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IMPORTANT DATES IN AMERICAN HISTORY

1492 Columbus discovers America.

1497 First voyage of Cabot to America.

1497 Vespucius sails to America.

1513 Ponce de Leon visits Florida.

1522 Magellan's ships sail around the world.

1534 Cartier explores the St. Lawrence.

1542 De Soto discovers the Mississippi.

1565 First town in the United States founded at St. Augustine.

1607 Virginia, the first English colony in America, settled at James

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1608 Champlain founds Quebec.

1609 Hudson explores the Hudson River.

1614 New York first settled on Manhattan Island.

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1617 New Jersey first settled at Bergen.

1619 First legislative assembly in America. 1619 Negro slavery introduced into America. 1620 Massachusetts first settled at Plymouth. 1623 New Hampshire first settled at Dover. 1625 Maine first settled at Pemaquid Point. 1630 Boston founded.

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1634 Maryland first settled at St. Mary's.

1636 Rhode Island first settled at Providence.

1636 Connecticut first settled at Hartford.

1638 Pequot War.

1638 Delaware first settled at Wilmington.

1663 North Carolina first settled near Albemarle Sound.

1670 South Carolina first settled near Charleston. 1673 Marquette and Joliet explore the Mississippi.

IMPORTANT DATES IN AMERICAN HISTORY

1675 King Philip's War.

1682 La Salle explores the Mississippi.

1682 Pennsylvania first settled at Philadelphia.

1690 Witchcraft excitement in Massachusetts.

1733 Georgia first settled at Savannah.

1745 Capture of Louisburg.

1759 Capture of Quebec and end of French power in America.

1765 The Stamp Act.

1773 The Boston Tea-party.

1774 First Continental Congress.

1775 April 19. Battle of Lexington and beginning of the Revolution.

1775 June 17. Battle of Bunker Hill.

1776 July 4. Declaration of Independence.

1778 Clark saves the Northwest.

1781 Surrender of Cornwallis and close of the Revolution.

1787 Framing of the Constitution.

1789 Washington becomes first president.

1793 Invention of the cotton-gin.

1803 The Louisiana Purchase.

1804 Suppression of the Barbary pirates. 1812-1815 War with England.

1820 Missouri Compromise.

1825 Opening of the Erie Canal.

1844 Invention of the telegraph.

1846 War with Mexico.

1846 Settlement of the Oregon boundary.

1848 Mexican cession.

1848 Discovery of gold in California.

1850 Compromise of 1850.

1861 Capture of Fort Sumter and beginning of Civil War.

1862 Battle between Monitor and Merrimac.

1863 Emancipation Proclamation.

1863 Battle of Gettysburg.

1865 Surrender of Lee and close of Civil War.

1866 The Atlantic cable laid.

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1899 Annexation of Porto Rico, Guam, and the Philippines. Arbitration treaties with Great Britain and France.

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1914 Panama Canal opened to commerce.

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