152 years in america

  • Stamp Act

    The british put taxes on all paper products.
  • Stamp act repealed

    England repeals the stamp act.
  • Boston Massacre

    The colonist got in a fight with british soldiers and five colonists were killed.
  • The battle of Alamance.

    Tryon led an attack on a group of rebels.
  • The boston tea party.

    A group of rebels dressed as indians and dump the british tea into the boston harbor.
  • The first contineltal congress

    12 colonies came together to disscus how to convince britan change is policies on taxation.
  • The Edenton tea party.

    A group sign a document that said they were in support of the boycott on british goods.
  • The battle of morres creek bridge.

    The british troop were orderd to remove some of the planks and cover the rest in soap.
  • The decleration of independence

    The colonies sent a letter to the king of britan declaring their independence.
  • Battle of Cowpens

    The patriots confronted the british and won with fewer soldiers.
  • The battle of guilford courthouse

    The british army fought the patriots outside the guilford courthouse and lost many men but they still won.
  • The treaty of paris

    Benjamin Franklin in paris to sign the treaty which formally ended the war.
  • Northwest territory is established.

    On this day in 1787 congress enacted the north west ordinance structuring settlement of the northwest territory and creating a policy for the addition of new states to the nation.
  • The constitution convention

    The constitution convention
    55 delegates meet in philadelphia to discuss the articles of confederation. They dicided that the articles were to weak and re-wrote the whole thing.
  • Delaware is the first state to ratify the constitution.

    Delaware's ratification proved that the states were willing to consider an extra legal document drafted behind closed doors. In many ways the ratification process was a sort of second american revolution and delawares unanamous vote accuratly foretold that it would take place without bloodshed.
  • George washington becomes the U.S. president.

    George washington becomes the U.S. president.
    In 1789, delegates from states that had ratified the constitution elected george washington as the first president of the united states.
  • Eli Whitney invents the cotton gin.

    Eli Whitney invents the cotton gin.
    Eli whitney invented the cotton which helped sort cotton faster.
  • The louisiana purchase

    The louisiana purchase
    The lousiana purchase was a deal between america and france were america bought 827,000 square miles of land west of the mississippi river for $15,000,000.
  • U.S. Law ends legal importation of enslaved africans.

    U.S. Law ends legal importation of enslaved africans.
    The united statews issued a law stating that you could no longer bring new slaves into america.
  • The begining of the war of 1812

    America joined the war because th british were taking britsh born american citizens.
  • The end of the war of 1812.

    A britsh army attacked new orleans and was quikly destroyed by the better american army.
  • The indian removal act

    The indian removal act moved thousands of indians west of the mississippi river.
  • America becomes a nation of immagrants

    Thousand of immagrants move to the united states from a variety of countries.
  • Automobile changes the face of america

    The automobile made transportation alot easier in the us also congress created a cross country highway.