Saad's History of US

Events

The Aztecs Reign

1427 - 1521

They were defeated by Hernando Cortés.

The Incas Reign

1438 - 1572

They were conquered Francisco Pizarro.

The Inquisition

1478 - 1834

The inquisitors killed and tortured Jews, Muslims, and even their own Catholics who who spoke out.

Columbus's First Voyage to San Salvador

August 3, 1492 - October 12, 1492

Magellan's Journey Around the World

1519 - 1522

First voyage across the world.

Hernando De Soto's expedition to Florida

1539 - 1543

He bullied his way through Indian tribes , throwing Native Americans to his vicious pack dogs.

Spanish Race for Cìbola

1540 - 1550

Cibola means gold

Coronado's Exploration for Cibola

1540 - 1542

Coronado found the the Grand Canyon.

Queen Elizabeth's Reign

November 17, 1558 - March 24, 1603

She was nicknamed the Virgin Queen.

Sailing to Virginia

December 1606 - April 1607

There were 144 people in three boats with their captain, Christopher Newport

Landing at Chesapeake Bay

May 1, 1607

The Susan Constant, the Discovery, and the Godspeed were sent from England.

Galileo Builds First Telescope

1609

It wasn't the first telescope. It was just the first of it's kind.

The Starving Time

December 1609 - February 1610

A Big Year for Virginia

1619 - 1620

First boatload of Africans (Slaves)
First boatload of Women
First labor strike
First time English settlers are allowed to own land
First elected lawmakers

English "Pilgrims" Set Sail

1620 - March 6, 1620

There are a 102 people on board the Mayflower. Amazingly only one person dies on the way to Plymouth.

The First Thanksgiving

1621

Lasted three days.

The Great Massacre of 1622

1622

Pocahontas's uncle, Opechancanough, and his warriors killed nearly a third of the town's 1200 inhabitants. Everyone would have been killed if not for a Indian boy named Chanco.

King James Dies

1625

Is replaced by Charles I.

Dutch West India Company Buys Manhattan Island

1626

They bought it from the local Indians for about $24.

The Pequot War

1631

Harvard Founded

1636

The first teacher beat his students, fed them spoiled meat, and ran off with college money.

Law Passed Saying "Parents Must Teach Their Children to Read"

1642

English Civil War

1642

The Puritans won the English Civil War.

Sir Isaac Newton

1643 - 1727

King Charles I Loses his Head (Literally)

1649

Toleration Act in Maryland

1649

First religious freedom practiced in American colonies.

Hanging of Mary Dyer

June 1, 1660

She and her friend, Anne Hutchinson, who was also hanged now have statues.

King Philip's War

1675 - 1676

The Pueblo Uprising

1680

Blackbeard's Reign

1680 - 1718

He was one of the fiercest pirates ever known.

King James II is King

1686

The Witch Trials

1692 - 1693

20 people and 2 dogs were put to death. About a hundred people were tried.

Virginia Capital Moved

1699

It was to Middle Plantation after it was burned down twice.

Benjamin Franklin

1706 - 1790

Invented the bifocals, franklin stove, and printing press. And one of my favorite founding fathers.

Beginning of American Whaling Industry

1712

Christopher Hussey caught a sperm whale.

First English Theater in the Colonies

1717

Georgia is Founded

1732

This is the last of the 13 colonies at the very bottom.

Slavery in Virginia

1750

By 1750 there was more Africans in Virginia than any other single group of people.

Georgia Turned into Royal Colony

1752

Albany Plan of Union

1754

Albany Congress approves Franklin's Plan of he union-but no all colonies accept it.

Washington Victory

May 1754

Washington leads 150 Virginians to victory over a French exploratory party.

Washington Surrenders

july 1754

Washington surrenders Fort Necessity.

Braddock's defeat

1755

Braddock and his English and colonial forces are defeated by French and Indians at Fort Duquesne.

Paul Revere's Ride

April 1755

Three men rode this night Paul Revere, William Dawes, and Dr. Samuel Prescott, each saying "The redcoats are coming".

Johnson and Hendrick Triumph

September 1755

Johnson and Hendrick triumph at Lake George.

Acadians Expelled

October 1755

6,000 Acadians are expelled from Nova Scotia after refusing to swear loyalty to Britain.

English Declare War on French

May 1756

The English declare war on the French in Europe, where the war is called the Seven Years' War.

General Jeffrey Amherst Captures Louisbourg

July 1758

English Capture Fort Niagara

July 1759

Johnson's English soldiers and Iroquois Indians capture Fort Niagara.

English Win Battle of Quebec

September 1759

The English win the battle of Quebec. Wolfe and Montcalm are killed.

Treaty of Paris Signed

February 1763

Treaty of Paris ends the French and Indian War.

The Boston Massacre

March 1770

Rumored to have started by kids throwing snowballs at a lone redcoat.

Great Britain Abolished Slavery

1772

King George III Declares the Colonies in Rebellion

1775

Paul Revere's Midnight Ride

April 18 1775

He carried the message: "The Redcoats are coming!"

The Shot Heard Round the World

April 19, 1775

Virginia Frees Slaves

November 17 1775

Washington Crosses the Delaware

1776

George Washington did a surprise raid attack on the Hessians on the other side of the river.

New England Using Black Soldiers

1777

General Burgoyne Surrenders

October 17, 1777

This victory persuaded the French to join with the Americans.

Elizabeth Freeman Goes to Court

1781

she was freed due to this

Cornwallis Surrenders at Yorktown

October 17, 1781

This pretty much ended the revolution. America was now a free country.

President Hanson Elected

November 5, 1781

US Official Seal Decided

June 1782

Congress Passes the Land Ordinance

1785

Congress Passes the Northwest Ordinance

1787

Constitutional Convention

May 1787

Constitution Finished

September 17, 1787

George Washington's Presidency

1789 - 1797

Washington Gets Elected as First President

April 14, 1789

Washington's Inauguration

April 30, 1789

Capital moved

1790

US first Census

1790

We've been doing this every 10 years now.

Eli Whitney Invents the Cotton Gin

1793

this, surprisingly encouraged more slavery

President Washington Builds Frigates

1794

these ships were the first american navy.

John Adams' Presidency

1797 - 1801

Alien and Sedition Acts Passed

1798

Jefferson's Presidency (The Age of Jefferson)

1801 - 1809

The Louisiana Purchase

1803

Lewis & Clark's Expedition

1804 - 1806

The Expedition cost over $39,000

Hamilton vs Burr duel

1804

Outcome: Alexander Hamilton dead

National Road Built

1806 - 1811

Fulton and Livingston Launch First Steamboat

1807

Slavery Supposed to End

1808

James Madison's Presidency

1809 - 1817

Abraham Lincoln Born

February 1809

War of 1812

1812 - 1815

U.S.S Constitution Escapes British

July 17, 1812

the uss constitution escapes from a british squadron off the coast of new jersey In july 1812

James Monroe's Presidency

1817 - 1825

Erie Canal Built

1817 - october 26, 1825

Missouri Compromise

1820

Florida Bought from Spain

1821

John Quincy Adam's Presidency

1825 - 1829

John Adams and Thomas Jefferson Die

July 4, 1826

This was EXACTLY 50 years after they both signed the declaration.

Andrew Jackson's Presidency

1829 - 1837

Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Opens

1830

Congress Passes Indian Removal Act

1830

Nat Turner's Revolt

1831

Texas War for Independence

1835 - 1836

Mother Jones

1837 - 1930

Martin Van Buren's Presidency

1837 - 1841

first president born a US citizen

William Henry Harrison's Presidency

1841

first president to die in office. he lasted 31 days

John Tyler's Presidency

February 1841 - 1845

First Morse Code Message by Telegraph

1844

James Knox Polk's Presidency

1845 - 1849

President James K. Polk Makes Oregon Treaty

1846

Post Office Issues First Postage Stamps

1847

California Gold Rush

1848 - 1855

James Marshall Finds Gold!

January 24, 1848

Zachary Taylor's Presidency

1849 - 1850

he died in office after 16 months

Millard Fillmore's Presidency

1850 - 1853

He installed the first kitchen stove in the White House.

California Becomes 31st State

1850

Fugitive Slave Law Passed

1850

Uncle Tom's Cabin is Published

1852

It was the most important American book written in the 19th century. It may be the most influential book ever written in America.

Franklin Pierce's Presidency

1853 - 1857

Peirce was not a strong president.

James Buchanan's Presidency

1857 - 1861

Made it a mess for the next president: Abraham Lincoln

Dred Scott Decision

1857

The Civil War

1861 - 1865

More than 620,000 americans died.

Abraham Lincoln's Presidency

March 4 1861 - April 15 1865

First Battle of Manassas/Bull Run

July 1861

Hundreds of people came to watch the battle as if it was a picnic.

McClellan's Campaign

1862

Second Battle of Bull Run/Manassas

August 29 1862 - August 30 1862

Antietam Creek

September 1862

Bloodiest Day of Civil War

September 17, 1862

Emancipation Proclamation

January 1, 1863

Gettysburg Address

November 19, 1863

Southern Wheat Crop Fails

1865

It failed because they no longer had slaves to manage the large amount of land that they owned.

The Indian Wars in the West

1865 - 1890

Andrew Johnson's Presidency

1865 - 1869

13th Amendment Ratified

December 6, 1865

Congressional Reconstruction

1867 - 1877

Soldiers were sent into the South to make sure that all slaves were freed.

Nebraska Becomes a State

March 1, 1867

Ulysses S. Grant's Presidency

1869 - 1877

Wyoming 1st State In Which Women can Vote

November 9, 1869

Colorado Becomes a State

August 1, 1876

Rutherford B. Haye's Presidency

1877 - 1881

Chester A. Arthur's Presidency

1881 - 1885

James A. Garfield's Presidency

1881

Lynchings

1882 - 1930

4761 people got lynched.

50 Million People In America

1882

Grover Cleveland's Presidency

1885 - 1889

William McKinley's Presidency

1897 - 1901

Wilbur and Orville Fly

December 17, 1903

New York Subway Built

1904

Einstein's Theory of Relativity

1905

William Howard Taft's Presidency

1909 - 1913

Woodrow Wilson's Presidency

1913 - 1921

Henry Ford Develops the First Model T

1915

Costed $850 each.

Influenza Epidemic

1918 - 1919

Prohibition Amendment

1920

The 18th amendment.

Joseph Stalin

1924 - 1953

Black Thursday

October 24, 1929

The stock market crash.

Democratic Convention

1932

21st Amendment

1933

Got rid of the prohibition act.

World War II

Sep 1, 1939 - Sep 2, 1945

Pearl Harbor

December 7, 1941

The Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor close to Hawaii.

D-Day

June 6, 1944

FDR's 4th Term

January 20, 1945

Auschwitz Liberated

January 27, 1945

FDR Dies

April 12, 1945

Hitler Kills Himself

April 30, 1945

Hiroshima

August 6, 1945

Nagasaki

August 9, 1945

Everglades National Park Established

1947

Jackie Robinson Integrates Baseball

April 15, 1947

DNA Discovered

1953

Rosa Parks

December 1, 1955

Videotape Developed

1956

Fidel Castro Takes Over

1959

Alaska and Hawaii Become States

1959

John F. Kennedy's Presidency

January 20, 1961 - November 22, 1963

Cuban Missile Crisis

October 22, 1962

24th Amendment Ratified

January 23, 1964

outlawed poll taxes a s a requirement for voting in federal elections.

MLK Jr. Gets the Nobel Peace Prize

October 14, 1964

MLK Jr.'s Assassination

April 4, 1968

Robert F. Kennedy Assassination

06/05/1968

Man on the Moon

July 20, 1969

Nixon Resignation

1973

Challenger Explosion

January 28, 1986

Hurricane Katrina

August 23, 2005 - August 31, 2005

Right Now

April 2017