Early American History

By antking
  • Oct 31, 1451

    Christopher Columbus was an explorer

    Christopher Columbus was not the first person to sail to America Christopher Columbus was a European that sailed the seas to discover the unexpected island called America.
  • The Mayflower landed at Plymouth Rock

    The Mayflower was the ship that carried the Pilgrims to America. There were 102 passangers on board with a crew of 25-30. The trip took about 60 days in cramped quarters.
  • Von Steuben’s biography He hired a translator to yell, in English, at the his soldiers so they could understand him.

    He was born September 17 1730,in Madgeburg.He was a Officer for Prussian military at age 17.
  • Most fighting between France and Britain stopped

    The French and British both wanted control of the ohio river area for fur and timber trades in that region, this led to armed conflict, which led to struggle in France
  • After the French and Indian Wars, the British needed money to pay for the war. So they decided to tax the 13 colonies. Some men such as Samuel Adams, John Adams, and the Sons of Liberty felt it was unfair that they had to pay taxes to the king to pay fo

    On April 19, 1775, Britain’s General Gage’s plan was to send out regiments of British Soldiers stationed in Boston to Lexington. There they would capture Samuel Adams and John Hancock, and then march to Concord, where they would capture gunpowder.
  • The Declaration of Independence was written in June and July of 1776.

    There is something written on the back of the Declaration of Independence, but it isn't a secret map or code. Instead, there are a few handwritten words that say, "Original Declaration of Independence/ dated 4th July 1776"
  • Washington's army arrives at Valley Forge, PA

    2,500 soldiers died from many diseases Most soldiers died from Small Pox
  • Ben franklin was a inverter

    He died on april 17, 1790 he was 84 years old one of the the things he invented was the lighting rod