US History

  • The Boston Tea Party

    The Boston Tea Party
    The Boston Tea Party was a political protest at Griffins Wharf in Boston Massachusetts. American colonists, frustrated and angry at Britain for imposing "taxation without representation," dumped 342 chest of tea, imported by the British East India Company into the harbor.
  • The Battles of Lexington and Concord

    The Battles of Lexington and Concord
    The battles of Lexington and Concord on April 19, 1775, the famous "the shot heard around the world", marked the start of the American War of Independence. Politically disastrous for the British, it persuaded many Americans to take up arms and support the cause of Independence.
  • The Declaration of Independence was signed

    The Declaration of Independence was signed
    The most well known printed version of the United States Declaration of Independence is emblazoned with the words "In congress, july 4, 1776, and displays the signatures of John Hancock and other founding fathers at the bottom. Yet it is not true, often believed, that the document was actually signed on that celebrated date.These historic events, central to the founding of the united states of America, deserve to the understood in detail.
  • Article of Confederation are Ratified

    Article of Confederation are Ratified
    The articles of confederation were adopted by the Continental Congress on November 15, 1777. This document served as the United States first constitution. It was in force from march 1 1781 until 1789 when the present day constitution went into effect.
  • The Winter at Valley Forge

    The Winter at Valley Forge
    The six month encampment of General George Washingtons Continental Army at Valley Forge in the winter of 1777-1778 was a major turning point in the American revolutionary war. While conditions were notoriously cold and harsh and provisions were in short supply, it was at the winter camp where Washington proved his mettle and, with the help of former Military officer Friedrich Steuben, transformed a continental army into a unified, a fighting force capable of beating the british.
  • The Battle of Yorktown

    The Battle of Yorktown
    On October 17, 1781 British General Lord Cornwallis army offically surrendered to France-American army at Yorktown. After years of war and changing fortunes the capitulation of the British marked a decisive turning point, and Yorktown was to be the last major battle of the American War of Independence. After 3 weeks of non-stop bombardment,day and night, from artillery, Cornwallis surrendered to Washington in the field at Yorktown on October 17, 1781, ending the War for Independence.
  • The Constitution is Ratified

    The Constitution is Ratified
    On June 21, 1788 the Constitution became the official framework of the government of the United States when New Hampshire became the 9th of 13 states to ratify it.
  • Presidential Inauguration of George Washington

    Presidential Inauguration of George Washington
    The first inauguration of George Washington as the first president of the United States was held on Tuesday April 30, 1789 on the balcony of federal hall in New York City, New York. The inauguration was held nearly 2 months after the beginning of the first four year term of George Washington as president.
  • Washington’s Farewell Address

    Washington’s Farewell Address
    Washingtons farewell address is a letter written by American president George Washington as a valedictory "friends and fellow citizens" after 20 years of public service to the United States. He wrote it near the end of his second term of presidency before retiring to his home at Mount Vernon in Virgina.
  • Death of George Washington

    Death of George Washington
    On Thursday, December 12th, Washington was horseback supervising farming activities from late morning until three in the afternoon. Th weather shifted from light snow to hail and then to rain. The next morning brought three inches of snow and a sore throat. Despite feeling unwell, Washington went to the hanging wood area on the east side of the mountain
  • Election Day, 1800

    Election Day, 1800
    On February 17, 1801, presidential candidate Thomas Jefferson won support of a majority of congressional Representatives displacing incumbent John Adams. Jeffersons triumph brought an end to one of the most acrimonious presidential campaigns in U.S. history and resolved a serious Constitutional crisis.
  • Marbury vs. Madison

    Marbury vs. Madison
    Madison, legal case in which, on February 24, 1803, the U.S. supreme court first declared an act of Congress unconstitutional, thus establishing the doctrine of judicial review. The courts opinion, written by Chief Justice John Marshall, is considered one of the foundations of U.S. constitutional law.