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Significant Events in United States History From 1600-1900

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Event Date: Event Title: Event Description:
Aug 3rd, 1492
Columbus' founding of the Americas Christopher Columbus, on this date, accidentally stumbled apon what was later to be the American continents while searching for a faster route by sea to Asia.
Compact Mayflower Compact This document was the first government for British colonials in America.
Treaty of paris Treaty of Paris This document, also called "The Peace of Paris" was signed to end the Seven Years' War. Also made Britain a even more dominant force outside European borders.
Arnold wounded Battle(s) of Saratoga Widely regarded to as the turning point of the Revolutionary war, the Battles (September 19th and October 7th, 1877) of Saratoga were battles in which Americans attacked and seized controll of British defensive positions.
Page67 The Battles of Lexington and Concord These were the first battles of the American Revolutionary war.
190px articles page1 Articles of Confederation This document was the first plan of any type of government in the U.S.
Constitution quill pen United States Constitution This document was and is the basis of our national government and law.
Federalist Federalist Papers On this day, it was decided the Federalist Papers ( a series of essays about the ratification of the United States Constitution) were to be published.
La pur Louisiana Purchase The Louisiana Purchase was the event in which the United States paid the French $15,000,000 for most of the mid-western states, doubling their prior size as a nation.
Missouri7 Missouri Compromise This legislative act decided that the western territories were to be slave states
Small Annexation of Texas This legislative action made Texas a part of the United States. This also sparked the turmoil behind the Mexican-American War.
Killed the constitution Nullification Crisis Created by South Carolina's "Ordinance of Nullification", South Carolina tried to nullify the tarriff of 1828
Missouri compromise map Compromise of 1850 This compromise led to the aboloshment of slave trade and admitted California free state.
Kansas1 Kansas Nebraska Act This act divided states among a line which seperated slave from non-slave states.
Timeline Emancipation Proclamation Lincoln issued this Emancipation Proclamation which stated all slaves were to be freed under union territory
Slavery 13th Amendment This amendment to the Constitution abolished slavery.
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Seven Years' War This war (also containing the French and Indian War) was fought over land possession.

Revolutionary War This is the war in which America grew tired of Britain's rule and taxation, us to revolt and gain our independance

War of 1812 This war was a military conflict over expansion and trade restrictions.

Civil War This war was fought over resources, ideology, and above all else, unity. The south wanted to keep slavery intact and have not only cash crops but industrialization. We all know how this turned out.