Timeline Project

Timeline created by Cody Dail
In History
  • Battle of Lexington & Concord

    This was the first battle of the Revolutionary War. This would be the start of America getting its independence from Great Britain. This battle was fought at Massachusetts Bay.
  • Battle of Saratoga

    This was a victory America got over the British. This battle is important because this helped us get a lead over the British. Without this battle, we would've been down big time. This was a huge step in the Revolutionary War.
  • Battle of Yorktown

    This is the most important battle in Revolutionary history. George Washington led 17,000 soldiers to absolutely destroy the Britians. This battle basically won us the war.
  • Northwest Ordinance

    This was adopted by the Confederate Congress. This gave us more land and gave us new states and new rights in these states. This was the start of our journey out west.
  • Louisiana Purchase

    Thomas Jefferson bought this land trying to buy New Orleans. We got 828,000 miles of land with New Orleans. We paid 15 million for all of it and it gave us access to the Mississippi River and this would be great for trade.
  • Missouri Compromise

    This was passed in 1820 and made Missouri a Slave state. This would eventually make Missouri be part of the south in the Civil war.
  • Monroe Doctrine

    This Policy is for the Western Hemisphere. James Monroe said this in December of 1823, and this Doctrine basically warns the European nations that the United States would not tolerate their nonsense. This speech would help us.
  • Nullification Crisis

    South Carolina and the Federal Government got into a feud. The feud was over the former's attempt to declare null and void within the state the federal Tariffs of 1828 and 1832. It was a political feud.
  • Texas Annexation

    Texas became the 28th state. Texas gained freedom from Mexico. This came out as a result of the Mexican-American war.
  • Oregon Treaty

    This treaty was signed between the United States and Great Britain. This ended the feuds of the claims of who owned the land. This would help us expand out west.
  • Mexican Cession (Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo)

    This was a Treaty signed in February of 1848. This treaty ended the war between Mexico and the United States. This treaty went into effect on May 30th, 1848.
  • Compromise of 1850

    Five separate bills passed Congress in September 1850. These bills defused a political confrontation between slave and free states on the status of territories acquired in the Mexican-American War.
  • Bloody Kansas

    This was a series of violent wars between 1854 and 1861. They were very bloody. Another name for it is Bleeding Kansas.
  • Kansas - Nebraska Act

    Passed by Congress, this allowed people in the territories of Nebraska and Kansas to decide if they wanted to own slaves or to not own slaves in their borderlines. This was passed in 1854. This would also start som
  • John Brown’s raid at Harper’s Ferry

    John Brown (Abolitionist), from October 16th to 18th, 1859, to initiate a slave revolt in Southern states by taking over the United States arsenal at Harpers Ferry, Virginia. He did this as a planned attack.
  • Battle of Fort Sumter

    This battle started the Civil War. The Confederates won this battle. This battle would lead to Confederate dominance until the mid-point of the Civil War.
  • Battle of Bull Run

    This was the first major war in the Civil war that resulted in a Confederate victory. This war was a boost for the Confederates. They would end up losing the war.
  • Battle of Antietam

    This was a major war in the Civil war where the Unions had a very strategic victory over the Confederates. This would help them get a boost in the war. The Unions would win most of the battles after this war.
  • Presidential Reconstruction (1863-1867)

    After the Civil War, Lincoln was killed and Congress made a joint committee to reconstruct. Andrew Johnson would step in as president. He would later be kicked out of office.
  • Emancipation Proclamation

    Abraham Lincoln said that all states that have slaves shall let them free. This speech is important because it shows what the Unions stand for. This would be Abraham Lincoln's most famous speech.
  • Battle of Vicksburg

    This was the final Vicksburg battle in the Civil War and the Union won. The Vicksburg era lasted for about a month. There was plenty of battles in this era at Vicksburg.
  • Battle of Gettysburg

    This was the bloodiest battle in the Civil War. This battle went on for 3 days and the Unions beat the Confederates and this basically won the Civil War for the Unions. Robert .E Lee would follow up shortly and surrender to the Unions.
  • Sherman’s March to the Sea

    This was a military campaign in Georgia for the Civil War from November 15th, 1864 to December 21st, 1864. This would recruit many soldiers for war.
  • 13th amendment passed

    This amendment abolished slavery. This meant that all the slaves would be let free. They still didn't have rights yet.
  • 14th amendment passed

    This amendment extended liberties and rights granted by the Bill of Rights to former slaves. This was big for the black community because now they had rights. They were not allowed to vote though.
  • Congressional Reconstruction (1867-1877)

    Andrew Johnson gets impeached and Congress reconstructs. Many things happened in this time period with plenty of changes due to the war.
  • 15th amendment passed

    This Amendment granted African American men to vote. This would let them have rights, be able to vote, and have freedom from being a slave. This was huge also in the black community because this made them equal in a way.
  • Plessy v. Ferguson (1896)

    This was a decision from the U.S. Supreme Court that was upheld because of racial segregation laws. This would go on for a while. Things like Jim Crow were mentioned in this battle. This will be a huge part of American history and the black community for future references. There was still a lot of racism in the country after this happened.
  • Gettysburg Address

    This speech was said by Abraham Lincoln in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania in 1863. This address stated that all men are created equally. This would be the most popular address he made and the term "all men are created equally", is still used to this day.