Unit 5- Establishing a new nation

Timeline created by Fabian M
In History
  • Declaration of Independence

    Declaration of Independence
    Formal pronouncement of independence drafted by Thomas Jefferson and approved by congress. The declaration allowed Americans to appeal for foreign aid and served as an inspiration for later revolutionary movements worldwide.
  • Articles of confederation

    Articles of confederation
    First American constitution that established the United States as a loose confederation of states under a weak national congress, which was not granted the power to regulated commerce or collect taxes. The articles were replaced by a more efficient constitution in 1789.
  • Shay's Rebellion

    Shay's Rebellion
    Armed uprising of western Massachusetts debtors seeking lower taxes and an end to property foreclosures. Though quickly put down, the insurrection inspired fears of “ mob rule” among leading Revolutionaries.
  • Washington's Presidency

    Washington's Presidency
    George Washington was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States and served as the nation’s first President. In the American Revolutionary War, he commanded Patriot forces to victory against the British and their allies.
  • Bill of right's

    Bill of right's
    Popular Term for the first ten amendments to the U.S. Constitution. The amendments secure key rights for individual and reserve to the states all powers not explicitly delegated or prohibited by the constitutional.
  • Sedition act

    Sedition act
    Enacted by the Federalist congress in an effort to clamp down on Jeffersonian opposition, the law made anyone convicted of defaming government officials or interfering with government policies liable to imprisonment and a heavy fine. The act drew heavy criticism from republicans, who let the act expire in 1801.
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    New nation

    I picked these important dates because, these were huge time periods in the making of America. They give us so much information and background knowledge about what really happened in these times of the making of the, declaration of independence, bill of right, and our confederation.