HIST 345 Timeline

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Columbus's 1st Voyage

1492

English reach Virginia

1607

Jamestown experiences malaria, starvation, and salt poisoning

1607 - 1609

"Indian disease" decimates Patuxets and Pequots

1616 - 1618

Mayflower Pilgrims land in Plymouth

1620

William Gouge, "Family a Little Commonwealth"

1622

Thomas Hall case

1629

Great Migration

1630

Massachusetts Bay Colony founded

1630

Plymouth experiences a smallpox epidemic

1633 - 1634

Anne Hutchinson's Interrogation & Trial

1637 - 1638

Pequot War

1637 - 1638

Robert Filmer, "Patriarcha"

1642

English seize New Netherlands

1664

Metacom's War

1675 - 1676

Trial of the murderers of John Sassamon

1675

Nicholas Sension brought before General Court

1677

Locke critiques Filmer in "Two Treatises on Government"

1689 - 1690

Elizabeth Emerson confronted by neighbors for infanticide

1691

Salem witchcraft accusations

1691 - 1692

South Carolina has a black majority

1708

Stono Rebellion

1739

The War of Jenkin's Ear

1739 - 1748

King George's War / War of Austrian Succession

1744 - 1748

Seven Years War (ends with Treaty of Paris)

1756 - 1763

Pontiac's War

1763

Stamp Act Crisis

1765

Boston Massacre

1770

Tea Act is introduced

1773

Coercive Acts

1774

American Revolution

1775 - 1783

Declaration of Independence

1776

Articles of Confederation

1776

Thomas Jefferson, "Notes on the State of Virginia"

1785

Northeast Indian War

1785 - 1795

Shay's Rebellion

1786 - 1787

Northwest Ordinance

1787

Constitutional Convention

1787

French Revolution

1789 - 1799

St. Domingue Revolution (ends with creation of first black republic, Haiti)

1791 - 1804

Louisiana Purchase

1803

Abolition of British and U.S. slave trade takes effect

1808

The War of 1812

1812

Missouri Compromise

1820

Second Great Awakening

1820 - 1840

Monroe Doctrine

1823

David Walker, "An Appeal to the Coloured Citizens of the World"

1829

Nat Turner's Rebellion

1831

Gag Rule

1836 - 1844

Helen Jewett is murdered

1836

Abolitionist petition drive (participation of thousands of women)

1836

Trail of Tears

1838

Abolitionist movement splits into radical and moderate factions

1839

"Annexation" is published

1845

Mexican-American War (ends with the Treaty of Guadeloupe Hildago)

1846 - 1848

Gold Rush

1848 - 1850

Fugitive Slave Act

1850

"The Narrative of Sojourner Truth" is published

1850