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Columbus arrives in New World

1492

From Spain

Martin Luther launches Protestant Reformation

1517

Jamestown founded

1607

Virginia Company

Tobacco becomes a major crop in Virginia

1616

John Rolfe

Mayflower lands in Mass

1620

Mayflower Compact was signed

John Winthrop and Puritans move to Mass Bay

1630

Anne Hutchinson banned from Mass

1638

Half Way Covenant created

1662

Navigation Act of 1663

1663

British Navigation Act

1673

King Philip's War

1675

Bacon's Rebellion

1675

Pennsylvania founded by William Penn, a Quaker

1681

Salem Witch Trials

1690

First Great Awakening

1739 - 1744

French and Indian War

1756 - 1763

Seven Years War

Pontiac's Rebellion

1763 - 1764

Sugar and Stamp Act

1764

Townshend Act

1767

Boston Massacre

1770

Boston Tea Party

1773

Coercive Acts

1774

First Continental Congress convenes

American Revolution begins

1775

Starts with fighting at Lexington and Concord

Declaration of Independence

1776

French join war against the British

1778

Battle of Yorktown

1781

Articles of Confederation ratified

Peace signed in Paris

1783

Northwest Ordinance

1784

Constitutional Convention

1787

Shay's Rebellion

1787

Federalist Papers written, Constitution ratified

1788

French Revolution begins

1789

George Washington

1789 - 1797

John Adams

1791 - 1801

Federalist

Whiskey Rebellion

1794

Alien and Sedition Acts

1798

AND Kentucky and Virginia Resolutions

Jefferson

1801 - 1809

Dem-Repub

Louisiana Purchase

1803

Jefferson

James Madison

1809 - 1817

Dem-Repub

War of 1812

1812

With England

Treaty of Ghent

1814

James Monroe

1817 - 1825

Dem-Repub

Missouri Compromise

1820

Monroe Doctrine

1823

J Q Adams

1825 - 1829

Dem-Repub

Andrew Jackson elected

1828

Andrew Jackson

1829 - 1837

Dem/Fed

Nat Turner's Rebellion

1831

Whig Party formed

1834

Republic of Texas established

1835

Martin Van Buren

1837 - 1841

Dem/Fed

Manifest destiny

1840

telegraph and railroads create a communications revolution

John Tyler

1841 - 1845

Whig

William H Harrison

1841

Whig

James K Polk

1845 - 1849

Dem

Mexican War begins

1846

Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo

1848

US gets Cali and New Mexico, and parts of Utah, Nevada, Arizona, Colorado

Zachary Taylor

1849 - 1850

Whig

Gold discovered in Cali

1849

Millard Fillmore

1850 - 1853

Whig

Republican party formed

1854

Kansas Nebraska Act

1854

Bleeding Kansas

1856

Lincoln-Douglas debates

1858

Compromise of 1850

1859

Cali admitted to the union, fugitive slave law strengthened

John Brown raids Harpers Ferry

1859

Democratic party splits apart

1860

South secedes Union

1860

Abraham Lincoln

1861 - 1865

Repub

Civil War begins

1861

at Fort Sumter, North defeated at Bull Run

Confederate States formed

1861

Emancipation Proc issued

1862

Sherman's March to the Sea

1864

Lincoln assassinated

1865

Andrew Johnson becomes press

Reconstruction Era

1865 - 1877

Andrew Johnson

1865 - 1869

National Union

13th amend abolishes slavery

1865

KKK formed

1865

Lee surrenders

1865

Alaska purchased

1867

14th amendment

1868

guarantees Civil Rights

Johnson impeached

1868

Ulysses S Grant

1869 - 1877

Repub

15th amend

1870

forbids denial of vote on racial grounds

Rutherford Hayes

1877 - 1881

Repub

Big Businesses emerge

1880

Grover Cleveland

1885 - 1889

Dem

Haymarket riots

1886

ICC

1887

Sherman Anit trust act

1890

15 mil new immigrants

1890 - 1920

William McKinley

1897 - 1901

Repub

Hawaii annexed

1898

War with Spain

1898

Peace with spain US gets...

1899

US recieves Phill, Guam, Puerto Rico, and Samoa

Teddy Roosevelt becomes press

1901

Teddy Roosevelt

1901 - 1909

Repub

Roosevelt corollary to Monroe Doctrine

1904

Panama Canal built

1904 - 1914

Pure Food and Drug Act

1906

The Jungle + others

William H Taft

1909 - 1913

Woodrow Wilson elected

1912

Fed Reserve System began

1913

16th and 17th amend

1913

16- authorizes income tax
17-provide direct elections of senators

Woodrow Wilson

1913 - 1921

WW1

1914 - 1918

US enters WW1

1917

Treaty of Versailles

1918

18th amend

1919

Prohibits alcohol

Red Scare

1919

fear of communism spreading

19th amend

1920

gives women right to vote

Warren G Harding

1921 - 1923

Repub

Calvin Coolidge

1923 - 1929

Repub

Stock market crash

1929

Herbert Hoover

1929 - 1933

Repub

Franklin Roosevelt elected

1932

Bank Holiday

1933

"Hundred Days" -trying to get US back on track. NRA, AAA, FDIC, TVA, FERA,CCC

21st amend

1933

Repeals prohibition

20th amend

1933

changes inauguration day to January

Hitler comes to power in Germany

1933

FDR

1933 - 1945

Dem

Social Security Act, etc formed

1935

Social Security, WP, NLRA, CIO formed

US stays neutral

1935

FDR Re-elected

1936

Japan invades China

1937

Hitler takes Austria

1938

WW2

1939 - 1945

Battle of Britain, Hitler attacks USSR, Japan attacks Pearl Harbor

1941

Unconditional surrender demanded

1943

Bombing of Japan

1944

Yalta Conference

1945

FDR dies

1945

Harry S Truman

1945 - 1953

Dem

Iron Curtain

1946

Containment

1947

Marshall Plan

1947

Berlin Airlift

1948

Taft-Hartley Act

1949

NATO

1949

Korean War, Joseph McCarthy

1950

22nd amendment

1951

limits pres to two terms

Dwight Eisenhower elected pres

1952

Eisenhower

1953 - 1961

Repub

separate but equal

1954

Montgomery Bus Boycott, MLK

1955

Sputnik, Eisenhower Doctrine, Civil Rights Act

1957

NASA

1958

Cold War

1959 - 1975

JFK Elected pres

1960

non violent protests against segregation

JFK

1961 - 1963

Freedom Rides

1961

23rd amend

1961

gives dc the right to vote for pres

Bay of Pigs

1961

U of Miss integrated

1962

Cuban Missile Crisis

1962

JFK assassinated

1963

Feminine Mystique

1963

LBJ

1963 - 1969

Dem

Civil Rights march on washington

1963

24th amend

1964

outlaws poll tax

Gulf of Tonkin

1964

War on Poverty

1964

LBJ's Great Society

1965

Black Power

1966

Robert Kennedy and MLK murdered

1968

Tet Offensive

1968

Johnson doesn't seek reelection

1968

Nixon elected pres

1968

Vietnamization

1969

First man on moon

1969

Nixon

1969 - 1974

Repub

Massacre at Kent State

1970

SALT talks begin

1970

My Lai Massacre

1971

Pentagon Papers published

1971

Bombing of N VIetnam

1972

Watergate

1972

Nixon re-elected

1972

US forces leave Vietnam

1973

Nixon resigns

1974

Gerald Ford

1974 - 1977

Repub

Inflation and recession

1974

Jimmy Carter elected

1976

Carter

1977 - 1981

Dem

Camp David Accords

1978

SALT 2

1979

US boycotts Olympics

1980

Reagan elected pres

1980

Reagan

1981 - 1989

Repub

Reagan proposes Star Wars

1983

Cold War

1985 - 1991

George H W Bush elected pres

1988

Berlin Wall opened

1989

George H W Bush

1989 - 1993

Repub

Gulf War

1991

Operation Desert Storm