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  • Aug 8, 1492

    Columbus lands in the new world

    Columbus lands in the new world
    Columbus lands on land after months at sea while looking for India. He was sailling for spain and he thought that the new land was India when infact it was north america.
  • Aug 10, 1492

    The Spanish Empire

    The Spanish Empire
    The spanish empire was started by Columbus. During that time the spanish were greedy for gold and they sent ships to get goods. The spaniards were harsh and brutal to the natives living there and the spaniards desire for gold led to mass murder of millions f natives.
  • Nov 10, 1497

    Jamestown: The First English Colony

    Jamestown: The First English Colony
    John Cabot was the first english explorer to reach the new world. He also, like columbus thought that he landed in Asia but later on after they found out that it was the new world , england got plenty of land. The english had a bad relation with the natves but after and event with a girl named Pocahontas their relationship got better. Jamestown had plenty of hardships starting with starvation to deadly mosquitos but they survived,
  • Nov 23, 1519

    Hernan Cortez: Conquerer of the Aztecs

    Hernan Cortez: Conquerer of the Aztecs
    Hernan cortez was misaken for a god by an ancient civilization called he Aztec. With this advantage Cortez waited until small pox killed a major part of he population and then with the help of enemy clan he took down the Aztec city and conquered that civilization.
  • Nov 10, 1534

    New France

    New France
    New France was discovered when france sent Jacques Cartier to discover a passage to Inda. France then set up settlements after they found high concentration of beavers so they made a business out of beaver furs.
  • New Netherland

    New Netherland
    New netherland was founded by Henry Hudson. They then est up a huge colony with over 8,000 men and women.They bought huge ares of land for low prices from the natives and they had a great relationship with the Iroquois natives. With their help they competed against their furs trade rivals, the french. The Iroquois also got gains because they got weapons to fight their arch enemies then Huron.
  • Starving Time

    Starving Time
    This was a horrible time for the New England colonies. Captain John Smith went back to england after being injured and took Pocahontas with him. This was a bad misake beacuse without Pocahontas the relationship with the natvies worstened again. By the time he came back only 60 of the 500 people he left were still alive.
  • Peter Stuyvesant : Governor of New Amsterdam

    Peter Stuyvesant : Governor of New Amsterdam
    Peter Stuyvesant is hired as the new goevernor of New Amsterdam. He governed for 17 years and during this time they invited colonists to come stay with them. By the end New amsterdam had a population of 8,000.
  • Rhode Island

    Rhode Island
    Rhode Island is a colony founded by Roger Williams. Its a colony where you can worship any religion and is a center of slavetrade. There is also a huge variety of jobs ranging from cattlefarming to whaling. The geography is also good for a great view
  • Proclamation of 1763

    Proclamation of 1763
    This was a act from the british governent stating that colonist and natives had to stay across the Appalachian mountains from each other. This act was too late though sice colonists were already crossing over when the act was made
  • The Stamp Act

    The Stamp Act
    This was an Act that made people pay taxes for every piece of paper they bought such as playing cards, newspapers and books etc. It was made to pay for taxes that England had accumulated from war.
  • The Quartering Act

    The Quartering Act
    This was an act that demamded that all the biritsh soldiers had to be housed. Colonostis had to feed them and give them beer while they did nothing.
  • The Townshend Act

    The Townshend Act
    The Townshend act made colonists pay taxes for items such as glass, paint, paper, and tea. Colonists Protested by boycotting those good and using only american products.
  • The Tea Act

    The Tea Act
    This was an Act that made colonists buy only British Tea. This act was inforced to save the British East Indian Company. Colonists later found out that they had been being taxed indirectly through the tea so they got angry. The sons of liberty them boarded he british ships that brought tea and dumped all the tea into the river.
  • The Intolerable Acts

    The Intolerable Acts
    The Intorable Act was made for defying the Tea Act. The Boston Harbor was closed down untill people would pay for the lost tea, the government would be under british rule and the soldiers accused of murder were going to be tried in England. Finally more troops were brought from england.
  • Lexington & Concord

    Lexington & Concord
    This was the fist big fioght against the british and the colonists. At this fight colonists took over the fort and british had to flee. This fight also showed the British that colonists were willing to die for their freedom.
  • The Second Continental Congress

     The Second Continental Congress
    This was a meeting of heads of states to discuss future plans about the british. Representatives met from all the colonies and discuus the issues.
  • Battle of Bunker Hill

    Battle of Bunker Hill
    This was a horrible bloody battle on top of a hill. It was the first bloody massacre as 1,000 of 2,000 british troops died. The colonists then had to retreat since their gunpowder finished.
  • The Olive Branch Petition

    The Olive Branch Petition
    The Olive Branch Petition was a attempt to gain peace without any fighting. They sent it to the king asking for independence. The king refused and called the colonists traitors which enraged them.
  • The Siege of Boston

    The Siege of Boston
    The colonists had run out of gun powder so they lied and said they had 1,800 barrels of it. The british believed it and were scared. The colonists actually didnt have andy gunpowder but the collected arms and gunpowder from a fort called Ticondegora. They toook canons and arms and during the night aimed all the artillery at boston. The british then surrendered boston and 9,000 troops left to canada.
  • The Declaration of Independence

    The Declaration of Independence
    This was a letter written by Thomas Jefferson asking for independence. It stated all the unfairness and all the things that britain had done.
  • Battle For New York

    Battle For New York
    This was a bloody battle for New York. Untrained colonists encourgaed by the new declaration of independence fought the highly trained british and suffred huge cassualties. The British lost only 377 men, while the Americans lost 1,407. The americans then had to retreat since they were losing badly.
  • Trenton

    Trenton
    Colonist were pumped from Thomas Paine's Phamlet. At Trenton the colonists crossed the frozen delaware river during chirtmas. The british were unsuspectidly eating their christmas fod when the colonists surprised them. No one was killed and 868 british soldiers were captured.
  • Saratoga

    Saratoga
    Huge british troops were moving through 20 miles of forest with a huge load of wagons. During this time colonists did small attacks where they attacked and ran. BY the time the british troops reached saratoga tons of colonist troops assembled there. Even though they outnumbered the british the birtish attacked. The colonists beat them and made them surrender.
  • Ratification of the Articles of Confederation

    Ratification of the Articles of Confederation
    All 13 staets had agreed to the articles of confederation, and after MAryland signed it it was put into action. The articles of confederation connected the states together but had many flaws and weaknesses so it was later destroyed.
  • York Town

    York Town
    The capturing of 8,000 british troops was a huge victory for the colonists. Colonists made the british chase them aroudn the country, after a while the british got tired and took a rest at yorltown. During this rest colonists surrounded york town and took 8,000 soldiers as prisoners.
  • Treaty of Paris

    Treaty of Paris
    This was a treaty signed by the british and the colonists in paris. It was done in paris since its a pretty neutral place. In the treaty it stated the America would be an independent. It also stated that britain would give up its claims in america and all the loyalists that left during the war would be treated well. With this america gained its independence.
  • Shay's Rebellion

    Shay's Rebellion
    This rebellion was started by Daniel Shays, who was a famed soldier in the revolutionary war. After the war farmers had to pay of debts by selling farms and land.
  • Constitutional Convention

    Constitutional Convention
    55 delegates met in Philadelphia to discuss promblem happening in the Us because of the Articles of Confederation. Instead of fixing the Articles of confederation they started to make a whole new constitution.
  • Ratification of the Constitution

    Ratification of the Constitution
    The new constitution fixed all the flaws in the Articles of Constitution. It was signed/ratified by the delegates. This new constitution also has 3 branches, wth equal amounts of power to stable.
  • The Louisiana Purchase

    This was a huge purchase for america. They bought the land after they sent an offer to buy New Orleans, the french were weak from war and slave revolts so they offered to sell all of Louisiana. THe americans baought the land with 2-3 cents per acre and doubled the size of their original size.
  • Spain Gives Florida to the US

    Florida was originally spanish land. They ceaded the land to the US since they were being attacked by runaway slaves. The spanish got Texas and 5 million dollars in exchange.
  • Indian Removal Act

    This act was initiated by president Andrew Jackson. He decided to take all the Indian and put the into 1 small territory known as the Indian Territory. Ass tribes were cramped together and they were forced to go. The new territory was super small, especially since great tribes had to share it.
  • Trail of Tear

    Cherokee Indians were fored to walk thousands of kilometers. They were taken out of their homes and forced to go to the Indian Territory. More then 17,00 Indians had to make the journey and thousands died in the processes. The trail they took was known as the "Trail of Tears"
  • Texas is Annexed

    Texas was originally Spanish land. Americans decided to annex it after rebbelion with Spain. Texas was left independent and the US annexed it.
  • Oregon Treaty

    Many pionners were moving into Oregon since its land was fertile and good for farming. The president wanted to annex all of Oregon but decided not to since part of Oregon was owned by the British. Because there was a risk of another war the president made a treaty with the British to devide oregon in 2. Oregon was split by a line known as the 49th parallel.
  • Mexican Cession- Issue that upset Southerners

    Mexican Cession- Issue that upset Southerners
    This was and Issue that upset SOutherners since a very big new land would be slave free. Southerners wanted to keep Slavery alive and if such a big piece of land was slave free, it might help destroy slavery completely.
  • War with Mexico

    After Texas was annexed Mexicans got angry atthe americans. After many battles and casualties, American and Mexico signed the treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo. Texas was given up and a large region known as the Mexican Cession.
  • Fugitive Slave Law - Issue that upset Northerners

    Fugitive Slave Law - Issue that upset Northerners
    The Fugitive Slave Law was passed across the USA stating that runaway slaves could be brought back to their masters if the run away. After this law was passed many african americas were taken back to their masters even after successfully escaping them. Also African Americans that weren't slave were accused of running away and were taken to work for masters.
  • Kansas-Nebraska Act- Issue that upset Northerners

    Kansas-Nebraska Act- Issue that upset Northerners
    This was and act that allowed the decision of is Kansas or Nebraska would be a free state or a slave state. Northerners were scared since this would be decided by voting. THey were also scared that slavery would start to spread across the Missouri Compromise line.
  • John Brown- Issue that upset Southerners

    John Brown- Issue that upset Southerners
    John Brown was a "terrorist" to the Southerners. He destroyed towns all across the South trying to abolish slavery. He spread terror across the slave states, untill him and his 5 sons were captured and killed during a raid in hopes to get an armory.
  • Civil War

    Civil War
    The American war started on April 12, 1861. It was started because of disputes over slavery and if a stae should be a slave state or a free state. The war started after the SOuth attacked a Northern fort known as Fort Sumter. From there States split up into two groups, The Union and The Confederacy. It was america's bloodiest war with hundred's of thousands of casualties. The war ended April 9th, 1865