If asked to create a timeline essentially "telling the story" of U.S History, what are some major events to include that have molded American culture?
Please, only include dates from 1400-1812. Also, if willing, please explain the significance of this event and WHY it is so improtant in American history.
As time spans broaden, only the more salient events can be listed. For these 400 odd-years, I'd begin, strangely enough, with the Renaissance. The technical development of merchant ships and the competition for trade routes then evolved into the Age of Exploration in Europe. The Portuguese sailing down the coast of Africa began the international slave trade. Other critical events following include Columbus landing in the New World, Spanish subjugation of Central and South America, the French and English subjugation of North America, specifically including the founding of Jamestown and Plymouth, The Pequod War, King Phillip's War, Bacon's Rebellion, The French and Indian War, The American Revolution, adoption and failure of the Articles of Confederation, adoption of the Constitution, and finally War of 1812.