U.S History

Timeline created by Kellylena
In History
  • 1492

    Christopher Columbus Founds" New World

  • 1492

    Columbian Exchange Begin

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    European Exploration Era

  • 1500

    Spanish Encomienda System Begin

  • 1500

    Spanish Casta System Begins

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    Triangular Trade

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    Middle Passage

  • 1520

    Small Pox Begins Spreading to Native Americans

  • 1521

    Spanish Conquistadors Hernan Cortez Conquers the Aztec Empire

  • 1534

    England Splits from the Catholic Church

  • London Company Gains Charter for Set Up English Colony

  • Jamestown, Virginia Colony Founded

    Jamestown, Virginia Colony Founded
    first permanent English colony in 1607
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    Colonia Era

  • French found Quebec on the St. Lawrence River and Engage in the Fur Trade

  • Tobacco Introduced to Virginia Colony by John Rolfe

  • First African Slaves Arrive in Jamestown, Virginia Colony

  • Virginia House of Burgesses

    Virginia House of Burgesses
    serve as a representative assembly for the settlers
  • Plymouth, Massachuttes Colony Founded

  • Mayflower Compact

    Mayflower Compact
    Pilgrims signed; created a model for the rule of law and democratic government in the colonies
  • New Hampshire Founded

  • Dutch New Amsterdam Becomes Capital of New Netherlands

  • "City Upon a Hill" John Winthrop

  • The Great Migration to Massachusetts Bay Colony

    The Great Migration to Massachusetts Bay Colony
    Puritans led by John Winthrop : founded Boston as they colony
  • Maryland Founded

  • Thomas Hooker Founds Connecticut

  • Pequot War

  • Roger Williams Founds Rhode Island

    Roger Williams Founds Rhode Island
    freedom of religion, separation of church state "Fundamental Orders of Connecticut"
  • Harvard College Founded in Massachusettes

  • Delaware Founded

  • Fundamental Orders of Connecticut

  • Maryland Toleration Act

  • North Carolina Founded

  • Iroquois Confederacy Formed

  • Navigation Act and Mercantilism

  • South Carolina Founded

    South Carolina Founded
    tobacco plantations in the rich lands
  • New York Funded

  • New Jersey Founded

  • King Phillips War

  • Bacon's Rebellion

  • Pueblo Revolt

  • Quaker William Penn Founds Pennsylvania

    Quaker William Penn Founds Pennsylvania
    Catholics led Lord Baltimore
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    Enlightenment Era

  • John Locke's Two Treaties of Government Published

  • English Bill of Rights

    English Bill of Rights
    English citizens were confirmed in Bills Of Rights; guaranteed trail by jury, freedom of speech, press, petition, and assembly
  • Salem Witch Trials

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    Salutary Neglect Policy

  • The Great Awaking

  • Georgia Founded as a Debtors Colony

    Georgia Founded as a Debtors Colony
    philanthropist named James Oglethorpe; poor and homeless
  • Stono Rebelion

  • French and Indian War Begin

  • French and Indian War Ends

  • Proclamation Line of 1763

    Proclamation Line of 1763
    American colonists were furious when Britain declared that there could be no American settlements west of Appalachians Mountains
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    Revolutionary Era

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    Republican Motherhood

  • Sugar Act

    Sugar Act
    taxes were levied on colonial American paper money to be in valid
  • Stamp Act

    Stamp Act
    taxes were levied on all materials printed in the colonies
  • Quartering Act

    Quartering Act
    colonists were required to house and supply British goods
  • Townshend Acts

    Townshend Acts
    more taxes levied on colonial imports
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    British troops fired on a crowd of protesters
  • Tea Act

    Tea Act
    British East Indian Company was given control of the American Tea Trade
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    colonists attacked several East India Company ships in Boston Harbor and destroyed 342 chest of tea
  • Intolerable Act

    Intolerable Act
    regain control over the situation; British Government passed new measures
  • First Continental Congress

  • Thomas Paine's Common Sense Published

    Thomas Paine's Common Sense Published
    Challenged the authority of the British government over the Thirteen Colonies
  • Battle of Lexington and Concord

    Battle of Lexington and Concord
    American minuteman with British troops sent to arrest colonial leaders and seize colonial stores of weapons and ammunition north of Boston
  • Second Continental Congress

  • Continental Army Lead by General George Washington

  • Declaration of Independence

    Declaration of Independence
    Created a new nation that would be based on the principles of freedom and democracy
  • Benjamin Franklin Becomes French Ambassador

  • Winter at Valley Forge

  • Battle of Saratoga

  • Battle of Yorktown

  • Treaty of Paris of 1783