Top 20 events in american history 1600-1877

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    American events

  • JamesTown

    JamesTown
    Jamestown Was the 1st permanant english settlement in the americas.
  • Founding of the house of burgesses

    Founding of the house of burgesses
    This was an early form of representative government in north america. the virginia house of burgesses elected their officials.
  • pilgrims land on plymouth rock

    pilgrims land on plymouth rock
  • The french and indian war

    this is the start of the 7 year war between the french and the Brittish.(1754-1763). afterwards, weapons and ammunition were left behind that later aided the american colonists to gain independence from brittain
  • End of the french and indian war

    The war ended in 1763
  • The Stamp act

    The Stamp act
    The stamp act is one of the acts that the brittish published which added to our frustraition with britain. "no taxation without representation!"
  • Boston Massacre

  • The Battles of Lexington & Concord

    The Battles of Lexington & Concord
    The Battle of Lexington Was Know as "the Shot heard around the world". these were the first two battles of the american revolutionary war.
  • Signing of the Decloration of Independence

    Signing of the Decloration of Independence
    This was the document that we sent to king george the 3rd, declaring the colonists independence from brittain.
  • The Battle Of Saratoga

    The Battle Of Saratoga
    This Was the turn in the war in the patriots favor.
  • Valley forge

    Valley forge
    This was around the change in the war, the patriots set up camp on december 19th 1777 and left around june 19th 1778.during this time the patriots trained with the french to turn the tides of the revolutionary war.
  • End of Valley forge

    End of Valley forge
  • The Batlle of Yorktown

    The Batlle of Yorktown
    This Was important because This is the battle in which the American Colonists won independence from Brittain
  • Ratification of the Constitution

    Ratification of the Constitution
    The Constitution fixed the problems of the articles of confederation and with the addition of the bill of rights it set up the govermental system we have today.
  • Election of George washington As the first president of the united states

    Election of George washington As the first president of the united states
    1st presidentioal elect of the united states of america
  • the ratification of the bill of rights

    the ratification of the bill of rights
    these were a list of amendments to the original constitution to settle the arguements between the federalists and the anti federalists
  • The War of 1812

    The War of 1812
    this was brittains attempt to invade north america it lasted from June 18th 1812- febuary 18th
  • writting of the national anthem

    writting of the national anthem
  • end of the war of 1812

    1812-1815
  • The Civil War

    The civil war was fought over states rights, tarriffs, and slavery.the civil war was fought between april 12 1861- april 9 1865
  • emancipation proclamation

    emancipation proclamation
    an adress made by president licoln that freed the slaves
  • end of the civil war