Review of All Dates (5 Steps to a 5: AP) US History

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2500 BCE

Migration of Asians to the Americas across the Bering Strait begins.

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1492

Voyage of Columbus to the Americas

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1488

Portuguese reach Cape of Good Hope

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1489

Vasco da Gama leads expedition around the Cape of Good Hope and sails to India

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1519

Cortes enters Mexico

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1520–1530

Smallpox epidemic devastates Native American populations in many parts of South and Central America, virtually wiping out some tribes.

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1542

Spanish explorers travel through southwestern United States

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1534–1535

French adventurers explore the St. Lawrence River

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1607

The English settle in Jamestown

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1619

Virginia establishes House of Burgesses (first colonial legislature)

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1620

Plymouth colony founded

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1629

Massachusetts Bay Colony founded

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1634

Maryland colony founded

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1636

Roger Williams expelled from Massachusetts Bay Colony and settles in Providence, Rhode Island; Connecticut founded by John Hooker

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1642

City of Montreal founded by the French

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1530s

Jacques Cartier explored St. Lawrence River in what is now known as Canada (New France).

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1600s

Samuel de Champlain colonized Canada and founded Quebec in 1608.

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1606

King James I granted the London Company a charter to colonize North America.

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1607

Jamestown was founded by a London Company expedition.

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1609

Henry Hudson explored the Hudson River.

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1625

Manhattan became New Amsterdam.

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1629

John Winthrop became governor of Massachusetts; John Winthrop called America a "city upon a hill"; a large, well-financed, and well-organized expedition sailed to Massachusetts; .

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1632

King Charles I granted the Calverts a charter to found Maryland.

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1640

Over 20,000 people had moved to Massachusetts.

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1664

New York was born when New Amsterdam surrendered to an English fleet.

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1660s

King Charles II gave Carolina, which later split into North and South Carolina, to a group of wealthy people.

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1651

Parliament passed the first law regulating American trade

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1651

First of several Navigation Acts approved by British parliament

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1662

A law was passed in Virginia declaring that the child of a slave mother was also a slave

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1676

Bacon’s Rebellion takes place in Virginia

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1682

Dutch monopoly on slave trade ends, greatly reducing the price of slaves coming to the Americas

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1684

English court convicted Massachusetts Bay Colony of violating the Navigation Acts

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1686

Creation of Dominion of New England

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1688

Glorious Revolution in England; James II removed from the throne

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1689

English and French wars began

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1689

Beginning of the War of the League of Augsburg

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1689-1697

King William's War (League of Augsburg War) in America

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1692

Witchcraft trials take place in Salem, Massachusetts

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1702

Beginning of the War of the Spanish Succession

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1702-1713

Queen Anne's War (War of the Spanish Succession) in America

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1704

French and Native Americans raided Deerfield, Massachusetts

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1733

Molasses Act of 1733 raised duties on foreign sugar

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1739

South Carolina's Stono Rebellion, the largest slave uprising in British colonies

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1688

Glorious Revolution in England

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1706/1707

England and Scotland were formally united with the Acts of Union

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1720s

Massachusetts resisted Great Britain's pressure to regularize royal governor salaries

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1740s

George Whitefield's sermons drew thousands to the colonies

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1815

Battle of Waterloo

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1750

Native American tribes west of the Appalachian Mountains were eager to trade with Europeans but determined to maintain their independence

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1754

Virginia Governor Robert Dinwiddie sent a small force to the Ohio Territory to defend British interests and force the French to leave; George Washington led the detachment

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1754

Representatives of colonies meet at Albany Congress to coordinate further Western settlement

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1756

Beginning of Seven Years’ War

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1755

General Edward Braddock destroyed Fort Duquesne

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1756

French and Indian War and the Seven Years' War merged

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1754

Albany Congress brought together seven northern colonies; Benjamin Franklin proposed forming a colonial council

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1757

William Pitt took power in Britain

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1763

Signing of Treaty of Paris ending Seven Years’ War

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1764

Currency Act prohibited colonies from issuing their own paper money

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1764

Parliament approves Sugar Act

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1765

Stamp Act of levied colonial tax instead of customs duty on imported goods

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1765

Sons of Liberty riots forced Massachusetts stamp agent to resign;

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1765

Stamp Act Congress declared that as Englishmen, colonists could not be taxed by an unrepresentative body

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1765

Quartering Act required colonies to house and feed British troops in America

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1766

William Pitt became prime minister

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1766

Stamp Act repealed, but in Declaratory Act.

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1766

Parliament affirms its right to tax the colonies

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1767

Townshend Acts imposed duties on British merchants' lead, paper, glass, and tea; *Letters from a Farmer in Pennsylvania* by John Dickinson

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1768

Samuel Adams wrote Circular Letter declaring that “taxation without representation is tyranny”

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1768

British seized a smuggling ship belonging to John Hancock; Redcoats stationed in Boston

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1770

Lord North became prime minister

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1770

Boston Massacre, five killed and eight wounded

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1773

Tea Act passed by Lord North's government

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1773

Boston Tea Party, 350 chests of tea thrown into the harbor

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1774

Intolerable Acts, also known as Coercive Acts, passed by Parliament to punish Massachusetts for the Boston Tea Party; Quebec Act expanded Quebec to include the western territories

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1774

First Continental Congress, Declaration of Rights and Grievances and Suffolk Resolves adopted

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1775

Second Continental Congress scheduled for May 10

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1775

King George II and Lord North rejected the First Continental Congress's petition.

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1775

General Thomas Gage sent a force of 700 men to destroy the militia arsenal at Concord.

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1775

the British vanguard met 80 militiamen in Lexington.

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1775

Battles of Lexington and Concord Meeting of Second Continental Congress

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1775

Ethan Allen and his Vermont Green Mountain Boys took Fort Ticonderoga from its tiny British garrison.

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1776

Ticonderoga's snow-dragged cannon convinced the British to leave Boston.

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1775

The Second Continental Congress faced unprecedented challenges.

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1775

The Battle of Bunker Hill occurred.

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J1776

Thomas Paine published Common Sense.

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1776

Richard Henry Lee of Virginia placed a motion before Congress.

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1776

John Adams and Thomas Jefferson drafted the Declaration of Independence.

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1776

The Declaration of Independence was debated

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1776

Congress voted for independence.

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1776

Declaration of Independence approved Surrender of British forces of General Burgoyne at Saratoga

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1776

Common Sense published by Thomas Paine

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1777

State constitutions written in 10 former colonies

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1781

The Battle of the Virginia Capes happened.

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1782

Peace negotiations began in Paris.

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1783

The Treaty of Paris was signed.

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17771778

Continental army encamped for the winter at Valley Forge French begin to assist American war efforts

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1781

The Articles of Confederation were ratified.

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17861787

Shays’ Rebellion in Massachusetts

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1787

Northwest Ordinance establishes regulations for settlement of territories west of the Appalachian Mountains

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**1787

** Constitutional Convention ratifies U.S. Constitution

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