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U.S. History

  • Aug 3, 1492

    Christopher Columbus

    Christopher Columbus
    The king and queen of Spain Ferdinand and Isabella sponsers Chirstopher Columbus trip to find a faster route to Asia. Instead he find the Americas. Which starts the race between France, Spain, and Britain for God, the Glory, and Gold. Which ends up later becoming the thirteen Coloines.
  • Jamestown, Virginia

    Jamestown, Virginia
    The first English settlement. John Rolfe established tobacco farms which became profitable becuase only spain had tabacco however to sell to foreiners was out lawed by the king. Which cuased Jamestown to become "boom-town".
  • 1st Slave comes to America

    1st Slave comes to America
    Since many people needed more and more help with crops yet to still be profitable poeple used slaves. Portugaul was the first country to bring slaves over to the Americas. When the invention of the cotton gin the need for slaves were dwindling.
  • The Mayflower

    The Mayflower
    The Mayflower was the ship that brought the English Separatists to Plymouth, Massachusetts. The separatists were the frist to celebrate Thanksgiving with the Natives Americans. The Native Americans were the ones who taught the separatists how to survive on the lands. The biggest export in Massachusetts was lumber and the shippping becuase of their habors.
  • Declaration of Independence

    Declaration of Independence
    Thomas Jefferson wrote the Declaration of Independence and list of grievances to king George list of disputes that the colonists had towards the abuse and taxtaion with represention.
  • The signing of the U.S. Consitiion

    The signing of the U.S. Consitiion
    As the federalists signed in philadelphia and Bill of Rights was added later on.
  • Lousiana Purchase

    Lousiana Purchase
    The Louisiana Purchase was the United States of America additional claim in 1803 by the France's Napoleon Bonaparte. this Purchase cuased the idea of Manifest Destiny for the americans.
  • The Missouri Compromise

    The Missouri Compromise
    The Missouri Compromise was an agreement between the pro-slavery and anti-slavery fractions in the United States Congress, making the number of slave and free states equal. Missouri was made it into the union as a slave state and added Maine as a free state.
  • Seneca Falls Convention

    Seneca Falls Convention
    The Seneca Falls Convention was a women's rights convention held in New York, July 20. A discussion over women's right to vote, with many including many other rights.
  • The Compromise of 1850

    The Compromise of 1850
    The Compromise of 1850 was five bills, over the slave states of the South and the free states compromising with expansion of the United States with the Texas Annexation and the following Mexican-American War.
  • Kansas Nebraska Act

    Kansas Nebraska Act
    Allowed settlers in those lands to determine if they would allow slavery within their state. the South could expand slavery to new territories but the North still had the right to abolish slavery in its states. the settlers could vote to decide whether to allow slavery by popular sovereignty.
  • Dred Scott v. Sandford

    Dred Scott v. Sandford
    the United States Supreme Court that ruled that slaves aren't citizens of the United States therfore don't have rights. The Court also ruled that because slaves were not citizens, they could not sue in court. Lastly, the Court ruled that slaves as property could not be taken away from their owners without due process.
  • Lincoln Elected

    Lincoln Elected
    In the election of 1860, the Republican Party, led by Abraham Lincoln were against the expansion of slavery. The Republican election resulted in Southern states secession from the Union.
  • Civil War Begins

    Civil War Begins
    Was a civil war in the United States of America. Southern states declared their secession from the United States and formed the Confederate States of America, The Confederacy fought against the Union. Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation made ending slavery in the South
  • Reconsturction Era Starts/Civil War Ends

    Reconsturction Era Starts/Civil War Ends
    Railroads, steamships and mass-produced weapons made it the bloodiest war in American history, resulting in the deaths of 600,000 soldiers. The slavery ended in the United States, and created a federal government. 13th, 14th, &15th amendment free slaves, gran ts citizens, and grants all men the right to vote. black codes- creates and maintains inequality. jim crow laws-laws that create segreation
  • Plessy v. Ferguson

    Plessy v. Ferguson
    Homer Plessy, who was one-eighth black was thrown off the railway car and arrested for violating the Separate Car Act.
    Homer lost the case the court ruled it "separate but equal" was okay.
  • Spainish-American War

    Spainish-American War
    The War was a revolts against Spanish rule in Cuba and after the sinking of the American battleship U.S.S. Maine in the end winning the Cuban's independence, Yellow Journalism mad ethe spain look evil in the eyes of the americasns.
  • World War 1

    World War 1
    1. us enters becomesgermans sinking are ships (lustania)
      1. zimmerman telegraph ask mexico to join and attack usa (give land that was taken (texas, cali,))
  • USA enters WW1

    USA enters WW1
  • The Stock Market Crashes

    The Stock Market Crashes
    The stock market crash began a 10-year economic slump that affected all the Western industrialized countries.
  • Attack on Pearl Harbor

    Attack on Pearl Harbor
    The attack was a major engagement of World War II and came as a profound shock to the American people. Domestic support for isolationism, which had been strong, disappeared. Germany's ill-considered declaration of war on the U.S., which was not required by any treaty commitment, moved the U.S. from clandestine support of Britain
  • Sputnik

    Sputnik was the first Earth-orbiting artificial satellite.