American History
Managing A Republic

Building America's Capitalist Democratic Federalist National Republic  1619 to 1973
American History Chronology of Turning Points
Our Growing Constitution 

Building America's Capitalist Democratic Federalist National Republic  1619 to 1973

Part 1 Birth of a Republic
2. 1619 Began Representative Democracy and Slavery
3. Freedom of Religion Began in 1636
4. All Immigrates Welcomed By 1654 New Amsterdam

6. Freedom of the Press Began with the 1735 Zenger Trial
10. 1786 Shays' Tax Rebellion Leads to a Constitution

 

Part 2 Determining Political Power and "We the People"
George Washington Creates Executive Privilege
12. 1800 Sees First Peaceful Democratic Power Transfer
13. Marshal's 1803 Power Grab Creates a Third Separate Power
    The Power Grab Continues  
    Recent Supreme Court Managing Efforts
    Jackson's New Use for the Veto
15. Who Are the People of We the People?
 
Part 3 Increasing We of "We the People"
23.
Who Protects the Unalienable 1866 Rights of Whom
25. 1870's Take Away Unalienable Rights

    TR Took on 1904 RR Trusts
33. 1930's Safety Net Deficits, Like War Deficits, Prove Attractive
42. 1973 Finally Brings Faster Track Civil Rights

 

American History Chronology of Turning Points
 

Part 1 The Colonial Period

1. The Great Small Pox Epidemic of 1617   

2. 1619 Began Representative Democracy and Slavery

3. Freedom of Religion Began in 1636  

4. A1635 All Immigrates Welcomed By New Amsterdam

5. 1676 King Philip's War Began Centuries of Indian Removal  

6. Freedom of the Press Began with the 1735 Zenger Trial

Part 2 Growing a Democratic Republic

7. 1773 Boston Tea Party Begins a Process
8.
A Hesitant Reluctant 1776 Nation Seeks Freedom
9.
The French Save the Day
10.
1786 Shays' Tax Rebellion Leads to a Constitution

12. 1800 Sees First Peaceful Democratic Power Transfer
13. Marshal Creates a Third Separate Power

15. Who Are the 1816 People of We the people?
23. Who Protects Unalienable 1866 Rights of Whom?
25.
The 1870's Take Away Unalienable Rights
33.
1930's Government Safety Net Deficits, Like War Deficits, Attracts Many

42.
1973 Finally Brings Faster Track Civil Rights

Part 3 Growing a Nation
11. A 1789 Brain Drain Begins US Industrial Revolution
14. A Transportation Revolution for a Growing Nation
20. Mexican War, Expansion Becomes Manifest Destiny

28. War With Spain Means Manifest Destiny Rides Again

1862 Go West, Young Man! The Homestead Act
1872 Open Spaces—The National Parks
1903 Transportation Revolution 2 Expanding Government
1909 The Scourge of the South—Hookworm Expands Government

 

4. A Changing Culture
1845 The Ultimate American Game—Baseball
1821 The Second Great Awakening- people are reborn
1831 Abolition, a Righteous Crusade
1873 Colfax Massacre ends reconstruction
1876 How the West Was Won and Lost—Custer
1900 The Great Migration to the Promised Land
1901 That Damned Cowboy! Theodore Roosevelt
1945 The Land of Lawns
1950 Birth of TV
1960 Power to Choose the Pill
1975 Personal Computers Bring a Digital Age

 

Our Growing Constitution 

1 Building a Constitution

Birth of a Republic

2. 1619 Began Representative Democracy and Slavery

3. Freedom of Religion Began in 1636  

6. Freedom of the Press Began with the 1735 Zenger Trial

What Did Our Founding Father's Mean

George Washington Creates Executive Privilege

13. 1803 Marshal Creates a Third Federal Power
12. 1800 Sees First Peaceful Democratic Power Transfer
13. Marshal's 1803 Power Grab Creates a 3rd Separate Power

The Power Grab Continues
Recent Supreme Court Managing Efforts
Jackson's New Use for the Veto

15. Who Are the 1816 People of We the people?

Lincoln Saves “1865 United States” Constitution

23. Protecting Unalienable 1866 Rights of Whom
25. 1870s Begins a Loss of Unalienable Rights
42. 1973 Finally Brings Fast Track Civil Rights

3. Constitutional History of the United States

Our Founding Fathers Feared Direct Democracy

Maintaining Our Republic Required Compromise

The Power Grab Begins

Five Recurring Themes of Political Discussions

Three Continuing Questions Developed

5. Protecting America

1919 Strikes, bombs and a Red Scare
1939 Eisenstein's Letter on a Bomb
1948 Berlin Airlift
1969 A Disaster Creates Environmentalism
1989 Russia's Collapse End of Cold War
2001 US Age of Terror Begins
6. Battles That Changed History

1862 Terrible reality of Antietam
1942 Battle of Midway
1968 Tet offensive Loses Vietnam
 

 

 

2. Governing Our Capitalistic Democratic
 Federal National Republic

7. A Nerve With The 1773 Boston Tea Party

8. A Hesitant Reluctant 1776 Nation Seeks Freedom

9. The French Save the Day

10. 1786 Shays' Tax Rebellion Leads to a Constitution

12. 1800 Sees First Peaceful Democratic Power Transfer

13. Marshal Creates a Third Separate Power

15. Who Are We of We the people? 

23. Who Protects Unalienable 1866 Rights of Whom? 

25. The 1870's Take Away Unalienable Rights 

33. 1930's Safety Net Deficits, Like War Deficits, Prove Attractive

42. 1973 Finally Brings Faster Track Civil Rights

4. Recommended Readings

Our Democratic Federalist Capitalist Republic 2 page of basics

Our Democratic Federalist Republic Readings

A Very Brief U.S. Political History