History Timeline

  • Massacre at Mystic

    Massacre at Mystic
  • The Scalp Act

    The Scalp Act
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    Colonists were mad at the British for taxation without representation so they dumped their tea so they couldn’t make any money.
  • Battles of Lexington and Concord

    Battles of Lexington and Concord
    The starting battles of the Revolutionary War.
  • Signing of the Declaration of Independence

    Signing of the Declaration of Independence
    The day when the members of the second continental congress started signing the letter.
  • Winter at Valley Forge

    Winter at Valley Forge
    General Washington and the Continental Army settled in rough climate to keep their position for the following spring.
  • Ratification of The Articles of Confederation

    Ratification of The Articles of Confederation
    The first constitution of the United States (later replaced)
  • Battle of Yorktown

    Battle of Yorktown
    Known as the most important battle of the Revolutionary War (won by colonists)
  • The 3/5ths Compromise

    The 3/5ths Compromise
  • Ratification of the Constitution

    Ratification of the Constitution
    The day when all original 13 states agreed to use the constitution as the framework for their country.
  • Inauguration of George Washington

    Inauguration of George Washington
    The inauguration of the first president of the United States.
  • Washington's Farewell Adress

    Washington's Farewell Adress
    Washington announces he will not seek a third time to show how to transition power.
  • Death of George Washington

    Death of George Washington
    Washington died of a throat sickness after being out in the rain and cold.
  • Election of 1800

    Election of 1800
    First Election with a peaceful transition of power.
  • Marbury vs Madison

    Marbury vs Madison
    Gave US courts the power to overrule laws if they were deemed unconstitutional.
  • Slave Trade Ends in the U.S.

    Slave Trade Ends in the U.S.
  • The Dead Rabbits Riot

    The Dead Rabbits Riot
    2 day city gang war in New York
  • Ku Klux Klan Established

    Ku Klux Klan Established
    Hate group
  • John D. Rockefeller and Standard Oil

    John D. Rockefeller and Standard Oil
    creates the standard oil company and dominates the field.
  • Alexander Graham Bell Patents the Telephone

    Alexander Graham Bell Patents the Telephone
    first ever phone
  • The Great Oklahoma Land Race

    The Great Oklahoma Land Race
  • Ellis Island Opens to Immigrants

    Ellis Island Opens to Immigrants
  • Wizard of Oz Book is Published

    Wizard of Oz Book is Published
  • J.P. Morgan Founded U.S. Steel

    J.P. Morgan Founded U.S. Steel
  • Theodore Roosevelt Becomes President of the United States

     Theodore Roosevelt Becomes President of the United States
  • Ford Motor Company Founded

     Ford Motor Company Founded
  • Ida Tarbell Publishes Her Article About Standard Oil

     Ida Tarbell Publishes Her Article About Standard Oil
  • 16th Amendment Ratified

    16th Amendment Ratified
  • Angel Island Opens to Process Immigrants

    Angel Island Opens to Process Immigrants
  • 17th Amendment Ratified

     17th Amendment Ratified
  • J.Edgar Hoover Becomes Head of the FBI

    J.Edgar Hoover Becomes Head of the FBI
    Was the first leader of the FBI until 1972 when he died.
  • Mein Kampf is published

    Mein Kampf is published
    Book written by Adolf Hitler.
  • Franklin Roosevelt elected President (1st time)

    Franklin Roosevelt elected President (1st time)
    FDR (D) was elected as the 32nd President of the USA.
  • Stock Market Crash Begins Great Depression

    Stock Market Crash Begins Great Depression
    A big stock market would cause the USA to go into a dark economic depression.
  • Dust Bowl Begins

    Dust Bowl Begins
    A severe drought on the plains of the USA.
  • Empire State Building Opened

    Empire State Building Opened
  • Adolf Hitler Become Chancellor of Germany

    Adolf Hitler Become Chancellor of Germany
    The beginning of Hitler's reign,
  • CCC is Created

    CCC is Created
    Provided work for poor unmarried men during the Great Depression.
  • WPA is Created

    WPA is Created
    One of FDR’s New Deal programs.
  • J.J. Braddock Wins Heavyweight Boxing Title

    J.J. Braddock Wins Heavyweight Boxing Title
    An underdog 10-1 won the heavyweight boxing title was a huge upset.
  • Olympic Games in Berlin

    Olympic Games in Berlin
    The Nazi’s used this as an opprotunity to look like a repectable country.
  • Kristallnacht

    Kristallnacht
    The Nazi’s attacked a Jewish business area as an act of hate.
  • Grapes of Wrath is Published

    Grapes of Wrath is Published
    A book about unfair working conditions and the Great Depression. It won the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize for fiction. The author went on to win a Nobel Peace Prize.
  • Wizard of Oz Premiers in Movie Theaters

    Wizard of Oz Premiers in Movie Theaters
    One of the most famous American movies.
  • Germany Invades Poland

    Germany Invades Poland
    Hitlers first step to conquering Europe and the start of WW2.
  • The Battle of Britain

    The Battle of Britain
    The UK vs Nazi Germany. The Germans faced fierce opposition in air battle against the Brits. British victory.
  • The Four Freedoms Speech

    The Four Freedoms Speech
    A speech by President FDR reaffirming what America is.
  • The Bombing of Pearl Harbor

    The Bombing of Pearl Harbor
    The Japanese attacked an American Naval base in Hawaii. Leads to the USA’s entrance into WW2.
  • The Battle of Midway

    The Battle of Midway
    Air and Naval battle between the US and Japan. American victory.
  • The Battle of Stalingrad

    The Battle of Stalingrad
    Soviets vs Nazis. Soviets capture the 6th German army and regain some of their southern lost land. Soviet victory.
  • Operation Torch

    Operation Torch
    Allies plan to invade French North Africa since France was in German captivity.
  • Monuments, Fine Arts, and Archives Program

    Monuments, Fine Arts, and Archives Program
    The Allied made a pact to protect historical and cultural areas during war.
  • The Battle of Kursk

    The Battle of Kursk
    Soviets vs Germans. Soviet victory.
  • D-Day

    D-Day
    The day the allies stormed the western front of Nazi Germany and started the closing of the war on in the European Theater.
  • The Battle of the Bulge

    The Battle of the Bulge
    Germany vs Allies. Nazis exhaust their last efforts on the western front. Allied victory.
  • The Battle of Iwo Jima

    The Battle of Iwo Jima
    Long lasting battle between the US marine corps and navy vs the Japanese Imperial Army. Led to the end of the war in the Pacific theatre. American Victory.
  • The Battle of Okinawa

    The Battle of Okinawa
    A fight on a large Japanese island territory that gave the allies better access to Japanese mainland. Allied victory.
  • The Death of FDR

    The Death of FDR
    FDR died in the beginning of his 4th term due to complications and bad health making Truman the president.
  • The Death of Adolf Hitler

    The Death of Adolf Hitler
    Adolf commits suiside in his Berlin bunker, soon after the Germans surrender.
  • Atomic Bombing of Hiroshima

    Atomic Bombing of Hiroshima
    First of two to end the war.
  • Atomic Bombing of Nagasaki

    Atomic Bombing of Nagasaki
    Second of two to end the war.
  • Newport Jazz Festival

    Newport Jazz Festival
    A music event held every year in Newport, Rhode Island
  • Nixon-Kennedy Debates (1st on Television)

    Nixon-Kennedy Debates (1st on Television)
    Nixon-Kennedy Debates (1st on Television)
  • The Assassination of John F. Kennedy

    The Assassination of John F. Kennedy
    The President was assassinated while visiting Parkland Hospital in Texas.
  • The Beatles Appear for the first time on the Ed Sullivan Show

    The Beatles Appear for the first time on the Ed Sullivan Show
    Was one of the most popular TV performances.
  • The Gulf of Tonkin Resolution

    The Gulf of Tonkin Resolution
    A congressional act that gave President Johnson the authority to do whatever needed in Asia without congressional approval.
  • Operation Rolling Thunder

    Operation Rolling Thunder
    An almost year long series of bombing North Vietnam during the Vietnam War.
  • March on the Pentagon

    March on the Pentagon
    A protest against the Vietnam War
  • Mai Lai Massacre

    Mai Lai Massacre
    Large and deadly massacre by US troops in Vietnam during the Vietnam War.
  • Riots at the Chicago Democratic Convention

    Riots at the Chicago Democratic Convention
    Lots of unrest with the Vietnam War and the assasination of MLK.
  • Woodstock

    Woodstock
    Music festival in New York on a farm. 400k + in attendance
  • Chicago 8 Trial

    Chicago 8 Trial
    Activists tried for inciting violence, found acquitted of conspiracy but some still were punished.
  • The Beatles Break Up

    The Beatles Break Up
    The biggest band of the 60’s break up
  • Kent State Protest

    Kent State Protest
    A protest over the Vietnam War at a college that led to 4 casualties that were killed by the Ohio National Guard.
  • Roe v Wade

    Roe v Wade
    The supreme court rules abortions legal.