US History

Colonies/States

Roanoke

1584 - 1587

lost colony

Jamestown

1607

Plymouth

1620

New Hampshire

1623

New York

1624

By the Dutch

Massachusetts Bay

1629

Maryland

1632

Connecticut

1635

Rhode Island

1636

Delaware

1638

North Carolina

1653

South Carolina

1663

New Jersey

1664

Pennsylvania

1682

Georgia

1733

Vermont

1777

Delaware

December 7, 1787

Pennsylvania

December 12, 1787

New Jersey

December 18, 1787

Georgia

January 2, 1788

Connecticut

January 9, 1788

Massachusetts

February 6, 1788

Maryland

April 28, 1788

South Carolina

May 23, 1788

New Hampshire

June 21, 1788

Virginia

June 25, 1788

New York

July 26, 1788

North Carolina

November 21, 1789

Rhode Island

May 29, 1790

Vermont

March 4, 1791

Kentucky

June 1, 1792

Tennessee

June 1, 1796

Louisiana Purchase

1803

Ohio

March 1, 1803

Lewis and Clark Expedition

1804 - 1806

Louisiana

April 30, 1812

Indiana

December 11, 1816

Mississippi

December 10, 1817

Illinois

December 3,1818

Alabama

December 14, 1819

Maine

March 15, 1820

Missouri

August 10,1821

Arkansas

June 15, 1836

Michigan

January 26, 1837

Florida

March 3, 1845

Texas

December 29, 1845

Iowa

December 28, 1846

Wisconsin

May 29, 1848

California

September 9, 1850

Gadsden Purchase

1853

Minnesota

May 11, 1858

Oregon

February 14, 1859

South Carolina sucedes

1860

Confederacy established

1861

Kansas

January 29, 1861

West Virginia

June 20, 1863

Nevada

October 31, 1864

Alaska is purchased

1867

Nebraska

March 1, 1867

Pearl Harbor acquired

1875

Colorado

August 1, 1876

North Dakota

November 2, 1889

South Dakota

November 2, 1889

Montana

November 8, 1889

Washington

November 11, 1889

Idaho

July 3, 1890

Wyoming

July 10, 1890

Utah

January 4, 1896

Obtain Hawaii

1898

Oklahoma

November 16, 1907

New Mexico

January 6, 1912

Arizona

February 14, 1912

Alaska

January 3, 1959

Hawaii

August 21, 1959

Presidents

George Washington

1789 - 1797

John Adams

1797 - 1801

Thomas Jefferson

1801 - 1809

James Madson

1809 - 1817

James Monroe

1817 - 1825

John Quincy Adams

1825 - 1829

Andrew Jackson

1829 - 1837

Martin Van Buren

1837 - 1841

John Tyler

1841 - 1845

William Henry Harrison

1841

James Polk

1845 - 1849

Zachary Taylor

1849 - 1850

Millard Fillmore

1850 - 1853

Fanklin Pierce

1853 - 1857

James Buchanan

1857 - 1861

Abraham Lincoln

1861 - 1865

Andrew Johnson

1865 - 1869

Ulysses Grant

1869 - 1877

Rutherford Hayes

1877 - 1881

Chester Arthur

1881 - 1884

James Garfied

1881

Grover Cleveland

1885 - 1889

Benjamin Harrison

1889 - 1893

Grover Cleveland

1893 - 1897

William McKinley

1897 - 1901

Theodore Roosevelt

1901 - 1909

William Taft

1909 - 1913

Woodrow Wilson

1913 - 1921

Warren Harding

1921 - 1923

Calvin Coolidge

1923 - 1929

Herbert Hoover

1929 - 1933

Franklin Roosevelt

1933 - 1945

Harry Truman

1945 - 1953

Dwight Eisenhower

1953 - 1961

John Kennedy

1961 - 1963

Lyndon Johnson

1963 - 1969

Richard Nixon

1969 - 1974

Gerald Ford

1974 - 1977

Jimmy Carter

1977 - 1981

Ronald Reagan

1981 - 1989

George H.W. Bush

1989 - 1993

Bill Clinton

1993 - 2001

George W. Bush

2001 - 2009

Barack Obama

2009 - Present

Elections

John Quincy Adams defeats Jackson, Clay

1824

Van Buren defeats Harrison

1836

Harrison defeats Van Buren

1840

Polk defeats Clay, Birney

1844

Taylor defeats Cass, Van Buren

1848

Pierce defeats Scott

1852

Buchanan defeats Fremont, Fillmore

1856

Lincoln defeats Douglas

1860

Lincoln defeats McClellan

1864

Grant defeats Seymore

1868

Hayes defeats Tilden

1876

Garfield defeats Hancock

1880

Cleveland defeats Blaine

1884

Harrison defeats Cleveland

1888

Cleveland defeats Harrison, Weaver

1892

McKinley defeats Bryan

1896

Truman defeats Dewey, Thurman

1948

Eisenhower defeats Stevenson

1952

Kennedy defeats Nixon

1960

Cater defeats Ford

1976

Reagan defeats Carater

1980

Wars

French and Indian War

1754 - 1763

Revolutionary War

1775 - 1783

Battles of Lexington and Concord

1775

Battles of Long Island ans Trenton

1776

Battle of Saratoga

1777

British surrender at Yorktown

1781

Tipoli War ends

1805

Battle of Tippecanoe

1811

War of 1812

1812 - 1814

Seminole War begins

1832

Texas War for Indedpendence

1835 - 1836

Aroostook "War"

1838 - 1839

Mexican-American War

1846 - 1848

Civil War

1860 - 1865

Battle at Antietam

1863

Battle of Gettysburg

1863

Red River Wars

1874

Battle of Little Bighorn

1876

Wounded Knee

1890

Spanish-American War

1898

World War One

1914 - 1918

War Industries Board

1916

US enters WWI

1917

World War Two

1939 - 1945

US enters WWII

1941

D-Day

July 6, 1944

Battle of Bulge

1945

Okinawa

1945

Nuremberg Trials

1948

Korean War

1950 - 1953

Fal of Dien Bien Phu

1954

Vietnam War

1960 - 1975

Bay of Pigs Invasion

1961

Gulf War

1991

War on Terror

2001 - Present

Treaties

Treaty of Paris

1763

Treaty of Alliance

1778

Treaty of Paris

1783

Treaty of Hopewell

1785

Jay Treaty

1795

Pickney's Treaty

1795

Treaty of Ghent

1814

Rush-Bagot Disarmarment

1817

Transcontinental Treaty

1819

Treaty with Russia

1823

Clayton-Bulwer Treaty

1850

Treaty of 1878

1878

Peace of Paris

1898

Han-Herran Treaty

1903

Hay-Buena Varilla Treaty

1903

Treaty of Versailles

1918

London Naval Treaty

1930

US-Japanese Treaty

1951

Armistice in Korea

1953

Test Ban Treaty

1963

SALT 1

1972

Panama Canal Treaty

1978

SALT 2

1979

Foreign Affairs

Monroe Doctrine

1823

Panama Conference

1826

Berlin Conference

1889

Roosevelt Corollary

1904

Gentlemen's Agreement

1906

with Japan

Drago Doctrine

1907

Root-Takahira Agreement

1908

Washington Disarmament Conference

1921

2nd London Conference

1936

Casablanca Conference

1943

Cairo Conference

1943

Tehran Conference

1943

US joins United Nations

1945

Yalta Conference

1945

Postdam Conference

1945

Truman Doctrine

1947

NATO formed

1949

Geneva Conference

1954

Warsaw Pact

1955

Suez Crisis

1956

Eisenhower Doctrine

1957

Camp David Accords

1979

Government

House of Burgesses

1619

Mayflower Compact

1620

Dominion of New England

1686

Zenger Trial

1735

Albany Plan of Union

1754

Stamp Act Congress

1765

First Continental Congress

1774

Second Continental Congress

1775

Annapolis Convention

1786

Constitutional Congress

1787

Virginia and Kentucky Resolutions

1798 - 1799

Convention of 1800

1800

Hartford Convention

1814

Convention of 1818

1818

Missouri Compromise

1820

Trail of Tears

1831 - 1838

Ordinance of Nullification

1832

Polk Doctrine

1847

Compromise of 1850

1850

Free Port Doctrine

1858

Crittenden Compromise

1860

failed

Compromise of 1877

1877

Department of Commerce and Labor created

1903

Panama Canal Zone acquired

1904

Food Administration

1916

headed by Hoover

Fuel Administration

1916

headed by Garfield

Creel Committee

1917

Spread propaganda

Wilson's Fourteen Points

1918

American Protective League

1919

Palmer Raids

1919

Stimpson Doctrine

1932

Department of Defense created

1949

NASA formed

1958

Great Society

1964

LBJ's campaign

Medicare and Medicaid

1965

Department of Transportation created

1966

Department of Housing and Urban Development established

1966

Department of Energy is created

1979

Department of Education is created

1979

Economy

Tobacco introduced to Virginia

1614

First Bank of the US is established

1791

Cotton Gin is invented

1793

by Eli Wjitney

2nd Bank of US created

1816

Baltimore and Ohio Railroad begins operation

1830

The Reaper is invented

1831

by Cryus McCormick

Panic of 1837

1837

Independent Treasury System

1840

Independent Treasury Act Repealed

1841

Reestablish Independent Treasury System

1846

The Sewing Machine is invented

1846

by Elias Howe

Panic of 1857

1857

Start of Industrial Revolution

1860

Pullman Car and Refrigerated Car are invented

1864

Carnegie Steel Company is formed

1868

Transcontinental RR is completed

1869

Standard Oil Company is formed

1870

The Telephone is invented

1876

by Alexander Graham Bell

Electric light is invented

1879

by Thomas Edison

General Electric Company formed

1892

Depression

1893

US Steel Corporation formed

1901

Bank Panic

1907

Post War Depression

1921

Dawes Plan

1924

Tax cut

1929

Young Plan

1929

Stock Market Crash

1929

Reconstruction Finance Corporation

1932

Office of Price Administration

1943

Marshall Plan

1947

Trade Embargo on Cuba

1961

Tax reduction

1964

New Economic Policy

1971

Taxes increase

1984

Tariffs

1st protective tariff

1816

Tariff of Abominations

1828

Walker Tariff Bill

1846

McKinley Tariff Act

1890

Dingley Tariff

1897

Payne-Aldrich Tariff

1909

Underwood Tariff

1913

Fordney McCumber Tariff

1922

Smoot-Hawley Tariff

1930

Acts

Maryland Toleration Act

1649

Navigation Acts

1650 - 1696

Parliamentary Act

1696

Molasses At

1733

Currency Act

1764

Sugar Act

1764

Stamp Act

1765

Quartering Act

1766

Townshend Accts

1767

Tea Act

1773

Quebec Act

1774

Massachusetts Government Act

1774

Boston Port Act

1774

Intolerable Acts

1774

Land Ordinance of 1785

1785

Judiciary Act

1789

Alien and Sedition Acts

1798

Logan Act

1799

Embargo Act

1807

Nonintercourse Act

1809

Land Act

1820

Kansas-Nebraska Act

1854

Homestead Act

1862

Pacific Railroad Act

1862

Banking Act

1863

Banking Act

1864

Reconstruction Act

1867

Tenure of Office Act

1868

Force Acts

1870

Civil Rights Act

1875

Bland-Allison Act

1878

European Restriction Act

1882

Chinese Exclusion Act

1882

Interstate Commerce Act

1886

Dawes Severalty Act

1887

Sherman Anitrust Act

1890

Sherman Silver Purchase Act

1890

Gold Standard Act

1900

Elkins Act

1903

Meat Inspection Act

1906

Hepburn Act

1906

Pure Food and Drug Act

1906

Federal Reserve Act

1913

Clayton Antitrust Act

1914

Leiver Act

1916

Adamson Act

1916

Volstead Act

1919

Esch-Cummins Transportation Act

1920

Merchant Marine Act

1920

Immigration Act

1921

Revenue Act

1921

Agricultural Market Act

1929

Federal Home Loan Bank Act

1932

National Industry Recovery Act

1933

Glass Stegall Banking Act

1933

Indian Reorganization Act

1934

Fair Labor Standard Act

1935

Social Security Acts

1935

Wagner Act

1935

Revenue Act

1935

1st Neutrality Act

1935

Soil Conservation and Domestic Allotment Act

1936

2nd Neutrality Act

1936

3rd Neutrality Act

1937

Fair Labor Standard Act

1938

Hatch Act

1939

Reorganization Act

1939

Smith Act

1940

Revenue Act of 1942

1942

Employment Act

1946

Atomic Energy Act

1946

National Security Act

1947

Taft-Hartley Act

1947

Housing Act

1949

McCarren Internal Security Act

1950

Civil Rights Act

1957

Labor Reform Act

1959

Civil Rights Act

1960

Economic Opportunity Act

1964

Civil Rights Act

1964

War Powers Act

1964

Voting Rights Act

1965

National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act

1966

Civil Rights Act

1968

Bills/Laws

Blue Laws: Connecticut

1672

Cumberland Road Bill

1822

vetoed by Monroe

Maysville Road Bill Veto

1829

only within Kentucky

Force Bill

1832

Preemption Bill

1841

defeated

Texas Annexation Bill

1845

Wade-Davis Bill

1864

Federal Trade Bill

1914

McNary-Haugen Bill

1924

vetoed

Immigration Law

1927

GI Bill

1944

Amendments

Declaration of Independence

1776

Articles of Confederation

1777

Constitution

1787

Bill of Rights

1791

11th Amendement

1794

12th Amendment

1804

13th Amendment

1865

14th Amendment

1868

15th Amendment

1870

Teller Amendment

1899

Platt Amendment

1901

17th Amendment

1913

16th Amendment

1913

18th Amendment

1919

19th Amendment

1920

21st Amendment

1933

20th Amendment

1933

22nd Amendment

1951

23rd Amendment

1961

24th Amendment

1964

25th Amendment

1967

26th Amendment

1971

Equal Rights Amendment

1972

27th Amendment

1992

Court Cases

Marbury vs. Madison

1803

Fletcher vs. Pack

1810

McCulloch vs. Marylan

1819

Dartmouth College vs.Woodward

1819

Gibbons vs. Ogden

1824

Cherokee Nation vs. Georgia

1832

Charles Bridge vs. Warren Bridge

1837

Dred Scott decision

1857

Ex Parte Marryman

1861

Ex Pare Milligan

1866

Slaughterhouse Cases

1873

US vs. Reese

1876

Munn vs. Ilinois

1877

Hall vs. DeCuir

1878

Civil Rights Cases

1883

US vs E.C.Knight Company

1895

Pollack vs. Farmers' Loan and Trust Co.

1895

Plessy vs. Ferguson

1896

WIlliams vs. Miss.

1898

Insular Cases

1901

Muller vs. Oregon

1908

Standard Oil Co. vs. US

1911

Shenck vs. US

1919

Abrahms vs. US

1919

Scopes "Monkey" Trial

1925

Sacco and Venzitte executed

1927

Schechter Poultry Corporation vs. US

1935

Butler vs. US

1936

Alger Hiss Case

1948

Dennis vs. US

1951

Brown vs. Board of Education

1954

Baker vs. Carr

1962

Engel vs. Vitale

1962

Miranda vs. Arizona

1966

Reed vs. Reed

1971

Gideon vs. Wainwright

1973

Roe vs. Wade

1973

Slavery/Civil Rights

First African slaves brought to America

1619

Vermont ends Slavery

1777

New Jersey ends slavery

1804

Slave trade ends

1808

American Colonization Society founded

1816

Bleeding Kansas

1854 - 1859

Emancipation Proclamation

1863

Ku Klux Klan begins

1868

National Negro Business League founded

1900

by Booker T. Washington

NAACP is founded

1909

Great Migration

1917

Peak of KKK

1924

Congress of Racial Equality

1942

Jackie Robinson breaks color barrier

1947

Montgomery Bus Boycott

1955 - 1956

Little Rock school desegregation

1957

Greensboro sit-in

1960

I Have a Dream Speech

1963

by MLKJr

Desegregation

1971

Women's Rights

Women's Rights Convention in Seneca Falls, NY

1848

Jane Addams founds Hull House

1889

North American Women's Suffrage Association is founded

1890

American Birth Control League is founded

1921

by Margaret Sanger

National Organization for Women (NOW)

1966

Rebellions/Strikes

Bacon's Rebellion

1676

Paxton Boys Rebellion

1763

Pontiac's Rebellion

1763

Boston Massacre

1770

Golden Hill Massacre

1770

in NY

Boston Tea Party

1773

Shay's Rebellion

1786

Whiskey Rebellion

1794

Fries Uprising

1799

Nat Turner Rebellion

1831

Dorr Rebellion

1842

Pottawatomie Massacre

1856

John Brown's Raid

1859

Draft Riot - NY

1863

Sand Creek Massacre

1864

Fetterman Massacre

1866

Haymarket Incident

1886

Miners Strike

1892

in Idaho

Homestead Strike

1892

at Carnegie Steel

Pullman Stike

1894

Coxey's Army marches on DC

1894

Boxer Rebellion

1900

in China

Coal Strike

1902

Race Riots

1919

in Chicago

Bonus Army

1932

Detroit race riots

1943

Watts, Detroit race riots

1965

Kent State

1970

Air Traffic Controllers Strike

1981

Labor/Unions

National Labor Union formed

1866

Knights of Labor is formed

1869

Knights of Labor go public

1879

American Federation of Labor is founded

1886

National Child Labor Committee is formed

1904

Industrial Workers of the World is formed

1905

National War Labor Board

1918

Congress of Industrial Organization

1935

AFL and CIO merge

1955

Scandals/Affairs

XYZ Affair

1796

Credit Mobilier Scandal

1872

Teapot Dome Scandal

1923

Watergate Scandal

1972 - 1974

Literature

Common Sense

1776

by Thomas Paine

Romanticism Movement

1825 - 1865

The Last of the Mohicans

1826

by James Fenimore Cooper

South Carolina Exposition and Protest

1828

by Calhoun

The Liberator begins publication

1831

Transcendentalism

1835 - 1860

The Scarlet Letter

1850

by Nathaniel Hawthorne

Moby Dick

1851

by Herman Melville

Uncle Tom's Cabin

1853

by Harriet Beecher Stowe

Realism

1865 - 1910

The American

1877

by Henry James

A Century of Dishonor

1881

by Helen Hunt Jackson

The Adventures of Huckleberry FInn

1884

by Ernest Hemingway

Modernism

1890 - 1945

Naturalism

1893 - 1914

The Jungle

1906

by Upton Sinclair

Lost Generation

1920 - 1930

Main Street

1920

by Sinclair Lewis

Babbit

1922

by Sinclair Lewis

Harlem Renaissance

1923 - 1935

The New Negro

1925

by Alain LeRoy Locke

Great Gatsby

1925

by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Weary Blues

1926

by Langston Hughes

Grapes of Wrath

1939

by John Steinbeck

Postmodernism

1945 - 2006

Nineteen Eighty-Four

1949

by George Orwell

Catcher in the Rye

1951

by J. D. Salinger

Beat Generation

1955 - 1964

Howl

1956

by Allen Ginsberg

On the Road

1957

by Jack Kerouac

Silent Spring

1962

by Rachel Carson

The Feminine Mystique

1963

by Betty Ferdan

Unsafe at any Speed

1965

by Ralph Nadar

The Imperial Presidency

1973

by Arthur M. Schlensigner, Jr

Religion

Puritan Miration

1630

Half Way Covenant

1660

Salem Witch Trials

1692

Great Awakening

1720 - 1740

Second Great Awakening

Approx. 1830 - Approx. 1839