Bryan's Timeline for Social Studies

Timeline created by sswilliams19
  • Aug 3, 1492

    Spain enters the New World

    Spain enters the New World
    Spain sends Columbus into the New World to try and find a faster way to India. Instead he finds something more...
  • Jamestown is founded

    Jamestown is founded
    The first permanent English settlement in the New World founded!
  • The Mayflower Compact was signed

    The Mayflower Compact was signed
    On the ship toward Plymouth, the Pilgrims and the "Strangers" wrote the Mayflower Compact to separate themselves from Britain.
  • The French and Indian War

    The French and Indian War
    The French joined with the Indians to fight against the British over the Ohio River Valley. They fought for 7 years until Britain finally pulled through and gained control over the Ohio River Valley. The war ended with the Treaty of Paris of 1763.
  • American Revolution

    American Revolution
    The American Revolution was a series of battles to declare independence from Britain. They successfully defeated the British and gained the independence they fought for.
  • Declaration of Independence

    Declaration of Independence
    The Declaration of Independence was a written document to truly declare independence from Britain. They defeated the British and successfully became an independent country.
  • Articles of Confederation

    Articles of Confederation
    The Articles of Confederation was the first constitution of the United States. It had no president, only a legislative. It could make laws, declare war, and others.
  • Treaty of Paris of 1783

    Treaty of Paris of 1783
    The Treaty of Paris of 1783 officially ended the American Revolution and made the U.S an official country.
  • Constitution

    The Constitution was the U.S's forever lasting government and it consisted of the Bill of RIghts and seven articles.
  • Bill of Rights

    Bill of Rights
    The Bill of Rights was an addition to the Constitution that gave the people of the U.S rights. It consisted of 27 amendments and we are still adding today.
  • Louisiana Purchase

    Louisiana Purchase
    The Louisiana Purchase was a purchase by the U.S from France. They needed money, so they sold their land in exchange for $15 million dollars. It was a real bargain, and it doubled the U.S's size.
  • War of 1812

    War of 1812
    The War of 1812 was a war between the U.S and Great Britain, where the U.S defeats Britain. Impressment was one of the main reasons why the War of 1812 happened and they declared war.
  • Industrialization

    This includes the cotton gin, interchangeable parts, mechanical reaper, and the telegraph.
  • Trail of Tears

    Trail of Tears
    The Trail of Tears was a 2,200 mile long journey where President Jackson forced Cherokee Indians off their own land. They complained to the Supreme Court and they ruled that the President had no right to invade their land, but Jackson ignored the ruling. They were forced off their land to a new place
  • U.S Mexican War

    U.S Mexican War
    The U.S Mexican War was a war between the U.S and Mexico. They were fighting over the Rio Grande. Finally, the Treaty of Guadelupe Hidalgo finished the war, and Mexico gave the U.S the Mexican Cession and others.
  • Seneca Falls Convention

    Seneca Falls Convention
    The Seneca Falls Convention was a convention for woman's rights in New York. It was led by Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Lucretia Mott. They wanted the right to vote and wanted to discuss their civil rights. They wrote the Declaration of Sentiments to try and convince the U.S that women should vote, too.
  • Fugitive Slave Law

    Fugitive Slave Law
    The Fugitive Slave Law is where the U.S government said where slave owners could capture back all fugitive slaves. That made the North mad. But even further, the citizens of free states had to help. This made the Underground Railroad more active, many blacks were recaptured, and many who were undecided about slavery now wanted to abolish it.
  • Dred Scott v. Sandford

    Dred Scott v. Sandford
    Dred Scott had lived in the free states where slavery was not allowed. He went to the Supreme Court to sue for his freedom, but Chief Justice Roger Taney ruled that slaves were property, blacks were not citizens, and they couldn't sue in federal court. Because of this case, many free blacks were more in danger of being captured and enslaved.
  • The Election of 1860

    The Election of 1860
    The Election of 1860 was between 4 candidates: Lincoln, Douglas, Breckinridge, and Bell. Many southerners did not want Lincoln winning and tried to prevent him from winning by not putting his name on the ballot, but Lincoln still won. Despite his winnings, the South decided to secede and leave the Union. Jefferson Davis then became the president of the Confederate States of America.
  • Emancipation Proclamation

    Emancipation Proclamation
    The Emancipation Proclamation was a law issued by Abraham Lincoln, to free all the states in the Confederate States of America. To issue the decree on January 1st, all slaves in the area of the Confederate States were now free. But many of the slaves did not know this till years after its decree.
  • Black Codes

    Black Codes
    Black Codes were used to limit black freedom. It limited opportunities for blacks such as prohibiting the right to vote, sit on juries, and limiting the right to testify. Secret organizations such as the KKK were created to make sure blacks were out of politics. Even though blacks were free, they were constantly threatened by KKK and others to try and limit their rights
  • 13th, 14th, and 15th Amendments

    13th, 14th, and 15th Amendments
    The 13th Amendment was amended to free all slaves, wherever.
    The 14th Amendment was amended to make all slaves born in the U.S citizens.
    The 15th Amendment was amended to let all slaves vote.
  • Sharecropping

    Sharecropping was used by slaves who needed jobs. Slaves were just admitted free and now they needed jobs to get money to live. Many places wouldn't accept slaves because they had not education, so most slaves just became sharecroppers.They were usually in debt and usually had no money. They didn't get any of the food they planted and they often were sick and poor.
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    The 13 colonies are established

    Many of the 13 colonies are founded. In the NE, many were founded for religious freedom. In the Middle colonies, there were the Quakers to practice their religion freely. In the Southern colonies, there were cash crops and they prospered economically.
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    Causes of the Revolution

    Proclamation of 1763, Stamp Act, Quartering Act, Townshend Act, Boston Massacre, Tea Act, Boston Tea Party, Intolerable Act caused the American Revolution.
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    Westward Expansion

    Westward Expansion was how the U.S became its form today. The U.S required land from many countries and it became what is known today. Having the U.S's belief of manifest destiny, they successfully made it from coast to coast with the help of Lewis, Clark and many others.
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    Early Republic

    The Early Republic consists of George Washington, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, and James Monroe. The First 5 presidents combine to create a strong country.
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    Age of Jackson

    Age of Jackson was an era in history where Andrew Jackson ruled as President. Many events happened then including, closing of the bank, Nullification Crisis, Worcester vs. Georgia, and others.
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    Sectionalism is where the U.S was trying to prevent a major disaster of splitting the U.S into 2 different regions. This included many of the compromises and trying to prevent the splitting of the Union.
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    Civil War

    The Civil War was caused by the seceding of the South. After seceding from the U.S, Lincoln decided to declare war on the South. Because of two different "parties", the U.S was then at the biggest mistake of their life.