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AP US History Timeline

Based on the book, American History A Survey 13th Edition by Alan Brinkley. CURRENTLY ONLY THROUGH CHAPTER 8!
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14,000 - 12,000 BCE
Asians begin migrating to North America across the Bering Strait
1347
Black Death begins in Europe
1480s
Portuguese explorers travel down west coast of Africa in search of sea route to Asia
1492
Columbus sails west from Spain in search of Asia, reaches Bahama Islands in the Caribbean
1494
Papal decree divided New World between Spain and Portugal
1497
John Cabot establishes first English claim in North America
1502
First African slaves arrive in Spanish America
1517
Martin Luther challenges Catholic Church, sparking Protestant Reformation in Europe
1518 - 1530
Smallpox epidemic ravages Indian societies of Central and South America
1519 - 1522
Magellan expedition circumnavigates globe
1521
Cortes captures Tenochtitlan and conquers Aztec Empire in Mexico
1532 - 1538
Pizarro conquers Incas in Peru
1558
Elizabeth I ascends English throne
1565
St. Augustine founded in Florida
1566
English conquest of Ireland begins
1587
"Lost Colony" established on Roanoke Island
1598
Don Juan de Ornate establishes Spanish colony in present day New Mexico
1603
James I succeeds Elizabeth I in England
1608
French establishes Quebec, their first permanent settlement in America
1609
Spanish colonists found Santa Fe
1624
Dutch establish permanent settlements in what is now New York
1680
Pueblos revolt and drive Spanish colonists from present-day New Mexico
1692
Spanish return to New Mexico
1696
Spanish crush last Pueblo revolt in New Mexico
1607
Jamestown founded
1608
Pilgrims flee to Holland from England
1612
Tobacco production established in Virginia
1619
First African workers arrive in Virginia
Virginia House of Burgesses meets for first time
1620
Pilgrims found Plymouth colony
1620s
English colonization accelerates in the Caribbean
1622
Powhatan Indians attack English colony in Virginia
1624
Dutch establish settlement on Manhattan Island
1629
New Hampshire and Maine established
1630
Puritans establish Massachusetts Bay colony at Boston
1634
First English settlements founded in Maryland
1635
Hartford settled in Connecticut
1636
Roger Williams founds settlement in Rhode Island
1637
Anna Hutchinson expelled from Massachusetts Bay colony
Pequot War fought
1638
Swedes and Finns establish New Sweden on the Delaware River
1642 - 1649
English Civil War
1644
Last major Powhatan uprising against English settlers in Virginia
1649
Charles I executed
1655
Civil war in Maryland temporarily unseats Catholic proprietor
1660
English Restoration: Charles II becomes king
First Navigation Act passed
1663
Carolina colony chartered
Second Navigation Act passed
1664
English capture New Netherland
New Jersey chartered
1673
Third Navigation Act passed
1675 - 1676
King Philip's War in New England
1676
Bacon's Rebellion in Virginia
1681
William Penn receives charter for Pennsylvania
1685
James II becomes king
1686
Dominion of New England established
1688
Glorious Revolution in England: William and Mary ascend throne
1689
Glorious Revolution in America: rebellion breaks out against Andros in New England
Leisler leads rebellion in New York
1732
Georgia chartered
1636
Harvard College founded in Massachusetts
1640
Instability in tobacco markets begins
1647
Massachusetts law requires a public school in every town
1650
Population of New England begins to grow by natural increase
1662
halfway Covenant established in New England
1670s
Flow of indentured servants declines
Slave traders begin importing slaves directly from Africa to North America
1685
Edict of Nanets revoked in France; Huguenots begin migrating to North America
1690s
Rice production becomes central to South Carolina economy
Slave trade expands as prices decline
1691
Official toleration of Catholics ends in Maryland
1692
Witchcraft trials begin in Salem
1693
College of William and Mary founded in Virginia
1697
Royal African Company monopoly of slave trade broken; slave importations begin to increase
1701
Yale College founded in Connecticut
1708 - 1709
First major migration of Palatinate Germans to North America begins
1710
Major Scotch-Irish migrations to North America begin
German-Swiss establish settlements in North Carolina
1720
Cotton Mather initiates smallpox inoculations in Massachusetts
1734
Great Awakening begins in Massachusetts
Peter Zenger tried in New York
1739
George Whitefield arrives in North America
Great Awakening intensifies
Stono slave rebellion in South Carolina
1740s
Indigo production begins in South Carolina
1746
College of New Jersey founded at Princeton
1754
Kings College(later Columbia University) founded in New York
1755
Academy and College of Philadelphia(later University of Pennsylvania) founded
1764
Major ironworks established in New Jersey
1713
Treaty of Utrecht concludes Queen Anne's War
1718
New Orleans founded to serve French plantation economy in Louisiana
1744 - 1748
King George's War
1749
French construct fortress in Ohio Valley
1754
Albany Plan for intercolonial cooperation rejected
Battle of Fort Duquesne begins French and Indian War
1756
Seven Years' War begins in Europe
1757
British policies provoke riots in New York
1758
Pitt returns authority to colonial assemblies
British capture Louisbourg fortress and Fort Dequesne
1759
British forces under Wolfe capture Quebec
1760
George III becomes King
French army surrenders to Amherst at Montreal
1763
Peace of Paris ends Seven Years' (and French and Indian) War
Grenville becomes prime minister
Proclamation of 1763 restricts western settlement
Paxton uprising in Pennsylvania
1764
Sugar Act passed
Currency Act passed
1765
Stamp Act crisis
Mutiny Act passed
1766
Stamp Act repealed
Declaratory Act passed
1767
Townshend duties imposed
1768
Boston, New York, and Philadelphia merchants make nonimportation agreement
1770
Boston Massacre
Most Townshend duties repealed
1771
Regulator movement quelled in North Carolina
1772
Committees of correspondence established in Boston
Gaspee incident in Rhode Island
1773
Tea Act passed
Bostonians stage tea party
1774
Intolerable Acts passed
First Continental Congress meets at Philadelphia
North Carolina women sign Edenton Proclamation calling for boycott of British goods
1775
Clashes at Lexington and Concord begin American Revolution
1774
Shawnee defeated by Virginia militia in Lord Dunmore's War
1775
Second Continental Congress meets
George Washington appointed to command American forces
Battle of Bunker Hill
Montgomery assault on Quebec fails
1776
Thomas Paine's Common Sense published
British troops leave Boston
Declaration of Independence debated and signed
Hoew routs Americans on Long Island
Battle of Trenton
First state constitutions written
1777
Articles of Confederation adopted
Battles of Princeton, Bandywine, and Germantown
Howe occupies Philadelphia
Washington camps at valley Forge for winter
Burgoyne surrenders to Gates at Saratoga
1778
French-American alliance established
Clinton replaces Howe
British leave Philadelphia
War shifts to the South
British capture Savannah
1780
British capture Charleston
Cornwallis defeats Gates at Camden, South Carolina
Patriots defeats Tories at King's Mountain, South Carolina
Massachusetts state constitution ratified
Slavery abolished in Pennsylvania
1781
Battles of Cowpens and Guilford Court House
Cornwallis surrenders at Yorktown
Articles of Confederation ratified
Continental impost proposed
1781 - 1784
States cede western lands to Confederation
1782
American militiamen massacre Delaware Indians in Ohio
1783
Treaty of Paris with Great Britain recognizes American independence
Slavery abolished in Massachusetts
1784
Postwar depression begins, aggravating currency problems
1784 - 1785
First ordinance establishing procedures for settling western lands enacted
1786
Virginia Statute of Religious Freedom passed
1786 - 1787
Shay's Rebellion in Massachusetts
1787
Northwest Ordinance enacted
1789
John Carroll named first bishop of Catholic Church of the United States
1792
Mary Wollstonecraft's Vindication of the Rights of Women published in the United States
1794
Anthony Wayne defeats Indians in Ohio
1783
Confederation Congress leaves Philadelphia
1785
Confederation Congress settles in New York
1786
Annapolis Conference meets
1787
Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia meets
Constitution adopted (September 17)
1787 - 1788
States ratify Constitution
1789
First elections held under Constitution
New government assembles in New York
Washington becomes first president
Bill of Rights adopted by Congress
Judiciary Act of 1789 is passed
French Revolution begins
1791
Hamilton issues "Reports on Manufactures"
First Bank of the United States chartered
Vermont becomes fourteenth states
1792
Washington reelected without opposition
Kentucky becomes fifteenth state
1793
Citizen Genet affair challenges American neutrality
1794
Whiskey Rebellion quelled in Pennsylvania
Jay's Treaty signed
1795
Pinckney's Treaty signed
1796
John Adams elected president
Tennessee becomes sixteenth state
1768
XYZ Affair precipitates state of quasi war with France
Alien and Sedition Acts passed
Virginia and Kentucky Resolutions passed
1800
Jefferson and Burr tie vote in electoral college
1801
Jefferson becomes president after Congress confirms election
Judiciary Act of 1801 passed
1769
James Watt patents steam engine
1778
Phillips Academy founded in Andover, Massachusetts
1779
Universalist Church founded
1781
Phillips Exeter Academy founded in New Hampshire
1782
Unitarian Church founded in Boston
1784
Judith Sargent Murray publishes essay on rights of women
Methodist Church formally established
1789
Massachusetts public schools admit females
1790
Samuel Slater builds textile mill, first modern factory in America, in Pawtucket, Rhode Island
1792
Toll road constructed from Philadelphia to Lancaster
1793
Eli Whitney invents Cotton Gin
1794 - 1796
Thomas Paine's "The Age of Reason" published
1800
United States capital moves to Washington DC
Gabriel Prosser's plans for slave rebellion foiled
1801
Second Great Awakening begins
John Marshall appointed cheif justice
1801 - 1805
Conflict with Tripoli
1802
Jefferson abolishes all internal federal taxes
United States Military Academy founded at West Point
1803
Napoleonic Wars escalate in Europe
Louisiana Territory purchased from French
Supreme Court establishes power of Judicial Review in Marbury vs. Madison
1804
Aaron Burr kills Alexander Hamilton in duel
Thomas Jefferson reelected President
1804 - 1806
Lewis and Clark, and Zebulon Pike, explore Louisiana Territory
1805
British defeat French at Trafalgar
1806
Burr charged with conspiracy
1806 - 1807
Napoleon issues Berlin and Milan decrees
1807
Fulton and Livingston launch the first steamboat
Burr tried and acquitted for conspiracy
Chesapeake-Leopard incident with Great Britain
Embargo beings
1808
Economy plunges into depression
Madison is elected President
1809
Embargo Act repealed
Non-Intercourse Act passed
Tecumseh establishes tribal confederacy
1810
Macon's Bill No. 2 reopens trade with Britain and France
United States annexes West Florida
1811
Harrison is victorious in Battle of Tippecanoe
1812
United States declares war on Great Britain (June 18th)
Madison reelected President
Louisiana admitted to Union as a state
1813
British erect naval blockade
American forces burn York(Toronto), Canadian capital
Perry defeats British fleet at Put-In Bay on Lake Erie
Harrison defeats British and Tecumseh
1814
Jackson, at Battle of Horseshoe Bend, slaughters Creek Indians
British troops capture and burn Washington
Francis Scott Key writes "The Star-Spangled Banner"
Americans win Battle of Plattsburgh
Hartford Convention meets
Treaty of Ghent signed
1815
Jackson wins Battle of New Orleans
Naval war fought with ALgiers
1828
Websters American Dictionary of the English Language published
1813
Francis Lowell establishes textile factories in Waltham, Massachusetts
1815
US signs treaties with tribes taking western lands from Indians
1816
Second Bank of the United STates chartered
Monroe elected president
Tariff protects textile industry from foreign competition
Indiana enters Union
1817
Madison vetoes internal improvements bill
Mississippi enters Union
1818
Jackson invades Florida, ends first Seminole War
Illinois enters Union
1819
Commercial panic destabilizes economy
Spain cedes Florida to the United States in Adams-Onis Treaty
Supreme Court hears Dartmouth College vs. Woodward and McCulloch vs. Maryland
Alabama enters Union
1819 - 1820
Stephen H. Long explores Kansas, Nebraska, and Colorado
1820
Missouri Compromise enacted
Monroe reelected President without opposition
1821
Mexico wins independence from Spain
William Becknell opens trade between US territories and New Mexico
1822
Rocky Mountain Fur Company established
1823
Monroe Doctrine proclaimed
1824
John Quincy Adams wins disputed presidential election
1826
Thomas Jefferson and John Adams die on July 4th
1827
Creek Indians cede lands to Georgia
1828
"Tariff of Abominations" passed
Andrew Jackson elected President