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American History

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  • Jamestown Founded Date #1

    Jamestown was Americans first permanent settlement.
  • Three things happened on this date: Date #2

    1. The first legislative government was established
    2. The first slaves arrived in America
    3. The first families arrived in Jamestown
  • Pilgrims land at Plymouth Rock Date #3

    America’s first colony to be based on religious principles
  • Puritans came to Massachusetts Date #4

    The first large wave of immigrants came to America, bringing a unique perspective on life.
  • Anne Hutchinson banished from Massachusetts Date #5

    She then founded Rhode Island.
  • King William’s War Date #6

    This was the beginning of the hostilities between the Native Americans, the Colonists, the British, and the French
  • Salem Witch Trials Date #7

    Shows that America is susceptible to mass hysteria
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  • French and Indian War #1

    Gorge Washington fights with British Army against French and Indians
  • The Stamp Act #2

    Americans were taxed for stamps without being able to vote
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  • The Boston Massacre #3

    Tension between the colonies and the British become violent
  • The Boston tea party #4

    Americans were so upset by the tea act of 1773 that they destroyed a ship-load of tea.
  • The shot heard around the world #5

    The battle of Lexington Concord.
  • The Declaration of Independence signed #6

    The 13 colonies officially said, "we're not Britsh Anymore!"
  • The US Constitution signed #7

    The united states create their own form of government
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  • The Louisiana Purchase #1

    President Thomas Jefferson authorizes the purchase of the Louisiana territory from France and almost doubles the size of the United States.
  • War of 1812 with Britain #2

    War between Britain and America lasting for two and half years over trade and naval restrictions.
  • Underground Railroad Established #3

    A network of secret routes and safe houses to help slaves escape to freedom in the north. 100,000 slaves escaped.
  • Samuel More sends the first telegraph message. #4

    this changes the face of communication for the entire world and allows information to spread more quickly and easily than ever before.
  • Nov 6, Abraham Lincoln is elected President #1

    Abraham Lincoln was from the northern part of the country and wanted to put an end to slavery. The southern states didn't want him president or making laws that would affect them.
  • Abraham Lincoln elected President #5

    Shortly after his election, the confederate states secede from the union, starting the civil war.
  • South Carolina Secedes #2

    South Carolina was the first state to secede, or leave, the United States. They decided to make their own country rather than be part of the USA. Within a few months, several other states including Georgia, Mississippi, Texas, Florida, Alabama, and Louisiana would also leave the Union.
  • The Confederation is formed #3

    The southern states form their own country called the Confederate States of America. Jefferson Davis as their president.
  • The Civil War Begins #4

    hostilities began when Confederate forces fired upon Fort Sumter, a key fort held by Union troops in South Carolina.
  • Emancipation Proclamation #5

    President Lincoln issued an executive order freeing slaves.
  • The Battle of Gettysburg #6

    A major battle where the North not only wins the battle but starts to win the Civil War.
  • July 1-3rd Battle of Gettysburg. #6

    Largest civil war Battles and the turning point of the war, leading to a union victory.
  • The Civil War Ends #7

    General Robert E. Lee, the leader of the Confederate Army, surrenders to General Ulysses S. Grant at The Appomattox Court House in Virginia.
  • April 14th Lincoln Assassinated #7

    Lincoln was assassinated 5 days after the surrender of Robert E. Lee (after the Civil War ended.)
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  • Model T is built by Henry ford. #1

    This is known as the Second Industrial Revolution when he created the assembly line and mass produces cars. The assembly line revolutionizes America.
  • Great Depression #2

    millions of people died people were in huge amounts of debt, everyone was hungry and didn't know what to do. Rosevelt cerates numerous government programs to help.
  • WWII Happens #3

    The Attack of Pearl Harbor. Japan Conducted an attack on Hawaii This brought us to war.
  • Drop of the Atomic Bomb #4

    The US dropped two atomic bombs on Japan at the end of WWII. The cold war begins after WWII in The Soviet Union.
  • Civil Rights Movement #5

    Rosa Park refuses to give up her seat on the bus. 1964 Civil Right legislation is passed. 1984 Martin Luther King Jr. assassinated.
  • First Human on the moon #6

    This took a decade of work there were 6 manned landings in the years 1969 and 1972 but the first men up there were Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin total of 12 people on the moon.
  • Cold War Ends #7

    Berlin wall was torn down and the cold war ended we had been in the cold war for 40 years and it had finally came to an end.
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  • Sep. 2001 #1

    In September 2001 terrorists hijacked 4 aircrafts two were flown into the twin towers and the third into the pentagon and the 4th was taken over was by passengers and crashed into rural Pennsylvania.
  • War In Afghanistan #2

    Osama Bin Laden declared that he was responsible for 9/11, the war lasted from 2001 to 2014, we still have troops there but we are no longer at war.
  • War With Iraq #3

    It lasted from 2003 to 2011, we also have troops there but do not consider us at war.
  • Hurricane Katrina #4

    It cost the us $125 billion when the dam broke most of New Orleans was submerged.
  • The Great Recession #5

    this was the worst downturn since WWII this lasted from 2007 to 2009
  • The Great Recession #5

    This was the most significant downturn since WWII, this lasted from Dec. 2007 to Jun. 2009
  • DVD's replace VHS Tapes

    DVD's Replace VHS Tapes as the most popular form of entertainment.
  • Osomba Bin Laden is killed #7

    After years of looking the CIA tracks him down and in May, Navy seals storm his compound and kill the originator of the 9-11 attacks.
  • Corona-virus Pandemic #8

    COVID-19 started in Wuhan China march 11th declared as a worldwide pandemic