T . Galota's U.S History 1 timeline

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  • Jan 1, 1400

    Native civilization before European settlement

    Native civilization before European settlement
    Natives that lived in North, Central, and, South America were living on the land that soon Europeans would forcefully take over.
  • Aug 22, 1492

    Christopher Columbus discovers America (really the Bahamas)

    Christopher Columbus discovers America (really the Bahamas)
    Christopher Columbus ships
    Christopher Columbus takes his first voyage to what he thought was India.
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    1600-1865 Slaves Throughout Time

    slavery in AmericaThe slaves endured a lot of suffering, cruelty and hardship for many years.
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    The Enlightenment

    American Enlightenment
    The Enlightenment gave way to science and human reason. The belief was that human intellect was more important than faith. The Enlightenment began in Europe but many of the ideas were adopted by great leaders. B. Franklin, Thomas Paine, Thomas Jefferson and other also contributed to the Enlightenment thought.
  • Founding of Jamestown, Virginia

    Founding of Jamestown, Virginia
    John Smith
    John Smith plays a big role in the survival of Jamestown.
  • The Beginning of Slavery

    The Beginning of Slavery
    youtube clip<a href='http://www.melfisher.org/exhibitions/henriettamarie/middlepassage.htm' >History: The Middle Passage</a>
    The demand for slaves was growing in North America.
  • Bacon’s Rebellion

    Bacon’s Rebellion
    People & Events Bacon's Rebellion 1675 - 1676
    1676 Bacon’s Rebellion was led by Nathaniel Bacon. He began his revolt because the government at the time did not want to allow further settlement westward. The reason being is that they did not want to continue to push the Native Indians further west and they were trying to avoid antagonizing the Native Indians.
  • The First Great Awakening

    The First Great Awakening
    The First Great Awakening
    The Great Awakening began because there was a decline in religious belief. The message that those who preached, such as Jonathan Edwards, was get away from the past and start a new relationship with God.
  • 7 Years War A.K.A French and Indian War

    7 Years War A.K.A French and Indian War
    French and Indian War
    The Seven Years' War was called the French and Indian War in America. The war was against the French and Iroquois Nation. The colonist had support from the British. However because of this war conflict arises between the British and the American colonist.
  • Stamp Act

    Stamp Act
    The Stamp act was one of many taxes passed by England to try and gain from the expense of the Seven Years' War. This act taxed on all printable documents in the colonies.
  • The Boston Massacre

    The Boston Massacre
    Boston Massacre
    A group of dockworkers known as the "liberty boys" began to harass a group of British soldier that were standing guard at the custom house. The group began to bicker with each other. A British troop was knocked down and the other troops opened fired on the crowd, killing five people.
  • The Tea Act

    The Tea Act
    The Tea Act
    The Tea Act of 1773 allowed the Britain’s East India Company to export tea to the colonist without paying taxes. This eliminated the middleman, which were the colonial merchants. The company could monopolize the colonial tea trade.
  • December 16, 1773: Boston Tea Party

    December 16, 1773: Boston Tea Party
    Animatation of the Boston Tea Party
    (Scroll to approximately 4:50 to see the animation or enjoy the whole clip.)The Boston Tea Party was a way of demonstrating to England their discontent with the Tea Act. Approximately fifty men dressed like Native Indians and on this cold night and boarded the ships that carried the tea cargo. They broke open the tea chest and threw it overboard.
  • The Battles of Lexington and Concord

    The Battles of Lexington and Concord
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    The American Revolution War

  • Declaration of Independence

    Declaration of Independence
    Declaration of Independence
    The Continental Congress appointed a committee to draft a formal declaration of independence. Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, and John Adams wrote the declaration.
  • The Constitution of 1787

    The Constitution of 1787
    The constitution is what defines our laws. It was created by many of the Founding Fathers but the one that contributed the most was James Madison. It breaks down the power of each branch, legislative, executive, and judicial. It also breaks down the role the federal government and the state government.
  • Constitutional Convention

    Constitutional Convention
    Founding Fathers
    The constitutional Convention was a meeting held in Philadelphia. Alexander Hamilton advocated for a stronger national government and called on delegates from each state to discuss issues on how the nation should be governed. The men who attended these conventions are known as the Founding Fathers.
  • The “Great Compromise”

    On July 2 a committee led by Ben Franklin came to a decision. The slaves would be counted as three-fifths of a free person in determining the basis for both representation and direct taxation. The lower houses states would be represented on the basis of population and the upper houses would have equal representation for the states.
  • George Washington

    George Washington
    One of the Greatest
    George Washington becomes the first president in the United States.
  • Bill of Rights

    Bill of Rights
    Bill of Rights
    The bill of rights was created so that the American government could become legit in the eyes of its opponents.
  • 1Whiskey Rebellion

    1Whiskey Rebellion
    A group of farmers from Pennsylvania were not happy with taxes that were being imposed on them. They refused to pay the taxes and terrorized the tax collectors.
  • Marbury vs. Madison

    Marbury vs. Madison
    John Marshall, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, ruled in favor of James Madison. William Marbury brought the case to the Supreme Court because he did not get his commission which would have entitled him to a position appointed by Adam’s “midnight appointments”.
  • April 30, 1803: Louisiana Purchase

    April 30, 1803: Louisiana Purchase
    When Napoleon found out that Jefferson would turn to England for support against France, Napoleon decided to sell Louisiana to Livingston and Monroe, who were sent to France to try and negotiate. They didn’t have authority to accept the deal but they did any way. It was purchased for $15 million dollars. Jefferson didn’t want to be unconstitutional but after congress reassured him that he was not and he accepted the deal.
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    1820-1840: Industrial Revolution

    During this time we see an increase in cooperation. Factories started to emerge taking manufacturing out of the homes and into the factories. Large machines were being introduced. This meant what was being done by hand or small machines could be done by larger machines at a rapid speed. Large machines meant more productions.
  • Monroe Doctrine

    Monroe Doctrine
    Spain was fighting a war with rebels from Latin America. President Monroe stated that it would not get involved or take sides. However, the U.S was supplying ships and materials to the rebels. Monroe came to acknowledge five Latin countries, diplomatically. He stated that if any nation questioned the power of the U.S it would be considered unfriendly. This event showed that the U.S was becoming a dominant country.
  • 1832-1833 Nullification Crisis

    Nullification was stated by Vice President John Calhoun. This came about when high tariffs were being imposed on the plantation owners for the production of cotton.
  • The Telegraph

    The Telegraph
    First Telegraph
    The telegraph was invented by Samuel Morse during the Industrial Revolution. Morse experimented and figured out that he could send message through an electric wire connected from one end to the other.
  • 1832-1836: The Monster is Destroyed

    1832-1836: The Monster is Destroyed
    Jackson Ends the Bank
    President Jackson puts an end to the Bank of the United States.
  • Trail of Tears

    Trail of Tears
    Trail of Tears
    After losing their land in Georgia, the Native Indian tribes known as the “Five Civilized Tribes” were forced to leave and settle in small reservation in the Smokey Mountains. These Native Indians consisted of a large Cherokee population and four other smaller tribes. In their journey to what would be their new homes approximately one-fourth of them died due to harsh climate.