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1492-1808

1492-1607

Contact

1607-1776

English Colonial Period

1754-1776

Road to Revolution

1776-1781

American Revolution

1781-1789

Articles of Confederation

1789-1810

Constitution and the New Republic

1810-1860

Jacksonian Democracy, Social Reform movements, Economic expansion

1850-1860

Road to Civil War

1861-1865

Civil War

1607

Jamestown founded

1619

first africans brought to Virginia
house of burgesses founded
tobacco saves Jamestown

1620

plymouth founded

1629

great puritan migration to massachusetts bay colony

1636

harvard founded

1646

defeat of opechacanough in virginia

1661

african slavery legalized in virginia

1676

bacon's rebellion

1686

creation of dominion of new England

1688

glorious revolution of england

1692

salem witch trials

1700

250,000 settlers in english colonies

1734-35

zenger free press trial

1739-1744

great awakening

1754-1763

french and indian war

1763

pontiac's rebellion
proclimation line drawn

1764-65

Sugar act
stamp act
quartering act controversies

1766

declaratory act

1767

townshend act
new york assembly suspended

1770

boston Massacre

1773

boston tea party

1774

intolerable acts
first continental congress
quebec act

1775

lexington and concord
second continental congress
bunker hill
failed invasion of Canada

1776

decleration of independence
paine's common sense published

1777

british defeated at saratoga

1778

france enters war against the british

1781

battle of yorktown
articles of confederation ratified

1783

treaty of paris officially ends the war

1786

anapolis convention

1787

northwest ordinance
shays rebellion
constitutional convention begins

1788

federalist papers written

1789

constitution put into effect
Washington first president
french revolution begins

1791

bill of rights added to constitution
bank of us creates

1793

birth of political parties:federalists and democratic-republicans
neutrality proclimation
invention of cotton gin
radical phase of french revolution

1794

jay's treaty
battle of fallen timbers

1796

washington's farewell address

1797

XYZ affair
adams becomes president

1798-1800

undeclared naval war with france

1798

alien and sedition acts

1800

jefferson elected

1803

louisana purchase
marbury vs. madison

1804-06

lewis and clark expedition

1807-09

embargo in effect

1808

slave trade ended

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