Illinois History Timeline

Illinois History Timeline
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The French were the first explorers
Statehood: December 3, 1818. Constitution
llinois was the 21st State to be admitted to the Union
"State Sovereignty, National Union"
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The Native Indians of Illinois were the Illinois tribe (Illini), Iroquois, Chippewa, Ottawa, and Potawatomi, Kickapoo, Kaskaskia, Miami, Shawnee, Sauk and Fox tribes.

  1673French explorers Jacques Marquette (1637-1675) and Louis Jolliet (1645-1700) reach Illinois in 1673 
     
  1680French explorer René Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle (1643-1687) and Henry de Tonty (1650-1704) build Fort Crèvecoeur  
     
  1696The Jesuit priest Pierre François Pinet (1660-1704) establishes the Guardian Angel mission in present-day Chicago 
     
  1717Illinois becomes part of the French colony of Louisiana 
     
  1718John Law (1671-1729) is granted a French charter for colonizing the Mississippi Valley  
     
  17561756 - 1763 - The Seven Years War (French and Indian War) due to disputes over land is won by Great Britain. France gives England all French territory east of the Mississippi River, except New Orleans. The Spanish give up east and west Florida to the English in return for Cuba. 
     
  17751775 - 1783 - The American Revolution creates the United States of America. The Revolution was due to the British burden of taxes and total power to legislate any laws governing the American colonies. George Washington led the American victory over Great Britain in the American Revolutionary War (American War of Independence) 
     
  1776July 4, 1776 - United States Declaration of Independence 
     
  1778July 10, 1778 - France declares war against Britain and makes an alliance with the American revolutionary forces 
     
  1783September 3, 1783 - The Treaty of Paris is signed by the victorious United States and the defeated Great Britain 
     
  1800'sConflict erupts between settlers and Native Indians including the Iroquois, Chippewa, Ottawa, and Potawatomi, Kickapoo, Kaskaskia, Miami, Shawnee, Sauk and Fox tribes throughout the 1800's 
     
  1800Congress creates the Indiana Territory, which includes Illinois 
     
  1803Kaskaskia Indians cede nearly all of their lands 
     
  18121812 - 1815: The War of 1812 between U.S. and Great Britain, ended in a stalemate but confirmed America's Independence 
     
  1812Potawatomi Indians massacre at Fort Dearborn 
     
  1818Statehood - The Date that Illinois was admitted to the Union - December 3, 1818. Constitution - Illinois was the 21st State to be admitted to the Union. State Motto - " State Sovereignty, National Union " 
     
  1819Kickapoo Indians cede their lands 
     
  1829Chippewa, Ottawa, and Potawatomi cede lands 
     
  1839Cherokee Indians pass through Illinois on the "Trail of Tears" to Oklahoma 
     
  18611861 - 1865: The American Civil War. In 1859 John Brown raided Harpers Ferry and set in motion events that led directly to the outbreak of the Civil War. outbreak of the Civil War. Abraham Lincoln, a known opponent of slavery, was elected president and in 1861 the South Secedes. The initial Secession of South Carolina was followed by the secession of Mississippi, Florida, Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, Texas, Virginia, Arkansas, Tennessee, and North Carolina. These eleven states eventually formed the Confederate States of America. The bombardment of Fort Sumter was the opening engagement of the American Civil War. 
     
  1865The surrender of Robert E. Lee on April 9 1865 signalled the end of the Confederacy 
     
  18651865 December 6 - The Abolishment of Slavery. The Thirteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution is ratified, thus officially abolishing slavery 
     
  18981898-1901 The Spanish American War. On December 10, 1898 the Treaty of Paris the US annexes Puerto Rico, Guam, Philippines. 
     
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Origin of the State name - Named after the state of Illinois derives from the Illinois River. The river was named by the French explorer, Robert Cavelier Sieur de La Salle, in 1679 after the Native Indians who lived in the region. The word Illinois is translated from the Indian word "iliniwok," meaning "warriors". History Timelines of the United States of America provide fast facts and information about famous events in history, such as those detailed in the Illinois History Timeline, precipitated a significant change in American State history. This historical timeline is suitable for students of all ages, children and kids. This major historical event of America is arranged in the Illinois History Timeline by chronological, or date order, providing an actual sequence of this past event which was of significance to American State history. Many historical State events, such as detailed in the Illinois History Timeline, occurred during times of crisis, evolution or change in the USA. Many of the famous American events as detailed in the Illinois History Timeline of this State and describe famous, critical and major incidents in the history of the United States of America. The specific period in state history detailed in the Illinois History Timeline led to great changes in the development of America. The Illinois timeline provides fast information via the State timeline which highlights the key dates and major historical significance in a fast information format. Specific information can be seen at a glance with concise and accurate details of historical State events. The chronologies of famous people, places and events, including the Explorers, Pioneers, Native Indians, Settlers and Leaders in this famous American State are detailed in the Illinois History Timeline.

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