Constitution

U.S. History Timeline

  • The Boston Tea Party

    The Boston Tea Party
    A political protest, Americans dumped 342 chest of tea. This was the first major act of defiance to British rule over the colonist. It was done to rule in the Stamp and Townshed Acts because of high tax.
  • The Battles of Lexington and Concord

    The Battles of Lexington and Concord
    The Battles of Lexington and Concord, fought on April 19, 1775, kicked off the American Revolutionary War. A confrontation on the Lexington town green started off the fighting, and soon the British started fighting to.
  • The Declaration of Independence is Signed

    The Declaration of Independence is Signed
    The Declaration of Independence was signed on August 2nd, 1776 it is one of the most important documents in history to this day. 56 members of the Second Continental Congress signed the Constitution in Philadelphia.
  • The Winter at Valley Forge

    The Winter at Valley Forge
    11,000 soldiers stationed at Valley Forge, hundreds died from disease. However, the suffering troops were held together by loyalty to the Patriot cause and to General Washington, who stayed with his men
  • Article of Confederation are Ratified

    Article of Confederation are Ratified
    Congress sent Articles to the states for ratification at the end of November. Most delegates realized that the Articles were a flawed compromise, but believed that it was better than an absence of formal national government.
  • The Battle of Yorktown

    The Battle of Yorktown
    The Battle of Yorktown was the final battle of the American Revolution. The battle was fought between Colonial troops and British. General Cornwallis surrendered .
  • The Constitution is Ratified

    The Constitution is Ratified
    It took a while to approve, but on June 21, 1788, the Constitution became the official framework of the government of the United States of America when New Hampshire became the ninth of 13 states to ratify it.
  • Presidential Inauguration of George Washington

    Presidential Inauguration of George Washington
    This irrigation was held two months after the beginning of the first four year term of George Washington being president. Washington urged Congress to add a bill of rights to the Constitution that would express.
  • Washington’s Farewell Address

    Washington’s Farewell Address
    George Washington advised American citizens to view themselves as a cohesive unit and avoid political parties and issued a special warning to be cautious of attachments and entanglements with other nations
  • The Death of George Washington

    The Death of George Washington
    Washington passed away because of acute bacterial epiglottitis. His last words were " I am just going! Have me decently buried; and do not let my body be but in a vault less than tree days after I am dead. Do you understand me... tis well."
  • Election Day, 1800

    Election Day, 1800
    Vice President Thomas Jefferson of the Democratic-Republican Party defeated incumbent President John Adams of the Federalist Party.
  • Marbury vs. Madison

    Marbury vs. Madison
    A legal case in which, on February 24, 1803, the U.S. Supreme Court first declared an act of Congress unconstitutional, then establishing the doctrine of judicial review.