US history

  • Oct 7, 1500


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  • Joint-Stock Companies

    Joint-Stock Companies were companies that sent colonists to work in america so they can get their profit
  • John Smith

    In 1607, an adventerous settler John Smith found Jamestown. John Smith was a very famous and well known man. The king personaly sent him.
  • Indentured Servants

    Indentured servants were poor people who worked for a period of years to the person who paid their way to America. They didnt stop working until their years were over, it ussually lasted for 2-5 years.
  • JamesTown

    colonists to work in america so they can get their profit.Jamestown was the first colony settled in America. It was settled by the colonist sent by Joint-Stock Companies.
  • Pilgrims and Puritans

    Pilgrams were people who came from England to America to escape from religious conflict or persecution. Pilgrims later became known as Puritens because their want to purify the Anglican Church.
  • Mercantilism

    The nations power was a product of wealth. The nations wealth was measured by its stock of precious metals(natural resources).
  • Bacons Rebellion

    Bacons Rebillion was initiated by Nathaniel Bacon. It was basically a rebellion against all Indians in the Chesapeake because the farmers wanted to settle an area that was guaranteed to the Indians.
  • Glorious Revolution

    Where english protestants rid themselves of hated officials.
  • Great Awakening

    A revival of religious beliefs. Started by Jonothan Edwards.
  • Pontiacts Rebellion

    An unsuccessful attack by the Ottawa chief Pontiac and his allies agaisnt the British forts on the Northwest frontier in an attempt to drive out the European settlers.
  • Proclomation of 1763

    A british ban on colonial settlement west of the Appalachian Mountains.
  • Sugar Act

    Placed taxes on sugar and molasses.
  • Quartering act

    Forced colonists to supply housing for troops.
  • Stamp Act

    Law passed by parliament that placed taxes on printed material
  • Townshend Act

    placed duties on certain items imposed by colonists
  • Boston Massacre

    An incident in which British soldiers fired into a group of colonists gathered in front of a customs house, killing several people.
  • Boston Tea Party

    A protest against the Tea Act in which a group of colonists boarded British Tea ships and dumped 342 chests of tea into Boston Harbor.
  • Common Sense

    a pamphlet written by Thomas Paine that stirred up public support for the american revolution and called for the end of the colonists.
  • articles of confederation

    articles of confederation
    a document that created an association of states while gaurunteeing each state sovereignty, freedom, and independence. it was the first form of government in the colonies
  • Enlightenment

    Enlightenment thinker John Locke developed natural rights. These natural rights included "People were born with Life, Liberty, and Property".
  • Federalists

    Supporters of ratification of the constition.
  • constitutional Convention

    A meeting in Philadelphia at which states delegates wrote the U.S. constitution, it was called to strengthen the articles of confederation.
  • Great compromise

    An agreement worked out at the consitutional convention; granted each state an equal voice in the upper house of the legislature and representation according to the population in the lower house.
  • Shays Rebellion

    A uprising of Massachusetts farmers led by Danieal Shay to protest taxes, debt, and foreclosures.
  • Virginia Plan

    A plan drafted by James Madison at the constitutional Convention that shifted the power away from the states and towards the central government
  • Judicial Review

    The power of courts declare an act of congress unconstitutional.
  • The Louisiana Purchase

    The US purchase of French land between the mississippi River and the Rocky Mountains that has been called the largest land deal in California.
  • Jose Marti

    A Cuban poet who revolted against Cubans spanish rulers.
  • William Randolph Hearst

    A yellow Journalist who was interested in the Cuban situation. He used the yellow journalism to revive the San Fransisco Examiner.
  • Imperialism

    The quest for colonial empires.
  • Yellow Journalists

    Journalists who made interesting yet false reports in order to get more money and sell more paper.
  • Rough Riders

    A cavalry unit of about 1000 soldiers who were made of college athletes, cowboys, American Indians, and ranchers.
  • Emilio Aguinaldo

    A filipino who fought with America against Spain in the Philippines.
  • USS Maine

    A battleship that had been exploded. Yellow Journalists claimed that the enemies exploded them even though it was just a mistake.
  • Open-Door Policy

    It gave all nations equal access with trade and invenstments in China.
  • Japan

    An island in Asia who traded with the West in an open-door policy.