Year Long Review

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Columbus Coming To America

1492

Treaty of Tordesillas

1494

This treaty moved the Line of Demarcation 800 miles further west.

Protestant Reformation

1517

This religious movement began in small German towns but quickly spread to most of Europe.

African Diaspora

1520

(A diaspora is the scattering of a people). Enslaved Africans were sent all across the New World. This went through 1860.

Defeat of the Aztec Empire by Spain

1521

Defeat of the Inca Empire by Spain

1532

Establishing Roanoke Colony

1585

Defeat of the Spanish Armada

1588

Establishing Jamestown Colony

1607

Mayflower Compact

1620

A legal contract in which they agreed to protect the general good.

Settlement Of Puritans

1620

English Bill of Rights

1689

This act reduced the powers of the English monarch

Enlightenment

1700

This movement, which took place during the 1700s, spread the idea that reason and logic could improve society

1st Great Awakening

1730

A religious movement that swept through the colonies from the 1730s to the 1740s.

James Otis Speech

1764

Boston Massacre

1770

The Boston Massacre was shootings that were fired in order to control crowds

Tea Act

1773

This allowed the British East India company to sell tea directly to the colonists

Boston Tea Party

December 16, 1773

On the night of December 16, 1773, colonists disguised as Native Americans sneaked onto 3 tea filled ships and dumped the tea into the harbor

Intolerable Acts

1774

In the spring of 1774 parliament passed the Coercive acts. Colonists called them the Intolerable Acts

First Continental Congress

1774

This was a gathering of colonial leaders who were deeply troubled about the relationship between Great Britain and the colonies in America