history

Events

Columbus "Discovers" the New World (1492) [10]

1492 - 1504

Cortez conquered the Aztecs

1519 - 1521

Roanoke Island colony fails

1585 - 1587

Jamestown, Virginia, Founded

1607

First Africans arrive in Virginia

1619

Pilgrims found Plymouth, Massachusetts

1620

Puritan migration to Massachusetts

1630

Calverts Found Maryland

1634

Pequot Indian War

1635 - 1636

Anne Hutchinson convicted of heresy

1638

Fundamental Orders of Connecticut

1639

English Civil War

1642 - 1648

First Navigation Act

1651

English conquer New Netherlands

1664

King Philips War

1675 - 1676

Bacon's Rebellion

1676

Pennsylvania settled

1682

English Glorious Revolution and Bill of Rights

1688 - 1689

Massachusetts becomes royal colony

1691

Salem witch hunts

1692

Queen Anne's War

1702 - 1713

England, Wales, and Scotland unite into the United Kingdom

1707

George I's reign

1714 - 1727

George II's reign

1727 - 1760

Georgia Founded

1733

First Great Awakening

1734 - 1741

John Peter Zenger Trial

1735

King George's War

1744 - 1748

French and Indian War

1754 - 1763

Albany Congress

1754

George III accedes to throne

1760

Proclamation of 1763

1763

Stamp Act

1765

Boston Massacre

1770

Tea Act and Boston Tea Party

1773

Intolerable Acts; First Continental Congress

1774

Battles of Lexington and Concord; Washington appointed General

1775

Paine's Common Sense; Declaration of Independence

1776

Articles of Confederation; Battle of Saratoga

1777

French Alliance

1778

Articles of Confederation ratified; Cornwallis surrenders at Yorktown

1781

Treaty of Paris

1783

Ordinance of 1784

1784

Land Ordinance of 1785

1785

Virginia Religious Freedom Act; Shay's Rebellion

1786

Constitutional Convention

1787

Constitution ratified

1788

Washington elected

1789

New government forms

1789

First Bank of United States established

1791

Washington begins second term; Proclamation of Neutrality

1793

Whiskey Rebellion; Battle of Fallen Timbers

1794

Jay's Treaty

1795

Washington's Farewell Address; John Adams elected president

1796

Washington D.C. becomes nations capital

1800

Congress selects Jefferson president

1801

Louisiana Purchase; Lewis and Clark expedition

1803

Jefferson reelected

1804

Embargo Act

1807 - 1809

African Slave Trade ends

1808

War of 1812

1812

Treaty of Ghent ends War of 1812

1812

James Monroe elected president

1816

Andrew Jackson Seizes Florida

1818

He seized Florida from Spain and the Seminoles

Adams-Onis Treaty

1819

Missouri Compromise

1819 - 1822

McCulloch v. Maryland

1819

Monroe Doctrine

1823

John Quincy Adams defeats Jackson in election

1824

Texas independance

1836

Panic of 1837

1837

Polk elected president

1844

Texas annexation

1845

Gold discovered in California

1848

Compromise of 1850

1850

Fugitive Slave Act; California admitted as a free state

1850

Gadsden Purchase

1853

Kansas-Nebraska Act

1854

Panic of 1857; Dred Scott decision

1857

Upper South secedes from the Union; Battle of Bull Run

1860

Abraham Lincoln elected president; South Carolina secedes

1860

Lower South secedes and founds the Confederacy

1861

Emancipation Proclamation

January 1, 1863

Civil War ends

1865

Thirteenth Amendment passed

1865

Lincoln Assassinated

April 14, 1865

Ku Klux Klan founded

1866

Military Reconstruction Act

1867

Purchase of Alaska

1867

Fifteenth Amendment

1870

Crime of 1873; Panic of 1873

1873