1776-1876 U.S. History

  • Declaration Of Independence

    Declaration Of Independence
    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

    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

    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 brok the British.
  • Treaty Of Pars is Signed

    Treaty Of Pars is Signed
    Some British and American officials signed this document in France, defining that United States was no longer under British control. Which is important because the U.S. was now a free country.
  • First President

    First President
    George Washignton was elected the first president. This is important because he is one of the many more n the future.
  • D.C. Becomes Capital

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

    Bank of U.S.
    The Bank of the U.S. is started. This is the first Major bank in America.
  • Bill of Rights Ratified

    Bill of Rights Ratified
    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.
  • Invention Of Cotton Gin

    Invention Of Cotton Gin
    Eli Whitney invented the cotton gin, a machine that could seperate cotton from the seeds. Its important bacause it increased the want of cotton which increased the amount of slaves needed to pick the cotton.
  • Whiskey Rebellion

    Whiskey Rebellion
    Men rebel against tax on whiskey. Important because people are disagreeing with the goverment.
  • Jefferson Becomes 3rd President

    Jefferson Becomes 3rd President
    Jefferson is sworn in as the third president. Jefferson is important because he did a lot for the U.S. and made a difference.
  • Lousiana Purchase

    Lousiana Purchase
    Jefferson buys land which greatly increases U.S. size. This is important because it helps us to move more to the west.
  • Louis and Clark

    Louis and Clark
    Lewis and Clark expedition across America.We found out lots of things from this exploration. It was important becausae we discoovered many things from the west.
  • War of 1812 began

    War of 1812 began
    This is an important event because the United States proved to the world that we were in independent nation.
  • Treaty of Ghent signed

    Treaty of Ghent signed
    This is an important event because it ended the War of 1812.
  • Misouri Compromise Ratified

    Misouri Compromise Ratified
    The Missouri Compromise was a bill passed to allow Missouri and Maine to be admitted to the Union at the same time, to keep the number of pro-slavery and anti-slavery states equal.
  • Monroe Doctrine

    Monroe Doctrine
    The Doctrine stated that all European interference in North or South America would be considered an act of aggresion, and that the United States would not interefere with European affairs.
  • Erie Canal

    Erie Canal
    The Erie Canal is a waterway in New York that travels from Albany, New York, to Buffalo, New York, at Lake Erie, completing a water route from the Atlantic Ocean to the Great Lakes. Great new way of transportation.
  • Indian Removal Act

    Indian Removal Act
    The Act required all native americans to leave American lands. Native Americans had ti live west of the Mississippi River.
  • The Pony Express

    The Pony Express
    The Pony Express, a fast mail service that crossed the Great Plains, Rocky Mountains, and the High Sierra from Missouri to California, was started. The Pony Express became the most direct means of communication between the east and west before the telegrapgh. It changed communication.
  • First Battle of Bull Run

    First Battle of Bull Run
    The Union won the first battle named after a creek outside of Washington. After this battle, everyone realized the war would last a lot longer than expected.
  • Lincoln Shot

    Lincoln Shot
    John Wilkes Booth shot President Abraham Lincoln. The President died the next day. This is important because it shocked the world.
  • Civil War Ended

    Civil War Ended
    General Joseph Johnston surrendered to General Sherman. This is important because it ends the civil war.
  • Grant meets Lee at Appomattox Courthouse

    Grant meets Lee at Appomattox Courthouse
    General Grant of the Union army meets General Lee of the Confederate army at Appomattox Courthouse. They discussed the surrender of the confederate army.
  • Nebraska 37th state

    Nebraska 37th state
    Nebraska joined after the American Civil War. Platte sections in Nebraska were hostile to each other and bitter strife resulted.
  • Alaska Purchase

    Alaska Purchase
    The state of Alaska was purchased from Russia for $7.2 million.
  • Fifteenth Amendment Passed

    Fifteenth Amendment Passed
    Fifteenth Amendment prohibits each government in the United States from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude, example slavery.
  • Civil Right Act of 1875

    Civil Right Act of 1875
    This act was to inforce reconstruction by prohibiting discrimination by hotels and other businesses serving the public. This act did not work and led to more racism and corruption when it came to voting. This is important because it played a part in discrimination.
  • Telephone is Invented

    Telephone is Invented
    Alexander Graham creates the telephone, by the end of the 1800s more then a million telephones have been installed in homes. Its important because it changed communication.