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American History 2

By SkHill
  • The Homestead Act

    The Homestead Act
    Act passed by the government to encourage Americans and immigrant families to move west. The act offered 160 acres of land for free if they improved it.
  • Battle of Antietam

    Battle of Antietam
    Bloodiest battle in one day on American soil. This battle was important for the Union because however there was no clear winner the Union claimed victory which allowed Abraham Lincoln to release the Emancipation Proclamation.
  • Lincoln 10% plan

    Lincoln 10% plan
    Abraham Lincoln made the easies plan for the CSA to get back into the Union. Only 10% of men of eligible in states had to take oath that they would be on the Union side. Lincoln didn’t get consult Congress before he made this plan.
  • Battle of Gettysburg

    Battle of Gettysburg
    The battle of Gettysburg was the bloodiest battle fought on American soil. It had over 50,000 casualties. The result of the battle was a Union win and a morale boost for the north.
  • Pickett’s Charge

    Pickett’s Charge
    General Pickett lead a charge of bayonets on July 3rd during the battle of Gettysburg on confederate soldiers. They were running out of ammo and needed a last minute defense. The move was bold and it worked as the confederate soldiers fled.
  • 13th Amendment

    13th Amendment
    The 13th amendment officially ended slavery everywhere in the United States. It was ratified in December of 1865. This amendment is one of the most important and changed America for the better as a country and government.
  • 14th Amendment

    14th Amendment
    Provide a constitutional guaranteed of the rights and security of freed people. Everyone born in the United States is a US citizen and that cannot be taken away.
  • Barbed Wire

    Barbed Wire
    In 1874 Joseph Glidden made barbed wire which helped stop the open range in the west.
  • Statue Of Liberty

    Statue Of Liberty
    Statue of Liberty was originally in France designed by Auguste Bartholdi but was given to America for the 100 anniversary of Declaration of Independence and America helping France
  • Lynching

    3,446 blacks lynched between 1882-1968 until boycotts and new laws.
  • Brooklyn Bridge

    Brooklyn Bridge
    John Roebling built/designed the longest suspension bridge. Emily Roebling was the first one to cross it when it was complete. This bridge showed American ingenuity.
  • Oklahoma Land Rush

    Oklahoma Land Rush
    Oklahoma was the last open land area the government decided to give away via race in 1889. This essentially ended the frontier in America
  • Plessy v Ferguson

    Plessy v Ferguson
    Homer Plessy was 1/8 black and sat in the whites only section and refused to move, he sued and the case went to the Supreme Court. The court ruled places can be “separate but equal”.
  • Congress declares war on Spain

    Congress declares war on Spain
    The sinking of the Maine was the catalyst event of Congress declaring war on Spain on April 25, 1878. Remember the Maine was the rally call.
  • San Juan Hill

    San Juan Hill
    The rough riders led by Theodore Roosevelt had a huge victory over Spain.
  • The Foraker Act

    The Foraker Act
    The act gave Puerto Ricans their own government and in 1917 they were given American citizenship.
  • Women’s Suffrage March

    Women’s Suffrage March
    Led by Ida B. Wells In 1913 women marched in DC with hopes to improve rights and laws for womens voting.