US History

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  • Aug 3rd, 1492

    Columbus Sails From Spain

    Columbus  Sails From Spain
    Who: columbus
    When: August 3 ,1492
    What: sailing to Asia
    Why:try find a new to route to Asia.
    It is significant because this caused the founding of the new land which is America. From there on different parts of the content from Europe come over and took overpartsng the 13 colonies. Columbus's initial 1492 voyage came at a critical time of growing national imperialism and economic competition between developing nations wealth from ablishment of trade routs and colonies.
  • Settlement Of Jamestown ,Virgina

     Settlement  Of Jamestown ,Virgina
    Who:English settlers
    What :Arriving under the authority of King James

    when: May 14 1607
    Why: Beacuse they thought there could be gold and silver.
    Also it became Americas number one export of Tabacco.
    They established the first permanent British settlement in North America at a place they named Jamestown ,Virgina. Though Jamestown coloniest struggled with leadership and survival from the beging they then become the number one export of Tabacco. There fore slaves were being brought here.
  • First Slave

    First Slave
    When:The year 1619
    Why: They were brought so they could start working on the plantations, where they had a high value of cash crops such as Tabacco, cotton ,and sugar. Most slaves were black and were held by whites. Twelve million African were shiped to America from the 16th to the 19th centuries.
    This leading up to about 200 hundred year of slavery here in America.
  • MayFlower

    who: pilgrims
    Why: To transport good to between England and Europen countries.Also brought pilgrims, from plymouth, England, plymouth massachuetts. Mayflower is famous in American history as a symbol of early European colonization of the future US.
  • Declaration Of Independnce

    Declaration Of Independnce
    Who:Thomas Jefferson
    What: The Declaration of Independence was signed. Also declared independence from Great Britian.
    When:July 4, 1776
    Why: Beacuse of the extreme taxes that were being imposed upon them, They were taxing with out representation.The Declaration justified the independence of the United States by listing colonial grievances against King George III. Also in which involving the Unalienable Rights Life , Liberty and pursuit of happiness.
  • signing of the Constitution

    signing of the Constitution
    Who: Federalist
    What: The constitution
    When: spet. 17 1787
    Where: Philadelphia
    Constituion is a strong Stateor national government. It also gives power to the States.It replaces the Articles of Confederation.
  • Louisiana Purchase

    Louisiana Purchase
    Who:Thomas Jefferson
    Why:It is important beacuse
    What :
    France's claim to the territory of Louisiana in 1803.
    The land purchased contained all of present-day Arkansas, Missouri, Iowa, Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska, parts of Minnesota that were west of the Mississippi River, most of North Dakota, nearly all of South Dakota, northeastern New Mexico, the portions of Montana, Wyoming, and Colorado
  • Missouri Compromise

    Missouri Compromise
    Who:US Congress
    Why: to end the first of a series of crises concerning the extension of slavery
    What: It was an agreement passed in 1820
    Missouri came in as a slave State meaning Maine was a free State that way it could be balanced. The exception of Missouri, this law prohibited slavery in the Louisiana Territory.
    Three years later the Missouri Compromise was declared unconstitutional by the Supreme Court in the Dred Scott decision.
  • Compromise Of 1850

    Compromise Of 1850
    Who:Henry Clay, Millard Fillmore, Calhoun, Webster
    What: was an intricate package of five bills, passed on September 4, 1850, a four year confrontation between the slave states of the South and the free states of the North that arose from expectation of territorial expansion
  • Kansas Act

    Kansas Act
    What: Opened new lands, created the new lands
    why: The initial purpose of the Kansas–Nebraska Act was to create opportunities for a Mideastern Transcontinental Railroad. It became problematic when popular sovereignty.
    The Kansas–Nebraska Act of 1854 created the territories of Kansas and Nebraska, opened new lands, repealed the Missouri Compromise of 1820, and allowed settlers in those territories to determine if they would allow slavery within their boundaries.
  • Dred scott

    Dred scott
    Who: Was a slave in the United states
    Why: America was divide in two
    what happened: Well pretty much the case was a raised issue of a black slave who lived in a free state. Congress had not asserted whether slaves were free once they set foot upon Northern soil
    The United States Supreme Court ruled seven to two against Scott, finding that neither he, nor any person of African ancestry, could claim citizenship in the United States
  • Lincoln elected

    Lincoln elected
    Who:Abraham Lincoln
    Why:Democratic Party, becoming the first Republican to win the presidency.
    What: Lincoln received only 40 percent of the popular vote but handily defeated the three other candidates: also it was at it stage of the Civil War
    In 1860 this issue finally came to a head, fracturing the formerly dominant Democratic Party into Southern and Northern factions and bringing Abraham Lincoln and the Republican Party to power without the support of a single Southern state.
  • Reconstruction Starts

    Reconstruction Starts
    Who:The people , the south
    What:tThey rebuild the south , the government ,
    13th - Free Slaves
    14th - Citizens
    15th - Men vote
    Black codes
    Slaves intend to be equal.
  • Plessy vs. Ferguson

    Plessy vs. Ferguson
    Homer Plessy lost. The US Supreme Court upheld Judge Ferguson's ruling and validated the Louisiana Separate Car Act of 1890, paving the way for segregationist Jim Crow laws and other civil rights violations against African-Americans.
    The "separate but equal" doctrine established in Plessy v. Ferguson, (1896) was eventually overturned by the Warren Court in Brown v. Board of Education, (1954).
  • Spanish - American War

    Spanish - American War
    Who: was a conflict in 1898 between Spain and the United States
    Where: Cuba, Puerto Rico, Guam
  • start of world war 1

    start of world war 1
    World War I was a military conflict centered on Europe that began in the summer of 1914.
  • America enters world war 1

  • stock market crashes

    stock market crashes
    What: Market Crash of 1929, was the most devastating stock market crash in the history of the United States, taking into consideration the full extent and duration of its fallout
  • world war 2

    world war 2
    The Allies and the Axis.
    The war began with the invasion of Poland by Nazi Germany , and war on Germany by France and most of the countries of the British Empire. The United States got involved when the boming of pearl Harbor happened by the Japanes.