APUSH master timeline

political/foreign policy

Christopher Columbus 'finds' america

1492

Hernan Cortes defeats the Tenochtitlan

1521

Roanoke colony is founded

1587

Jamestown colony is founded

1607

mayflower compact signed

November 11, 1620

New Amsterdam founded (Dutch)

1624

Bacon's rebellion occurs

1676

Dominion of New England

1686 - 1689

Stono rebellion occurs

September 1739

French and Indian War

1754 - 1763

Boston Massacre

March 5, 1770

First continental congress meets

september 5, 1774 - october 26, 1774

American Revolution

April 19, 1775 - September 3, 1783

Battle of Lexington and Concord

April 19, 1775

Declaration of Independence signed

July 4, 1776

Shay's rebellion

August 1786 - February 1787

Federalist papers

1787 - 1788

Washington's farewell address is given

September 19, 1796

Alien and Sedition Acts passed

1798

"Quasi-War" with France

July 7, 1798 - September 30, 1800

Louisiana Purchase

April 30, 1803

War of 1812

June 1812 - February 1815

Missouri Compromise

March 3, 1820

Monroe Doctrine

December 2, 1823

Nullification Crisis

November 24, 1832

Texas annexation

December 29, 1845

Mexican-American War

April 25, 1846 - February 2, 1848

compromise of 1850

1850

John Brown leads Harpers Ferry raid

Oct 16, 1859

South Carolina secedes from the Union

December 20, 1860

Civil War

April 12, 1861 - April 9, 1865

Emancipation Proclamation

January 1, 1863

congressional reconstruction begins

March 1867

Whiskey Ring scandal

1875

Civil Rights act of 1875

March 1875

Custer's Last Stand

June 25, 1876

Rutherford B Hayes becomes president with the compromise of 1877

1877

Chinese Exclusion Act

May 6, 1882

Dawes Act

February 8, 1887

Wounded Knee Massacre

December 29, 1890

Queen Liliuokalani is deposed by US businessmen

Jan 17, 1893

Spanish American War

April 25, 1898 - August 12, 1898

Platt amendment

1902

Roosevelt Corollary

1904

Pure Food and Drug Act passed

June 30, 1906

US involvement in WWI

April 6, 1917 - November 11, 1918

Selective Service Act

May 18, 1917

Pearl Harbor

December 7, 1941

US involvement in WWI

Dec 7, 1941 - September 2, 1945

G.I. Bill

22 June 1944

Yalta Conference

February 4, 1945

Atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima

August 6, 1945

Berlin Airlift

June 1948 - May 1949

US military is desegregated through executive order

July 26, 1948

Korean War

June 25, 1950 - July 27, 1953

Army-McCarthy Hearings

April 1954

Vietnam war

Nov 1, 1955 - Apr 30, 1975

Cuban Missile Crisis

October 14, 1962

SALT I

May 27, 1972

Camp David Accords

September 17, 1978

Iranian Hostage Crisis

November 4, 1979 - January 20, 1981

Berlin wall falls

November 9, 1989

NAFTA

January 1, 1994

social/cultural

Salem Witch trials

February 1692 - May 1693

Proclamation act prevents expansion

October 7, 1763

Thomas Paine publishes "common sense"

February 14, 1776

Northwest Ordinance gives state ratification process

1787

Lowell factory system opens

1821

Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Opens

January 1830

founding of Mormonism

April 6, 1830

founding of the American Anti-slavery society

December 1833

Trail of Tears

1838 - 1839

Dorothea Dix starts asylum reform movment

1843

Harriet Beecher Stowe publishes Uncle Tom's Cabin

1852

the Grangers

1862 - 1874

New York City draft riots

July 13, 1863

Ku Klux Klan founded

December 24, 1865

Knights of Labor founded

December 1869

Alexander Graham Bell develops the telephone

March 7, 1876

Haymarket Square Riot

May 4, 1886

American Federation of labor founded

December 8, 1886

Homestead Strike

July 6, 1892

Andrew Carnegie spreads the 'gospel of wealth' idea

1899

Ida Tarbell publishes exposé on Standard Oil Co

1904

founding of NAACP

February 12, 1909

Penicillin discovered

1928

John Steinbeck writes "Grapes of Wrath"

March 15, 1940

Dr. Spock publishes "Baby and Child care"

July 14, 1946

JD Salinger publishes "Catcher in the Rye"

1951

Montgomery Bus Boycott

December 5, 1955

Interstate Highway Act

June 29, 1956

Little Rock Crisis

September 3, 1957

SDS founded

1960

March on Washington

August 28, 1963

Civil Rights act of 1964

1964

Voting Rights Act of 1965

1965

Stonewall Inn Riot

1969

economic

Jamestown "starving time"

november 1609 - february 1610

molasses act

1733

sugar act

April 5, 1764

Boston Tea Party

December 16, 1773

Intolerable acts

march 1774

First Bank of the US

February 25, 1791

Whiskey rebellion (tax protest)

March 1791 - November 1794

Embargo Act

December 22, 1807 - January 9, 1809

Non-intercourse act

Jan 10, 1809

Erie canal construction begins

July 4, 1817

Panic of 1819

1819

Specie Circular issued

July 11, 1836

creation of the Independent treasury

August 6, 1846

California Gold Rush

January 1848 - 1855

Panic of 1873

September 18, 1873 - 1879

Sherman Antitrust Act

July 2, 1890

Panic of 1893

1893 - 1897

Great Depression

October 29, 1929 - 1939

New Deal policies begin

March 6, 1933

Judicial/amendments

Constitution is ratified

June 21, 1788

Ratification of Bill of Rights

December 15, 1791

Marbury vs. Madison - judicial review

February 24, 1803

Fletcher vs. Peck - rules state law unconstitutional for 1st time

1810

McCulloch vs. Maryland - confirmed the BUS

1819

Dartmouth College vs. Woodward - sanctity of contracts

1819

Gibbons vs. Ogden - federal power over interstate trade

1824

Dred Scott v Sanford revoked the Missouri Compromise

March 6, 1857

13th Amendment

December 6, 1865

14th amendment

July 9, 1868

15th Amendment

February 3, 1870

Plessy vs. Ferguson establishes separate but equal

May 18, 1896

16th Amendment

February 3, 1913

17th Amendment

May 31, 1913

18th amendment

January 16, 1919

19th amendment

August 18, 1920

21st amendment

December 5, 1933

Brown v. Board overrules separate but equal

May 17, 1954

Miranda vs. Arizona

1966

Roe vs. Wade

1/22/1973

U.S. vs. Nixon

1974