BC: Set-up the first representative government group in the American colonies. | Virginia House of Burgesses
1: American public official, writer, scientist, and printer. He entered politics and played a major part in the American Revolution. | Benjamin Franklin
2: Boston Massacre
3: The first bloodshed of the American Revolution, as British guards at the Boston Customs House opened fire on a crowd killing five Americans.
4: Boston Tea Party
5: Protest against increased tea prices in which colonists dumped British tea into Boston harbor.
6: Columbian Exchange | The exchange of goods and ideas between Native Americans and Europeans
8: Concord | The first battle of the American Revolution. (April 19, 1775)
10: Spanish soldiers and explorers who led military expeditions in the Americas and captured land for Spain. | Conquistadors
11: a series of military expeditions in the 11th, 12th, and 13th centuries by Western European Christians to reclaim control of the Holy Lands from the Muslims | Crusades
12: A war in North America between France and Britain (both aided by Indian tribes) | French & Indian War
14: George Washington
15: Virginian, patriot, general, and president. Lived at Mount Vernon. Led the Revolutionary Army in the fight for independence. First President of the United States.
16: First permanent English settlement in North America | Jamestown
17: Town in eastern Massachusetts near Boston where the first battle of the American Revolution was fought. | Lexington
18: A religious movement of the 16th century that began as an attempt to reform the Roman Catholic Church and resulted in the creation of Protestant churches. | Reformation
19: Revival of learning or "rebirth" that ocurred in Europe between 1300 and 1600 | Renaissance
20: American Revolutionary leader and patriot. | Samuel Adams
21: First Spanish settlement. Florida 1565. | St. Augustine
22: Imposition of taxes. | Taxation
23: Virginian, architect, author, governor, and president. Lived at Monticello. Wrote the Declaration of Independence. Second governor of Virgina. Third president of the United States. Designed the buildings of the University of Virginia. | Thomas Jefferson