Elizabeth liles/ Haley Maher Timeline

  • Aug 26, 1492

    Columbus Sails the Ocean Blue

    Columbus Sails the Ocean Blue
    Isabella and her husband gave Columbus three ships named the Nina, Pinta, and Santa Maria. Columbus was seeking a western route to Asia reaching San Salvador Island in the Caribbean. And thus for America was found. this is important because he would have never discovered american and we would not be living here.
  • Slavery took root

    Slavery took root
    Black slavery took root in the American colonies slowly. Historians now know that small numbers of Africans lived in Virginia before 1619, the year a Dutch ship sold some twenty blacks (probably from the West Indies) to the colonists. This is important because it was the way society worked back then, slavery wasn't a good thing,but it was an important part of our history.
  • Pilgrams make a New World

    Pilgrams make a New World
    Late in the sixteenth century, some Puritans, became convinced that the Church of England was so corrupt that they withdrew from it and set up their own congregations. In 1609, a group of separatists (later known as Pilgrims) fled from England to Holland, eager to escape the corrupting wickedness around them. In his classic History of Plymouth Plantation, the Pilgrim leader, explains why the Pilgrims decided to leave.
    This is imortant because we would not live in america.
  • Quakers protest against slavery

    Quakers protest against slavery
    Quakers in Pennsylvania issue a formal protest against slavery in America. Drafted by Francis Daniel Pastorius and signed by himself and three others, the petition stated: “There is a saying that we shall doe (sic) to all men like as we will be done ourselves; making no difference of what generation, descent or colour they are.” This is important because the Quakers brought the prophanity of slavery to attention.
  • Benjamin Franklin's born

    Benjamin Franklin's born
    January 17th Benjamin Franklin is born in Boston. In November, South Carolina establishes the angelian church as its official church. This is improtant because Benjamin Franklin invented many things we still use today.
  • The Boston Tea Party

    The Boston Tea Party
    The Boston Tea Party was a direct action by colonists in Boston, against the British government and the monopolistic East India company that controlled all the tea coming into the colonies. On December 16, 1773, after officials in Boston refused to return three shiploads of taxed tea to Britain, a group of colonists boarded the ships and destroyed the tea by throwing it into Boston harbor. This is important because after the protest of the tea party the people were taxed more fairly.
  • The Decleration of Independence

    The Decleration of Independence
    The Declaration of Independence was a statement adopted by the continental congress, which announced that the 13 American colonies then at war with Great Britain regarded themselves as independent states, and no longer a part of the British Empire. Written primarily by Thomas Jefferson, the Declaration was a formal explanation of why Congress had voted on July 2 to declare independence from Great Britain. This is important because this stated that we would be independent.
  • Franco- American alliance

    Franco- American alliance
    The Franco-American alliance refers to the 1778 alliance between Louis XVI's France and the United States, during the American Revolutionary War. It was a military pact in which France provided arms and money, and engaged in full-scale war with Britain. This is important because it prevented anymore wars with France.
  • Washington becames first President

    Washington becames first President
    Washington becomes first president. He was elected to be the first American president. This is important because we need to have someone in charge in the case of hard times back then.
  • The Bill of Rights

    The Bill of Rights
    The bill of Rights was created. A bill of rights is a list of the most important rights of the citizens of a country. This is important becaise the Bill of Rights stated all the rights for the people of America. It gave us freedom, yet laws.
  • Thomas Jefferson elected president

    Thomas Jefferson elected president
    February 11. The electors' votes for president are officially opened and counted in Congress, which already knows that the vote is tied between Jefferson and Aaron Burr. The House of Representatives meets separately and continues balloting for six days. On February 17, on the thirty-sixth ballot, Jefferson is elected president and Aaron Burr becomes vice president. This is important because Thomas Jefferson was one of our many wonderful leaders.
  • The Louisiana purchase

    The Louisiana purchase
    The Louisiana Purchase encompassed all or part of 15 current U.S. states and two Canadian provinces. They purchased most of the south eastern states including missouri. This is important because the fine state of Missouri would have never been bought.
  • The Underground Railroad

    The Underground Railroad
    The Underground Railroad, a vast network of people who helped fugitive slaves escape to the North and to Canada. Rather, it consisted of many individuals -- many whites but predominently black -- who knew only of the local efforts to aid fugitives and not of the overall operation. Still, it effectively moved hundreds of slaves northward each year -- according to one estimate, the South lost 100,000 slaves between 1810 and 1850. This is important because slaves are now free.
  • The Panic of 1837

    The Panic of 1837
    Depression begins with "Panic of 1837"The Panic of 1837 was a financial crisis in the United States built on a speculative fever.[1] The end of the Second Bank of the United States had produced a period of runaway inflation, but on May 10, 1837 in New York City, every bank began to accept payment only in specie (gold and silver coinage), forcing a dramatic, deflationary backlash. This is important because it affected the way people lived during that time.
  • Civil War

    Civil War
    The American Civil War (1861–1865) was a civil war in the United States of America. Eleven Southern slave states declared their secession from the United States and formed the Confederate States of America ("the Confederacy") to fight for independence. this is important because we now have our independence from this war
  • First car was made

    First car was made
    The Ford Model T is an automobile that was produced by Henry Ford's Ford Motor Company. The Model T set the historic year that the automobile became popular. It is generally regarded as the first affordable automobile, the car that opened travel to the common middle-class American; some of this was because of Ford's innovations, including assembly line production instead of individual hand craft. This is important because this invention formed the way we use transportation today.
  • WWI

    World War I (WWI), which was predominantly called the World War or the Great War from its occurrence until 1939, and the First World War or World War I thereafter, was a major war centred in Europe that began on 28 July 1914 and lasted until 11 November 1918. It involved all the world's great powers,[ which were assembled in two opposing alliances: the Allies and the Central Powers originally centred around the Triple Alliance. This is important because it was a world war it effected
  • JFK assassinated

    JFK assassinated
    John Fitzgerald Kennedy, the thirty-fifth President of the United States, was assassinated at 12:30 p.m. Central Standard Time (18:30 UTC) on Friday, November 22, 1963, in Dealey Plaza, Dallas, Texas. Kennedy was fatally shot and killed while traveling with his wife Jacqueline, Texas governor John Connally, and the latter's wife, Nellie, in a Presidential motorcade. This is important because Kennedy was a great president and did some great things for the United States.
  • 9/11

    A series of four coordinated suicide attacks upon the United States on Tuesday, September 11, 2001. On that morning, terrorists hijacked four commercial passenger jet airliners. The hijackers intentionally crashed two of the airliners into the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in New York City, killing everyone on board and thousands of those working in the buildings. This is important because it was a very unpleasent,but historictal moment for the United States, it is still reconized today
  • Bin Laden's death

    Bin Laden's death
    In a late-night appearance in the East Room of the White House, Mr. Obama declared that “justice has been done” as he disclosed that American military and C.I.A. operatives had finally cornered Bin Laden, the leader of Al Qaeda, who had eluded them for nearly a decade. American officials said Bin Laden resisted and was shot in the head. He was later buried at sea. this is important because he was the leader of Al Qaeda which was a big threat to the United States.