30 events 1776-1876

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    American Revolution

    American war for independance
  • Signing of Declaration of Independance

    The U.S. signed the document that established our independance.
    This declared independance from Great Britian.
  • Articles of confederation

    First written plan for the United States government.
  • Treaty of Paris

    Treaty that ended the revolutionary war
  • U.S. Constitution is signed

    Constitution signed that became base of our government
  • US First President

    The US elects George Washington as our first president.
  • Bill of rights

    The Bill of Rights is ratified
  • Cottin Gin

    Eli Whitney invented the cotton gin.
    Cotton production increased rapidly.
  • Whiskey rebellion

    Men rebel against tax on whiskey
  • LIbrary of Congress

    The library of congress is established.
  • Washington DC

    DC becomes capitol of the USA.
    This is still the base for many governmental things today.
  • Louisiana Purchase

    The US buys a large amount of land from France.
    Doubled the size of the US,
  • Lewis and Clark

    Lewis and Clark expedition across America.
    We found out lots of things from this exploration.
  • Slave trade abolished

    Thomas Jefferson officially prohibited the importation of Slaves into the Unites Staes of America.
  • War of 1812

    The war of 1812 begins.
  • Treaty of Ghent

    Ended the war of 1812.
  • Missouri Compromise

    let maine be a free state if missouri was a slave state.
    Showed that they were fighting for balance of power.
  • Monroe Doctrine

    Freed America from european influence
  • Erie canal opens

    The Erie Canal is open for traffic leading to quicker trade between Hudson River and Lake Erie.
  • Revolver

    Samuel colt patents the revolver.
    Many people started carrying weapons.
  • Indian removal act

    indians in southern states forced to move.
    South went on without interference of indians.
  • First rail station

    first rail station opens in baltimore.
    Many more open as it was a great way of transportation.
  • Gold Rush

    The gold rush in the west starts.
    People traveled from all over in hopes of finding gold.
  • Pony Express

    First mail system is the pony express.
    Makes sending messages long distances much easier.
  • Battle of fort sumter

    confederates took fort sumter from the union.
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    American Civil War

    The war betwen the North(Union) and the South(Confederacy)
  • Emancipation Proclomation

    Abraham Lincoln deemed that all slaves were free.
  • Lincolns Assasination

    Abe Lincoln was assasinated
  • Alaska purchase

    US purchases alaska from Russian Empire.
    We later found large oil supplies all over alska.
  • Telephone

    Alexander G Bell invented the telephone.
    This wasa starting point for modern communition.