American History

  • Start of the civil war

    Start of the civil war
    The civil war is the bloodiest battle in American history, and is the war that had the most American deaths. Ironically, it started with a raid on Fort Sumter, and in that battle only a horse died. This war changed the course of history, and eventually ended slavery in America.
  • Homestead Act

    Homestead Act
    The Homestead Act of 1862 was an act that entitled 160 to any citizen of America, and that they had to live on it, improve it, and pay a small registration fee. This encouraged more movement out west, so people would have land out there and the place could be well explored.
  • Birth of Ida B. Wells

    Birth of Ida B. Wells
    Ida B. Wells is a very well known reformer, and was most known for marching against lynching. She first started fighting against the Jim Crow laws when she was kicked off her pre-paid seat on a bus because it was in the white section. She fought for women's rights, and black people's rights as well.
  • Pickett's Charge

    Pickett's Charge
    Pickett's Charge was the climax of the deadliest battle in all of American history. It was the 3rd day of the battle of Gettysburg, and the North was still fighting for Pennsylvania. Robert E. Lee ordered the charge but Pickett lead it, and the charge ended up being a huge blunder for the South, and it caused them to fail to win Gettysburg, changing the course of the war.
  • End of the Civil War

    End of the Civil War
    The Civil war had sort of a civil ending. Robert E. Lee understood that he had lost, and he and Grant casually talked at Appomattox Courthouse about the terms of the South's surrender. The South did pretty well in the war, and put up a pretty good fight, but due to lack of resources, they lost. The North overall just had more resources, and more access to trading and things for war. This war changed a lot, and most importantly it ended slavery in the United States of America.
  • 14th Amendment Signed

    14th Amendment Signed
    This Amendment ensured that everyone in the United States no matter what race, was a citizen of America. This helped make sure that freed slaves had rights, and that all black people could have an equal chance in America.
  • 15th Amendment Signed

    15th Amendment Signed
    This Amendment guaranteed the right for freed slaves, and African American males to vote. It sadly didn't guarantee women to vote yet, and it would take over 50 years for women to be able to vote. This Amendment was still a great step in making everyone equal in America, and helped more people decide who was in their government.
  • End of Reconstruction

    End of Reconstruction
    The End of Reconstruction was decided through the compromise of 1877. This compromise was that the Republicans get a president from their own party, and the Democrats got the North out of the South. This officially ended reconstruction, and the South got rid of the North helping them in their land by giving up the presidency.
  • Brooklyn Bridge Opening

    Brooklyn Bridge Opening
    The Brooklyn Bridge was the longest bridge of its time by over double. It was one of the first major suspension bridges, and was really the start to the new age of buildings and bridges.
  • Statue of Liberty Established

    Statue of Liberty Established
    The Statue of Liberty was the highest statue of its time, and is a gift from the French. It is one of the many tall buildings and statues that would be built in America at the time. People can still go inside of it today, and was a great technological advancement for its time.
  • Oklahoma Land Rush

    Oklahoma Land Rush
    The Oklahoma Land Rush was a day where people raced to get the land they wanted. Some people went early, which was illegal, and were called the 'Sooners', and because of that Oklahoma is now known as the 'Sooner State.' About 50,000 people raced for the land they wanted, and it was pretty crazy with everyone running off at the same time.
  • Three Black Men Lynched

    Three Black Men Lynched
    These 3 black men were taken out of jail by a white mob, and all three were lynched because their grocery store was competition for the white grocery story across the street.
  • Plessy vs. Ferguson Date Decided

    Plessy vs. Ferguson Date Decided
    The Plessy vs. Ferguson case was one where Plessy wanted to sit in the train car for white people, but he was 1/8 black so they kicked him out of the white car. He then sued them and it was brought all the way to the supreme court. Eventually the court decided that black people and white people should be "separate, but equal."
  • The Maine being Blown Up

    The Maine being Blown Up
    The Maine being blown up was known as the spark that started the Spanish-American war. Even though Spain never really blew the Maine up, America was already mad at Spain for how they treated their civilians, and people at the time said that the Spanish did this. Almost half the people on the ship were killed, and it was a horrible tragedy, and started one of the shortest wars in American history.
  • Battle of Manila Bay

    Battle of Manila Bay
    This battle was won by Commodore George Dewey for America, and America destroyed the Spanish Naval fleet in a couple hours. Us destroying them really showed the world how powerful America has become by this time.
  • End of Spanish-American War

    End of Spanish-American War
    This war was a very short war, but was still very important long-term for America and Spain. Cuba became an American territory, and America became a major world power.
  • Death of Buffalo Bill

    Death of Buffalo Bill
    Buffalo Bill was one of the most iconic characters of the American Wild West. Known most for his famous show, he was a part of many things in the wild west, like the army, and also shot a lot of buffalos.