The USA from 1776 until Present
Published by Thomas Paine
Amphibious Landing of US Troops in Nassau, Bahamas.
First major action made by the Continental Navy of the USA
Enacted Lee Resolution (Declared Independence)
Approved the written Declaration of Independence
Independence declared from Great Britain and George III.
First Major Battle of the Revolutionary War.
Line Battle Tactic.
AKA Battle of Brooklyn or Brooklyn Heights
An early attempt to bring the Revolution to an end.
British: Admiral Lord Richard Howe,
Second Continental Congress: John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, and Edward Rutledge.
Washington attacked the day after Christmas, the small town of Trenton, New Jersey after having crossed the Delaware River.
Washington successfully attacked the Hessian troops who occupied the town.
Delegates in Vermont established the Vermont Republic and adopted the Constitution of Vermont (Vermont Republic), which abolished slavery.
The Battles of Saratoga (September 19 and October 7, 1777) conclusively decided the fate of British General John Burgoyne's army in the American War of Independence and are generally regarded as a turning point in the war. The battles were fought eighteen days apart on the same ground, 9 miles (14 km) south of Saratoga, New York.
Ratified on March 1, 1781
The Articles of Confederation, formally the Articles of Confederation and Perpetual Union, was an agreement among the 13 founding states that established the United States of America as a confederation of sovereign states and served as its first constitution.
George Washington has the Continental Army set up winter quarters at Valley Forge.
Signed between France and the USA.
Set to Expire in 1800.
Annulled by Congress in 1798 due to French Revolution.
Bombardment of Fort Charlotte: After a two-week siege, Spanish General Bernardo de Gálvez y Madrid, Count of Gálvez captured Fort Charlotte, in Mobile, from the British.
Siege of Yorktown: The British surrendered at Yorktown.
USA is officially recognized by the British and many other nations in Europe at he 1781 Treaty of Paris.
A small 8 County Republic. Eventually annexed by force to North Carolina in 1789.
Constitution came into Effect
North Carolina reconquered and annexed Frankland.
George Washington Unanimously Elected.
1st President of the United States of America.
Eli Whitney invented the Cotton Gin
In 1792 in South Carolina, Alexander Chisholm, the executor of the estate of Robert Farquhar, attempted to sue the state of Georgia in the Supreme Court over payments due him for goods that Farquhar had supplied Georgia during the American Revolutionary War. United States Attorney General Edmund Randolph argued the case for the plaintiff before the Court. The defendant, Georgia, refused to appear, claiming that, as a "sovereign" state, it could not be sued without granting its consent to the suit.
Superseded by 11th Amendment.
Failed Treaty signed with Great Britain.
The Judicial power of the United States shall not be construed to extend to any suit in law or equity, commenced or prosecuted against one of the United States by Citizens of another State, or by Citizens or Subjects of any Foreign State.
Ended Barbary Attacks on US Ships
John Adams becomes 2nd President of the USA
Jefferson Elected 3rd President
Nullifies Judiciary Act of 1789
Adams Appoints John Marshall Chief Justice of the Supreme Court.
Bought from Napoleonic France
Burr fatally wounds Alexander Hamilton who later dies of his wounds.
Robert Fulton invents the Steamboat.
James Madison elected as 4th President.
Charter NOT renewed.
Mainly between Napoleon and Europe.
US fought Great Britain, Canadians, and their Native Allies.
Ended US involvement in the War of 1812
City falls to the Americans.
James Monroe Elected 5th President.
US acquired Florida from Spain.
Protected the principle of honoring contracts and charters.
Prohibited state laws from infringing upon federal Constitutional authority.
No clear winner so House of Representatives chose in 1825.
Affirmed federal over state authority in interstate commerce.
John Quincy Adams named 6th President.
Andrew Jackson Elected 7th President
Cyrus McCormick invented this
Jackson vetoed the renewal of the Second National Bank of the US's Charter.
The Supreme Court ruled in favor of the Cherokee Nation