United States history

Events

Leif Ericsson lands in Newfoundland

1000 AD

Christopher Columbus lands in the Bahamas

October 12, 1492

Juan Ponce de Leon lands on the coast of Florida

1513

St. Augustine, Florida becomes European colony

1565

Jamestown founded

May 14, 1607

Plymouth, Massachusetts founded by Pilgrims from England

1620

French and Indian War

1754 - 1763

Treaty of Paris

1763

Boston Massacre

1770

Boston Tea Party

1773

First Continental Congress meets

1774

American Revolution

1775 - 1783

Declaration of Independence

July 4, 1776

American Flag

June 14, 1777

Articles of Confederation

November 15, 1777

Constitutional Convention

1787

George Washington elected President

1789

U.S. Supreme Court meets for the first time

1790

Bill of Rights

1791

U.S. capital moved to Washington, D.C

1800

Thomas Jefferson elected President

1801

Lewis and Clark Expedition

1804 - 1806

James Madison elected President

1809

War of 1812

1812 - 1814

James Monroe elected President

1817

Missouri Compromise

1820

Monroe Doctrine

1823

John Quincy Adams elected President

1825

Andrew Jackson elected President

March 4, 1829

Indian Removal Act

1830

The Alamo

1836

Oregon Treaty

1846

Mexican War

1846 - 1848

Gold discovered

1848

Kansas-Nebraska Act

1854

Civil War

1861 - 1865

Abraham Lincoln

March 4, 1861 - April 15, 1865

Lincoln Assassinated

April 14, 1865

Statue of Liberty Dedicated

1886

Spanish American War

1898

San Francisco Earthquake

1906

FBI established

1908

World War I

1914 - 1918

Worldwide influenza epidemic

1918

The Great Depression

1929

Star Spangled Banner adopted as National Anthem

March 3, 1931

World War II

1939 - 1945

United Nations established

1945

The Vietnam War

1950 - 1975

The Korean War

1950 - 1953

Puerto Rico becomes U.S. Commonwealth

July 25, 1952

Explorer, first American Satellite launched

1958

Martin Luther speech

1963

Johnson signs Civil Rights Act

July 2, 1964

Miranda vs. Arizona- Miranda rights

1966

Twenty-sixth Amendment ratified

1971

Watergate

1972 - 1974

Roe vs. Wade

January 20, 1973

Space Shuttle Challenger explodes

January 28, 1976

Persian Gulf War

1990 - 1991

Soviet Union breaks apart

1991

Clinton scandal

1998

U.S. and China sign historic trade agreement

1999

World Trade Center Twin Towers, Penatgon terrorist attack

September 11, 2001

3000+ died

Space Shuttle Columbia explodes

February 1, 2003

Economy Crashes

2008

Edward Snowden NSA leaks

2013

Affordable Care Act

2013

Boston Marathon bombing

2013