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Celeste Claw: Major Battles and Events in the U.S History

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    Battles in the U.S History

  • First Anglo- Powhatan War (part 2)

    First Anglo- Powhatan War (part 2)
    The war ended when one of the chiefs wives were permitted to marry an Englishman because they wanted to build an alliance. This is important to our history of the United States because the Powhatan’s are the most powerful Indian tribe that stood up for their land against English colonies.
  • First Anglo- Powhatan War (Part one)

    First Anglo- Powhatan War (Part one)
    Anglo- Powhatan
    Powhatan Indians fought between the English settlers of the Virginia Colony from 1609 to1646. In the First Powhatan War, Lord De La Warr thought of all Indians as enemies. He ordered to attack on the Indian Villages for English captives. He killed many people including women and children.
  • Second Anglo- Powhatam War (Part 1)

    Second Anglo- Powhatam War (Part 1)
    The Second Anglo- Powhatan War started in 1622 to 1632 in Jamestown, Virginia. The Indians fell in debt to the Englishman because trading food started decreasing in the economic trading system. Chief Powhatan past away in 1622 and soon after his son, Opechancanough, started running the tribe as Chief.
  • Second Anglo- Powhatan War (Part 2)

    Second Anglo- Powhatan War (Part 2)
    His plans were to get rid of the colonists once and for all. Englishmen started increasing their tobacco economy. Opechancanough was even more “determined to make one final push, in April 18, 1644, killing 400 and taking many prisoners. (People, 67)” After the battle they built a peace treaty to the Indians.
  • Third Anglo- Powhatan War (part 2)

    Third Anglo- Powhatan War (part 2)
    The peace treaty created by the Indians and Englishment was no more. This is important in the history of the United States because it helped clarify about Englishmen who don’t keep their word after a treaty has been made. The Powhatan was given every right to attack those men because their land was going to be gone if they didn’t.
  • Third Anglo- Powhatan War (Part1)

    Third Anglo- Powhatan War (Part1)
    The Last battle called the Third Anglo- Powhatan War started in 1644 to 1646 in Jamestown, Virginia. Chief Opechancanough was killed and Englishmen took over many acres of land. Indians couldn’t enter their territory unless it’s a message. Sheltering any Indian was against the law because it can result in death.
  • The Enlightenment (part1)

    The Enlightenment (part1)
    The Enlightenment was created in 1651. The name was given to a period of intellectual flourishing in the 18th century which stressed humanitarianism, reason, the possibility of the human perfectibility, the equality of Men, the questioning of authority, and the use of the scientific method as a means to truth.
  • The enlightenment (part2)

    The enlightenment (part2)
    The Enlightenment is a "transatlantic intellectual movement that held that the universe could be understood and improved by the human mind. (People, 145)” Ideas from The Enlightenment came from Thomas Jefferson, Isaac Newton, John Locke, and Benjamin Franklin. Jefferson describes time of Vandalism as "putting everything in the hands of power and priest craft (people, 145)” because it’s the "power of rational thinking. (People, 145)”
  • The Enlightenment (part 3)

    The Enlightenment (part 3)
    Isaac and John on the other hand were interesting in the knowledge of The Enlightenment because of the improvements it can "make in human happiness. (People, 145)”
  • John Locke Two Treatises (part1)

    John Locke Two Treatises (part1)
    The Two Treatises on Government was created by John Locke in 1690. Locke viewed the importance of discussing the origins of the political rights of the United States citizens. John’s first Treatise was against the idea of the Divine Right of Kings. Although Hobbs was very positive for human nature, Locke went beyond Hobbs view of nature in a more Positive view.
  • John Locke Two Treaties of Government (Part2)

    John Locke Two Treaties of Government (Part2)
    He argued, “God gifted men with the faculty of reason which provides them with the ability to be self-governing. (The Road to Revolution, slide 19)” In the second Treatise, it explains how all men are created equal and a man cannot take possession of some piece of private property by harming another man This treaty was presented all over the world to Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Maryland, and New York, so it can change the royal colonies and the proprietary colonies.
  • Yamasee War

    Yamasee War
    The Yamasee’s have been reliable partners with Britain for almost forty years. “South Carolina traders cheated them out of their land and enslaved their women and children. (People, 96)” Yamasee’s didn’t like the fact they were cheated on so they attacked Charleston with other Indian alliances.
  • Yamasee War (part2)

    Yamasee War (part2)
    In 1715, the Yamasee War started by killing four-hundred white South Carolinians. They forced the colony to abandon their settlements. All battles are important to the history of the United States because they all have a purpose. The purpose in this battle is not to cheat Indians or they will come back and fight against the cheaters.
  • French and Indian War

    French and Indian War
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    The French and Indian War started in 1753 to 1763. It was the “last of four major colonial wars between the British, the French, and Native American allies of North America.”
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    The repeated attempts of the British government to enforce its legislation increased pressure in Boston and led finally to revolution. Several Citizens killed by British soldiers whom they had pelted with snowballs; grew out of tensions caused by quartering of four army regiments in Boston to enforce customs regulations.
  • Battle of Lexington and Concord (part 1)

    Battle of Lexington and Concord (part 1)
    Lexinton and concord
    The Battles of Lexington and Concord started in April 19, 1775. It was the first American Revolutionary War (1775-83). For many years there has been trouble that started to build up between “residents of the 13 American colonies and the British authorities” in Massachusetts. One night, about a hundred of British troops marched from Boston to nearby Concord in order to get rid of an armed storage.
  • Battle of Bunker Hill

    Battle of Bunker Hill
    The Battle of Bunker Hill Started on June 17. Thomas Gage sent “2,400 soldiers to take the hill. (People, 186)” At the end of the battle over 1,000 soldiers and 92 officers were either killed or wounded. The British learned not to make a “frontal assault against fortified positions.(People, 186)”
  • Battle of Lexington and Concord (part 2)

    Battle of Lexington and Concord (part 2)
    A Battle on the Lexington town started it off, and soon the British were fast on their feet for retreating under intense fire. Many more battles followed but in 1783 the colonists won their independence. History in the United States from battling and killing other men brought huge impacts on how we see history now. The Battle of Lexington and Concord showed how well other countries couldn’t attack or do anything that would knock us down. Its Pride our country has to protect us.
  • Declaration of Independance (part 1)

    Declaration of Independance (part 1)
    School houserock (Declaration of independence)
    In 1776, Congress was looking for a settlement that will bring peace among everyone. Both the King and Parliament weren’t for peace but for independence. “Public opinion also pushed Congress toward a declaration of independence. (People, 187)” On January 1776, Thomas Pain Created the “Common Sense”.
  • Declaration of Independance (part 2)

    Declaration of Independance (part 2)
    Based on the Common Sense, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, and John Adams started roughly creating the Declaration of Independence. One of the most important principles to the Declaration was “human equality that all people were born with certain fundamental rights. (People, 188)”
  • Treaty of Paris (part2)

    Treaty of Paris (part2)
    The treaty was to British recognition of U.S. independence and describes the boundaries that would allow for American western to expand. This Showed how America can work with a common enemy without bring in war once more after many times that has happen with the Britain’s.
  • Treaty of Paris (part 1)

    Treaty of Paris (part 1)
    “The Treaty of Paris was signed on September 3, 1783, between the American colonies and Great Britain” (Independence Hall Association, 2010). It ended the American Revolution and recognized the United States as an independent nation. American War for Independence was a conflict. It involved the United States and Great Britain but also France, Spain, and the Netherlands.
  • Constitution of the United States (part2)

    Constitution of the United States (part2)
    The writers of the Constitution wanted to make sure that the new nation and its citizens would be free and independent without a king leading everyone in the country. The Constitution was signed and finalized by 39 of the 55 delegates who all met to create this document on September 17, 1787. The Constitution is strongly affective now and in the history of the United States because we still follow what it means and how we put it to effect in today’s world.
  • Constitution of the United States (Part1)

    Constitution of the United States (Part1)
    The Constitutional Convention was on May 1787 and held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. “Delegates from 12 of the 13 states were present including Benjamin Franklin.” (Dirksen Congressional Center, 2008) The delegates worked for 4 months behind closed doors of the State House to draft a new document known later called the Constitution.
  • Bill of Rights (part2)

    Bill of Rights (part2)
    They are committed to individual rights for others in the United States. The Bill of Rights is a very important event in the 1700’s because it helped others with freedom. The finalization of the Bill of Rights was in 1950 with a hard printed copy of the amendments.
  • Bill of Rights (Part1)

    Bill of Rights (Part1)
    School house rock (Bill of Rights)
    States voted for the Constitution to be ratified and fit the Antifederalists needs, that’s when they wanted to create the first Congress to consider a number of amendments called the Bill of Rights. “The antifederalists were, above all, old- line republicans who warned of the dangers to liberty of corruption, tyranny, and enslavement, although now they speak against the Federalist, not the British. (People, 211)”
  • War of 1812 Begins (part 1)

    War of 1812 Begins (part 1)
    The events of the War of 1812 brought future president Andrew Jackson to national attention with his victory against the British in New Orleans routing a British fleet stationed at the mouth of the Mississippi River. The War of 1812 was a large naval war fought along the Atlantic coast, in the Great Lakes and the Gulf of Mexico.
  • War of 1812 (part2)

    War of 1812 (part2)
    This is important to our United States history because Andrew Jackson saved the United States with his victory at Horseshoe Bend. “The Americans had won and Jackson was a national hero. (People, 259)”
  • Civil war begins (part1)

    Civil war begins (part1)
    Civil WarThe American Civil War started in 1861 at many battle fields like Fort Sumter, South Carolina, Bull Run, Virginia, Wilson’s Creek, Missouri, and many more. The issues involved are the existence of the Union, slavery to the end, and the future of the nation. “It’s the most brutal and bloodiest war and over 600,000 killed in the four-year struggle.” (Rector and Visitors of the UniversityofVirginia,2011)
  • Civil war begins (part 2)

    Civil war begins (part 2)
    President Abraham Lincoln made very important decisions during the Civil War because he called for soldiers to make the Confederate to surrender and to end slavery in the south. The start of the Civil War was important in our history because it gives a chance to fight for freedom against those who are against it. Wars that all happen have a reason why and who they are fighting for. That is why we look back to our history today.
  • Battle of Fredericksburg (part 1)

    Battle of Fredericksburg (part 1)
    On December 13, 1862, “Lee’s army defeated Ambrose Burnside’s men in a calamitous slaughter. (People, 441)” His creative mind planned to place his army on the heights behind the town. President Lincoln made a quick decision to replace Burnside with “Fighting Joe.” (People, 441)”As darkness fell on a battlefield strewn with dead and wounded, it was abundantly clear that a signal Confederate victory was at hand. Lee’s army had suffered about 4,500 men.
  • Battle of Fredericksburg

    Battle of Fredericksburg
    Six weeks after the Battle of Fredericksburg, President Lincoln removed Burnside from command of the Army of the Potomac. It is important to have the Battle of Fredericksburg in the history of the United States because the victories we had ever time there was a battle helped others around the United States. Our country didn’t let another country take control.
  • Battle of Gettysburg (part 2)

    Battle of Gettysburg (part 2)
    On July 3, Lee retreated back to Virginia after the Union line came in with rifles and heavy artillery fire. “As many as 51,000 soldiers from both armies were killed, wounded, captured or missing.” (Civil War Trust, 2013) This is important to our history in the United States because many men fought for the United States freedom against others who challenge them. President Lincoln declared a ceremony for those men who fought in the historical event called Gettysburg Address.
  • Battle of Gettysburg (part1)

    Battle of Gettysburg (part1)
    In May 1863, Robert E. Lee fled his army to the North for the Gettysburg Campaign. Abraham Lincoln prepared for war with his army. On the first day, “30,000 Confederates defeated 20,000 Yankees. (Civil War Trust, 2013)” On day three, Lee “launched a heavy assault on the Union at Culp’s Hill and East Cemetery Hill.” (Civil War Trust, 2013) Although Lee had a strong group of men, the Union soldiers stood their ground to fight.