US HISTory timeline

Periods

Colonial Era

1604 - 1776

Aritcles of Confederation

1776 - 1787

The Young Republic

1788 - 1815

Era of Good Feelings?

1815 - 1830

Era of The Common Man

1830 - 1840

Ante-bellum Period

1840 - 1860

Civil War

1861 - 1865

Reconstruction

1865 - 1877

Gilded Age

1877 - 1900

Progressive Age

1900 - 1920

Roaring Twenties

1920 - 1929

The New Deal and WW2

1930 - 1945

The Cold War

1945 - 1968

Civil Rights Movement

1954 - 1968

1968-2000

1968 - 2000

Presidents

Red- States Rights
Blue- Big Govt

George Washington

1789 - 1797

VP-Adams
Sect Treasury- Hamilton
Major Events:
Judiciary Act of 1789
Whiskey Rebellion, 1799
French Revolution, 1793
Jay Treaty w/ England- 1795
Pickney Treaty w/ Spain- 1795
Farewell Address of 1796
Bank of US-1791-1811

Adams

1797 - 1801

Federalist!!!!
VP was Jefferson
XYZ Affair
Alien Act, Sedition Act, 1798
KY&VA Resolution
Midnight Judges- 1801

Thomas Jefferson

1801 - 1809

Republican
Sect Secretary- James Madison
Marbury v Madison, 1803
LA Purchase, 1803
Lewis & Clark Expedition, 1804
12th Amendment, 1804
Embargo Act, 1807
Non-Intercourse Act-1809

James Madison

1809 - 1817

Republican
Sect State- James Monroe
Macon Act, 1810
"War Hawks, 1811-1812
War of 1812
Hartford Convention, 1814
First Protective Tariff, 1816

James Monroe

1817 - 1825

Marshall's Decisions: McCulloch v Maryland, Dartmouth College v Woodward, Gibbons v Ogden
Aquisition of Florida, 1819
Adam-Onis Treaty , 1819
Missouri Compromise, 1820
Monroe Doctrine, 1823
Sectional Tariff, 1824
Favorite Sons Election(Jackson v JQ Adams, Crawford, Clay), 1824

John Quincy Adams

1825 - 1829

Whig(National Republican)- pro fed power
VP- JC Calhoun
Sect of State Henry Clay
"Corrupt Bargain"
Erie Canal , 1825
Tariff of Abominations
Calhoun's Protest, 1828

Andrew Jackson

1829 - 1837

Democrat- State Rights
VP- Calhoun, Van Buren
Jacksonian Democracy
Tariffs of 1832 and 1833
The 2nd Bank of the United States
Formation of the Whig Party 1832

Martin Van Buren

1837 - 1841

Democrat
Panic of 1837
Specie Circular, Death of 2nd BUS
"Pet"or "wildcat"state Banks

Wiliam Henry Harrison- Tippicanoe

1841 - May 1841

Whig
VP John Tyler
Died early in Office

John Tyler

1841 - 1845

Anti- Jackson Democrat,but ran as VP on the Tippicanoe Whig Ticket
Secretary of State- Daniel Webster
Webster Ashburton Treaty, 1842
Vetoes Clay's Bill for 3rd BUS
Canadian Border set at 45

James K Polk

1845 - 1849

The original "dark horse" horse candidate
Democrat
MANIFEST DESTINY!
texas becomes a state, 1845
Oregon boundary settled, 1846
Mexican War- 1846-1848
Treaty of Guadeloupe-Hidalgo, 1848
Wilmot Proviso

Zach Taylor

1849 - 1850

Whig
VP-Millard Fillmore
Opposed Compromise of 1850
Died in Office

Millard Fillmore

1850 - 1853

Whig
Sect State -Daniel Webster
Compromise of 1850
Uncle Toms Cabin, 1852

Franklin Pierce

1853 - 1857

Democrat
Kansas-Nebraska Bill, 1854
Popular Sovereignty
Japan opened, 1853
Underground Railroad
Bleeding Kansas
Ostend Manifesto, 1854

James Buchanan

1857 - 1861

Democrat
Dred Scott Decision
Lincoln-Douglas Debates

Abraham Lincoln

1861 - 1865

Republican
VP- Andrew Johnson
Civil War, 1861-1865
Emancipation Proclamation, 1863
Homestead Act, 1862
Morill Act, 1862(created ag colleges)
Assassinated 4/4/1865 by John Wilkes Booth

Andrew Johnson

1865 - 1869

Republican
Secretary of State- William H Seward
13th Amendment, 1865
14th Amendment, 1868
Reconstruction Act, 1867
Tenure of Office Act, 1867
Impeachment Trial, 1868
Formation of KKK
Adoption of Black Codes in the South

Ulyses S Grant

1869 - 1877

Republican
15th Amendment , 1870
First Transcontinental Railroad, 1869
Tweed Ring
Panic of 1873
Credit Mobilier
Whiskey Ring
Indian Ring

Rutherford B Hayes

1877 - 1881

Republican
Bland-Alison Act, 1878(free coinage of silver)
Troops withdrawn from the South 1877

Chester A Arthur

1881 - 1885

Pendleton Act, 1883(civil service- stopped party patronage)

James A. Garfield

1881 - September 1881

Republican, halfbreed
VP Chester A Arthur
Assassinated by Guiteau(angry stalwart mad because of party patronage)

Grover Cleveland

1885 - 1889

Democrat
Knights of Labor, 1886
Hay market Riot, 1886
Interstate Commerce Act, 1887
Washburn v Illinois, 1886

Benjamin Harrison

1889 - 1893

Repulican
Sherman Anti-Trust Act, 1890
Populist Party Platform , 1892
ND, SD, Montana, WA become states 1889
Idaho & WY become states, 1890
McKinley Tariff 1890
Sherman Act, 1890

Grover Cleveland

1893 - 1897

Democrat
Panic of 1893
Hawaiian incident, 1893
Pullman Strike, 1894
American Federation of Labor

William McKinley

1897 - 1901

Republican
Spanish American War, 1898
Open Door Policy , 1899
Boxer Rebellion, 1900
McKinley assassinated 1901

Theodore Roosevelt

1901 - 1908

Republican
Panama Canal, 1903-1914
"Square Deal"
Roosevely Crollary to the Monroe Doctrine, 1904
Gentleman's Agreement(Japan), 1904
Pure Food& Drug Act, Meat Inspection Act, "Muckrackers", 1906
Trust busting
Conservation

William Howard Taft

1909 - 1914

Republican
Trust-busting
Pinchot-Ballinger controversy 1909(conservation v reclamation)
Dollar Diplomacy

Woodrow Wilson

1913 - 1921

Democrat
Underwood Tariff , 1913
16th, 17th, 18th and 19th Amendments
Federal Reserve System, 1913
Calyton Anti-Trust Act, 1914
World War I
Fourteen Points, January 1917
Treaty of Versailles, 1919-1920
"New Freedom"

Warren G. Harding

1921 - 1923

"Dark Horse" candidate
Republican - but hands off economy
Vp- Calving Coolidge
Teapot Dome Scandal
Washington Conference, 1921-1922

Calvin Coolidge

1923 - 1929

Republican
Kellogg Briand Pact , 1928

Herbert Hoover

1929 - 1933

Republcian
National Oringins Act, 1929
Panic and Depression
Stock Market Crash, 1929
Hawley- Smoot tariff, 1930

Franklin D. Roosevelt

1933 - 1945

Democrat
Vp-Garner, Wallace, Truman
New Deal
Bank Holiday, AAA, NRA, WPA, FDIC, TVA, Social Security, Wagner Act
World War 2
Cash & Carry , Lend-Lease, Atlantic Charter , D-Day, Manhattan Project

Harry S. Truman

1945 - 1953

Democrat
Hiroshima and Nagasaki, 1945
Taft-Harley Act, 1947
Truman Doctirine, 1947
Marshall Plan , 1947
NATO, 1949
Korean War, 1950-1953
"Fair Deal"

Dwight D. Eisenhower(Ike)

1953 - 1961

Republican
VP-Nixon
22nd Amendment
Brown v Board of Education
Southeast Asia Treaty Organization
Suez Crisis, 1956
Eisenhower Doctrine
Creation of NASA & NDEA

John F Kennedy

1961 - 1963

Democrat
VP- Lyndon B. Johnson
Alliance for Progress
Baker v Carr, 1962
Peace Corps
Cuban Missile Crisis, 1962
"New Frontier"
Nuclear Test-Ban Treaty
Assassinated by Oswald

Lyndon B Johnson

1963 - 1968

Democrat
The "Cold War"
Cuban Policy
Income tax cut
Civil Rights Act, 1964
Voting Rights Act, 1965
Anti-Poverty Act, 1964
Medicare & Medicaid
"Great Society"

Richard M. Nixon

1968 - 1974

Republican
Ïmperial presidency
Landing on the moon , July 1969
Woodstock , August 1969
Detente, China(1972), SALT Treaty w/ USSR (1972), Vietnamization
War Powers Act 1974
Pentagon Papers, 1971
"Shuttle Diplomacy"in Middle East
Watergate; Nixon resigns August 1974

Gerald Ford

1974 - 1976

Republican
1st unelected president
Pardons Nixon
OPEC crisis, 1974

Jimmy Carter

1974 - 1976

Democrat
Panama Canal Treaty, 1977
Egypt and Israel peace treaty, Sadat and Begin win the Nobel Prize, 1979
Iran Hostage Crisis, 1979
Afghanistan invasion by USSR, 1979
"Stagflation"

Ronald Reagan

1981 - 1989

Republican
VP-George Bush
"Supply-side" economics
Iran-Contra Affair
Sandra Day O'Connor, 1st woman on SC

George Bush

1989 - 1993

Republican
Sabings and Loan Scandal, 1990
Berlin Wall came down & dissolution of the USSR,
End of Cold War
Operations Desert Shield and Deserts Storm 1992

Bill Clinton

1993 - 2001

Democrat
North American Free Trade Agreement(NAFTA), 1993
Proposes a national health care system ,1993
Air strikes in Bosnia, 1994
Participates in air strikes in Iraq
Sex Scandal/ impeachement, 1998
Air strikes on Serbia, 1999

George W. Bush

2001 - 2009

Republican
Disputed election, eventually decided by the SC
"Compassionate Conservatism"
War on Terrorism , Post 9/11/2001
Attacks terrorist in Afghanistan

Barack Obama

2009 - 2017

Democrat
Obama Care
Afganistan and Iraq

Amendments

Bill of Rights

1789 - 1791

1st- Freedom of speech, press, religion, peaceable assembly, petition the government
2nd- right to bear arms
3rd-protection from quartering troops
4th-protection from unreasonable search and seizure
5th- rights in criminal cases(due process, no double jeopardy, no self-incrimination)
6th- trial by jury and other rights of the accused
7th- civil trial by jury
8th- prohibition of excessive bail, as well as cruel and unusual punishment
9th- protection of rights not specifically enumerated by the Bill of rights
10th- "powers not delegated to Unites States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the states, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people"

11th Amendment

1795

Lawsuits Against States

12th Amendment

1804

Presidential Elections: the vp is the running mate of the candidate

13th Amendment

1865

Abolition of Slavery

14th Amednment

1868

Civil Rights-
"due process clause": depriving persons of life, liberty, or property without legislative authorization
"equal protection clause"

15th Amendment

1870

Black Suffrage

16th Amendment

1913

Income Taxes

17th Amendment

1913

Senatorial Elections- direct elections of senators, not done by state legislature

18th Amendment

1919

Prohibition of Liquor

Amendment 19

1920

Women's suffrage

21st Amendment

1933

Repeal of Prohibiton

20th Amendment

1933

Terms of office- moved inauguration to 1920

22nd Amendment

1951

Term Limits for the Presidency

23rd Amendment

1961

DC suffrage- gave electoral college votes

24th Amendment

1964

Abolished poll taxes

25th Amendment

1967

Presidential Succession- if president dies(resigns, cannot perform duty) VP become s the president, also established Äcting president"provision(pres cannot perform duties, but will be able to)

26th Amendment

1971

18 yrs old suffrage- lowered voting age

27th Amendment

1992

Congressional pay raises

Laws

Wars

Society/Movements

Territorial Expansion

Jamestown

1604

1st English Colony in the New World
tobacco + Natives kept it alive- John Rolfe
Smith saved in early years

Pymouth Colony

1620

puritan settlement escaping religious persecution