The Greatest Hits Final Project

By tamtam
  • Aug 1, 1492

    Columbus Sailed the Ocean Blue

    Columbus sailed in search of a faster way to get to China and India. He took his three ships the Nina, Pinta, and Santa Maria and sailed east. He however did not land in China or India but ended up in the Bahamas. This new land would later be named The Americas
  • Tobacco is introduced to the colonies

    After some of the colonies have been established and are struggeling John Rolf brings over a new crop. This crop is very profitable and in high demand. He introduces it to Virginia but it quickly spreads.
  • The Navigation Acts of 1660

    These were a seriese of 3 scts that England developed for her colonies. They were develped to help the colonies become more profitable for England. They limited trade to only England, along with all goods that are sent to the colonies must go through England so they can be taxed, and there was a costal service put into place to make sure these acts were enforced.
  • The 7 Year War

    This was a war that was between France and Great Britain but went on in the colonies. It was a three phase war that when it was finally over France had lost and England had gained the colonies.
  • The Boston Massacre

    The Boston Massacre
    The "Liberty Boys" begain harrasing and protesting the customes house that collects the taxes for England. British soldiers were brought in to protect the customes agents. There was some snowball fighting and scuffuling that knocked one soldier over. Shots were fired into the crowd. After a lot of confusion 5 people ended up dead
  • The Boston Tea Party

    The Boston Tea Party
    150 men dressed up as Mohawk Indians and stormed the Boston Port. They raided 3 ships from the East India Trading Company that was filled with tea. The men dumped the tea into the water. This act spread across the colonies. Others started to do the same thing.
  • The Intolerable Acts

    Great Britain designed these acts to punish the colonies for The Boston Tea Party. One of the acts was closing the Boston port, another was England was going to become more involved in there goverment, and another was that the colonies will house British soldiers.
  • The First Continental Congress

    The First Continental Congress
    Delegates from all of the colonies except Georgia met in Philadelphia. At this meeting they make 5 major decisions. They wanted the proclomation acts removed, they wanted things to be left they way they were, they needed to make military preperation, and so on. They made a polite plea with the British. When the meeting was coming to an end they all decided to come back in the spring for another meeting.
  • The Ameriican Revolution

    The Ameriican Revolution
    This was a war between the colonies and Great Britain. For the colonies this war was about gaining there independence. For Great Britain this war was about regaining the control of her colonies.
  • The Batlle of Saratoga

    This was a battle that the colonies fought and defeated the British. It showed the French that the colonies had a chance at wining this war and got them involved. It made the war an international one.
  • Constitutional Convention

    This was an offical meeting with 55 delegates all representing the colonies except Rohd Island. It went from May to September. They made decisions about the goverment procedures, how they were going to tax, what a citizen is, and who was going to be in control, Many of these decisions are still in place today.
  • The constitution

    The constitution
    A written and Signed document that structured the Goverment. It solved the issue of two much power by seperating the goverment into 3 seperate branches limiting the power of each. It aslo avoided one branch of taking over by developing a checks and balances system. Along with that it designated what the peoples were going to vote on.
  • The Bill of Rights

    The Bill of Rights
    They are 10 amendments that are written into the constitution. 9 of them placed limits on the goverment by not allowing them to deny or limit certain fundamental human rights to the people. Some of these rights are freedome of speech, pressm and religion
  • Eli Whitney

    Eli Whitney
    An inventor that developed the cotton gin. This machine cleaned cotton faster. It increased the need for slavery and proved to the people how productive cotton is. He also introduced the idea of interchangable parts.
  • The Louisiana Purchase

    Napolean sold a large chunk of land to the United States for 15 million dollars. This property doubled the borders of the United States.
  • The Chesapeak Leapord Incident

    The Chesapeak Leapord Incident
    The chesapeake was a States ship that was stopped by a british ship called the Leapord. The us commander refused the British to come aboard and search the Chesapeake. The Leapord opend fire and forced the Chesapeake to surrender. The Leopard dragged 4 men of the American ship. It went alogn with the idea of Impressment
  • The war of 1812

    The war of 1812
    This war was between the states, the native americans, and the British along with her allies. It was the first war the States had entered into as an independent nation after constantly being provoked and pushed into it. Once in the war if the states lost they could loose there independence.
  • The Expansion of Busineses

    Corporations started to pop up. People now only had to pay a fee to start one. Wealthy people were investing in them. The change in the business industry changed to work force, the productions, and the social classes.
  • The Second Bank is Destroyed

    Jackson told Taney, the secretary of treasurey, to remove the goverments deposits from it and he did. Taney put the money into small state banks. Biddle had to raise intrests and call in loans. He stretched the banks resources to thin. When his recharter came up again he didnt get it.
  • The Early Railroads

    The Early Railroads
    By 1836 there were more than a thousand mils of track that had been laid in 11 states. The railroad slowly took over transportation because it lessend the need for water and canals inorder to transport people and goods.
  • The New Workforce

    The labor of the factories changed to imigrant labor. They bacame the favored labor because factorie owners could take more advantages of them. They paid them low wages and made them work in poor conditions.
  • The Family life Changes

    The change in business and work also causes a change in family life. men worked outside of the home and now collected a paycheck and that was considered work. The women stayed at home and cared for the house and children. There job was no longer work.
  • The Telegraph

    The Telegraph
    The telegraph was a series of cables that comminicated messages throught morse code. It drastically improved comminication that was benefical to many people.
  • The Rise of King Cotton

    The Rise of King Cotton
    Tobacco was no longer a reliable crop. The short stapple cotton could grow in a variety of diffrent climates along with soils. Many of the farmers moved from South Carolina and Georgia to Alabama and Mississippi. Cotton was nearly 2 thirds of the total exported trade. It was the big money maker for the south.
  • The Dread Scott Decision

    The Dread Scott Decision
    Dred Scott was a slave that was moved into a territory where slavery was forbidden. When his master died he sued his masters wife for his freedome. The supreme court decided that Scott had no right to bring up a suit because he was not a citizen. Taney, the chief justice, argued that slaves are property and according to the 5th amendmend teh cuorts are not allowed to to take property without due process of law.
  • John Browns Raid

    John Browns Raid
    John Brown and his followers attacked and tried to size a U.S. arsenal in Harpers Ferry Virginia. He was met by U.S. troops comanded by Robert E Lee. 10 of his men were killed while he and the rest of his followers were forced to surrender. He was tried and found guilty of treason. He and 6 of his followers were hanged.
  • The technology of the war

    There were many technological advances involved in the civil war. One big one was the revolving rifle. Another one that plaid a large part to the northern advantage was the Rail road. Along with the railroad was the telegraph.
  • The Civil War

    The Civil War
    This was a war between the North and the South. It was a war that was fought for many reasons but one major one was slavery.
  • The 14th Amendment

    The 14th Amendment
    The 14th amendment was added to the constitution. This amendment defined what was considered a citizen. It also contradicted the great 3/5 compromise.
  • The Jim Crow Laws

    The Jim Crow Laws
    When the south started to regain control again they needed to find a way to remain above the blacks. They developed the Jim Crow laws witch promoted segregation. Blacks were not alkowed to ride the same train cars as whites, they couldnt wait in the same waiting rooms as whites, there were all white colleges, and schools. The white southerners claimed they werent denying them of there rights just seperating the blacks from the whites.