Tennessee Timeline

Events

The First Settlement

1769

William Bean Finds the first white settlement in Tennessee.

The Watagua Association

1772

A Group of settlers formed Government Watagua Association.

The Revolutionary War

1775 - 1783

The American Revolutionary War ends.

U.S. Constitution

1787

The U.S. Constitution was written.

The 16th State

1796

In 1796 Tennessee becomes the 16th state.

The England Fight of 1812

1812 - 1815

U.S. and England Fights the War of 1812.

Defeating the British!

1815

Tennessee Troops led by Andrew Jackson Defeated British at Battle of New Orleans.

Free Blacks Have No Voting Rights

1834

The State Constitution amended, free blacks had no Longer had Voting Rights.

RIP Davy Crockett

1836

Davy Crockett was killed at battle at Alamo.

The War Began!

1861

The Civil war Began and Tennessee was the last state to secede from the Union.

The War Ended

1865

The Civil War Ended and Andrew Johnson was elected as US President.

Woman Got To Vote!

1920

In 1920 woman received the right to vote.

Great Smoky Mt.

1940

The Great Smoky Mt. National Park was dedicated by President Franklin Roosevelt.

RIP Martin Luther King Jr.

1968

James Earl Ray assassinated Martin Luther King Jr..

RIP Elvis Presley

1977

In 1977 Elvis Presley died in Memphis.