History timeline

U.S. Government Timeline- D.G.

  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    Tea was dumped into the British Harbor
  • Declaration of Independence

    Declaration of Independence
    The United States Declaration of Independence is the pronouncement adopted by the Second Continental Congress meeting in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on July 4, 1776
  • 1st Amendment

    1st Amendment
    Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
  • 11th Amendment

    11th Amendment
    Restricts the ability of individuals to bring suit against states in federal court
  • Marbury vs. Madison

    Marbury vs. Madison
    Power of judicial review
  • Louisiana Purchase

    Louisiana Purchase
    The acquisition of the territory of Louisiana by the United States from France in 1803
  • Battle of New Orleans

    Battle of New Orleans
    The Battle of New Orleans was fought on January 8, 1815 between the British Army under Major General Sir Edward Pakenham and the United States Army under Brevet Major General Andrew Jackson, roughly 5 miles southeast of the French Quarter of New Orleans, in the current suburb of Chalmette, Louisiana.
  • Monroe Doctrine

    Monroe Doctrine
    the doctrine warns European nations that the United States would not tolerate further colonization or puppet monarchs.
  • Oregon Treaty

    Oregon Treaty
    President James K. Polk signed the treaty with Great Britain, gaining territory in the northwest that would become the states of Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and parts of Wyoming and Montana.
  • Compromise of 1850

    Compromise of 1850
    The Compromise of 1850 was a package of five separate bills passed by the United States Congress in September 1850 that defused a political confrontation between slave and free states on the status of territories acquired in the Mexican–American War.
  • Dred Scott Decision

    Dred Scott Decision
    Dred Scott was an enslaved African American man in the United States who unsuccessfully sued for his freedom and that of his wife and their two daughters in the Dred Scott v. Sandford case of 1857
  • Election of 1860

    Election of 1860
    The 1860 United States presidential election was the 19th quadrennial presidential election. It was held on Tuesday, November 6, 1860. In a four-way contest, the Republican Party ticket of Abraham Lincoln and Hannibal Hamlin emerged triumphant.
  • Battle of Gettysburg

    Battle of Gettysburg
    The Battle of Gettysburg was fought July 1–3, 1863, in and around the town of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, by Union and Confederate forces during the American Civil War
  • 13th Amendment

    13th Amendment
    Abolished slavery
  • Assassination of Abraham Lincoln

    Assassination of Abraham Lincoln
    Assassinated by John Wilkes Booth, a confederate actor and sympathizer, in a theatre.
  • 15th Amendment

    15th Amendment
    The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of race, color, or previous condition of servitude.
  • Battle of Little Bighorn

    Battle of Little Bighorn
    an armed engagement between combined forces of the Lakota, Northern Cheyenne, and Arapaho tribes and the 7th Cavalry Regiment of the United States Army.
  • Haymarket Riot

    Haymarket Riot
    the aftermath of a bombing that took place at a labor demonstration on May 4, 1886, at Haymarket Square in Chicago.
  • Plessy v. Ferguson

    Plessy v. Ferguson
    Plessy v. Ferguson, 163 U.S. 537, was a landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court that upheld the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities as long as the segregated facilities were equal in quality, a doctrine that came to be known as "separate but equal".
  • Breakup of Northern Securities

    Breakup of Northern Securities
    President Theodore Roosevelt instructed his Justice Department to break up this holding company on the grounds that it was an illegal combination acting in restraint of trade.
  • 16th Amendment

    16th Amendment
    Established Congress' right to impose a federal income tax
  • 17th Amendment

    17th Amendment
    Allowing voters to cast direct votes for US Senators
  • Sinking of the Lusitania

    Sinking of the Lusitania
    The sinking of the Cunard ocean liner RMS Lusitania occurred on Friday, 7 May 1915 during the First World War, as Germany waged submarine warfare against the United Kingdom which had implemented a naval blockade of Germany
  • 18th Amendment

    18th Amendment
    Established the prohibition of "intoxicating liquors" in the United States
  • Treaty of Versailles

    Treaty of Versailles
    Ended World War I and included the League of Nations Covenant.
  • Stock Market Crash (1929)

    Stock Market Crash (1929)
    a major American stock market crash that occurred in the fall of 1929.
  • FDR's First Fireside Chat

    FDR's First Fireside Chat
    Roosevelt delivered his first fireside chat, on the banking crisis, eight days after taking office (March 12, 1933). The fireside chats were a series of evening radio addresses given by U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt.
  • 20th Amendment

    20th Amendment
    Provides for succession plans if the newly elected president or vice president is unable to assume his or her position
  • The Atomic Bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki

    The Atomic Bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki
    The United States detonated two nuclear weapons over the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki on August 6 and 9, 1945, respectively. The two bombings killed between 129,000 and 226,000 people, most of whom were civilians, and remain the only uses of nuclear weapons in armed conflict.
  • Civil Rights Act

    Civil Rights Act
    Outlawed discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, or national origin
  • 24th Amendment

    24th Amendment
    Prohibiting any poll tax in elections for federal officials
  • Assassination of M.L.K

    Assassination of M.L.K
    Martin Luther King Jr. was an American Christian minister and activist who became the most visible spokesperson and leader in the civil rights movement from 1955 until his assassination in 1968
  • Watergate Scandal

    Watergate Scandal
    The Watergate scandal was a political scandal in the United States involving the administration of U.S. President Richard Nixon from 1972 to 1974 that led to Nixon's resignation
  • 9/11 Attack

    9/11 Attack
    a series of four coordinated terrorist attacks by the Islamist terrorist group Al-Qaeda against the United States on the morning of Tuesday, September 11, 2001
  • Election of 2008

    Election of 2008
    The 2008 United States presidential election was the 56th quadrennial presidential election, held on Tuesday, November 4, 2008.