Environment and Geography

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  • Jan 1, 1491

    Hunting and Gathering

    Hunting and Gathering
    People who searched for food and planted food on their own lands.
  • Jan 1, 1491

    Native American Cultures

    Native American Cultures
    Native Americans had different ways of living due to the environment.
  • Jan 1, 1492

    Columbian Exchange

    Columbian Exchange
    Widespread transfer of animals, plants, culture, and diseases between the Old World and New World.
  • Mid-Atlantic Colonies

    Mid-Atlantic Colonies
    The geographical features of the rich farmlands, and numerous rivers let the colonists prosper.
  • Thirteen Colonies

    Thirteen Colonies
    New England - Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Connecticut
    Mid-Atlantic - New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware
    Southern Colonies - Virginia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia
  • Jamestown Colony Established

    Jamestown Colony Established
    Jamestown was the first permanent English Settlement in America. The unfamiliar climate, brackish water supply and lack of food, and prolong droughts led to May diseases and deaths.
  • Jamestown Cash Crop

    Jamestown Cash Crop
    Tobacco made Jamestown flourish. The fertile and very rich soil allowed Jamestown to sell many tobacco.
  • Pilgrims Survive 1st Winter

    Pilgrims Survive 1st Winter
    The winter was harsh and with lack of housing and other comforts led to many deaths. Natives taught the Pilgrims how to fish and plant corn to survive.
  • Beavers Wars

    Beavers Wars
    Wars fought against Natives for territory and fur.
  • King Philip's War

    King Philip's War
    A war between Natives and English colonists for land rights.
  • Bacon's Rebellion

    Bacon's Rebellion
    Slaughtered Native Americans in an effort to take their lands
  • Expansion of Tobacco

    Expansion of Tobacco
    The expansion of tobacco took more land from the Native Americans.
  • Colony of Pennslyvania

    Colony of Pennslyvania
    Founded in North America by William Penn
  • Salem Witch Trial

    Salem Witch Trial
    The Salem Witch Trial was only in Massachusetts. The signs of being a witch may have been caused by the plants in the area. Massachusetts weather made a fugue called ergot grow in rye. The symptoms of eating this fugus are the same as the signs of being a witch.
  • Chickasaw Wars

    Chickasaw Wars
    The French fought to secure there lands in the Mississippi River area.
  • French and Indian War

    French and Indian War
    British and French fought for control of eastern North Amercia
  • Pontiac's Rebellion

    Pontiac's Rebellion
    Pontiac urged his people to rise up against the British for their land.
  • Proclaimation Line of 1763

    Proclaimation Line of 1763
    A line that forbade all settlements to be made post a line drawn along the Appalachian Mountains.
  • Valley Forge

    Valley Forge
    Because of their location during the American Revolution, 2,500 American soldiers were killed beacause of the harsh winter.
  • Land Ordinance of 1785

    Land Ordinance of 1785
    The government of the U.S. would measure, divide, and distribute the land acquired from Great Britain north and west of the Ohio River at the end of the American Revolution.
  • Northwest Ordinance of 1787

    Northwest Ordinance of 1787
    Created the first organized territory. It separated lands from the Appalachian Mountains.
  • Manifest Destinty

    Manifest Destinty
    A term for the attitude during the 19th century period of American expansion that the U.S was destined to stretch from coast to coast.
  • Louisiana Purchase

    Louisiana Purchase
    The purchase of the Louisiana territory from France to the US.
  • Missouri Compromise

    Missouri Compromise
    Regulated slavery in the country's western terrioties.
  • Trail of Tears

    Trail of Tears
    The removal of Native Americans from their lands. They were relocated to other parts of the US.
  • Erie Canal

    Erie Canal
    Built to create a navigable water route from New York City and the Atlantic to the Great Lakes.
  • Catawba Nation

    Catawba Nation
    The colonists were able to get South Carolina from the Natives. The natives were moved from their lands.
  • California Gold Rush

    California Gold Rush
    Gold was found in California so many Amercians rushed to call to search for gold.
  • Compromise of 1850

    Compromise of 1850
    Defused a 4-year political confronation between slave states and free state. Texas surrendered New Mexico. California was now a free state..
  • Gadsden Purchase

    Gadsden Purchase
    An agreement between the U.S and mexico in which the U.S payed Mexico for a part of their land.
  • Kansas-Nebraska Act

    Kansas-Nebraska Act
    Allowed male settlers in the territories of Kansas and Nebraska to determine whether they would allow slavery in their territories.
  • Civil War

    Civil War
    A war between the Union (North) and Confederates (South) for the rights to own slaves or not.
  • Homestead Act of 1862

    Homestead Act of 1862
    Granted 160 ancres to any family that would agree to farm for 5 years.
  • Military Recontruction Act

    Military Recontruction Act
    Divided the 10 southern states into small military district.
  • US Purchases Alaska from Russia

    US Purchases Alaska from Russia
    Secretary of state William H Sewarrd purchased Alaska from Russia for $7.2 milliion
  • 1875 Discovery of Gold

    1875 Discovery of Gold
    Miners began setting in Sioux Indian tribes land.
  • US Annexes Hawaii

    US Annexes Hawaii
    Hawaii was only a territory until it became a state in 1959
  • Treaty of Paris

    Treaty of Paris
    Because of this, the US gained control of the Philippines.
  • Philippines War

    Philippines War
    Armed conflict between the US and the Filipino. The US no longer owned the Philipines because of this war.
  • World War II

    World War II
    WWII impacted agriculture since there was a higher demand for food.
  • Panama Canal

    Panama Canal
    A canal that connects the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean that provided a safer routes to the U.S.
  • Dust Bowl

    Dust Bowl
    Great Plains region suffered from drought. Dust storms forced people to leave for California.
  • Tennessee Valley Authority

    Tennessee Valley Authority
    The TVA brought jobs to rural south and created dams to prevent flooding on farmlands. Because of the TVA, it helped regulate hydroelectricty.
  • Hoover Dam

    Hoover Dam
    Helped harness water and hydroelectricity
  • Sunbelt States

    Sunbelt States
    Name given to South and West states because of the hot climate. People migrated to the South for air conditioning.
  • Aswan Dam

    Aswan Dam
    Since the US didn't help build it. Egypt siezed control of the Suez Canal, cuttiing off oil to the US
  • Environmental Protection Agency

    Environmental Protection Agency
    A government organization that worked to protect the environment
  • Problems with Oil

    Problems with Oil
    During the 21th century the United States had problems with the Middle East regarding Oil. This was an issue because if the United States was busy fighting countries that supplied them with oil, they wouldn't be able to use it in America.