Historic Events Before 1877

Timeline created by brittneycathcart in History
Event Date: Event Title: Event Description:
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Aug 3rd, 1492
Christopher Colombus Christopher Colombus was the explorer that found North America in 1492. It's obvious why that would be important to U.S. history; if Christopher wasn't born, wasn't funded to go on his journey, or didn't decide to go the route he planned he wouldn't have found the land soon to be called North America; which would have made America's entire history shift so nothing would be as we know it ot be today.
Pilgrimsplymouth Pilgrims The Pilgrims were coming from Britain and had established the Plymth colony. This was important, because this was when people first came over to colonize America, and they brought the relion Christianity with them.
Mayflowercompact Mayflower Compact The Mayflower Compact was the first document of the Plymth colony. It was significant because the people were demanding the freedom to practice whatever religion they pleased wanted to practice.
15546707 French and Indian War The French and Indian War was about a seven year long war between Britain and America against the French and Native Americans. It's important because of the Treaty of Paris that opened up a port of all ports in Miissippi.
Stamp%20act%202 Stamp Act The Stamp Act was where colonial American boycotted against Britain, because they were abusing their rights of being taxed without consent meaning America was being taxed without getting any say against it. This is important because it showed that Britain was being rebelled against by America.
Boston tea party Boston Tea Party The Boston Tea Party was a rebellion against the British government and all the taxes they made America pay. It's an important issue because it displayed that America was starting to have colonial rebellions and boycotts against Britain.
Continental congress First Continental Congress The First Continental Congress was a meeting with one or two delegates from each of the thirteen colonies. This was an enourmous event in history, because this was the first ever unified version of a government.
Standt Battles of Lexington & Concord These were the first battles of the American Revolution fought against the British. These battles are important to history, because it proclaimed that there was a war between Britain & the thirteen British colonies that were stationed in North America.
Declaration parchment Declaration of Independence it was the document that established that the American colonies no longer wanted to be a part of Britain therefore they considered themselves no longer a part of British property. It's extremely important to history, because July 4, 1776 was the day that America was its own country that didn't belong to anyone else.
Surrender general burgoyne Battle of Saratoga This specific battle wasn't supposed to be won by America, but they did win and it became the turning point in the American Revolution. That's why it's so important; it was the point when we received help from the French, won more battles against the British, and ultimately won the war.
Imagescauv660p Articles of Confederation The Articles of Confederation was the first idea on how the government was going to base it's ideals. It's important to history, because without this document America's govenrment wouldn't know how to operate the way it does today.
Yorktown Battle of Yorktown The battle of Yorktown was the last successful battle that America won in the American Revolution. This battle important to history, because it meant the end of the war and America had won.
Preliminarytreatyofparispainting Treaty of Paris The Treaty of Paris was an agreement between the British, French, and American that ended the American Revolutionary War. It's important in history, because without this treaty Britain might have much more influence over our country in modern day life.
Constitution quill pen Constitution The Constitution is the one overpowering law over the United States. It's important to history, because it's the framing of the government that organizes all of America.
Federalist1 Federalists Papers The Federalists Papers are a series of essays that brought together America. It's important to history, because without these papers there would've never been a Constitution.
La pur Louisiana Purchase The Louisiana Purchase was land that America bought from France. The Louisiana Purchase was important in history, because it almost doubled the size of America.
300px missouri compromise line svg Missouri Compromise The Missouri Compromise was an agreement that the North would have no slavery while the South accepted slaves. This agreement is important in history, because it prevented a civil war from breaking out in the United States.
Imagescamlgx91 Nullification Crisis South Carolina basically didn't want to pay any of their tariffs, so President Andrew Jackson had to take drastic calls in order for South Carolina to finally coroperate. This is important in history, because the Nullification Crisis is the first time when a state had challenged their authority.
220px wpdms republic of texas svg Annexation of Texas This is important to American History because it gave the U.S. even more land, but America had to buy off Texas's debts and went to war with Mexico along the way.
The%20compromise%20of%201850 Compromise of 1850 The Compromise of 1850 was important because it was a set of bills that prevented America from having a civil war while it was in the middle of the Mexican War.
370px reynolds's political map of the united states 1856 Kansas Nebraska Act The Kansas Nebraska Act is an act that basically replaced the Missouri Compromise of 1820. The act allowed people to vote if they wanted to keep slavery or not allow it all. This is important becase Amercians started to realize that the South wanted to keep and enlarge the amount of slavery they already posessed.
Civil war battle Beginning of the Civil War The Civil War wqs a war fought in America over the issue of slavery. If this war wasn't fought slavers might still have made up the most of the population in the south as it did back in 1861; which is why this war was so important for history.
Firstreading full Emancipation Proclamation The emancipation proclomation is the order isued by Abraham Lincoln that stated all slaves in America were free. This is important because Lincoln knew that none of the slaves would become free, but that he would gain more support to win the war.
410 13thamendment hands 13th Amendment The 13th amendment abolished slavery officially in the United States. This is an important event in history because if this amendment wasn't passed then slaves would still be allowed in America today; which would be demolishing all the rights African Americans have earned since then.
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Jan 1st, 1400

Historic Events Before 1877