Timeline

  • Maryland

    Maryland
  • South Carolina

    South Carolina
  • Delaware

    Delaware
  • Pennsylvania

    Pennsylvania
  • New Jersey

    New Jersey
  • Georgia

    Georgia
  • Massachusetts

    Massachusetts
  • Connecticut

    Connecticut
  • New Hampshire

    New Hampshire
  • Virginia

    Virginia
  • New York

    New York
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    George Washington Presidency

    George Washington, standing on the balcony of Federal Hall on Wall Street in New York, took his oath of office as the first President of the United States.
  • North Carolina

    North Carolina
  • Rhode Island

    Rhode Island
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    Wiskey Rebellion

    Alexander Hamlinton put a tax on Wiskey to pay off the Nations debt after the war. That mad the Farmers mad, so they went and burned down a tax collectors house.
  • Vermont

    Vermont
  • Kentucky

    Kentucky
  • Tennessee

    Tennessee
  • Washingtons farewell address

    George Washingtons farewell address was a letter written to the people of the United States.
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    John Adams Presidency

    John Adams was more remarkable as a political philosopher than as a politician. "People and nations are forged in the fires of adversity," he said, doubtless thinking of his own as well as the American experience.
  • Alien and the Sedition Acts

    Signed into law by President John Adams in 1798, the Alien and Sedition Acts consisted of four laws passed by the Federalist-controlled Congress as America prepared for war with France. These acts increased the residency requirement for American citizenship from five to fourteen years, authorized the president to imprison or deport aliens considered "dangerous to the peace and safety of the United States" and restricted speech critical of the government. They were Passed as we prepared for war.
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    Cheif Justice John Marshall

    Keep in mind… at the time that he took office as chief justice, there was still no clear role for the Supreme Court… nobody was really sure what its powers really were. Some Of his big cases were, Marbury V. Madison, Flecther V. Peck, MucCullah V. Maryland, Chohen V. Virgina, Gibbons V. Ogden.
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    Thomas Jefferson

    Thomas Jefferson was the 3rd President, and a Founding Father and also was the principle author of the Declaration Of the Independence.
  • Ohio

    Ohio
  • Marbury v. Madison

    The case began on March 2, 1801, when an obscure Federalist, William Marbury, was designated as a justice of the peace in the District of Columbia. Marbury and several others were appointed to government posts created by Congress in the last days of John Adams's presidency, but these last-minute appointments were never fully finalized
  • Louisana Purchase

    The Louisiana Purchase encompassed 530,000,000 acres of territory in North America that the United States purchased from France in 1803 for $15 million. The Louisiana Purchase (French: Vente de la Louisiane "Sale of Louisiana") was the acquisition of the Louisiana territory (828,000 square miles) by the United States from France in 1803
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    James Madison

    James Madison Was an American Statesman, political theorist and the 4th President
  • The War of 1812

    War of 1812. The War of 1812 is often referred to as the United States's second war of independence because, like the Revolutionary War, it was fought against Great Britain. The Conflict resulted from the clash between American nationalism and the war Britain and its allies were waging against the empire of Napoleonic France. Many Americans believed that England sought to humiliate the United States, limit its growth, and perhaps even impose a quasi‐colonial status upon its former colonies.
  • Louisana

    Louisana
  • Indiana

    Indiana
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    James Monroe

    James Monroe was the fifth President of the United States. Monroe was the last president who was a Founding Father of the United States and the last president from the Virginia dynasty and the Republican Generation.
  • Mississippi

    Mississippi
  • Frederick Douglass

    What, to the American slave, is your 4th of July? I answer; a day that reveals to him, more than all other days in the year, the gross injustice and cruelty to which he is the constant victim. To him, your celebration is a sham; your boasted liberty, an unholy license; your national greatness, swelling vanity; your sound of rejoicing are empty and heartless.
  • Illinois

    Illinois
  • transcontential treaty

    The Adams–Onís Treaty of 1819,[1] also known as the Transcontinental Treaty or the Purchase of Florida,[2] or the Florida Treaty,[3] was a treaty between the United States and Spain in 1819 that gave Florida to the U.S. and set out a boundary between the U.S. and New Spain (now Mexico). It settled a standing border dispute between the two countries and was considered a triumph of American diplomacy.
  • Dartmouth V. Woodward

    In 1816, the New Hampshire legislature attempted to change Dartmouth College-- a privately funded institution--into a state university. The legislature changed the school's corporate charter by transferring the control of trustee appointments to the governor. In an attempt to regain authority over the resources of Dartmouth College, the old trustees filed suit against William H. Woodward, who sided with the new appointees. It was decided 5 votes Dartmouth and 1 vote against.
  • McChoullouch V. Maryland

    In 1816, Congress chartered The Second Bank of the United States. In 1818, the state of Maryland passed legislation to impose taxes on the bank. James W. McCulloch, the cashier of the Baltimore branch of the bank, refused to pay the tax. It was decided 7 votes McCullouch.
  • Alabama

    Alabama
  • Missouri Compormise

    The Missouri Compromise was a federal statute in the United States that regulated slavery in the country's western territories. The compromise, devised by Henry Clay, was agreed to by the pro-slavery and anti-slavery factions in the United States Congress and passed as a law in 1820.
  • Maine

    Maine
  • Missouri

    Missouri
  • Monroe Doctrine

    The Monroe Doctrine was a US foreign policy regarding European countries in 1823. It stated that further efforts by European nations to colonize land or interfere with states in North or South America would be viewed as acts of aggression, requiring U.S. intervention. James Monroe gave the speech. The main part about the speech was so the Euorpean powers didn't interfere with the colonization.
  • Gibbons V. Ogden

    A New York state law gave to individuals the exclusive right to operate steamboats on waters within state jurisdiction. Laws like this one were duplicated elsewhere which led to friction as some states would require foreign (out-of-state) boats to pay substantial fees for navigation privileges. In this case Thomas Gibbons -- a steamboat owner who did business between New York and New Jersey under a federal coastal license. It was 6 votes Gibbons 0 votes against.
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    John Quincy Adams

    John Quincy Adams was an American statesman who served as the sixth President of the United States from 1825 to 1829. He also served as a diplomat, a Senator and member of the House of Representatives.
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    Andrew Jackson

    Andrew Jackson was the seventh President of the United States. He was born into a recently immigrated Scots-Irish farming family of relatively modest means, near the end of the colonial era.
  • trail of tears

    The Trail of Tears commonly refers to a series of forced relocations of Native American nations in the United States following the Indian Removal Act of 1830. The removal included members of the Cherokee, Muscogee, had been designated as Indian Territory. Andrew Jackson was president at the time.
  • Abolitionist movement

    The goal of the abolitionist movement was the immediate emancipation of all slaves and the end of racial discrimination and segregation. Advocating for immediate emancipation distinguished abolitionists from more moderate anti-slavery advocates who argued for gradual emancipation, and from free-soil activists who sought to restrict slavery to existing areas and prevent its spread further west. Radical abolitionism was partly fueled by the religious fervor.
  • nat turner's rebellion

    Nat Turner's Rebellion (also known as the Southampton Insurrection) was a slave rebellion that took place in Southampton County, Virginia, during August 1831. Led by Nat Turner, rebel slaves killed anywhere from 55 to 65 people, the highest number of fatalities caused by any slave uprising in the American South. While Turner hid away, white mobs took their revenge on the blacks of Southampton County. Estimates range from approximately 100 to 200 African Americans were killed after the rebellion.
  • Arkansas

    Arkansas
  • Horace Manns campaign

    Arguing that universal public education was the best way to turn the nation's unruly children into disciplined, judicious republican citizens, Mann won widespread approval from modernizers, especially in his Whig Party, for building public schools. Most states adopted one version or another of the system he established in Massachusetts.
  • Michigan

    Michigan
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    Martin Van Buren

    Martin Van Buren was the eighth President of the United States. A member of the Democratic Party, he served in a number of senior roles, including eighth Vice President and secretary of state, both under Andrew Jackson.
  • William Lloyd Garrison

    He is best known as the editor of the abolitionist newspaper The Liberator, which he founded in 1831 and published in Massachusetts until slavery was abolished by Constitutional amendment after the American Civil War. He was one of the founders of the American Anti-Slavery Society. He promoted "immediate emancipation" of slaves in the United States. In the 1870s, Garrison became a prominent voice for the woman suffrage movement.
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    William Henry Harrison

    William Henry Harrison was the ninth President of the United States, an American military officer and politician, and the first president to die in office.
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    John Tyler

    John Tyler was the tenth President of the United States. He was elected vice president on the 1840 Whig ticket with William Henry Harrison, and became president after his running mate's death in April 1841.
  • Florida

    Florida
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    James K. Polk

    James Knox Polk was the 11th President of the United States. Polk was born in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina. He later lived in and represented Tennessee.
  • Manifest Destiny

    Manifest Destiny is a term for the attitude prevalent during the 19th century period of American expansion that the United States not only could, but was destined to, stretch from coast to coast. This attitude helped fuel western settlement, Native American removal and war with Mexico. The phrase was first employed by John L. O’Sullivan in an article on the annexation of Texas published in the July-August 1845 edition of the United States Magazine and Democratic Review, which he edited.
  • Texas

    Texas
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    Mcican- American War

    The Mexican–American War, also known as the Mexican War, the U.S.–Mexican War or the Invasion of Mexico, was an armed conflict between the United States and the Centralist Republic of Mexico (which became the Second Federal Republic of Mexico during the war) from 1846 to 1848. It followed in the wake of the 1845 U.S. annexation of Texas, which Mexico considered part of its territory, despite the 1836 Texas Revolution. Texas was gained.
  • Iowa

    Iowa
  • Wisconsin

    Wisconsin
  • Senaca falls convention

    The Seneca Falls Convention was the first women's rights convention.It advertised itself as "a convention to discuss the social, civil, and religious condition and rights of woman". Held in Seneca Falls, New York, it spanned two days over July 19–20, 1848. Attracting widespread attention, it was soon followed by other women's rights conventions, including one in Rochester, New York two weeks later.
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    Zachary Taylor

    Zachary Taylor was the 12th President of the United States, serving from March 1849 until his death in July 1850. Before his presidency, Taylor was a career officer in the United States Army, rising to the rank of major general.
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    Millard Fillmore

    Millard Fillmore was the 13th President of the United States, the last Whig president, and the last president not to be affiliated with either the Democratic or Republican parties.
  • California

    California
  • Susan B Anthony

    In 1852, they founded the New York Women's State Temperance Society after Anthony was prevented from speaking at a temperance conference because she was a woman. In 1863, they founded the Women's Loyal National League, which conducted the largest petition drive in the nation's history up to that time, collecting nearly 400,000 signatures in support of the abolition of slavery.
  • Susan B Anthony

    In 1852, they founded the New York Women's State Temperance Society after Anthony was prevented from speaking at a temperance conference because she was a woman. In 1863, they founded the Women's Loyal National League, which conducted the largest petition drive in the nation's history up to that time, collecting nearly 400,000 signatures in support of the abolition of slavery.
  • Harriet Tubman and teh underground rail road

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    Franklin Pierce

    Franklin Pierce was the 14th President of the United States. Genial and well-spoken, Pierce was a northern Democrat who saw the abolitionist movement as a fundamental threat to the unity of the nation.
  • Sojourner Truth

    Sojourner Truth was a prominent abolitionist and women’s rights activist. Born a slave in New York State, she had at least three of her children sold away from her. After escaping slavery, Truth embraced evangelical religion and became involved in moral reform and abolitionist work. She collected supplies for black regiments during the Civil War and immersed herself in advocating for freedpeople during the Reconstruction period.
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    James Buchanan

    James Buchanan, Jr. was the 15th President of the United States, serving immediately prior to the American Civil War.
  • Dred Scott V. Stanford

    Dred Scott was a slave in Missouri. From 1833 to 1843, he resided in Illinois (a free state) and in an area of the Louisiana Territory, where slavery was forbidden by the Missouri Compromise of 1820. After returning to Missouri, Scott sued unsuccessfully in the Missouri courts for his freedom, claiming that his residence in free territory made him a free man. Scott then brought a new suit in federal court. It was 7 votes Stanford and 2 votes against.
  • John Brown and the armed Resistance

    John Brown (May 9, 1800 – December 2, 1859) was a white American abolitionist who believed armed insurrection was the only way to overthrow the institution of slavery in the United States. During the 1856 conflict in Kansas, Brown commanded forces at the Battle of Black Jack and the Battle of Osawatomie. Brown's followers also killed five slavery supporters at Pottawatomie. In 1859, Brown led an unsuccessful raid on the federal armory at Harpers Ferry that ended with his capture.
  • Minnesota

    Minnesota
  • Oregon

    Oregon
  • Oregon

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    Abraham Lincoln

    Abraham Lincoln was the 16th President of the United States, serving from March 1861 until his assassination in April 1865.