American History

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  • Jamestown founded

    Jamestown founded
    Jamestown was America's first permanent settlement.
  • First Government, Slaves, Families

    First Government, Slaves, Families
    The first legislative Government was established, the first slaves were brought to America, families came to America.
  • Plymouth Rock

    Plymouth Rock
    Pilgrims land at Plymouth Rock, first colony to be based on religion.
  • Puritains came to Massechusetts

    Puritains came to Massechusetts
    First large wave of immigrants come to America, bringing a unique perspective to life.
  • Anne Hutchinson Banished

    Anne Hutchinson Banished
    Anne Hutchinson banished from Massachusetts for her religious views.
  • King William's War

    King William's War
    This was the beginnings of the hostilities between the native Americans, the colonists, the French, and the British.
  • Salem witch trials

    Salem witch trials
    shows that America is susceptible to mass hysteria.
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  • French/Indian War

    French/Indian War
    war between French and British with native tribes on both sides. Fought over land and trade that would result in France losing land and English in serious debt.
  • The Stamp Act

    The Stamp Act
    Americans were taxed for stamps without being able to vote. This made the American colonies very angry.
  • The Boston Massacre

    The Boston Massacre
    Tension between the colonies and British became very violent.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    Americans were so upset by the tea act of 1773 that they destroyed a shipload of tea.
  • "shot heard round the world"

    "shot heard round the world"
    Battle of Lexington and Concord. The revolutionary War begins.
  • Declaration of Independance sighned

    Declaration of Independance sighned
    The 13 colonies officially said "we're not British anymore!"
  • the US constitution sighned

    the US constitution sighned
    The US creates their own form of government.
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  • Louisiana Purchase

    Louisiana Purchase
    President Thomas Jefferson authorized purchase of the Louisiana territory from France and almost doubles the size of the United States.
  • War of 1812 with Britian

    War of 1812 with Britian
    War between Britain and America for two and a half years over trade and naval restrictions.
  • Underground Railroad Established

    Underground Railroad Established
    A network of secret routes and safe houses to help slaves escape to freedom in the North.
  • Samuel Morse sends first telegraph message

    Samuel Morse sends first telegraph message
    This changes the face of communication for the entire world and allows an information to spread more quickly and easily than ever before
  • Abraham Lincoln elected President

    Abraham Lincoln elected President
    Shortly after his election, the Confederate States secede from the Union, starting the Civil War
  • Battle of Gettysburg

    Battle of Gettysburg
    Largest Civil War Battles and turning point of the war, leading to a Union victory.
  • Lincoln assassinated

    Lincoln assassinated
    Lincoln was assassinated 5 days after the surrender of Robert E. Lee (after the Civil War ended)
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