Parallel Timeline

George Washington's Life

1732 - Born on February 22 in Virginia

1732

1749 - Appointed official surveyor of Culpeper County, Virginia

1749

1753 - Given the rank of Major

1753

1754 - Receives commission as a Lieutenant Colonel in the Virginia Regiment

1754

1755 - Appointed commander-in-chief of all Virginia forces

1755

1759 - Marries Martha Custis

1759

1774 - Elected delegate to the First Continental Congress

1774

1775 - Appointed general of the Continental Army

1775

1776 - Signs the Declaration of Independence

1776

1777 - Defeated at the Battle of Brandywine

1777

1783 - Resigns as commander-in-chief

1783

1787 - Elected President of Constitutional Convention

1787

1789 - Elected first president of the United States

1789

1793 - Re-elected president of the United States

1793

1794 - Suppressed farmers refusing to pay the tax on whiskey

1794

1793 - Returned to Mount Vernon

1797

1799 - Died at Mount Vernon during the age of 67

1799

United States

1733 - The Molasses Act is passed

1733

1751 - The Currency Act is passed

1751

1754 - The French and Indian War starts

1754

1763 - The French and Indian War ends

1763

1763 - The Proclamation of 1763 is issued

1763

1764 - The Sugar Act is passed

1764

1765 - The Stamp Act is passed

1765

1767 - The Townshend Acts are passed

1767

1770 - The Boston Massacre occurs

1770

1773 - The Boston Tea Party occurs

1773

1775 - The Revolutionary War begins

1775

1776 - The Declaration of Independence is signed

1776

1783 - The United States wins its independence

1783

1786 - Shay's Rebellion occurs

1786

1789 - The U.S. Constitution goes into effect

1789

1791 - The Bill or Rights is ratified

1791

1793 - Eli Whitney invents the cotton gin

1793