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United states History Timeline

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United states History Timeline
1783
The Revolutionary war ends when Britain and the U.S. sign a treaty.
1786-1787
- The congress changes money system from pounds to dollars

- Shay's Rebellion
1788
The United States creates a new form of government. Executive, Legislative, and Judicial.
1789
George Washington is elected first president of the United States
1791
The Bill of Rights is adopted into the constitution, giving people the rights of speech, press, religion, and assembly.
1794
The Whiskey Rebellion starts after the government decides to put tax on whiskey
1797
-Johnny Appleseed begins planting seeds

- John Adams becomes 2nd president of the united states
1800
America's capital is changed to Washington D.C.
1801
Thomas Jefferson is elected 3rd president of the United States
1803
The United States makes the Louisiana Purchase from the French, increasing their size.
1804
Lewis and Clark start their expedition, traveling over 7,000 miles of undiscovered land
1808
America forbids African American importation for slavery
1809
James Madison becomes the 4th president of the U.S.A
1812
War of 1812. British interference with ships and trade
1813
James Madison is elected for a second time
1814
- British set fire to white house, but its rebuilt in 1818

- Francis Scott Key writes The Star Spangled Banner

- America and Britain sign a treaty, which ends the war
Francis Scott Key
1817
James Monroe is elected 5th president of the U.S.
1821
James Monroe is elected a second time
1825
John Quincy Adams is elected the 6th president
1827
Freedoms Journal newspaper gets published
- The railroad and train era begins

- Andrew Jackson is elected 7th president
1829
1830
The Indian Removal Act was signed, forcing Native Americans so evacuate their homes
1831
- The Liberator newspaper starts publishing

- In Virginia, Nat Turner leads the greatest slave uprising in U.S. history
Nat Turner
1833
Andrew Jackson is re-elected
1837
Martin Van Buren is declared the 8th president of the U.S.
1838
Trail of Tears
- 15,000 Native Americans are obligated to move from their homes
1840
The underground railroad that helps slaves escape, is established
1841
- William Henry Harrison is elected the 9th president, but only for a month because he dies, and his spot is taken over by John Tyler
1845
James Polk is elected 11th president of the U.S.A
1846
Mexican War
-U.S. declares war on Mexico to gain land
- The war ends when a treaty is signed in 1848
1847
Fredrick Douglas starts the anti-slavery newspaper, called the North Star
1849
Zachary Taylor is elected 12th president of the United States
1850
After president Taylor dies, Millard Fillmore replaces him, becoming the 13th president of the United States
1852
Northern states become eager to abolish slavery, after Uncle Tom's Cabin is published
1853
Franklin Pierce is elected the 14th president
1857
- James Buchanan becomes 15th president of the U.S.A.

- The supreme court decides that the congress can't abolish slavery
1859
John Brown's raid on Harper's Ferry
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1861
-Abraham Lincoln is elected 16th president of the United States

- The Confederate States of America is founded

- The Civil War starts
A war over slavery between the North and South
1863
Abraham Lincoln gives the Gettysburg Address speech


1865
- Abraham Lincoln is elected for a second time

- Lincoln is assassinated, and Andrew Johnson takes his place as 17th president of the U.S.

- The civil war ends when the South surrenders to Ulysses S. Grant's army
1869
Ulysses S. Grant is elected the 18th president.
1873
Ulysses S. Grant is re-elected
1876
- The United States celebrates their 100th anniversary.

- The telephone is invented by Alexander Graham Bell
1877
Rutherford B. Hayes is elected the 19th president
1879
Thomas Edison invents first electric light
1881
James A. Garfield is elected 20th president, but dies, and Chester Alan Arthur becomes the 21st president of the U.S.
Garfield
Arthur
1882
Chinese Exclusion Act
- Excluding chinese to come to the U.S.
1885
The Washington Monument is built in Washington D.C.
1886
France gifts the U.S. with the Statue of Liberty
1889
Benjamin Harrison is elected the 23rd president
1892
Ellis Island opens, the place for immigrants to come through
1893
- The first gasoline powered automobile is built

- Grover Cleveland is elected again, as the 24th president
1897
William McKinley is elected 25th president of the U.S.
1898
Spanish American War
- U.S. declared war on Spain after Spain blew up a U.S. battleship
1901
William McKinley is elected president for a second time, but dies 6 months later and Theodore Roosevelt takes over becoming the 26th president.
Theodore Roosevelt
1903
The first airplane is made
1905
Theodore Roosevelt is elected for a second time
1909
William Howard Taft is elected 27th president of the United States
1912
The Titanic sinks, loosing 1,517 passengers. About half of how many were on there.
1913
Woodrow Wilson is elected the 28th president
1914
World War 1 begins, and then postponed by declaring a truce in 1918. The war finally ends in 1919.
1915
The Great Migration:
Almost 1 million blacks leave the South
1917
Woodrow Wilson is elected for a second time
1921
Warren G. Harding is elected 29th president of the United States
1923
Calvin Coolidge is elected 30th president
1925
Calvin Coolidge is elected for a second time
1929
- Herbert Hoover is elected the 31st president

- The Great Depression
The stock market crashed, leading on to millions without jobs, banks closing, and bankruptcy. This lasted for 10 years
1931
The Star Spangled Banner becomes the national anthem
1932
Amelia Earhart becomes the first women to cross the Atlantic Ocean by plane, and also flying solo.
1933
Franklin Roosevelt is elected the 32nd president of the U.S.A.
1937
Franklin Roosevelt is elected for a second time
1939
World War 2:
The United States got involved because of the Holocaust in Germany, and Hitler's plan for world domination
1941
Franklin Roosevelt is elected for a third time, becoming the only president to do so.
1944
D-Day:
The turning point of World War 2
1945
- Franklin Roosevelt is elected for a fourth time, but dies the same year, and Harry Truman takes his place, becoming the 33rd president of the United States

- World War 2 officially ends after Japan and Germany surrender
1949
Harry Truman is elected for a second time
1950
- The Korean War

- Vietnam War:
U.S. helped South Vietnam against the North.
Harry Truman
1953
Dwight Eisenhower is elected 34th president
1957
Dwight Eisenhower is elected a second time
1958
The first American satellite is launched
Peace movement
1960
1961
John F. Kennedy is elected 35th president of the United States
1963
- Martin Luther King gives his "I Have A Dream" speech during the civil rights march

- John F. Kennedy is assassinated, and Lyndon B. Johnson becomes the 36th president
Martin Luther King
Lyndon B. Johnson
1965
Lyndon b. Johnson is elected for a second time
1969
- Richard Nixon is elected the 37th president

- Edwin Aldrin and Neil Armstrong land on the moon, becoming the first people to ever step foot on the moon

1973
- Nixon is elected for a second time, but later is impeached, because he was found guilty of cheating during the election

- Supreme court legalizes abortion after the Roe vs. Wade decision
1974
Gerald Ford is elected the 38th president, after Nixon is impeached.
1977
Jimmy Carter is elected 39th president of the U.S.
1981
Ronald Reagan is elected the 40th president of the United States
1985
Ronald Reagan was elected a second time
1989
- George H. W. Bush is elected the 41st president

- Oil spill lets out more than 1 million gallons of oil
1991
Persian Gulf War:
U.S. leads army, trying to drive Iraq's troops out of kuwait. The war ends when Iraq agrees to stop fighting
1993
Bill Clinton is elected the 42nd president
1997
Bill Clinton is elected for a second time but then in 1998, is removed from office.
The End
Harrison
Tyler
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