Michigan History Timeline
 

Michigan History Timeline

Michigan History Timeline
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The French were the first to explore the state
Statehood: January 26, 1837
Constitution - Michigan was the 26th State to be admitted to the Union
"If you seek a pleasant Peninsula, look about you"
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The Native Indians of Michigan were the Huron, Menominee, Chippewa, Potawatomi, Kickapoo, Miami, Noquet and Fox tribes

    1622 French explorer Etienne Brule ( 1592-1632 French-Huron Interpreter ) sight Lake Superior  
         
    1668 The Jesuit priest Jacques Marquette (1637-1675) and the Jesuit missionary Claude Dablon ( 1619 - 1697) establish the first mission at Sault Sainte Marie  
         
    1673 May 17 - Jesuit missionary Jacques Marquette, French Explorer and fur trader Louis Jolliet (1645-1700) explore the Mississippi  
         
    1701 French army officer Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac (1658-1730, founder of Detroit) establishes the first of several French settlements  
         
    1756 1756 - 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.  
         
    1760 The French surrender Fort Pontchartrain to the British which ends French rule in Detroit  
         
    1763 1763 - 1767 Legal battles were settled by a survey -- which resulted in the Mason-Dixon line, surveyed by Charles Mason and Jeremiah Dixon, establishing Maryland's northern boundary  
         
    1775 1775 - 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)  
         
    1776 July 4, 1776 - United States Declaration of Independence  
         
    1778 July 10, 1778 - France declares war against Britain and makes an alliance with the American revolutionary forces  
         
    1783 September 3, 1783 - The Treaty of Paris is signed by the victorious United States and the defeated Great Britain  
         
    1803 The Louisiana Purchase: In 1803, the United States bought the Louisiana Territory from France. The U.S. Secretary of State, James Madison paid 15 million dollars for the land  
         
    1805 The Michigan Territory is created  
         
    1812 1812 - 1815: The War of 1812 between U.S. and Great Britain, ended in a stalemate but confirmed America's Independence  
         
    1819 The Treaty of Saginaw cedes nearly 6 million acres of Indian lands to Michigan settlers This forced the Native Indians farther and farther West  
         
    1835 The Toledo War ensues over the Michigan - Ohio boundary  
         
    1837 Statehood - The Date that Michigan was admitted to the Union - January 26, 1837. Constitution - Michigan was the 26th State to be admitted to the Union. State Motto - " Si quaeris peninsulam amoenam, circumspice " the State Motto is translated as " If you seek a pleasant Peninsula, look about you ".  
         
    1861 1861 - 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.  
         
    1865 The surrender of Robert E. Lee on April 9 1865 signalled the end of the Confederacy  
         
    1865 1865 December 6 - The Abolishment of Slavery. The Thirteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution is ratified, thus officially abolishing slavery  
         
    1898 1898-1901 The Spanish American War. On December 10, 1898 the Treaty of Paris the US annexes Puerto Rico, Guam, Philippines.  
         
Michigan History Timeline

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