Early American history: 1775-1800

Timeline created by kmcgin
In History
  • Articles of Confederation

    Articles of Confederation
    Congress adopts the Articles of Confederation
  • Abolishing slavery

    Abolishing slavery
    The Supreme Court of Massachusetts abolishes slavery in that state.
  • New branches of government

    New branches of government
    Rather than revise the Articles of Confederation, delegates at the constitutional convention vote to create an entirely new form of national government separated into three branches - the legislative, executive and judicial.
  • New president

    New president
    John Adams is elected second president of the U.S. Jefferson is elected vice president, having received the second largest number of electoral votes.
  • New U.S. capital

    New U.S. capital
    The U. S. capital is moved from Philadelphia to Washington, D.C.