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1800 - 1849

 
American Revolutionary War    (Began at Lexington/Concord, MA April 19, 1775 --- Unofficially ended October 19, 1781 at Yorktown, VA
. . . . 31 AUG - Shay's Rebellion begins 25 MAY - Constitutional Convention opens 02 JAN - GEORGIA (4th State)
  April 30, 1789 - March 3, 1797     GEORGE WASHINGTON - Our First President    /  JOHN ADAMS - Vice President March 4, 1797-March 3, 1801    JOHN ADAMS - Our Second President / THOMAS JEFFERSON - V P   =>
Time Line 1754 - 1770 05 SEP - 1st Continental Congress 19 APR - Battle at Lexington & Concord 01 JAN - Grand Union Flag Flown . . . . 01 MAR - Articles of Confederation approved 20 Jun - Great SEAL of US is approved 03 SEP - Treaty of Paris Ends Revolution . . . 17 SEP - Delegates approve Constitution 09 JAN - CONNECTICUT (5th State) 25 SEP - BILL OF RIGHTS introduced 17 APR - BENJAMIN FRANKLIN dies 04 MAR - VERMONT (14th State) 01 JUN - KENTUCKY (15th State) ELI WHITNEY invents the Cotton Gin JAN - 15-Star/15-Stripe Flag Approved . 01 JUN - TENNESSEE (16th State) . 14 DEC - GEORGE WASHINGTON dies
Time Line 1771 - 1774 . 10 MAY - 2nd Continental Congress 07 JUN - Independence Proposed 14 JUN - Stars and Stripes is new flag . . . 19 OCT - British surrender at Yorktown . . . . . 04 DEC - DELAWARE (1st State) 06 FEB - MASSACHUSETTS (6th State) 21 NOV - NORTH CAROLINA (12th State) 29 MAY - RHODE ISLAND (13th State) 09 MAR - Nation's Capitol designed . . . . . . . .
Time Line 1775 - 1776 . 14 JUN - Continental Army is Born JUN - Declaration of Independence drafted 15 NOV - Articles of Confederation drafted . . . . . . . . . 12 DEC - PENNSYLVANIA (2nd State) 28 APR - MARYLAND (7th State) The Eagle is our National Bird . 15 DEC - BILL OF RIGHTS ratified . . . . . . . .

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. 03 DEC - Colonial Navy is Established 04 JUL - Independence Declared DEC - Patriots survive winter at Valley Forge . . . . .       . 18 DEC - NEW JERSEY (3rd State) 23 MAY - SOUTH CAROLINA (8th State) . . . . . . . . . . . .
                            21 JUN - NEW HAMPSHIRE (9th State) . . . . . . . . . . . .
                          25 JUN - VIRGINIA (10th State)                       .
                          26 JUL - NEW YORK (11th State)                       .
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