US History Timeline

major events

columbus discovers america

1492

founding of jamestown

1607

mayflower

1620

bacon's rebellion

1676

the great awaking

1730 - 1740

stamp act

March 22, 1765 - 1765

Boston massacre

1770

Boston tea party

1773

first continental congress

1774

second continental congress

1775 - 1778

lewis and clark expedition

1804 - 1806

Florida purchase

1819 - 1821

Oregon trail great emigration

1830 - 1845

trail of tear

1838 - 1839

califrina gold rush

1848 - 1855

Mexico cession

1848

Gadsden Purchase

1853

Time periods

setting a wilderness

1492 - 1775

establishing a nation

1775 - 1800

spanning a continent

1775 - 1854

facing a crisis

1850 - 1877

growing to meet challenges

1862 - 1920

taking the lead

1914 - 1945

preparing for the future

1947 - 2001

Wars and battles

presidents

states

major legislation