Washington History Timeline

Washington History Timeline
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Spanish Nootka Concession of 1790 opened the northwest territory to trappers and explorers
Statehood: Washington was admitted to the Union on November 11, 1889
Constitution: 42nd State to be admitted to the Union
State Motto: "Bye and Bye"
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There were many Native Indians of Washington including the Chinook, Clalskanie, Columbia, Makah, Nez Perce, Ozette, Palouse, Skin, Wallawalla, Wynoochee and the Yakima tribes

    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  
         
    1774 Juan Perez (1725-1775) commands the first Spanish expedition to explore the Northwest Coast. Perez never went ashore, and so was not able to claim the land for Spain  
         
    1775 The Washington coast is sighted by Spanish Captain Don Bruno de Heceta, of the Spanish Royal Navy on board the Santiago. He claims the land for Spain  
         
    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  
         
    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  
         
    1778 Explored by Captain James Cook (1728 - 1779) who was in search of a Northwest Passage across North America to Asia  
         
    1783 September 3, 1783 - The Treaty of Paris is signed by the victorious United States and the defeated Great Britain  
         
    1790 The Spanish Nootka Concession of 1790 opened the northwest territory to explorers and trappers  
         
    1792 American explorer Robert Gray (1755-1806), sailing from Boston, Massachusetts names the Columbia River after his ship  
         
    1792 British explorer Captain George Vancouver (1758-1798) leads an expedition into the area  
         
    1792 Spain establishes the first European settlement in Washington at Neah Bay.  
         
    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 Lewis and Clark enter Washington - Meriwether Lewis (1774-1809) and William Clark (1770- 1838). Female Shoshone Indian guide Sacajawea (1788-1812) acted as interpreter and negotiator  
         
    1807 David Thompson (1770-1857) Fur Trader and Mapmaker for the Hudson's Bay and North West Company completes the first formal mapping of the Columbia River.  
         
    1812 1812 - 1815 - The War of 1812 between U.S. and Great Britain, ended in a stalemate but confirmed America's Independence  
         
    1819 Spain cede their original claims to the territory to the United States. This began a period of disputed joint-occupancy by Britain and the U.S.  
         
    1825 The Hudson's Bay Company establishes forts Vancouver and Colvile  
         
    1841 United States naval expedition, headed by Charles Wilkes ( 1798-1877 ) explores Washington  
         
    1846 Treaty of Oregon between United States and Great Britain sets boundary at 49th parallel  
         
    1847 Cayuse Indians attack Whitman Mission in Walla Walla  
         
    1848 The Oregon Territory is created and the land is opened up to settlers  
         
    1853 The Washington Territory is created  
         
    1855 The Yakima Indian War lasts for three years  
         
    1855 The Walla Walla Treaty Council  
         
    1859 John Brown raided Harpers Ferry and set in motion events that led directly to the outbreak of the Civil War.  
         
    1860 Gold is discovered in the Okanogan  
         
    1861 1861 - 1865: The American 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.  
         
    1865 The surrender of Robert E. Lee on April 9 1865 signalled the end of the Confederacy  
         
    1889 Statehood - The Date that Washington was admitted to the Union - November 11, 1889. Constitution - Washington was the 42nd State to be admitted to the Union. State Motto - " Alki " the State Motto is translated as " Bye and Bye ".  
         
    1898 1898-1901 The Spanish American War. On December 10, 1898 the Treaty of Paris the US annexes Puerto Rico, Guam, Philippines.  
         
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