CMA 1 Ferguson/Kelly

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    American Development

  • Revolutionary War

    Revolutionary War
    SourceFighting broke out between the Colonists and Britain in 1775 because they believed they were being treated unfair. The colonists quickly set to set up there independance, freedom and goverment. with the odds against them they defeated the British and were forced to sign the Treaty of Paris which gave them there freedom. This impacted the American history because it gave America the freedom they always wanted. I chose this event because it shows America turn from colonies into a country.
  • Ratification of the Constitution / Federalist no. 9

    Ratification of the Constitution / Federalist no. 9
    Source After the Constitution was written, it was sent out to the states for adoption. At least 75% of the states had to approve it so it could be accepted. Most importantly New York and Virginia were needed to approve or it was believed that it would not last. In the end, New York and Virginia signed on and adopted the Constitution after coming to an agreement that a Bill of Rights would be added.
  • Ratification of the Constitution / Federalist no. 9 (Cont.)

    Ratification of the Constitution / Federalist no. 9 (Cont.)
    Alexander Halmington argues against the theories of Montesquieu which he stated that such a large terrain of states/republics would fall because they were so numerous and had to reduce the number so they could survive succesfully. Hamilton stated that the confederated federal system described in the proposed Constitution would not suffer as Montesquieu predicted because of its confederated, rather than centralized, design.
  • Ratification of the Constitution / Federalist no. 9 (Cont.)

    Ratification of the Constitution / Federalist no. 9 (Cont.)
    This was an important part of American History because it was the beginning of anew way of being governed for the United States. I also chose this as one of my top ten because it is one of the prime events that makes us what we are today. "This form of government is a convention by which several smaller STATES agree to become members of a larger ONE, which they intend to form."
  • Origin of American Political Parties

    Origin of American Political Parties
    SourceBy the mid-1790s, the President’s Cabinet, Congress, and the nation at large had divided into two distinct political parties.The Federalists, who stood for vigorous federal government, and the Democratic-Republicans, who wanted as much power as possible to remain with the state governments. Democratic-Republicans such as Thomas Jefferson and James Madison favored a more strict interpretation of the Constitution and felt that this was out of the scope of the power of the national government.
  • Origin of American Political Parties (Cont.)

    Origin of American Political Parties (Cont.)
    this is an important event in american history because it would set how the goverment acted in the future and how they "ruled" over the United States. I chose this as on of my ten events because with the forming of these two different parties came various different ideas on how the country would expand for the better or for the worse.
  • John Marshall and the Supreme Court

    John Marshall and the Supreme Court
    Source Judicial review is one of the principles of American government, but it isn't written into the Constitution. The power was assumed by the Supreme Court, led by John Marshall, in the Marbury v. Madison case. The power to expand the courts was granted by Congress in the Judiciary Act of 1789. This established the principle of judicial review, allowing the Supreme Court to review Congressional acts. Although not directly written in the Constitution, it is an implied power of government.
  • John Marshall and the Supreme Court (Cont.)

    John Marshall and the Supreme Court (Cont.)
    This event is important to American history because it was a long drawn out debate that in the end would benefit America by leveling out the power in the branches (legislative, executive, and judicial). the reason I chose it as one of my ten was because it gave congress a whole new level of power that they did not have access to.
  • Florida and the Monroe Doctrine

    Florida and the Monroe Doctrine
    Source In 1818, Andrew Jackson was ordered to take troops into Florida to stop the Seminole raids. Jackson was able to over run many Seminole villages, and after that Jackson decided that the lack of Spanish inforcement was the cause for all the raids. Jackson successfully captured the settlements and was able to remove the spanish Governor of Florida from power. This caused the empire of Latin America, Spain to give Florida to the United States, which was called the Adams-Onis Treaty of 1819.
  • Florida and the Monroe Doctrine (Cont.)

    Florida and the Monroe Doctrine (Cont.)
    This is an important event in american history because it showed that we were expanding and were seperating ourselves from other countries. I selected this event as one of my ten because I believed that it was important that we claimed another territory for ourselves and telling Spain they were not allopwed to gain anymore of our land.
  • Jackson and the Trail of Tears

    Jackson and the Trail of Tears
    Source President jackson was pressured into passing the Indian Removal Act of 1830 so they would be able to move the southern Indians else where. in 1835 the Seminole nation tooks arms against the United States troops. They fought for 7 long years, this became known as the second seminole war. In 1838, the U.S Army had successfully removed the Cherokee by force and drove them 1,000 miles to their new home, which took 116 days. this was called the trails of tears because many Cherokee died on the trip.
  • Jackson and the Trail of Tears (Cont.)

    Jackson and the Trail of Tears (Cont.)
    I think this was an important event in history because we seized more land for ourselves and were able to dig for gold in Georgia after we removed the Indians. I chose this as one of my ten events because this was one major events that led to more conflict between the U.S. and the Indians. It also cost the death of multiple indians.
  • War with Mexico

    War with Mexico
    Source Texas was made into a state sometime in February 1845. Mexico and the United states had come to a disagreement over where the boundary for texas was. Mexico refused to meet with the U.S. to discuss the boundary issue. On May 13 congress voted to go to war with Mexico. after several battles and wins in Mexico they signed the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo which ended the war on february 2 1849.
  • War with Mexico (Cont.)

    War with Mexico (Cont.)
    This event was important to American history because we gained another territory for ourselves and showed Mexico we were a force to reckon with. I chose this event as one of my ten because I believe that at this point we were becoming more of a country and were expanding as we needed to. We also had the ability to hold our own in a fight.
  • Gold Rush

    Gold Rush
    Source Mexico owned the California territory and since it was so far and had a low population they encouraged the americans to move into the territory. In 1839, John Sutter established the first major American settlement in California's Sacramento Valley. After the war with Mexico the California territory was owned by the United States. Shortly afterwards, in 1848, James Marshall discovered gold at Sutter's Mill. This caused americans to travel from all over to California for a chance to mine gold.
  • Gold Rush (Cont.)

    Gold Rush (Cont.)
    This is an important event in history because it caused a boom in population in the West which was thought to be of no use and just a wasteland. I chose this as one of my events because I believe this started many of the events that followed in the West. It caused population to go up drastically in the West.
  • Indian Wars

    Indian Wars
    Source The Indian War was a series of conflicts between the U.S. and the Great Plain Indians due to increased movement in the west. The U.S. had built railroads which disrupted with the buffalo herds that the indians thrived on. This led to the goverment restricting the Indians to reservations. The reason this is important to history is because we were trying to grow as a country and we would stop at no cost. I chose this event because I believe we were a growing country and we had new power.
  • Homestead Act

    Homestead Act
    Source On May 20, 1862, Congress passed the Homestead Act, opening up 80 million acres of land in the west for settlement. Previously, Americans had believed the Great Plains were a wasteland, not suited for development. Though with the development of railsroads and new farming techniques the West had found a new purpose. The government awarded homesteaders 160 acres of land for a $10 registration fee. This is important to American History because it gave the west another purpose besides gold.
  • Homestead Act (Cont.)

    Homestead Act (Cont.)
    I chose this event as one of my ten because I believe that this gave the goverment another incentive to send more people to West so they could learn to cultivate and produce food. they advertised it as easy and succesful but when people reached the West it was harder than advertised.