U.S History 1: The Greatest Hits

  • Bacons's Rebellion

    Bacon's Rebellion Bacons's Rebellion was evidence of the continuing struggle to define the Indian and white spheres of influence in Virginia.
  • Salem Witch Trials

    The Witchcraft Trials in Salem: A Commentary Adolescent girls leveled charges of witchcraft against several west Indian servents in voodoo lore.
  • Cotton Mather (smallpox inoculations)

    Mather urged inoculation on his Bostenians during an epidemic in the 1720 of smallpox. The results confirmed the effectiveness of the technique.
  • Stono Slave Rebellion

    People & Events The Stono Rebellion
    Is an example of when slaves resiste their masters in large ways and small.
  • Sugar Act

    This was a tax on sugar and lowering the price on molasses.
  • Stamp Act

    This act imposed a tax on every printed document in the colonies.
  • Townshend Duties

    A new tax that was composed by Charles Townshend on various goods imported to the colonies from England.
  • Boston Massacre

    The Boston MassacreIt is the harrasment of the new coustoms commissioners in Boston where things got a little heated when the colonists started throwing sticks and snowballs at the soldiers and sooner or later gun shots started going off.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Liberty!Because of the tax on tea the patriots acted out. Throwing all on the tea over board and into the harbor.
  • Declaration of Independence

    The Declaration of Independence: The want, will, and hopes of the peopleThe document recording the proclamation of the second Continental Congress asserting the independence of the Colonies from Great Britain
  • Cornwallis Surrenders at Yorktown

    It proved to be the last major land battle of the American Revolutionary War in North America, as the surrender of Cornwallis's army prompted the British government eventually to negotiate an end to the conflict.
  • Shays's Rebellion

    Was an armed uprising in central and western Massachusetts. The rebellion is named after Daniel Shays, a veteran of the American Revolution who led the rebels, known as "Shaysites" or "Regulators".
  • Great Compromise

    Created by Franklin and it called for two-house legislature.
  • Judiciary Act

    Was a landmark statute in the first session of the First United States Congress establishing the U.S. federal judiciary. It made no provision, though, for the composition or procedures of any of the courts, leaving this to Congress to decide.
  • Bill of Rights

    Schoolhouse Rock:How a Bill becomes a LawCongress approved twelve amendments, then of which were ratified by the state. The first ten amendments to the Constitution comprise what we know as the Bill of Rights.
  • Cotten Gin

    Cotton Gin An invention by Eli Whitney that performed the arduous task of removing the seeds from short-staple cotton quickly and efficiently.
  • Whisky Rebellion

    A tax that the government put on whisky
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    Marshall Court

    Under the Marshall Court, the Supreme Ct. consistently upheld federal supremacy over the states while protecting the interests of commerce & capital. Marshall made the court an equal branch of the government in practice as well as theory.
  • War of 1812

    War of 1812: Ohio History War between the United States and England which was trying to interfere with American trade with France
  • Battle of New Orleans

    Was a prolonged battle which took place around New Orleans, Louisiana, and was the final major battle of the War of 1812.
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    Erie Canal

    Erie Canal opensWas the greates construction project Americans had ever undertaken. It contributed to the decline of agriculture in New England.
  • Monroe Doctrine

    An American foreign policy opposing interference in the western hemisphere from outside powers
  • Baltimore and Ohio Railroad

    American RailsThe first company to begin actual operations which opened a thirteen-mile stretch of railroad track.
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    Nullification Crisis

    Produced a crisis when South Carolinians responded angrily to a congressional tariff bill that offered them no relief from the 1828 tariff of abominations.
  • Trail of Tears

    Trail of TearsWhere Native Americans who were forced out of their home remember the horrific journey as the Trail of Tears.
  • Liberty Party Formed

    Stood for antislavery sentiment which ran Kentucky antislavery leader James G. Birney for president.
  • Telegraph and Morse Code

    The Morse TelegraphSamuel Morse set out to find a way to send signals along an electrical cable. He realized that electricity could serve as a communication device-that pulses of electricity could themselves become kind of language, know as Morse Code.
  • Native American Party formed

    The Know-Nothing movement was a natives American political movement. The movement originated in New York as the American Republican Party. It spread to other states as the Native American Party. In 1855 it renamed itself the American Party.
  • Rotary Press invention

    a printing press for printing from a revolving cylinder
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    Battle of Gettysburg

    The History Place Was the battle with the largest number of casualties in the American Civil War and is often described as the war's turning point
  • Fourteenth Admendment

    Fourteenth Amendment It offered the first consitutional definition of American citizenship
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    Establishment of Black Schools/ Education

    Most important accomplishment of the Reconstruction governments was a dramatic improvement in Southern education.
  • Plessy v. Fergnson

    A case involving a Louisiana law that required segregated seating on railroads.