History of US

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  • Start of the American Revolution: Lexington and Concord

    The American Revolution started with the battles of Lexington and Concord.
  • Declaration of Independence

    In 1776, the Continental Congress signed The Declaration of
    Independence in Philadelphia, announncing the colonists'
    intent to form a new nation.
  • Washington Crosses the Delaware

    Washington Crosses the Delaware
    Surprise attack on the Hessians in Trenton, New Jersey, while the enemy was celebrating Christmas.
  • The Marquis de Lafayette arrives in Philadelphia

    He volunteered to work for free, and Congress hired him as a general under George Washington. He and Washington became like father and son.
  • John Paul Jones Attacks the Serapis

    John Paul Jones Attacks the Serapis
    During the Revolutionary War, John Paul Jones in the American Navy, attacked the British ship, the Serapis. He was asked to surrender, but said "I have not yet begun to fight!" He was victorious.
  • Siege of Yorktown

    Siege of Yorktown
    British General Lord Cornwallis surrendered to General George Washington.
  • Northwest Ordinance

  • Constitutional Convention signs new constitution

  • George Washington 1st president of U.S.

  • The War Of Eighteen-Twelve

  • Illinois Becomes a State