Chapter 5

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    Sept 17th of '87 - Signing of the Constitution

    Sept 17th of '87 - Signing of the Constitution
    The signing of the united states constitution happened on September 17 of 1787. It happened at Independence Hall in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It represented 12 states and all but Rhode Island was denied.
  • 1776 - Jefferson write the DOI

    1776 - Jefferson write the DOI
    The Second Continental Congress adopted the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. Thomas Jefferson was not then credited with its authorship. the second continental congress was adopted, we now credit thomas jefferson with the declertaltions authorship.
  • 1776 - Battles of Trent and New Jersey

    1776 - Battles of Trent and New Jersey
    The battles of Trenton was small but pivotal battle. It took place in the morning of December 26, 1776, in Trenton.The continental army suffered several defeats. New York was forced to retreat through New Jersey.
  • 1776 thru 1778 - Manumission

    1776 thru 1778 - Manumission
    the battles of saratoga marked the campaign of saratoga giving a desisive victory to the americans over the british in the american reveloutinary war.
  • 1777 - American and British Battle of Saratoga

    1777 - American and British Battle of Saratoga
    the battles of saratoga marked the campaign of saratoga giving a desisive victory to the americans over the british in the american reveloutinary war.
  • 1777 - Howe captures Philadelphia

    1777 - Howe captures Philadelphia
    General Washington positioned 11,000 men between Howe and Philadelphia but was outflanked and driven back at the Battle of Brandywine 1778. Howe was responsible for the campaign to capture Philadelphia, having already captured New York in 1776.
  • 1777 thru 1778 - State Constitutions

    1777 thru 1778 - State Constitutions
    The state's original constitution, drafted in 1776, called for the election of a state president. When the state legislature presented the voters with a proposed constitution in 1778, it was rejected because the people thought that this was too important an issue for the government to present to the people.
  • 1777 - Articles of Confederation

    1777 -  Articles of Confederation
    the Continental Congress adopted the Articles of Confederation The Articles created a loose confederation of sovereign states and a weak central government, leaving most of the power with the state governments.
  • 1778 - Congress prohibits enslaved people imported to the US

    1778 - Congress prohibits enslaved people imported to the US
    The United States Federal Law provided no new slaves were permitted to be imported to the United States. It took effect in 1808, the earliest date permitted by the United States Constitution.
  • 1778 - Winter at Valley Forge

    1778 - Winter at Valley Forge
    Valley Forge functioned as the third of eight military encampments for the Continental Army's main body, commanded by General George Washington. British forces had captured the American capital of Philadelphia
  • 1779 - John Paul Jones & Serapis

    1779 - John Paul Jones & Serapis
    wins in English waters. In August 1779, Jones took command of the Bonhomme Richard and sailed around the British Isles. The Serapis was a 50 gun ship that outgunned the Bonne Homme Richard which was barely sea worthy.
  • 1779 Spain Declares war on Great Britain

    1779 Spain Declares war on Great Britain
    Spain declares war on Great Britain, creating a de facto alliance with the Americans. Spain's King Charles III would not consent to a treaty of alliance with the United States
  • 1780 - British forces capture Charles Town

    1780 - British forces capture Charles Town
    The siege of Charleston was a major engagement and major British victory, fought between March 29 to May 12, 1780, during the American Revolutionary War. Sir Henry Clinton, backed by an army of over 12,000 men, decided to use the British stronghold in Savannah to launch an attack on nearby Charles Town, and placed the city under assault for 42 days.
  • 1781 British surrender at Yorktown

    1781 British surrender at Yorktown
    was a decisive victory by a combined force of American Continental Army troops led by General George Washington and French Army troops led by the Comte de Rochambeau over a British army commanded by British peer and Lieutenant General Charles Cornwallis. in the North American region, as the surrender by Cornwallis, and the capture of both him and his army, prompted the British government to negotiate an end to the conflict.
  • 1781 & 1783 - Plans for first Fed. Tax

    1781 & 1783 - Plans for first Fed. Tax
    Abraham Lincoln imposes first federal income tax. On this day in 1861, Lincoln imposes the first federal income tax by signing the Revenue Act. The origin of the income tax on individuals is generally cited as the passage of the 16th Amendment, passed by Congress on July 2, 1909
  • 1783 Treaty of Paris

    1783 Treaty of Paris
    The Treaty of Paris, signed in Paris by representatives of King George III of Great Britain and representatives of the United States of America on September 3, 1783, ended the American Revolutionary War.
  • 1784 - Spain closed lower Mississippi River to American Western Settlers

    1784 - Spain closed lower Mississippi River to American Western Settlers
    Spain closed the lower Mississippi River to American trade because if American relations with Great Britain were poor, affairs with Spain were worse. the Mississippi River, was anxious to halt American expansion into the territory it claimed.
  • 1785 The Ordinance of 1785

    1785 The Ordinance of 1785
    The Land Ordinance of 1785 was adopted by the United States Congress of the Confederation It set up a standardized system whereby settlers could purchase title to farmland in the undeveloped west.
  • 1787 - The North West Ordinance

    1787 - The North West Ordinance
    The Northwest Ordinance enacted July 13, 1787, was an organic act of the Congress of the Confederation of the United States.
  • 1787 - Shay's Rebellion

    1787 - Shay's Rebellion
    Shays' Rebellion was an armed uprising in Western Massachusetts in opposition to a debt crisis among the citizenry and the state government's increased efforts to collect taxes both on individuals and their trades; the fight took place mostly in and around Springfield
  • May of 1787 - Convention

    May of 1787 - Convention
    The Vienna Convention on Succession of States in respect of Treaties is an international treaty opened for signature in 1978 to set rules on succession of states. It was adopted partly in response to the "profound transformation of the international community brought about by the decolonization process".
  • Dec 7th of '87 - Delaware first state to approve Constitution

    Dec 7th of '87 - Delaware first state to approve Constitution
    The first state to ratify was Delaware. Delaware got 30 votes. On December 7, 1787 Delaware was the state chosen to ratify the new United States Constitution. The citizens believed government under the constitution would protect from attack.
  • June 21st of '88 - New Hampshire ratifies Constitution

    June 21st of '88 - New Hampshire  ratifies Constitution
    New Hampshire was the 9th state to accept the constitution. It ended the government under the articles of confederation.
  • 1800 - Land Act of 1800

    1800 - Land Act of 1800
    On April 15, 1800, the government approved the Harrison Land Act. Under this law, people had the opportunity to buy land in the Northwest Territory directly from the federal government.