Final Project - US History I

  • Oct 12, 1492

    Columbus discovers the New World

    Columbus discovers the New World
    Columbus 'discovers' a new way to get to India, but really discovers the Bahamas and ultimately opens passage for Europeans to the New World.
  • Mar 1, 1519

    Cortez Conquers the Aztecs

    Cortez Conquers the Aztecs
    Cortez lands in Mexico, and systematically brings down the Aztec Empire.
  • The Establishment of Jamestown

    English settlers establish a settlement on the shores of Virginia, called Jamestown. This is the first permanent settlement in the American colony.
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    Age of Enlightenment

    The Age of Enlightenment was a reason and intellectual movement in the 19th century. It influenced James Madison in his development of the Bill of Rights.
  • Bacon's Rebellion

    Nethaniel Bacon leads a rebellion in Virginia, ultimately removing the governor from office.
  • Salem Witch Trials

    Salem Witch Trials
    Those suspected of being witches in Salem, Massachusetts were put to trial and eventually some were put to death.
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    British troops fired on unarmed civilians in Boston, causing an uproar amongst colonists.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    Americans dressed as Native Americans dumped three ships of tea into Boston Harbor in defiance of the British government.
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    War of Independence

    War broke out in the American colony, in an American effort to seperate itself from British rule.
  • Declaration of Independence

    Declaration of Independence
    The United States of America declared itself a seperate entity from the British government.
  • Battle of Yorktown

    Battle of Yorktown
    The last decisive land battle of the American Revolutionary War.
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    Whiskey Rebellion

    Those living in the west began a rebellion against the Whiskey tax.
  • Bill of Rights

    Bill of Rights
    Written by James Madison, effectively gave citizens their basic rights.
  • Emergence of Interchangeable Parts

    Interchangeable parts proved as the precursor to sound production in the Industrial Revolution.
  • Western Expansion

    Americans began to travel west to pursue land and other opportunities.
  • Louisiana Purchase

    Louisiana Purchase
    The United States bought a large track of land out west from France.
  • Emergence of the Industrial Revolution

    A major event in time that transitioned the farm oriented living to urbanized, factory living.
  • Emergence of Factories

    Emergence of Factories
    Factories began to show in light of the Industrial Revolution.
  • Battle of New Orleans

    Battle of New Orleans
    Andrew Jackson leads a force against the invading British, winning a spectacular final battle of the War of 1812.
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    Second Bank of the United States

    The Second Bank of the United States fueled an economic boom after the War of 1812.
  • Emergence of the Canal System

    Emergence of the Canal System
    Canals began to emerge as a major transportation method.
  • Monroe Doctrine

    Monroe Doctrine
    The Monroe Doctrine forbade foreign countries from settling in the Americas.
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    Trail of Tears

    Native Americans were systematically moved and relocated away from US interests.
  • Emergence of the Telegraph

    The telegraph comes into light, bringing about great ease in communications for those in the US.
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    American Civil War

    The American Civil War began, resulting in the abolishment of slavery and the unification of the United States.
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    Reconstruction Era

    The period of rebuilding the American South after the American Civil War.
  • Emancipation Proclamation

    Effectively dissolved slavery, freeing all enslaved individuals by the Union.
  • Battle of Gettysburg

    Battle of Gettysburg
    A battle in the American Civil War, the only offensive move by the Confederacy and the bloodiest battle of the war.
  • Lincoln's Assassination

    Lincoln's Assassination
    Lincoln was assassinated, resulting in an uproar amongst those in the union a few days before the end of the American Civil War.