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*Timeline of America*

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Canyon Forkash

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*Timeline of America*
Canyon J. Forkash
July 4, 1776
The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America
This is the document that John Adams
Benjamin Franklin
Thomas Jefferson
James Madison
George Washington and a few other congressmen wrote to England to declare our independence!
May 14, 1787
The Federal Convention convened in the State House (Independence Hall) in Philadelphia on May 14, 1787, to revise the Articles of Confederation.
Set of fundamental principles made by the government, or law suits and privileges given to you voted by the people. What we want or declare, or a set of rights each person has!
George Washington in the battle for Boston
War of independence fought between Great Britain and the 13 British colonies on the eastern seaboard of North America. But the war started to brew after Ben Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, and James Madison began to write the Declaration of Independence.

Birth of a Flag
Our first flag
Continental Congress approves the first official flag
for the united states. Which was only when there where few stars on it since we only had 13 colonies!
Al Qeuda Attacks
The first tower is struck, and the other tower got struck 10 minutes later!
Al Queda attacks the twin towers in
New York, later on, they attack the Pentagon,
- and hours later another plane crashes into a
field near the Capitol and the WhiteHouse.
World Trade Center is Rebuilt
World Trade Center 2000
In 2014, the workers re-constructing
the World Trade Center determine that
the tower is to be finished
being built by 2014
at some point in the year!

12,000 B.C

Ocean Covers Beringia
also called Bering Land Bridge,
this used to be a great continent that
was later flooded, which became the pacific
9500 B.C
Clovis People
Pre-Historic paleo-indian
culture,these skilled hunters
brought the clovis arrowhead
1500 B.C
The Olmec Civilizations
They lived in the tropical lowlands of south-central Mexico, they invented
tabasco using different veriaties of
Unit 2
Unit 1
John Cabot Sails to America
A famous Italian Navigator
and Explorer, sailed to
explorer America
Cartier explorers the St. Lawrence River
French navigator Jacques Cartier becomes the first European explorer to discover the St. Lawrence River in present-day Quebec, Canada.
First English settlements at Roanoke

The Roanoke Colony on Roanoke Island in Dare County, present-day North Carolina, United States, was a late-16th-century attempt by Queen Elizabeth the first to establish a permanent English settlement.
Chapter 5
Henry Hudson reaches Hudson Bay

Hudson set off from London in April
to explore the world! He reached a
beautiful bay that is now known as
Hudson Bay
Chapter 6
Jamestown Founded
The Newcomers from
Europe finally settled in
Jamestown, the first colony of America
Pilgrims Settle Plymouth
Early settlers of the Plymouth Colony in present-day Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States. After years at sea they settled into Plymouth to
befriend the Natives
The Great Migration Begins
The Great Migration, the relocation of more than 6 million African Americans from the rural South to the cities of the North, Midwest and West. They where driven because of poor economy. They headed for the North to find a place to settle.

Maryland Founded
This year the state of Maryland U.S.A. was
found! Many people migrated to Maryland,
later, part of Maryland split and became
Washington District Columbia [D.C]
Bacon's Rebellion

Bacon's Rebellion was an armed rebellion in 1676 by Virginia settlers led by young Nathaniel Bacon against the rule of Governor William Berkeley.
Ocean Covers Beringia
12,000 B.C
An ancient landform that was later flooded and became the pacific ocean and part of the arctic ocean.

Clovis People
9,500 B.C
Also called the Llano Culture, these ancient indians crossed Beringia and became one of the first North American Indians.

Olmec Civilization Starts
1,500 B.C
The indians of South America, the Olmec, were the first dwelling indians in the south.

Unit 1
Hopewell Culture Starts

500 B.C
Native American culture that flowed around the rivers in the Northern and Midwestern United States.

Teotihuacan built

A.D 300
The pre-Columbian Mesoamerican city located
in the Basin of Mexico, 30 miles northeast of modern-day Mexico City, was built.

Maya Civilization in decline
A.D 900
The Mayan Civilization was vanishing
and nobody really knows why!

Aztecs build Tenochtitlan

A.D 1325
The Aztecs built their own “Artificial Island” called Tenochtitlan. This was the capital city of the Aztec empire.


First Cultures in Nile Valley develop in Nubia and Egypt

The first cultures such as the Nubians, Egyptians,
and the Muslim cultures start to grow.

6000 B.C
Nubians organize kingdom of Kush

750 B.C
The Nubians started to create the new
kingdom which they will call Kush.

First Portuguese trading post in West Africa

The Portuguese trading post opened
up near Elmina Castle.

Moroccans invade Songhai


The Moroccans invade Songhai to try to
get more land for their empire.

Middle Ages Begin
The middle ages begins this day! The middle ages are like with the castles and the knights, but much more realistic :P

Norsemen attack western Europe

Norsemen, otherwise known as Vikings, attack the various cities in western Europe coast to plunder the cities.

Vikings reach North America

The Vikings reach the North
American Atlantic Ocean coast.

Renaissance begins

The age known as the Renaissance begins.

Columbus sails to America

Christopher Columbus leaves Western Europe on an expedition to find more land. They eventually find North America, and land on the Atlantic Coastline.

Magellan begins expedition around the world


An Explorer known as Magellan begins to explore the whole world from the waters.
He is off to prove that the world is a giant circle. He manages to sail across the world and end up back where he left off. He set out on a second expedition and never returned, and he wasn’t even found.

Columbus colonizes Hispaniola


Columbus Colonizes what is now
Haiti and Dominican Republic.

Ponce de Leon explores Puerto Rico


Ponce de Leon explorers an island and
colonizes it. He called the island Puerto Rico.

Cortes conquers Mexico


The ruthless conquistador Hernan Cortes
conquers mexico by destroying the Aztec empire.

De Soto reaches Mississippi River


De Soto reaches the Mississippi River and explorers the Mississippi from Wisconsin to all the way down to the Gulf of Mexico.

Santa Fe founded


The state of Santa Fe was founded.

Pueblo Indians force Spanish from New Mexico


Pueblo Indians fight Spanish Conquistadors out of Mexico, they later come back in greater numbers to take over Mexico.

Glorious Revolution in England


Or another name for this battle is the Revolution of 1688, was the overthrow of King James II of England! England was battling to overthrow King James II and to Liberate England under a new monarchy.

English Bill of Rights


Act of the Parliament of England passed on 16 December 1s, this bill limits the power of Monarchy and evens out the King and Executive Cheif.

Marquette and Joliet explore the Mississippi


These two explorers reach the Mississippi to
explore and find places to colonate!

La Salle reaches the Gulf of Mexico


La Salle, the spanish explorer reaches the Gulf of Mexico and later travels to Central America.

Seven Years’ War begins


War was a war that took place between 1754 and 1763, war was driven by the antagonism between Great Britain and and the Bourbon Dynasty, because of the lack of trading and unfair rules they fought over trade!

British capture Quebec


Failed English attempt to capture the city during the War of the Grand Alliance or King William's War, Quebec one the war and defended its state.

Treaty of Paris


The Treaty of Paris, also known as the Peace of Paris and the Treaty of 1763, was signed on 10 February 1763 by the kingdoms of Great Britain, France and Spain, with Portugal in agreement, after Britain's victory over France and Spain during the battle of Seven Years!

Unit 3

Proclamation of 1763


King George III following Great Britain's acquisition of French territory in North America after the end of the French and Indian WarSeven Years' War, in which it forbade settlers from settling past a line drawn along the Appalachian Mountains.

Stamp Act passed


Passed by the British Parliament, the new tax
was imposed on all American colonists and required them to pay a tax on every piece of printed paper they used.

Townshend Acts passed’


The Townshend Acts were a series of acts passed by the British Parliament, these acts dealt with political standards.

Boston Massacre


The Boston Massacre was the killing of five colonists by British regulars on March 5, 1770. It was the culmination of tensions in the American colonies that had been growing since Royal troops first appeared in Massachusetts in October 1768 to enforce the heavy tax burden imposed by the Townshend Acts.

Boston Tea Party


Disguised as American Indians, the demonstrators hurt no one but destroyed the entire supply of tea sent by the East India Company in defiance of the American boycott of tea carrying a tax the Americans had not authorized.

Intolerable Acts passed


The acts stripped Massachusetts of self-government and historic rights, triggering
outrage and resistance in the Thirteen Colonies. They were key developments in the outbreak of the American Revolution in 1775.

First Continental Congress


Congress voted to cut off colonial trade with Great Britain unless Parliament abolished the Intolerable Acts.

Battles of Lexington and Concord


Capture Colonial leaders Sam Adams and John Hancock, then Concord, where they would seize gunpowder. But spies and friends of the Americans leaked word of Gage's battle plan, and the Americans won the battle of Concord, but lost Lexington.

Second Continental Congress


Argue about general Gages acts on the
Boston Tea Party!

Declaration of Independence adopted


This day, the Declaration of independence has been created and adopted by the Americans.

Battle of Trenton


American Revolutionary War, after General George Washington's crossing of the Delaware River north of Trenton, New Jersey. The patriots captured the Hessian soldiers and victoriously won.

Battle of Princeton


The Battle of Princeton was a battle in which General George Washington's revolutionary forces defeated British forces near Princeton, New Jersey.

Battle of Saratoga


The fate of British General John Burgoyne's army in the American War of Independence and are generally regarded as a turning point in the war. Because of this battle, Spain entered the battle against the US.

France joins the war


France enters the war on the American side.

Spain joins the war

Spain joins the war against Britain.


British capture Charleston


On this day, the British capture Charleston.

Articles of Confederation adopted


America adopts the Articles of Confederation, these articles proclaim that America wants to be free from Britain.

Battle of Yorktown


The Siege of Yorktown, this battle, England surrendered to the French.

Treaty of Paris


The treaty ended the revolutionary war between
America and Great Britain.

Ordinance of 1785


The point of this document is that education is necessary to become a good citizen and to
have a strong government. Encouraging kids to go to school, encouraging free religions, and the right to own land.

Shays' Rebellion starts


Shay's Rebellion demonstrated the high degree of internal conflict lurking beneath the surface of post-Revolutionary life. National leaders felt compelled to act to put an end to such popular actions that took place beyond the bounds of law.

Convention held at Annapolis


The formal title of the meeting was a Meeting of Commissioners to Remedy Defects of the
Federal Government. The defects that they were to remedy were those barriers that limited trade or commerce between the largely independent states under the Articles of Confederation.

Constitutional Convention meets


The Constitution Convention Starts today.

Constitution becomes law


The Constitution is declared the “rules of america” and we are now supposed to “do everything the constitution says”.

Bill of Rights added


The bill of rights was added to the constitution.

Unit 4

Washington becomes President


General George Washington becomes our
first american president.

French Revolution Begins


The French Government splits, and slavery is introduced, italy was also apart of the
Revolution until it ended a few years later. (1789)

First Bank of the United States established


The national bank for our government was created in Washington D.C..

Washington re-elected


President George Washington was re-elected and finished his 8 years.

Whiskey Rebellion


20 years after the American Revolution, a small scale rebellion was created between the american citizens and the government. Alexander Hamilton understood that putting down this rebellion was critical to the life of the nation.

John Adams becomes President


John Adams becomes president of the United States

Alien and Sedition Acts


Four Bills that were passed by Federalists in the Fifth U.S. Congress and signed into a law by John Adams. This act gave the president power to deport illegal “aliens” or immigrants.

Jefferson becomes President


Thomas Jefferson is elected as president

Louisiana purchase


Thomas Jefferson Purchases the massive land known as Louisiana from Napoleon Bonaparte.

Lewis and Clark expedition begins


Lewis and Clark begin their exploration to explore the Louisiana Purchase.

Madison becomes President


James Madison becomes the president.

Battle of Tippecanoe


United States forces led by Governor William Henry Harrison of the Indiana Territory and Native American warriors associated with the Shawnee leader Tecumseh.

War with Britain begins


The war between Britain and the United States starts.

British burn Washington, D.C.


The british burn most of Washington, D.C..

Treaty of Ghent


Signed on December 24, 1814 in the Flemish city of Ghent, was the peace treaty that ended the War of 1812 between the United States of America and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland.

Battle of New Orleans


The final major battle of the War of 1812. American forces, commanded by Major General Andrew Jackson, defeated an invading British Army, under General Edward Pakenham, intent on seizing New Orleans and the vast territory the United States had acquired with the Louisiana Purchase.

Marbury v. Madison


The debate between President James Madison and Marbury lead to a shootout.

Robert Fulton launchers Clermont


Robert Fulton Launchers his ship design that will bring industry to the waters for America.

Adams-Onis Treaty


The Florida Treaty was signed in Washington on February 22, 1819 and ratified by Spain on October 24, 1820 and entered into force February 22, 1821.

Monroe Doctrine


President James Monroe’s 1823 annual message to Congress contained the Monroe Doctrine, which warned European powers not to interfere in the affairs of the Western Hemisphere.

Erie Canal completed


The Erie Canal was completed and was now available as a “highway for boats” which helped making trade faster than ever.

Nat Turner’s Rebellion

Black African American Slave started a rebellion against the United States government proclaiming that Slavery was to be abolished. This was a major battle between many escaped slaves and the police of Virginia.


Missouri Compromise


Missouri becomes under a huge rebellion on how to impeach the president.

Andrew Jackson becomes President


Andrew Jackson became president and started the Democratic party.

Indian Removal Act


President Andrew Jackson called for the Indian Removal Act. This act authorized him to negotiate with the Native Americans in the Southern United States for their removal to federal territory west of the Mississippi River in exchange for their homelands.

Seminole War begins


The Seminole Wars, or known as the Florida War begins.

Harrison elected President


William Henry Harrison is elected for president.

First public high school opens


The first public high school in america opens in Boston. This high school is called Boston Latin High School.

The Liberator begins publication


The anti slavery newspaper publishes on 1831.

First women’s college opens


Bethlehem Female Seminary, now Moravian College.

Irish potato famine begins


A period of mass hunger and diseases. 1 Million people died in Ireland.

Seneca Falls Convention


Otherwise called the Women's Right Convention, women all over the country try to get the same rights as men do.

Moby-Dick published


The book Moby-Dick was published my Charles Dickens.

Walden published


The magazine Walden was published.

Mexican revolt against Spain begins


The Mexicans revolt against the Spanish control.

Mexican independence


The Mexicans declare their independence from Spain, leading to a revolution.

Texas declares independence


Texas declares independence from Mexico to join the Americans.

Battle of the Alamo


Battle of the Alamo, in Texas leads many American troops death from the Mexican forces.

Battle of San Jacinto


The battle that lasted less than twenty minutes, the Texas Cavalry fought against Mexican army.

Republic of Texas established


Texas forms its own republic and becomes apart of the United States, making Texas a state.

Mormon migration to Utah


Mormons migrate to Utah to settle down for a better life. The mormons came from all over Europe to migrate.

California Gold Rush


Farmers all around California found gold and that sent millions of people around the United States to go to California and look for gold.

Gadsden Purchase


29,670-square-mile area in Arizona and southern New Mexico was purchased from from Mexico.

29,670-square-mile area in Arizona and southern New Mexico was purchased from from Mexico.

Gadsden Purchase
Compromise of 1850


Also called the “Fugitive Slave Act”, the Fugitive Slave Act made abolitionists all the more resolved to put an end to slavery!

Uncle Tom’s Cabin Published


Uncle Tom’s Cabin was a very popular book on slavery, written by Harriet Beecher Stowe.

Kansas-Nebraska Act


Single most significant event leading to the Civil War. This act allowed Kansas and Nebraska to become legally the United States state!

Dred Scott case

Was a slave in the United States who unsuccessfully sued for his freedom

John Brown’s raid


John Brown wanted to abolish slavery! He was one of a few people who protested against the government to abolish slavery!

Confederacy established


The Nation split into two, the United States of America, and the Confederate States of America! North vs. South.

Fort Sumter attacked


Confederate forces around Charleston Harbor opened fire on the Union garrison holding Fort Sumter.

Lincoln becomes President


After winning the election, Abraham Lincoln decides to end slavery and became President of the United States!

Civil War begins


The Civil War, North vs. South, Union vs. Confederate States of America begin!

Virginia and Monitor clash


The two boats the USS Monitor and the CSS Virginia fought a 1 on 1 battle! Neither ship was destroyed or took any damage throughout the encounter!

Emancipation Proclamation


President Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation, this document proclaimed the 10 union states that any slaves that were in it were free!

Gettysburg Address


Abraham Lincoln made a speech called the Gettysburg Address. His speech was for those who fought the bloody battle at Gettysburg Pennsylvania.

Sherman’s march through Georgia


His forces destroyed military targets as well as industry, infrastructure, and civilian property and disrupted the South's economy and its transportation networks. Sherman's bold move of operating deep within enemy territory and without supply lines is considered to be revolutionary in the annals of war.

Confederacy surrenders


The Confederate states of America surrenders, but the slaves are still not free yet!

Lincoln assassinated


John Wilkes Booth shoots Abraham Lincoln in the Ford Theatre! Abraham Lincoln dies a day later from the bullet wound through his head.


Slavery ends this day!

Civil Rights Bill passed


This bill gave african americans along with slaves the ability to have all the same rights as white americans, such as voting and the right to bear arms!

Fourteenth Amendment


Addresses citizenship rights and equal protection of the laws, and was proposed in response
to issues related to former slaves following the American Civil War.

African Americans gain voting rights


African Americans gain the right to vote for a president or to vote for a governor.

Federal troops leave the South


Northern troops left the south and went back to the capitol.

Tuskegee Institute established


A school for African Americans was established in Washington.

Jim Crow laws passed


A racial segregation passed to keep blacks away from whites and whites away from blacks.

Plessy v. Ferguson decision


Making blacks and whites separate, but equal.
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