire.

    Hernan Cortes begins the Spanish conquest of the Aztec Empire.
  • 1531

    Francisco Pizarro subdues the Incas of Peru.

    Francisco Pizarro subdues the Incas of Peru.
  • 1541

    Jacques Cartier, sailing for France, explores the St. Lawrence River.

    Jacques Cartier, sailing for France, explores the St. Lawrence River.
  • 1561

    St. Augustine, the first European colony in present day America, is founded.

    St. Augustine, the first European colony in present day America, is founded.
  • Period: to

    Raleigh's Roanoke Island venture.

  • The English defeat the Spanish Armada.

    The English defeat the Spanish Armada.
  • Jamestown, Virginia, the first permanent English colony, is established.

    Jamestown, Virginia, the first permanent English colony, is established.
  • Samuel de Champlain founds Quebee.

    Samuel de Champlain founds Quebee.
  • Pocahontas marries John Rolfe.

    Pocahontas marries John Rolfe.
  • First Africans arrive in English America.

    First Africans arrive in English America.
  • First Africans arrive at Jamestown.

    First Africans arrive at Jamestown.
  • Plymouth colony is founded; Pilgrims agree to the Mayflower Compact.

    Plymouth colony is founded; Pilgrims agree to the Mayflower Compact.
  • Indian uprising in Virginia.

    Indian uprising in Virginia.
  • Massachusetts Bay Colony is founded.

    Massachusetts Bay Colony is founded.
  • Settlement of Maryland begins.

    Settlement of Maryland begins.
  • Harvard College is established.

    Harvard College is established.
  • Pequot War.

    Pequot War.
  • Period: to

    English Civil War.

  • Restoration of the English monarchy.

    Restoration of the English monarchy.
  • Restoration of the Stuart monarchy - King Charles The Second.

    Restoration of the Stuart monarchy - King Charles The Second.
  • Puritans initiate the "Half-Way Covenant."

    Puritans initiate the "Half-Way Covenant."
  • Virginia enacts law declaring that children of slave women are slaves.

    Virginia enacts law declaring that children of slave women are slaves.
  • The French explore the Mississippi River valley from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico.

    The French explore the Mississippi River valley from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico.
  • Period: to

    King Philip's War.

  • Bacon's Rebellion in Virginia.

    Bacon's Rebellion in Virginia.
  • Pope leads rebellion in New Mexico.

    Pope leads rebellion in New Mexico.
  • Pennsylvania is established.

    Pennsylvania is established.
  • Dominion of New England is established.

    Dominion of New England is established.
  • Glorious Revolution.

    Glorious Revolution.
  • Royal Charter for Massachusetts is established.

    Royal Charter for Massachusetts is established.
  • Salem witchcraft trials.

    Salem witchcraft trials.
  • Period: to

    Great Awakening.

  • Georgia is founded.

    Georgia is founded.
  • John Peter Zenger is tried for seditious libel.

    John Peter Zenger is tried for seditious libel.
  • Stono Uprising.

    Stono Uprising.
  • George Whitefield preaches his first sermon in America, in Philadelphia.

    George Whitefield preaches his first sermon in America, in Philadelphia.
  • Jonathan Edward preaches "Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God."

    Jonathan Edward preaches "Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God."
  • Albany Congress adopts Plan of Union.

    Albany Congress adopts Plan of Union.
  • Period: to

    French and Indian War.

  • Pontiac's Rebellion.

    Pontiac's Rebellion.
  • Parliament passes the Revenue (Sugar) Act.

    Parliament passes the Revenue (Sugar) Act.
  • Parliament repeals the Stamp Act and passes the Declaratory Act.

    Parliament repeals the Stamp Act and passes the Declaratory Act.
  • Parliament levies the Townshend duties.

    Parliament levies the Townshend duties.
  • Boston Massacre.

    Boston Massacre.
  • Colonists stage the Boston Tea Party.

    Colonists stage the Boston Tea Party.
  • Parliament passes the Coercive Acts; colonists hold First Continental Congress.

    Parliament passes the Coercive Acts; colonists hold First Continental Congress.
  • Battles of Lexington and Concord.

    Battles of Lexington and Concord.
  • Colonists hold Second Continental Congress.

    Colonists hold Second Continental Congress.
  • Thomas Paine's "Common Sense" is published; Declaration of Independence is signed.

    Thomas Paine's "Common Sense" is published; Declaration of Independence is signed.
  • General Washington's troops cross the Delaware River; Battle of Trenton.

    General Washington's troops cross the Delaware River; Battle of Trenton.
  • Period: to

    Washington's troops winter at Morristown, New Jersey.

  • Battle of Saratoga; General Burgoyne surrenders.

    Battle of Saratoga; General Burgoyne surrenders.
  • Period: to

    Washington's troops winter at Valley Forge, Pennsylvania.

  • Americans and French form an alliance.

    Americans and French form an alliance.
  • Battles of Cowpens and Guilford Courthouse.

    Battles of Cowpens and Guilford Courthouse.
  • General Cornwallis surrenders at Yorktown, Virginia.

    General Cornwallis surrenders at Yorktown, Virginia.
  • Articles of Confederation are ratified.

    Articles of Confederation are ratified.
  • Articles of Confederation take effect.

    Articles of Confederation take effect.
  • Treaty of Paris is signed.

    Treaty of Paris is signed.
  • General Washington puts an end to the Newburgh Conspiracy.

    General Washington puts an end to the Newburgh Conspiracy.
  • Treaty of Fort Stanwix forces the Iroquois to give up land in New York and Pennsylvania.

    Treaty of Fort Stanwix forces the Iroquois to give up land in New York and Pennsylvania.
  • Land Ordinance outlines a plan for surveying and selling government lands.

    Land Ordinance outlines a plan for surveying and selling government lands.
  • Virginia adopts the Statute of Religious Freedom.

    Virginia adopts the Statute of Religious Freedom.
  • Delegates call for a constitutional convention.

    Delegates call for a constitutional convention.
  • Period: to

    Shay's Rebellion.

  • Northwest Ordinance outlines a detailed plan for organizing western territories.

    Northwest Ordinance outlines a detailed plan for organizing western territories.
  • The Constitutional Convention is held in Philadelphia.

    The Constitutional Convention is held in Philadelphia.
  • Period: to

    The Federalist Papers are published.

  • Confederation government is phased out.

    Confederation government is phased out.
  • President George Washington is inaugurated.

    President George Washington is inaugurated.
  • French Revolution begins.

    French Revolution begins.
  • Rhode Island becomes the last state to ratify the Constitution.

    Rhode Island becomes the last state to ratify the Constitution.
  • Bill of Rights is ratified.

    Bill of Rights is ratified.
  • Bank of United States is created.

    Bank of United States is created.
  • Washington issues a proclamation of neutrality.

    Washington issues a proclamation of neutrality.
  • Eli Whitney invents the cotton gin.

    Eli Whitney invents the cotton gin.
  • Jay's Treaty is negotiated with England.

    Jay's Treaty is negotiated with England.
  • Whiskey Rebellion.

    Whiskey Rebellion.
  • Philadelphia-Lancaster Turnpike is completed.

    Philadelphia-Lancaster Turnpike is completed.
  • By the Treaty of Greenville, the United States purchases western lands from Native Americans.

    By the Treaty of Greenville, the United States purchases western lands from Native Americans.
  • Pinckney's Treaty is negotiated with Spain.

    Pinckney's Treaty is negotiated with Spain.
  • Wilderness Road opens.

    Wilderness Road opens.
  • President Washington delivers his farewell address.

    President Washington delivers his farewell address.
  • XYZ affair.

    XYZ affair.
  • Alien and Sedition Acts are passed.

    Alien and Sedition Acts are passed.
  • Thomas Jefferson is elected president.

    Thomas Jefferson is elected president.
  • Marbury v. Madison.

    Marbury v. Madison.
  • Louisiana Purchase.

    Louisiana Purchase.
  • Period: to

    Lewis and Clark expedition.

  • Chesapeake affair.

    Chesapeake affair.
  • Embargo Act is passed.

    Embargo Act is passed.
  • Clermont, the first successful steamboat, sails to Albany.

    Clermont, the first successful steamboat, sails to Albany.
  • International slave trade is outlawed.

    International slave trade is outlawed.
  • Supreme Court issues Fletcher v. Peck decision,

    Supreme Court issues Fletcher v. Peck decision,
  • Battle of Tippecanoe.

    Battle of Tippecanoe.
  • Battle of Horseshoe Bend.

    Battle of Horseshoe Bend.
  • Treaty of Ghent.

    Treaty of Ghent.
  • Hartford Convention.

    Hartford Convention.
  • Battle of New Orleans.

    Battle of New Orleans.
  • Construction of the National Road begins.

    Construction of the National Road begins.
  • Second Bank of the United States is established.

    Second Bank of the United States is established.
  • Supreme Court issues McCulloch v. Maryland decision.

    Supreme Court issues McCulloch v. Maryland decision.
  • United States and Spain agree to the Transcontinental (Adams-Onis) Treaty.

    United States and Spain agree to the Transcontinental (Adams-Onis) Treaty.
  • Tallmadge Amendment.

    Tallmadge Amendment.
  • Florida becomes a territory.

    Florida becomes a territory.
  • Missouri becomes a state.

    Missouri becomes a state.
  • President Monroe enunciates the principles of the Monroe Doctrine.

    President Monroe enunciates the principles of the Monroe Doctrine.
  • Supreme Court issues Gibbons v. Ogden decision.

    Supreme Court issues Gibbons v. Ogden decision.
  • John Quincy Adams wins the presidential election by what some critics claim is a "corrupt bargain" with Henry Clay.

    John Quincy Adams wins the presidential election by what some critics claim is a "corrupt bargain" with Henry Clay.
  • Erie Canal opens.

    Erie Canal opens.
  • John C. Calhoun publishes the South Carolina Exposition and Protest

    John C. Calhoun publishes the South Carolina Exposition and Protest
  • Andrew Jackson wins presidential election.

    Andrew Jackson wins presidential election.
  • Cyrus McCormick invents a mechanical reaper.

    Cyrus McCormick invents a mechanical reaper.
  • National Trades' Union is organized.

    National Trades' Union is organized.
  • John Deere invents the steel plow.

    John Deere invents the steel plow.
  • Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court issues Commonwealth v. Hunt decision.

    Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court issues Commonwealth v. Hunt decision.
  • Rainbow, the first clipper ship, is launched.

    Rainbow, the first clipper ship, is launched.
  • Elias Howe invents the sewing machine.

    Elias Howe invents the sewing machine.
  • California gold rush begins.

    California gold rush begins.