Continental congress

Congressional Time Line 1790-2011

  • Ready, set, CONGRESS!

    Ready, set, CONGRESS!
    Congress is composed of 21 members, and started under the Constitution.
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    Congressional Timeline

  • Congress moves

    Congress moves
    It met in New York City from January 11, 1785 until it moved to Philadelphia on December 6, 1790, and then to Washington, D.C in June, 1800.
  • Henry Clay

    Henry Clay
    In 1811, Clay was elected to the United States House of Representatives. He was chosen Speaker of the House on the first day of his first session, something never done before or since.
  • WAR!

    The war of 1812 was a Military conflict fought between the forces of the United States and those of the British Empire.
  • Extreme Makeover: Capital Edition

    Extreme Makeover: Capital Edition
    Reconstruction began in 1815 and was completed by 1819.
  • Missouri Compromise

    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.
  • California

    The Compromise of 1850 was a package of five bills, passed in September 1850, which defused a four-year confrontation between the slave states of the South and the free states of the North regarding the status of territories acquired during the Mexican-American War (1846–1848).
  • Lincoln

    Abraham Lincoln becomes President of the United States.
  • Finished!

    The Great Dome of the White House was finally finished.
  • Bye bye slavery.

    Bye bye slavery.
    The Consitution added an amendment abolishing slavery.
  • Deadlock

    Deadlock election with Rutherford B. Hayes
  • Wilson asks for War.

    Wilson asks for War.
    Woodrow Wilson asks Congress for war against Germany.
  • Pearl Harbor

    Pearl Harbor
    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.