Civil War

Timeline created by Sofía Fontanini
In History
  • 1490

    Amerigo Vespucci wrote letters about his journey to South America and because of that it is called ¨America¨.

  • 1492

    Columbus arrived to America

    Columbus arrived to America
  • First English Settlement

  • Out of a total of 197 Englishmen who had landed in Virginia, only 53 were still alive.

  • Military governors ran Virginia like a prison camp.

  • The first load of Virginia tobacco was shipped to England.

  • House of Burgesses was set up.

    House of Burgesses was set up.
  • A ship with twenty black Africans arrived. Slavery began.

  • A small group of English men and women called ¨Pilgrims¨ arrived and sailed across the Pacific Ocean to find religious freedom.

  • The English captured New Amsterdam from the Dutch and re-named it New York.

  • William Penn founded Pennsylvania.

  • Georgia was founded.

  • French and Indian War.

    French and Indian War.
  • The war was ended by the Peace of Paris.

  • The Royal Proclamation.

  • Sugar Act.

  • Stamp Act and Stamp Act Congress

  • Intolerable Acts and Stamp Act Congress.

  • Philadelphia became the largest city in America.

  • Boston Tea Party.

  • 700 British soldiers marched silently out of Boston to seize weapons and ammunition that the rebellious colonist had stores in Concord.

  • First shots had been fired in what was to become the American War of Independence.

  • Second Continental Congress.

  • British captured New York city.

  • The declaration of Independence of the United States of America.

    The declaration of Independence of the United States of America.
  • Americans trapped a British army; they marched their prisioners to Boston and sent back to Engalnd.

  • French King Louis XVI signed an Alliance with the Americans.

  • George Washington lead a combined American and French army sorrounded English troops in Virginia.

  • Articles of Confederation

    States had agreed to work together in a national Congress to which each state sent representatives.
  • Treaty of Paris.

  • Constitutional Convention

  • Constitution of the United States

    Constitution of the United States
    it went effective in 1789.
  • Northwest Ordinance

  • George Washington: first elected president of the U.S.

    George Washington: first elected president of the U.S.
  • The first factory opened in the US

  • Bill of rights

    Bill of rights
    Ten amendments which were added to the Constitution.
  • "Whiskey Rebellion"

    "Whiskey Rebellion"
  • Indian Removal Act

  • "The Trail of Tears"

    "The Trail of Tears"