US History Timeline 1492 - 2011 Connor Roxburgh&Sean Whisenant

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  • Oct 12, 1492

    Columbus “Discovers” America

    came by a boat
  • Aug 23, 1497

    John Cabot claims North America for England

  • Jan 1, 1534

    Jacques Cartier Jacques Cartier explores the Great Lakes and the the St. Lawrence River

  • Virginia colony of Roanoke Island established by Walter Raleigh

  • Captain John Smith explorer and founder of Jamestown

  • Mayflower Compact

  • Proclamation of 1763 by King George II1

  • Stamp Act

  • Declaration of Independence

     Declaration of Independence
    the decloration of independence was witten.
  • 1787 Articles of Confederation

  • Constitution

  • Delaware Dec. 7, 1787

    Delaware Dec. 7, 1787
    state bird: blue hen chicken
  • Pennsylvania Dec. 12, 1787

    Pennsylvania Dec. 12, 1787
    state bird: Ruffed grouse
  • New Jersey Dec. 18, 1787

    New Jersey Dec. 18, 1787
    state bird: Eastern goldfinch
  • Georgia Jan. 2, 1788

    Georgia Jan. 2, 1788
    state bird: Brown thrasher
  • Massachusetts Feb. 6, 1788

    Massachusetts Feb. 6, 1788
    sate bird: cod
  • Connecticut Jan. 9, 1788

    Connecticut Jan. 9, 1788
    state bird: American Robin
  • Maryland Apr. 28, 1788

    Maryland Apr. 28, 1788
    state bird: Baltimore oriole
  • South Carolina May 23, 1788

    South Carolina May 23, 1788
    state bird: Carolina wren
  • New Hampshire June 21, 1788

    New Hampshire June 21, 1788
    state bird: Purple finch
  • Virginia June 25, 1788

    Virginia June 25, 1788
    state bird: Cardinal
  • New York July 26, 1788

    New York July 26, 1788
    state bird: Eastern Bluebird
  • Goerge washington

    1st president of the United States. Presiing fact is dent from (April 30, 1789 to March 3, 1797.)
    One interesting fact is, Believing that shaking hands was beneath a president, Washington bowed to his visitors.
  • North Carolina Nov. 21, 1789

    North Carolina Nov. 21, 1789
    state bird: Cardinal
  • 1790 Population

    4 million
  • Rhode Island May 29, 1790

    Rhode Island May 29, 1790
    state bird: Rhode Island Red
  • Vermont Mar. 4, 1791

    Vermont Mar. 4, 1791
    state flower: Red clover
  • Bill of Rights

  • Kentucky June 1, 1792

    Kentucky June 1, 1792
    state bird: Cardinal
  • 11th Amendment

  • Tennessee June 1, 1796

    Tennessee June 1, 1796
    state bird: Mockingbird
  • John Adams

    The 2nd president of U.S.
    One interesting fact about John Adams isThe only presidents to sign the Declaration of Independence Adams and Jefferson both died on its 50th anniversary, July 4, 1826. Adams' dying words were "Thomas Jefferson survives". Jefferson, however, had passed on a few hours earlier.
  • 1800 Population

    5.3 million
  • Tomas Jefferson

    Tomas Jefferson
    The Third President of the U.S.
    One interesting fact about Tomas Jefferson is The only presidents to sign the Declaration of Independence, Adams and Jefferson both died on its 50th anniversary, July 4, 1826. Adams' dying words were "Thomas Jefferson survives". Jefferson, however, had passed on a few hours earlier.
  • Ohio Mar. 1, 1803

    Ohio Mar. 1, 1803
    state animal: White-tailed deer
  • 12th Amendment

  • 1810 Population

    7.2 million
  • Louisiana Apr. 30, 1812

    Louisiana Apr. 30, 1812
    state bird: Eastern Brown Pelican
  • Indiana Dec. 11, 1816

    Indiana Dec. 11, 1816
    state bird: Cardinal
  • James Monroe

    5th president of the U.S.
    One interesting fact about James Monroe is. In the election of 1820 Monroe received every electoral vote except one. A New Hampshire delegate wanted Washington to be the only president elected unanimously.
    Monroe's inauguration in 1817 was the first to be held outdoors.
  • Mississippi Dec. 10, 1817

    Mississippi Dec. 10, 1817
    state bird: Mockingbird (also my b-day month and day)
  • Illinois Dec. 3, 1818

    Illinois Dec. 3, 1818
    state bird: Cardinal
  • Alabama Dec. 14, 1819

    Alabama Dec. 14, 1819
    state bird: Yellowhammer
  • 1820 Population

    9.6 million
  • Maine Mar. 15, 1820

    Maine Mar. 15, 1820
    state bird: Black-capped chickadee
  • Missouri Aug. 10, 1821

    Missouri Aug. 10, 1821
    state bird: Bluebird
  • John Quincy Adams

    President Adams regularly swam nude in the Potomac River. Anne Royall, the first American professional journalist, knew of Adams' 5 A.M. swims. After being refused interviews with the president time after time, she went to the river, gathered his clothes and sat on them until she had her interview. Before this, no female had interviewed a president.
  • Andrew Jackson

    Jackson was the only president who served in both the Revolutionary War and the War of 1812.
  • 1830 Population

    12.8 million
  • Indian Removal Act (1838 Trail of Tears)

  • Arkansas June 15, 1836

    Arkansas June 15, 1836
    state bird: Mockingbird
  • Michigan Jan. 26, 1837

    Michigan Jan. 26, 1837
    state bird: Robin
  • 1840 Populaton

    17 million
  • William Henry Harrison

    Harrison was the only president who studied to become a doctor
  • john tyler

    Tyler was the first president whose wife died while he was in office.
  • Florida Mar. 3, 1845

    Florida Mar. 3, 1845
    state bird: Mockingbird
  • James Knox Polk

    A week before he died, Polk was baptized a Methodist
  • Texas Dec. 29, 1845

    Texas Dec. 29, 1845
    state bird: Mockingbird
  • Iowa Dec. 28, 1846

    Iowa Dec. 28, 1846
    state bird: Eastern goldfinch
  • Wisconsin May 29, 1848

    Wisconsin May 29, 1848
    state bird: Robin
  • Zachary Taylor

    Taylor refused all postage due correspondences. Because of this, he didn't receive notification of his nomination for president until several days later.
  • 1850 Population

    23 million
  • Millard Fillmore

    After Fillmore's term, he became the chancellor of the University of Buffalo
  • California Sept. 9, 1850

    California Sept. 9, 1850
    state bird: California valley quail
  • Franklin Pierce

    Pierce was arrested while in office for running over an old woman with his horse, but his case was dropped due to insufficient evidence in 1853
  • James Buchanan

    Member of Pennsylvania House of Representatives, 1815-16
  • Minnesota May 11, 1858

    Minnesota May 11, 1858
    state bird: Common loon
  • Oregon Feb. 14, 1859

    Oregon Feb. 14, 1859
    state bird: Western Meadowlark
  • 1860 Population

    31.4 million
  • Kansas Jan. 29, 1861

    Kansas Jan. 29, 1861
    state bird: Western Meadowlark
  • Abraham Lincoln

    Lincoln was the first president to die by assassination.
  • West Virginia June 20, 1863

    state bird: Cardinal
  • Nevada Oct. 31, 1864

    Nevada Oct. 31, 1864
    halloween day
  • Andrew Johnson

    Served as Alderman of Greeneville, Tennessee, 1830-33
  • Andrew Johnson

    Served as Alderman of Greeneville, Tennessee, 1830-33
  • 14th Amendment

  • Ulysses Simpson Grant

    Graduated from the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, N.Y. (1843)
  • 1870 Population

    38.6 million
  • 15th Amendment

  • Colorado Aug. 1, 1876

    Colorado Aug. 1, 1876
    stae bird: Lark bunting
  • Rutherford Birchard Hayes

    Of the five presidents who served in the Civil War, Hayes was the only one to be wounded.
  • 1880 Population

    50.1 million
  • James Abram Garfield

    Garfield was the first left-handed president
  • Chester Alan Arthur

    Graduated from Union College (1848)
  • Grover Cleveland

    Cleveland discovered a cancerous growth on the roof of his mouth in the middle of the economic crisis of 1893. So that his illness would not cause a greater panic, he and several doctors snuck aboard a pleasure boat and removed the growth. The public thought he was on a fishing trip and never knew the truth until 1917.
  • Benjamin Harrison

    Graduated from Miami University, Oxford, Ohio (1852)
  • Nebraska Mar. 1, 1867

    Nebraska Mar. 1, 1867
    state bird:
    Western Meadowlark
  • North Dakota Nov. 2, 1889

    North Dakota Nov. 2, 1889
    state bird: Western Meadowlark
  • South Dakota Nov. 2, 1889

    South Dakota Nov. 2, 1889
    State Bird: Chinese ring-necked pheasant
  • Montana Nov. 8, 1889

    Montana Nov. 8, 1889
    state bird: Western Meadowlark
  • Washington Nov. 11, 1889

    Washington Nov. 11, 1889
    state bird: Goldfinch
  • 1890 Population

    62.9 million
  • Idaho July 3, 1890

    state bird: Mountain Bluebird
  • Wyoming July 10, 1890

    state bird: Western Meadowlark
  • Wyoming July 10, 1890

    state bird: Western Meadowlark
  • Wyoming July 10, 1890

    state bird: Western Meadowlark
  • Wyoming July 10, 1890

    Wyoming July 10, 1890
    state bird: Western Meadowlark
  • Utah Jan. 4, 1896

    Utah Jan. 4, 1896
    state bird: California Sea gull
  • William McKinley

    Member of U.S. House of Representatives, 1877-91
  • 1900 Population

    76.2 million
  • Theodore Roosevelt

    Governor of New York, 1898-1900
  • Oklahoma Nov. 16, 1907

    Oklahoma Nov. 16, 1907
    state bird: Scissor-Tailed Flycatcher
  • William Howard Taft

    Graduated from Yale College (1878); Cincinnati Law School (1880)
  • 1910 Population

    92.2 million
  • New Mexico Jan. 6, 1912

    New Mexico Jan. 6, 1912
    state bird:Roadrunner
  • Arizona Feb. 14, 1912

    Arizona Feb. 14, 1912
    state bird: Cactus wren
  • 17th Amendment (direct election of United States Senators by popular vote)

  • Graduated from Yale College (1878); Cincinnati Law School (1880)

    Presbyterian
    Education: Graduated from the College of New Jersey (now Princeton University) (1879)
    Occupation: Teacher, public official
    Political Party: Democrat
    Other Government Positions:
  • 1920 Population

    106 million
  • Warren Gamaliel Harding

    While president, Harding played golf, poker twice a week, followed baseball and boxing, and sneaked off to burlesque shows. His advisors were known as the "Poker Cabinet" because they all played poker together.
  • Calvin Coolidge

    Northampton, MA City Councilman, 1899
    City Solicitor, 1900-01
    Clerk of Courts, 1904
  • Herbert Clark Hoover

    Society of Friends (Quaker)
    Education: Graduated from Stanford University (1895).
    Occupation: Engineer
    Political Party: Republican
  • 1930 Population

    123 million
  • 16th Amendment (Income Tax)

  • Society of Friends (Quaker)Education: Graduated from Stanford University (1895).Occupation: EngineerPolitical Party: Republican

    From his 1941 inaugural address where he speaks of an enduring democracy: "Put away many evil things.
  • 1940 Population

    132 million
  • Harry S. Truman

    The house where Truman lived from 1919 to his death is located in Independence, Missouri. The Truman Farm House, where Harry grew up, is located in Grandview, Missouri. Both are located in the Kansas City metropolitan area and both are part of the Truman NHS.
  • 1950 Population

    151 million
  • Dwight David Eisenhower

    Graduated from U.S. Military Academy, West Point, N.Y. (1915)
  • Alaska Jan. 3, 1959

    Alaska Jan. 3, 1959
    state bird: Willow ptarmigan
  • Hawaii Aug. 21, 1959

    Hawaii Aug. 21, 1959
    state bird: NeneThe Hawaiian goose
  • 1960 Population

    179.3 million
  • John Fitzgerald Kennedy

    Kennedy's speech to the students at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor on October 14, 1960 was the start of the Peace Corps.
  • Lyndon Baines Johnson

    Graduated from Southwest Texas State Teachers College (1930) (now known as Texas State University-San Marcos)
  • Richard Milhous Nixon

    Nixon resigned and was almost impeached over the Watergate Scandal, named for the burglaries at the Democratic National Committee headquarters at the Watergate Hotel in Washington. D.C by men found to be connected to Nixon's re-election campaign fundraising committee.
  • 1970 Population

    203 million
  • Gerald Rudolph Ford

    Ford was the first president to be an Eagle Scout.
  • James Earl Carter, Jr.

    Graduated from U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, Md. (1946)
    Occupation: Farmer, public official
  • 1980 Population

    226.5 million
  • Ronald Wilson Reagan

    At 69 years old, Reagan was the oldest elected president.
  • George Herbert Walker Bush

    From his first State of the Union address in January of 1990. "...the beginning of a new era in the world's affairs."
  • 1990

    248.7 million
  • From his first State of the Union address in January of 1990. "...the beginning of a new era in the world's affairs."

    President Clinton authorized American troops, but not ground troops, to take part in the North Atlantic Treaty Organization's (NATO) air strikes against the Serbian government. Although a United Nations (UN) courts ruled that a "genocide" was not taking place in Yugoslavia at this time, the UN court did conclude that Serbian President Slobodan Milošević's government had used a "systematic campaign of terror, including murders, rapes, arsons and severe maltreatments" in suppressing the ethnic Alb
  • 2000 Population

    281.4 million
  • George Walker Bush

    Bush was one of two managing general partners of the Texas Rangers baseball club from 1989-1994.
  • Barack Hussein Obama

    Obama was the first African-American U.S. president.
  • 2010 Population

    308.7 million
  • Martin Van Buren

    Van Buren was the first president born in the United States. All previous presidents were born before the United States became country, although all were born in places that would later be a part of the United States.