U.S. History Timeline 1701-1800

Year Body Era Subjects Country State
1701 1701-1800 education British North America Connecticut
1712 1701-1800 slavery British North America New York
1718 1701-1800 settlement French North America Louisiana
1732 1701-1800 literature British North America Pennsylvania
1733 Jonathan Edwards begins Great Awakening religious revival in Northampton, Massachusetts Colony. 1701-1800 religion British North America Massachusetts
1739 1701-1800 slavery British North America South Carolina
1756-1763 1701-1800 war British North America N.A.
1763 1701-1800 settlement England N.A.
1764 1701-1800 law England N.A.
1765 1701-1800 law England N.A.
1767 1701-1800 politics England N.A.
1768 1701-1800 politics British North America Massachusetts
1770 1701-1800 rebellion British North America Massachusetts
1773 1701-1800 rebellion British North America Massachusetts
1774 First Continental Congress meets in Philadelphia on September 5. Among its actions are a Declaration of Colonial Rights, an Address to the Inhabitants of Quebec (Canada), and a call for the abolition of the slave trade. 1701-1800 rebellion British North America Pennsylvania
1775 1701-1800 war British North America Massachusetts
1775 1701-1800 slavery British North America Pennsylvania
1775 The Battle of Bunker Hill (Massachusetts) is fought on June 17. 1701-1800 war British North America Massachusetts
1775 The colonists fail in their attempt to seize Canada from the British 1701-1800 international affairs British North America N.A.
1775 On August 23, King George III formally proclaims the colonies to be in rebellion. 1701-1800 rebellion England N.A.
1776 1701-1800 politics British North America Pennsylvania
1776 The Declaration of Independence is signed in Philadelphia on July 4. 1701-1800 politics United States Pennsylvania
1776 1701-1800 war United States New Jersey
1776 1701-1800 women United States N.A.
1777 1701-1800 war United States Pennsylvania
1777 The Battle of Germantown (Pennsylvania) is fought on October 4. 1701-1800 war United States Pennsylvania
1777 The Articles of Confederation, the first governing documents of the new nation, are adopted by the Second Continental Congress on November 15. 1701-1800 politics United States Pennsylvania
1777 The Battle of Saratoga (New York) is fought on September 19 and October 7. 1701-1800 war United States New York
1778 1701-1800 international affairs N.A N.A.
1778 The Battle of Monmouth (New Jersey) takes place on June 28. 1701-1800 war United States New Jersey
1780 1701-1800 war United States South Carolina
1781 1701-1800 war United States South Carolina
1781 1701-1800 settlement United States California
1781 1701-1800 war United States Virginia
1783 The Treaty of Paris, signed on September 3, formally ends the American Revolution. The United States is recognized as an independent nation. 1701-1800 war United States N.A.
1786 1701-1800 rebellion United States Massachusetts
1787 1701-1800 territorial expansion United States N.A.
1787 The Constitutional Convention meets in Philadelphia from May 14 to September 17. The result of its deliberations is the Constitution of the United States. 1701-1800 government United States Pennsylvania
1787 On December 7, Delaware becomes the first state to ratify the U.S. Constitution. 1701-1800 government United States Delaware
1787 On December 12, Pennsylvania becomes the second state to ratify the U.S. Constitution. 1701-1800 government United States Pennsylvania
1787 On December 18, New Jersey becomes the third state to ratify the U.S. Constitution. 1701-1800 government United States New Jersey
1788 On January 2, Georgia becomes the fourth state to ratify the U.S. Constitution. 1701-1800 government United States Georgia
1788 On January 9, Connecticut becomes the fifth state to ratify the U.S. Constitution. 1701-1800 government United States Connecticut
1788 1701-1800 government United States Massachusetts
1788 On April 28, Maryland becomes the seventh state to ratify the U.S. Constitution. 1701-1800 government United States Maryland
1788 1701-1800 government United States South Carolina
1788 1701-1800 government United States New Hampshire
1788 1701-1800 government United States Virginia
1788 On July 26, New York becomes the eleventh state to ratify the U.S. Constitution. 1701-1800 government United States New York
1788 1701-1800 government United States North Carolina
1789

On January 10, George Washington of Virginia is elected the first President of the United States.

1701-1800 politics United States Virginia
1789 The French Revolution begins on July 14 (Bastille Day). 1701-1800 international affairs France N.A.
1789 On September 25, the Bill of Rights are proposed in the U.S. Congress in Philadelphia. 1701-1800 civil rights United States Pennsylvania
1790 1701-1800 government United States Rhode Island
1790 On July 16, Washington, D.C. becomes the Capital of the United States. 1701-1800 government United States District of Columbia
1790 The first U.S census reveals that the nation's population on August 2 is 3,929,214. 1701-1800 population United States N.A.
1791 On March 4, Vermont becomes the fourteenth state. 1701-1800 statehood United States Vermont
1791 1701-1800 international affairs Haiti N.A.
1791 1701-1800 rebellion United States Pennsylvania
1791

On December 15, the Bill of Rights, the first ten amendments to the U.S. Constitution, becomes law with their ratification by Virginia.

1701-1800 constitutional amendments United States Virginia
1792 1701-1800 statehood United States Kentucky
1792 1701-1800 politics United States Virginia
1792-1793 1701-1800 politics United States N.A.
1793 1701-1800 international affairs France N.A.
1793 In April, Eli Whitney constructs the first the U.S. cotton gin in Georgia. 1701-1800 science & technology United States Georgia
1793 1701-1800 industry United States Rhode Island
1795 1701-1800 constitutional amendments United States North Carolina
1795 The University of North Carolina, the first major public university in the U.S., is established in Chapel Hill, North Carolina and receives its first students in September. 1701-1800 education United States North Carolina
1796 1701-1800 statehood United States Tennessee
1796 1701-1800 politics United States District of Columbia
1796 1701-1800 politics United States Massachusetts
1798 1701-1800 civil rights United States District of Columbia
1798-1800 Undeclared war with France. 1701-1800 war N.A. N.A.
1800 1701-1800 population United States N.A.
1800 1701-1800 slavery United States Virginia