United States History

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In History
  • Massacre at Mystic

    Massacre at Mystic
    This was when Connecticut soldiers under Captain John Mason set fire to the Pequot Fort near the Mystic River.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    This was a political protest against the British from the Americans. They were angry about the "taxation without presentation".
  • The Scalp Act

    The Scalp Act
    Gov. Robert Morris enacted this act. This was about making money off of certain genders and ages of scalp.
  • The Battles of Lexington and Concord

    The Battles of Lexington and Concord
    These two battles were the firsts of the Revolutionary War. The British tried sneaking up on the Americans, and they ended up losing terribly by retreating.
  • The Battles of Lexington and Concord

    The Battles of Lexington and Concord
    The night before April 19th, hundreds of British troops marched in Concord in hopes to seize an arms cache.
  • The Declaration of Independence is Signed

    The Declaration of Independence is Signed
    You may think the constitution was finished and signed on the 4th of July, but you're wrong. August 2nd is when the last two delegates signed the constitution. Among those signatures, John Hancock's was the largest on the document, making it forever remembered he was apart of it,
  • Winter at Valley Forge

    Winter at Valley Forge
    This was considered the worst 6 months of the Soldiers life. While marching into Valley Forge, many soldiers were just so hungry and so tired. When they eventually got there, many of them came dow with illnesses, got frostbite, and some even died.
  • The Winter at Valley Forge

    The Winter at Valley Forge
    These soldiers endured one of the most severe winters. They could have been abandoned by General George Washington, but he stayed with his men. Many died from hypothermia and diseases.
  • Benedict Arnold turns traitor

    Benedict Arnold turns traitor
    This man betrayed the US he was born into. He decided to fight for the british instead of his own country.
  • The Battle of Cowpens

    The continental army defeated the British army in Cowpens. The victory forced the British the retreat and gave America the confidence to win back the war.
  • Articles of Confederation are Ratified

    Articles of Confederation are Ratified
    This was made to find a way to get money for taxes. Not all states agreed which led to it falling. Then the constitution replaced it.
  • The Battle of Yorktown

    The Battle of Yorktown
    This was this last battle of the revolutionary war. The Americans, including George Washington, won the revolutionary war. This showed great achievements towards Washington, which led to the people to vote for him next year. Washing decided to go into retirement and bring the public into the situations in America. The whole reasoning for this battler, was to prove to the British they would capable of becoming independent.
  • The 3/5ths Compromise

    The 3/5ths Compromise
    agreement between delegates from the Northern and the Southern states at the United States Constitutional Convention (1787) that three-fifths of the slave population would be counted for determining direct taxation and representation in the House of Representatives.
  • 13th Amendment

    13th Amendment
    This amendment abolished slavery.
  • The Constitution is Ratified

    The Constitution is Ratified
    After the revolution, George Washington and his comrades decided there needed to be a new constitution. 38 out of 41 delegates signed the new constitution. Only 5 states ratified the new constitution. Later 3 more states signed. While Virginia and New York were the last two states to sign. Now, the new constitution is ratified.
  • Inauguration of President George Washington

    Inauguration of President George Washington
    When George was first inaugurated, he was worried about his position. He was very uncertain that he was the right man for the job. Part of his inauguration was that he got the 13 rifle salute. Everyone was very happy about George becoming the first president, but George himself was very worrisome about how he would do. He eventually overcame that feeling, and become a great leader.
  • The Death of George Washington

    The Death of George Washington
    George Washington had went out during the rain and snow, he came back home was was told he should change out of his wet clothes, but did not. The next morning he decided to go back outside. When he came home he had gotten very sick, and around 23 pints of blood was taken within 3 days. A few days later he passed in his bed.
  • Election of 1800

    Election of 1800
    This was the election between John Adams and Thomas Jefferson. This was a very hard-fought and emotional election. In the end Thomas Jefferson won.
  • Marbury vs. Madison

    Marbury vs. Madison
    This was the first time the US Supreme Court had declared an act of Congress Unconstitutional. Marbury got upset because Thomas Jefferson picked Madison instead of him.
  • Slave Trade Ends in the United States

    Slave Trade Ends in the United States
    This is a very important marking indicating that people now understand that color doesn't determine your position in this country.
  • Battle of Tippecanoe

    Battle of Tippecanoe
    Victory by US Troops led by General William Henry Harrison and they over took the Shawnee.
  • The USS Constitution defeats the HMS Guerriere

     The USS Constitution defeats the HMS Guerriere
    The USS constitution was considered to be made of "Steel walls" after they didn't get defeated by the HMS Guerriere.
  • The Battle of Baltimore

    The Battle of Baltimore
    When the American Army defeated the British Navy on Lake Champlain, it helped end the War of 1812 and showed the British the American could easily beat them.
  • The Battle of New Orleans

     The Battle of New Orleans
    This happened in hopes for the British to seize New Orleans. Andrew Jackson was the General of the US troops, which after victory he became the president of the US.
  • The Missouri Compromise

    The Missouri Compromise
    This was to put forth effort into compromising the slave and slave-free states.
  • The Election of Andrew Jackson

    Jackson was elected as the US President in 1828 because of his previous act as the US Army General.
  • Indian Removal Act

    Indian Removal Act
    This law as signed by President Andrew Jackson which would make all Native Americans move the west side of the US (Indian Territory)
  • Trail of Tears

    Trail of Tears
    This was the road that led all Native Americans from the east to the west side of the US. Many Natives died or suffered severe issues after walking this trail.
  • Nat Turner Rebellion

    Nat Turner Rebellion
    This was a rebellion of the Black Slaves. This rebellion was led by Nat Turner. The rebels killed between 55 and 65 people. 51 of which were white.
  • The Battle of the Alamo

    The Battle of the Alamo
    This was fought between Texas and Mexico. This occurred in Alamo, Texas. The Mexicans won and killed every Texan Soldier at the fort.
  • Mexico loses California, New Mexico, and Arizona

    Mexico loses California, New Mexico, and Arizona
    This happened during the Mexican-American War. This was when the US fought for the first time on foreign lands.
  • The Fugitive Slave Act

    The Fugitive Slave Act
    This was apart of the compromise of 1850.This act required al free slaves to return back to their owners even if they live in a free state.
  • Dred Scott Decision

    Dred Scott Decision
    This was where Dred Scott sued the government stating that he should be paid because he was a former slave, but now lives in a free state. The decision was overturned and they said that he couldn't sue since he was living in a free state.
  • The Dead Rabbits Riot

    The Dead Rabbits Riot
    The Dead Rabbits were a group of Irish immigrants. They ran this group which was the largest crime organization ever. They ended up feuded with the Bowery Boys, who were anti-Immigration. This resulted in one of New York's worst riots.
  • Abraham Lincoln Elected President

    19th Quadrennial Presidential election. This was a four-way contest; The republicans Lincoln and Hamlin won.
  • South Carolina secedes from the United States

    This was when the slave state SC decided to be not apart of the US.
  • The First Battle of Bull Run

    The First Battle of Bull Run
    Costed 3,000 plus Union casualties compared to 1,750 Confederates. The outcome of this war made false hopes for the Northerners.
  • Washington's Farewell Address

    Washington's Farewell Address
    In this farewell address, George urged colonists to not divide into party and to continue to be together as a whole.
  • Emancipation Proclamation

    Emancipation Proclamation
    This was issued by Abraham Lincoln and it was to free the slaves.
  • The battle of Gettysburg

    The battle of Gettysburg
    This was the turning point of the Civil War. The army of Potomac was far too weak compared to the Confederates. The union lost 23,000 people and the Confederates lost 25,000.
  • The Treaty at Appomattox Courthouse

    The Treaty at Appomattox Courthouse
    The confederate's lost to the Union at Appomattox Courthouse in Virginia.
  • The Ku Klux Klan is Established

    The Ku Klux Klan is Established
    This was a group of Confederation Veterans. They wanted to show white supremacy, since African Americans just got more freedom.
  • 14th Amendment

    14th Amendment
    Granted citizenship to all people who were born in America, including slaves.
  • John D. Rockefeller Creates Standard Oil

    John D. Rockefeller Creates Standard Oil
    He created oil for trains, and critics thought he created this just to gain money and popularity.
  • 15th Amendment

    15th Amendment
    This was the right for all citizens no matter their color, race, or previous condition of solitude to vote.
  • Alexander Graham Bell Patents the Telephone

    Alexander Graham Bell Patents the Telephone
    This invention made it so much easier to communicate with family, employers, and help with emergencies.
  • Battle of Little Bighorn

    Battle of Little Bighorn
    This was a battle where the native americans defeated the Us Troops. Yet the native americans had a big advantage because of thier horses and bulls.
  • The Great Oklahoma Land Race

    The Great Oklahoma Land Race
    This is when the US Government allowed white settlers onto the land of the middle of the US that wasn't occupied yet. This let people gain land and make new states.
  • Battle of Wounded Knee

    Battle of Wounded Knee
    Calvary kills 146 Soux at the wounded knee on the pine ridge reservation in South Dakota. During a shot was fired from either a Native American or soldier and the war broke out.
  • Ellis Island Opens to Process Immigrants

    Ellis Island Opens to Process Immigrants
    When Ellis Island opened, it gave so may families the opportunity for freedom and a new, better life for their children.
  • Ida Tarbell Publishes Her Article About Standard Oil

    Ida Tarbell Publishes Her Article About Standard Oil
    This woman wrote 19 articles about how standard oil was produced to aggressively and ruined the nature. She later ended up doing anything to fix it.
  • Plessy vs. Ferguson

    Plessy vs. Ferguson
    this was about racial segregation. This resulted from when Hommer Plesy refused to sit in the back of the train car.
  • The sinking of the USS Maine

    The sinking of the USS Maine
    The USS Maine was sent to Havana Harbor to protect the US during the Cuban War of Independence. The USS Maine exploded and sank. The Naval Units said it was sank due to an external explosion.
  • The Wizard of Oz (Book) is Published

    The Wizard of Oz (Book) is Published
    This was a book about a girl who gets lost from a tornado. This is considered to be based off of the gold standard.
  • Teddy Roosevelt Becomes President of the United States

    Teddy Roosevelt Becomes President of the United States
    He was the youngest president ever. He at first was nervous to become president because he felt like he wouldn't be as good as McKinley.
  • J.P. Morgan Founds U.S. Steel

    J.P. Morgan Founds U.S. Steel
    Finance by merging of Carnegies steel company with Elbert H. Gary's steel company, and William Henry Moores National Steer Company for $492 million dollars.
  • Ford Motor Company is Founded

    Ford Motor Company is Founded
    First motor production company to use an assembly line. Made cars more affordable and come out faster
  • Angel Island Opens to Process Immigrants

    Angel Island Opens to Process Immigrants
    This processing island gave more opportunity for Asian immigrants to settle in the US. It was more difficult to go through Angel Island because it was so far from the mainland, there were no workers, and it just wasn't running efficiently.
  • The 17th Amendment is Passed

    The 17th Amendment is Passed
    This allowed voters to directly vote for senators.
  • The 16th Amendment is Passed07

    The 16th Amendment is Passed07
    This established Congress' right to impose a Federal Tax.
  • The Empire State Building Opens

    The Empire State Building Opens
    This building was literally just made to win a race. The race for the world's tallest building.
  • J.Edgar Hoover Becomes Head of the FBI

    J.Edgar Hoover Becomes Head of the FBI
    This man was the best of the best in the FBI. He had the dirt on anyone you could ever think of. He stayed in the FBI for 37 years, he eventually died at 77 and had his secretary burn all of his files.
  • Mein Kampf is Published

    Mein Kampf is Published
    This was a manifesto written by Adolf Hitler.
  • Stock Market Crash Begins Great Depression

    Stock Market Crash Begins Great Depression
    There were way too many unemployed people of America who were trying to buy stock by getting loans from the banks. This ended in the crash of the stock market (black Tuesday) because of the overwhelming amount of people buying stock.
  • The Dust Bowl Begins

    The Dust Bowl Begins
    Known as the dirty 30s, the dust bowl was a severe drought throughout America. This lasted for almost a decade.
  • The Adoption of the Star Spangled Banner as the National Anthem

    The Adoption of the Star Spangled Banner as the National Anthem
    President Woodrow Wilson signed the papers to adopt this song as our National Anthem in 1931. After more than 100 years after it was composed, it was finally made the United States National Anthem.
  • Franklin Roosevelt is Elected President (1st Time)

    Franklin Roosevelt is Elected President (1st Time)
    Franklin Roosevelt beat President Herbert Hoover.
  • Adolf Hitler Become Chancellor of Germany

    Adolf Hitler Become Chancellor of Germany
    Hitler was elected following a series of electoral votes by the nazi party.
  • CCC is Created

    CCC is Created
    The CCC stands for the Civilian Conservation Corps. On April 5th this was guaranteed to be a part of the New Deal, establish by FDR.
  • WPA is Created

    WPA is Created
    This was apart of the new deal established by FDR. WPA stands for Work Progress America. This was supposed to give people work.
  • J.J. Braddock Wins Heavyweight Boxing Title

    J.J. Braddock Wins Heavyweight Boxing Title
    He won a 10-1 match. This was called the greatest fistic upset defeat of John Sullivan.
  • Olympic Games in Berlin

    Olympic Games in Berlin
    This was amazing for people all over the world, but the nazi party just used this event as propaganda success for the party.
  • Kristallnacht

    Kristallnacht
    This translates into the Night of Broken Glass. This was two nights where the nazis were going through jews houses and even non jews houses just incase they were hiding any. They also took all books from jews and non jews. There was also this infamous giant pile of books in the street and they were set on fire.
  • Grapes of Wrath is Published

    Grapes of Wrath is Published
    This book is about an immigrant farmer who had it rough farming during the great depression. This book was also published on an awful day in history. It was published 4 years on the day of the black Sunday storm, one of the worst storms of dust bowl storms.
  • Wizard of Oz Premiers in Movie Theaters

    Wizard of Oz Premiers in Movie Theaters
    This movie was premiered in Wisconsin because they believed it would fit the people that lived there more.This movie and book was banned for a while because government believe it wasn't right to make a story about a strong female character and make animals have human features.
  • The Battle of Britain

    The Battle of Britain
    This was a winning battle for Britain against Germany after the fall of France.
  • The Four Freedoms Speech

    The Four Freedoms Speech
    This was an address to the united states from FDR about freedom in America. He listed four things that are freedoms for Americans. Freedom of speech, freedom of want, and freedom of worship and freedom from fear.
  • The Bombing of Pearl Harbor

    The Bombing of Pearl Harbor
    This was a surprise bombing onto the US naval Bases by the Japanese. This happened at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii. This occurred just before 8:00am.
  • The Battle of Midway

    The Battle of Midway
    This was a time in WW2 where the Japanese were trying to overtake the US and turn it into a use for naval power. In the end the US used their Air force and well as their marines and beat japan and turned the tide for the rest of WW2.
  • The Battle of Stalingrad

    The Battle of Stalingrad
    This was a war of great soviet success. While Germany was trying to gain control of Russia, the Soviet Union already had it in the bag. Soon the Soviet stopped Germanys advances into Russia and turned the way for the allied forces in the ear.
  • Operation Torch

    Operation Torch
    This was an allied invasion of french North Africa.
  • Monuments, Fine Arts, and Archives Program

    Monuments, Fine Arts, and Archives Program
    This was a program to help protect cultural property during the war.
  • The Battle of Kursk

    The Battle of Kursk
    This was an embarrassing fail for Germany during this war. The Germans hadn't realized that the Soviet Union had time to precise their techniques. Soon Germany ultimately failed in trying to overthrow Russia for a second time.
  • D-Day (June 6th, 1944)

    D-Day (June 6th, 1944)
    This was an operations done by the American, British and Canadian troops. They all landed on a strip of beach in Normandy. They did this to defeat the German control.
  • The Battle of the Bulge

    The Battle of the Bulge
    Hitlers aim was the try and split the allies. As the germans may their way in ardennes, they formed into a big bulge like formation which was almost unstoppable. This lead to the costliest battle for the US with over 100,000 casualties.
  • The Battle of Iwo Jima

    The Battle of Iwo Jima
    This was a major battle between the US Marines and the Japan imperial army. This was one of the bloodiest battle in WW2. Over 21,000 Japan soldiers and at least 7,000 American Marines were killed.
  • The Battle of Okinawa

    The Battle of Okinawa
    This was a battle fought again by American Marines and Japanese soldiers. The Japanese were invading grounds for a while that they weren't supposed to. They then came onto Okinawa, an island that is also accompanied by other islands of Ryukyu.
  • The Death of Adolf Hitler

    This dead has many different conspiracy theories, but the one most people believe is that he is dead. That he killed himself in his secret bunker. Some believe he is still alive to this day. This actually gave much relief to those who survived the concentration camps and those who lost their own in those camps.
  • Atomic Bombing Nagasaki

    Atomic Bombing Nagasaki
    This was the second of two nuclear bombings in Japan by US Military.
  • The Death of FDR

    The Death of FDR
    FDR died in Georgia from a cerebral hemorrhage.
  • Battle of the Philippines

    Battle of the Philippines
    This was an earlier war and not many US soldiers died.
  • Atomic Bombing of Hiroshima

    Atomic Bombing of Hiroshima
    This was one of the two nuclear weapons bombing on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.