Land of the Brave

American Timeline

Colonial America - Land of the Brave

American Timeline
The American Timeline covers the exploration and Discovery of America and the period in early American history dating from 1607 to 1776.

American Timeline - Pre-Historic History Timeline
The American Timeline is divided into separate sections for easy reference.

The American Timeline begins with the  Paleo-Indian or Stone Age culture during which time the earliest human inhabitants of America lived in caves and were Nomadic hunters of large game including the Great Mammoth.

10,000 B.C. Paleo-Indian Era (Stone Age culture)

9000 BC The Clovis Culture

7500 BC The Folsom Culture

7500 BC The Eastern Woodland Culture of Fisher Hunters

7000 BC The Archaic Period

4000 BC The Old Copper culture

2500 BC The Gulf Formational Period

2000 BC The Pecos Culture

1700 BC The Mound Builders culture

1100 BC The Anasazi cliff builders

1000 AD Woodland Period - the Adena culture, the Hopewell and Mississippian Cultures

American Timeline - The Discovery of America and the Early Explorers
This section of the American Timeline covers the Discovery of America and the early explorers who came to the New World from Europe. Follow the links to articles providing interesting facts and information about the famous explorers of this era in American history.

ca1000 Leif Ericson

1492 Christopher Columbus

1497 John Cabot

1499 Amerigo Vespucci

1513 Vasco de Balboa

1513 Ponce de Leon

1520 Ferdinand Magellan

1519 Hernando Cortes

1524 Giovanni da Verrazzano

1534 Jacques Cartier

1539 Hernando de Soto

1540 Francisco Vasquez de Coronado

1562 Jean Ribault

1562 Sir John Hawkins

1577 Sir Francis Drake

1584 Sir Walter Raleigh

1603 Samuel de Champlain

1609 Henry Hudson

American Timeline - History Timeline of the 1600's - First Thirteen Colonies
This section of the American Timeline covers the 1600's and the early colonization of America and the establishment of the First 13 colonies.

1606 April 10, 1606 First Virginia Charter

1607 Jamestown, Virginia.

1609/10 Starving Time

1611 Sir Thomas Dale and Good Order in Virginia

1612 John Rolfe

1618 The Headright System

1619 The first meeting of the Virginia House of Burgesses

1620 The Mayflower ship, the Mayflower Compact and the Pilgrims at the Plymouth Settlement

1620 Massachusetts Bay Colony

1622 Powhatan Wars

1623 New York Colony, was settled by the Dutch.

1628 Puritans formed the Massachusetts Bay Company

1630 The Great Migration

1634 Maryland Colony was settled.

1636 Connecticut Colony was initially settled colonists, led by Thomas Hooker

1636 Rhode Island Colony was settled

1637 The Pequot War

1638 Delaware Colony was settled

1640 The Quakers

1640 - 1701 The Beaver Wars, and Iroquois Confederacy

1651 1660 1663 The Navigation Acts.

1663 Carolina Colony was settled - See the Lords Proprietors and the Charter of Carolina

1664 New Jersey Colony was settled

1673 The Plantation Duty Act

1675 Bacon's Rebellion

1675 Declaration of the People

1675 King Philip's War.

1679 New Hampshire Colony

1677 Culpeper’s Rebellion

1682 Pennsylvania Colony

1686 The Dominion of New England.

1688 - 1763 The French and Indian Wars between France and Great Britain for lands in North America. Refer to the French in America

1689 Feb 13, 1689 The Glorious Revolution and the English Bill of Rights

1691 Plymouth Settlement joined with the Massachusetts Bay Colony

1691 Salem Witchcraft Trials

Salutary Neglect
Triangular Trade
Slave Plantations

American Timeline - American Timeline - History Timeline
The American Timeline moves on to great events of the 1700's including the Great Awakening, , the Sugar Act, the Stamp Act, the Sons of Liberty, the Townshend Acts, the Tea Act, the Boston Tea Party and the Declaration of Independence . All of the years and dates of these famous events are detailed in the early American Timeline of the 1700's.

1729 North Carolina and South Carolina became separate royal colonies.

1730 The Great Awakening.

1732 The Hat Act

1733 - Georgia Colony

1754 (1754-1763) French Indian War

1763 The Royal Proclamation of 1763

1764 Sugar Act

1765 The Stamp Act of 1765

1765 Quartering Act of 1765

1765 Sons of Liberty.

1767 Townshend Acts

1768 Boston Nonimportation Agreement

1770 March 5, 1770 The Boston Massacre

1772 Burning of the Gaspee

1772 Samuel Adams and the Committee of Correspondence

1773 May 10, 1773: Tea Act

1774 Boston Tea Party

Intolerable (Coercive) Acts
March 31, 1774: Boston Port Act
May 20, 1774: Massachusetts Government Act
May 20, 1774: Administration Justice Act
June 2, 1774: Quartering Act of 1774
June 22, 1774: Quebec Act 1774

1774 September 5, 1774: The Continental Congress

1774 The Continental Association and the Articles of Association were were adopted on October 20, 1774.

1774 The Continental Presidents

1775 March 23, 1775 - Patrick Henry Speech "Give me liberty or give me death!" Read Revolutionary Timeline for major events leading to the war

1775 The American Revolution (1775-1783) ended the American Timeline - refer to:
Causes of the American Revolutionary War
Revolutionary Battles
Facts about the Revolutionary War
Revolutionary War Timeline

1776 A document declaring the US to be independent of the British Crown was signed on July 4, 1776, by the congressional representatives of the 13 Colonies - 50 Facts about the Declaration of Independence

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