U.S. History Timeline

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French and Indian War Begins

1754

Quebec Falls To British

1760

Treaty of Paris Ends French and Indian War

1763

Sugar Act

1764

Stamp Act

1765

Townshed Acts

1767

Boston Massacre

1770

Boston Tea Party

1773

Tea Act

1773

Intollerable Acts

1774

Beginning of the Revolutionary War

1775

Thomas Paine Publishes Common Sense

1776

Declaration of Independence

1776

Articles of Confederation

1777

British Capture Savanna

1778

American Victory at Yorktown

1781

End of Revolutionary War

1783

Land Ordinance of 1785

1785

Shay's Rebellion

1786

Constitution is Ratified

1788

George Washington becomes 1st President

1789

Bill of Rights

1791

Eli Whitney Invents the Cotton Gin

1793

Fugitive Slave Act

1793

John Adams becomes President

1797

Thomas Jefferson is Elected as President

1801

Marbury vs. Madison

1803

Lousiana Purchase

1803

Lewis and Clark Expedition

1804

James Madison becomes the 4th President

1809

War of 1812

1812

Treaty of Ghent End War

1814

James Monroes becomes President

1817

Missouri Compromise

1820

Monroe Doctrine

1823

John Adams becomes President

1825

Andrew Jackson become President

1829

Indian Removal Act

1830

Battle of The Alamo

1836

Martin Van Buren becomes 8th President

1837

Trail of Tears

1838

OregonTrail

1840

William Henry Harrison

1841

James Polk is inaugurated as the 11 President

1845

Manifest Destiny

1845

Mexican War Begins

1846

Mexican War Ends

1848

The Californian Gold Rush

1848

Zachory Taylor becomes 12th President

1849

Sewing Machine Is Invented

1851

Uncle Tom's Cabin is Pulished

1852

Franklin Pierce becomes 14th President

1853

Republican Party is Formed

1854

Kansas - Nebraska Act

1854

James Buchanan

1857

Abraham Lincloln become the 16th President

1860

South Carolina Secedes from the United States

1860

Confederate States of America is Established

1861

Jefferson Davis is elected President of the Confederacy

1861

The Civil War Begins

1861

Emancipation Proclamation is Issued

1863

The Battle of Gettysburg is Faught

1863

Abraham Lincoln Delivers The Gettysburg Address

1863

Homestead Act

1863

Thirteenth Amendment is Ratified

1865

Reconstruction Begins in The South

1865

End of the Civil War

1865

Linncoln is Assasinated

1865

U.S. Acquires Alaska

1867

Fourteenth Amendment is Ratified

1868

Uslysses S. Grant become President

1869

Fifteenth Amendment is Ratified

1870

Rutherford B. Hayes becomes the 19th President

1877