US History 1490-1866

Events

Columbas's Voyages

1492 - 1502

Lost Colony of Roanoke

1587 - 1590

Jamestown Established

1607

First Africans came as indentured servants

1619

Massachusetts Bay Colony Founded

1620

Plymouth Colony Founded

1620

Lifetime of William Penn

1644 - 1718

Pennsylvania Established

1681

Virginia Slave Code adopted

1682

Lifetime of Jonathan Edwards

1703 - 1758

Lifetime of Benjamin Franklin

1706 - 1790

Great Awakening

Approx. 1730 - Approx. 1749

Lifetime of George Washington

1732 - 1799

Georgia Colony Founded

1732

Lifetime of John Adams

1735 - 1826

Lifetime of Thomas Jefferson

1743 - 1826

Lifetime of James Madison

1751 - 1836

Lifetime of Alexander Hamilton

1755 - 1804

French and Indian War

1757 - 1763

Stamp Act and Stamp act Congress

1765

Lifetime of Andrew Jackson

1767 - 1845

Boston Tea Party

1773

Battles of Lexington and Concord

1775

War of Independence

1775 - 1783

Confederation Period

1776 - 1789

Lifetime of Henry Clay

1777 - 1852

French Alliance with US

1778

Battle of Yorktown

1781

Life time of John C. Calhoun

1782 - 1850

Treaty of Paris

1783

Constitutional Convention

1787

Presidency of George Washington

1789 - 1797

Presidency of John Adams

1797 - 1801

Presidency of Thomas Jefferson

1801 - 1809

Louisiana Purchase

1803

Marbury vs Madison

1803

Lewis and Clark Expedition

May 14, 1804 - September 23, 1806

First commercial steamboat, Clermont, launched

1807

Lifetime of Jefferson Davis

1808 - 1889

Presidency of James Madison

1809 - 1817

Lifetime of Abraham Lincoln

1809 - 1865

Battle of Tippecanoe

1811

National Road built

1811 - 1834

War of 1812

1812 - 1815

Lifetime of Stephen A. Douglas

1813 - 1861

Treaty of Ghent

1814

Writing of the Star Spangled Banner

1814

Battle of New Orleans

1814

Presidency of James Monroe

1817 - 1825

Compromise of 1820

1820

Presidency of John Quincy Adams

1825 - 1829

Presidency of Andrew Jackson

1829 - 1837

First steam locomotive and railroad in US

1830

Second Great Awakening

Approx. 1830 - Approx. 1850

Establishment of Antislavery Newspaper The Liberator

1831

Nat Turner's Rebellion

1831

Nullification Crisis

1832 - 1833

Period of the Whig Party's existance

1833 - 1854

Texas' Independence from Mexico

1836

Presidency of John Tyler

1841 - 1845

Presidency of William Harrison

1841

Oregon Trail established

1843

Presidency of James Polk

1845 - 1849

Packenham Treaty

1846

Mexican American War

1846 - 1848

Seneca Falls Convention

1848

Oregon Territory established

1848

Presidency of Zachary Taylor

1849 - 1850

Presidency of Millard Fillmore

1850 - 1853

Compromise of 1850

1850

Presidency of Franklin Pearce

1853 - 1857

Kansas - Nebraska Act

1854

Collapse of the Whig Party

1854

Dred Scott v. Sanford

1857

Presidency of James Buchanan

1857 - 1861

Lincoln-Douglas Debates

1858

Raid on Harper's Ferry

1859

Lincoln Elected

November 6, 1860

Presidency of Abraham Lincoln

1861 - April 14, 1865

Civil War

April 12, 1861 - 1865

Firing on Fort Sumter

April 12, 1861

First Battle of Bull Run

July 1861

Siege of Vicksburg

May 18, 1863

Battle of Gettysburg

July 1863

William T. Sherman's March to the sea

1864

Robert E. Lee's Surrender

1865

Lincoln's assassination

April 14, 1865

Presidency of Andrew Johnson

April 15, 1865 - 1869