U.S. History Timeline

  • - 1787 -Constitutional Convention

    The Constitutional Convention also known as the Philadelphia Convention,the Federal Convention,or the Grand Convention at Philadelphia took place from May 25 to September 17, 1787, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to address problems in governing the United States of America, which had been operating under the Articles of Confederation following independence from Great Britain.
  • Bill of Rights adopted

    The Bill of Rights is the name by which the first ten amendments to the United States Constitution are known.They were introduced by James Madison to the First United States Congress in 1789 as a series of legislative articles, and came into effect as Constitutional Amendments on December 15, 1791, through the process of ratification by three-fourths of the States.
  • Louisiana purchase

    The Louisiana Purchase was the acquisition by the United States of America of 828,800 square miles of France's claim to the territory of Louisiana in 1803. The U.S. paid 60 million francs plus cancellation of debts worth 18 million francs, for a total sum of 15 million dollars for the Louisiana territory.
  • Missouri Compromise

    The Missouri Compromise was an agreement passed in 1820 between the pro-slavery and anti-slavery factions in the United States Congress, involving primarily the regulation of slavery in the western territories.
  • Jackson introduces spoils system

    Spoils system in U.S. history, the practice of giving appointive offices to loyal members of the party in power.
  • From Ottoman Empire- 1833 -Santa Anna elected President of Mexico

    According to the Mexican federal constitution of 1824, the legislatures of the several Mexican states were required, on the 1st day of September, 1832, to vote for president and vice-president of the republic. This, it appears, they did not do until the 29th of March, 1833. Santa Anna was elected president without opposition.In the meantime, on the first of March, 1833, the people of Texas had renewed their election of delegates to the postponed convention to frame a constitution.
  • Texas Revolution

    The Texas Revolution or Texas War of Independence was a military conflict between Mexico and settlers in the Texas portion of the Mexican state Coahuila y Tejas.
  • Gold Rush

    The California Gold Rush began as a succession of immigration waves each beginning when the slow moving news characteristic of the Age of Sail and horse drawn transport was finally received at the locale in question.People started looking for gold.
  • Lincoln issues EmancipationProclamation, freeing slaves

    The Emancipation Proclamation is an executive order issued by United States President Abraham Lincoln during the American Civil War under his war powers. It proclaimed the freedom of 3.1 million of the nation's 4 million slaves, and immediately freed 50,000 of them, with the rest freed as Union armies advanced.
  • Lincoln assassinated

    Lincoln was shot at Ford's Theatre in Washington, D.C., as the American Civil War was drawing to a close, just six days after the surrender of General Robert E. Lee. The assassination was planned and carried out by John Wilkes Booth.
  • National Leaguefounded (baseball)

    The National League of Professional Baseball Clubs, known simply as the National League (NL), is the older of two leagues constituting Major League Baseball, and the world's oldest extant professional team sports league. Founded on February 2, 1876, to replace the National Association of Professional Base Ball Players, it is sometimes called the Senior Circuit.
  • Grover ClevelandDemocrat fromNew York

    Stephen Grover Cleveland (March 18, 1837 – June 24, 1908) was the 22nd and 24th President of the United States. Cleveland is the only president to serve two non-consecutive terms (1885–1889 and 1893–1897) and therefore is the only individual to be counted twice in the numbering of the presidents. He was the winner of the popular vote for president three times—in 1884, 1888, and 1892—and was the only Democrat elected to the presidency in the era of Republican political domination that lasted from
  • World War One begins:Germany invades Belgium

    World War I (also known as the First World War, Great War or War of Wars, abbreviated WWI) was a military conflict centered on Europe that began in the summer of 1914. The fighting ended in late 1918. This conflict involved all of the world's great powers, assembled in two opposing alliances: the Allies (centred around the Triple Entente) and the Central Powers.More than 70 million military personnel, including 60 million Europeans, were mobilized in one of the largest wars in history.
  • 18th Amendment prohibits alcohol

    Alccohole manufactoring was baned nationaly . While Prohibition was successful in reducing the amount of liquor consumed, it tended to destroy society by other means, as it stimulated the proliferation of rampant underground, organized and widespread criminal activity
  • 19th Amendment giveswomen right to vote

    “The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex.Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.”
    .On January 9, 1918, President Woodrow Wilson announced his support of the amendment. The House of Representatives narrowly passed the amendment the next day, but the Senate refused to debate it until October.
  • Great Depresion

    The Great Depression was a severe worldwide economic depression in the decade preceding World War II. The timing of the Great Depression varied across nations, but in most countries it started in about 1929 and lasted until the late 1930s or early 1940s.It was the longest, most widespread, and deepest depression of the 20th century. In the 21st century, the Great Depression is commonly used as an example of how far the world's economy can decline.
  • World War Two begins:Germany invades Poland

    World War II was a global military conflict lasting from 1939 to 1945, which involved most of the world's nations, including all of the great powers: eventually forming two opposing military alliances, the Allies and the Axis. It was the most widespread war in history, with more than 100 million military personnel mobilised. In a state of "total war," the major participants placed their entire economic, industrial., and scientific capabilities at the service of the war effort.
  • Japan surprise attack on Pearl Harbor

    The attack on Pearl Harbor was a surprise military strike conducted by the Imperial Japanese Navy against the United States naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii on the morning of December 7, 1941. The next day the United States declared war on Japan resulting in their entry into World War II.
  • U.S. A-bombsJapan

    The bombing of Tokyo by the United States Army Air Forces took place during the Pacific campaigns of World War II.Strategic bombing and urban area bombing began in 1944 after the long-range B-29 Super Fortress bomber entered service, first employed from China and thereafter the Mariana Islands. B-29 raids from those islands commenced on November 17, 1944 and lasted until August 15, 1945, the day Japan capitulated.The air raid of 9-10 March 1945 was one of the most destructive bombing raids.
  • Civil Rights movement

    The civil rights movement was a worldwide political movement for equality before the law occurring between approximately 1950 and 1980. It was accompanied by much civil unrest and popular rebellion. The process was long and tenuous in many countries, and most of these movements did not fully achieve their goals although, the efforts of these movements did lead to improvements in the legal rights of previously oppressed groups of peoples.
  • Hippie movement

    The hippie subculture was originally a youth movement that arose in the United States during the mid-1960s, swiftly spreading to other countries around the world.
  • 9/11 terror attackalerts America

    were a series of coordinated suicide attacks by al-Qaeda upon the U.S.The hijackers intentionally crashed two of the airliners into the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in New York City, killing everyone on board and many others working in the buildings. Both buildings collapsed within two hours, destroying nearby buildings and damaging others. The hijackers crashed a third airliner into the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia, just outside Washington, D.C.
  • IraqWar

    The Iraq War, Second Gulf War or Operation Iraqi Freedom was a military campaign that began on March 20, 2003,With the invasion of Iraq by a multinational force led by troops from the United States under the administration of President George W. Bush and the United Kingdom under the Prime Minister Tony Blair.
  • Global financial crisis and recession

    The financial crisis of 2007 to the present was triggered by a liquidity shortfall in the United States banking system.It is considered by many economists to be the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression of the 1930s.It contributed to the failure of key businesses, declines in consumer wealth estimated in the hundreds of billions of U.S. dollars, substantial financial commitments incurred by governments, and a significant decline in economic activity.
  • Barack Obama

    Barack Obama (born August 4, 1961) is the 44th and current President of the United States. He is the first African American to hold the office. Obama previously served as a United States Senator from Illinois, from January 2005 until he resigned after his election to the presidency in November 2008.