Screen shot 2018 05 10 at 10.40.52 pm

8th Grade U.S.

  • Period: 1400 to 1500

    Fashion in the 1400's
    ''Fashion in 15th-century Europe was characterized by a series of extremes and extravagances, from the voluminous gowns called houppelandes with their sweeping floor-length sleeves to the revealing doublets and hose of Renaissance Italy''
  • Oct 12, 1492

    Columbus Lands at the New World

    Columbus lands at the new world after 10 long weeks of sailing and ton of funding by the Spanish crown. (King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella)
  • Oct 12, 1492

    Columbus Sees Land at the New World
    Columbus is finally successful after 10 long weeks of sailing and much funding by the Spanish crown. (Kind Ferdinand and Queen Isabella)
  • Period: 1500 to 1550

    Fashion in the 1500's
    ''Fashion in the period 1500–1550 in Western Europe is marked by voluminous clothing worn in an abundance of layers. Contrasting fabrics, slashes, embroidery, applied trims, and other forms of surface ornamentation became prominent.''
  • Period: to

    Fashion in the 1600's
    Fashion in the period 1600–1650 in Western European clothing is characterized by the disappearance of the ruff in favour of broad lace or linen collars. Waistlines rose through the period for both men and women. Other notable fashions included full, slashed sleeves and tall or broad hats with brims
  • Jamestown
    Settlers land at Jamestown in 1607 and it becomes the first established settlement of the United States by the English. The settlement struggled because of native attacks and harsh winters. The settlers resorted to cannabalism and the settlement suffered.
  • Period: to

    Clothing in the 1700's
    is characterized by a widening silhouette for both men and women following tall, narrow look of 80s and 90s. new fashion trends during this era had greater impact on society, not only royalty and aristocrats, also middle n lower classes. Clothing can be characterized by soft pastels, light, airy, and asymmetrical designs, and playful styles. Wigs remained essential for men and women of substance
  • Period: to

    The French and Indian War
    The French and Indian War was a war between Great Britain and France over control of the Ohio River Valley during the mid 18th century. The French and Indian War, which took place between 1754-1763, later became a global war when it spread to Europe in 1756, which resulted in the Seven Years War
  • The Proclamation line of 1763
    In 1763, at the end of the French and Indian War, the British issued a proclamation, mainly intended to conciliate the Indians by checking the encroachment of settlers on their lands. This royal proclamation, which closed down colonial expansion westward, was the first measure to affect all thirteen colonies
  • The Boston Tea Party
    The Boston Tea Party was a political and mercantile protest by the Sons of Liberty in Boston, Massachusetts, on December 16, 1773. To protest British Parliament's tax on tea. "No taxation without representation."
    Methods: Throw the tea into Boston Harbor
    Result: Intolerable Acts
  • Period: to

    Fashion in the 1800's
    These years are called the late Victorian era, and 1890s to 1900s are called the "mauve decade." Women's fashion styles varied depending on what the occasion was. Luxurious bustle dresses, elegant evening gowns and sharp tailored skirts and jackets were all popular.
  • Period: to

    Trail of Tears
    Andrew Jackson passed the Indian Removal act and in an effort to move the Natives he forced them to move west. This was called the trail of tears because of the devastating effects it had and the shame surrounding it.
  • The First Department Stores Open
    "In 1858, Rowland Hussey Macy founded Macy's as a dry goods store. Benjamin Altman and Lord & Taylor soon competed with Stewart as New York's earliest department stores, later followed by "McCreary's" and, in Brooklyn, "Abraham & Straus." (The Straus family would be in the management of both Macy's and A&S.)"
  • The Emancipation Proclamation
    'The proclamation declared "that all persons held as slaves" within the rebellious states "are, and henceforward shall be free."'
    'Despite this expansive wording, the Emancipation Proclamation was limited in many ways. It applied only to states that had seceded from the United States, leaving slavery untouched in the loyal border states.'
    freed slaves joined the union army
  • The Battle of Gettysburg
    Fought July 1-3. Three terrible days, and involved many problems. At first, Lee's confederate troops held ground, but on July 3, they suffered devastating losses and were forced to retreat. For the North, this battle marked a major turning point in the War. It was a sign that the North would not give up, and was determined to prove all man was created equal.
  • The Ratification of the 14th and 15th Ammendments

    The Ratification of the 14th and 15th Ammendments
    After the presidential election and the victory of Ulysses S. Grant, the United States was making big changes in the government. Delegates were elected to a constitutional convention. At the convention, the 14th and 15th Amendments were finally ratified and reconstruction was coming to an end. The government was now inclusive to African Americans and progress for equality was made.
  • Share Cropping During and After Reconstruction

    Share Cropping During and After Reconstruction
    Share cropping was a system used in the south that provided jobs for free slaves. After being declared free, some slaves struggled to find jobs without the help of the freedmen's bureau. This caused them to turn back to old plantation owners in hopes of finding one. Many times, the system of share cropping caused freedmen to be in a spiral of debt where owners were taking most of their crops.
  • Period: to 200

    Fashion in the 1900's
    From 1900 to around 1960 the silhouettes were all mildly modest, but started to show more and more skin each decade. In the 1960s and 80s fashion became elevated. New silhouettes were introduced that had never been seen before. New colors, lengths, and materials became popular that had also never been seen before. The fashion of 90's was incredibly diverse and can not be pin pointed with one description.
  • Sinking of the Lusitania
    In 1915, German forces sank a British ship and killed 1,098 passengers. Of those, 128 were American. This brought up many questions about American safety and their right to travel seas freely because of the threat Germany now posed.
  • The Creation of the CoCo Chanel Brand
    "Gabrielle Bonheur, known as Coco Chanel created comfortable clothing for women, opening the world of fashion to a whole new realm of possibilities. The Chanel suit and the Little Black Dress have been a staple in women’s wear ever since"
  • The Man in Uniform

    During World War Two, fashion was affected by the ESPN effects the war had on daily life. The Man in uniform became a popular way to dress because it depicted the views of the americans and the struggles of their soldiers.
  • World War Two and Atomic Bombs

    World War Two and Atomic Bombs
    During World War Two, the abilities of the atomic bomb was discovered by both sides. The threat became a serious part of the conflicts in World War II.
  • The Marshall Plan

    The Marshall Plan
    The Marshall Plan was in effort to provide financial aid to countries taken over by communists. They were to offer 13 billion dollars (100 billion in 2016 US dollars) in aid to multiple countries over the course of 4 years. 1948-1952.
  • Fashion During The Cold War

    Fashion During The Cold War
    After being influenced by World War Two's fashion that made the idea of a man in uniform trendy, Americans wanted to express themselves with so-called swagger. This caused the rise of popularity in Zoot Suit fashion for men, as well as the grey flannel suit. For Women, the new look of 1947 was the evening gown and professional suit-like dresses and coats became a key item in fashion.
  • The Vietnam War

    The Vietnam War
    The Vietnam war was a conflict "inside" of the cold war, and caused by the spread of communism and its prevention. it lasted from November 1, 1955 to April 30, 1975. (almost twenty years)!!
  • The Rise of The Viet Cong

    The Rise of The Viet Cong
    By 1957, the Viet Cong and other opponents of Diem’s repressive regime began fighting back with attacks on government officials and other targets, and by 1959 they had begun engaging the South Vietnamese army in firefights. (QUOTE)
  • Fashion in the Vietnam War

    Fashion in the Vietnam War
    (QUOTE) In the 1960s bell bottom pants, decorated felt poodle skirts, and blue jeans, inspired by James Dean, became fairly popular. They were often worn with collared army style jackets. Accompanied by pointed toe stiletto heels, blue suede loafers, and saddle shoes.
    Due to the involvement of the French in the Vietnam War, French fashion designers such as Dior, Chanel, Givenchy became well known in the states.
  • The Fall of the Berlin Wall

    The Fall of the Berlin Wall
    The Berlin wall was taken down and East Berlin was finally liberated. The Wall had been keeping citizens of East Berlin from a fuller life for many years, and West Berlin finally liberated them in November.
  • The Death of Gianni Versace

    Gianni Versace was highly influential over the fashion industry. He was a successful designer that had a well known brand and it was known around the world. Sadly, he was murdered in 1997. This greatly affected the fashion industry and even more, his brand he had worked so hard to make successful. Versace is a still a well known designer brand and Gianni Versace will never be forgotten.
  • Immigration Today

    The Immigration system has changed and developed since it was popularized and used most at the ellis island entry point. We now have political acts regarding immigration policies such as DREAM and DACA. These are in an effort to preserve immigrant's rights. The immigration system has become more enforced since terrorist attacks of the early 2000's.
  • Lack of Personal Style in Communist North Korea

    North Korea controls many aspects of their citizens' style. For example, they only offer a few haircuts, the same clothes, and the same shoes. As a result, there is no fashion by individual expression in North Korea. Meanwhile, the rest of the world is advancing in the Fashion Industry everyday.