Portfolio Timeline

Events

Treaty of Tordesillas

1494

Columbian Exchange

1500 - 1600

Beginning of Encomienda System

1512

Lost Colony of Roanoke

1585

Start of Joint Stock Companies

1600

Beginning of Mercantilism

1600

Establishment of Jamestown

1607

Virginia Company Launched

1607

First Meeting of the House of Burgesses

1619

Mayflower Compact (Plymouth Colony)

1620

Great Migration

1629 - 1643

"City Upon a Hill"

1630

Pequot War

1636 - 1637

Enlightenment

1650 - 1750

Bacon's Rebellion

1676

Metacon/King Phillip's War

1676

Toleration Act

1689

Beginning of Salem Trials

1692

The First Great Awakening

1730 - 1740

Poor Richard's Almanac

1732

"Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God"

1741

French and Indian War

1754 - 1763

Sugar Act

April 5, 1764

Stamp Act

3/22/1765

Townshend Acts

6/15/1767 - 7/2/1767

Boston Massacre

March 5, 1770

Committees of Correspondence Established

1773

Boston Tea Party

December 16, 1773

Intolerable Acts

March 24 1774

Also called the Coercive Acts

1st Continental Congress

September 1774

"Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death" Speech

3/23/1775

Lexington and Concord

April 19, 1775

2nd Continental Congress

May 10, 1775

Battle of Bunker Hill

June 17, 1775

Olive Branch Petition

July 1775

Common Sense Published

January 1776

Declaration of Independence

7/4/1776

Articles of Confederation

1777

Battle of Saratoga

September 19, 1777

Treaty of Paris

9/3/1783

Land Ordinance of 1785

1785

Shay's Rebllion

1786 - 1787

Great Compromise

1787

Northwest Ordinance

1787

Constitution Ratified

1787

3/5 Compromise Passed

1787

Federalist's Papers

9/27/1787

Bill of Rights

12/15/1791

Invention of the Cotton Gin

1793

Whiskey Rebellion

1794

Jay's Treaty

November 1794

Pickney's Treaty

8/27/1795

Election of 1796

1796

Alien and Sedition Acts

1798 - 1799

Virginia and Kentucky Resolution

11/16/1798 - 12/3/1799

XYZ Affair

1800

Jefferson's Presidency (The Age of Jefferson)

1801 - 1809