The Colonial Period

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The Early Republic

The Age of Expansion

The American Civil War

Reconstruction

The Progressive Era

The World Wars

The Cold War

 

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The Early Republic

1789-1823

  • 1789: George Washington is inaugurated first President.
  • 1791: The Bill of Rights is ratified.
    • First Bank of the United States is established.
  • 1794: Eli Whitney invents the Cotton Gin.
  • 1794: The Whiskey Rebellion.
  • 1795: Jay Treaty is ratified.
  • 1796: Washington's Farewell Address.
  • 1798: Alien and Sedition Acts
  • 1803: Louisiana Purchase.
    • Supreme Court declares parts of the Judiciary Act of 1789 unconstitutional.
  • 1804: New Jersey ends slavery.
  • 1804-1806: Lewis and Clark Expedition.
  • 1807: Robert Fulton builds his first steamboat.
  • 1808: African Slave Trade ends.
  • 1809: Non-intercourse Act.
  • 1812-1814: The War of 1812.
  • 1820: Missouri Compromise.
  • 1823: Monroe Doctrine declared.

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