US History Final Project (1400-1892)

  • Jan 1, 1492

    Christopher Columbus' Voyages

    Columbus Timeline Christopher Columbus set out to find Indian, but instead found the "New World."
  • Period: Jan 1, 1492 to

    US History

  • Jamestown Colony

    Jamestown Colony
    Jamestown Colony The colony of Jamestown, named in honor of King James, was the first English colony in the new world. Question is, would it survive?
  • Smallpox Outbreak

    The pilgrims transferred their diseases to the Indians which lead to a ravage smallpox outbreak that soiled the good relationship between the two parties.
  • Bacon's Rebellion

    Bacon's Rebellion Rebellion brought on by Nathaniel Bacon and followers that saw the importance of dealing with civil unrest.
  • Stono Rebellion

    Stono Rebellion A large slave uprising that resulted in fatality for whites and slaves alike, as well as harsher conditions for all slaves.
  • French and Indian War

    French and Indian War
    French and Indian War War in which The British and the Americans fought against the French and Iroqouis Indians.
  • The Mutiny, Sugar, Stamp, and Currency Acts

    The acts and taxes, which the Americans hated, that emplaced by the British crown to regain economy after the French and Indian War put them in debt.
  • Colonial Cities

    The colonial cities that were booming and gave the Americans the belief that they could be an independent nation.
  • The Boston Massacre

    The Boston Massacre
    Boston Massacre An act of retaliation by the British in response to colonial upheaval.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party An act of retaliation by the Americans in response to the Tea Act.
  • The Battle of Lexington and Concord

    The first battle of the Revolutionary War.
  • Declaration of Independence

    Declaration of Independence
    The signing of the Declaration of Independence is what signified that we were going to leave the British rule.
  • The Battle of Saratoga

    This was the battle that essentially turned the tables of the war. Winning this battle brought the French, Spanish, and Dutch to our side.
  • Revolutionary War Treaty

    The peace treaty signed by the nations battling that gave America peace, land, and ultimately, independence.
  • Shays' Rebellion

    Rebellion started by Daniel Shays who firvently pushed for paper money, tax relief, a grace period for those in debt, and to do away with the imprisonment for those who were in debt.
  • James Madison

    Developed the Virginia Plan and also wrote much of the first Constitution.
  • Bill of Rights

    First ten amendments to the Constitution, nine of which protect Americans fundamental rights.
  • Eli Whitney's Cotton Gin

    Eli Whitney's Cotton Gin
    Eli Whitney's invention decreased the number of slaves needed for cotton but increased the number of slaves for other things. Cotton economy was booming.
  • Whiskey Rebellion

    Rebels from Western Pennsylvania rose up in anger over a whiskey tax. Lead to the addition of states in the Union while also adding loyalties of western people.
  • Louisiana Purchase

    Louisiana Purchase
    Louisiana Purchase America's purchase of the Louisiana Territory from Napoleon gave us new land while only giving up exclusive commercial rights to the French.
  • Francis Key Scott

    US National Anthem Francis Key Scott wrote his poem, "The Star Spangled Banner," and forever gave Americans a symbol of patriotism.
  • American Colonization Society

    Group of Virginians determined to end slavery and send the captured slaves home. Obstacles only ensued.
  • Nullification

    Weird Pennsylvania LawsJohn Calhoun's effort to make certain federal laws null and void in certain states that opposed them. Present day, all states and cities have varying laws. as presented by the link.
  • The Monroe Doctrine

    Monroe Doctrine Document written by James Monroe that signified the end of America's trivial involvement with European countries. This doucment resulted in many high spirits for our nation's citizens.
  • Samuel F.B. Morse

    Samuel F.B. Morse
    Samuel Morse was a many of many talents, but was fascinated by electricity. He was determined to find long-distance communication easy, so he developed Morse code and completed the first long-distance telegraph when reporting Polk's presidential victory.
  • Horace Mann's Reform

    Horace Mann's reformation of the Massachusettes school district led to many other states following in his footsteps and setting education as a high priority.
  • The Mexican War

    War between America and Mexico in which America was looking to expand the border of Texas while also trying to seize the territory of New Mexico and California.
  • Triumphant Railroads

    The railroad systems in the US grew larger and larger as the years went on. The updated rails made long-distance travel very easy and convenient.
  • The Civil War

    The Civil War was one of the most fatal and horrific wars in American history. It was fought, among other things, slavery, and saw the Northern Union as the victors in the end.
  • President Lincoln's Assassination

    President Lincoln's Assassination
    The death of President Lincoln was a tragedy in every sense of the word. He was robbed of his life and his goal of trying to reconstruct the country he loved. Who knows what could have happened had John Wilkes Booth not fired that shot?