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  • Articles of Confederation

    Articles of Confederation
    This is the day the last state ratified the Articles of Confederation. These would be he bidning conract that held the states together until they were replaced by The Constitution when the structural inefficiencies of the Articles of Confederation were too great to kepp them anymore.
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    The Early Republic

    Stretching from the Articles of Confederation to the end of the War of 1812, the New Republic was when America took its baby steps of democracy.
  • Treaty of Paris

    Treaty of Paris
    It officially ended the Revoltionary War. The signing gave America sovreignty and ended British holdings in Amer
  • Ratification of the Constitution

    Ratification of the Constitution
    After long, drawn out battles of Federalists vs. Antifederalists, the Constitution of the United States of America was ratified. It overhauled the whole goverment and gave the government power it never had before.
  • George Washington take office as President

    George Washington take office as President
    George Washington became the first President of The United States of America on this date. While in office, he would make many decisions that are still in use today, such as havig a Cabinent.
  • Alexander Hamilton

    Alexander Hamilton
    In 1791, the federal bank was created. This was one of the biggerst successes of Hamilton's career, and one of the things he is most famous for today.
  • The Whiskey Rebellion

    The Whiskey Rebellion
    After years of unrest and violence about the Whiskey Tax, George Washington was given the permission from a Supreme Court Justice to send in armed troops to take care of them. This is the day that proclamation was made.
  • Battle of Fallen Timbers

    Battle of Fallen Timbers
    The Battle of Fallen Timbers was the last battle for the Northwest Territory. It was a major defeat for the Native Americans, and it ended their resistance against westward expansion.
  • Jay's Treaty

    Jay's Treaty
    Jay's Treaty kept America neutral during The french Revolution, opened up trade with Britain, and facilitated the removal of British troops in the North West terrotories. This date was when it was ratified by both countries.
  • John Adams

    John Adams
    This is the year John Adams won the presidential election. In his time, he would try to keep America running in its first change of power, and keep the nation from going to war with either France or Britain.
  • Pickney's Treaty

    Pickney's Treaty
    This treaty defined the boundaries of Spain's West Flordia colony and America, while also giving America use of the Mississpi River for trading purposes. This is the day it was officially anounced in America.
  • George Washington Leaves Office

    George Washington Leaves Office
    On this date, George Washington gave his farewell adress. In it, he urged America to make no alliances and to make no political parties.
  • X, Y, Z Affair with France

    X, Y, Z Affair with France
    The XYZ affair was a political event in which three French operatives (nicknamed X, Y, and Z) wanted a bribe from the Americans in order to stop the French Siezing of American ships. America refused, which sparked the Quasi-War, in which many French and American ships were seized by both sides.
  • The Alien and Sedition Acts

    The Alien and Sedition Acts
    These are 4 laws which, the first three which made it harder for immigrants to become part of the nation, and the last one which made saying untruths about the federal government illegal. These were a hot issue during the election of 1800;
  • Virgina Resolutions

    Virgina Resolutions
    These resolutions, written by James Madison, began the idea of interposition. Interposition is the idea that if a state finds federal laws unconstitutional (Like the Alien and Sedition Acts), it can interpose, or go between, the federal law and the people of the state.
  • Election of 1800

    Election of 1800
    In a rematch between Jefferson and Adams, Adams was soundly defeated. However, there wa a tie wbetween Jefferson and eventual vice president Aaron Burr, forcing the vote to go to the House of Representatives; in the house, Jefferson was chosen over Burr, and became the President of the United States of America.
  • Thomas Jefferson

    Thomas Jefferson
    This was the year Thomas Jefferson became President of the United States of America. In his tenure, he would dramatically increaase the size of America and work to keep the people in control of the government.
  • Louisiana Purchase

    Louisiana Purchase
    In this purchase, America bought the Louisiana territory for 11.25 million dollars. This was overwhelmingly approved by Congress, as it gave America full control of the Mississippi River and increased its land holdings dramatically.
  • Marbury vs. Madison

    Marbury vs. Madison
    The Supreme Court Justice John Marshall was one of the very first Justices of our countyr. In Marbury vs. Madison, he declared part of the Judiciary Act of 1789 unconstitutional, and so began the precedent of the Supreme Court declaring laws unconstitutional and dismissing them.
  • Lewis and Clark

    Lewis and Clark
    Lewis and Clark were sent by Jefferson to find a route to the Pacific Ocean. They did with the help of a Native American named Sacagewea.
  • Barbary War

    Barbary War
    Many Eruopean countries paid tribute to the Barbary States forsafe passage through the Mediterranean Sea. The U.S. decided against it, and went to war, which ended when the U.S. threatened to begin a coup in Tripoli.
  • British Impressment

    British Impressment
    The Brits were low on recruit for their Navy so they impressed (a legalized form of kidnapping) many people into service, who would proceed to dessert at the first oppurtunity. Britain decided to check American ships for desserters, and would sometimes impress American sailors. This came to a head when the American Chesepeake refused to allow the British Leopard to search for the desserters, and the Leopard opened fire on the Chesepeake.
  • War of 1812

    War of 1812
    This marks the last battle of The War of 1812. This was a militar conflict between America and Britain, and was hailed by many Americans as a second war of independenance, ushering in the Era of Good Feeling.