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United states History Timeline
Transcript of United states History Timeline
The Revolutionary war ends when Britain and the U.S. sign a treaty.
- The congress changes money system from pounds to dollars
- Shay's Rebellion
The United States creates a new form of government. Executive, Legislative, and Judicial.
George Washington is elected first president of the United States
The Bill of Rights is adopted into the constitution, giving people the rights of speech, press, religion, and assembly.
The Whiskey Rebellion starts after the government decides to put tax on whiskey
-Johnny Appleseed begins planting seeds
- John Adams becomes 2nd president of the united states
America's capital is changed to Washington D.C.
Thomas Jefferson is elected 3rd president of the United States
The United States makes the Louisiana Purchase from the French, increasing their size.
Lewis and Clark start their expedition, traveling over 7,000 miles of undiscovered land
America forbids African American importation for slavery
James Madison becomes the 4th president of the U.S.A
War of 1812. British interference with ships and trade
James Madison is elected for a second time
- 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
James Monroe is elected 5th president of the U.S.
James Monroe is elected a second time
John Quincy Adams is elected the 6th president
Freedoms Journal newspaper gets published
- The railroad and train era begins
- Andrew Jackson is elected 7th president
The Indian Removal Act was signed, forcing Native Americans so evacuate their homes
- The Liberator newspaper starts publishing
- In Virginia, Nat Turner leads the greatest slave uprising in U.S. history
Andrew Jackson is re-elected
Martin Van Buren is declared the 8th president of the U.S.
Trail of Tears
- 15,000 Native Americans are obligated to move from their homes
The underground railroad that helps slaves escape, is established
- 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
James Polk is elected 11th president of the U.S.A
-U.S. declares war on Mexico to gain land
- The war ends when a treaty is signed in 1848
Fredrick Douglas starts the anti-slavery newspaper, called the North Star
Zachary Taylor is elected 12th president of the United States
After president Taylor dies, Millard Fillmore replaces him, becoming the 13th president of the United States
Northern states become eager to abolish slavery, after Uncle Tom's Cabin is published
Franklin Pierce is elected the 14th president
- James Buchanan becomes 15th president of the U.S.A.
- The supreme court decides that the congress can't abolish slavery
John Brown's raid on Harper's Ferry
By: Kayla Sills
-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
Abraham Lincoln gives the Gettysburg Address speech
- 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
Ulysses S. Grant is elected the 18th president.
Ulysses S. Grant is re-elected
- The United States celebrates their 100th anniversary.
- The telephone is invented by Alexander Graham Bell
Rutherford B. Hayes is elected the 19th president
Thomas Edison invents first electric light
James A. Garfield is elected 20th president, but dies, and Chester Alan Arthur becomes the 21st president of the U.S.
Chinese Exclusion Act
- Excluding chinese to come to the U.S.
The Washington Monument is built in Washington D.C.
France gifts the U.S. with the Statue of Liberty
Benjamin Harrison is elected the 23rd president
Ellis Island opens, the place for immigrants to come through
- The first gasoline powered automobile is built
- Grover Cleveland is elected again, as the 24th president
William McKinley is elected 25th president of the U.S.
Spanish American War
- U.S. declared war on Spain after Spain blew up a U.S. battleship
William McKinley is elected president for a second time, but dies 6 months later and Theodore Roosevelt takes over becoming the 26th president.
The first airplane is made
Theodore Roosevelt is elected for a second time
William Howard Taft is elected 27th president of the United States
The Titanic sinks, loosing 1,517 passengers. About half of how many were on there.
Woodrow Wilson is elected the 28th president
World War 1 begins, and then postponed by declaring a truce in 1918. The war finally ends in 1919.
The Great Migration:
Almost 1 million blacks leave the South
Woodrow Wilson is elected for a second time
Warren G. Harding is elected 29th president of the United States
Calvin Coolidge is elected 30th president
Calvin Coolidge is elected for a second time
- 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
The Star Spangled Banner becomes the national anthem
Amelia Earhart becomes the first women to cross the Atlantic Ocean by plane, and also flying solo.
Franklin Roosevelt is elected the 32nd president of the U.S.A.
Franklin Roosevelt is elected for a second time
World War 2:
The United States got involved because of the Holocaust in Germany, and Hitler's plan for world domination
Franklin Roosevelt is elected for a third time, becoming the only president to do so.
The turning point of World War 2
- 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
Harry Truman is elected for a second time
- The Korean War
- Vietnam War:
U.S. helped South Vietnam against the North.
Dwight Eisenhower is elected 34th president
Dwight Eisenhower is elected a second time
The first American satellite is launched
John F. Kennedy is elected 35th president of the United States
- 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
Lyndon b. Johnson is elected for a second time
- 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
- 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
Gerald Ford is elected the 38th president, after Nixon is impeached.
Jimmy Carter is elected 39th president of the U.S.
Ronald Reagan is elected the 40th president of the United States
Ronald Reagan was elected a second time
- George H. W. Bush is elected the 41st president
- Oil spill lets out more than 1 million gallons of oil
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
Bill Clinton is elected the 42nd president
Bill Clinton is elected for a second time but then in 1998, is removed from office.