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33,000 BCE
First Native Americans are believed to have crossed the Bering Land Bridge into North America.
1000 AD
Norsemen visit Newfoundland, found Vinland but do not follow up voyages
1492
Columbus visits San Salvador, Cuba and Hispaniola.
Begins Permanent interaction between Europe and Americas
1585
First colony in future US, Roanoke is found and mysteriously disappears.
1607
First Permanent English Colony, Jamestown is founded.
1619
First representative english government created, HOUSE OF BURGESSES.

*First AFRICANS arrive and serve as indentured servants.
1620
First new england colony, Plymouth is founded
1636
First college, Harvard, in US founded to educate ministers.
1643
First colonial attempt at unity, the NEW ENGLAND CONFEDERATION is founded.
1649
religious toleration for all Christians granted by MARYLAND ACT OF TOLERATION.
1676
BACON'S REBELLION turns many against indentured servitude.

Slavery increrses
1754-1763
French Indian War Fought.
1765
First Direct tax Stamp Act levied on colonists
1770
BOSTON MASSACRE kills FIVE colonists
1773
BOSTON TEA PARTY results in INTOLERABLE ACTS.
1775
AMERICAN REVOLUTION begins with battles of
LEXINGTON
and
CONCORD
1775-1781
AMERICAN REVOLUTION fought.
1776
COMMON SENSE and
DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE written.
1781
American revolution ENDS after
BATTLE OF YORKTOWN.

*America's FIRST constitution,
ARTICLES OF CONFEDERATION, is finally ratified.
1786
SHAY'S REBELLION shows need for stronger central government.
1787
Northwest ordinance and US CONSTITUTION written
1793
COTTON GIN invented by ELI WHITNEY incresing needs for slaves.
1800
Peaceful transfer of government from federalists to Republicans.
1803
Louisiana territory purchased from FRANCE.

*LEE AND CLARK begin exploration of West.
1807
First successful steamboat,
THE CLERMONT, built by ROBERT FULTON.
1812-1815
-WAR OF 1812.
-Washingtion D.C.
-TREATY OF GHENT ends war in 1814 but BATTLE OF NEW ORLEANS fought in 1814 before news of treaty is received.
1820
Missouri Compromise admits Missouri as a SLAVE state, Maine as a FREE state.
1823
Monroe Doctrine announced
1825
ERIE CANAL completed

Era of canal building begins.
1828-1833
Nullification crisis over tariff of 1828
1830
Mechanical Reaper invented by CYRUS MCCORMICK.
1831
NAT TURNER slave rebellion in VIRGINIA.
1836
first railroad [BALTIMORE AND OHIO] built in US.
1839
TRAIL OF TEARS- forceful removal of INDIANS from southeast to future oklahoma.
1842
COMMONWEALTH vs. HUNT
labor unions declared legal in MASSACHUSETTS.