The founding fathers

Founding Fathers Timeline | Made By: Faye Compton

  • The Boston Tea Party

    The Boston Tea Party
    A protest that took place on December 16, 1773, at a place called Griffin's Wharf located in Boston, Massachusetts. The protest was because the colonist were mad and frustrated at Britain for imposing taxation without representation, so they dumped 342 chests of tea into the harbor.
  • The Battles of Lexington and Concord

    The Battles of Lexington and Concord
    The Battles of Lexington and Concord, or "the famous shot heard around the world" was the start of the American War of Independence. This starting the American Revolutionary War, Continuing from 1775 until 1783. This motivated many Americans and coaxed them into fighting for independence.
  • The Declaration of Independence is Signed

    The Declaration of Independence is Signed
    August 2, 1776 is when 56 members of the Second Continental Congress started signing the Declaration Of Independence. When an unanimous vote ended in declaring the colonists freedom from Great Britain on July 2, 1776, the group needed to draft a document to explain what was going on to the public. John Hancock’s signature was in the middle, The other's signed starting in the upper right column, and then going on in five columns, arranged from the northernmost state to the southern.
  • The Winter at Valley Forge

    The Winter at Valley Forge
    The Winter at Valley Forge was a winter encampment of General George Washingtons, Continental Army, during the revolutionary war. Life at Valley Forge was suffering, they lacked food, organization, money. Not only was it cold but many soldiers lacked proper clothing or shoes, which would mean they would be unfit to serve. Despite the horrid conditions, some say that Valley Forge as the birth place of the American army, troops emerged with a new spirit and confidence as a well-trained army.
  • Article of Confederation are Ratified

    Article of Confederation are Ratified
    Ratifying the Articles of Confederation took about four years, after being signed by congress on November 15, 1777 they were sent to the states for ratification, which would cause four years of fighting over land claims between Maryland and Virginia. On March 1, 1781 Maryland approved the articles. This would declare the articles as the outline of the official U.S. government.
  • The Battle of Yorktown

    The Battle of Yorktown
    The Battle of Yorktown, started September 28, 1781, it was proved to be the decisive engagement of the American Revolution. The British surrender, with means the British no longer ruled the colonies. British were outnumbered and outfought during the three week battle, they surrendered to the Continental Army and their french allies on October 19, 1781.
  • The Constitution is Ratified

    The Constitution is Ratified
    June 21, 1788, that’s when the Constitution had became the official structure for the government of the U.S. The 1st state to ratify the constitution was Delaware, December 7, 1787. Next was Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Georgia, and Connecticut. Not protecting freedom of speech, religion, or press, the Massachusetts compromise was made. Then Massachusetts, Maryland, South Carolina, and New Jersey ratified the Constitution.
  • Presidential Inauguration of George Washington

    Presidential Inauguration of George Washington
    At sunrise George started his inauguration with a Military Salute at Fort George, then around 9:00 AM in New York City, church bells rang for half an hour. At 12:30 PM he was escorted to Federal Hall to conduct president elect. At 1:00 PM he arrives at the Senate Chamber. Finally at 2:00 PM both housed were ready to join in to take oath of office.
  • Washington’s Farewell Address

    Washington’s Farewell Address
    Washington did not publicly deliver the Farewell Address, it instead appeared in the Philadelphia Dailey American Advertiser, on September 19, 1796. In Washingtons Farewell Address he offered his advice to the citizens of the U.S. The key points he made were to basically warn Americans of the danger that comes with political parties, to remind them that they should remain neutral in foreign conflicts, and to always celebrate their achievements.
  • The Death of George Washington

    The Death of George Washington
    The first president of the United States died in his house at the age of 67. Washingtons death was due to a throat infection, my sources say that George had went out on a horse ride on his estate when it had started to snow, when he got home he had eaten dinner before changing out of his wet clothes. This causing him to have a sore throat the next day, later on dying due to an illness called quinsy.
  • Election Day, 1800

    Election Day, 1800
    "Democratic-Republican Thomas Jefferson defeated Federalist John Adams by a margin of seventy-three to sixty-five electoral votes in the presidential election of 1800. When presidential electors cast their votes, however, they failed to distinguish between the office of president and vice president on their ballots"
  • Marbury vs. Madison

    Marbury vs. Madison
    Marbury vs. Madison the first legal case in which the U.S. Supreme Court declared an act of Congress unconstitutional. This then established the principle of judicial review which is considered to be one of the foundations of U.S. constitutional law.