Declaration of Independence to Declaration of War

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  • Declaration of Independence (U.S.A. Begins)

    Declaration of Independence (U.S.A. Begins)
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    American Revolution (USA vs Great Britain)

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    Articles of Confederation (Shays Rebellion)

  • Constitution Convention

    Constitution Convention
  • Constitiution

    Constitiution
    The Constitution is a formal document which was created by the Continental Congress, which at the time had delegates from all of the 13 colonies. This Constitution came upon after the Articles of Confederation had failed. This created a powerful government and made the 3 branches of the government, which we know as the Executive, Legislative, and Judicial.
    Helped the decisions made upon when trials or court cases came upon. Specialties in those branches could make decisions as fair as possib
  • 3/5 Compromise

    3/5 Compromise
    At the time it was more common that the northern states had less slaves than the southern states. So to win more votes and get more congressmen the southern states wanted the slaves to count in their population. The North didn’t like it because if the slaves couldn’t vote already why should they be counted as people. Representatives made the ⅗ Compromise which made it that for every five slaves they would count as three people.
    Slaves wanted to be counted as their own people, and not be a fra
  • Bill of Rights

    Bill of Rights
    Four years after the Constitution was created, Congress added ten new add ons to the Constitution, those amendments were then known as the Bill of Rights. A few examples that the Bill of Rights gave us where the freedom to press, speech, and religion, or to have our homes searched without a substantial reason.
    Slaves were not given the opportunity to these options, and they wanted to be able to speak their mind, which led them to the civil war.
  • Cotton Gin

    Cotton Gin
    A man named Eli Whitney created a machine that would help slaves pick out the cotton fibers from the seeds instead of doing it by hand, which they had to do before Eli Whitney created this device. What got Eli to make this machine was when he met Catherine Greene, a plantation owner, she explained and showed them how slow it took slaves to do it. After ten days Eli produced a wooden box with a metal looking comb to help pick out fibers. It went from getting 1 to 2 pounds of cotton cleansed a day
  • States Rights

    States Rights
    A now very famous man by the name of Thomas Jefferson came up with the idea that states would have the rights to act against a law if laws are constitutional. The states Kentucky and Virginia agreed and the laws written by Thomas Jefferson, but no other states sided with the two. It was said the issue would come back during the years leading up to the Civil War.
    Slaves wanted to be able to act against these rights and have a say if something was unconstitutional or not. Also slaves were used
  • The Louisiana Purchase

    The Louisiana Purchase
    Famous army leader Napoleon needed more money for his army, and was running low. So he decided to sell a big piece of land in the United States that include nowadays states of Louisiana, Arkansas, Missiouri, Iowa, Nebraska, South and North Dakota. Then Parts of Oklahoma, Kansas, Colorado, Wyoming, Montana and Minnesota. He sold it to Thomas Jefferson in 1803 for 15 million dollars.
    All of the new states could be parted as a slave state or free state, and they had to be split more more fair.
  • Nationalism

    Nationalism
    The period between the end of the War of 1812 in 1815 and the election of Andrew Jackson in 1828. This period of one party government soon deteriated into a nasty struggle of personalities. Even so many lasting actions came out from this time: the Missouri Compromise and the rise of the Democratic Party. Had to help lead to the civil war becuase lots of the nationalist groups such as slave owners thought they had power over everything, and that they did nothing wrong. Similar to Hilters Nazis.
  • Doctrine of Nullification

    Doctrine of Nullification
    Many of the southern/southeastern states did everything in their power to attempt to remove the Indians from their land. President Andrew Jackson had supported the laws and asked Congress to make the Indians move from their land. The law that was passed was called the Indian Removal Act. Indians located east of the Mississippi River were required to move to the west of the Mississippi River. The land there was unlivable as some would say. Lots of people supported this act, except for a now famou
  • Indian Removal Act

    Indian Removal Act
    Many of the southern/southeastern states did everything in their power to attempt to remove the Indians from their land. President Andrew Jackson had supported the laws and asked Congress to make the Indians move from their land. The law that was passed was called the Indian Removal Act. Indians located east of the Mississippi River were required to move to the west of the Mississippi River. The land there was unlivable as some would say. Lots of people supported this act, except for a now famou
  • Industrial Revolution

    Industrial Revolution
    What the Industrial Revolution did was switch us from workers making handmade products to machine making products. This let workers have less skill in which they could hire more of them, even kids could and would work her due to the lesser skill level.
    It would reduce the amount of slaves needed to make goods, and didn’t require much skill, which would also would be good because slaves don’t know how to read or write.
  • Nat Turner's Rebellion

    Nat Turner's Rebellion
    A slave by the name of Nat Turner got together a group of followers and killed 60 men, women, and children. Nat Turner was taken into custody, along with his followers.
    This woodcut was published in an 1831 due to the growth of the slave uprising. Also, after his rebellion, the Anti-slavery society was created on December 4th.
  • Mexican-American War

    Mexican-American War
    Many of the southern/southeastern states did everything in their power to attempt to remove the Indians from their land. President Andrew Jackson had supported the laws and asked Congress to make the Indians move from their land. The law that was passed was called the Indian Removal Act. Indians located east of the Mississippi River were required to move to the west of the Mississippi River. The land there was unlivable as some would say. Lots of people supported this act, except for a now famou
  • The Underground Railroad

    The Underground Railroad
    Groups called Anti-slavery societies were formed by people who were against slavery. These groups were more common in the North around the 1840’s. What they would do was they made something called the Underground Railroad to help slaves escape up North where slavery was hated. They were a series of safe houses and escape routes, usually marked by a flag or something so slaves could recognize it. Usually it was risky because it could be a trap just to take slaves back or you could die along the w
  • Compromise of 1850

    Compromise of 1850
    Just like the Missouri Compromise, California wanted to be its own state, but had the debate about whether being a slave state or free state. It became a free state after Henry Clay and Daniel Webster proposed the Compromise of 1850. The Compromise of 1850 said four things: Slave trade was abolished in Washington, DC. The Fugitive Slave law was passed. California said to the Union they were a free state. The Mexican Cession was divided into different territories, they could vote to allow is disa
  • Uncle Tom's Cabin

    Uncle Tom's Cabin
    Harriet Beecher Stowe, the author of Uncle Tom’s Cabin, was told by her sister that the Fugitive Slave Law was very disturbing, and how since Harriet was a great writer, she could make a book about the bad things on slavery. The book was about a slave owner Uncle Tom and a slave named Eliza. 300,000 copies sold its first year out in 1852.
    Turned many peoples minds about slavery, and since so many copies were sold, the book became well known and the slavery seemed to reduce.
  • Kansas-Nebraska Act

    Kansas-Nebraska Act
    Just like the Missouri Compromise, California wanted to be its own state, but had the debate about whether being a slave state or free state. It became a free state after Henry Clay and Daniel Webster proposed the Compromise of 1850. The Compromise of 1850 said four things: Slave trade was abolished in Washington, DC. The Fugitive Slave law was passed. California said to the Union they were a free state. The Mexican Cession was divided into different territories, they could vote to allow is disa
  • Missouri Compromise

    Missouri Compromise
    Just like the Missouri Compromise, California wanted to be its own state, but had the debate about whether being a slave state or free state. It became a free state after Henry Clay and Daniel Webster proposed the Compromise of 1850. The Compromise of 1850 said four things: Slave trade was abolished in Washington, DC. The Fugitive Slave law was passed. California said to the Union they were a free state. The Mexican Cession was divided into different territories, they could vote to allow is disa
  • John Browns Raid

    John Browns Raid
    Just like the Missouri Compromise, California wanted to be its own state, but had the debate about whether being a slave state or free state. It became a free state after Henry Clay and Daniel Webster proposed the Compromise of 1850. The Compromise of 1850 said four things: Slave trade was abolished in Washington, DC. The Fugitive Slave law was passed. California said to the Union they were a free state. The Mexican Cession was divided into different territories, they could vote to allow is disa
  • Election of 1860

    Election of 1860
    Just like the Missouri Compromise, California wanted to be its own state, but had the debate about whether being a slave state or free state. It became a free state after Henry Clay and Daniel Webster proposed the Compromise of 1850. The Compromise of 1850 said four things: Slave trade was abolished in Washington, DC. The Fugitive Slave law was passed. California said to the Union they were a free state. The Mexican Cession was divided into different territories, they could vote to allow is disa