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1606
Columbus and his crew set off on a journey to the West Indies, leading to their discovery of the New World.
1857
Dred Scott, a slave, sued his owner for his freedom because Scott had lived with him for over a year in free territory, but because he was not considered a citizen he was not granted his freedom.
1803
Thomas Jefferson purchased the Louisiana Territory from the French for only $15 million, doubling the size of the United States.
1770
Five Americans were killed by British soldiers in an event labeled the Boston Massacure, leading to further tensions between the colonies and England.
1773
The Boston Tea Party occured, in which a group of Americans dressed as Indians and threw 3,000 pounds of tea into the Boston Harbor in defiance of the Tea Act.
1649
Charles I is executed, leading to the reign of Oliver Cromwell and a break in the Stuart monarchy.
1688-1689
The Glorious Revolution occured, leading to the exile of James II and the accession of William III and Mary II to the throne.
1630
John Winthrop and his fleet fled the impure Church of England to start the Massachusetts Bay Colony, a Puritan community, in America.
1860
Abe Lincoln was elected President of the United States leading to the secession of South Carolina which will cause other southern states to secede the following year and lead to the Civil War.
1861
Eleven more states will secede and Lincoln rearms Fort Sumter, leading to the start of the Civil War.
1740's
The First Great Awakening took place, causing American people to rethink their religious views and reawaken the fear of God.
1763
The Treaty of Paris was signed by Britain and France, ending the French and Indian War.
1765
The Stamp Act was passed leading to the Stamp Act Congress, which caused boycotts of stamps, leading to the repeal of the Stamp Act the following year.
1776
The Declaration of Independence was passed unanimously by the 13 colonies, the first formal step taken in winning America's independence.
1783
The Treaty of Paris was signed, formally ending the Revolutionary war and granting America it's independence.
1793
France declares war on England, causing the U.S. to sign a Proclamation of Neutrality, which was not observed by either country.
1807
The Embargo Act is passed, forbidding all international trade to and from American Ports, leading to a depression for the next 4 years.
1810
Macon's Bill #2 is passed, declaring that if either France or England were to revoke their decrees, U.S. would stop trade with the other.
1863
Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation goes into effect January 1, declaring all slaves in rebellious states free.
1812
The United States declares war on Britain as a result of violation of neutrality rights on the sea.
1816-1824
This period is called the Era of Good Feelings due to the presence of only one political party.
1819
As the Bank called in its loans, the state banks did the same, causing the Panic of 1819, a major economic depression.
1820
Henry Clay gets the MO compromise passed, declaring the Missouri will be admitted as a slave state and slavery in the Louisiana Territory will be prohibted North of the 36˚30’ line.
1823
The Monroe Doctrine is passed, claiming that America will view any acts of colonization as hostility and they will be neutral in foreign affairs.
1828
Adams issues the Tariff of 1828 leading to Mr. "X"'s, or Calhouns', letter of protest and the South Carolina Nullification Crisis in 1832.
1830
Congress passes the Indian Removal Acts, leading to the removal of Indians to West of the Mississippi River.
1837
Every Bank stopped payment in specie which, combined with worldwide depression, leads to the Panic of 1837.
1840
In the Presidential electiion "Tippecanoe and Tyler too!" defeated Van Buren in the first election to use modern day political tactics.
1846
Conflict over the Texas border between Mexico and America arises and leads to the start of the Mexican American war.
1850
Henry Clay introduces the Compromise of 1850, which was in response to anti-slavery and pro-slavery arguments and was eventually divided into 5 separate bills.
1854
The Kansas-Nebraska act was passed, establishing the policy of popular sovereignty on the issue of slavery in the Kansas and Nebreska territories.
1858
The Lincoln Douglas debates take place, and while Lincoln did not win the Illinois Senate election, these debates gained him popularity leading to his future election.
1859
John Brown, an abolitionist, raids Harpers Ferry in a failed attempt to cause a slave uprising, and is hung for his efforts.