Government Timeline

Events

Magna Carta

1215

Christopher Columbas

1492

James Town Was Founded

1607

Plymouth MA; Plymouth Colony Was Founded

1620

French and Indian War

1754 - 1763

Seven Years War

1756 - 1763

Stamp Act

1765

Boston Massacre

1770

Boston Tea Party

1773

Patrick Henrys Speech To Congress

1775

Declaration of Independence

1776

Articles of Confederation Adopted

1781

General Cornwallis Surrenders At York Town

1781

Northwest Ordinance

1787

Constitutional Convention

1787

Constitution Was Ratified By States

1788

George Washington Becomes 1st President

1789

Bill Of Rights Was Ratified And Added To The Constitution

1791

John Adams Becomes President

1797

Thomas Jefferson Becomes President

1801

Lousiana Purchase

1803

Lewis And Clark To Pacific Ocean

May 14, 1804 - September 23, 1806

James Madison Becomes President

1817

Missouri Compromise

1820

Monroe Doctrine

1823

John. Q. Adams Becomes President

1825

Andrew Jackson Becomes President

1829

Indian Removal Act

1830

Battle Of The Alamo

1836

Martin Van-Buren Becomes President

1837

Cherokee Trail Of Tears

1838

U.S Expansion Begins

1843

James Polk Becomes President

1845

Treaty With Great Britain Gives U.S Oregon Territory

1846

Mexican War

1846 - 1848

Zachary Taylor Becomes President

1849

Compromise of 1850 and the Fugitive Slave Act

1850

Millard Fillmore Becomes President

1850

Gadsden Purchase

1853

Franklin Pierce Becomes President

1853

Kansas Nebraska Act

1854

James Buchanan Becomes President

1857

Dred Scott Decision

1857

Abraham Lincoln Becomes President

1861

Emancipation Proclamation

1863

Sherman's Union Army Sets Fire To Atlanta

1864

Civil War Ends

1865

President Abraham Lincoln Assassinated

1865

Confederate General Robert. E. Lee Surrenders To General Ulysses .S. at Appomattox Court House in VA

April 9, 1865

U.S Buys Alaska From Russia

1867

14th Amendment Passed to Make All Former Slaves U.S Citizens

1868

Ulysses .S. Grant Becomes President

1869

Transgressional Railroads Joins East and West

1869

John Rockefeller Founds The Standard Oil Company

1870

15th Amendment Gives African-American Men The Right To Vote

1870

Alexander Graham Bell Invents The Telephone

1876

Rutherford Hays Becomes President

1877

Thomas Edison Invents the Light Bulb

1879

James Garfield Becomes President

1881

Grover Cleveland Becomes Presedent

1885

Benjamin Harrison Becomes President

1889

Grover Cleveland Becomes President

1893

Henry Ford Invents the First Running Car

1896

William McKinley Becomes President

1897

Spanish American War

1898

Hawaii Annexed Into the U.S

1898

Progressive Era

1900

McKinley Assassinated

1901

William Taft Becomes President

1909

Woodrow Wilson Becomes President

1913

World War I

1914 - 1918

German U-Boats Sink Lusitania

1915

U.S Enters WW1

1917

World War 1 Ends; Treaty Of Versailles

1918

Leauge Of Nations

January 25, 1919

Warren Harding Becomes President

1921

Calvin Coolidge Becomes President

1923

Herbert Hoover Becomes President

1929

Franklin D. Roosevelt Becomes President

1933

Social Security Act

1935

Axis Powers

1939

World War 2 Begins

1939

Pearl Harbor

December 7, 1941

Harry Truman Becomes President

1945

Marshal Plan

1947 - 1951

NATO Formed

1949

Korean War

1950 - 1953

Dwight Eisenhower Becomes President

1953

John F Kennedy Becomes President

1961

JFK Assassinated

1963

Vietnam War

1965

Martin Luther King Jr Assassinated

1968

Richard Nixon Becomes President

1969

Nixon Resigns

1974

James Carter Becomes President

1977

Ronald Reagan Becomes President

1981

Berlin Wall Torn Down

1981

Persian Gulf War

1990

USSR Collapse

1991

William Clinton Becomes President

1993

George. W. Bush Becomes President

2001

1st Lord Of The Rings Movie- The Fellowship Of the Ring

2001

War In Iraq

2003

Barack Obama Becomes President

2009

Donald Trump Becomes President

2016