1301 Timeline Project

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In History
  • -750 BCE

    Mayan's Human Sacrifice(BE)

    Mayan's Human Sacrifice(BE)
    Human sacrifice was the rebirth and renewal of life cycles. Human sacrifices were associated with the ball game.The objective of ball game was to knock down players with a "ball" by using their hips. The balls were even sometimes made from skulls. The warriors from the tribe would be forced to play and then sacrificed ​afterwards.
  • -200 BCE

    Mound Builders/Adena Hopewell(BE)

    Mound Builders/Adena Hopewell(BE)
    This civilization had a continental trading network.. The traded items such as quartz, copper, etc. They also have burial mounds. Burial mounds were used for ritual or burial purposes or as the location for important structures. They also adopted agriculture from Mesoamerica.
  • 1346

    The Black Death(BE)

    The Black Death(BE)
    The Black Death was a devastating plague. This was caused by the bacterium Yersinia pestis that accumulates by rats and parasites. It spreaded across Eurasia and terminated almost 25 million people. The plague lasted until 1353.
  • 1400

    Aztecs Caste System(BE)

    Aztecs Caste System(BE)
    The Aztecs followed a caste system, social order. Individuals were identified as nobles, commoner, serfs, or slaves. The noble class consisted of government and military leaders, high level priests, and lords
  • 1490

    The Renaissance(BE)

    The Renaissance(BE)
    The Renaissance was the result from the Black Death. The word renaissance means "rebirth". It was the revival of classical art and thinking from Ancient Greece and Rome. During this era, They had famous artist like Leonardo da Vinci who is known for his paintings of Mona Lisa and The Last Supper, and Michelangelo who was also known for the 15-foot sculpture David.
  • Jul 8, 1520

    Columbian Exchange(BE)

    Columbian Exchange(BE)
    The Columbian Exchange was an between the Old World, New World, and Africa. During the exchange, Africa gave the New World slaves.The Old World gave the New World horses, pigs, chickens, rice, sugar cane, smallpox, and malaria. The New World gave the Old World corn turkeys, potatoes, peanuts, tomatoes, and pineapple.
  • Roanoke(BE)

    Queen Elizabeth I gave Sir Walter Raleigh, the founder, permission to colonize in the New World. The Roanoke Island colony was the first English settlement in the New World. In the beginning of colonization of Roanoke, They didn't know how to survive on their own. Due to the failure of survival, the colony vanished. The only evidence that was the word "CROATOAN" carved on a post of tree.
  • Headright System(ECS)

    Headright System(ECS)
    In 1618, The population in Jamestown, Virginia was declining. The Headright System was for each indentured servant that was brought over. When they came over, they was able to earn 50 acres of land in the colony. They were used by the Virginia Company to attract more colonists.
  • Barbados(ESC)

    Barbados was one of England's possessions. This land a population of 26,000. The English had the natives doing labor on the island. The colony is known for its sugar. Barbados became a English center of the African slave trade so they can train slaves. The slaves outnumbered the whites.
  • Navigation Act(ESC)

    Navigation Act(ESC)
    The Navigation Act was passed in the 1650's by the English Parliament. It regulated trade between England and its colonies. Its purpose was to ensure that only England benefited from colonial trade
  • Pennsylvania(ESC)

    King owed a large debt to Penn. For the king's debt, He granted him land west of New Jersey. When Penn received the land, He wanted to create religious refuge for the Quakers. It was a limited republic meaning men could only vote.
  • Quakers(ESC)

    Quakers started as the society of friends. The Quakers were Protestant reformers. They believed that all people were equal in God's sight.
  • English Bill of Rights(ESC)

    English Bill of Rights(ESC)
    The English Bill of Rights was an act passed by Parliament. It was signed by William & Mary of Orange. The English Bill of Rights stated people basic rights were protected, no excessive bail, and no cruel or unusual punishment. This act has a huge impact on colonial governance and future problems.
  • Act of Union 1707 (ESC)

    Act of Union 1707 (ESC)
    Act of Union of 1707 combined England and Scotland into Great Britain. England and Scotland still maintained their own power. This act is still taking place today.
  • New England (CA)

    New England (CA)
    The New England colonies included Rhode Island, Connecticut, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire. Their geography had rocky soil and coastal port towns on the Atlantic Ocean. The New England colonies markets was based on fishing and shipbuilding. They also traded in the Atlantic World. These colonies had religious toleration.
  • Upper South(CA)

    Upper South(CA)
    The colony Chesapeake, Virginia was considered as the Upper South. In the Upper South, Slaves replaced indentured servants. At that time, slaves were separated into smaller groups. Their cash crop tobacco require less of carelessness. Although African culture was hard to reserve, they were still treated better
  • Salutary Neglect(CA)

    Salutary Neglect(CA)
    Salutary neglect refers to the British policy of avoiding strict law enforcement. It was meant to keep the colonies obedient to England. The effects were colonist grew accustomed to making their own rules and had a self-government
  • George Whitfield(CA)

    George Whitfield(CA)
    George Whitefield was a preacher and public figure. He traveled to colonies and helped spread the gospel during the Great Awakening. In his lifetime, Whitefield preached at least 18,000 times and addressed 10 million hearers. His preaching impacted many lives
  • Georgia(CA)

    The colony was named for King George II. It was originally a Penal Colony. A Penal Colony is when they transplanted prisoners and people in debt in rehabilitation in a “pure” environment. They turned it into a Buffer colony. A buffer colony is when slaves are being import in holding. They also imagined an attack on Florida
  • Triangular Trade(CA)

    Triangular Trade(CA)
    The triangular trade involved Europe, Africa and America. During the trade, people would trade good or slaves. Europe received raw goods and Africa received manufactured goods. America would get the slaves to harvest the raw materials.
  • Treaty of Paris 1763(CA)

    Treaty of Paris 1763(CA)
    The French and Indian War was over in 1763. The Treaty of Paris is known as a peace agreement. The treaty was signed by Great Britain, France, and Spain. British took east the Mississippi River and part of Canada from France. The Spanish were also forced to give up their to Florida
  • Stamp Act(RW)

    Stamp Act(RW)
    The Stamp Act was a tax on all paper in Britain and the colonies. It was also a very harsh tax. It mostly affected lawyers and printers. Because of this, many protests erupted.
  • 1st Continental Congress(RW)

    1st Continental Congress(RW)
    Continental Congress is a group of colonial leaders that discussed how to take action against the British. They would meet at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. All colonies except Georgia sent representatives. At the meeting, They denounced the Intolerable Acts and recommended the boycott of British goods.
  • Dunmore’s Proclamation(RW)

    Dunmore’s Proclamation(RW)
    The Dunmore’s Proclamation was signed by 4th Earl of Dunmore and John Murray. The proclamation promised freedom for slaves who left their owners and joined the royal forces. The proclamation failed and he was forced out of the colony in 1776.
  • Common Sense(RW)

    Common Sense(RW)
    The pamphlet Common Sense was written by Thomas Paine. It argued for independence and attacked the monarchy government. The pamphlet changed Colonial America views of monarchy. It also became widely popular and cheap
  • The Declaration of Independence(RW)

    The Declaration of Independence(RW)
    The Declaration of Independence was the only chance for the colonies. The colonies wanted to declare United and independent states. One of the Founding Fathers, Thomas Jefferson, was in charge of writing the draft. The document was about the colonies looking for European allies grievances against British. The Declaration of Independence was completed on July 2, but signed on the 4th
  • Battle of Saratoga(RW)

    Battle of Saratoga(RW)
    The Battle of Saratoga turning point of the American Revolution. French supported the American military effort and committed their troops and navy's. This battle became a major victory for America.
  • Currency(TC)

    Currency is a system of money. During the Constitutional era, America printed too much money. Because of that, The value of money depreciated.
  • American Virtue(TC)

    American Virtue(TC)
    American virtue celebrated ideals of Republicanism. It involved everyday citizens and issued state constitutions. American virtue taught and educated citizens. It also taught children.
  • Treaty of Paris 1783(RW)

    Treaty of Paris 1783(RW)
    The Treaty of Paris 1783 will end the Revolutionary War. It recognized the United States as an independent and sovereign nation. The treaty establishes the northern border with British North America/Canada and will restore loyalist properties. Both nations will have access to Mississippi River and the United States will receive frontier land to Mississippi River
  • Anti-Federalists(TC)

    The Anti-Federalist included Thomas Jefferson, James Monroe, and Patrick Henry. They supported less federal government. They also supported states rights and the Bill of Rights. The Anti-Federalist despised the Constitution.
  • New Jersey Plan(TC)

    New Jersey Plan(TC)
    The New Jersey Plan was a modified version of the Articles of Confederation. They had a single legislature. Legislature was supreme law of land. The executive elected by Congress, but the
    judiciary was less powerful
  • The Northwest Ordinance(TC)

    The Northwest Ordinance(TC)
    The Northwest Ordinance law was passed by Confederation Congress in 1787. The laws told the territories how to become a state or territory west of the colonies. They had to establish their self-government. The Northwest Ordinance granted freedom of religion but they had to have 5,000 to be a territory and 60,000 people to enter statehood. It also rejected slavery.
  • Slavery(TC)

    Slavery was an issued in the Constitutional era. In the South, they were for slavery and the North was against it. During this time, They created the Three-Fifths Compromise. The Three-Fifths Compromise said that five slaves would be counted as three people for representation states
  • Election of 1788(NR)

    Election of 1788(NR)
    The Election of 1788 was the first election. In this election, it was between George Washington and John Adams. Washington was a god-like figure and everybody's choice. Washington became the first president and John Adams came in second place as vice president
  • Enlightenment Ideals(TC)

    Enlightenment Ideals(TC)
    The Age of Enlightenment educated populace. At this time, religion became less important and the separation of church and state. Many citizens had a lot to say .
  • Capital Site(NR)

    Capital Site(NR)
    In the New Republic era, New York City was the capital. New York City became corrupted. As a result, Washington, D.C became the new capital.
  • Pinckney's Treaty(NR)

    Pinckney's Treaty(NR)
    Pinckney's Treaty was a treaty between the U.S. and Spain. Spain allowed the U.S. to transport goods on the Mississippi River. They also let the US to store goods in New Orleans. The US let Spain set the boundary of Florida.
  • Washington’s Farewell Address(NR)

    Washington’s Farewell Address(NR)
    In Washington Farewell Address, He said he did not want seek a third term. He wanted the U.S. to avoid conflicts. He stated that temporary alliances were okay , but didn’t want “permanent” alliances
  • Kentucky Resolutions(NR)

    Kentucky Resolutions(NR)
    The idea of the Kentucky Resolutions was by Thomas Jefferson. The Kentucky Resolution says that states could nullify unconstitutional laws. It was a law that compacted among the states. It also became the foundation of states' rights. Slavery & the Civil War will be fought on this topic.
  • Thomas Jefferson (NR)

    Thomas Jefferson (NR)
    Thomas Jefferson was one of the Founding Father's. He was a Republican and he also decentralized the government. He believed that the United States was a nation of farmers. He then became the 3rd President of the United States.
  • 12 Amendment(NR)

    12 Amendment(NR)
    The 12 amendment states that electors shall meet in their state. They will have to vote for President and VP. Both require to have separate ballots for President and VP.
  • Second Great Awakening(CC)

    Second Great Awakening(CC)
    Second Great Awakening was a religious movement. It was a spread religion through revivals and emotional preaching. The movement influenced many other aspects such as prison reform, the women's rights movement, abolishment of slavery, advancements in literature, and reform in education.
  • Cotton Gin(TAJ)

    Cotton Gin(TAJ)
    The cotton gin was invented by Eli Whitney. It easily removed seeds from cotton. The production of cotton erupted and it revolutionized cotton agriculture. At the time, slavery was on downfall but it began to comeback.
  • Embargo Act(TAJ)

    Embargo Act(TAJ)
    The Embargo Act took place in 1807. It deprived Britain and France of American goods. The Embargo Act hurts the economy, but it mostly affects the South and Northeast. The policy will anger the British
  • Battle of New Orleans(TAJ)

    Battle of New Orleans(TAJ)
    Andrew Jackson was the Major General of the American army. The American army defeated the British Army with bi-racial ragtag army. The war was technically over when the battle fought. Because of the British defeat, Andrew Jackson became famous.
  • Rush-Bagot Treaty(TAJ)

    Rush-Bagot Treaty(TAJ)
    The Rush-Bagot Treaty limited U.S. and Britain weapons. It defined the border between the US and Canada at the 49th parallel. British will allow fishing. It will agree to jointly occupy Oregon Territory .
  • Panic of 1819(TAJ)

    Panic of 1819(TAJ)
    The Panic of 1819 was a crisis that followed after the War of 1812. The establishment of the Second Bank of the U.S. caused the crisis. The prices of silver collapsed in 1819 and banks failed. This became one of the worst depressions in U.S. history.
  • McCulloch vs. Maryland(TAJ)

    McCulloch vs. Maryland(TAJ)
    McCulloch vs. Maryland was a landmark supreme court case. It gave the federal government implied powers. It said states could not take the place of the federal government. This led the South to a comprehensive view of state’s rights.
  • Missouri Compromise(TAJ)

    Missouri Compromise(TAJ)
    Missouri Compromise was a balance between slave and free states. It drew an imaginary line at 36* 30* latitude. States above the line would be free and below would be slave. It became temporary solution.
  • Waltham System(AIR)

    Waltham System(AIR)
    In the Waltham System, factories are centralized. This system had the largest labor force. Women at this period earned more. They would work long hours, but work in bad conditions
  • Temperance Movement(CC)

    Temperance Movement(CC)
    The Temperance Movement was a reform movement begun that in the 1800's. It was the movement that banned alcohol in the U.S. They believed that alcohol abuse led to family violence, crime, and poverty. In the future, This movement led to the adoption of the 18th Amendment in 1920.
  • Andrew Jackson Personal Attacks(JAC)

    Andrew Jackson Personal Attacks(JAC)
    John Q. Adams and Andrew Jackson attacked each other as womanizers. Adams attacked Jackson’s wife Rachael. Jackson and his wife were accused of adultery because Rachel wasn't legally divorced from her first husband when she married Jackson.
  • John Quincy Adams(JAC)

    John Quincy Adams(JAC)
    John Quincy Adams was the 6th president of the United States. He was a son of the Founding Father and 2nd President of the United States, John Adams. Adams won the election but Andrew Jackson was angry. They believed that he won cause due to corruption. Few years after becoming president, He was elected to the House of Representatives.
  • Andrew Jackson(JAC)

    Andrew Jackson(JAC)
    Andrew Jackson was born March 15, 1767. Jackson was Major General of the US army. He was famous for his leadership as a general. In Election of 1824, Jackson lost to John Q. Adams in the presidential election. Four years later, Jackson wins the election and defeats Adams by becoming the 7th president.
  • Spoils System(JAC)

    Spoils System(JAC)
    The Spoils system was established during Jackson's term/ The spoils system was a method of appointing officials to the government of the United States. This means he replaced bureaucracy with his own supporters
  • Tariff Act of 1832(JAC)

    Tariff Act of 1832(JAC)
    During the Tariff Act of 1832, Congress raised import taxes on Textiles(clothing). This act affect South Carolina and Hurt southern agriculture.This also lead to the Nullification Crisis
  • American Anti-Slavery Society(CC)

    American Anti-Slavery Society(CC)
    The American Anti-Slavery Society founded by William Lloyd Garrison. It was an organization in opposition to slavery. Frederick Douglass, Angelina and Sarah Grimke, and Henry Highland Garnet were some famous speakers in the American Anti-Slavery Society.They wanted the African Americans to be free and have racial equality also, wanted to stop the use of slavery and the abuse of slaves living in the South
  • Whig Party(JAC)

    Whig Party(JAC)
    The Whig Party was formed in opposition to Andrew Jackson. They favored strong central government. They defensed minority rights and was against slavery. Their style of politics was anti-masonic. They need talented individuals to run country in their party and accepted minorities.
  • Charles Grandison Finney(CC)

    Charles Grandison Finney(CC)
    Charles Grandison Finney was born August 29, 1792.
    Charles Grandison Finney is known as the "father of modern revivalism. He believed that conversions were human creations instead of the divine works of God, and that people's destinies were in their own hands
  • Davy Crockett(JAC)

    Davy Crockett(JAC)
    Davy Crockett was the United States frontiersman and Tennessee politician. He was also known as the "common man". During Jackson's election, Davy Crockett complained about President Andrew Jackson’s forcing the Cherokees to be removed from their homes to Oklahoma. Crockett also fought at the the Alamo but died their in 1836
  • Sam Houston(WE)

    Sam Houston(WE)
    Sam Houston was born March 2, 1793 in Rockbridge County, Virginia. Houston was a politician in Tennessee. He served in the U.S. Army as First lieutenant and the Texian Army as Major general. He led the Texian Army to victory at the Battle of the Alamo against Mexican leader, Antonio López de Santa Anna. After serving in the army, He became president of Texas.
  • Manifest Destiny(WE)

    Manifest Destiny(WE)
    Manifest Destiny was when Americans believed it was their destiny to go from the Pacific and Atlantic Ocean. It helped the economic depression by letting people have new places to go and find employment. During Manifest Destiny, Black Hawk War happened because They wanted Florida so they fought the Seminoles and forced them to move to Indian territory after they were defeated
  • Telegraph(AIR)

    The telegraph was invented by Samuel F.B. Morse in Boston. The telegraph was a type of communication that sends electrical signals over a wire. This invention made communication faster and more safer between cities and businesses. Before the telegraph, People had to deliver messages by horse, which took a long time.
  • Iron Steel Plow(AIR)

    Iron Steel Plow(AIR)
    The Iron Steel Plow was invented by John Deere. Deere's plow was made with a lightweight steel mold board from a broken saw-blade. The Iron Steel Plow allowed horses to plow through a field quicker. It was mainly used in the East for livestock, dairy, fruits and veggies
  • Fur Traders(WE)

    Fur Traders(WE)
    In America, Fur trading took over the industry in the 1820's. The method of fur trading made a huge profit. It was also changes in fashion. Fur trading also had a negative impact. Trappers almost hunted animals such as beavers, bears and others to extinction. Many trappers disappeared by the 1840's
  • Free Black Communities(AIR)

    Free Black Communities(AIR)
    Free black communities are the largest in the North & Midwest Segregation was active in the North. Free blacks dealt with discrimination & prejudice. They had to competed for jobs with immigrants.
  • First Police Forces(AIR)

    First Police Forces(AIR)
    Tensions in the North needed to be dealt with. As a result, the first forces were established in 1838 in the city of Boston. Then, the police force was established in New York in 1845.
  • Yeoman Farmers(AIR)

    Yeoman Farmers(AIR)
    Yeoman Farmers had communal effort. Most farmers did not own slaves. Some relied on planters and others resented planters
    Yeoman formed southern militias that caught runaway slaves and guarded against slave rebellions
  • John Tyler(WE)

    John Tyler(WE)
    John Tyler Jr. was a politician who served as the tenth President of the United States in the Whig Party. During his presidency, Tyler goals were to annex Texas, settle Oregon border and settle Mexican border. The Democratic Party were angry with John Tyler because he used to be a Democrat. He vetoed both national bank bills resulting in Tyler being kicked out from the Whig party. After his term, He wasn't renominated for President.
  • Joseph Smith(CC)

    Joseph Smith(CC)
    Joseph Smith was the founder of Mormonism and Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Smith claimed that the Book of Mormon was a translation from a gold plate with the guidance of an angel. This led to an uprising against the Mormons in 1844. While leading the Mormons, Smith died martyr
  • Immigration(AIR)

    The population in the North would boom because of rural migration of European immigrants. One reason is the Irish had a potato famine. The Germans had poor harvests & political turmoil. Lastly, the Scandinavians & British came for economic opportunities. The Irish would be in inner city slums. The Germans & Scandinavians would be in the Midwest & North
  • Battle of Palo Alto(WE)

    Battle of Palo Alto(WE)
    This battle was the 1st major battle of the U.S.-Mexican War.The dispute was about the land between the Rio Grande and Nueces River. Marianna Artista was the leader of Mexican army and Zachary Taylor was the leader of American army. Because of US artillery, The Americans won
  • Battle of Mexico City(WE)

    Battle of Mexico City(WE)
    This battle was the last battle of the U.S.-Mexican War. Antonio López de Santa Anna was the leader of Mexican army and General Winfield Scott was the leader of American army. General Winfield Scott and troops arrived in Mexico's capital city and saw that the Mexican army was weary and fought their battle against them
  • Free-Soil Party(WE)

    Free-Soil Party(WE)
    The Free-Soil Party was formed by ‎Martin Van Buren in Buffalo, New York. This party was devoted to stopping the expansion of slavery. The party was made of the Whig Party, the Liberty Party, and anti-slavery Democrats.They also argued that slavery would limit opportunities for free laborers.
  • Seneca Falls Convention(CC)

    Seneca Falls Convention(CC)
    The Seneca Falls Convention was the first women's rights convention. In 1848, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Lucretia Mott, Martha Coffin Wright, Mary Ann McClintock, and Jane Hunt met to discuss their plans for the convention. The convention was an important step in the women's rights movement in respect to discuss the social, civil, and religious condition and rights of woman.
  • Zachary Taylor(SEC)

    Zachary Taylor(SEC)
    Zachary Taylor was the 12th President of the United States. Taylor was a officer in the United States Army and rose to the rank of major general. Taylor being known as a hero from Mexican–American War won him the election. During the election, He didn't take sides about slavery. He died sixteen months during his term
  • The South(SEC)

    The South(SEC)
    The South has small industrialized areas unlike the North.
    Although tobacco, sugar,and rice crops in the South, they wasn't important as cotton. In order to grow those crops, they need slaves. About 4 million slaves worked on the South and the believed slavery was part of society
  • Frederick Douglas(CC)

    Frederick Douglas(CC)
    Frederick Douglas was born at Easton, Maryland in 1818. He was a writer, publisher and abolitionist. In later years, he helped persuade Lincoln to issue the Emancipation Proclamation. He is also a strong supporter for women's right. He played a part in African American’s being granted the right to vote
  • Harriet Tubman(SEC)

    Harriet Tubman(SEC)
    Harriet Tubman was abolitionist, in the army as a scout, and spy. She was former slave who helped slaves escape to the Underground Railroad. The Underground Railroad was a network of secret routes and safe houses used by enslaved Africans to escape to free states and Canada with the aid of abolitionists. She helped make over 19 trips to the South for the Underground Railroad.
  • Uncle Tom's Cabin(SEC)

    Uncle Tom's Cabin(SEC)
    This book written by Harriet Beecher Stowe published in 1852. Uncle Tom's Cabin was about slave life in the South. The book became known in the North and South. The North saw how bad slavery and the South attacked the book. This book was also the start of the Civil War.
  • Dred Scott v. Sandford(SEC)

    Dred Scott v. Sandford(SEC)
    Dred Scott v. Sandford was a Supreme Court case. Dred Scot (former slave) wanted to sue Sandford(his former master) for his freedom because his master had taken him to areas where slavery was illegal. SCOTUS rules say slaves aren’t citizens and can’t sue. SCOTUS also say that Congress can’t regulate slavery in territories (North or South)
  • John Bell(SEC)

    John Bell(SEC)
    John Bell was an politician, attorney, and planter. He was a candidate for the election in 1860 by the Constitutional Union Party. He was also part of the United States Congress in both the House of Representatives and Senate. He mainly focused on the Constitution and enforcing laws
  • Crittenden Compromise(SEC)

    Crittenden Compromise(SEC)
    Crittenden Compromise was written by United States Senator John J. Crittenden. The compromise was written so that they would let the union to stay united but allowed the South to keep their slavery and extend it. President Lincoln rejected it because went against his political plan
  • Clara Barton (CW)

    Clara Barton (CW)
    Clarissa "Clara" Harlowe Barton was a pioneering nurse who founded the American Red Cross. She was a hospital nurse in the American Civil War, a teacher, and patent clerk. She also contributed to current health care methods.
  • The First Battle of Bull Run(CW)

    The First Battle of Bull Run(CW)
    The First Battle of Bull Run was first major battle. Union troops were led by General Irvin McDowell and the Confederates were commanded by General P.G T. Beauregard. About 30,000 Union troops marched South. After the battle was fought, The Union was defeated by the Confederates
  • Twenty Negro Law(CW)

    Twenty Negro Law(CW)
    The Twenty Negro Law was by the Confederate Congress during the Civil War Southerners were excused from fighting in the war if they had 20 or more slaves. They could also pay someone to fight for for them if they didn't have 20 slaves. Many poor southerners were upset
  • Emancipation Proclamation(CW)

    Emancipation Proclamation(CW)
    The Emancipation Proclamation was issued by President Abraham Lincoln as the country entered the third year of the Civil War. It declared all slaves in rebel states as freemen. The proclamation stops Britain from entering war on the South. Although it didn't free slaves, It became an important part to the war against the Confederates.
  • Election of 1864(CW)

    Election of 1864(CW)
    The Election of 1864 was between George McClellan and Abraham Lincoln. During this election, Lincoln wanted abolish slavery and Unite the North & South and McClellan
    wanted to keep the way it was, but wanted to end the war. Lincoln had a total of 212 electoral vote and 2,218,388 popular votes. While George had 21 electoral votes and 1,812,807 popular votes. After Lincoln reelection, He was assassinated.
  • John Wilkes Booth(CW)

    John Wilkes Booth(CW)
    John Wilkes Booth was an American actor. He was also a supporter of slavery and the Southern Confederacy during the Civil War. On April 14, 1865, Lincoln and Booth attends a play at Ford’s Theater in Washington, D.C., and Booth assassinated the 16th president of the United States, Abraham Lincoln. This was the first presidential assassination in US history.
  • Robert E. Lee (CW)

    Robert E. Lee (CW)
    Robert E. Lee was a Confederate soldier and commander of the Confederate States Army. He commanded the Army of Northern Virginia in the American Civil War. Lee and the Confederate army defeated the Union at The Battle of Bull Run. Later on in the Civil War, Confederacy surrendered to the Union in 1865.
  • 13th Amendment(REC)

    13th Amendment(REC)
    This amendment abolished slavery in the United States. Section 1 of the 13th amendment states "Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction." and Section 2 "Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.". The 13th, 14th and 15th amendment expanded the civil rights of Americans.
  • Ku Klux Klan(REC)

    Ku Klux Klan(REC)
    The KKK was formed by six former officers of the Confederate. The Klan was the white southern resistance to the equality for blacks. They used violence to keep blacks from earning their civil rights. This group became one of the nation's first terrorist group. Congress passed acts to protect black voters. For the people that interferes with a citizen's right to vote, They would receive penalties.
  • The Election of 1866(REC)

    The Election of 1866(REC)
    The election was between Schuyler Colfax, Samuel Marshall, and Nathaniel Boyden. This election was not presidential, it was the election of the United States House of Representatives to the 40th United States Congress. This election would now the rules for reconstruction. By summer, Johnson had lost support within the Republican Party for his Reconstruction policies.
  • Ulysses S.Grant(REC)

    Ulysses S.Grant(REC)
    Ulysses S.Grant was U.S. general and commander of the Union armies during the Civil War. He also became the 18th President of the United States. He was the youngest President in his era. Ulysses was elected in 1869 and reelected in 1872. He pushed for African Americans to have voting and equal rights for African Americans.
  • Black Friday Scandal(REC)

    Black Friday Scandal(REC)
    The Black Friday Scandal occurred later of the Civil War at the end of the Reconstruction Era. The Black Friday Scandal was the one of the first scandals that affected the Grant administration. It was also known as the Gold Panic and the Fisk/Gould scandal. Jay Gould and James Fisk controlled the gold market on the New York Gold Exchange. The controlling of the market resulted to the price of gold dropping. Many people weren't financially happy.
  • The Panic of 1873(REC)

    The Panic of 1873(REC)
    The Panic of 1837 was caused by a financial crisis that took place in Europe and the US. Because of this recession, Their were foreclosures, bankruptcies, factories closing, unemployment became an issue and riots broke out. The 8th president, Martin Van Buren, was blamed for the Panic of 1837.This recession lasted for 6 years and the State banks didn't fully recover.
  • Compromise of 1877(REC)

    Compromise of 1877(REC)
    The Compromise of 1877 was a deal between the Democrats and Republicans that settled the disagreement of the Election of 1876. The Republicans promised the Democrats to remove all federal troops from southern states. In return, The Democrats agreed that President Rutherford B. Hayes assume presidency Samuel J. Tilde. This also ended the Reconstruction era.
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    Thomas Jefferson one of the Founding Fathers of the United States and the author of the Declaration of Independence. He also was the third President of the United States from 1801 to 1809.
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    The American Industrial Revolution

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    Cultural Changes

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    Age of Jackson

    Andrew Jackson served as the seventh President of the United States from 1829 to 1837. Before being president, Jackson was the general of the United States Army.
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    Westward Expansion

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    The Civil War

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