• Boston Tea Party

    Boston refused to return three shiploads of taxed tea to Britain, a group of colonists boarded the ships and destroyed the tea by throwing it into the Boston Harbor. The Boston Tea Party was not the first act of rebellion. John Hancock was also seized for smuggling tea to the colonists so that they would not have to pay Parliament’s taxes.
    economic political
    economic social
  • Thomas Pain wrote "Common Sence"

    A pamphlet by Thomas Paine was published that helped get the citizens to see the importance of independence from Great Britain.
  • Declaration of Independence signed

    The U.S. signed the document that established our independance.This declared independance from Great Britian. This is very important because it is what created the U.S.
  • Articles of Confederation

    A committee of the congress presented the articles of confederation to the other congressional delegates. This was a plan for a central government that created a confederation.
  • Flag

    The colonies finally decided on a flag together.
  • Battle of Yorktown

    This was the final battle of the Revolutionary War. Great Britain surrendered to Washington here. This is an important event because it was the last major battle of the war and finally broke the British.
    political social economic
  • Treaty of Paris

    Some British and American officials signed this document in France, defining that United States was no longer under British control. The U.S. was now a free country.
    political social
  • Shay's Rebelion

    Shays' Rebellion was an armed uprising that took place after the American Revolution lead by Daniel Shays during post-war economic depression. Importance: It showed how weak the American Government was, so the Articles of Confederation had to be replaced.
    economic political
  • Constitution Adopted

    The Constitution protects ours rights as citizens and citizenship gives us the ability to secure our rights.
    political social
  • Constitution put into operation

    This document guides American society in law and political structure.
  • First President

    George Washington was elected the first president of the United States.
  • D.C. Becomes Capitol of U.S.

    Washington D.C. becomes the official capital of the U.S. Its impportant because many of the goverment buildings will be built here now.
  • Bill of Rights

    Ratified by 3/4 of the states. The original states of the United States finally ratified the BIll of Rights added to the Constitution. It is important because it guarentees individual rights and freedoms.
  • Cotton Gin Invented

    The cotton gin to help farmers it was invented by Eli Whitney. With the cotton gin you were able to clean cotton fater which increased trade rate
  • Whiskey Rebellion

    Men rebel against tax on whiskey. Important because people are disagreeing with the goverment.
    economic social political
  • Ohio Admitted

    Ohio is the 17th state admittet to the United States
  • Lousiana Purchase

    Thomas Jefferson bought the United States 828,000 square miles in the midwest of America from France. Importance: Gave the United States more "elbow room". It also inspired exploration to the west.
    economic social
  • War of 1812

    The War of 1812 was a war fought between the United States, and the British Empire for several conflicts of interest and officially ended with the signing of the Treaty of Ghent.
  • The Monroe Doctrine

    This stopped further efforts by Europeans to colonize land or interfere with states in North or South America.
  • Indian Removal Act

    President Andrew Jackson signed this act that greatly pressured Native Americans to give up their homelands and move into federal lands west of the Mississippi River. Five major indian groups forced to leave were the Cherokee, Chickasaw, Choctaw, Creek, and Seminole.
  • Mexican American War

    This was an armed conflict between the United States and Mexico. American forces quickly occupied New Mexico and California, then invaded parts of Northeastern Mexico.In later years the U.S. will recieve a lot of oil from Texas.
    economic political
  • Missouri Comprimise

    Compromise between the north and the south admitting Missouri as a slave state, but setting line boundry that slave states except Missouri couldn't be north of. This made sure slavery did not expand into the northern states.
    Political and social.
  • Pony Express Begins

    The Pony Express was an organization that took mail from the east to the west coast by way of horse back. This enabled news to spread faster and made comunication easier.
    economic social
  • Civil War Begins

    The American Civil War was fought between the United States and the Confederate states on several issues, including: economics, social policy, and political power; stalling progression of America.
    economical political
  • Lincoln Elected

    Abraham lincoln was elected at the 16th president
  • Emancipation Proclamation

    This was a order issued by United States President Abraham Lincoln. This was not a law passed by Congress It proclaimed the freedom of slaves in the ten states in rebellion. First president assassinated.
  • Gettysburg Adress

    The Gettysburg Address is a speech by U.S. President Abraham Lincoln and is one of the most well-known speeches in American history. This speach was given during the American Civil War.
    political social
  • Lincoln assassinated

    Shot by John Wilks Booth in Ford's theatre
  • Ku Klux Klan

    KKK was founded. The Klan used public violence against blacks
  • Telephone Invented

    The first telephone was invented by Alexander G. Bell and was and still is an important part of communication.