Austin - Rutherford 7th period

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In History
  • Lexington & Concord Battle

    Lexington & Concord Battle
    One of the battles in American winning the revolution. This is important because this is the first battle American colonists won, but also a turning point because they lost a lot after that.
  • The Declaration of Independence

    The Declaration of Independence
    This is the day in which the final draft of The Declaration of Independence was approved. This is important because it explained why we should be free, listed the complaints we had with King George III and England’s Parliament, and declared our independence. Primary source
    http://www.ushistory.org/declaration/document/
  • Saratoga Battle ended

    Saratoga Battle ended
    One of the battles in American winning the revolution started on Sep. 19, 1777. This is important because this brought French into our side and made American side stronger.
  • Yorktown Battle

    Yorktown Battle
    The last battle in American winning the revolution starting on Sep. 28, 1783. This is important because this battle made Britain surrender the war. Continental Army won.
  • US Constitution

    US Constitution
    Continental Congress wrote the US Constitution. This is important because it established the basic structure of government.
  • Bill of Rights

    Bill of Rights
    Bill of Rights added. This is important because the Continental Congress added ten amendments to aid in protecting our individual liberties and freedoms.
  • Ft. Sumter Battle

    Ft. Sumter Battle
    A war in Civil War. This is important because this is the first war declared in Civil War. Declared by West to North.
  • Homestead Act

    Homestead Act
    The US Government passed the Homestead Act of 1862. This is important because this law opened settlement of the Great Plains and gave people a chance to become landowners.
  • Emancipation Proclamation

    Emancipation Proclamation
    This is important because this was issued by Lincoln to free slaves in Confederate States, which makes slaves free from following orders from others.
  • Battle of Gettysburg

    Battle of Gettysburg
    A battle in Civil War. This is important because this was the bloodiest battle ever on USA’s soil, with 50,000 casualties in 3 days that ended the South’s chances of victory.
  • Gettysburg Address

    Gettysburg Address
    Lincoln’s speech to honor the dead people in the Battle of Gettysburg. This is important because it supported idea of equality as stated in Declaration of Independence, explained the Civil War was struggle to preserve the Union (the USA), and also claimed a new birth of freedom to bring equality to all of USA’s citizens.
  • In God We Trust

    In God We Trust
    Words from the Star Spangled Banner. This became the national motto and appears on money from 1864.
  • Transcontinental Railroad

    Transcontinental Railroad
    This is when the transcontinental railroad was first built. This is important because it connected the eastern USA with the west and helped settle the frontier of the West.
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    Manifest Destiny

    This is very important because Manifest Destiny is when US started expanding out to the Pacific Ocean, and started to make the border of the contiguous US.
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    Civil War

    A war that occurred between The North, The South, and The West. This is important because US Government secured the supremacy over US and made US remained as one. In God We Trust became the motto.