US History: VHS Summer Clare Walston

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  • Jamestown Settlement

    Jamestown Settlement
    The Jamestown Settlement was in 1607 when 144 men and boys came over from England to start a colony. Their sole purpose was to generate wealth for England's economy, and if they failed their financial support would be taken away. this time was also known as the "starving time", because of this only 34 men out of the 144 survived.
  • The Marriage of Pocahontas and John Rolfe

    The Marriage of Pocahontas and John Rolfe
    The marriage between Pocahontas and John Rolfe, brought the promise of more tobacco seeds to the colonies, and small lived peace between the Native Americans and the Settlers.
  • Colonialism

    Colonialism says that Colonialism is "the policy or practice of acquiring full or partial political control over another country, occupying it with settlers, and exploiting it economically." Before the American Revolution the act of Colonialism was shown when England colonized America.
  • Stamp Act

    Stamp Act
    The Stamp Act was the first direct taxation of the 13 American colonies. Every single legal document had to be recorded on a special piece of paper with a stamp on it. This ticked off the American activists, sending them into action they boycotted and would harass tax collectors.
  • Shay's Rebellion

    Shay's Rebellion
    Shay's rebellion was named after Daniel Shay, a former Continental Army captain. Shay's Rebellion was made up by farmers from western Massachusetts. If the farmers couldn't pay back their debts, their farms would be seized from them. Angering the farmers, they started protesting and would force close courts. It demonstrated a high degree of internal conflict within the US.
  • Federalism

    Federalism is the belief in federal government. Within Federalism there are 3 branches of government. Judiciary, Executive and Legislative. They would all work together, but each branch would deal with problems relating to that branch.
  • Nationalism

    Nationalism describes Nationalism as,"devotion and loyalty to ones own country","the desire for national independence". In the American Revolution Nationalism was shown when the 13 colonies banned together in their dislike of the Redcoats.
  • The Election of 1800

    The Election of 1800
    The Election of 1800 was between Thomas Jefferson, Democratic-Republican, and John Adams, a federalist. Each side believed that if the opposing side won, that America would go into complete chaos. The federalists wanted a strong national government, meanwhile the democratic republicans wanted the exact opposite. When Jefferson won the democratic-republicans were ecstatic.
  • The Louisiana Purchase

    The Louisiana Purchase
    The Louisiana Purchase was a successful attempt to expand the US westward. In 1803 the US bought the Louisiana Territory from France. This set up an alliance with France, which was kind of like a big screw you too England. The positive effect that the new territory brought to the US was amazing the chance to explore and expand their country into greater lengths
  • The Underground Railroad

    The Underground Railroad
    The underground railroad allowed slaves to escape and be free to have a better life. The railroad was only conducted at night. They were moved from stations to stations, which were often peoples homes or churches.
  • Manifest Destiney

    Manifest Destiney
    Manifest Destiney was a term used in the old west. It means wanting to go back to the virtues of old America.
  • The Compromise of 1850

    The Compromise of 1850
    The Compromise of 1850 overturned the Mississippi Compromise and left the wandering idea of slavery undetermined. This was the subtle start of the civil war. The North and the South were starting to divide up. The North has a more free relaxed view on slavery, but the South has a more strict and harsher view in slavery. The North's uses of slaves dies down, but the South's use of slavery is still prominent.
  • The Fugitive Slave Law

    The Fugitive Slave Law
    This law was created for so that people who saw run away slaves, to be able to capture them. The law wasn't well respected in the North, because of a book that came out called Uncle Tom's Cabin, but in the south the law was used frequently. Uncle Tom's Cabin had a huge affect on the people in the North, which horrified and shocked them. Making them see the light of slavery.
  • Republicanism

    Republicanism in colonial america meant, that they wanted to keep the traditional values of hierarchy and the aristocratic views alive. Before Andrew Jackson, Republicanism was the majority belief, but when Jackson and Van Buren helped create the democratic party, many people's views changed.
  • Kansas Nebraska Act

    Kansas Nebraska Act
    In the Kansas Nebraska Act of 1854, it determined that states north of boundary of Mississippi could chose if they wanted to have slavery or not.
  • Imperialism

    Like Colonialism, Imperialism is the idea of expanding a country's influence, but not always by colonizing another territory. Imperialism can be through influence of different cultures. For example the American revolution inspired many other revolutions across the world. Today Imperialism is often shown in fashion, lets say Americans start to wear Gucci shirts, slowly other people across the world will start to wear Gucci shirts.
  • The Sack of Lawrence

    The Sack of Lawrence
    On May 21st, 1856, 800 people who were for pro slavery sprung into action. Men from Kansas and Missouri drove all the way to Lawrence to arrest people of the free state government. The strangers destroyed parts of Lawrence, burning, looting etc. It was a direct attack by slave owners who were not happy about the people of Lawrences's new ideas
  • The Gettysburg Address

    The Gettysburg Address
    On November 11th, 1863, Abraham Lincoln delivered the Gettysburg Address. The Battle of Gettysburg was one of the bloodiest wars in the American Civil War. The speech was only 272 words but it one of the most famous speeches in American history. In his speech Lincoln said that "The Civil War was not just a fight to save the Union, but a struggle for freedom and equality for all"
  • Impeachment of Johnson

    Impeachment of Johnson
    In 1868 the Impeachment of President Andrew Johnson was in action. He was originally Lincoln's VP, which was strange because he believed the African Americans can't decide anything for themselves. He literally vetoed everything, which eventually lead to his impeachment.
  • The End of the Reconstruction Era

    The End of the Reconstruction Era
    The end of the Reconstruction Era was a good and bad time for a bunch of reasons. At the end of the Reconstruction Era there was a surge of angry Southeners that did not like the idea of having African Americans as their equal, the country was not at a good place. So they decided to rebel in their own way, they banded together to distribute the hate. Hence the creation of the KKK, which was a result of the end of the Reconstruction Era.
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    Colonial America

    In this timeline, each event will be significant to Colonial America. The events will explore the changes throughout the brand new America.