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Events

Declaration of Independence

July 4, 1776

Official signing of a document that granted the United States of America Independence

Treaty of Paris

September 3, 1783

Signing of the document that ends the Revolutionary War and sets the boundaries of the British empire

Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom

January 16, 1786

Document about separation of church and state and religious freedom

Bill of Rights

December 15, 1791

First ten amendments to the U.S. Constitution giving basic personal rights

Tammany Hall

May 12, 1798

New York political machine that helped immigrants

Virginia and Kentucky Resolutions

November 16, 1798

Two resolutions claiming that the Alien and Sedition acts were unconstitutional

Tallmadge Amendment

February 13, 1819

An amendment requesting Missouri to enter the union as a free state. It was never passed, but it led to the Missouri Compromise

Seneca Falls Convention

July 20, 1848

First women's rights convention where the Declaration of Sentiments was signed