Events That Shaped Our Nation 1774-1898

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In History
  • Intolerable Acts

    The British Parliament passed four laws in reaction to the Boston Tea Party.
  • American Revolution

    When the British colonists in America rebelled against the rule of Great Britain.
  • Battle of Concord

    The first military engagements of the American Revolutionary War. It was a great propaganda victory for the colonists.
  • The Declaration of Independence

    One of the most important documents in the history of the United States.
  • Shay's Rebellion

    An uprising led by a former militia officer which broke out in western Massachusetts.
  • Signing of the Constitution of the United States

    The Constitution of the United States guaranteed certain basic rights for its citizens and established America's national government and fundamental laws.
  • Bill of Rights

    First ten amendments to the Constitution.
  • Industrial Revolution

    Transformed economies that had been based on agriculture and handicrafts into economies.
  • Whiskey Rebellion

    A revolt of settlers in western Pennsylvania against a federal excise tax on whiskey.
  • The Louisiana Purchase

    A land deal between the United States and France, in which the US acquired approximately 827,000 square miles of land west of the Mississippi River for $15 million.
  • Battle of New Orleans

    It was the US's greatest battlefield victory of the War of 1812. It prevented a British effort to gain control of a critical American port and elevated Major General Andrew Jackson to national fame.
  • Missouri Compromise

    US's federal Legislation that admitted Maine to the US as a free state. As well as with Missouri as a slave state while maintaining the balance of power between North and South in the US Senate.
  • Monroe Doctrine

    A US policy that opposed European colonialism in the Americas.
  • Era of the Common Man

    The common man now had the right to vote, without the distinction of owning land, nominating candidates to office, and rewarding the politicians that represented the common man's interests.
  • Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo

    Ended the Mexican-American War in favor of the US.
  • Dred Scott Decision

    The decision argued that as a slave Scott was not a citizen and could not sue in a federal court.
  • South Carolina Secedes

    South Carolina became the first slave state in the south to declare that it had seceded from the US.
  • Civil War

    Fought between the US and Confederate States. The conflict began primarily as a result of the long-standing disagreement over the institution of slavery.
  • Battle of Bull Run

    Union and Confederate armies clashed near Manassas Junction, VA.
  • Emancipation Proclamation

    Declared "that all persons held as slaves", within the rebellious states "are, and henceforward shall be free."
  • Battle of Gettysburg

    A Union victory that stopped Confederate General Robert E. Lee's second invasion of the North.
  • End of Civil War

    All the principal Confederate armies surrendered, and when Union cavalry captured the fleeing Confederate President Jefferson Davis, resistance collapsed and the war ended.
  • Battle of the Little Bighorn

    Marked the most decisive Native American victory and the worst U.S. Army defeat in the long Plains Indian War.
  • Haymarket Riot

    Protest the killing and wounding of several workers by the Chicago police during a strike the day before at the McCormick Reaper Works.
  • Plessy V. Ferguson

    US Supreme Court decision that upheld the constitutionality of racial segregation under the "separate but equal" doctrine.