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Indiana History Timeline

The Indiana History Timeline Overview
Origin of the State name - Named after the Indian word meaning the 'Land of the Indians'
Statehood: Indiana was admitted to the Union on December 11,1816
Constitution: 19th State to be admitted to the Union
State Motto - The Crossroads of America

Indiana History Timeline

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Indiana was first explored by the French.



Spanish Hernando de Soto (1500-1542) explores Indiana



Simon Daumont de Saint-Lusson declares the region for France



Rene-Robert Cavelier de La Salle (1643-1687) & Louis de Baude de Frontenac explore the potential of the region



1702-1713: Queen Anne's War ending the Spanish presence



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.



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 Washingtonled the American victory over Great Britain in the American Revolutionary War (American War of Independence)



July 4, 1776 - United States Declaration of Independence



July 10, 1778 - France declares war against Britain and makes an alliance with the American revolutionary forces



September 3, 1783 - The Treaty of Paris is signed by the victorious United States and the defeated Great Britain



Conflict erupts between settlers and Native Indians including the Illinois tribe (Illini), Chippewa, Delaware, Erie, Illinois, Iroquois, Kickapoo and Miami  throughout the 1800's



1812 - 1815: The War of 1812 between U.S. and Great Britain, ended in a stalemate but confirmed America's Independence



Statehood - The Date that Indiana was admitted to the Union - December 11,1816 . Constitution - Indiana was the 19th State to be admitted to the Union. State Motto - The Crossroads of America



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.



The surrender of Robert E. Lee on April 9 1865 signalled the end of the Confederacy



1865 December 6 - The Abolishment of Slavery. The Thirteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution is ratified, thus officially abolishing slavery



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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Origin of the State name - Named after the Indian word meaning 'Land of the Indians'.

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