American History

  • Aug 1, 1492

    Columbus Sailed

    Columbus Sailed
    Columbus was funded by the Spanish Queen to leave to find a better rout to trade with India
  • Jan 1, 1510

    Cortez and the Aztec

    Cortez, a Spanish conquistador, came to current day Mexico for the 3 G's, God, Gold, and Glory. He did so by murdering civilizations and intimidating the natives to give them their treasure.
  • Jamestown

    First established settlement by England to have success and it still currently exists.
  • Birth of American Slavery

    In Maryland, a Dutch ship brought "20 and odd Nigroes" which was the start of slavery in America
  • Bacons Rebellion

    Nethaniel Bacon led a rebellion for the treatment of poor whites and Native Americans. Bacon got a tready that helped white men.
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    The Elightenment

    A widespread free thought that was revolutionary thinkin of self governance instead of community, state, or religion
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    7 Years War

    The Seven Years War, or the French and Indian War as some call it, was a war that took place on North American soil between the French and British/Native American/Colonists.
  • Proclamation of 1763

    The Proclamation was the mountains and land that the colonies were next to but soon became a problem because there were no definite boundries set.
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    Imposed Taxes

    Sugar Act-1764
    Stamp Act-1765
    Currency Act-1764
    Quartering/Mutiny Act-1765
    Tea Act-1773
    All mounting taxes which angered the colonists enough to act back and spark a revolution
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    A mob of angry mob of dockworkers aggrivated a group of British soldiers to a point where they fired their guns killing 5 colonists.
  • Tea Party

    Tea Party
    Led by Paul Revere and the Sons of Ben, they dressed up like Indians and raided ships in Boston harbor to destroy English imported tea.
  • Declaration of Independence

    Declaration of Independence
    Thomas Jefferson, the main drafter of the Declaration of Independence, spoke of equality on the land. Document was the formal written document that broke the colonies away from British rule.
  • Statute of Religous Liberty

    Statute of Religous Liberty
    Thomas Jefferson wrote about the freedom of practicing of any religion without any lawfl retubution.
  • Constitution of 1787

    Constitution of 1787
    A constituion dreamed up by James Madison confirming that his Virginia Plan was the best in regulating soverginty and checks and balances.
  • Bill of Rights

    Bill of Rights
    The Bill of Rights were rights that could not be touched by and state or government. These rights were 'granted' to the American people.
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    Second Great Awakening

    Another Great Awakening this time beinging a more personal approach to it . This awakening deals with the second coming of Christ and more personal thought.
  • First Bank of America

    First Bank of America
    First established National bank created by Hamilton that was based and operated off of debt.
  • Eli Whittney and the Cotton Gin

    Eli Whittney and the Cotton Gin
    A device used to rapidly and efficiently get the seed out of the cotton.
  • Louisiana Purchase

    Louisiana Purchase
    The United States purchased the Louisiana territory recieving great shipping ports and lots of land.
  • War of 1812

    War of 1812
    After a 20 year charter of the First Bank of America was up, Congress ended the Bank and since the British had the titles, they started a war. sure enough after the war the federal bank was once again.
  • Calhoun's Theory of Nullification

    Calhoun's theory of nullification dealt with states being able to nullify any sort of act that the national government enstated but that doesnt pertain to the state.
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    Andrew Jackson

    In his terms he proved that the national defisate and the Federal Bank could be squashed not allowing them to regain their charter. Also was the one to enact the Indian Removal.
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    Trail of Tears

    The process of Indian removal out of the southern part of the country, out west to remote Indian land.
  • Nat Turner Rebellion

    Nat Turner Rebellion
    Nat Turner led a rebellion in Virginia against his slave owners be killing them and had a tear up the coast gaining support from almost 60 people. He was later captured and hanged.
  • Recharter Bill Vetoed

    The recharter bill was Vetoed in the fight against the corruption of the banks at the federal level.
  • The Telegraph and Morse Code

    The Telegraph and Morse Code
    Western Union was the first federal telegraph company and still exists. Samuel F.B. Morse created a code lines and dots making communication possible over long distances.
  • Corperations

    The Birth of corperations is just one of the reasons why the seperation between social and economical classes emerge.
  • Compramise of 1850

    It was the compramise of what the western land gained from the Mexicans would be slave or not. The Compramise was to allow slavery but the slave trade was not.
  • John Brown Raid

    John Brown took over an areson with a group of abolitionists to distract the law so that slaves would be able to get away. The idea failed.
  • Confederate States of America

    Confederate States of America
    The states that seceeded from the union formed a government called the Confederate States of America led by Jerrferson Davis.