Historical Figures

Events

John Paul Jones

1763

In 1763 John Paul Jones worked as a captain for his first job.

Thomas Jefferson

1776

Thomas Jefferson drafted the Declaration of Independence on July 4th, 1776.

Thomas Paine

1776

Thomas Paine had published a pamphlet called "Common Sense". This pamphlet introduced the idea of American Independence in 1776.

Benedict Arnold

1779

Benedict Arnold becomes a traitor when in 1779, he gives out west point while on a secret negotiation with Great Britain.

George Washington

1789

George Washington becomes the first president of the United States in 1789.

John Wilkes Booth

1800

In the 1800's John Wilkes Booth becomes an actor.

Sacajawea

1804

On May 14, 1804 Sacajawea led the Louis and Clark expedition .

James Madison

1809

James Madison becomes the 4th president of the U.S in 1809.

Francis Scott Key

1814

The Star Spangled Banner, which became our national anthem later, was written by Francis Scott Key in 1814.

Sequoyah

1821

Sequoyah had made a Cherokee syllabary in 1821.

Jedediah Smith

1823

Jedediah Smith was unfortunately attacked by a Grizzly bear that broke his ribs as well as rib his side open. Fortunately he was able to survive but was injured ans scared for his life in 1823.

Nat Turner

1831

Nat Turner started his rebellion in 1831. Going home to home, freeing slaves while also killing 60 American men in total. This action resulted in the bloodiest rebellion ever.

William T. Shermen

1840

in 1840 William T. Shermen graduated 6th class in military class.

Dorthea Dix

1841 - 1843

Dorthea Dix travelled to a womens jail where the prisoners stayed in one room with no windows in 1841-1843.

Thomas Jackson

1846 - 1848

Thomas Jackson served in the Mexican-American War in 1846-1848.

Harriet Tubman

1849

September 17, 1849 Harriet Tubman escaped slavery.

Susan B. Anthony

1851

Susan B. Anthony met Elizabeth Cody Stanton which then resulted in them working together for women's rights in 1851.

Harriet Beecher Stowe

1852

Thomas Cabin which was a book was published by Harriet Beecher Stowe in 1852.

Ulysses S. Grant

1864

Ulysses S. Grant was appointed general by Abraham Lincoln in 1864.

Abraham Lincoln

1865

Abraham Lincoln was assassinated by John Wilkes Booth in April, 1865.