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Social Studies North Dakota Timeline
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Henry Hudson (1565-1611) English and navigator explores the area claims the eastern area of Dakota for England
Claimed by the French explorer RenA-Robert Cavalier, Sieur de la Salle (1643-1687) for France
England receives northern part of Dakota from France
French explorer, Pierre Gaultier de la VArendrye (1732-1739), lead the first known Euro-American expedition into Dakota.
The sons of Pierre Gaultier de la VArendrye conduct further expeditions into Dakota.
1756-1763 The 7 years war (French and Indian war) due to disputes over land is won by Great Britain.
1775-1783 The American Revolution creates the United States of America.
United States Declaration of independence
France declares war against Britain and makes an alliance with the American Revolutionary forces.
The treaty of Paris is signed by the victorious United States and the defeated Britain.
David Thompson (1770-1857) Fur trader and Mapmaker for the Hudson's Bay and the North West Company completes the first formal mapping of Dakota.
The Louisiana Purchase: In 1803, The United States bought the Louisiana territory from France.
Lewis and Clark expedition: Meriwether Lewis (1774-1809) and William Clark (1770-1838)
1812-1815: The war of 1812 between U.S. and Great Britain, ended in a stalemate but confirmed America's Independence.
John Brown raided Harpers Ferry and set motion events that led directly to the outbreak of the Civil War.
1861-1865: The American Civil war. Outbreak of the.Abraham Lincoln, a known opponent of slavery, was elected president in 1861 the South Secedes.
The surrender of Robert E. Lee signaled the end of the Confederacy.
The Abolishment of Slavery. The Thirteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution is ratified, thus officially abolishing slavery.
North and South Dakota become separate territories. Statehood- The date that North Dakota was admitted to the Union- November 2, 1889.
1898-1901 The Spanish and American War.
The treaty of Paris the U.S. annexes Puerto Rico, Guam, and the Philippines
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