New Nation

Timeline created by frsmith@psdmail.org
  • Constitution

    Constitution
    The Continental Congress directed the states to write their own state constitution. Pennsylvania’s leaders met up in Philadelphia and wrote the constitution, which put the power into the hands of the people and not the wealthy elite.
  • The Articles of Confederation

    The Articles of Confederation
    The purpose of the Articles was to create a union among the states that gave most of the power in government to the states themselves. This was important because most of the Founding Fathers feared Great Britain.
  • National Constitutional Convention

    National Constitutional Convention
    The Constitutional Convention was held in Philadelphia. It’s purpose was to amend the Articles of Confederation.
  • Fries Rebellion

    Fries Rebellion
    The Fries Rebellion was the people fighting against the tax on land. The Fries Rebellion happened because the tax on land was too high.
  • State Constitutional Convention

    State Constitutional Convention
    The Convention was held in Philadelphia. The purpose was to re-write the Constitution, because it had too many problems and was easier to redo it
  • The Whiskey Rebellion

    The Whiskey Rebellion
    The Whiskey Rebellion was the people fighting back against the tax on whiskey. One reason it happened was because the tax hurt the wealthiest person and the poorest person.
  • War of 1812

    War of 1812
    This war happened after the Revolutionary War ended. It happened because Britain continued to harass America after the war ended.
  • Battle of Lake Erie

    Battle of Lake Erie
    Happened during the War of 1812. Was a large naval battle on Lake Erie
  • Treaty of Ghent

    Treaty of Ghent
    The treaty ended the War of 1812. News of it reached everyone slowly.
  • Battle of New Orleans

    Battle of New Orleans
    This battle happened after the war of 1812. Was unique because a treaty for it had already been signed but news about it didn’t spread fast enough.