Founding Fathers Timeline

Timeline created by AlecBeaver
  • Massacre at Mystic

    Kill all the Indians started with this.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    A bunch of people dressed as native Americans snuck onto a ship and dumped British tea into the Boston harbor as an act of rebellion
  • The Battles of Lexington and Concord

    The Battles of Lexington and Concord
    These battles were the first in the American Revolutionary war.
  • The Declaration of Independence is Signed

    The Declaration of Independence is Signed
    This is the day that the Declaration of Independence was signed by the last of the fifty six people.
  • Winter at Valley Forge

    Winter at Valley Forge
    This was a war held in valley forge during a very harsh winter season. The army was led by general George Washington during the revolutionary war.
  • Articles of Confederation are Ratified

    Articles of Confederation are Ratified
    This is when the Articles of Confederation were finally published and signed.
  • The Battle of Yorktown

    The Battle of Yorktown
    This is the day that a British general surrendered to general George Washington marking the last major battle fought in the revolutionary war.
  • The Constitution is Ratified

    The Constitution is Ratified
    This is when the constitution became the "framework" of the United States.
  • Inauguration of President George Washington

    Inauguration of President George Washington
    This is the day that they established George Washington with becoming the first president for a four year term.
  • Washington's Farewell Address

    Washington's Farewell Address
    This was his way of saying, I'm not gonna be president anymore because I want y'all to realize that we aren't gonna have the same leader and to show y'all what a transition of power looks like.
  • The Death of George Washington

    The Death of George Washington
    George Washington died due to a throat infection
  • Election Day, 1800

    This was the election between John Addams and Thomas Jefferson.
  • Marbury vs. Madison

    Marbury vs. Madison
    This event ended with judges being able to decide if a law was unconstitutional.
  • Nat Turner Rebellion

    Nat Turner's Rebellion (also known as the Southampton Insurrection) was a rebellion of black slaves that took place in Southampton County, Virginia, in August 1831, led by Nat Turner. The rebels killed between 55 and 65 people, at least 51 of whom were white.
  • Dred Scott Decision

    The Dred Scott decision was the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling on March 6, 1857, that having lived in a free state and territory did not entitle an slaved person, Dred Scott, to his freedom. In essence, the decision argued that, as someone's property, Scott was not a citizen and could not sue in a federal court.
  • The Dead Rabbits Riot

    The Dead Rabbits riot was a two-day civil disturbance in New York City evolving from what was originally a small-scale street fight between members of the Dead Rabbits and the Bowery Boys into a citywide gang war, which occurred July 4–5, 1857
  • Emancipation Proclamation

    President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation on January 1, 1863, as the nation approached its third year of bloody civil war. The proclamation declared "that all persons held as slaves" within the rebellious states "are, and henceforward shall be free."
  • 13th Amendment

    Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.
  • The Ku Klux Klan is Established

    The date a famous group of "black slayers" was established
  • 14th Amendment

    The 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, ratified in 1868, granted citizenship to all persons born or naturalized in the United States—including former slaves—and guaranteed all citizens “equal protection of the laws.”
  • 15th Amendment

    The amendment for the right for men to vote, black or white, race doesn't matter.
  • John D. Rockefeller Creates Standard Oil

    In 1870, he established Standard Oil, which by the early 1880s controlled some 90 percent of U.S. refineries and pipelines. Critics accused Rockefeller of engaging in unethical practices, such as predatory pricing and colluding with railroads to eliminate his competitors in order to gain a monopoly in the industry.
  • alexander graham bell patents the telephone

    On March 7, 1876, Bell was granted his telephone patent. A few days later, he made the first-ever telephone call to Watson, allegedly uttering the now-famous phrase, “Mr. Watson, come here. I want you.”
  • The Great Oklahoma Land Race

    Central Oklahoma. Also known as. Oklahoma Land Rush. The Oklahoma Land Rush of 1889 was the first land rush into the Unassigned Lands. The area that was opened to settlement included all or part of the Canadian, Cleveland, Kingfisher, Logan, Oklahoma, and Payne counties of the US state of Oklahoma.
  • Ellis Island Opens to Process Immigrants

    Ellis Island officially opened as an immigration station on January 1, 1892. Seventeen-year-old Annie Moore, from County Cork, Ireland was the first immigrant to be processed at the new federal immigration depot.
  • J.P. Morgan Founds U.S. Steel

    J.P. Morgan founds Federal Steel Co. 1901: Ten steel companies, including Carnegie and Federal, merge to form the United States Steel Corporation.
  • The Wizard of Oz (Book) is Published

    This is a book filled with lions and tigers and bears...Oh my...
  • Teddy Roosevelt Becomes President of the United States

    Roosevelt took office as vice president in March 1901 and assumed the presidency at age 42 after McKinley was assassinated the following September. He remains the youngest person to become President of the United States.
  • Ford Motor Company is Founded

    Ford Motor Company, commonly known as Ford, is an American multinational automaker that has its main headquarters in Dearborn, Michigan, a suburb of Detroit. It was founded by Henry Ford and incorporated on June 16, 1903
  • Ida Tarbell Publishes Her Article About Standard Oil

    Rockefeller's Standard Oil Company. Her study of Rockefeller's practices as he built Standard Oil into one of the world's largest business monopolies took many years to complete. McClure's Magazine published it in 19 installments.
  • Angel Island Opens to Process Immigrants

    In January 1910, over the late objections of Chinese community leaders, this hastily built immigration station was opened on the northeastern edge of Angel Island, ready to receive its first guests. The first stop on disembarking at the pier on Angel Island was the Administration Building.
  • The 17th Amendment is Passed

    Passed by Congress May 13, 1912, and ratified April 8, 1913, the 17th amendment modified Article I, section 3, of the Constitution by allowing voters to cast direct votes for U.S. Senators. Prior to its passage, Senators were chosen by state legislatures.
  • The 16th Amendment is Passed

    Income Tax Form, 1913. Record Group 56, General Records of the Department of the Treasury, Entry 357A, Internal Revenue Division, Income Tax Forms. Passed by Congress on July 2, 1909, and ratified February 3, 1913, the 16th amendment established Congress's right to impose a Federal income tax.
  • The Empire State Building Opens

    The Empire State Building officially opened on this day in history, May 1, 1931. President Herbert Hoover pressed a button in Washington, D.C., and on came the lights in the world's tallest skyscraper. Before that, the Chrysler Building briefly held the record at 1046 feet.