12 Events

  • Declaration Of Independence

    Declaration Of Independence
    This event was significant because this is when we declared our independence from Britain and became the United States. This document asserted the freedom and independence of the 13 colonies from Great Britain. This is the official document proclamation.
  • Louisiana Purchase

    Louisiana Purchase
    The Louisiana Purchase was significant because it provided us with more land and more jobs for our people. The Louisiana Purchase was a purchase the United States made that contained 828,000 square miles. We bought it from the French General Napoleon. This ended the era of the French Colonist in the now Mid-Western United States.
  • War of 1812

    War of 1812
    The War Of 1812 is significant because it was kind of us telling Britain to stop helping the Native Americans and that this land here was ours. This war began because Britain wa giving weapon to the Native Americans to fight us. This aggravated us and we decided to fight. Also we were having trade issues with Britain and we wanted to fix that
  • Indian Removal Act

    Indian Removal Act
    This was significant to President Andrew Jackson because he was to inevitably remove the Indians from our territory. President Andrew Jackson wanted all Indians/ Natives to not be in our territory so it wouldn’t cause problems and we could get the good land to settle on.
  • California Gold Rush

    California Gold Rush
    The significance of the California Gold Rush was to help people strike rich by finding gold and selling it for money or trading it. This was a time when gold was found and California and everyone moved there to hopefully find gold and get their lucky strike.
  • Compromise of 1850

    Compromise of 1850
    This is significant because it was made to help avoid the Civil War. The Compromise of 1850 contained 5 bills passed to.
  • The Kansas-Nebraska Act

    The Kansas-Nebraska Act
    It allowed people of Nebraska and Kansas to decide to allow slavery in within their borders. After the Kansas-Nebraska Act was passed pro-slavery and anti-slavery supporters rushed in to settle Kansas to affect the election and to either have slavery or not in Kansas. Pro-slavery settlers carried the election but were charged with fraud by anti-slavery settlers so they’re results weren’t accepted by them. Eventually anti-slavery settlers outnumbered pro-slavery settlers so Kansas then became a
  • Election of 1860

    Election of 1860
    The election of 1860 was significant because it was won by Abraham Lincoln who didn’t win the popular vote but won by a landslide in the electoral vote. This happened because there were so many other candidates that he won. He also did not campaign in any of the Southern states.
  • The Battle of Fort Sumter

    The Battle of Fort Sumter
    The Battle of Fort Sumter was significant because it was the first battle of the Civil War. After a long while of bombing each other back and forth the Union surrendered and the blue Confederate flag was raised.
  • The Battle of Antietam

    The Battle of Antietam
    Maryland, thundered with artillery and musket fire as the Northern and Southern armies struggled for possession of the Miller farm cornfield during the Civil War. By mid-morning, General Robert E. Lee's Confederate troops were crouched behind the high banks of a country lane. They fired upon advancing Union troops, but the Union General, George B. McClellan, held a strategic advantage.
  • 54th Massachusetts Infantry

    54th Massachusetts Infantry
    The 54th Massachusetts Infantry was significant because it was the first African American regiment under the command of a Caucasian general. They weren’t treated like a regular army but worked twice as hard.
  • Battle of Gettysburg

    Battle of Gettysburg
    Robert E. Lee's Confederate Army of Northern Virginia had victory over the Army of the Potomac at Chancellorsville. Feeling confident Robert E. Lee decided to invade the North for a second time. Abraham Lincoln didn’t have a lot of confidence on Lee.