Founding of America Timeline

Events

Maya, Aztec and Inca Flourish

1200 BC - 1200

Crusades

1095 - 1291

Marco Polo trveles to China

1200

Renaissance

Approx. 1300 - Approx. 1600

Benin and Kongo Kingdoms trade with Europe and Asia, introduce Islam to Africa

Approx. 1400

Columbus Discovers America

1492

Treaty of Tordesillas

1494

Reformation

Approx. 1517 - Approx. 1648

Start of the Middle Passage

1600

Enlightenment

Approx. 1715 - Approx. 1789

The Great Awakening

1730 - 1740

French and Indian War

1754 - 1763

Proclamation of 1763

1763

Battle of Lexington and Concord

1775

Writing of the Declaration of Independence

1776

Shay's Rebellion

1786

Bill of Rights

1791

Louisiana Purchase

1803

Emancipation Proclamation

1863

Civil War & Reconstruction

1865 - 1877