Tyler Chute's Timeline

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    Chief Justice John Marshall

    He supported acceptance of the constitution. Some big cases were Marbury v. Madison, Fletcher v. Peck, McCulloch v Maryland, Cohens v. Virginia, Gibbons v. Ogden, and Dartmouth College v. Woodward.
  • Delaware

    Delaware was the first state to ratify the United States constitution. It did so on December 7, 1787.Delaware shares a semi-circular border with Pennsylvania. The border was drawn at the time of the original land grants to William Penn from King Charles II and the Duke of York.
  • Pennsylvania

    Pennsylvania is the first state of the fifty United States to list their web site URL on a license plate.The first daily newspaper was published in Philadelphia on Sept. 21, 1784.
  • New Jersey

    New Jersey has the highest population density in the U.S. An average 1,030 people per sq. mi., which is 13 times the national average.New Jersey has the highest percent urban population in the U.S. with about 90% of the people living in an urban area.
  • Georgia

    Okefenokee Swamp encompasses over 400,000 acres of canals; moss draped cypress trees, and lily pad prairies providing sanctuaries for hundreds of species of birds and wildlife including several endangered species.Cumberland Island National Seashore contains the ruins of Dungeness, the once magnificent Carnegie estate. In addition, wild horses graze among wind swept dunes.
  • Connecticut

    The first telephone book ever issued contained only fifty names. The New Haven District Telephone Company published it in New Haven in February 1878.Connecticut and Rhode Island never ratified the 18th Amendment (Prohibition).
  • Massachusetts

    552 original documents pertaining to the Salem witch trials of 1692 have been preserved and are still stored by the Peabody Essex Museum.Boston built the first subway system in the United States in 1897.
  • Maryland

    The United States Naval Academy was founded on October 10, 1845 at Annapolis.In 1830 the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Company built the first railroad station in Baltimore.
  • South Carolina

    Campbell's Covered Bridge built in 1909, is the only remaining covered bridge in South Carolina. Off Hwy 14 near Gowensville.The salamander was given the honor of official state amphibian.
  • New Hampshire

    Of the thirteen original colonies, New Hampshire was the first to declare its independence from Mother England -- a full six months before the Declaration of Independence was signed.The highest wind speed recorded at ground level is at Mt. Washington, on April 12, 1934. The winds were three times as fast as those in most hurricanes.
  • Virginia

    Jamestown, the first of the original 13 Colonies was founded for the purpose of silk cultivation. Silk to be traded with the Court of King James. After blight fungus destroyed the mulberry trees (silkworm food), sericulturist planted tobacco as a cash crop.
  • New York

    The first American chess tournament was held in New York in 1843.The 641 mile transportation network known as the Governor Thomas E. Dewey Thruway is the longest toll road in the United States.
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    George Washington Presidency

    George Washington was the Commander-in-Cheif of the continental army. During his first term in office, Washington joined the states together and helped establish the federal government. When the French Revolution led to a major war between France and England, Washington insisted that the United States remain neutral. He did not accept the recommendations of his Secretary of State Thomas Jefferson, who was pro-French, or his Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton, who was pro-British.
  • North Carolina

    The University of North Carolina Chapel Hill is the oldest State University in the United States.In 1903 the Wright Brothers made the first successful powered flight by man at Kill Devil Hill near Kitty Hawk. The Wright Memorial at Kitty Hawks now commemorates their achievement.
  • Rhode Island

    Rhode Island is the smallest state in size in the United States. It covers an area of 1,214 square miles. Its distances North to South are 48 miles and East to West 37 miles.Rhode Island was the last of the original thirteen colonies to become a state.
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    Whiskey rebellion

    The Whiskey Rebellion was a revolt by farmers in western Pennsylvania who objected to a federal tax on whiskey. President Washington sent in troops under the command of Alexander Hamilton to quell the revolt.
  • Vermont

    Vermont was the first state admitted to the Union after the ratification of the Constitution.With a population of fewer than nine thousand people, Montpelier, Vermont is the smallest state capital in the U.S.
  • Bill of Rights Adopted

    Virginia's George Mason wanted the new Constitution to guarantee freedom of speech, press, and religion, and the right to a fair jury trial.
  • Kentucky

    The Kentucky Derby is the oldest continuously held horse race in the country. It is held at Churchill Downs in Louisville on the first Saturday in May.
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    Horace Mann

    He wanted there to be public education.
  • Tennessee

    Tennessee won its nickname as The Volunteer State during the War of 1812 when volunteer soldiers from Tennessee displayed marked valor in the Battle of New Orleans.
  • Washington's Farewell Address

    The message was that the continuance of the Union as a primary object of patriotic desire. He said in it that he was retiring.
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    Sojourner Truth

    She was born into slavery and was abused by her owners. She was one of the most famous female African-American. She became an evangelist and a moving public speaker, despite the fact that she remained illiterate throughout her life. In 1851, she delivered a speech at the Women's Rights Convention in Akron, Ohio. The speech was about stopping slavery.
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    John Adams Presidency

    French Foreign Minister Talleyrand and the Directory had refused to negotiate with them unless they would first pay a substantial bribe happened when he was president. During the Revolutionary War he served in France and Holland in diplomatic roles, and helped negotiate the treaty of peace. He was Vice President for two terms.
  • Alien and Sedition Acts

    Fear of war with France led to the passage of four Alien and Sedition Acts in 1798. The Naturalization Act increased the waiting period for citizenship. The Alien Act gave the president the power to arrest and deport aliens.
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    Thomas J. Presidency

    He signed for the Louisiana purchase. After Jefferson left Congress in 1776, he returned to Virginia and served in the legislature. He was chosen to draft the Declaration of Independence in 1776
  • Marbury vs. Madison

    The case resulted from a petition to the Supreme Court by William Marbury. William Marbury and James Madison ran for Secretary of State.Marbury then sued James Madison asking the Supreme Court to issue a writ requiring him to deliver the documents necessary to officially make Marbury Justice of the Peace.
  • Ohio

    The first ambulance service was established in Cincinnati in 1865. Cleveland boasts America's first traffic light. It began on Aug. 5, 1914.
  • Louisiana Purchase

    Louisiana was purchased from France by Thomas Jefferson knowing that it would expand the population total.
  • Lewis and Clark

    Lewis and Clark
    The expedition was commissioned by President Thomas Jefferson shortly after the Louisiana Purchase in 1803, consisting of a select group of U.S. Army volunteers under the command of Captain Meriwether Lewis and his close friend Second Lieutenant William Clark.
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    William Lloyd Garrison

    Garrison published the Liberator and that was a big step for anti-slavery even though there were not very many subscribers who read it.The Liberator's goal along with Garrison's was to stop slavery. The first publish of The Liberator was on January 1st 1831. The final publish was on December 29th 1865.
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    James Madison Presidency

    On June 1, 1812, Madison asked Congress for a declaration of war against the British. The war of 1812 happened during his presidency. When Thomas Jefferson was president he was Secretary of State.
  • Louisiana

    Louisiana was named in honor of King Louis XIV. Baton Rouge hosted the 1983 Special Olympics International Summer Games at LSU.
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    War of 1812

    The United States declared war against Britain in 1812 over interference with American shipping and impressment of American seamen.
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    Elizabeth Cady Stanton

    She met with Susan B. Anthony and that is what sparked Anthony's interest in women's rights. She helped organize the first women's rights convention.
  • Indiana

    Abraham Lincoln moved to Indiana when he was 7 years old. He lived most of his boyhood life in Spencer County with his parents Thomas and Nancy.
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    James Monroe presidency

    Monroe served in the Continental Army from 1776-78 and rose to the rank of major. From 1782-3, he was a member of the Virginia Assembly. The panic of 1819 happened when he was president.
  • Mississippi

    The world's largest shrimp is on display at the Old Spanish Fort Museum in Pascagoula. The world's largest cactus plantation is in Edwards
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    Fredrick Douglass

    The speech he spoke basically says that the 4th of July is definitely not a happy day for a African-American. He was a subscriber to the Liberator. He attended Abolitionist meetings.
  • Illinois

    The first Aquarium opened in Chicago, 1893. The world's first Skyscraper was built in Chicago, 1885
  • Transcontinental Treaty

    The United States got Florida for Texas from Spain
  • Dartmouth College v. Woodward

    The case arose when the president of Dartmouth College was deposed by its trustees, leading to the New Hampshire legislature attempting to force the college to become a public institution and thereby place the ability to appoint trustees in the hands of the governor of New Hampshire. Dartmouth Colefe won the case.
  • McCulloch v. Maryland

    Although the Constitution does not specifically give Congress the power to establish a bank, it does delegate the ability to tax and spend, and a bank is a proper and suitable instrument to assist the operations of the government in the collection and disbursement of the revenue. Because federal laws have supremacy over state laws, Maryland had no power to interfere with the bank's operation by taxing it. Maryland Court of Appeals reversed. McCulloch won the case.
  • Alabama

    The world's first Electric Trolley System was introduced in Montgomery in 1886. Alabama workers built the first rocket to put humans on the moon.
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    Susan B. Anthony

    She was involved in the women's rights movement. She spoke at meetings and got signatures for petitions.
  • Missouri Compromise

    Missouri was able to separate from Massachusetts. Slavery was to be excluded from all new states in the Louisiana Purchase north of the southern boundary of Missouri.
  • Maine

    Maine is the only state in the United States whose name has one syllable. Maine is the only state that shares its border with only one other state.
  • Missouri

    The most destructive tornado on record occurred in Annapolis. In 3 hours, it tore through the town on March 18, 1925 leaving a 980-foot wide trail of demolished buildings, uprooted trees, and overturned cars. It left 823 people dead and almost 3,000 injured.
  • Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad

    The underground railroad was a discreet route in which slaves could escape. The goal was to smuggle slaves so they could be free. The route went through a lot of states. A main location for the slaves to go was Canada. The Underground Railroad was very successful.
  • Monroe Doctrine

    The main message of the Monroe doctrine was that European powers could no longer interfere with (or attempt to colonize) the newly independent states of the Americas. President James Monroe spoke it.
  • Gibbons v Ogden

    In this case Thomas Gibbons -- a steamboat owner who did business between New York and New Jersey under a federal coastal license -- challenged the monopoly license granted by New York to Aaron Ogden. Gibbons won the case.
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    John Quincy Adams Presidency

    Adams is best known as a diplomat who shaped America's foreign policy in line with his ardently nationalist commitment to America's republican values. He was minister of Britain. The first women's labor union was organized.
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    Andrew Jackson Presidency

    His actions during the War of 1812—especially his overwhelming victory against British troops at the Battle of New Orleans in 1815—and the Creek War made him a national hero. Jackson’s presidency is often called the first modern presidency because of his belief that the president is not just an executive but a representative of the people.
  • Abolitionist Movement

    The overall goal, and intention was to get rid of racial discrimination. A leader was William Lloyd Garrison.
  • Nat Turner's Rebellion

    Was a slave rebellion that took place in Southampton County, Virginia. he rebellion was put down within a few days, but Turner survived in hiding for more than two months afterwards.
  • Arkansas

    Elevations in the state range from 54 feet above sea level in the far southeast corner to 2,753 feet above at Mount Magazine, the state's highest point.
  • Michigan

    Detroit is known as the car capital of the world. Alpena is the home of the world's largest cement plant.
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    Martin Van Buren Presidency

    He was the 8th Vice President and a Secretary of State under Andrew Jackson. Van Buren's inability as president to deal with the economic chaos of the Panic of 1837 and with the surging Whig Party led to his defeat for re-election in 1840.
  • Trail of Tears

    Andrew Jackson was the president when it took place. Gold was found on Cherokee lands and were forcefully moved. Many Cherokee members cried on the journey which is why it was called the trail of tears. Approximately 4,000 Cherokees walked over 1,000 miles. The journey was from summer to spring.
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    William Harrison Presidency

    He was the first president to die in office. He was 68 years old when he died.
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    John Tyler Presidency

    He was the first Vice President elevated to President after the death of a predecessor. He served in the House of Representatives from 1816 to 1821.
  • Florida

    Greater Miami is the only metropolitan area in the United States whose borders encompass two national parks. You can hike through pristine Everglades National Park or ride on glass-bottom boats across Biscayne National Park.
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    James Polk Presidency

    He was often refereed to as "dark horse". Polk sent an envoy to offer Mexico up to $20,000,000, plus settlement of damage claims owed to Americans, in return for California and the New Mexico country.
  • Manifest Destiny

    Manifest Destiny is a term for the attitude prevalent during the 19th century period of American expansion that the United States not only could, but was destined to, stretch from coast to coast. It was significant for the expansion of the U.S.
  • Texas

    Texas is popularly known as The Lone Star State. The lightning whelk is the official state shell.
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    Mexican-American War

    The war started simply because of tensions between them. A huge block of new territory was acquired—approximately 525,000 square miles.
  • Iowa

    Ripley's Believe It or Not has dubbed Burlington's Snake Alley the most crooked street in the world. Strawberry Point is the home of the world's largest strawberry.
  • Wisconsin

    Wisconsin's Door County has five state parks and 250 miles of shoreline along Lake Michigan. These figures represent more than any other county in the country.
  • Seneca Falls Convention

    It was the first women's rights convention. 300 men and women protested against mistreatment of women.
  • Seneca Falls Resolution

    The goal was to get womens rights. The rights were asked for that the women were equal to the men right wise. The Declaration of Sentiments was the list of rights that the women wanted.
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    Zachary Taylor Presidency

    He was commissioned as an officer in the U.S. Army in 1808 and made a name for himself as a captain in the War of 1812. He died sixteen months into his term.
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    Millard Fillmore Presidency

    He was the last president not to be affiliated with either the Democratic or Republican parties. Fillmore was the only Whig president that did not die in office or get expelled from the party.
  • California

    California's Mount Whitney measures as the highest peak in the lower 48 states. Its most famous climb is Mount Whitney Trail to the 14,495 feet summit. Wilderness permits are required.
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    Franklin Pierce Presidency

    He was appointed U.S. Attorney for his state in 1845. Pierce took part in the Mexican–American War as a brigadier general in the Army.
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    James Buchanan Presidency

    He served in the civil war. He remains the only president to be elected from Pennsylvania and to remain a lifelong bachelor.
  • Dred Scott v. Sandford

    Scott sued unsuccessfully in the Missouri courts for his freedom, claiming that his residence in free territory made him a free man. Sandford won the case.
  • Minnesota

    Minnesotan baseball commentator Halsey Hal was the first to say 'Holy Cow' during a baseball broadcast. The Mall of America in Bloomington is the size of 78 football fields --- 9.5 million square feet.
  • Oregon

    Oregon's state flag pictures a beaver on its reverse side. It is the only state flag to carry two separate designs. Oregon has more ghost towns than any other state
  • John Brown and the armed resistance

    He was upset because he wanted slavery to stop and he thought that the only way to stop slavery.Brown's followers killed five pro-slavery supporters.Brown's trial resulted in his conviction and a sentence of death by hanging.
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    Abraham Lincoln Presidency

    Lincoln established Thanksgiving as a national holiday. He was assassinated on April 15 1865.