U.S. Domestic and Foreign Events

Timeline created by HubChick14
  • American Revolution

    The American Revolution lasted from 1765 until 1783. The 13 American colonies broke apart from Britain , and the United States of America was formed.
  • Washingtons Farewell Address

    Washingtons Farewell Address
    “It is our true policy to steer clear of permanent alliances with any portion of the foreign world”
    - Shapes US foreign policy for the next century
  • XYZ Affair

    XYZ Affair
    Diplomatic scandal that almost caused another war, this one between the United States and France. France was, at the time, at war with Great Britain. A treaty between Britain and the U.S. failed to guarantee France the right to ship with the U.S. France sent to the United States three diplomats, thereafter named X, Y, and Z, with outrageous demands. The result was undeclared war between the two countries.
  • Louisiana Purchase

    Louisiana Purchase
    President Jefferson bought the Louisiana Purchase from France without consulting Congress for a total sum of $15 million.
  • Embargo Act

    Embargo Act
    Law passed by Congress and signed by President Thomas Jefferson in 1807. This law stopped all trade between America and any other country. The goal was to get Britain and France, who were fighting each other at the time, to stop restricting American trade. The Act backfired, and the American people suffered. The Act was ended in 1809.
  • War of 1812

    War of 1812
    The War of 1812 was a 32 month conflict between the United States and Great Britain. The United States declared war on Jan.8 1812 and ended on Feb.18,1815. The war ended with no boundary changes and a military stalemate.
  • Morrill Land Grant Act of 1862

    Morrill Land Grant Act of 1862
    Transferring giant allocations of federal lands to the states to be sold for the support of agricultural and mechanical arts colleges
  • Homestead Act of 1862

    Homestead Act of 1862
    Any adult citizen (or person intending to become a citizen) who headed a family could obtain a grant of 160 acres of public land by paying a small registration fee and living on the land for five years.
  • Emancipation Proclamation

    Emancipation Proclamation
    Declared "that all persons held as slaves" within the rebellious states "are, and henceforward shall be free."
  • The Transcontinental Railroad

    The Transcontinental Railroad
    linking the well developed railway network of the Eastern coast with rapidly growing California. The main line was officially completed on May 10, 1869. The vast number of people who traveled the line, and the network that followed, set the USA on the path to economic abundance. It also ended the centuries old way of life of the Native Americans and greatly altered the environment.
    The rail line was an important goal of President Abraham Lincoln, fostered during the early portion of his term an
  • The Chinese Exclusin Act

    The Chinese Exclusin Act
    This act provided an absolute 10-year moratorium on Chinese labor immigration. For the first time, Federal law proscribed entry of an ethnic working group on the premise that it endangered the good order of certain localities.
  • WWII

    The second world war lasted from 1939-1945. This war included many of the world power countries. As a result, the United Nations was created, and the Cold War started.
  • Miranda vs. Arizona

    Miranda vs. Arizona
    In Miranda v. Arizona (1966), the Supreme Court ruled that detained criminal suspects, prior to police questioning, must be informed of their constitutional right to an attorney and against self-incrimination. The case began with the 1963 arrest of Phoenix resident Ernesto Miranda, who was charged with rape, kidnapping, and robbery. Miranda was not informed of his rights prior to the police interrogation. During the two-hour interrogation, Miranda allegedly confessed to committing the crimes, wh
  • 9/11

    The 9/11 terrorist attacks were a group of coordinited attacks on the U.S. by the terrorist group Al-Qaeda. The U.S. later launched the War on Terror.
  • Soldiers Coming Home

    Soldiers Coming Home
    The government wants to bring back the soldiers back home from overseas by the end of this year!!