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1600

 

Elizabeth I

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

James I

1605

 

 

 

 

 1607 First Permanent English Settlement at Jamestown.

 

 

 

 

1610

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1615

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 1619 First Africans brought to Jamestown.

1620

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1625

 

 

 

Charles I

 

 

 

 

 

 

1630

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1635

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1640

 1640’s Virginia House of Burgesses established.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1645

 

 

 

Charles I

 

 

 

 

 

 

1650

 

Monarchy Abolished

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1655

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1660

 

 

 

Charles II

(Monarchy Restored)

 

 

 

 

 

 

1665

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1670

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1675

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1680

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1685

 

 

 

James II

 

 

 

 

 

 

1690

 

William & Mary

 

 

 

 

William & Mary

 

 

 

 

1695

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1700

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Anne

1705

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1710

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1715

 

George !

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1720

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1725

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

George II

 

 

1730

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1735

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

George II

 

 

1740

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1745

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1750

 1700 (Mid 1700’s) Great Awakening.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 1754- 1763 French and Indian War

1755

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1760

 

 

 

George III

(King in England to 1820)

 

 

 

 1754- 1763 French and Indian War ,  Proclamation of 1763

 

 

1765

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1770

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1775

 1775 Revolutionary War Began at Lexington and Concord.

 

 July 4, 1776 Declaration of Independence.

 

 

American Revolution in Progress

 

 

 

 

1780

 

 

 1781 Revolutionary War ended at the Battle of Yorktown

 

 

 

 1783 Treaty of Paris.

 

 

Articles of Confederation

1785

  

 

 

 

 1787 United States Constitution Adopted.

 

 

Constitution

 

 

1790

 

George Washington

(Elected as president under the Constitution)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1795

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

John Adams

 

 

1800

 

1800 Thomas Jefferson Elected President.

 

 

 

 

Thomas Jefferson

 

 

1803 Jefferson Makes the Louisiana Purchase.

 

 

1805

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1810

 

James Madison

 

 

 

 War of 1812 (1812)

 

 

 

 

1815

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

James Monroe

 

 

1820

 Missouri Compromise (1820)

 

 

 

 

 

 Monroe Doctrine (1823)

 

 

1825

 

 

 

J.Q. Adams

 

 

 

 

 

 

1830

 

Andrew Jackson

 

 

 

 Tariff of 1832 (1832)

 

 

 

 

1835

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Van Buren

 

 

1840

 

 

 

 

 

Harrison / Tyler

 

 

 

 

1845

 

 

  American victory in Mexican War (1846)

Polk

 

 

 

 American victory in Mexican War (1848)

 

 

1850

Ineffective presidential leadership (1850’s), Compromise of 1850 (1850)

Taylor

 

 

Fillmore

 

 

 

 

 

 Kansas Nebraska Act of 1854 (1854)

Pierce

1855

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Buchanan

 

 Ineffective presidential leadership (1850’s)

1860

 Lincoln Elected President (1860)

 

 Civil War began/Lincoln called for Federal Troops (1861)

 

 Homestead Act (1862)

Abraham Lincoln

 

 

 

 

1865

 Civil War Ended (1865)

 

 

Andrew Johnson

 

 

 

 

 

 

1870

 

Ulysses S. Grant

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1875

 

Ulysses S. Grant

 

 Reconstruction ended after this presidential election (1876)

 

 Compromise of 1877 (1877)

 

 

Rutherford B. Hayes

 

 

1880

 

 

 

 

 Chinese Exclusion Act (1882)

Garfield (1881) / Arthur (1881-1885)

 

 

 

 

1885

 

 

 

Grover Cleveland

 

 

 

 

 

 

1890

 

Benjamin Harrison

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Grover Cleveland

1895

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

William McKinley

 

 

1900

 

 

 

 

 

Theodore Roosevelt

 

 

 

 

1905

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1910

 

William Taft

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 WW1 began in Europe (1914)

Woodrow Wilson

1915

 

 

 

 

 America entered World War 1 (1917)

 

 World War 1 ended (1918)

 

 

Woodrow Wilson

1920

 

 

 Immigration Restriction Act (1921)

 

 

W. Harding

 

 

 

 

Calvin Coolidge

1925

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 1929 -Stock Market Crash

1930

 1930 -Tariff Act of 1930  (Hawley-Smoot Act) 1930’s- Great Depression / Japan invades Manchuria and China

Herbert Hoover

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Franklin D. Roosevelt

1935

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 1939- Hitler invades Poland

1940

 

 

 1941- Hitler invaded the Soviet Union, 1941- December 7th Japan attacks Pearl Harbor – America Enters World War 2 (December 8th)

 

 

 

 

 

 1944- June 6th- Normandy Landings – Allies begin retaking Europe through France.

1945

 1945- World War 2 Ends – Cold War Begins

 

 

Harry S. Truman

 

 

 

 

 

 

1950

 1950’s Cold War buildup and Korean War 

 

 

 

 

 

 1950’s Cold War buildup and Korean War

 

 1954- Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka

Dwight D. Eisenhower

1955

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 1959- Castro gains control of Cuba,

1960

 1960’s- American military buildup in Viet Nam increased, 1960’s- American space program began.

 

 

 

 1962- Cuban Missile Crisis

John F. Kennedy

 

 1963- March in Washington, 1963- President Kennedy assassinated.

 

 1964- Civil Rights act of 1964

Lyndon B. Johnson

1965

 1965- Voting Rights act

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 1969- First man on the moon

1970

 1970’s- President Nixon instituted a policy of “Vietnamization”

Richard Nixon

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1975

 1975- North and South Vietnam merged under communist control

Gerald Ford

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jimmy Carter

 

 

1980

 

 

 

 

 

Ronald Reagan

 

 

 

 

1985

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 1989- George H.W. Bush becomes president

1990

 1990- Persian Gulf War begins (1990-1991)

George H.W. Bush

 

 

 

 

 

 1993- William J. Clinton becomes president

 

 

Bill Clinton

1995

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2000

 

 

 2001- George W. Bush becomes president, 2001- September 11th terrorist attacks on World Trade Center and United States Pentagon.

George W. Bush

 

 

 

 

 

 

2005

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Barack Obama

2010

 

Barack Obama

 

 

 

 

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