U.S. History

  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    The Boston Tea Party was very popular and known for the first major act of resistance to British to overrule colonists. This event started tension between Britain and American and eventually led to the Revolutionary War.
  • The Battles of Lexington and Concord

    The Battles of Lexington and Concord
    On April 19th, 1775, The Battles of Lexington and Concord war is what started the American Revolutionary War. The British marched into Concord and Lexington with the intention to seize colonists weapons.
  • The Declaration of Independence is Signed

    The Declaration of Independence is Signed
    In the beginning King George III controlled the 13 colonies and imposed taxes without consent, refused for other's to be elected, refused his assent to laws, etc. They would described him as a tyrant so the 13 colonies finally had a enough and decided to declare for independence. On August 2, 1776, the Declaration of Independence was signed at the Pennsylvania State House.
  • The Winter at Valley Forge

    The Winter at Valley Forge
    George Washington encamped his men in Philadelphia, Washington during the American Revolutionary War. George felt it was a feel good spot so they could spy on British troops and also perform a surprise attack. They were far enough to not be seen and provoked a good trial. There was at least 11,000 soldiers and many died from diseases but there were survivors who showed their loyalty.
  • Article of Confederation are Ratified

    Article of Confederation are Ratified
    Before the Article of Confederation was ratified it was adopted by the Continental Congress. After about 3-4 years the document was enforced as the United States first constitution.
  • The Battle of Yorktown

    The Battle of Yorktown
    This battle was a decisive engagement during the American Revolution, declared independence, and made United States into one nation. This battle went on for about 3 weeks day and night until the British troops surrendered. After the battle the British decided to sign of peace aka the Treaty of Paris in 1783.
  • The Constitution is Ratified

    The Constitution is Ratified
    After 3/4ths of the states voted and agreed on an amendment to the Constitution it got ratified. This constitution created republican form of government with the federal system and also different branches with separation powers.
  • Presidential Inauguration of George Washington

    Presidential Inauguration of George Washington
    George Washington was determined to reassure the nation that America would be a success. He came up with a speech while John Adams attended along with hundreds of people. George addressed the Constitution, Bill of Rights, and the good of the people.
  • Washington’s Farewell Address

    Washington’s Farewell Address
    George Washington wrote the Farewell Address because he had concerns and wanted to warn the people. He warned against the political parties/factions because he believed that the nation would split. He also addressed the forces of geographical sectionalism and the nations domestic affair that threatened their stability.
  • The Death of George Washington

    The Death of George Washington
    George Washington was the first president of the United States from 1789-1797. It's known that Washington returned home one night with wet clothes but he didn't change and went straight to dinner. The next morning he woke up with a sore threat and his condition got worse. He passed away due to a throat infection and was buried 4 days later at Mount Vernon.
  • Marbury vs. Madison

    Marbury vs. Madison
    This was a Supreme Court between Marbury vs. Madison would declared an act of Congress unconstitutional and also looked at the judicial review. Madison won this case because he threatened the federal judiciary by instituting the power of the judicial review. Therefor the court couldn't declare legislation but they did find it illegal. In the end they decided they couldn't get Madison to hand over Marbury's commission.
  • Election Day, 1800

    Election Day, 1800
    The top two candidates were John Adams and Thomas Jefferson. It's known that the campaign failed to provide a clear winner because of the constitutional odd behavior. At first Jefferson and his running mate Aaron Burr both got the same number of electoral votes. After that Adams federalists aimed to not let Jefferson into presidency. On February 2nd, 8001 John Adams was declared the second president of the United States.