US History

Timeline created by KayleeJGoodin
In History
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    Political protest from Sons of Liberty in Boston
  • The Battle of Lexington & Concord

    The Battle of Lexington & Concord
    First military engagement in the American Revolution
  • The Declaration of Independence is Signed

    The Declaration of Independence is Signed
    56 members of second Continental Congress signed the Declaration of Independence
  • The Winter at Valley Forge

    The Winter at Valley Forge
    3rd of 8 winter encampments for the Continental Army
  • Article of Confederation are Ratified

    Article of Confederation are Ratified
    Agreement among 13 states that served as its first constitution
  • The Battle of Yorktown

    The Battle of Yorktown
    Franco- American land trapped British on peninsula at Yorktown forcing them to surrender
  • The Constitution is Ratified

    The Constitution is Ratified
    Congress turned the constitution to the state legislature
  • Presidential Inauguration of George Washington

    Presidential Inauguration of George Washington
    Marked the commencement of the first 4 year tem of George Washington
  • Washingtons Farewell Adress

    Washingtons Farewell Adress
    Washington wrote it as a farewell to politics
  • Death of George Washington

    Death of George Washington
    Died from epiglottis (Infection in the windpipe)
  • Election Day 1800

    Election Day 1800
    4th presidential election between John Adams and Thomas Jefferson
  • Marbury vs. Madison

    Marbury vs. Madison
    Supreme Court case that established the principle of judicial review
  • The Dead Rabbits Riot

    The Dead Rabbits Riot
    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
  • The Ku Klux Klan is Established

    A group including many former Confederate veterans founded the first branch of the Ku Klux Klan as a social club in Pulaski, Tennessee
  • John D. Rockefeller Creates Standard Oil

    John D. Rockefeller Creates Standard Oil
    American company and corporate trust that from 1870 to 1911 was the industrial empire of John D. Rockefeller and associates, controlling almost all oil production, processing, marketing, and transportation in the United States
  • Alexander Graham Bell Patents the Telephone

    Alexander Graham Bell Patents the Telephone
    His research on hearing and speech further led him to experiment with hearing devices which eventually culminated in Bell being awarded the first U.S. patent for the telephone
  • The Great Oklahoma Land Race

    The Great Oklahoma Land Race
    First land rush into unassigned land
  • Ellis Island Opens to Process Immigrants

    Ellis Island Opens to Process Immigrants
    Immigration station
  • The Wizard of Oz (Book) is Published

    The Wizard of Oz (Book) is Published
    American children's novel written by author L. Frank Baum and illustrated by W. W. Denslow, originally published by the George M. Hill Company
  • Teddy Roosevelt Becomes President of the United States

    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
  • J.P. Morgan Founds U.S. Steel

    J.P. Morgan Founds U.S. Steel
    J. P. Morgan formed U.S. Steel by financing the merger of Andrew Carnegie's Carnegie Steel Company with Elbert H. Gary's Federal Steel Company and William Henry "Judge" Moore's National Steel Company
  • Ford Motor Company is Founded

    Ford Motor Company is Founded
    American multinational automaker that has its main headquarters in Dearborn, Michigan, a suburb of Detroit
  • Ida Tarbell Publishes Her Article About Standard Oil

    Ida Tarbell Publishes Her Article About Standard Oil
    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
  • 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
    Immigration station was opened on the northeastern edge of Angel Island
  • The 17th Amendment is Passed

    The 17th Amendment is Passed
    Modified Article I, section 3, of the Constitution by allowing voters to cast direct votes for U.S. Senators
  • The Empire State Building Opens

    The Empire State Building Opens
    Symbol of everything New York City is known for: ambition, innovation, a competitive spirit, and sheer will