Founding fathers timeline

  • Massacre at Mystic

    Massacre at Mystic
    Also known as the Pequot massacre and the Battle of Mystic Fort. This took place during the Pequot War.
  • The Scalp Act

    The Scalp Act
    The act of cutting or tearing a part of the human scalp, with hair attached from the head.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    The Boston Tea Party was a political protest staged at in Boston.
  • The Battles of Lexington and Concord

    The Battles of Lexington and Concord
    These battles kicked off the American revolutionary War. Tensions had been building between 13 colonies.
  • The Declaration of Independence is Signed

    The Declaration of Independence is Signed
    56 members of congress signed the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia.
  • The Winter at Valley Forge

    The Winter at Valley Forge
    Encampment of the Continental Army, this is under George Washington.
  • Article of Confederation are Ratified

    Article of Confederation are Ratified
    This was signed of the ratification of th4e Articles of Confederation.
  • The Battle of Yorktown

    The Battle of Yorktown
    A battle that "entrapped" a major British army at Yorktown.
  • The 3/5ths Compromise

    The 3/5ths Compromise
    State populations would be determined by “the whole number of free persons” and “three fifths of all other persons.”
  • The Constitution is Ratified

    The Constitution is Ratified
    The Constitution became the official framework of the government of the United States of America
  • Presidential Inauguration of George Washington

    Presidential Inauguration of George Washington
    The first inauguration of George Washington as the first president of the United States.
  • Washington’s Farewell Address

    Washington’s Farewell Address
    George Washington advised citizens to avoid political parties.
  • The Death of George Washington

    The Death of George Washington
    George Washington passed away of a throat infection. He was buried four days later in the family vault at Mount Vernon.
  • Election Day, 1800

    Election Day, 1800
    This was a Democratic-Republican Party by President John Adams of the Federalists Party.
  • Marbury vs. Madison

    Marbury vs. Madison
    The U.S. Supreme Court declared and established the judicial review.
  • Slave Trade Ends in the United States

    Slave Trade Ends in the United States
    A new Federal law made it illegal to import captive people from Africa into the United States.
  • Battle of Tippecanoe

    Battle of Tippecanoe
    The victory of a seasoned U.S. expeditionary force under Major General William Henry Harrison.
  • The Missouri Compromise

    The Missouri Compromise
    Balancing the power in Congress between slave and free states, the Missouri Compromise was passed.
  • Indian Removal Act

    Indian Removal Act
    Authorizing the president to grant lands west of the Mississippi in exchange for Indian lands.
  • Trail of Tears

    Trail of Tears
    The journey of Native Americans forced to leave their homes in the Southeast and move to the new Indian Territory.
  • Nat Turner Rebellion

    Nat Turner Rebellion
    An enslaved man who led a rebellion of enslaved people.
  • The Fugitive Slave Act

    The Fugitive Slave Act
    The Fugitive Slave act was part of the Compromise of 1850. The act required that the slaves must be returned to their rightful owners.
  • Dred Scott Decision

    Dred Scott Decision
    The 'Dred Scott decision' was the US Supreme Court's ruling. Living in a free state & territory didn't entitle enslaved people.
  • The Dead Rabbits Riot

    The Dead Rabbits Riot
    The Dead Rabbits riot was a two-day civil disturbance in New York.
  • Emancipation Proclamation

    Emancipation Proclamation
    As the nation came to uts 3rd year of the bloody civil war, Abraham Lincoln issued the 'Emancipation Proclamation.'
  • 13th Amendment

    13th Amendment
    "Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude," except as a punishment for crime.
  • The Ku Klux Klan is Established

    The Ku Klux Klan is Established
    The KKK is an American white supremacist terrorist hate group founded in 1865.
  • 14th Amendment

    14th Amendment
    Granted citizenship to all people, "born or naturalized in the United States," including formerly enslaved people.
  • John D. Rockefeller Creates Standard Oil

    John D. Rockefeller Creates Standard Oil
    Established standard oil. By the early 1880s controlled some 90% of U.S. refineries and pipelines.
  • Alexander Graham Bell Patents the Telephone

    Alexander Graham Bell Patents the Telephone
    The Scottish-born Bell worked in London with his father, who developed the telephone.
  • Battle of Little Bighorn

    Battle of Little Bighorn
    Marked the most decisive Native American victory and the worst U.S. Army defeat in the Indian War.
  • 15th Amendment

    15th Amendment
    "The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied."
  • The Great Oklahoma Land Race

    The Great Oklahoma Land Race
    The first land run into the unassigned lands of former Indian territory, which had earlier been assigned to the Creek and Seminole peoples.
  • Battle of Wounded Knee

    Battle of Wounded Knee
    Two conflicts between North American Indians and representatives of the U.S. government.
  • Ellis Island Opens to Process Immigrants

    Ellis Island Opens to Process Immigrants
    Seven hundred immigrants passed through Ellis Island, and nearly 450,000 followed over the course of that first year.
  • Plessy vs. Ferguson

    Plessy vs. Ferguson
    Landmark, 1896 U.S. Supreme Court decision that upheld the constitutionality of racial segregation.
  • The Wizard of Oz (Book) is Published

    The Wizard of Oz (Book) is Published
    Wizard of Oz is a children's novel written by author L. Frank Baum
  • J.P. Morgan Founds U.S. Steel

    J.P. Morgan Founds U.S. Steel
    J. P. Morgan formed U.S. Steel on March 2, 1901 by financing the merger of Andrew Carnegie's Carnegie Steel Company with Elbert H. Gary's Federal Steel.
  • Ford Motor Company is Founded

    Ford Motor Company is Founded
    Leland who had founded and named the company in 1903 for Abraham Lincoln.
  • Ida Tarbell Publishes Her Article About Standard Oil

    Ida Tarbell Publishes Her Article About Standard Oil
    She was born in Pennsylvania, Tarbell is best known for her book "The History of the Standard Oil Company."
  • Teddy Roosevelt Becomes President of the United States

     Teddy Roosevelt Becomes President of the United States
    Roosevelt took office as vice president in 1901 and assumed the presidency at age 42 after McKinley was assassinated.
  • The 16th Amendment is Passed

    The 16th Amendment is Passed
    Established Congress's right to impose a Federal income tax.
  • Angel Island Opens to Process Immigrants

    Angel Island Opens to Process Immigrants
    Over the late objections of Chinese community leaders, built immigration station that was opened on the northeastern edge of Angel Island.
  • The 17th Amendment is Passed

    The 17th Amendment is Passed
    The 17th amendment, by allowing voters to cast direct votes for U.S. Senators. Senators were chosen by state legislatures.
  • The Empire State Building Opens

    The Empire State Building Opens
    1929 stock market crash and the onset of the Great Depression. It wasn't until World War II that the building finally became profitable.