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First Mountain Chapter
New Jersey Society
Sons of the American Revolution

Founding of the United States of America


* date * = Effective Date

DATE STATE / EVENT VOTE
* Jan 05, 1776 * NEW HAMPSHIRE adopts State Constitution + + +
* Mar 26, 1776 * SOUTH CAROLINA adopts State Constitution + + +
* Jun 29, 1776 * VIRGINIA adopts State Constitution + + +
* Jul 02, 1776 * NEW JERSEY adopts State Constitution (026 - 009)
Jul 04, 1776 Continental Congress issues Declaration of Independence + + +
* Sep 18, 1776 * NORTH CAROLINA adopts State Constitution + + +
* Feb 05, 1777 * GEORGIA adopts State Constitution + + +
Jul 14, 1777 Continental Congress adopts design of American flag + + +
Jun 15, 1780 MASSACHUSETTS adopts State Constitution + + +
* Oct 25, 1780 * MASSACHUSETTS State Constitution goes into effect + + +
Sep 17, 1787 U.S. CONSTITUTION proposed at Philadelphia + + +
Dec 07, 1787 DELAWARE ratifies U.S. Constitution (030 - 000)
Dec 12, 1787 PENNSYLVANIA ratifies U.S. Constitution (046 - 023)
Dec 18, 1787 NEW JERSEY ratifies U.S. Constitution (038 - 000)
Jan 02, 1788 GEORGIA ratifies U.S. Constitution (026 - 000)
Jan 09, 1788 CONNECTICUT ratifies U.S. Constitution (128 - 040)
Feb 06, 1788 MASSACHUSETTS ratifies U.S. Constitution (187 - 168)
Apr 28, 1788 MARYLAND ratifies U.S. Constitution (063 - 012)
May 23, 1788 SOUTH CAROLINA ratifies U.S. Constitution (149 - 073)
* Jun 21, 1788 * NEW HAMPSHIRE ratifies U.S. Constitution (057 - 046)
Jun 26, 1788 VIRGINIA ratifies U.S. Constitution (089 - 079)
Jul 26, 1788 NEW YORK ratifies U.S. Constitution (030 - 028)
Mar 04, 1789 1st U.S. Congress convenes at NYC + + +
Apr 30, 1789 GEORGE WASHINGTON inaugurated + + +
Sep 25, 1789 Congress proposes bill of rights + + +
Nov 20, 1789 NEW JERSEY ratifies Bill of Rights + + +
Nov 21, 1789 NORTH CAROLINA ratifies U.S. Constitution (193 - 075)
Dec 19, 1789 MARYLAND ratifies Bill of Rights + + +
Dec 22, 1789 NORTH CAROLINA ratifies Bill of Rights + + +
Jan 19, 1790 SOUTH CAROLINA ratifies Bill of Rights + + +
Jan 25, 1790 NEW HAMPSHIRE ratifies Bill of Rights + + +
Jan 28, 1790 DELAWARE ratifies Bill of Rights + + +
Mar 10, 1790 PENNSYLVANIA ratifies Bill of Rights + + +
Mar 27, 1790 NEW YORK ratifies Bill of Rights + + +
May 29, 1790 RHODE ISLAND ratifies U.S. Constitution (034 - 032)
Jun 15, 1790 RHODE ISLAND ratifies Bill of Rights + + +
Aug 9, 1790 U.S. House requires Treas. Sec. Hamilton to report his opinion on establishing public credit + + +
Dec 13, 1790 Treasury Secretary Hamilton issues Report on plan to institute U.S.Bank + + +
Dec 14, 1790 Treasury Secretary Hamilton's Report is presented to U.S. House + + +
Dec 23, 1790 U.S. House orders Treasury Secretary Hamilton's Report to be carried to U.S. Senate + + +
Jan 20, 1791 U.S. Senate passes bill to incorporate first Bank of U.S. + + +
Feb 8, 1791 U.S. House adopts Senate bill to incorporate first Bank of U.S. + + +
Feb 12, 1791 Attorney General Randolph issues opinion that Bank bill is unconstitutional + + +
Feb 14, 1791 Bank bill presented to President Washington + + +
Feb 15, 1791 Secretary of State Jefferson issues opinion that Bank bill is unconstitutional + + +
Feb 16, 1791 President Washinton requests Treasury Secretary Hamilton's opinion on Bank bill + + +
Feb 23, 1791 Treasury Secretary Hamilton issues opinion that Bank bill is constitutional + + +
Feb 25, 1791 President Washington signs bill establishing first Bank of U.S. + + +
Mar 04, 1791 VERMONT admitted as 14th State + + +
Nov 03, 1791 VERMONT ratifies Bill of Rights + + +
* Dec 15, 1791 * VIRGINIA ratifies Bill of Rights + + +
Jun 01, 1792 KENTUCKY admitted as 15th State + + +
Mar 04, 1793 GEORGE WASHINGTON inaugurated for 2nd term + + +
May 1794 Sen. King & and Sen. Ellsworth tell Sen. Taylor they want to dissolve union as north-south differences too great + + +
May 1794 Senator Taylor sends confidential memo to Rep. Madison advising of King & Ellsworth communication + + +
Jun 13, 1794 Congress modifies design of American flag + + +
Jun 01, 1796 TENNESSEE admitted as 16th State + + +
Mar 04, 1797 JOHN ADAMS inaugurated + + +
* Jan 08, 1798 * 11th Amendment to Constitution adopted + + +
Jul 14, 1798 U.S. Congress passes Sedition Act of 1798 + + +
Nov 10, 1798 Kentucky Resolution asserting unconstitutionality of Sedition Act + + +
Dec 21, 1798 Virginia Resolution asserting unconstitutionality of Sedition Act + + +
Feb 1, 1799 Delaware Resolution denouncing Virginia Resolution + + +
Feb x, 1799 Rhode Island Resolution denouncing Virginia Resolution + + +
Feb 9, 1799 Massachusetts Resolution denouncing Virginia Resolution + + +
Mar 5, 1799 New York Resolution denouncing Virginia Resolution + + +
May 9, 1799 Connecticut Resolution denouncing Virginia Resolution + + +
Jun 14, 1799 New Hampshire Resolution denouncing Kentucky & Virginia Resolutions + + +
Oct 30, 1799 Vermont Resolution denouncing Virginia Resolution + + +
Mar 04, 1801 THOMAS JEFFERSON inaugurated + + +
Nov 29, 1802 OHIO admitted as 17th State + + +
Mar 04, 1805 THOMAS JEFFERSON inaugurated for 2nd term + + +
Mar 04, 1809 JAMES MADISON inaugurated + + +
Feb 25, 1811 Charter of 1st Bank of the United States expires + + +
Apr 30, 1812 LOUISIANA admitted as 18th State + + +
Mar 04, 1813 JAMES MADISON inaugurated for 2nd term + + +
Apr 10, 1816 2nd Bank of the United States Chartered for 20 years + + +
Dec 11, 1816 INDIANA admitted as 19th State + + +
Mar 04, 1817 JAMES MONROE inaugurated + + +
Dec 10, 1817 MISSISSIPPI admitted as 20th State + + +
1818 Congress publishes previously secret Journal of Constitutional Convention of 1787 + + +
Dec 3, 1818 ILLINOIS admitted as 21st State + + +
Dec 14, 1819 ALABAMA admitted as 21st State + + +
Mar 15, 1820 MAINE admitted as 22nd State + + +
Mar 04, 1821 JAMES MONROE inaugurated for 2nd term + + +
Aug 10, 1821 MISSOURI admitted as 23rd State + + +
1821 Notes on Constitutional Convention of 1787 taken by NY delegate Robert Yates published at Albany + + +
Mar 04, 1825 JOHN QUINCY ADAMS inaugurated + + +
Mar 04, 1829 ANDREW JACKSON inaugurated + + +
Mar 04, 1833 ANDREW JACKSON inaugurated for 2nd term + + +
Jun 15, 1836 ARKANSAS admitted as 24th State + + +
Jan 26, 1837 MICHIGAN admitted as 25th State + + +
Mar 04, 1837 MARTIN VAN BUREN inaugurated + + +