Romantic music and American history timeline

  • The Industrial Revolution

    The Industrial Revolution was the transition to new manufacturing processes in Great Britain, continental Europe, and the United States.
  • The French Revolution

    During this period, French citizens radically altered their political landscape, uprooting centuries-old institutions such as the monarchy and the feudal system.
  • The Marriage of Heaven and Hell

    It is a series of texts written in imitation of biblical prophecy but expressing Blake's own intensely personal Romantic and revolutionary beliefs. Like his other books, it was published as printed sheets from etched plates containing prose, poetry, and illustrations
  • Washington D.C. Founded

    Washington, D.C. is a unique and historical place among American cities because it was completely planned for the national capital and needed to be distinct from the states. Washington still our capital today.
  • Louisiana Purchase

    The Louisiana Purchase is when the US bought 828,000 square miles of Frances land. This is important to the US because it makes up 15 of its states today.
  • The United States Declares War on Great Britain

    The War of 1812 began as a result of American rights being infringed upon by the British. Though there was no clear victor, Americans felt a sudden burst of nationalism that lead to the American Romantic Period
  • The Burning of Washington

    During the War of 1812, the British burned many buildings in Washington DC including the White House and Capitol Building. This was important in American History, because two very important US building were destroyed and put the US in a bad position
  • Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9

    Considred one of Beethoven's greatest works, Symphony 9 is notable not only for its length and complexity, but for the fact that he introduced vocal soloists and a chorus into the final movement, as if the purely instrumental form of the classical symphony could not express all that he felt.
  • Liberty Leading the People, Eugene Delacroix

    Eugene Delacroix, a French Romantic artist, used this painting as a political poster for the Revolution during 1830. In the image he depicts people celebrating the day that people rose and fought for their victory. It is often referred to as the first political work of modern painting. The artist was a member of the National Guard, and painted an image of himself on the left. He is holding a rifle and wearing a top hat
  • First Woman's Rights Convention Was Held

    This was the first time women held a convention to fight for their rights. This is important, because it is the start of the long battle women fought to get where they are today with civil rights
  • Start of the Civil War

    The Civil War is a war fought between the Union (north) and the Confederate States (south) in the US. It is important to American History, because it resulted in the US being brought back together as one nation
  • President Lincoln's Assassination

    President Lincoln was assassinated while at Ford's Theatre by John Wilkes Booth. He was in the Presidential Box. This is important, because it was the first president assassination in American history