U.S History Timeline

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  • Declaration of Independence

    Declaration of Independence
    The United States of America made this document stating that the colonies were seperating from Great Britain. This is important because it is what created a new nation.
  • Treaty of Paris

    This is the document that officially ended the Revolutionary war between the Untited Sates and Great Britain. It is important because it shows that Great Britain accepted The United States as a new nation.
  • U.S. Constitution is Ratified

    U.S. Constitution is Ratified
    The United States Constitution was made official. The significance of this was that it was the basis of the United States goverment.
  • George Washington Inauguration

    George Washington Inauguration
    The first president of the United States was sworn into office. This was important because it gave the country a leader for the first time.
  • The Bill of Rights

    The Bill of Rights
    The Bill of Rights was added to the United States constitution. This is important because the Bill of Rights was the first ten amendments, or national laws, for the Untied States of America.
  • Cotton Gin

    Cotton Gin
    Eli Whitney invented the cotton gin. This is important because it increased the demand for slaves to keep up with the faster flow of production.
  • Thomas Jefferson Inaugurated

    Thomas Jefferson Inaugurated
    The third president, and the man credited with writing the United States constitution wa sworn into office. This is important because he would be the president to double our countries land and resources.
  • The Luisiana Purchase

    The Luisiana Purchase
    The United States purchased over 800,000 miles of land from the French. This is important because it doubled the siza of America and it's resources.
  • Slave Trade Abolished

    Slave Trade Abolished
    Thomas Jefferson officially ablished the importation of Slaves to the United States. This is important because it began the Anti-Slave movement.
  • James Madison Inaugurated

    James Madison Inaugurated
    The forth president of the U.S was sworn into office. This is important because Madison was the president to lead us through the War of 1812.
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    War of 1812

    The War of 1812 was fought because the United States didn't think that Great Britain was treating it as an independant country. The war was important because the was of 1812 is also known as America's second war for independence.
  • Treaty of Ghent

    Treaty of Ghent
    The treaty of Ghent was signed by the U.S. and Great Britain, This is important because it ended the war of 1812.
  • Inauguration of James Monroe

    Inauguration of James Monroe
    The fifth president was inaugurated. This is important because he wrote the Monroe Doctrine.
  • Mississippi Becomes the 20th State

    Mississippi Becomes the 20th State
    Mississippi became the 20th State in the United States of America. This is important because it shows that the U.S. is still progressing.
  • Missouri Compromise

    Missouri Compromise
    The compromise allowed Missouri to become a slave state if Maine would become a free state. This is important because it showed how the U.S. tried to keep it's slave and free states equal.
  • Indian Removal Act

    Indian Removal Act
    Native Americans in southern states were forced to move to land west of the Mississippi. This is important becuase it allowed southern states to develope without interference from the Native Americans.
  • Arkansas Becomes 25th State

    Arkansas Becomes 25th State
    Arkanas becomes the U.S.'s 25th State. This is important because it shows that the U.S. is still making progress and developing.
  • Martin Van Buren Inaugurated

    Martin Van Buren Inaugurated
    Martin Van Buren was sworn in as the 8th president of the United States of America. This is important because he led America into one of its first econmoic down falls
  • Annexation of Texas

    Annexation of Texas
    Texas officially beecame a part of the United States of America. This is important because it led to the Mexican-American war.
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    Mexican-American War

    America went to war against Mexico over borders and land. This war was important because the United States obtained the lands that shape our country today.
  • James Buchanan becomes President

    James Buchanan becomes President
    James Buchanan becomes the 15th president of the U.S.A This is imortant because Buchanan did a bad job at helping with the tension between North and South
  • Kansas Becomes a Free State

    Kansas Becomes a Free State
    Kansas becomes a free state after intense fighting on both sides. This is important because it foreshadowed and led to events such as the American Civil War.
  • Inauguration of Abraham Lincoln

    Inauguration of Abraham Lincoln
    The 16th president of the United States of American was sworn into office. This is important because his inauguration led to the succession of the southern states from the union.
  • Battle of Fort Sumter

    Battle of Fort Sumter
    The confederate soldiers attacked Fort Sumter and siezed control from the Union. It is important because it is the official start of the Civil War.
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    American Civil War

    The American Civil War was a war between the North and south of the Untited States. This is important because it is the only time in American history that Americans have fought against each other.
  • Lincoln Assassinated

    Lincoln Assassinated
    Abraham Lincoln was assasinated by John Wilkes Booth at Fords Theater This is important because showed the tension betwen north and south.
  • Andrew Johnson Becomes President

    Andrew Johnson Becomes President
    Andrew Johnson became president after the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. This is important because he took over during a tense time period between the North and the South.
  • 13th Amendment

    13th Amendment
    The 13th amendmant was ratified.. This is important because it offially became illegal to own slaves.
  • Purchase of Alaska

    Purchase of Alaska
    Alaska was purchased from the Russian Empire for economic reasons. This is important because Alaska became the 49th state and provided many new natural resources.
  • Ulysses S. Grant was inaugurated

    Ulysses S. Grant was inaugurated
    Ulysses Simpson Grant becomes Americas 18th president This is important because Grant became the first president after the civil war ended.