Founding Fathers

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In History
  • Massacre at Mystic

    Massacre at Mystic
    This happened in retaliation for the Pequot killing 2 Englishmen and they retaliated by burning down a Pequot fort. This is significant because this formed the Colonial/American Indian Policy.
  • The Scalp Act

    The Scalp Act
    The scalp act was the act that made it to where the Pennsylvania government would pay for the scalps of Indians and they used this as a means to get rid of the Delaware. This was important because it showed the true extent that the government would to get rid of the Indians.
  • The Boston Tea Party

    The Boston Tea Party
    It was important to the colonial period because it shows the protest of british tax on tea.
  • The Battles of Lexington and Concord

    The Battles of Lexington and Concord
    This is the battle that started the American Revolutionary War.
  • The Battles of Lexington and Concord

    The Battles of Lexington and Concord
    The first military engagements of the American Revolutionary War. It was fought in Middle sex county in Massachusetts.
  • The Declaration of Independence is Signed

    The Declaration of Independence is Signed
    It is important because these are the first steps into the separation from Great Britain.
  • The Winter at Valley Forge

    The Winter at Valley Forge
    The 3rd of 8 winter encampments, this encampment was commanded by George Washington.
  • Benedict Arnold turns traitor

    Benedict Arnold turns traitor
    One of the biggest hero's of the Revolutionary War that turned against the United States.
  • The Winter at Valley Forge

    The Winter at Valley Forge
    It is one of the main encampments that George Washington used during the revolutionary war.
  • The Battle of Cowpens

    The Battle of Cowpens
    A battle in the Revolutionary War fought on January 17th, 1781. the battle was found in the town of Cowpens led by Lieutenant Colonel Sir Banastre Tarleton.
  • The Battle of Yorktown

    The Battle of Yorktown
    The war that virtually ended the revolutionary war.
  • Articles of Confederation are Ratified

    Articles of Confederation are Ratified
    It was the first document made to preserve the rights of citizens and set forward the first set of laws.
  • The 3/5ths Compromise

    The 3/5ths Compromise
    The three fifths compromise was used for representation and taxation and placed a made 5 african americans worth 3 when it comes to population.
  • The Constitution is Ratified

    The Constitution is Ratified
    It was important because it was necessary to prove that the U.S. government would not become tyrannical.
  • Presidential Inauguration of George Washington

    Presidential Inauguration of George Washington
    The reason that this was important is because he was the first president of the United States.
  • Washington’s Farewell Address

     Washington’s Farewell Address
    It shows a civil farewell to serving in office which has never been seen before because usually a transition of power is usually by force.
  • The Death of George Washington

    The Death of George Washington
    It was important because it is the death of one of the founding fathers, and the first president.
  • Election Day, 1800

    Election Day, 1800
    The reason that this election day is important is because it is the first transition of power between two political parties without violence.
  • Marbury vs. Madison

    Marbury vs. Madison
    This was important because it shows the balance of power of the branches.
  • Slave Trade Ends in the United States

    Slave Trade Ends in the United States
    This was important because it was a slow movement towards ending slavery.
  • Battle of Tippecanoe

    Battle of Tippecanoe
    A battle of British forces and Indian troops against American troops.
  • The USS Constitution defeats the HMS Guerriere

    The USS Constitution defeats the HMS Guerriere
    Issac Hull defeated the HMS Guerriere commanded by Capt. ... Having lost all three masts and with the largely unscathed Constitution bearing down to reengage, the Guerriere fires a lee gun to surrender.
  • The Battle of Baltimore

    The Battle of Baltimore
    This was a land and sea battle between British and American soldiers.
  • The Battle of New Orleans

    The Battle of New Orleans
    The Battle of New Orleans was fought on January 8, 1815 between the British Army under Major General Sir Edward Pakenham and the United States Army under Brevet Major General Andrew Jackson.
  • The Missouri Compromise

    The Missouri Compromise
    This was passed to keep balance between slave and free states. This made Missouri a slave state and Maine a free state.
  • The Election of Andrew Jackson

    The Election of Andrew Jackson
    Changes in voting qualifications and participation, the election of Andrew Jackson, and the formation of the Democratic Party. He was put into office in.
  • Trail of Tears

    Trail of Tears
    The trail of tears was a trail used by native Americans to relocate. This was important because this allowed Americans to then occupy where their lands were.
  • Indian Removal Act

    Indian Removal Act
    The Indian Removal act was put in place by Andrew Jackson for the removal of Indians west of the Mississippi. This was important because this set the beginning steps of the colonization of the West.
  • Nat Turner Rebellion

    Nat Turner Rebellion
    This was a rebellion of black slaves they killed around at least 51 people. This is important because this shows the struggles of slaves fighting for freedom because that is one of the best rights that people deserve and would fight for.
  • Battle of the Alamo

    Battle of the Alamo
    A 13 day siege, Mexican troops under President General Antonio López de Santa Anna reclaimed the Alamo Mission near San Antonio de Bexar, killing the Texian and immigrant occupiers.
  • Mexico loses California, New Mexico, and Arizona

    Mexico loses California, New Mexico, and Arizona
    California, New Mexico, and Arizona were given to the united states in the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo.
  • The Fugitive Slave Act

    The Fugitive Slave Act
    This act allowed runaway slave that ran into slave-free states to be returned to their owners in the south.
  • Dred Scott Decision

    Dred Scott Decision
    The Dred Scott decision was a court case where there was a free African - American that was trying to sue and the court overruled it because although he was free from slavery, does not give him rights and because of that he could not sue someone.
  • The Dead Rabbits Riot

    The Dead Rabbits Riot
    A 2 day civil disturbance in new York City involving 2 different gangs named the Dead Rabbits and the Bowery Boys.
  • Abraham Lincoln Elected President

    Abraham Lincoln Elected President
    The election was held on November 9th, 1860. He was put into office in March 4th, 1861.
  • First Battle of Bull Run

    First Battle of Bull Run
    The First Battle of Bull Run, was the first major battle of the American Civil War and was a Confederate victory.
  • Emancipation Proclamation

    Emancipation Proclamation
    This declared that all people that were slaves within the rebellious states were now free.
  • Battle of Gettysburg

    Battle of Gettysburg
    A battle fought between the Union and Confederacy, this war was vey decisive for the outcome of the war and had one of the highest casualty counts.
  • 13th Amendment

    13th Amendment
    This amendment abolished slavery which was a giant step revolution towards the America that we know today which everyone is free.
  • Battle of Appomattox Court House

    Battle of Appomattox Court House
    Fought in Appomattox County, Virginia, on the morning of April 9, 1865, was one of the last battles of the American Civil War.
  • The Ku Klux Klan is Established

    The Ku Klux Klan is Established
    The Ku Klux Klan was established on December 24, 1865.
  • 14th Amendment

    14th Amendment
    This amendment allowed people born in the United States to become automatically natural born citizens.
  • John D. Rockefeller Created Standard Oil

    John D. Rockefeller Created Standard Oil
    John D. Rockefeller started the standard oil company in 1870.
  • 15th Amendment

    15th Amendment
    This made it to where the government cannot nt resist someone's right to vote because of their race, religion, or previous condition of servitude.
  • Alexander Graham Bell Patents the Telephone

    Alexander Graham Bell Patents the Telephone
    Alexander Graham Bell patented the telephone on February 14th, 1876.
  • Battle of Little Bighorn

    Battle of Little Bighorn
    This was the most decisive victory for the native Americans. This was important because this proved that the native Americans were capable of fighting for their beliefs and they were capable of succeeding.
  • The Great Oklahoma Land Race

    The Great Oklahoma Land Race
    It was a race of 50,000 people over the unassigned land of Oklahoma.
  • Battle of Wounded Knee

    Battle of Wounded Knee
    The domestic massacre of over 300 Lakota people. This was the end of Indian resistance of American.
  • Ellis Island Opens to Process Immigrants

    Ellis Island Opens to Process Immigrants
    Ellis island opens to immigration is January 1, 1892.
  • 1st Winter Olympics Held

    1st Winter Olympics Held
    The first Olympic was held on April 6th, 1896 in Athens, Greece.
  • Plessy vs. Ferguson

    Plessy vs. Ferguson
    This case brought up the doctrine of, “separate but equal” This was in my opinion totally contradictory to the words “equal”. Also this is where you see most of your separated water fountains, schools, as well as bathrooms because race. This was important in some way because it still gets closer to the end goal of overall equality.
  • The sinking of the USS Maine

    The sinking of the USS Maine
    The battleship U.S.S Maine exploded in the Havana harbor. Killing 268 men.
  • The Wizard of Oz (Book) is Published

    The Wizard of Oz (Book) is Published
    The Wizard of Oz was originally published on May 17th, 1900.
  • Teddy Roosevelt Becomes President of the United States

    Teddy Roosevelt Becomes President of the United States
    Teddy Roosevelt became president on March of 1901.
  • J.P. Morgan Founds U.S. Steel

    J.P. Morgan Founds U.S. Steel
    J. P. Morgan founded U.S. Steel in 1901
  • Ida Tarbell Publishes Her Article About Standard Oil

    Ida Tarbell Publishes Her Article About Standard Oil
    An article about Rockefeller unethical tactics. This was published around 1903.
  • Ford Motor Company is Founded

    Ford Motor Company is Founded
    The Ford Motor Company was founded on June 16th, 1903.
  • The 16th Amendment is Passed

    The 16th Amendment is Passed
    The 16th amendment was passed on July 2nd, 1909.
  • Angel Island Opens to Process Immigrants

    Angel Island Opens to Process Immigrants
    Angel island open to immigration on January 21st, 1910.
  • The 17th Amendment is Passed

    The 17th Amendment is Passed
    The 17th amendment was passed on April 8th, 1913.
  • The Adoption of the Star Spangled Banner as the National Anthem

    The Adoption of the Star Spangled Banner as the National Anthem
    In 1916, president Woodrow Wilson adopted the Star Spangled Banner. It was not codified, so in 1929 “House Resolution 14” was presented to Congress to name “The Star-Spangled Banner” as the official national anthem to the United States.
  • Sacco and Vanzetti arrested for armed robbery and murder

    Sacco and Vanzetti arrested for armed robbery and murder
    Two Italians that were arrested for murdering a guard.
  • KDKA goes on the air from Pittsburgh

    KDKA goes on the air from Pittsburgh
    The first radio station that went on air in Pittsburgh, with election results.
  • 1st Miss American Pageant

    1st Miss American Pageant
    The first Miss America Pageant was held on September 7, 1921.
  • Teapot Dome Scandal

    Teapot Dome Scandal
    The Teapot Dome scandal was a bribery scandal involving the administration of United States President Warren G. Harding from 1921 to 1923.
  • J.Edgar Hoover Becomes Head of the FBI

    J.Edgar Hoover Becomes Head of the FBI
    J. Edgar Hoover became head of the FBI
  • The Great Gatsby published by F. Scott Fitzgerald

    The Great Gatsby published by F. Scott Fitzgerald
    A book about people that live in fictional towns on a long island.
  • Mein Kampf is Published

    Mein Kampf is Published
    A book by Adolf Hitler about his life, and how he formed his political ideologies.
  • Scopes Monkey Trial

    Scopes Monkey Trial
    A case where a teacher taught human evolution and that was not permitted.
  • Charles Lindberg completes solo flight across the Atlantic

    Charles Lindberg completes solo flight across the Atlantic
    Charles Linberg started his flight across the atlantic at New York and he ended at Paris, France. He flew in the Spirit of St. Louis.
  • The Jazz Singer debuts (1st movie with sound)

    The Jazz Singer debuts (1st movie with sound)
    Jazz Singer, the first commercially successful full-length feature film with sound.
  • St. Valentine's Day Massacre

    St. Valentine's Day Massacre
    The murder of seven members and associates of Chicago's North Side Gang that occurred on Saint Valentine's Day.
  • Stock Market Crash Begins Great Depression

    Stock Market Crash Begins Great Depression
    The crash called “Black Thursday” where 12.9 million shares were sold and the stock market plunged over 10%.
  • Black Tuesday (Stock Market Crash)

    Black Tuesday (Stock Market Crash)
    A day where 16 million shares were traded in and the stock market crashed.
  • The Dust Bowl Begins

    The Dust Bowl Begins
    The dust bowl happens due to droughts as well as over farmed and overgrazed lands.
  • The Empire State Building Opens

    The Empire State Building Opens
    The empire state building was opened on May 1st, 1931.
  • Adolf Hitler Become Chancellor of Germany

    President Hindenburg appoints Adolf Hitler as the chancellor of Germany.
  • Franklin Roosevelt is Elected President (1st Time)

    Franklin Roosevelt is Elected President (1st Time)
    Franklin Delano Roosevelt took office of president for his first term.
  • CCC is Created

    CCC is Created
    A government program for unemployed people created to preserve nature.
  • WPA is Created

    WPA is Created
    A government program that was used to make public jobs for infrastructure, community, etc.
  • J.J. Braddock Wins Heavyweight Boxing Title

    J.J. Braddock Wins Heavyweight Boxing Title
    J. J. Braddock wins the heavyweight championship in boxing, 10 - 1.
  • Olympic Games in Berlin

    Olympic Games in Berlin
    the Olympic games were held in Germany, which were used to help the Nazi Party.
  • Kristallnacht

    Kristallnacht
    Also known as “The Night of Broken Glass”, this night was primarily against Jews where synagogues, and Jewish businesses are destroyed, burnt down, and vandalized.
  • Grapes of Wrath is Published

    Grapes of Wrath is Published
    A book primarily focused on the people that crashed the stock market and caused hardships on the workers of the United States.
  • Wizard of Oz Premiers in Movie Theaters

    Wizard of Oz Premiers in Movie Theaters
    The famous film “The Wizard of Oz” airs in theaters.
  • Germany Invades Poland

    Germany Invades Poland
  • The Battle of Britain

    The Battle of Britain
    The battle of Britain was the battle between the Airforce of Britain and the Luftwaffe.
  • The Four Freedoms Speech

    The Four Freedoms Speech
    A book published by Franklin Delano Roosevelt, that underlined the basic rights of citizens which consisted of freedom of speech, freedom of worship, freedom from want, and freedom from fear.
  • The Bombing of Pearl Harbor

    The Bombing of Pearl Harbor
    Pearl harbor was bombed because of Japan retaliation against the United States’s trade embargoes.
  • The Battle of Midway

    The Battle of Midway
    A naval battle at the Midway Atoll, this is known as the turning point of the war.
  • The Battle of Stalingrad

    The Battle of Stalingrad
    The battle between Germany and the Soviet Union for the city of Stalingrad.
  • Operation Torch

    Operation Torch
    The invasion of French North Africa, by allied forces.
  • Monuments, Fine Arts, and Archives Program

    Monuments, Fine Arts, and Archives Program
    A program created by the Allies to protect cultural property.
  • The Battle of Kursk

    The Battle of Kursk
    The battle at Kursk in between the German and Soviet Militaries.
  • D-Day

    D-Day
    Codenamed Operation Neptune, these were beach landing off the coast of north France.
  • The Battle of the Bulge

    The Battle of the Bulge
    The Battle of the Bulge is the battle that Germany tried to make a counter-offensive against the advancing allied troops.
  • The Battle of Iwo Jima

    The Battle of Iwo Jima
    The battle of Iwo Jima is a battle for the island of Iwo Jima against the Japanese Military.
  • The Battle of Okinawa

    The Battle of Okinawa
    Named operation Iceberg, the battle was on the Island of Okinawa.
  • The Death of FDR

    The Death of FDR
    Franklin Delano Roosevelt, died due to Cerebral Hemorrhage.
  • The Death of Adolf Hitler

    The Death of Adolf Hitler
    As the Soviet forces were advancing of Berlin and loss was imminent, Adolf Hitler commited suicide.
  • Atomic Bombing of Hiroshima

    Atomic Bombing of Hiroshima
    The atomic bombing of the Japanese city of Hiroshima, done by the Manhattan Project.
  • Atomic Bombing Nagasaki

    Atomic Bombing Nagasaki
    The atomic bombing of the Japanese city of Nagasaki, done by the Manhattan Project.
  • Battle of the Philippines

    Battle of the Philippines
    The liberation of the Philippines from Japanese occupation.
  • South Carolina secedes from the United States

    South Carolina secedes from the United States
    South Carolina was the first state to succeed from the United States, the president declared it as illegal but did not do anything about it.