• Amanda Roraback

American History Topics and Timelines

ANTEBELLUM YEARS (BEFORE THE CIVIL WAR)

PRE-COLUMBIAN HISTORY (North America, Aztecs, Incas etc.)

  • Aztecs (Mexico)

  • Incas (Peru)

  • North American Indians

EARLY COLONIZATION OF AMERICAS (1491-1607)

  • Columbus and New Spain (1492)

  • Cortes in Mexico

  • New France

  • British colonies (see below)

13 COLONIES TO FRENCH-INDIAN WAR (1607-1754)

  • Jamestown 1607

  • Plymouth Rock (Pilgrims/Puritans) 1620

  • Massachusetts Bay Colony 1630

  • Bacon's Rebellion 1767 (VA)

  • William Penn/Pennsylvania - Quakers

  • New Amsterdam/New York

  • French and Indian War (1954-1763)

AMERICAN REVOLUTION

  • Leading to the Revolution (1754-1776)

  • ​Sugar Act, Stamp Act, Townshend Acts, Boston Massacre, Boston Tea Party, Intolerable Acts

  • "No taxation without representation"

  • Declaration of Independence (July 4, 1776)

  • ​Thomas Jefferson

  • American Revolution/War of Independence (1765-1783)

  • ​Loyalists and British v. Patriots

  • Battle of Saratoga

  • French joined

ARTICLES OF CONFEDERATION (1776-1789)

  • Treaty of Friendship

  • ​Ended with Shays's Rebellion

CONSTITUTION (1787)

  • Connecticut Compromise (Senate and House of Representatives)

  • 3/5ths clause

  • Federalist papers

  • Bill of Rights

GEORGE WASHINGTON/JOHN ADAMS (1789-1801)

  • 1789 French Revolution

  • Jays Treaty

  • Marbury v. Madison (Judicial Review)

ERA OF THOMAS JEFFERSON (1801-1808)

  • ​Revolution of 1800 (Federalists to Democratic-Republicans)

  • Louisiana Purchase 1803

WAR OF 1812 (1812-1815)

  • Impressment

  • Embargo Act 1807

  • Star-Spangled Banner

  • Hartford Convention

ERA OF GOOD FEELINGS (1816-1825)

  • Patriotism

  • ​Only one party (Democratic-Republicans)

  • Market Revolution

MARKET REVOLUTION (1783-1909)

  • Cotton Gin 1793

JACKSONIAN ERA (1828-1854)

  • King Andrew

  • Indian Relocation 1830

TEXAN REVOLUTION (1835-1836)

  • Alamo

  • Santa Anna

  • Battle of San Jacinto

  • Lone Star Republic

MEXICAN-AMERICAN WAR (1846-48)

  • Oregon

  • Mexican Cession

  • California Gold Rush (1849)

LEADING TO THE CIVIL WAR (1850-1860)

  • Compromise of 1850

  • Kansas Nebraska Act 1854 (and Bleeding Kansas)

  • Creation of Republican Party

  • Dred Scott Decision

CIVIL WAR (1861-1865)

  • Lincoln elected 1860

  • South Carolina seceded

  • Confederacy v. Union

  • Emancipation Proclamation

AFTER THE CIVIL WAR

RECONSTRUCTION (1865-1877)

  • Freedmen's Bureau

  • Radical Republicans

  • Andrew Johnson

GILDED AGE (1870S TO 1900)

  • Robber Barons/Captains of Industry

SPANISH-AMERICAN WAR (1898)

  • Yellow Journalism

  • Imperialism - Guam, Philippines, Puerto Rico

  • Cuba (Platt and Teller Amendment)

PROGRESSIVE ERA (1901-1917)

  • Muckrakers

  • Theodore Roosevelt, Taft, Wilson

WORLD WAR I (1914-1918)

  • US entered 1917 (Zimmerman Telegram)

  • Central Powers (Germany, Austria-Hungary, Ottoman Empire) v. Allied Powers (France, Britain, Russia)

ROARING 20s

  • Harlem Renaissance

  • Jazz Age

  • New Woman (flapper girls, 19th Amendment)

  • Prohibition (1920-1933)

  • ​Speakeasies, Al Capone

  • Lost Generation

GREAT DEPRESSION (1929-1941)

  • Causes: Overproduction/Underconsumption, Stock market crash

  • FDRs New Deal

WORLD WAR II (1939-1945)

  • US enters 1941 - Pearl Harbor

  • Rosie the Riveter

1950s

  • Prosperity

  • Suburbanization

COLD WAR (1945-1991)

  • US v. USSR

  • Truman Doctrine (1947)

  • Iron Curtain

  • Berlin Airlift

  • NATO v. Warsaw Pact

  • Korean War (1950-1953)

  • Vietnam War

CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT (1950s to 1960s)

  • Brown v. Board of Education 1954

  • Martin Luther King Jr. "I have a dream" speech 1963

  • LBJs Great Society (Civil Rights Act 1964, Voting Rights Act 1965)

NIXON ERA (1969-1974)

  • Silent Majority

  • Visit to China

  • End of Vietnam War

  • Watergate

1980S CONSERVATISM

  • Ronald Reagan

  • Trickle-down, Iran-Contra Affair

  • Phyllis Schlafly v. ERA

US AND THE MIDDLE EAST

  • Gulf War 1991 (George H.W. Bush)

  • Sept. 11, 2001

  • ​Osama Bin Laden

  • George W. Bush

  • Patriot Act

  • War in Afghanistan (2001-)

  • War in Iraq (2003)

BROAD TOPICS

AMERICAN INDIANS

SLAVERY

WOMEN

POLITICAL PARTIES

NORTH AND SOUTH BEFORE CIVIL WAR

RELIGIOUS MOVEMENTS

RECOMMENDED BOOKS

Crash Course - United States History (Amazon)

AMSCO United States History (Amazon)

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