American Timeline

Christopher Columbus arriving in the New World with the ships - the Santa Maria, the Nina and the Pinta

Picture of the explorer Christopher Columbus

This article provides an early American Timeline detailing the history, facts and information about the colonization of America in chronological order providing the dates and years of:

  • American Timeline of the Discovery of America and famous explorers
  • American Timeline of the founding of the 13 Colonies
  • American Timeline of the Pilgrims
  • American Timeline of the British Laws and Acts that led to the American Revolution
  • American Timeline of famous patriots 
  • American Timeline of the Government in early America history and the tax laws that lead to insurrection and rebellion
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History of the first 13 Colonies and how they became the United States

The colonization of America and the fascinating events that led colonists and patriots down the Road to Revolution

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

This American Timeline has been developed to provide a 'snapshot' of the famous people and famous events in early American history. Important dates in a fast, comprehensive, chronological, or date order providing an actual sequence of important past events which were of considerable significance to the famous people involved in the history of Colonization of America.

The American Timeline is the fastest and easiest way to gain a full overview of the major events and people involved in the early history of America. The American Timeline lists the most important historical events in date order - its clear, concise and easy to follow. The American Timeline also provides access to interesting articles of the key subjects and famous people who feature in the History of America and its colonization.

Sherman, Franklin, Jefferson, Adams, and Livingston

 

Sons of Liberty

American Timeline - Sons of Liberty

 

American Timeline - History Timeline
Discover interesting  information and facts about the history of the US via the American Timeline. This article provides an early American Timeline detailing the history, facts and information about the colonization of America together with famous people, important events and key dates via this comprehensive early American Timeline. Important events in history in a fast date order format via the American Timeline  with access to detailed articles about famous events and famous people who feature strongly in the history of America and this comprehensive American Timeline. The American Timeline provides the sequence of major events in American history.

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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.

American Timeline - History Timeline - Pre-Historic
American Timeline - American History Timeline before the Europeans

Ice-Age- Mammoths

American Timeline - the Earliest American Cultures


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 Earliest American 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.
 

American Timeline - Discovery of America
American Timeline - History Timeline of the Early Explorers of America

Mercator World Map

American Timeline of the Discovery of America


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 of the Discovery of America

   

Colonial America - The Land of the Brave

   

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.

American Timeline - History Timeline - 1600's
American Timeline - American History Timeline of the 1600's

Slaves working in a tobacco plantation
Slave Plantations


160 6 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 1640 - 1701 The Beaver Wars, and Iroquois Confederacy
 
American Timeline - American History Timeline 1650 - 1696

1651 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 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
 

1696 Salutary Neglect
Triangular Trade

Slave Plantations
 
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American Timeline - American History Timeline - 1600's
 

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Colonial America - The Land of the Brave

 

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.

 

American Timeline - History Timeline - 1700's
American Timeline - History Timeline covering events leading to the American Revolution



1729 North Carolina and South Carolina became separate royal colonies.
 

1730 1730 The Great Awakening.
 

1732 The Hat Act  

1733 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
 

1774 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
 
American Timeline - History Timeline
American Timeline - American History Timeline - 1700's

Puritan Colonists

Puritan Colonists

 

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