Social Studies Timeline

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  • Delaware

    Delaware was the first state to ratify the Constitution and the first state in the Union.
  • Pennsylvania

    The Hershey Factory is in Pennsylvania.
  • New Jersey

    New Jersey
    It is the car theft capital of the world.
  • Georgia

    Coca cola was invented in Georgia.
  • Connecticut

    In Hartford it is illegal to cross the street on your hands.
  • Massachusetts

    The first basketball game was played in Massachusetts.
  • Maryland

    Maryland gave up some of its land for Washington DC.
  • South Carolina

    South Carolina
    They have the highest waterfall in Eastern America, the upper Whitewater Falls.
  • New Hampshire

    New Hampshire
    The first potato was planted in New Hampshire.
  • Virginia

    The first peanuts were grown in Virginia.
  • New York

    New York
    The first chess tournament was held in New York.
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    George Washington's Presidency

    He was the first president and Commander-in-Cheif of the Continental Army during the American Revolution.
  • North Carolina

    North Carolina
    The Krispy Kreme Doughnut was founded in North Carolina.
  • Rhode Island

    Rhode Island
    It is the smallest state in size.
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    The Whiskey Rebellion

    The United States were in debt after the Revolutionary War. President Jefferson placed a tax on alcoholic beverages. People thought that this was unfair so they refused to pay the tax.
  • Vermont

    Montpelier, Vermont is the only state capital to not have a McDonalds.
  • Kentucky

    Cheeseburgers were first served in Kentucky.
  • Tennessee

    The turtle capital of the world is in Tennessee.
  • George Washington's Farewell Address

    George Washington's Farewell Address
    George Washington's Farewell Address said that we should stay away from political parties.
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    Soujner Truth

    She was an abolitionist and a human rights activist. Her birthdate is unknown. She did a speech called "Ain't I a Woman?" In her speech, she said that a woman can do the same things that men can do, and that they deserve the chance to try. She lived in Battle Creek, Michigan. She gave many speeches about abolition and woman's rights.
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    John Adams' Presidency

    He signed the Alien and Sedition Acts and started an undeclared war with France.
  • Alien and Sedition Acts

    Alien and Sedition Acts
    After an undeclared war with France (later known as the Quasi-War), John Adams tried to strengthen the national security by passing the Alien and Sedition Acts.
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    John Brown and the Armed Resistance

    John Brown was an abolitionist who believed that armed resistance was the only way to abolish slavery. He led many battles and ended up killing five slavery supporters. He was hanged for what he had done.
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    Cheif Justice John Marshall

    He was the fourth Cheif Justice of the United States. His rulings helped to create many of the Constitutional laws that we have today. He did Marbury vs Madison, the Burr Conspiracy Trial, Fletcher vs Peck, McCulloch vs Maryland, Cohen vs Virginia, Gibbons vs Ogden, Dartmouth College Case, Johnson vs M'Intosh, Worcester vs Georgia, and Barron vs Baltimore.
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    Thomas Jefferson's Presidency

    He is the third president of the United States and author of the Constitution.
  • Marbury vs Madison

    Marbury vs Madison
    Marbury was appointed as justice of the peace at the end of John Adams' Presidency, but was never officially made a Justice of the peace. James Madison refused to deliver the papers, so Marbury sued him. Madison won, 4-0.
  • Ohio

    The Cincinnati Reds were the first baseball team.
  • Louisiana Purchase

    Louisiana Purchase
    The Louisiana Purchase was when the United States bought all of France's North American territory. They paid $11,250,000 for 828,000 acres of land.
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    Lewis and Clark's Expedition

    The Lewis and Clrk Exedition was the first expedition i the western United States. The crew members were Meriwether Lewis, William Clark, Charles Floyd, Patrick McLene Gass, John Ordway, Nathaniel Hale Pryor, William Bratton, John Collions, John Colter, Pierre Cruzatte, Joseph Field, Reubin Field, Robert Frazer, George Gibson, Silas Goodrich, Hugh Hall, Thomas proctor Howard, Francois Labinche, Jean Baptiste Lepage, Hugh McNeal, John Pots, George Shannon, John Shields, John B. Thompson, ect.
  • Abolitionist Movement

    Abolitionist Movement
    Thomas Jefferson made slavery illegal on March 2, 1807. Vermont made it illegal in 1777. Pennsylvania in 1780, and 1804 for the Northern United States. It's purpose was to abolish slavery everywhere in the United States. There were many people that were involved in the Abolitionist Movement . Some of them were Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, William Lloyd Garrison, John Greenleaf Whittier, Frederickk Douglass, Charles Langston, John Mercer Langston, and Abraham Lincoln.
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    James Madison's Presidency

    He was the fourth president of the United States and he wrote the Bill of Rights.
  • Louisiana

    It was named after King Louis XIV.
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    The War of 1812

    The War of 1812 was between the United States and The Unites Kingdom and Ireland. The United States won the war. This was the war that inspired the National Anthem.
  • Indiana

    Santa Claus, Indiana receives over one half million letters and requests at Christmas time.
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    James Monroe's Presidency

    He was the fifth president of the United States and he was the last president that was a founding father of the United States.
  • Mississippi

    The worlds largest shrimp is on display in Mississippi.
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    Frederick Douglass

    He was an abolitionist. He was born a slave and helped with the women's rights. His birthday is unknown. He have a speech called “What to a Slave is the 4th of July?” It was about the slavery in America and the slaves freedoms.
  • Dartmouth College vs Woodward

    Dartmouth College vs Woodward
    Dartmouth won, 5-1. John Marshall was the Cheif Justice. The New Hampshire Governer wanted Dartmouth College to become a public institution, but Dartmouth did not want to.
  • Illinois

    Superman is from Illinois.
  • McCulloch vs Maryland

    McCulloch vs Maryland
    McCulloch won, 7-0. John Marshall was the court Justice. The state of Maryland had attempted to impede operation of a branch of the Second Bank of the United States by imposing a tax on all notes of banks not chartered in Maryland.
  • Alabama

    Alabama workers built the first rocket to take people to the moon.
  • Missouri Compromise

    Missouri Compromise
    The Missouri Compromise made slavery illegal in Louisiana, except ffor some places. It was repealled by the Kansas-Nebraska Act.
  • Maine

    It is the only state to have a one syllable name.
  • Transcontinental Treaty

    Transcontinental Treaty
    It declared peace between Spain and the United Statees. Florida was gained from Spain.
  • Missouri

    The first successful parachute jump to be made from a moving airplane was made by Captain Berry at St. Louis, in 1912.
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    Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad

    Harriet Tubman helped over 70 escaped slaves get to safety in the North by using the Underground Railroad. The Underground Railroad is a series of safe houses where escaped slaves can go to help them get to safety in the North or to Mexico. It has helped over 30,000 slaves escape. The people who helped with the Underground Railroad were all kinds of abolitionists.
  • Monroe Doctrine

    Monroe Doctrine
    The Monroe Doctrine was a speech given by James Monroe. ts message was to tell other countries that they should not try to colonize in the United States.
  • Gibbons vs Ogden

    Gibbons vs Ogden
    The out of state boats had to pay more money than in-state boats. Gibbons won, 6 to 0. The court justice was John Marshall.
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    John Quincy Adams' Presidency

    He was the sixth president of the Unites States and he was the son of the second president, John Adams.
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    Andrew Jackson's Presidency

    He was the seventh president of the United States and his supporters formed what is now known as the Democratic Party.
  • Nat Turner's Rebellion

    Nat Turner's Rebellion
    It was a slave rebellion that killed between 55 and 65 men. He was hanged afterwards.
  • Arkansas

    Milk is the official state beverage. It was designated in 1985.
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    Trail of Tears

    The president during the Trail of Tears was Andrew Jackson. The Indian Removal Act of 1830 relocated Native Americans in the United States. Between 2,000 and 6,000 out of 16,543 Native Americans died.
  • Horace Mann’s campaign for free compulsory public education

    Horace Mann’s campaign for free compulsory public education
    Horace Mann wanted the government to take over the public education system so going to school would be free and non-religious.
  • Michigan

    Although Michigan is often called the "Wolverine State" there are no longer any wolverines in Michigan.
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    Martin Van Buren's Presidency

    He was the eighth president of the United States and he was only elected once because he was not able to handle the economic chaos during the Panic of 1837.
  • Manifest Destiny

    Manifest Destiny
    It was a popular belief in America. It contained the special virtues of American citizens, a mission to redeem the United States and the destiny to accomplish it. It formed American culture.
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    William Henry Harrison's Presidency

    He was the ninth president of the United States and he was the last president born as a British subject, the oldest president until Ronald Reagan was president, and he died on his 32nd day in office due to pneumonia, giving him the shortest presidency. Because of his death, the problem of presidential succession was handled. He is also Benjamin Harrison's grandfather.
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    John Tyler's Presidency

    He was the tenth president of the United States and he became president because William Henry Harrison died.
  • Florida

    Saint Augustine is the oldest European settlement in North America.
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    James K. Polk's Presidency

    He was the eleventh president of the United States and he threatened war with Britain about who owned Oregon County.
  • Texas

    Texas is popularly known as The Lone Star State
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    Mexican-American War

    They were fighting over the independence of Texas. The Americans won teh war, gaining Utah, Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, California, Nevada, Oklahoma, Wyoming, and Texas.
  • Iowa

    Sabula is Iowa's only town on an island.
  • Wisconsin

    Wisconsin is the dairy capital of the United States.
  • Seneca Falls Convention

    Seneca Falls Convention
    The Seneca Falls Convention was the first women's rights convention. Key players in the convention were Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Lucretia Mott, and Frederick Douglass. The meeting had six sessions, included a lecture on law, a humorous presentation, and multiple discussions about the role of women in society.
  • Seneca Falls Convention Resolution

    Seneca Falls Convention Resolution
    The goal was to gain equal rights for women and men. The Declaration of sentiments was a document that gave women rights.
  • Elizabeth Cady Stanton

    Elizabeth Cady Stanton
    Elizebeth Cady Stanton was a women's rights activist. She played key roles in the Seneca Falls Convention.
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    Zachary Taylor's Presidency

    He was the twelfth president of the United States and he was going to make laws about slavery but he died before he could.
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    Millard Fillmore's Presidency

    He was the thirteenth president of the United States and he was the last president to not be associated with Democratic or Republican Party.
  • California

    More turkeys are raised in California than in any other state in the United States.
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    Franklin Pierce

    He was the fourteenth president of the United States and he enforced the Fugitive Slave Act and he was one of the worst presidents in history.
  • Dred Scott vs Sandford

    Dred Scott vs Sandford
    It became a court case because Dred Scott wanted to be an American citizen. The jusice was Taney Court. Dred Scott lost, 7 to 2.
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    James Buchanan's Presidency

    He was the fifteenth president of the United States and he was one of the worst presidents ever because he failed to create peace between he he north and south before the civil war.
  • Minnesota

    Minneapolis has more golfers per capita than any other city in the country.
  • Oregon

    Oregon's state flag pictures a beaver on its reverse side. It is the only state flag to carry two separate designs.
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    Abraham Lincoln's Presidency

    He was the sixteenth president of the United States and he helped lead the country through the Civil War.