u.s. history

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  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    British troops fire into a mob, killing five men and leading to intense public protests .
  • American Revolution

    American Revolution
    American Revolution: War of independence fought between Great Britain and the 13 British colonies on the eastern seaboard of North America.
  • Articles of Confederation

    Articles of Confederation
    Continental Congress adopts the Articles of Confederation, the first U.S. constitution.
  • Manifest Destiny

    Manifest Destiny: US President James K. Polk announces to Congress that the United States should aggressively expand into the West.
  • Bill of Rights

    Bill of Rights
    First ten amendments to the Constitution, known as the Bill of Rights, are ratified.
  • Thomas Jefferson

    Thomas Jefferson
    Thomas Jefferson is inaugurated as the third president in Washington,
  • James Madison

    James Madison
    James Madison is inaugurated as the fourth president .
  • Adams Onís Treaty

    Adams Onís Treaty
    Spain agrees to cede Florida to the United States.
  • Indian Removal

    Indian Removal
    Congress authorizes Indian removal from all states to western prairie
  • Texas Independence

    Texas Independence
    Texas declares its independence from Mexico .
  • Mexican war

    Mexican war
    Mexican War: U.S. declares war on Mexico in effort to gain California and other territory in Southwest.
  • Oregon territory

    Oregon territory
    Oregon Treaty fixes U.S.-Canadian border at 49th parallel; U.S. acquires Oregon territory .
  • Women's rights

    Women's rights
    Women's rights convention is held at Seneca Falls, N.Y.
  • Zachary Taylor

     Zachary Taylor
    President Taylor dies and is succeeded by his vice president, Millard Fillmore.
  • Abraham Lincoln

    Abraham Lincoln
    Abraham Lincoln is elected president.
  • Spouth Carolina Secedes

    Spouth Carolina Secedes
    South Carolina secedes from the Union. Followed within two months by Mississippi, Florida, Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana and Texas.
  • Confederate States

    Confederate States
    Mississippi, Florida, Alabama, Georgia, and Louisiana secede. Confederate States of America is established .
  • Jefferson Davis

    Jefferson  Davis
    The Confederate States of America is formed with Jefferson Davis, West Point graduate and former U.S. Army officer, as president.
  • Fort Sumter

    Fort Sumter
    April 12, 1861 - Pierre Beauregard open fire with 50 cannons upon Fort Sumter in Charleston, South Carolina. The Civil War begins.
  • Civil War

    Civil War
    Civil War: Conflict between the North (the Union) and the South (the Confederacy) over the expansion of slavery into western states.
  • Map of Allegiances of the States - 1861.

     Map of Allegiances of the States - 1861.
    President Lincoln sends out a Proclamation of Blockade against Southern ports. For the duration of the war the blockade limits the ability of the rural South to stay in good supplies in its war against the industrialized North.
  • International Diplomatic Crisis

    International Diplomatic Crisis
    November 8, 1861 - The beginning of an international diplomatic crisis for President Lincoln as two Confederate officials sailing toward England are seized by the U.S. Navy. England, the leading world power, demands their release, threatening war. Lincoln then gives in and orders their release in December. "One war at a time," Lincoln says.
  • Cold Harbor

    Cold Harbor
    A costly mistake by Grant results in 7,000 Union casualties in twenty minutes during an offensive against fortified Rebels at Cold Harbor in Virginia.
  • Grant's Forces

    Grant's Forces
  • Lee Surrenders

    Lee Surrenders
    Gen. Robert E. Lee surrenders his Confederate Army to Gen. Ulysses S. Grant at the village of Appomattox Court House in Virginia. Grant allows Rebel officers to keep their sidearms and permits soldiers to keep horses and mules.
  • Lincoln Shot

    Lincoln Shot
    President Abraham Lincoln dies at 7:22 in the morning. Vice President Andrew Johnson assumes the presidency.
  • Jhon Booth

    Jhon Booth
    John Wilkes Booth is shot and killed in a tobacco barn in Virginia.
  • Confederate Surrender

    Confederate Surrender
    Remaining Confederate forces surrender. The Nation is reunited as the Civil War ends. Over 620,000 Americans died in the war, with disease killing twice as many as those lost in battle. 50,000 survivors return home as amputees.
  • 13 Amendment

    13 Amendment
  • 15 Amendment

    15 Amendment
    Fifteenth Amendment to the Constitution is ratified, giving blacks the right to vote.