2017-2018 History Class Timeline

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    The Destruction of Pompeii

    The Destruction of Pompeii
    Mount Vesuvius erupted, causing a massive ash cloud that blotted out the sun. Later, a tsunami of gas, ash, rock and soot came rolling down the volcano, burying the city and killing everyone left in it.
  • The Declaration of Independence

    The Declaration of Independence
    The thirteen colonies of America declare their independence from Britain. The American Revolution has started.
  • Invention of Steamboat

    Invention of Steamboat
  • The Louisiana Purchase

    The Louisiana Purchase
    The United States wanted to buy New Orleans, which was owned by France. However, France was in dept and didn't want to fight another war (they were already dealing with two). So France sold the whole Louisiana Territory to the United States for $15,000,000.
  • Invention of Train

    Invention of Train
  • Lewis and Clark Journey

    Lewis and Clark Journey
    Lewis and Clark were hired by President Jefferson to explore the Louisiana Territory. They took a crew of men and explored from the Mississippi River, up the Missouri River, and to the Pacific Ocean. They made it back to St. Lewis on September 23, 1806.
  • Invention of the Telegraph

    Invention of the Telegraph
  • The Texas Revolution

    The Texas Revolution
    At one time, the Texas area was part of Mexico. Mexico let Americans come and settle in the Texas to help the Mexican economy. But soon, too many Americans came that they and their slaves greatly outnumbered the Mexicans in the region, so Mexico made them start paying taxes and the American could no longer keep their slaves (Mexico had outlawed slavery). As a result, Texas seceded from Mexico and for a short time was it's own little nation.
  • The Donner Party

    The Donner Party
    The Donner Party was heading through the Sierra Mountains on their way west. But on the way, the Party's wagon broke and they were stuck on the mountain pass. The snow started early that year, making it impossible for the Donner Party to leave. After eating all their food and cattle, people started to starve. Each time someone would die, the rest of the group would eat their body.
  • The California Gold Rush

    The California Gold Rush
    After gold was found in the Sierra Nevada Mountains and in California, people from all over the world flocked to get their share. Everyone started mining, claiming plots of land, and fighting over the gold. Few, however, got as rich as they had hoped. The most wealth was brought in by the shops and towns that popped up as people moved into an area. Shop owners made a lot of money by selling supplies and food to the miners and their families.
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    Civil War

  • Battle of Gettysburg

    Battle of Gettysburg
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    Reconstruction

  • General Lee Surrenders in Northern Virginia

    General Lee Surrenders in Northern Virginia
  • Lincoln's Assasination

    Lincoln's Assasination
  • Completion of the Transcontinental Railroad

    Completion of the Transcontinental Railroad
  • Invention of Telephone

    Invention of Telephone
  • Invention of Electric Light Bulb

    Invention of Electric Light Bulb
  • Invention of Automobile

    Invention of Automobile
  • Invention of Radio

    Invention of Radio
  • Invention of Airplane

    Invention of Airplane
  • Invention of Television

    Invention of Television
  • Attack on Pearl Harbor

    Attack on Pearl Harbor
    The Japanese bombed naval base in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. This caused the U.S. to join in WWII against the Axis powers (Germany, Italy, Japan).
  • Invention of the VCR

    Invention of the VCR
  • March on Washington

    March on Washington
  • Apple is Founded

    Apple is Founded
    The world famous electronics company, Apple, is founded. Today, the company is the leading seller of cell phones in America.
  • Invention of the Atari 1600

    Invention of the Atari 1600
  • Invention of the Apple 2 computer

    Invention of the Apple 2 computer
  • The attacks of 9/11

    The attacks of 9/11
    On this day, terrorist hijacked four passenger planes. Two of theses planes were flown into the World Trade Center (a.k.a. the Twin Towers), and a third hit the Pentagon. The fourth plane was said to have been going to Washington D.C., but passengers took control on the plane and it crashed in a field in Pennsylvania. The Twin Towers later fell.
  • First Warriors book is published

    First Warriors book is published
    "Into the Wild", the first book of the Warriors series by Erin Hunter, is published. This is my favorite book series.
  • My birthday

    My birthday
    This is the day I was born.
  • Hurricane Harvey

    Hurricane Harvey
    Hurricane Harvey was a large and destructive storm that hit Texas and affected many of it's cities, including Houston. Millions of people were displaced and multiple gas and oil plants were damaged. Volunteers from all over the U.S. came to the aid of the hurricane's victims.