US History Timeline

Events

Mercantilism

1600 - 1800

Jamestown/Virginia Company

1607

Navigation Acts

1651 - 1696

Bacon's Rebellion

1676

Stamp Act

1765

Non-Importation Agreements

October 1767

Boston Massacre

March 1770

Boston Tea Party

December 1773

Intolerable Acts

1774

First Continental Congress

September 1774

American Revolution

1775 - 1783

Common Sense Published

1776

Declaration of Independence

July 4 1776

Articles of confederation

1781 - 1787

Anti-Federalist Party

1783 - 1787

Shay's Rebellion

1787

US Constitution

1787 - Present

Great Compromise

1787

Compromise for a bicameral legislature in the new government

Judiciary Act of 1789

1789

Firmly defined the Supreme Court and its function

Bill of Rights

1791

Market Revolution

1793 - 1909

Revolution of 1800

1800

The peaceful transition of power between the "federalists" and Jeffersonian-Republicans

Louisiana Purchase

1803

Purchase of southern lands, particularly around Louisiana, from the French

Marbury v. Madison

1803

Battle of New Orleans

December 1814

Transportation Revolution

1815 - 1860

Tariff of 1816

1816

First protective tariff in American history, intended to protect American manufacturers

Era of Good Feelings

1817 - 1824

Only Jeffersonian-Republican Plan

Missouri Compromise

1820

Monroe Doctrine

1823 - Present

Andrew Jackson Presidency

1829 - 1837

Nullification Crisis

1832 - 1833

Battle of the Alamo

March 1836

Trail of Tears

1838

Manifest Destiny

1845 - Present

Mexican American War

April 1846 - February 1848

California Gold Rush

1848 - 1855

Seneca Falls Convention

July 1848

Compromise of 1850

1850

Includes the Fugitive Slave Act

Lincoln Presidency

1861 - 1865

Civil War

April 1861 - May 1865

Emancipation Proclamation

March 1862

Gettsyburg

July 1863

Reconstruction

1865 - 1877

13th Amendment

January 1865

Tenure of Office Act

1867

15th Amendment

February 1869

Gilded Age & Progressive Era

1877 - 1917

consisted of the red scare in the US

Chinese Exclusion Act

May 1882

Theodore Roosevelt Presidency

1901 - 1909

Pure Food and Drug Act

1906

Key piece of Progressive Era legislation

World War I

1914 - 1919

Great Depression

1929 - 1941

Dust Bowl

1930 - 1939

FDR Presidency

1933 - 1945

HUAC

1938 - 1975

House Un-American Activities Committee

World War II

1939 - 1945

Atlantic Charter

August 1941

Battle of Midway

June 1942

D-day

June 6, 1944

Battle of the Bulge

December 1944

United Nations

1945 - Present

Cold War

1947 - 1991

Truman Doctrine

1947 - 1990

Marshall Plan

April 1948 - 1952

Counterculture Movement

1960 - 1979

Cuban Missile Crisis

October 16, 1962 - October 28, 1962

Watergate

June 1972