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    American Revolutionary War

    America Battled with Great Britain for independance. This is important because if we didn't take this risk we may still be part of Britain today, our way of life would be totally different
  • Declaration of Independance.

    Declaration of Independance.
    The Continental Congress signed this document. It states our independance from Britain.
  • Battle of Yorktown

    Battle of Yorktown
    The final battle of the Revolutionary War. Great Britain surrendered to Washington here.
  • Treaty of Paris

    Treaty of Paris
    The treaty that ended the Revolutionary War. We are officially apart from Britain
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    Shay's Rebellion

    A armed revolt by a group of farmers protesting high taxes and poor economic conditions. Massachusetts legislature enacted laws easing the economic condition of debtors.
  • The first constitutional convention

    The first constitutional convention
    The assembly of states met to make our constitution. This document explains our rights.
  • Constitution of the United States

    Constitution of the United States
    Congress ratifies the Constitution of the United States. This is the document that explains our wrights.
  • Washington elected

    Washington elected
    George Washington is elected. He is our nations first President
  • Bank of the U.S. started

    Bank of the U.S. started
    The Bank of the U.S. is started. This is the first Major bank in America.
  • Bill of rights

    Bill of rights
    The Bill of Rights was adopted as a single unit. This contained our first ten amendments.
  • Washington Dies

    Washington Dies
    Washington died. The first president dies at his house in Mount Vernon.
  • White house

    White house
    The white house is completed. This is where all following presidents will live.
  • Louisianna Purchase

    Louisianna Purchase
    President Jefferson buys land west of the Mississippi from Napoleon. This greatly expands America.
  • Lewis and Clark expidition

    Lewis and Clark expidition
    Lewis and Clark are sent to explore the Louisianna purchase. They discovered many new plants and animals and made bonds with the Natives.
  • Embargo Act

    Embargo Act
    Jefferson placed restrictions on British goods in response to molestation of U.S. merchant ships. This helped start the war of 1812.
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    War of 1812

    Britain invaded America. They tried to take us back over but they did not succeed.
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    Hartford Convention

    Asecret meeting of federal delegates in opposition to President James Madison’s mercantile policies and the War of 1812.…
  • Missouri Compromise

    Missouri Compromise
    The measure worked out between the North and the South and passed by the U.S. Congress that allowed for admission of Missouri as the 24th state. It marked the beginning of the prolonged sectional conflict over the extension of slavery that led to the American Civil War.
  • Monroe Doctrine

    Monroe Doctrine
    President Monroe declared that the Old World and New World had different systems and must remain distinct spheres. The corner stone of U.S. former policy.
  • Texas annexation

    Texas annexation
    Texas annexed from the U.S. This helped cause the Mexican American war.
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    Mexican American War

    A battle With Mexico over whether Texas ended at the Nueces River (Mexican claim) or the Rio Grande (U.S. claim). Winning this war expanded the U.S.
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    Fugitive slave acts

    Laws that allow the seizure and return of runaway slaves to their owners. After they were repealled it was easier for slaves to escape.
  • Compromise of 1850

    Compromise of 1850
    A series of compromise measures passed by the U.S. Congress in an effort to settle several outstanding slavery issues and to avert the threat of dissolution of the Union. This was a factor in the civil war
  • Kansas-Nebraska act

    Kansas-Nebraska act
    The Kansas-Nebraska Act, sponsored by Democratic Sen. Stephen A. Douglas, provided for the territorial organization of Kansas and Nebraska under the principle of popular sovereignty, which had been applied to New Mexico and Utah in the Compromise of 1850.
  • Dred Scott Decision

    Dred Scott Decision
    Ruling of the U.S. Supreme Court that made slavery legal in all the territories, thereby adding fuel to the sectional controversy and pushing the nation along the road to civil war.
  • Freeport Doctrine

    Freeport Doctrine
    Stephen A. Douglas formulated the Freeport Doctrine, in which he argued that a territory had the right to exclude slavery despite contrary U.S. Supreme Court decisions.
  • Lincoln Elected

    Lincoln Elected
    Abraham Lincoln Elected President. He is the man that will free the slaves.
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    The Civil War

    The American Civil War where the North fought the South over the issue of slavery. The North won and slavery is abolished.
  • Emancipation Proclamation

    Emancipation Proclamation
    This is one of Lincolns more famous speeches. It officially freed the slaves.
  • Lincoln Assassinated

    Lincoln Assassinated
    Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth. Even though slaves were freed there were still people pro slavery.