Founding Fathers Timeline

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  • The Boston Tea Party

    The Boston Tea Party
    It was a political protest against the the Britain for imposing “taxation without representation”. This event was the first major act of defiance to British rule over the colonist. American rallied patriots across the 13 colonies to fight for independence.
  • The Battles of Lexington and Concord

    The Battles of Lexington and Concord
    The Battles of Lexington and Concord kicked off the American Revolution War. They were considered a major military victory and displayed to the British and King George III that his behavior would not be tolerated in America.
  • The Declaration of Independence is Signed

    The Declaration of Independence is Signed
    The Second Continental Congress met in Philadelphia, and the 12 of the 13 colonies voted in favor of the motion for independence. The delegates spent two days debating and revising the language of a statement. On July 4, Congress officially adopted the Declaration of Independence.
  • The Winter at Valley Forge

    The Winter at Valley Forge
    After the fail attempt to retake Philadelphia, Washington led his 12,000 men into winter quarter at Valley Forge. It was a major turning point in the American Revolutionary War. It led some members of the Continental Congress wanting to replaces Washington, reliving he was incompetent.
  • The Battle of Yorktown

    The Battle of Yorktown
    When the British surrendered to American force and its French allies. The outcome marked the conclusion of the last major battle of the American Revolution.
  • The Constitution is Ratified

    The Constitution is Ratified
    The Constitution of the United States was finally accepted by the delegates. If it were not ratified the history of this country would have changed completely. Congress would have been working for the governments best interest and not the citizens best interest.
  • Presidential Inauguration of George Washington

    Presidential Inauguration of George Washington
    The inauguration marked the commencement of the first four-year term of George Washington as President. United States government officially began operations under the new frame of government established by the 1787 Constitution.
  • Washington’s Farewell Address

    Washington’s Farewell Address
    In Washington’s farewell, he advised American citizens to view themselves as a cohesive unit. He also told Americans to avoid political parties and issued a special warning to be wary of attachments and entanglements with other nations.
  • The Death of George Washington

    The Death of George Washington
    George Washington’s last years he was preoccupied by a moral dilemma. There was 317 ensalved people at Mount Vernon and Washington owned 123. Washington felt uneasy about owning enslaved people as property. Washington wrote a letter in May 1794, he said he wanted to liberate his enslaved people.
  • Marbury vs. Madison

    Marbury vs. Madison
    It established the power of judicial review for the U.S. Supreme Court and lower federal courts with respect to the Constitution and eventually for parallel state courts with respect to state constitutions.
  • The Dead Rabbits Riot

    The Dead Rabbits Riot
    The Dead Rabbits Riot was a two day civil disturbance in New York City. It was originally a small scale street fight. It then went into a city wide gang war which occurred on July 4th through the 5th in 1857 between members of The Dead Rabbits and Bowery Boys. The riot however was not the first incident of tension between immigrants nativists.
  • John D. Rockefeller Creates Standard Oil

    John D. Rockefeller Creates Standard Oil
    John D Rockfeller established Standard Oil, by the early 1880s controlled some 90% of U.S. refineries and pipelines. Standard Oil Company was incorporated in Ohio in 1870, but the origins date to 1863.
  • The Ku Klux Klan is Established

    The Ku Klux Klan is Established
    The Ku Klux Klan is an American white suprematist hate group who primary targets are African Americans as well as Jews, immigrants, leftist, homosexuals, and until recently catholics. The KKK, before 1900 succeed and pressuring the federal government to excluded unwelcome immigrants, prostitutes (originally asian women), convicts, contracted labors, the mentally ill, and the diseased. As a result of pressure the federal government enacted laws that specially targeted immigrants.
  • Alexander Graham Bell Patents the Telephone

    Alexander Graham Bell Patents the Telephone
    Bell was granted his telephone patent. A few days later, he made his first ever telephone call to Watson. Allegedly he uttered the now-famous phrase “Mr. Watson, come here. I want you.” The telephone is one invention that changed the world and opened a wide world of communication.
  • The Great Oklahoma Land Race

    The Great Oklahoma Land Race
    It was the first land rush into Unassigned Lands. The are was opened to settlement included all or part of the Canadian, Cleveland, Kingfisher, Logan, Oklahoma, and Payne counties of the US star of Oklahoma.
  • Ellis Island Opens to Process Immigrants

    Ellis Island Opens to Process Immigrants
    Ellis Island officially opened as an immigration station on January 1, 1892. Annie More from Ireland, was the first immigrant to be processed at the new federal immigration depot.
  • The Wizard of Oz (Book) is Published

    The Wizard of Oz (Book) is Published
    The Wizard of Oz book was so important to immgraintes, because the story is about Dorthy wanted to go back home. She wanted things to be different than they were before the cyclone hit. The immigrants t America discovered things about themselves along their journey: they were survivors, they were inventive, they had more hope for the future than their circumstances seemed to warrant.
  • J.P. Morgan Founds U.S. Steel

    J.P. Morgan Founds U.S. Steel
    It was founded in March 2, 1901. It was American integrated steel producer with production operations in the United States and Central Europe.Immigrants to the United States were in many ways responsible for the success of the nation’s large iron and steel industry.
  • Teddy Roosevelt Becomes President of the United States

    Teddy Roosevelt Becomes President of the United States
    Roosevelt became president on September 14, 1901 following the assassination of McKinley. Roosevelt was sworn in to office on the day of McKinley. He was president during a time of significant immigration between 1900 and 1915 America welcomed over 15 million immigrates. Key immigration laws passed during Roosevelt’s administration.
  • Ford Motor Company is Founded

    Ford Motor Company is Founded
    It is an American automobile manufacturer created by Henry Ford who created the Model T in 1908. He also developed the assembly line mode of production. Which revolutionized the automotive industry. As a result, Ford sold millions of cars and he became a world famous business leader.
  • Ida Tarbell Publishes Her Article About Standard Oil

    Ida Tarbell Publishes Her Article About Standard Oil
    Her article about Standard Oil was published in 1904 and was an exposé about the Standard Oil Company, run at the time by oil tycoon John D. Rockefeller. It inspired many other journalist to write about trusts, large businesses that attempt to gain monopolies in various industries. Her book helped dissolve the standard oil monopoly and helped usher in the Hepburn Act of 1906, the Mann-Elkins Act, the creation of Federal Trade Commission and the Clayton Antitrust Act.
  • Angel Island Opens to Process Immigrants

    Angel Island Opens to Process Immigrants
    The late objections of Chinese community leaders built immigration station was opened on the northeastern edge of Angel Island.
  • The 16th Amendment is Passed

    The 16th Amendment is Passed
    It established Congress’s right to impose a Federal income tax. It legalized an income tax that would vary based on the income of an individual or corporation. The purpose of the amendment was to support the government, and to lower tariffs and not to punish anyone.
  • The 17th Amendment is Passed

    The 17th Amendment is Passed
    The 17th Amendment to the United States Constitution established the popular election of United States Senator by the people of the states. It was proposed in 1912, and became part of the Constitution April 8th, 1913. Thanks ti the 17th Amendment every vote will count and undecided senators races, it gave Americans the right to vote. Also strengthen the link between citizens and the federal government
  • The Empire State Building Opens

    The Empire State Building Opens
    The Empire State Building construction began on March 17, 1930. It officially opened May 1, 1931. The Empire State Building is a symbol of everything New York City.