AP US History Timeline

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Roanoke

1587 - 1590

Jamestown Settled

1607

Starving Time (Jamestown)

1609 - 1610

Virginia company introduced the Headright System

1618

Virginia established the House of Burgesses

1619

Pilgrims set sail for the New World

1620

Mass. Bay Company obtains a royal charter and settles the Mass. Bay Colony

1629

"Great Puritan Migration

1629 - 1642

Maryland passed the Act of Religious Toleration

1649

Navigation Act 1

1651

Navigation Act 2

1660

Navigation Act 3

1663

Navigation Act 4

1673

King Philip's War

1675 - 1676

Bacon's Rebellion

1676

Salem Witch Trials

1692

Navigation Act 5

1696

First Great Awakening

1730 - 1740

Molasses Act

1733

Stono Rebellion

September 1739

Albany Congress

1754

Pontiac's Rebellion

1763 - 1766

Proclamation of 1763

1763

Sugar Act

1764

Currency Act

1764

Quartering Act of 1765

1765

Stamp Act

1765

Repeal of Stamp Act; Declaratory Act

1766

Townshend Acts

1767

Boston Massacre

1770

All Townshend DUTIES repealed except tea tax

1770

British implement a contentious part of the T. Acts

1772

they implement the part by which royal officials are payed by revenues collected from the T. Acts taxes

Tea Act

1773

Boston Tea Party

December 1773

Quebec Act

1774

Coercive Acts (Intolerable Acts)

1774

First Continental Congress convenes

September 1774

Battles of Lexington and Concord

April 1775

Revolutionary War

April 1775 - 1783

Second Continental Congress convenes

May 1775

Battle of Bunker Hill

June 1775

Common Sense is published

January 1776

Declaration of Independence is signed

July 4, 1776

Articles of Conf. sent to states for ratification by Continental Congress

1777

articles written, sent for ratification, and ratified DURING THE WAR

Saratoga (Battle)

October 1777

Franco-American Alliance negotiated by Ben Franklin

1778

all states have ratified the Articles of Confederation

1781

Yorktown (Battle, Cornwalis surrender to Washington)

October 1781

Treaty of Paris, 1783, signed; ends the Revolutionary War

1783

Shays' Rebellion

August 1786 - January 1787

Northwest Ordinance of 1787

1787

Constitutional Convention

May 1787 - September 1787

Constitution (w/o Bill of Rights) goes into effect with 9 states ratified

1789

Bill of Rights added to the US Constitution

1791