US History

Political

Virginia founded

1607

House of Burgesses formed

1619

Mayflower lands

1620

Mass. Bay Colony formed

1629

Maryland formed

1632

Rhode Island formed

1643

Bacon's Rebellion

1676

Pennsylvania formed

1681

Dominion of New England

1686

Georgia founded

1733

Albany Plan of Union

1754

French and Indian War

1754 - 1763

Proclamation of 1763

1763

Sugar Act

1764

Stamp & Quartering Acts

1765

Sons of Liberty formed

1766

Declaratory Act

1766

Committees of Correspondence formed

1772

Boston Tea Party

1773

First Continental Congress

1774

Intolerable Acts

1774

Lexington and Concord

1775

Second Continental Congress

1775

Declaration of Independence

1776

Saratoga

1777

Articles of Confederation ratified

1781

Yorktown

1781

Treaty of Paris

1783

Land Ordinance of 1785

1785

Northwest Ordinance of 1787

1787

Constitutional Convention

1787

Constitution

1789

Jay's Treaty

1795

Pinckney's Treaty

1796

XYZ Affair

1798

Alien & Sedition Acts

1798

Marbury v. Madison

1803

Louisiana Purchase

1803

Embargo Act

1807

War of 1812

1812 - 1814

Hartford Convention

1814

Era of Good Feelings begins

1814

American Colonization Society

1816

Adams-Onís Treaty

1819

Monroe Doctrine

1823

Corrupt bargain

1824

Bank War begins

1829

Indian Removal Act

1830

Nullification Crisis

1832

Gag rule begins

1836

Wilmot Proviso

1846

Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo

1848

Compromise of 1850

1850

Gadsden Purchase

1853

Kansas-Nebraska Act

1854

Bleeding Kansas

1854 - 1856

Republican Party founded

1854

Brooks-Sumner caning

1856

Dred Scott

1857

Lecompton Constitution

1857

Lincoln-Douglas debates

1858

Secession begins; Civil War starts

1860

Homestead Act

1862

Emancipation Proclamation

1863

13th Amendment ratified

1865

Surrender at Appomattox

1865

Alaska purchased

1867

Johnson's impeachment

1868

14th Amendment ratified

1868

Indian Bureau established

1869

15th Amendment ratified

1870

Credit Mobilier

1872

Little Bighorn

1876

Chinese Exclusion Act

1882

Pendleton Act

1883

Dawes Severalty Act

1887

Sherman Antitrust Act

1890

Populist Party founded

1891

Coxey's Army

1894

Plessy v. Ferguson

1896

USS Maine

1898

Teller Amendment

1898

Hawaii annexed

1898

Spanish-American War

1898

Platt Amendment

1901

Roosevelt Corollary

1904

Pure Food and Drug Act

1908

Meat Packing Act

1908

Dollar diplomacy

1909

Federal Reserve Act

1913

Clayton Antitrust Act

1914

Espionage Act

1917

Zimmerman telegram

1917

Sedition Act

1918

14 Points

1918

Treaty of Versailles & Irreconcilables

1919

Henry Cabot Lodge

Palmer Raids

1919

19th Amendment ratified

1920

Teapot Dome scandal

1922

Scopes Monkey Trial

1925

Reconstruction Finance Corporation

1932

Bonus Army

1932

First Hundred Days

1933

Bank holiday

1933

Huey Long

1935

Second New Deal

1935

Nye Commission

1936

Courtpacking scheme

1937

Pearl Harbor

1941

Lend-Lease Act

1941

Manhattan Project

1945

Policy of containment

1946

CIA established

1947

National Security Act

1947

Berlin Airlift

1948 - 1949

Marshall Plan

1948

Fair Deal

1948

NATO

1949

McCarthyism

1950

Korean War

1950 - 1953

Brown v. Board

1954

Vietnam War begins

1955

Warsaw Pact

1955

Federal Highway Act

1956

U2 incident

1960

Bay of Pigs

1961

Cuban Missile Crisis

1962

Civil Rights Act of 1963

1963

Tonkin Gulf Resolution

1964

Voting Rights Act of 1965

1965

Operation Rolling Thunder

1965 - 1968

Great Society

1965

Tet offensive

1968

My Lai

1968

SALT treaties

1971

Pentagon Papers leaked

1971

Roe v. Wade

1973

Watergate

1974

Vietnamization complete

1975

Camp David Accords

1978

SALT II

1979

Iranian Hostage Crisis

1981

SDI (Star Wars)

1983

Grenada invasion

1983

Beirut bombing

1983

Iran-Contra scandal

1986

Glasnost

1986

Fall of the Berlin Wall

1989

Persian Gulf War

1991

Contract with America

1994

Clinton impeachment

1999

9/11

2001

Dept. of Homeland Security established

2002

Iraq War begins

2003

Osama bin Laden killed

2011

Economic

Cash crop economy in South

1614

Navigation Acts

1660

Panic of 1819

1819

Panic of 1837

1837

National Labor Union

1866

Knights of Labor founded

1869

Standard Oil formed

1870

AFL founded

1886

Homestead Strike

1892

Panic of 1893

1893

Pullman Strike

1894

Open Door policy

1899

Panama Canal completed

1914

Stock market crash

1929

Dust Bowl

1935

Silicon Valley

1972

Stagflation

1973

Social

Anne Hutchinson banished

1638

Halfway Covenant

1662

First Great Awakening

1730 - 1750

Shays' Rebellion

1786 - 1787

Whiskey Rebellion

1794

Denmark Vesey

1822

Second Great Awakening

1830 - 1850

Nat Turner Rebellion

1831

The Liberator founded

1831

Horace Mann

1837

Dorothea Dix

1843

Thoreau moves to Walden Pond

1845

Seneca Falls

1848

Uncle Tom's Cabin

1852

John Brown's raid on Harpers Ferry

1859

KKK founded

1865

A Century of Dishonor

1881

Haymarket Riot

1886

The Gospel of Wealth

1889

Hull House opened

1889

How the Other Half Lives

1890

Atlanta Compromise speech

1895

WEB DuBois

1903

The Jungle

1908

John Dewey

1916

First Red Scare

1919 - 1920

Prohibition begins

1919

Sacco and Vanzetti executed

1927

Charles Lindbergh

1927

Rosa Parks

1955

Montgomery Bus Boycott

1956

Sputnik

1957

Little Rock 9

1957

Sit-ins

1960

Freedom Rides

1961

Silent Spring

1962

March on Washington

1963

Watts Riot

1965

Black Panther Party

1966

Kent State shootings

1970

Sunbelt population shift begins

1970

Multicultural riots

1992

Presidents

George Washington

1789 - 1797

John Adams

1797 - 1801

Thomas Jefferson

1801 - 1809

James Madison

1809 - 1817

James Monroe

1817 - 1825

John Quincy Adams

1825 - 1829

Andrew Jackson

1829 - 1837

Martin van Buren

1837 - 1841

John Tyler

1841 - 1845

William Henry Harrison

1841

James Polk

1845 - 1849

Zachary Taylor

1849 - 1850

Millard Fillmore

1850 - 1853

Franklin Pierce

1853 - 1857

James Buchanan

1857 - 1861

Abraham Lincoln

1861 - 1865

Andrew Johnson

1865 - 1869

Ulysses Grant

1869 - 1877

Rutherford B. Hayes

1877 - 1881

Chester Arthur

1881 - 1885

James Garfield

1881

Grover Cleveland

1885 - 1889

Benjamin Harrison

1889 - 1893

Grover Cleveland

1893 - 1897

William McKinley

1897 - 1901

Theodore Roosevelt

1901 - 1909

William Taft

1909 - 1913

Woodrow Wilson

1913 - 1921

Warren G. Harding

1921 - 1923

Calvin Coolidge

1923 - 1929

Herbert Hoover

1929 - 1933

Franklin D. Roosevelt

1933 - 1945

Harry Truman

1945 - 1953

Dwight D. Eisenhower

1953 - 1961

John F. Kennedy

1961 - 1963

Lyndon B. Johnson

1963 - 1969

Richard Nixon

1969 - 1974

Gerald Ford

1974 - 1977

Jimmy Carter

1977 - 1981

Ronald Reagan

1981 - 1989

George H. Bush

1989 - 1993

Bill Clinton

1993 - 2001

George W. Bush

2001 - 2009

Barack Obama

2009 - 2013