Christopher Columbus, an italian was employed by the spanish to find a more direct route to Asia, but landed on a whole new land beginning with the Bahamas, but still believed he had found Asia.
This colony's creation was enforced by the english queen in an attempt to create a permanent english settlement in the new found continent, but disappeared with very minimal trace and is now the source of many conspiracy theories.
A small amount of slaves was brought to help in the farming of crops such as tobacco.
Because Williams encouraged members of the church to break away from the Church of England in Massachusetts, he was banished and thus created his own colony with no restrictions on religion.
This was an early constitution made by the people of Connecticut
This was a form of partial religious committance used by the puritan church that provided second and third and so on generations that were not yet converted completely from the Church of England with the ability to become partial members of the church instead of being excluded altogether.
A few girls had accused older women of bewitching them which lead to the hanging of these and multiple other women accused of witchcraft and the witch hunt ended with the death of a dog and 20 women.
After being acquitted for libel, Zenger's case guaranteed freedom of speech even against the government.
Edwards had a different take on the word of god and made others believe they had to rely on god more and repent in order to be pure and make it to heaven and thus sparked the Great Awakening.
While seeking land in the Ohio Valley, the British encountered the French and fought for the land and the Indians became involved on the side of the French. This was the first war in America
This convention was called to create a list of grievances and headed in the direction of a more unified America.
About 60 colonists attacked around 10 British soldiers in protest to the unfair taxes, and the soldiers retaliated by killing 11 colonists.
The British East India Company was given a monopoly on tea, angering the colonists. Multiple colonists dressed as Indians boarded the ships carrying the tea and dumped it into the Boston Harbor.
The British parliament enacted the Intolerable Acts in response to colonial protests including the Boston Tea Party to punish the colonies.
This convention met to discuss and react to the intolerable acts and ended with the decision to boycott all British goods.
Thomas Jefferson and other Founding fathers developed a document that declared independence for America from Britain that made the split official.
This was the original document that controlled the government and stated requirements such as a 2/3 vote for bills and congress could not control the economy or tax at all.
This treaty gave the US territory up to the Mississippi river and also Florida.
This set up a standard process for purchasing undeveloped land in the west of the colonies and provided funding for the federal government
Lead by Daniel Shay, many rebelled against economic injustices and unfairness for the debt ridden.
The states sent delegates to a convention where much of what is in the constitution was discussed including the means of election for government officials and the different branches of government.
This ordinance gave a method for new states to be admitted to the Union and a bill of rights they would be granted.
The requirement for ratifying the Constitution was a 9/13 vote by the colonies, which was met and so the Constitution was ratified.
This allowed congress to create lower courts than the supreme and organized the supreme court.
This set of the first ten amendments to the Constitution was added to appease those who thought the Constitution impeded too much on the liberties of the people of America including the Antifederalists.
This party believed in a strict interpretation of the Constitution with no leeway when it comes to gaining power.
This proclamation stated that the US was now neutral in all conflicts and would not support only one side.
Due to the high tax on whiskey, people began attacking those who collected the tax and making moonshine which lead to the removal of this excise tax.
These acts made it more difficult for immigrants to get to, stay in, and vote in America.
This court case set the base for judicial review which meant that the supreme court could declare a law unconstitutional.
Lewis and Clark were employed by Thomas Jefferson to explore the land from the Louisiana Purchase and they made maps and discovered a passage to the Pacific Ocean.
This act replaced the Embargo Act and lifted embargos from all nations except France and England