Timeline 1800’s | 19th Century

19th Century 1801 Thomas Jefferson was elected President by the House of Representatives. Aaron Burr became Vice President. Adams appointed John Marshall Chief Justice. 1803 The Supreme Court issued a decision in Marbury v. Madison which overturned a portion of Section 13 of the Judiciary Act of 1789. Louisiana Purchase: The purchase was [...]

Timeline 1700’s | 18th Century

18th Century 1732 First Great Awakening 1752 June 15 Benjamin Franklin's kite experiment took place. After September 2 (O.S.), the British government adopted the Gregorian calendar. All dates hereafter are given in the New Style. 1754 May 28 French and Indian War: The war began. 1764 April 5 The Sugar Act, intended to raise [...]

Timeline 1600’s | 17th Century

1607 May 14 Captain John Smith founded the Jamestown settlement on behalf of England. 1609 At first, the natives were glad to trade provisions to the colonists for metal tools, but by 1609 John Smith began sending raiding parties to demand food. Native Americans were isolated, their houses burnt down, [...]