Socialwork History

Events

Elizabethan Poor Law

1601

Jamestown

1607

Dutch Deliver First Slaves to VA

1619

Puritans settle in Massachusets

1620

Mayflower Lands and Mayflower Compact is signed

1620

New York Founded

1625

Harvard Founded

1636

First poor law in new world

1642

Massachusets makes religous heresey punishable by death

1646

First Private Charitabile Society Established in Boston

1657

Large wave of Quaker immigrants arrive from Germany and British Isles

1682

Salem Witch Trials

1692

Work House System Developed

1697

Ursiline Sisters Of New Orleans establish first orphanage

1729

First American Library Founded by Benjermine Franklin

1731

currency act

1764

Stamp Act

1765

American Population now 2,210,000

1770

Boston Massacre

March 5, 1770

First Hospital for the Mentally Ill in Williamsburg

1773

Revolutionary war

1775 - 1783

The Gilbert Act passes in England

1782

Treaty of Paris ratified

1784

Post War Economic Depression

1786

Summer

Constitution formally in effect

1787

Fedralist papers published

1787

New York City Becomes Temporary Capitol

1788

George Washington sworn in

1789

Georgetown Becomes First Catholic University

1789

First Publicly funded orphanage

1790

Bill of Rights

1791

Fugitive Slave Law

1793

US Public Health Established

1795

US Capital Moved to Washington DC

1800

Lewis and Clark Expedition

1804 - 1806

war of 1812

1812

Free Blacks get right to vote in NY

1821

Underground Railroads established

1830

Poor Law

1834

Depression begins "Panic of 1837"

1837

YMCA Founded

1844

British Factory Act

1847

Restores the 10 hour work day for women and childern

Old Age Insurance established in france.

1850

Writ of Habeas Corpus suspended

1861