Events That Shaped America Between 1774 to 1898

By Sarah.e
  • The First Continental Congress

    The First Continental Congress
    The first Continental Congress was a meeting with 12 of the 13 colonies in America. They met to discuss the Intolerable that were placed on them. In the meeting the sent a letter to the king explaining the issues the have about the way they have been treated. They also demanded the king to stop the intolerable act or they will begin to boycott.
  • Battle Of Lexington and Concord

    Battle Of Lexington and Concord
    The battle of Lexington and Concord war the start of the American Revolution. At the end of the battle the Americans won! This proved to the British that the American army will not be easy to defeat.
  • The Second Continental Congress

    The Second Continental Congress
    In this meeting all 13 colonies joined. This congress acted like a government during the war. Before the congress got ready for war they tried to make peace with the king again by sending the olive branch petition. This congress had many meetings in the future.
  • Declaration of Independence

    Declaration of Independence
    The Declaration of Independence was written by Thomas Jefferson. This article declares the 13 American colonies free from Britain. The Declaration of Independance contains the ideas and goals of America as well as complaints the colonists have about the king. It also contains reasons the colonists wanted to be free.
  • The Battle of Saratoga

    The Battle of Saratoga
    The Battle of Saratoga is considered the turning point of the American Revolution. In this battle the Americans won when the British and Hessian troops surrendered. This battle convinced the French that The Americans can win. The the French will later on make an alliance with the colonists.
  • Articles Of Confederation

    Articles Of Confederation
    The Articles of Confederation was Americas first attempt of a constitution. It was made to to make a structure for the new government. The Articles of Confederation was purposely made weak because many people were afraid of a strong central government. Because of its weakness it had many problems causing it to be replaced by the U.S Constitution.
  • Treaty of Paris

    Treaty of Paris
    The Treaty of Paris officially ended the American Revolution. It was signed in Paris by the British representatives and Americas representatives.
  • U.S Constitution

    U.S Constitution
    The Constitution is the supreme law of the U.S.A. It contains 7 articles that explains Americas government and much more. The constitution replaces the Articles of Confederation when it failed.
  • George Washington becomes president

    George Washington becomes president
    George Washington becomes the first president of the United States of America. Before he becomes president he was the leader of Americas army that led them to victory. He also helped write th U .S constitution.
  • The Industrial Revolution in America

    The Industrial Revolution in America
    The industrial Revolution in America changest a lot of things. Many advancements that came from the industrial revolution were agriculture, clothing and manufactured goods, communication, and transportation. Many new machines made agriculture, clothing, and manufacturing faster and easier. Communication became faster with the telegraph and mores code. Finally, transportation of of goods and people became faster with railroads, steamboats, and cars. Ths revolution lasted through the 1830s.
  • Bill of Rights

    Bill of Rights
    The bill of rights make up the first ten amendments of the Constitution. It gives certain freedoms to the people such as freedom of speech, religion, and the right to bear arms. It also limits the power of the government.
  • War of 1812

    War of 1812
    The War of 1812 was fought between America and Britain. This war started because Britain put restrictions on trading to prevent America and France from trading ( Britain and France was at war). Britain impressed U.S seamen inro their army. Last Britain was helping the Native Americans. At the end od the war in 1815, America won.
  • Era of Good Feelings

    Era of Good Feelings
    The Era of Good Feelings came right after the War of 1812. People were feeling post war nationalism. Everyone was celebrating and not worrying about the Europe conflict. Monroe's presidency was defined by this era. This was also the time when the Federalist Party died. Everything was going good during this period. This period lasted till 1825
  • Panic of 1819

    Panic of 1819
    The panic of 1819 started when the second national bank failed. The federal government was demanding immediate payment for land. This caused many farmers to lose everything and money to be scarce.
  • Monroe Doctrine

    Monroe Doctrine
    The Monroe Doctrine was made by president James Monroe. It stated that the Americas were off limits to any more Europen colonization. It also stated that America won't interfere with international affairs and America won't mess with existing colonies.
  • The Oregon Treaty

    The Oregon Treaty
    The Oregan Treaty was Brtween America and Britain. This treaty was veary important to the manifest Destiny because it show the U.S is willing to fight for westward expansion. This treaty set a boundary of Oregon.
  • Compromise of 1850

    Compromise of 1850
    The Compromise of 1850 was 5 separate bill passed by the U.S. The 5 bills were: 1) California becomes a free state, 2) the rest of the Mexico cession becomes 2 new territories New Mexico and Utah, 3) Texas is claimed 4) the Fugitive Slave Act was passed for runaway slaves to return to their masters, and 5) the buying and selling of slaves was abolished in Washington D.C. This compromise basically delayed the Civil war.
  • Abraham Lincoln becomes president

    Abraham Lincoln becomes president
    Lincoln became the 16th president by only the support of the Northern and Western states. He was also the first Republican president to be elected. During his presidency he helped America during the civil war to keep the union together.
  • The South seceded from the union

    The South seceded from the union
    When Lincoln becomes president the southern states though that was a threat to their slavery. South Carolina was the first to secede from the Union. Many other southern states seceded from the union after that causing the Civil war.
  • The Civil war begins

    The Civil war begins
    The civil war starts when the Confederate soldiers fired at the union soldiers at fort Sumter. At the end the union soldiers surrendered to the Confederate.
  • Emancipation Proclamation

    Emancipation Proclamation
    The Emancipation Proclamation was made by Lincoln. The proclamation said that all slave in the southern states were free ( this did not apply to the border states). Many slaves left the south and fought for the North. This hurt the southern economy.m
  • Robert E. Lee's surrender

    Robert E. Lee's surrender
    When Robert E. Lee surrendered it marked the end of the Civil war. Some other armies were still out there but there was no hope Robert E. Lee's army was the biggest
  • The Red Cross is Founded

    The Red Cross is Founded
    Clara Barton helped bring supplies and support to soldiers in the civil war. After the was she founded the American Red Cross and led it for 23 years.
  • Annexation of Hawaii

    Annexation of Hawaii
    The annexation of Hawaii extends the U.S territory into the Pacific. This helps the U.S economy and their rise of power in the Pacific. Hawaii is the 50th state in the U.S.
  • The End of the Spanish American war

    The End of the Spanish American war
    At the end of the Spanish America was the U.S won. The peace treaty stated that the Spanish will give over Guam, Puerto Rico, and the Philippines to America. It also made Spain give up claim of Cuba.