US History: Articles through Exploration

  • First Continental Congress Held

    The First Continental Congress is held to discuss and review options about the Intolerable Acts, which were placed in response to the Boston Tea Party. However dispite their efforts, it had no effect.
  • Articles Committee Created

    In June of 1776, the Second Continental Congress appointed a committee to draft the Articles of Confederation. (VHS teacher)
  • Articles sent for ratification

    The Articles of Confederation were sent to the states to get ratified before they could be officially used. Even though they were not ratified in 1777, many staes began using them. (THS teacher)
  • Continental Army

    The Continental Army is defeated in Charleston ,SC by the British forces.
  • British Convoy captured.

    Spanish admiral Luis de Córdova y Córdova captured a British convoy of 55 vessels off Cape St. Vincent.
  • Benedict Arnold gives Major John André plans of West Point

    Benedict Arnold gives Major John André detailed plans of West Point and three days later is captured with Arnold's plans to surrender West Point to the British.
  • John André is hung.

    British spy John André is hung in Tappan, NY
  • Battle of Kings Mountain

    British Major Patrick Ferguson is defeated by patriot militia forces at Kings Mountain in SC
  • Benedict Arnold burns Richmond, Virginia

    After being detered from Westham, Va by Baron Friedrich Wilhelm von Steuben, Arnold returned to Richmond and burned on the morning of January 5.
  • Count de Grasse's fleet arrives.

    Count de Grasse reached the Chesapeake Bay on this day and effectively cut off General Cornmwallis ability to escape by sea.
  • Cornwallis Surrenders

    Cornwallis surrenders to General George Washington at Yorktown, VA.
  • Northwest Ordinance of 1787

    The Northwest Ordiance of 1787 is considered one of the most significant achievements of Congress. This ordinance recognized the territories of Ohio, Indiana, Michigan, Illinois,,and Wisconsin.
  • First presidential Election

    First presidential Election
    It was the first presidential election in the U.S. George Washington was elected President while John Adams became Vice President.
  • US Constitution Ratified

    US Constitution Ratified
    After New Hampshire ratifies, the Constitution is put into effect. It succeeded the failed Articles of Confederation. (I.C.)
  • Whiskey Rebellion

    Whiskey Rebellion
    It was a resistance movement caused by a tax on whiskey which angered many westerners. The movement ended on 1794.
  • Eli Whitney invents cotton gin

    Eli Whitney invents cotton gin
    Eli Whitney was an American inventor. He is best know for creating the cotton gin. The cotton gin is a mechanical device that removes seeds from cotton.
  • 11th Amendment Ratified

    11th Amendment Ratified
    The 11th Amendment is ratified, granting sovereign immunity. That is, the state cannot commit a legal wrong or be charged in a civil suit or be criminally prosecuted. (I.C.)
  • XYZ Affair

    Secret agents sent by the French foreign minister (A.W)
  • John Adams was elected president

    John Adams was elected the second president
  • Alien and Sedition Acts

    Increased sizes of the amy and navy, and also hgh taxes to pay for navy and army (A.W)
  • Kentucky and Virginia Resolutions

    Their respond after the Alien and Sedition Acts. Helped judge whether federal laws agreed with the Constitution (A.W)
  • Louisiana Purchase

    Napolean was offered $15 million for the Louisiana Purchase from Monroe and Livingston
  • Thomas Jefferson was elected president

    thomas jefferson was elected as the 3rd president
  • Marbury vs. Madison

    Jefferson tried to deny the appointments of Federalist judges
  • Lewis and Clark begin exploration

    Lewis and Clark begin exploration
    The first time the U.S. ever explored to the Pacific Coast. Lewis and Clark were guided by an Indian woman named Sacagawea.
  • 12th Amendment ratified

    12th Amendment ratified
    The 12th Amendment helped fix problems with presidential and vice-presidential elections. It completely changed the process of electing. (TH)
  • The Embargo of 1807

    Outlawed almost all foreign trade with other countries
  • Robert Fulton invents steamboat

    Robert Fulton invents steamboat
    Robert Fulton in 1807 with help from Livingston built the first commercial steamboat. They named it the North River Steamboat. It was to carry passengers between New York City and Albany, New York. (TH)
  • James Madison elected president

    he was the fourth president of the united states
  • War of 1812 begins

    War of 1812 begins
    This war was between America and the British Empire. This war had many causes; Trade tensions, the British supporting Indian raids, and United States want to expand. (TH)
  • Cumberland Road Open

    The Cumberland Road was built and opened from Cumberland, MD, to Wheeling, WVA, and later was extended to Illinois. It was the first Federal US Highway and was also called the National Road. (jw)
  • Treaty of Ghent settles The War of 1812

    Treaty of Ghent settles The War of 1812
    The treaty was signed in Ghent, Belgium, on December 24, 1814. Although it ended the war between the United States and Great Britain, none of the disputes that caused the war were settled. (TH)
  • Battle of New Orleans

    Battle of New Orleans
    This was the first major battle of the war of 1812. This battle caused British troops to withdraw from Louisiana. The Treaty of Ghent had been signed in 1814 calling for the end of the war of 1812, but the news didn't reach America until February of 1815. (TH)
  • Battle of New Orleans

    The Battle of New Orleans was the last major battle of the War of 1812. General Andrew Jackson took out an invading British Army who were trying to take over New Orleans. (jw)
  • James Monroe is elected president

    James Monroe was president from the years 1817-1825. He was the fifth president of the United States and was the last president who was a Founding Father of the United States. (jw)
  • James Monroe is elected president

    james monroe was elected as the 5th president of the united states
  • Jackson Purchase in Kentucky

    Andrew Jackson bought it from the Chickasaw Indians in 1818.
  • Panic of 1819

    Panic of 1819
    It was the United States' first huge financial crisis, it occured at the end of the Era of Good Feelings.
  • Missouri Compromise

    A 2 part law that said 1) Slavery would not be restricted in Missouri 2)United States could not expand north of 36, 30'N of the Louisiana Purchase
  • Monroe Doctrine Ratified

    Monroe Doctrine Ratified
    The Monroe Doctrine is ratified. It stated that if the Europeans tried to re-colonize the Americas, it would be percieved as hostile and would be retaliated against. (I.C.)
  • • Erie Canal completed

    It was finished in October 26, 1825
  • John Quincy Adams was elected president

    john quincy adams wa elected the 5th president
  • Baltimore and Ohio Railroad construction begun

    Construction started on July 4, 1828
  • Andrew Jackson elected president

    Elected president on March 4, 1829
  • Andrew Jackson was elected president

    Andrew Jackson was elected the 7th president of the united states
  • Indian Removal Act Ratified

    Indian Removal Act Ratified
    Andrew Jackson signs the Indian Removal Act into law. It allowed the relcoating of Indian tribes to occupy their land. (I.C.)
  • Nat Turner's Revolt

    A slave rebellion that was at Southampton County, Virginia with Nat Turner headed it up. The slaves killed 55-65 white people but the slaves were put down in a couple of days and Nat Turner stayed hidden for a couple of months. (jw)
  • Black Hawk War

    a war fought in 1832 between the united states and native americans.
  • Texas War for Independence begins

    It started on October 2, 1835 with the Battle of Gonzales
  • Samuel Colt invents the revolver

    Samuel Colt invents the revolver
    Colt was an American inventor. He patented a gun which had a revolving cylinder that contained five or six bullets. He was a major supplier for the Union army.
  • Martin Van Buren elected president

    Martin Van Buren was the eighth president and he was also the eighth Vice President. He was the first president not born with British ancestors and he was president during the Panic of 1837 and the worst depression. (jw)
  • Panic of 1837

    Panic of 1837
    The Panic of 1837 was a financial crisis. It was followed by a five-year depression and high unemployment levels. (TH)
  • The Amistad Case

    The trials ran from April 1839 to Mar. - Nov. of 1841.
  • William Henry Harrison elected president

    William Henry Harrison was the ninth president of the United States, an American military officer and a politician. He was the first president to die in office and he was the first president of the whig party. (jw)
  • John Tyler becomes president

    john tyler was elected the 10th president
  • Texas Annexation

    Texas Annexation
    Through a joint resolution, Texas becomes the 28th state of the United States. (I.C.)
  • Fugitive Slave Act Passed

    Fugitive Slave Act Passed
    The Fugitive Slave Act is passed by Congress. It declared that all runaway slaves be brought back to their masters. (I.C.)