us history timeline

Timeline created by jmk8547
In History
  • The American Revolution

    The American Revolution
    The American Revolution began in 1765 and ended in 1783. This was the war between the American patriots and the British, resulting in America winning their independence from Great Britain.
  • Shay’s Rebellion

    Shay’s Rebellion
    This was when farmers form New Hampshire to South Carolina were in protest of the government’s high taxes on farmers. They also had to pay penalties if they were not to pay their taxes.
  • US Constitutional Convention

    US Constitutional Convention
    In this time, the constitutional convention was held a meeting to review and revise the Articles of Confederation. Instead of finding ways to change it, they replaced it with the Constitution.
  • Distribution of Slaves

    Distribution of Slaves
    This was the time of a surplus of slaves in the South. There were over 293,000 slaves in the state of Virginia alone.
  • Thomas Jefferson

    Thomas Jefferson
    This was the year when Thomas Jefferson was elected as the United State's 3rd president. He was one of the Founding Fathers and served 2 terms.
  • Louisiana Purchase

    Louisiana Purchase
    This was when the US bought the land above the mississippi river (Louisiana) for $14 million. This was a large amount of land, 827,000 miles of land, and was a smart and useful purchase.
  • Lewis and Clark Expedition

    Lewis and Clark Expedition
    President Thomas Jefferson sent Lewis and Clark on expedition to discover parts west of the Mississippi River (Oregon County). They ended up becoming the first people to cross the western area of the US.
  • The War of 1812

    The War of 1812
    The War of 1812 was a lengthy war that lasted up until 1815. This was a war between the US and Great Britain and how they had violated the rights of the US, by forcing restriction on trade.
  • James Monroe

    James Monroe
    James Monroe was the 5th president of the United States. He was most famous for writing the Monroe Doctrine, which made history for the US's foreign policy.
  • Missouri Compromise

    Missouri Compromise
    The Missouri Compromise was put in place to balance the number of free states and slave states at the time.
  • The Monroe Doctrine

    The Monroe Doctrine
    The Monroe Doctrine was a document written by James Monroe, which set place a treaty between Europe and the US, where the US would not get involved in any part of Europe, as long as Europe would stay out of the Western hemisphere's business.
  • The Indian Removal Act

    The Indian Removal Act
    The Indian Removal Act was signed by Andrew Jackson, where he granted unsettled land west of Mississippi, in exchange of Indian land in the settled states.
  • Texas Independence

    Texas Independence
    Texas declares independence from Mexico in this year and later gets annexed by the United States in 1845.
  • The Trail of Tears

    The Trail of Tears
    As part of Andrew Jackson's Indian Removal Act, the tribe of Cherokee Indians were forced to move to present day of Oklahoma and give up their sacred lands.
  • The Mexican-American War

    The Mexican-American War
    This was a war between the US and Mexico, over issues such as manifest destiny and westward expansion.