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U.S. History

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  • Jamestown Founded

    Jamestown was the first successfull English settlement in the New World. It proved that life could be sustainable. It became the capital of the Virginia colony, John Smith was the leader of the settlement, Jamestown was in a good location because it offered protection from the British. A bad thing about it were the the swamps. They housed mosquitos and made the water undrinkable,
  • Pilgrims Arrive in New world

    The pilgrims were a group of people that fled to the new world for religious freedom. They brought with them new things and customs. They were the founders of the Plymouth settelment. They traveled the Atlantic Ocean in the ship known as the Mayflower.They were supposed to land in Virginia but rather ended up in New England.
  • The First Great Awakening

    The First Great Awakening was a religious movement that affected the American colonies. People became more passionate and involved with their religion. It brought a new sense of thought to individuals. During this time many African Americans were introduced to Christianity
  • French and Indian War

    French and Indian War
    Also known as the Seven Years war. The war was started because of the French and native americans trade. The war ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris of 1763. This war demonstrated Washingtons skills as a leader.
  • Declaration of Independence

    The Declaration of Independence was the document that declared the thirteen colonies independent from England. It was written by Thomas Jefferson. The Declaration was ratified on July 4th of 1776 and signed by 55 delegates of the Constitutional Convention.The document listed the grievances the colonies had towards Great Britain. The Declaration of Independance helps protect an individuals rights.
  • U.S. Constitution

    U.S. Constitution
    The Constitution is the foundation of the U.S. government. It set up the three branches of government and designated powers. James Madison became known as the "father of the constitution" because he became the leader in drafting it. The Bill of Rights was later added to further protect individuals rights.
  • Bill of Rights Ratified

    The Bill of Rights is an addition to the Constitution. They are the first ten amendments of the Constitution, They were written by James Madison. They help put regulations on the governments power over individual people. They protect an individuals rights and liberties.
  • Lousiana Purchase

    Lousiana Purchase
    It cost the U.S. a total of 15 million dollars to get the land in the Lousiana territory. During this time Napoleon wasat war and needed monwy to afford it. To him money was worth more than land. The purchase was made to obtain complete acess to the New Orleands port. This was one of the biggest moves Jefferson did during his presidency.
  • Lewis and Clark Expedition

    After the Louisana Purchase president Thomas Jefferson appointed Lewis and Clark to explore the newly bought land. The expedition was meant to have a better understanding of the Lousiana Territory. The expedition resulted in many maps of the west and helped with the expansion. Along they way they encountered different trribes. At one point they met a fur trapper and his wife who helped them as a guide and translator.
  • War of 1812

    The Wa rof 1812 was between Americans and the British. IRt wa caused over immpressement of American sailors and the trade restrictions. America considered this illegal. The burning of Washingto took place during this war. Many of the buildings in the capitol were set on fire including the White House and U.S. Capitol.The war ended with the Treaty of Ghent.
  • Texas Annexation

    Texas Annexation was caused by the dislike of the Anglo-American immigrants over the new laws from Mexico. Parts of Mexico were thinking of freeing slaves and the americans di not like this. Texas Annexation was the main reason for the war with Mexico which resulted in extending the U.S. from coast to coast.
  • Civil War Begins

    Civil War Begins
    The American Civil War stareted after the succession of 11 states . These states joined and formed the Confederacy. There were many reasons for the succession. The main reason was states rights. Individual states believed that they could make their own decisions about slavery. The issue really grew with the election of Lincoln. Most of the southerns disapproved of him.
  • Land Run

    Land Run
    The Land Run occured after the Homestead Act of 1862. Thousands of people lined up to rercieve their share of the 2 million acres of unassigned land in the midwest. Each settler could recive up to 160 acres. The deal was that they would get the land as long as they improved it in some way. Because of this the population grew bythr thousands.
  • Great Depression

    Great Depression
    The Great Depression was an economic downfall after WWII. It started with the stock prices dropping and became worse with the stock market crash of October 29, 1929. The economy was only worsened by the sever drougt that happened that same year.
  • U.S. Joins Allied Forces in WII

    The United States entered the war after the attack to Pearl Harbor. Japan id not tell the United States that they had broken their peace negotiations before it attacked. The U.S. did not really want to join the war until it was blinsided by the attack. Because Japan declared war with the U.S.
  • U.S. Joins UN

    The U.S. is a permanent member of the UN.The UN was formed in 1945 after World War II. It was used to replace the old League of Nations.The main reason for the United Nations is to maintain peace between nations and establish a center of communication among them.
  • African- American Civil Rights Movement

    African- American Civil Rights Movement
    This was the movement that helped make racial discrimination illegal in the United States. During this time there werer many demonstrations. Martin Lutherr King Jjrr. I n many ways became the face for the movement. He encouraged people not to use violence. The movement led to many acts to stop the discrimination.
  • JFK Assasination

    JFK Assasination
    John F. Kennedy is the 35th president of the United States. He was killed while driving in a motorcade in the city of Dallas, Texas. He was assassinated by Lee Harvey Oswald who was two days later killed by Jack Ruby. There have been many conspiracy thories, one including that there were multiple shooters.
  • Man on Moon

    Man on Moon
    The space race was a cmpetition between the Soviet Union and U.S. over space exploration. The space race began with the launch of Sputnik 1. The U.S. was the first country to put a man on the moon, Apollo 11 contained the men that would make history. Neil Armstrong was the first man to ever step on the moon . His famous quote "That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind" will forever live on.
  • September 11 attacks

    September 11 attacks
    On the morning of September 11, four jet planes were hijacked by the terrorrist group al-Qaeda. Two of the planes were crashed into the World Trade Center in New York. The Twin Towers fell trapping many inside Another was flown into the Pentagon and the last one crashed into a field in Pennsylvania . More than 3,000 people died during the attack. This caused the U.S. to go to war with the Taliban in Afghanistan. Many measures have been taken since then to prevent this from happening again.