Significant Events in the U.S. before 1877

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    Imptortant Events in the United States

  • Jamestown, Virginia

    Jamestown, Virginia
    Jamestown, Virginia was the first settlement in the 13 colonies.
  • Mayflower Compact

  • Georgia is made a colony of Great Britain

    Georgia is made a colony of Great Britain
  • Sugar Act

  • Stamp Act

    Stamp Act
    The Stamp Act was the first time the colonist had been taxed only for the purpose of raising money. This act started the colonists agrivation towards Great Britain.
  • Townshend Acts

  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
  • Battles of Lexington and Concord

    Battles of Lexington and Concord
    The battles at Lexington and Concord were the first battles in the American Revolution.
  • Signing of the Declaration of Independence

    Signing of the Declaration of Independence
    This document declared the colonies independent from Britian and described the basic principles on how the American government would run.
  • Battle of Saratoga

    Battle of Saratoga
    The Battle of Saratoga marked the turning point in the war for the Americans. It was their largest victory.
  • Battle of Yorktown

    Battle of Yorktown
    General Cornwallis surrendered to General Washington ending the American Revolution.
  • Treaty of Paris

    Treaty of Paris
    Great Britain recognized America as an independent nation and set the border between British Canada and the U.S. and the Spanish territory and the U.S.
  • The Constitution

    The Constitution
    The Constitution consisted of rules on how the government would run and a Bill of Rights to protect the people.The writers of the Constitution made the document specific enough as not to be misunderstood but flexible enough to change when needed.
  • The Bill of Rights

    The Bill of Rights
    The first ten ammendments ratified by Congress in the Constitution were designed to protect the rights of the people, thus earning the name The Bill of Rights.
  • Louisiana Purchase

    Louisiana Purchase
  • Compromise of 1850

    Compromise of 1850
  • Civil War Begins

  • Emancipation Proclamation

    Emancipation Proclamation
    Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation freeing all slaves in the South.
  • Civil War Ends

  • 13th Amendment

    13th Amendment
    The 13th amendment was added to the Constitution and made slavery illegal in the United States.