CMA Mission 1

  • Colonization

    It didn't happen in just one year. Colonization attempts started in 1584 when Amadas and Barlow came to Roanoke Island in what is now North Carolina. Another expedition was sent in 1585, and another in 1587. The 1587 colony has come to be known as the lost colony. In 1603 Jamestown in Virginia was settled (but not without many problems). After that there was a succession of colonization voyages (Mayflower, etc.) throughout the 17th and 18th centuries.
  • Revolutionary War

    Revolutionary War
    PictureThe first shot of the Revolutionary War was shot on April 19, 1775 in Lexington Massachutes. The main things that led too the revolutionary war were neglect, mercantile system, French and Indian War, taxes and violations to civil liberties. The colonists moved to declare their independence, raise a military, and form a new government to manage the course of the war. The likelihood that Americans were going to win were improbable. The British signed the Treaty of Paris in 1783, ending the war and
  • Remember The Ladies

    Remember The Ladies
    PictureAbigail Adams wrote to John Adams to not forget about the ladies and their rights. She said, "I desire you would remember the Ladies ...Do not put such unlimited power into the hands of the Husbands. Remember all Men would be tyrants if they could" So she wanted the ladies to be able to have some power but definetely not all men have all the ultimate power. Sadly, African Americans wouldnt get their right to vote till the 15th Ammendment and the Women would have to wait until the 19th in 1920.
  • Federalists No. 9

    The author of the document was Alexander Hamilton.Hamilton felt the ratification was neccessary because he believed the federal government could wrk on a national scale.The Federalists No. 9 was addressed to the people of New York. "From the disorders that disfigure the annals of those republics the advocates of despotism have drawn arguments, not only against the forms of republican government, but against the very principles of civil liberty."
  • Bill of Rights

    Bill of Rights
    PictureThe first 10 amendments were ratified on this day. The Bill of rights shows to the nation what their rights are. Some of these are the freedom to free speech, press, and the right to assemble and petition the government. This is just the first ammendment. This laid out what our countries rights are.
  • Westward Expansion

    Westward Expansion
    Picture and textThe boundaries of many of the original States, as constituted by their charters, extended to the Pacific Ocean; but in practice they ceased at the Mississippi. Beyond that river the territory belonged, by discovery and settlement, to the King of Spain. All the territory west of the present boundaries of the States was ceded by them to the United States
  • Trail of Tears

    Trail of Tears
    PictureThe Trail of Tears is the trip that the Native Americans had to take to move westward. Their issues started when President Andrew Jackson signed the Indian Removal Act. The cherokees went to court and later were Identified as their own nation,but the Indians were still forced to move westward on what is now called the Trail of Tears.
  • Manifest Destiney

    Manifest Destiney
    Where I got my InformationDuring the 1840’s the quest for a better chance and more living room, continued to excite the American imagination. By 1860 some 4.3 million people had settled in the trans-Mississippi West. Most of these settlers and adventures sought out to exploit the many economic opportunities afforded by the new lands. It was not until after 1850 that serious territorial issues arose between the US government and the Native American tribes.
  • Gold Rush

    Gold Rush
    PictureIn January 1848, James Wilson Marshall discovered gold while constructing a saw mill along the American River northeast of present-day Sacramento. S. Shufelt was one of those gold-seekers. Mr. Shufelt reveals his motivation when he tells his cousin that: "I have left those that I love as my own life behind and risked everything and endured many hardships to get here. I want to make enough to live easier and do some good with, before I return."
  • Homestead Act

    Homestead Act
    pictureOn May 20, 1862, Congress passed the Homestead Act, opening up 80 million acres of land in the western territories for settlement. Previously, Americans had regarded the Great Plains region as an uninhabitable wasteland, not suited for development. The signing of the Homestead Act in 1862 opened the region to organized settlement. Government awarded homesteaders 160 acres of land for a $10 registration fee.