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    The Battles of Lexington and Concord

    The Battles of Lexington and Concord
    The Battles of Lexington and Concord, fought on April 19, 1775, kicked off the American Revolutionary War (1775-83). Tensions had been building for many years between residents of the 13 American colonies
  • Massacre at Mystic

    Massacre at Mystic
    also known as the Pequot massacre and the Battle of Mystic Fort – took place on May 26, 1637 during the Pequot War, when Connecticut
  • The Scalp Act

    The Scalp Act
    On April 8, 1756, Governor Robert Morris enacted the Scalp Act. Anyone who brought in a male scalp above age of 12 would be given 150 pieces of eight, ($150), for females above age of 12 or males under the age of 12, they would be paid $130. The act turned all the tribes against the Pennsylvania legislature.
  • BOSTON tea party

    BOSTON tea party
    It was a politic protest and it happened on December 16, 1773
  • The Battles of Lexington and Concord

    The Battles of Lexington and Concord
    it kicked of the American Revolutionary War and Tensions Tensions was buliding up for years
  • The Declaration of Independence is Signed

    The Declaration of Independence is Signed
    Congress members signed the declaration.
  • The Winter at Valley Forge

    The Winter at Valley Forge
    General George Washington moved the Continental Army to their winter quarters at Valley Forge. Though Revolutionary
  • The Death of George Washington

    The Death of George Washington
    he died at his home from a small illness
  • The Battle of Yorktown

    it was the final battle of the the American Revolution
  • Article of Confederation are Ratified

    Article of Confederation are Ratified
    Maryland delegates signed the ratification of the Articles of Confederation an it was finished February 21, 1787 and it was approved
  • The 3/5ths Compromise

    The Three-fifths Compromise was an agreement reached during the 1787 United States Constitutional Convention over the counting of slaves in determining a state's total population. This count would determine the number of seats in the House of Representatives
  • The Constitution is Ratified

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

    Presidential Inauguration of George Washington
    George Washington's inauguration ceremony in New York City was a grand historical event,
  • Washington’s Farewell Address

    Washington’s Farewell Address
    Transcript of President George Washington's Farewell Address (1796). print-friendly version. Friends and Fellow Citizens: The period for a new election
  • Election Day, 1800

    Election Day, 1800
    In what is sometimes referred to as the "Revolution of 1800", Vice President Thomas Jefferson of the Democratic-Republican Party
  • Marbury vs. Madison

    Marbury vs. Madison
    A case in which the Court established a precedent for judicial review in the United States, declaring that acts of Congress that conflict
  • Slave Trade Ends in the United States

    Slave Trade Ends in the United States
    United States federal law that provided that no new slaves were permitted to be imported into the United States. It took effect on January 1, 1808, the earliest date permitted by the United States Constitution
  • Battle of Tippecanoe

    Battle of Tippecanoe
    Battle of Tippecanoe, (November 7, 1811), victory of a seasoned U.S. expeditionary force under Major General William Henry Harrison over Shawnee Indians led by Tecumseh's brother Laulewasikau (Tenskwatawa), known as the Prophet. ... The U.S. victory broke Tecumseh's power and ended the threat of an Indian confederation.
  • The Battle of Baltimore

    The Battle of Baltimore
    The Battle of Baltimore was a sea/land battle fought between British invaders and American defenders in the War of 1812. American forces repulsed sea and land invasions off the busy port city of Baltimore, Maryland, and killed the commander of the invading British forces.
  • The Missouri Compromise

    The Missouri Compromise
    In an effort to preserve the balance of power in Congress between slave and free states, the Missouri Compromise was passed in 1820 admitting Missouri as a slave state and Maine as a free state
  • Nat Turner Rebellion

    Nat Turner Rebellion
    Nathanial “Nat” Turner (1800-1831) was an enslaved man who led a rebellion of enslaved people on August 21, 1831. His action set off a massacre of up to 200 Black people and a new wave of oppressive legislation prohibiting the education, movement, and assembly of enslaved people.
  • Indian Removal Act

    Indian Removal Act
    Introduction. The Indian Removal Act was signed into law by President Andrew Jackson on May 28, 1830, authorizing the president to grant lands west of the Mississippi in exchange for Indian lands within existing state borders. A few tribes went peacefully, but many resisted the relocation policy.
  • The Battle of the Alamo

    The Battle of the Alamo
    The Battle of the Alamo was a pivotal event in the Texas Revolution. Following a 13-day siege, Mexican troops under President General Antonio López de Santa Anna reclaimed the Alamo Mission near San Antonio de Béxar, killing most of the Texans and Tejanos inside
  • The Fugitive Slave Act

    The Fugitive Slave Act
    Passed on September 18, 1850 by Congress, The Fugitive Slave Act of 1850 was part of the Compromise of 1850. The act required that slaves be returned to their owners, even if they were in a free state.
  • The Dead Rabbits Riot

    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
  • Dred Scott Decision

    Dred Scott Decision
    ) in which the U.S. Supreme Court ruled (7–2) that a slave who had resided in a free state and territory was not
  • Emancipation Proclamation

    Emancipation Proclamation
    Español. 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."
  • The Ku Klux Klan is Established

    The Ku Klux Klan is Established
  • 13th Amendment

    13th Amendment
    to the Constitution of the United States that formally abolished slavery.
  • 14th Amendment

    14th Amendment
    the Fourteenth Amendment granted citizenship to all persons "born or naturalized in the United States," including formerly enslaved people, and provided all citizens with “equal protection under the laws,”
  • John D. Rockefeller Creates Standard Oil

    John D. Rockefeller Creates 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
  • 15th Amendment

    15th Amendment
    the 15th amendment granted African American men the right to vote.
  • Alexander Graham Bell Patents the Telephone

    Alexander Graham Bell Patents the Telephone
    29-year-old Alexander Graham Bell receives a patent for his revolutionary new invention: the telephone
  • Battle of Little Bighorn

    Battle of Little Bighorn
    The Battle of the Little Bighorn was fought along the ridges, steep bluffs, and ravines of the Little Bighorn River, in south-central Montana on June 25-26, 1876. The combatants were warriors of the Lakota Sioux, Northern Cheyenne, and Arapaho tribes, battling men of the 7th Regiment of the US Cavalry.
  • The Great Oklahoma Land Race

    The Great Oklahoma Land Race
    The Oklahoma Land Rush it was the first land to 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
    Wounded Knee Massacre, (December 29, 1890), the slaughter of approximately 150–300 Lakota Indians by United States Army troops in the area of Wounded Knee Creek in southwestern South Dakota
  • Ellis Island Opens to Process Immigrants

    Ellis Island Opens to Process Immigrants
    The first Ellis Island Immigration Station officially opens on. as three large ships wait to land.
  • Plessy vs. Ferguson

    Plessy vs. Ferguson
    Plessy v. Ferguson was a landmark 1896 U.S. Supreme Court decision that upheld the constitutionality of racial segregation under the “separate but equal” doctrine. ... As a result, restrictive Jim Crow legislation and separate public accommodations based on race became commonplace.
  • The sinking of the USS Maine

    The sinking of the USS Maine
    On February 15, 1898, an explosion of unknown origin sank the battleship U.S.S. Maine in the Havana, Cuba harbor, killing 266 of the 354 crew members. The sinking of the Maine incited United States' passions against Spain, eventually leading to a naval blockade of Cuba and a declaration of war.
  • The Wizard of Oz (Book) is Published

    The Wizard of Oz (Book) is Published
    The Wizard of Oz was a 1902 musical extravaganza based on the 1900 novel The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum
  • Teddy Roosevelt Becomes President of the United States

    Teddy Roosevelt Becomes President of the United States
    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 on March 2, 1901 (incorporated on February 25) 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 for $492 million
  • Ida Tarbell Published Her Article About Standard Oil

    The History of the Standard Oil Company" grew to be a 19-part series, published between November 1902 and October 1904. Tarbell wrote a detailed exposé of Rockefeller's unethical tactics,
  • Ford Motor Company is Founded

    Ford Motor Company is Founded
    The company sells automobiles and commercial vehicles under the Ford brand, and luxury cars under its Lincoln luxury brand
  • The 16th Amendment is Passed

    The 16th Amendment is Passed
    and ratified February 3, 1913, the 16th amendment established Congress's right to impose a Federal income tax. ... At first, Congress placed a flat 3-percent tax on all incomes over $800 and later modified
  • Angel Island Opens to Process Immigrants

    Angel Island Opens to Process Immigrants
    Chinese community leaders, this hastily built immigration station was opened on the northeastern edge of Angel Island
  • The 17th Amendment is Passed

    The 17th Amendment is Passed
    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 Empire State Building Opens

    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.,
  • The Adoption of the Star Spangled Banner as the National Anthem

    The Adoption of the Star Spangled Banner as the National Anthem
    The Senate passed the bill on March 3, 1931. President Herbert Hoover signed the bill on March 4, 1931, officially adopting "The Star-Spangled Banner" as the national anthem of the United States of America.