Midterm 1

Main

Christopher Columbus lands at Hispaniola

1492

John Cabot makes the first documented voyage to N.A.

1497

Martin Frobisher discovers "gold" in Canada

1576 - 1578

Colony at Roanoke established and abandoned

1584 - 1587

Jamestown settled

1608

Shift to religious motivation

1608

Plymouth settled

1620

Pequot War

1637

Antinomian Controversy

1637

Interregnum in England

1649 - 1660

Halfway Covenant established

1662

King Philip's War

1675 - 1676

Northampton Revival

1733 - 1734

Edwards dismissed from his Northampton pulpit

1750

French and Indian War

1754 - 1763

Stamp Act

1767

Battle of Lexington and Concord

1775

Declaration of Independance

1776

Treaty of Paris

1783

Constitutional Conventional

1787

Copyright Act of 1790

1790

XYZ Affair

1798

Cane Ridge Revivals

1800 - 1801

International Slave trade prohibited

1808

War of 1812

1812 - 1815

Indian Removal Act

1830

Cherokee Removal - Trail of tears

1838 - 1839

William Miller predicts the second coming

1843 - 1844

Seneca Falls Convention

1848

Gold Rush

1849

Formation of the modern Republican party

1854

Dred Scott decision

1857

Commencement of the Civil War

1861

Time period

Period of Religious Understanding

1492 - 1750

Age of Reason

1750 - 1820

Romanticism and the American Renaissance

1820 - 1861

Authors

Columbus born in Genoa

1451

Frobisher sails- makes a total of 3 voyages

1576

Spanish Armada battle won by England

1588

Winthrop and Anne Bradstreet arrive in America on Mayflower

1630

Rowlandson

1637

Bradstreet's poems gets published by her brother in law in England

1650

"Huswifery" published by Taylor

1684

Edwards "Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God" and "Personal Narrative"

1741

Freneau's life span

1752 - 1832

Wheatley's life span

1753 - 1784

Jefferson writes Declarationi

1776

Crevocouer predicts downfall of America

1783

Washington Irving born

1783

Freneau writes "Honeysuckle"

1786

Bryant's life span

1794 - 1878

Irving publishes "A History of New York"

1808

Irving writes "Rip Van Winkle"

1819

No one likes Hawthorne's writing

1820

Margaret Fuller is born

1820

Sojourner Truth becomes free

1826

Wheatley's writing takes hold

1830

"Blithedale Romance" by Hawthorne published

1832

Hawthorne "My Kinsman, Major Molineux"

1832

Emerson joins Transcendentalist club

1835

Emerson publishes "Nature"

1835

Freneau writes "Indian Burial Ground"

1837

Bryant writes "Prairies"

1837

Ralph W. Emerson gives "The American Scholar" speech

1837

hawthorne publishes "Twice Told Tales" very successful

1837

Margaret Fuller joins the Transcendentalist Club

1839

Fuller is editor for "the Dial"

1840 - 1842

Frederick Douglass comes to New Bedford, MA

1840

Hawthorne goes to Brook Farm - disillusioned institutional transcendentalism

1841

Melville publishes "Typee" and "Omoo" both very successful

1846 - 1847

Melville publishes "Mardi" basically unreadable

1848

Hawthorne and Melville are best friends

1850 - 1852

Hawthorne publishes "Scarlet Letter"

1850

Melville publishes "Moby Dick"

1851

Harriett Beecher Stowe publishes "Uncle Tom's Cabin"

1851

Melville publishes "Pierre" to dis on American readership

1852

Melville writes poetry by night

1860 - 1891