Social Studies Timeline

  • Boston Massacre

    The Boston Massacre, shown in an engraving by Paul Revere, shocked many colonists.
  • Boston Tea Party

    The Colonists were mad from Bostns high price for tea. That night the colonists dumbed 342 chests of valuable tea into the harbor.
  • Battle of Lexington

    This battle took place in Lexington. Paul Revere, William Dawes, and Samual Prescott all walked and traveled together during this time. Nobody knows who took the first shot in the battle.
  • Declaration of Independence Approved

    George Washington was the commander and chief of the Continental Army. They fought for the rights on the Declaration of Independence.
  • Constitutional Convention

    This took place in Independence Hall, Philadelphia. 12 of the 13 states attended. RI did want the National Government to inerfere with its affairs.
  • Bill of Rights added

    Some states wouldn't ratify the constitution without a Bill of Rights. In 1776 George Mason had wrote "A Demand for Rights."They then added The Bill of Rights to the Constitution.
  • Louisiana Purchase

    The Louisiana Purchase included land west of New Orleans to present day Idahoand north to Canada.
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    Lewis and Clark Expedition

    Sacagawea led Lewis and Clark to her brother's tribe. She got her husband to come with her. This expidition included 42 men. They spent $2,500 in supplies. 18 months after the expidition began they arrived at the "great shining lake."
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    War of 1812

    The people that were in the war were: Native Americans, America, British, and Canada. Nobody won the war.
  • Monroe Doctrine

    In 1823 Monroe gave a speech warning Europe against Spain trying to regain its colonies. This speech was called the Monroe Doctrine.