US History Timeline 1492 – 2011 Sid Sabo and Ryan Schiller

  • Oct 31, 1492

    Columbus “Discovers” America

    Columbus “Discovers” America
    Christopher Columbus was an explorer who discovered America by accident, thinking he could sail around the world to China to get rare spices. Instead, he discovered America with his three ships, the Pinta, Nina, and Santa Maria. The exploration was funded by King Ferdinand Queen Isabella of Spain.
  • Sep 28, 1497

    John Cabot claims North America for England

    John Cabot claims North America for England
    John Cabot was famous as the famous explorer of the coastline of Canada and claimed it for colonization. Cabot was the second European to find North America (after Christopher Columbus). He was the first to visit the mainland.
  • May 10, 1534

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

    Jacques Cartier explores the Great Lakes and the the St. Lawrence River
    Jacques Cartaier was a French explorer who claimed what is now Canada for France. He was the first European to describe and map the Gulf of Saint Lawrence and the shores of the Saint Lawrence River.
  • Walter Raleigh establishes Roanoke Island

    Walter Raleigh establishes Roanoke Island
    Walter Raleigh, English aristocrat, writer, poet, soldier, courtier, spy, and explorer, established the Virginian colony of Roanoke Island, the first English colony in the New World.
  • John Smith Founds Jamestown

    John Smith Founds Jamestown
    John Smith founded the first (permenant) English Colony in the New World. Its main crop was Tobacco.
  • First Imported Slaves

    Twenty slaves in Virginia Africans brought to Jamestown are the first slaves imported into Britain’s North American colonies. Like indentured servants, they were probably freed after a fixed period of service.
  • Mayflower Compact

    Mayflower Compact
    The Mayflower Compact was the first governing document of Plymouth Colony, written by the colonists, known as the Pilgrims now, who crossed the Atlantic aboard the Mayflower.
  • First School, Boston Latin

    First School, Boston Latin
    Boston Latin is the first ever school in America. Its curriculum follows the 18th century Latin-school movement, holding the classics to be the basis of an educated mind. Four years of Latin are required for all students who enter the school in 7th grade, three years for those who enter in 9th.
  • First College, Harvard

    First College, Harvard
    1636 - First College - Harvard College, the first institute for greater education in an American colony, was established at Cambridge in Massachusetts. Harvard's history, influence, and wealth have made it one of the most prestigious universities in the world. ~Wikipedia
  • Slave Trade Begins

    Colonial North America's slave trade begins when the first American slave carrier, Desire, is built and launched in Massachusetts
  • English Bill of Rights

    English Bill of Rights
    The Bill of Rights was passed by Parliament on 16 December 1689. It laid out certain basic rights for all Englishmen. These rights continue to apply today,
  • Ben Franklin - Lightning Rod

    A lightning rod (US, AUS) or lightning conductor (UK) is a metal rod or conductor mounted on top of a building and electrically connected to the ground through a wire, to protect the building in the event of lightning. Created by Benjamin Franklin.
  • The French And Indian War

    The French and Indian War, unlike its name suggests was not a war between france and the native americans. But it was them, fighting alongside eachother to drive off the british, It ended in 1763
  • 1763 - Proclamation of 1763

    1763 - Proclamation of 1763
    The Royal Proclamation of 1763 was issued by King George III after Great Britian took control of French territory in North America after the end of the French and Indian War. The purpose of the proclamation was to organize Great Britain's new North American empire and to stabilize relations with Native Americans through trade, settlement, and land purchases on the western frontier.
  • Stamp Act

    Stamp Act
    On March 22, 1765, British Parliament passed the Stamp Act in order to raise money for defending the American frontier. It required Americans to purchase a pass to print pieces of paper and paper products, such as papers, pamphlets, and playing cards. American people protested, protecting their permission to print paper, not because the permissions were particularly pricy, but because they had no say in Parliament’s decision to tax them. (Aren't Alliterations Awesome?)
  • Santa Claus

    Santa Claus
    Oh, Santa Claus. The lovable, chubby, red-nosed men, commanding an army of elves to build objects of enjoyment for children across the globe. He flies around, ignoring no-fly-zones and international air traffic laws in a sleigh pulled by magical reindeer. MAGESTIC!
  • Decleration of Independence

    Decleration of Independence
    The Decleration of Independence, drafted by Tohmas Jefferson, declares the 13 original colonies of America independant from the British Empire.
  • Vermont Frees Slaves

    Vermont Frees Slaves
    In 1777, Vermont is the first state to free all its slaves.
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    Articles of Confederation

    The Articles of Confederation was an agreement among the 13 founding states that established the United States of America as a sovereign nation and served as its first constitution.
  • The United States Constitution

    The United States Constitution
    The Constitution is the supreme law of the United States of America. It organizes the United States government and the relationship of the federal government with the states, citizens, and all US citizens.
  • Delaware

    Delaware
    Delaware was the first state accepted into the US. Its capital is Dover and its motto is "Liberty and Independence".
  • Pennsylvania

    Pennsylvania
    Pennsylvania, the second US state, was admitted December 12, 1787. Its capital is Harrisberg, and its motto is "Virtue, Liberty, and Independence".
  • New Jersey

    New Jersey
    New Jersey is the third state in the USA. Its capital is Trenton, with a motto of "Liberty and Prosperity".
  • Georgia

    Georgia
    Georgia, the 4th US state, became a state January 2nd, 1788. Its capital is Atlanta with a motto saying "Wisdom, Justice, and Moderation".
  • Conneticuit

    Conneticuit
    Conneticuit, the 5th state, joined the states on Jan 19, 1788. Its capital is Hartford with a strange motto of "Qui transtulit sustinet" - He Who Transplanted Still Sustains.
  • Massachusetts

    Massachusetts
    Massachusetts, and oddly shaped state, joined the US on Feb 6, 1788. Its capital is Boston, a place of funny accents, with a motto of "Ense petit placidam sub libertate quietem" - ( By the sword we seek peace, but peace only under liberty).
  • Maryland

    Maryland
    Maryland, another strangely shaped state, was admitted into the Us April 28, 1788. Its capital is Annapolis and its motto is "Fatti Maschii, Parole Femine" Manly Deeds, Womanly Words.
  • South Carolina

    South Carolina
    South Carolina, looking slightly like a heart, became a state on May 23, 1788. It has a capital of Columbia with a motto of "Dum Spiro Spero" - While I breathe, I hope.
  • New Hampshire

    New Hampshire
    New Hampshire became a state on June 21 1788 . The capital of New Hampshire is Concord, and its awesome motto is "Live Free or Die".
  • Virginia

    Virginia
    Virginia was accepted into the US June 25 1788. Its capital is Richmond with a motto of "Sic Semper Tyrannis" (Thus Always to Tyrants).
  • New York

    New York
    New York, the 11th US state, became a part of the US July 26 1788. Its capital is Albany, though its biggest city is New York City. They have awesome hot dogs.
  • North Carolina

    North Carolina
    North Carolina, the 12th state, entered the union on July 26, 1788. Its capital is Raleigh with a motto of "Esse Quam Videri" (To Be Rather Than to Seem).
  • George Washington, 1789-1797

    George washington takes two terms in the whitehouse 1789-1797.
  • 1790 Census Population

    4 million US residents
  • Rhode Island

    Rhode Island
    Rhode Island, the smallest state in the US, became a state in 1790. Despite its name, it is not actually an Island.
  • Vermont

    Vermont
    Vermont, the 14th US state, became an official state March 4, 1791. Its capital is Montpelier with a motto of "Freedom and Unity ".
  • Kentcky

    Kentcky
    Kentucky is the 14th state, becoming one in 1792. Their fried chicken is unmatched throughout the globe.
  • 1793 - Eli Whitney - Cotton Gin

    Made to pull apart cotton and remove seeds, the Cotton Gin made work on a cotton plantation more efficient. But also encouraged slavery.
  • 11th Amendment

    The Eleventh Amendment to the United States Constitution, which was passed Congress on March 4, 1794, and was ratified on February 7, 1795, deals with each state's sovererign immunity.
  • Tennesee

    Tennesee
    The 16th state, Tennesee, officialy joined the US Jun 4, 1796. It is home to countless country singers and funny southern accents.
  • John Adams, 1797-1801

    John Adams take one term in the whitehouse 1797-1801.
  • 1800 Census Population

    5.3 million US residents
  • Thomas Jefferson, 1801-1809

    Thomas jefferson take two terms in the whitehouse 1801-1809
  • Ohio

    Ohio
    Ohio, the 17th state and the birthplace of Aviation, became a state on March 1, 1803. It is home to rows upon rows of corn with a motto of: "With God, All Things Are Possible".
  • 12th Amendment

    The Twelfth Amendment to the United States Constitution provides the election procedure for the President and Vice President.
  • James Madison, 1809-1817

    James madison takes two terms in the whitehouse 1809-1817
  • 1810 Census Population

    7.2 million US residents
  • War of 1812

    The war of 1812 war basically a war based on things the British were doing to try to annoy the americans. Such as arming indians who were agressive to the U.S. and restricting trading.
  • Louesiana

    Louesiana
    Louesiana, the 18th state, turned into a state Apr, 30, 1812. Its capital is Baton Rouge with a motto of "Union, Justice, and Confidence ".
  • Indiana

    Indiana
    Indiana became the 19th state on Dec 11, 1816. Its capital is Indiannapolis (how original) and allows firecrackers that would be outlawed and destroyed anywhere else in the US. Boom!
  • University of Michigan

    University of Michigan
    The University of Michigan (or U of M) is a public research university located in Ann Arbor, Michigan. It is the state's oldest university. Though founded in Detroitin 1837, it moved to Ann Arbor later that year.
  • James Monroe, 1817-1825

    James Monroe takes two terms in the whitehouse 1817-1825
  • Mississippi

    Mississippi
    Missisippi, the state wth undoubtedly the funniest name, became the 20th state Dec 10 1817. Its capital is Jackson and its motto is "Virtute et armis" - By valor and arms.
  • Illinois

    Illinois
    Illinois, the 21st state, became a state on Dec 3 1818. Its capital is Springfield, though its biggest city is Chicago. Chicago Hot-Dogs are the best. People will look at you funny if you put ketchup on them, though.
  • Alabama

    Alabama
    The first state alphabetically, Alabama joined the US Dec 14, 1819. Its capital is Montgomery sporting a motto of "Audemus jura nostra defendere" - We Dare Defend Our Rights.
  • 1820 Census Population

    9.6 Million US residents
  • Maine

    Maine
    Maine, the state with epic lobster, became a state March 15, 1820. Its capital is Augusta with a short motto of: "Dirigo" - I direct
  • Missouri

    Missouri
    Missouri, the 24th state, joined the union Aug 10 1821. Its capital is Jefferson City with its biggest city, Kansas City, being shared with its neighbor, Kansas.
  • John Quincy Adams, 1825-1829

    John Adams takes one term in the whitehouse 1825-1829
  • 1829 - Graham Cracker

    Graham bread was invented by Sylvester Graham in 1829, for his vegetarian diet. The Graham bread was high in fiber, made with non-sifted whole wheat flour and was made into little squares we now know as graham crackers.
  • Andrew Jackson, 1829-1837

    Andrew Jackson takes two terms in the whitehouse 1829-1837
  • 1830 Census Population

    12.8 million US residents
  • Indian Removal Act (Trail of Tears)

    Indian Removal Act (Trail of Tears)
    The Indiam Removal Act was signed by President Andrew Jackson to move Natives off of their lands for American development. It is known as the "Trail of Tears" because the American relocating the Indians were extremely brutal to them.
  • Oberlin College

    Oberlin College
    Oberling College, a private liberal arts college in Oberlin, Ohio, became the first College to regularly admit Female and Colored students.
  • 1835 - 1836 Texas Revolution

    The Texas revolution was a battle fought by texas, to become independant from Mexico. Including the famous battle, The Alamo. Texas became an independant country for a while, but then joined the U.S.
  • Arkansas

    Arkansas
    Arkansas, the 25th state, joined the union on Jun 15, 1836. Its capital is Little Rock, and it is actually illegal to misspronounce "Arkansas" whilst in Arkensas. Ark-in-sass. Bwahaha!
  • Michigan (woo!)

    Michigan (woo!)
    Michigan (the best state ever) joined the union Jan 16 1837. Its capital is Lansing and it looks like a Mitten. It has the great lakes surrounding it, making it the largest source of fresh water in the whole wide world.
  • Martin Van Buren, 1837-1841

    Martin Buren takes one term in the whitehouse 1837-1841
  • Vulcanized Rubber

    A vast array of products are made with vulcanized rubber including tires, shoe soles, hoses, and hockey pucks. The process is named after Vulcan, Roman god of fire. Hard vulcanized rubber is sometimes sold under the brand names ebonite or vulcanite, and is used to make hard articles such as bowling balls and saxophone mouth pieces.
  • 1839 - Vulcanized Rubber - Charles Goodyear

    A vast array of products are made with vulcanized rubber including tires, shoe soles, hoses, and hockey pucks. The process is named after Vulcan, Roman god of fire. Hard vulcanized rubber is sometimes sold under the brand names ebonite or vulcanite, and is used to make hard articles such as bowling balls and saxophone mouth pieces.
  • 1840 Census Population

    17 million US residents
  • William Henry Harrison, 1841

    William Harrison takes an uncompleted term in 1841, he died of pneumonia on his 32nd day in office, was the first president to die in office, and the last who was born before the constitution.
  • John Tyler, 1841-1845

    John Tyler takes two terms in the whitehouse, taking the place of William Harrison. 1841-1845
  • Baseball

    Baseball
    Baseball is an American sport in which a player hits a ball, runs to three bases in a diamond pattern, and ultamately returns to where he started to score a point. It was invented by Alexander Cartwright in 1845.
  • Florida

    Florida
    Florida, a tropical beachy state, joined the union of states Mar 3, 1845. Its capital is Tallahassee, and it is famous for Disney Land and fruity umbrella drink in coconut shells.
  • James Knox Polk, 1845-1849

    James Polk takes one term in the whitehouse 1845-1849
  • Texas

    Texas
    Texas, the largest continental state, became a state Dec 9, 1845. Besides being blisteringly hot and having a capital of Austin, they make awesome brisket. Delicious!
  • Iowa

    Iowa
    Iowa, the 29th state, became part of the USA Dec 28, 1846. Its capital is Des Moines and its motto is "Our liberties we prize and our rights we will maintain".
  • 1847 - Doughnut

    A doughnut or donut is a fried food and is popular in many countries and prepared in various forms as a sweet (or occasionally savory) snack that can be homemade or purchased in bakeries, supermarkets, food stalls, and franchised specialty outlets. They are usually sweet, deep-fried from a flour dough, and shaped in rings or flattened spheres that sometimes contain fillings.
  • Wisconsin

    Wisconsin
    Wisconsin, the 30th state, became a state May 29, 1848. Its capital is Madison and sports an abundant supply of cows and cheese.
  • Zachary Taylor, 1849-1850

    Zacharty Taylor serves an unfinished term in the whitehouse 1849-1850. Cause of death is unknown.
  • 1850 Census Population

    23 million US residents
  • California

    California
    California, the 31st state, joined our union Sep 9, 1850. Its capital is Sacramento, and it is home to many blonde haired individuals as well as a major area for the film industry.
  • Millard Fillmore, 1850-1853

    Millard Fillmore serves a 2/3 term in office 1850-1853.
  • Franklin Pierce, 1853-1857

    Franklin Pierce serves one term in office. 1853-1857
  • Michigan State University

    Michigan State University
    Michigan State University, or MSU, is a public research university in East Lansing, Michigan. Today its study-abroad program is the largest of any single-campus university in the US, offering more than 200 programs in more than 60 countries on all continents including Antarctica! ~Wikipedia
  • James Buchanan, 1857-1861

    James Buchanan serves one term in office. 1857-1861
  • Minnesota

    Minnesota
    Minnesota, the 32nd state, became a state May 11 1858. Its capital city is St. Paul with a motto of "L'Etoile du Nord" - The Star of the North.
  • Oregon

    Oregon
    Oregon, the 33rd state, became a state Feb 14 1859. The capital is Salem with, not one, but TWO mottos of She Flies With Her Own Wings" and "The Union"
  • 1860 Census Population

    31.4 million US residents
  • Repeating Rifle - Benjamin Tyler Henry

    A repeating rifle is a single barreled rifle containing multiple rounds of ammunition. These rounds are loaded from a magazine by means of a manual or automatic mechanism, and the action that reloads the rifle also typically recocks the firing action.
  • Revolution!

    The Revolution was the point where america turned on the British and wanted freedom. After all of the taxes that were inflicted onto the americans, they had had enough and the revolution began for independance. ended 1865
  • American Civil War

    The Civil War was fought end a conflict that had been brewing in the U.S. for a while. Slaves. It was a war fought in cold blood. A country against itself. It ended in 1865, but even then people were still prejudice against african americans.
  • Kansas

    Kansas
    Kansas, the 34th state with delicious barbecue, became a state on Jan 29 1861. Its captial is Topeka and its rhymy motto is "Ad astra per aspera" - To the stars through difficulties.
  • Jelly Bean - William Schrafft

    Jelly beans are a small bean-shaped type of confectionery with a hard candy shell and a gummy interior which come in a wide variety of flavors. The confection is primarily made of sugar.
  • Machine Gun - Richard Gatling

    A machine gun is a fully automatic mounted or portable firearm, usually designed to fire rounds in quick succession from an ammunition belt or large-capacity magazine, typically at a rate of several hundred rounds per minute.
  • Abraham Lincoln, 1861-1865

    Abraham Lincoln serves one term in office 1861-1865, Freed the slaves from the southerners.
  • West Virginia

    West Virginia
    West Virginia, the 35th state, became a state Jun 20 1863. Its capital is Charleston with a motto of "Montani semper liberi" - Mountaineers are always free. (except when they break the law)
  • Breakfast Cereal - James Caleb Jackson

    A breakfast cereal (or just cereal) is a food made more or less from processed grains often, but not always, eaten with the first meal of the day or sometimes as a snack later in the day.
  • Nevada

    Nevada
    Nevada, the 36th state, was added to the union Oct 31 1864. It has a capital of Carson City, and has a motto of "All for Our Country ".
  • Andrew Johnson, 1865-1869

    Andrew Johnson serves one term in office 1865-1869
  • Abolishment of Slavery

    The 13th Amendment comes into action Dec 6 1865, abolishing slavery for good.
  • Nebraska

    Nebraska
    Nebraska is the 37th state of the USA and became an official state Mar 1 1867. Its capital is Lincoln, with a motto of "Equality before the law".
  • 14th Amendment

    The Fourteenth Amendment to the Constitution was adopted on July 9, 1868 as a Reconstruction Amendment. It provides a definition of citizenship, as well as allowing Blacks to become citizens, Its Due Process Clause prohibits state and local governments from depriving persons of life, liberty, or property without certain steps being
  • Ulysses Simpson Grant, 1869-1877

    Ulysses Grant serves two terms in office 1869-1877
  • American Football

    American Football
    Football is an American sport evolved from England Rugby by Walter Camp. There are two teams attempting to run an oblong ball to either end of the field to score points.
  • Soccer

    Soccer
    Soccer (or Football in Europe) is a simple sport where two teams attempt to get a spherical ball into nets on opposate ends of te field with their feet. In America it is called Soccer due to the fact that we already have a sport named Football.
  • 1870 Census Population

    38.6 million US residents
  • 15th Amendment

    The Fifteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution prevents the US government from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, religion, etc, promoting fairness.
  • African Americans Right to Vote

    African Americans’ were given the right to vote Feb 3 1870 following the adoption of the 15th amendment.
  • Jeans - Levi Strauss

    Jeans are trousers made from denim. Some of the earliest American blue jeans were made by Jacob Davis, Calvin Rogers, and Levi Strauss in 1873. Starting in the 1950s, jeans, originally designed for cowboys, became popular among teenagers. Historic brands include Levi's, Lee, and Wran
  • Colorado

    Colorado
    Colorado, the state with the least interesting shape, became a state Aug 1, 1876. Its capital is Dever with a motto of "Nil sine Numine" - Nothing Without Providence.
  • Toilet Paper- Seth Wheeler

    Toilet paper is a soft paper product (tissue paper) used to maintain personal hygiene.
  • Rutherford Birchard Hayes, 1877-1881

    Rutherford Hayes serves one term in office 1877-1881
  • Light Bulb - Thomas Alva Edison

    The light bulb is a crucial part of society, without it we would not have many of the modern things we have today, most importantly the knowing we are safe and dont have to sorry about (in most situations) out house burning down from a lightblub.
  • 1880 Census Population

    50.1 million US residents
  • James Abram Garfield, 1881

    James Garfeild served an incomplete term in office, he was the second president to be assasinated. 1881.
  • Chester Alan Arthur, 1881-1885

    Chester Arther serves one term in office 1881-1885.
  • Grover Cleveland, 1885-1889

    Grover Cleveland serves one term in office. 1885-1889
  • Coca-Cola - John S. Pemberton

    Coca-Cola is a carbonated soft drink sold in stores, restaurants, and vending machines in more than 200 countries. It is produced by The Coca-Cola Company of Atlanta, Georgia, and is often referred to simply as Coke (a registered trademark of The Coca-Cola Company in the United States since March 27, 1944). Originally intended as a patent medicine.
  • Benjamin Harrison, 1889-1893

    Benjamin Harrison serves one term in office 1889-1893
  • North Dakota

    North Dakota
    North Dakota is the 39th state of the US. It has a capital of Bismarck and a motto of " Liberty and union, now and forever, one and inseparable".
  • South Dakota

    South Dakota
    South Dakota is the 40th state in the United States. Its captial is Pierre (how French) with a motto of "Under God the people rule".
  • Montana

    Montana
    Montana is the 41st state of the US. Its capital is Helena with a state motto of "Oro y plata" - Gold and Silver.
  • Washington

    Washington
    Washington was the 42nd state in the USA. The state capital is Olympia with a motto "Alki" (By and By).
  • 1890 Census Population

    62.9 million US residents
  • Idaho

    Idaho
    Idaho, the state of potatoes, potatoes, and more potoes, became a state Jul 4 1890. Its capital is Boise with a motto of "Esto perpetua" - May it Endure Forever.
  • Wyoming

    Wyoming
    Wyoming, the final state alphabetically and the second most monotonously shaped one, became a part of the USA on Jul 10 1890. Wyoming's capital is Cheyenne with a motto of "Equal Rights". Yay, equality!
  • 1890 - Stop Sign - William Phelps Eno

    A Stop sign is a traffic sign to tell driver they must stop before and intersection or obstacle.
  • CMU

    CMU
    Central Michigan University, or CMU, is a public research university residing in Mount Pleasant in the U.S. state of Michigan. Established in 1892, Central Michigan University is one of the nation’s largest public universities and the fourth largest in Michigan. ~Wikipedia
  • 1893 - Radio - Nikola Tesla

    Radio is the transmission of signals through free space by modulation of electromagnetic waves with frequencies below those of visible light. Though it is mostly only used for entertainment.
  • Grover Cleveland, 1893-1897

    Grover Cleveland servers another term in office. 1893-1897
  • Corn Flakes- Will Keith Kellogg

    Dr. John Harvey Kellogg, and his younger brother Keith owned a sanitarium, leaving some dried what to sit they went to sttend some urgent business at the sanitarium, the what had gone stale when they got back, but on a budget, they processed it anyways. The result was flaky chunks. And so corn flakes were born.
  • Volleyball

    Volleyball
    Volleyball is a sport where two teams of 2-4 attempt to bump a spherical ball over a net with their hands and make the enemy team miss it. It was invented by William G. Morgan, an instructor at the YMCA in Holyoke, Mass. He decided to blend elements of basketball, baseball, tennis, and handball to create a game for his classes of businessmen which would involve less physical contact than basketball.
  • Utah

    Utah
    Utah, the washing-machine shaped state, became a part of the USA on Jan 4 1896. Utah's capital is Salt Lake City, with an industrious motto of "Industry". Seriously. That's the motto.
  • William McKinley, 1897-1901

    William McKinley serves one term in office 1897-1901
  • 1900 Census Population

    76.2 million US residents
  • Car - Oldsmobile - Ransom E. Olds

    Oldsmobile was a brand of American automobile produced for most of its existence by General Motors. It was founded by Ransom E. Olds in 1897. In its 107-year history, it produced 35.2 million cars, including at least 14 million built at its Lansing, Michigan factory. When it was phased out in 2004, Oldsmobile was the oldest surviving American automobile marque, and one of the oldest in the world, after Daimler and Peugeot.
  • Assembly Line - Henry Ford

    An assembly line is a manufacturing process (sometimes called progressive assembly) in which parts (usually interchangeable parts) are added to a product in a sequential manner using optimally planned logistics to create a finished product much faster than with handcrafting-type methods.
  • Theodore Roosevelt, 1901-1909

    Teddy Roosevelt serves two terms in office. 1901-1909 First president to try for a third.
  • Teddy Bear - Morris Michtom

    The teddy bear was named after president Roosevelt, by a man who heard the tale of how he refused to kill a bear. One of the first prototype models was given to the president himself.
  • Banana Split - David Strickler

    A banana split is an ice cream-based dessert. In its classic form it is served in a long dish called a boat. A banana is cut in half lengthwise (hence the split) and laid in the dish. There are many variations, but the classic banana split is made with scoops of vanilla, chocolate and strawberry ice cream served in a row between the split banana.
  • Oklahoma

    Oklahoma
    Oklahoma, the state that looks unnervingly like a meat cleaver, joined the union on Nov 16 1907. Its capital is Oklahoma City (very creative) and its motto is "Labor omnia vincit" - Labor Conquers All Things.
  • William Howard Taft, 1909-1913

    William Howard Taft serves one term in office 1909-1913
  • 1910 Census Population

    92.2 million US residents
  • New Mexico

    New Mexico
    New Mexico, the 47th state became a state Jan 6 1912. Its capital is Santa Fe with its motto being "Crescit eundo" - It grows as it goes.
  • Arizona

    Arizona
    Arizona, the state with swelteringly red deserts, became a state Feb 14 1912. Its capital is Phoenix with a motto of "Ditat Deus," God Enriches.
  • 16th Amendment

    The Sixteenth Amendment to the Constitution allows Congress to levy an income tax without apportioning it among the states or basing it on Census results.
    ~Wikipedia
  • 17th Amendment

    The Seventeenth Amendment (Amendment XVII) to the United States Constitution established direct election of United States Senators by popular vote. It also alters the procedure for filling vacancies in the Senate.
  • Woodrow Wilson, 1913-1921

    Woodrow Wilson serves two terms in office 1913-1921
  • World War 1

    World War 1
    World War I (WWI), which was predominantly called the World War or the Great War from its occurrence until 1939, and the First World War or World War I thereafter, Was fought by all of the major power groups in the world. over 70 million troops fought in this battle, over 9 million died.
  • 18th Amendment

    The Eighteenth Amendment (Amendment XVIII) of the United States Constitution, which defined "intoxicating liquors" to be banned in the United States. Its ratification was certified on January 16, 1919.
  • 1920 Census Population

    106 million US residents
  • 19th Amendment

    The Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution prohibits any United States citizen to be denied the right to vote based on sex. It was ratified on August 18, 1920
  • Warren Gamaliel Harding, 1921-1923

    Warren Harding serves an incomplete term in office. 1921-1923
  • Calvin Coolidge, 1923-1929

    Calvin Coolidge serves one and one third of a term in office. 1923-1929
  • Kool Aid, OH YEAH!

    Kool Aid, OH YEAH!
    Kool-Aid is a brand of flavored drink mix, often used on hot summer days.
  • Television - Philo T. Farnsworth

    Television (TV) is a telecommunication medium for transmitting and receiving moving images A T.V. is one of the most common recreational devices found in a home today.
  • Mickey Mouse

    Mickey Mouse
    Mickey Mouse is a loveable rodent character created by Walt Disney in 1928. He is seen wearing yellow shoes and red shorts.
  • Bubble Gum - Walter Diemer “Double Bubble”

    Bubblegum is a type of elastic chewing gum, Made for blowing bubbles, although nobody seems to do that anymore.
  • Herbert Clark Hoover, 1929-1933

    Herbert Hoover serves one term in office 1929-1933
  • 1930 Census Population

    123 million US residents
  • Electric Guitar - George Beauchamp and Adolph Rickenbacker

    An electric guitar is a guitar that uses the principle of direct electromagnetic induction to convert vibrations of its metal strings into electric audio signals.
  • 20th Amendment

    The Twentieth Amendment (Amendment XX) to the United States Constitution establishes the beginning and ending of the terms of the elected federal offices. It also deals with scenarios in which there is no President-elect. The Twentieth Amendment was ratified on January 23, 1933. ~wikipedia
  • Franklin Delano Roosevelt, 1933-1945

    Franklin Delano Roosevelt serves three terms in office. 1933-1945
  • 21st Amendment

    The Twenty-first Amendment (Amendment XXI) to the United States Constitution repealed the Eighteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, which had mandated nationwide Prohibition. It was ratified on December 5, 1933.
  • Soft Serve Ice Cream

    Soft serve icecream was invented to enhance taste. When something is higher temperature the more you can taste it.
  • World War 2

    World War II, or the Second World War (often abbreviated as WWII or WW2), was a global conflict lasting from 1939 to 1945, involving most of the world's nations—including all of the great powers—eventually forming two opposing military alliances: the Allies and the Axis. It was the most widespread war in history, with more than 100 million military personnel mobilised. In a state of "total war," Over 65 million casualties occured, and it is now called the deadliest conflict in human history.
  • 1940 Census Population

    132 million US residents
  • Harry S. Truman, 1945-1953

    Harry Truman serves two terms in office 1945-1953
  • Mexican American War

    The Mexican–American War, also known as the First American Intervention, the Mexican War, or the U.S.–Mexican War, was an armed conflict between the United States and Mexico from 1846 to 1848 in the wake of the 1845 U.S. annexation of Texas, which Mexico considered part of its territory despite the 1836 Texas Revolution. Which ended with U.S. Victory and the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo.
  • Cable TV

    Cable television is a system of providing television programs to consumers via radio frequency, make a wider array of pictures, and films available.
  • Video Game

    A video game is an electronic game that involves interaction with the user, often used as a recreational activity,
  • 1950 Census Population

    151 million US residents
  • Korean War

    The Korean war was a Proxy war fought by the Soviet Union and the United States. Eventually ending with Korea splitting into two countrys.
  • 22nd Amendment

    The Twenty-second Amendment (Amendment XXII) of the United States Constitution sets a term limit for the President of the United States. The Congress passed the amendment on March 21, 1947. It was ratified by the requisite number of states on February 27, 1951. The Amendment was the final result of the recommendations of the Hoover Commission which was established by President Harry S. Truman in 1947. ~wikipedia
  • Barcode

    A barcode is an optical machine-readable representation of data, it can be read and interpreted by mechanical devices and combined with other sets of data.
  • Dwight David Eisenhower, 1953-1961

    Dwight Eisenhower serves for two terms in office. 1953-1961
  • Video Tape

    A videotape is a recording of images and sounds on to magnetic tape.
  • Alaska

    Alaska
    Alaska, the cold, beautiful, oil-filled wonderland, became a state Jan 3 1959. It has a capital of Juneau with a motto of "North To The Future".
  • Hawaii

    Hawaii
    Hawaii, the final and 50th state, was admitted Aug 21 1959. Its capital is Honolulu and the state is constantly growing thanks to volcanoes!
  • 1960 Census Population

    179.3 million US residents
  • Vietnam War

    The Vietnam War was a Cold War-era military conflict that occurred in Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia from 1 November 1955 to the fall of Saigon on 30 April 1975. This war followed the First Indochina War and was fought between North Vietnam, supported by its communist allies, and the government of South Vietnam, supported by the United States and other anti-communist nations.
  • 23rd Amendment

    The Twenty-third Amendment (Amendment XXIII) to the United States Constitution permits citizens in the District of Columbia to vote for Electors for President and Vice President. The amendment was proposed by Congress on June 17, 1960, and ratified by the states on March 29, 1961. The first Presidential election in which it was in effect was the presidential election of 1964. ~wikipedia
  • John Fitzgerald Kennedy, 1961-1963

    John Kennedy serves an incomplete term in office. 1961-1963
  • Computer Mouse

    In computing, a mouse is a pointing device it guides a pointer across the screen to tell the user where he or she is clicking.
  • Lyndon Baines Johnson, 1963-1969

    Lydon Johnson serves 1 and 1/4th term in office. 1963-1969.
  • 24th Amendment

    The Twenty-fourth Amendment (Amendment XXIV) prohibits both Congress and the states from conditioning the right to vote in federal elections on payment of a poll tax or other types of tax. The amendment was proposed by Congress to the states on August 27, 1962, and was ratified by the states on January 23, 1964.
  • Buffalo Wings

    A Buffalo wing, hot wing or wing is a chicken wing section that is typically fried.
  • Minicomputer

    A midsized computer. In size and power, minicomputers lie between workstations and mainframes.
  • CD

    The Compact Disc (also known as a CD) is an optical disc that is typically used to store data, files, movies, and music.
  • 25th Amendment

    The Twenty-fifth Amendment (Amendment XXV) to the United States Constitution deals with succession to the Presidency and establishes procedures both for filling a vacancy in the office of the Vice President, as well as responding to Presidential disabilities. ~wikipedia
  • Richard Milhous Nixon, 1969-1974

    Richard serves one and an imcomplete term in office. 1969-1974
  • 1970 Census Population

    203 million US residents
  • 26th Amendment

    The Twenty-sixth Amendment (Amendment XXVI) to the United States Constitution limited the minimum voting age to no more than 18. It was adopted in response to student activism against the Vietnam War and to partially overrule the Supreme Court's decision in Oregon v. Mitchell. It was adopted on July 1, 1971. ~wikipedia
  • Email

    Electronic mail, commonly called email or e-mail is used to message anyone over the internet.
  • Cell Phone

    A mobile phone (also known as cellular phones) can be used to call other people when there is no other phone around.
  • Gerald Rudolph Ford, 1974-1977

    Gerald Ford serves an incomplete term in office 1974-1977
  • James Earl Carter, Jr., 1977-1981

    James Carter serves one term in office. 1977-1981.
  • 1980 Census Population

    226.5 million US residensts
  • Laptop

    A laptop, also called a notebook, is a personal computer used for mobile internet, typing, gaming, ect.
  • Ronald Wilson Reagan, 1981-1989

    Ronald Reagan serves two terms in office. 1981-1989
  • Nintendo Entertainment System (NES)

    The Nintendo Entertainment System (also abbreviated as NES or simply called Nintendo) was an 8-bit gaming system. Commonly thought of as outdated today, It hosts many of the original pioneer games such as super mario bros.
  • George Herbert Walker Bush, 1989-1993

    George H.W. Bush serves one term in office. 1989-1993
  • 1990 Census Population

    248.7 million US residents
  • Persian Gulf War

    The Persian Gulf War (2 August 1990 – 28 February 1991), commonly referred to as simply the Gulf War, was a war waged by a U.N.-authorized coalition force from thirty-four nations led by the United States, against Iraq in response to Iraq's invasion and annexation of the State of Kuwait.
  • 27th Amendment

    The Twenty-seventh Amendment (Amendment XXVII) prohibits any law that increases or decreases the salary of members of the Congress from taking effect until the start of the next set of terms of office for Representatives. It is the most recent amendment to the United States Constitution, having been ratified in 1992, 203 years after its initial submission to the states for ratification. ~wikipedia
  • William Jefferson Clinton, 1993-2001

    William Clinton serves two terms in office. 1993-2001
  • 2000 Census Population

    281.4 million US residents
  • 2001: US Invasion of Afghanistan

    The War in Afghanistan began on October 7, 2001 as the armed forces of the United States of America, the United Kingdom and the Afghan United Front (Northern Alliance) launched Operation Enduring Freedom. The primary driver of the invasion was the September 11 attacks on the United States, with the stated goal of dismantling the Al-Qaeda terrorist organization and ending its use of Afghanistan as a base. The United States also said that it would remove the Taliban regime.
  • iPod

    iPod is a line of portable media players created and marketed by Apple They are commonly used to listen to music and watch videos in places where you cannot.
  • George Walker Bush, 2001-2009

    George Bush serves two terms in office. 2001-2009.
  • Iraq War

    The Iraq War or War in Iraq began on March 20, 2003 with the invasion of Iraq by the United States under the administration of President George W. Bush and the United Kingdom under Prime Minister Tony Blair. The war is also referred to as Operation Iraqi Freedom and the Second Gulf War.
  • Barack Hussein Obama, 2009-

    Barack Obama serves one term in office, 2009 to present. First African American President. Unknown if will serve two terms.
  • 2010 Census Population

    308.7 million US residents
  • Softball

    Softball
    In 1887, George Hancock, a reporter for Chicago Board of Trade, invented softball. He invented the game as a form of indoor baseball on a cold winter day inside the warm Farragut Boat Club.