Political Foundations Timeline

Events

Colonial Assemblies

1619

House of Burgesses

1619

Mayflower Compact

1620

American Enlightenment

1714

The Great Awakening

1730

Town Meetings

1743

Declaration of Independence

1776

Jefferson and Antifederalists

1787

Hamilton and Federalists

1789

US Constitution

1789

Bill of Rights

1791

Washington Farewell Address

1796

Alien and Sedition Acts

1798

Election/Revolution of 1800

1800

Judicial Review: Marbury v Madison

1803

Era of Good Feelings

1812

Hartford Convention

1814

Universal Male Suffrage

1820

Corrupt Bargain

1824

Jacksonian Democracy: 2nd Party System

1828

Spoils System: Political Patronage

1829

Nullification Crisis

1832

Whig Party

1833

Log Cabin Campaign

1840

American Party: Know Nothings

1855