Historic Events Before 1877

  • Period: Jan 1, 1400 to

    Historic Events Before 1877

  • Aug 3, 1492

    Christopher Colombus

    Christopher Colombus
    Christopher Colombus was the explorer that found North America in 1492. It's obvious why that would be important to U.S. history; if Christopher wasn't born, wasn't funded to go on his journey, or didn't decide to go the route he planned he wouldn't have found the land soon to be called North America; which would have made America's entire history shift so nothing would be as we know it ot be today.
  • Pilgrims

    The Pilgrims were coming from Britain and had established the Plymth colony. This was important, because this was when people first came over to colonize America, and they brought the relion Christianity with them.
  • Mayflower Compact

    Mayflower Compact
    The Mayflower Compact was the first document of the Plymth colony. It was significant because the people were demanding the freedom to practice whatever religion they pleased wanted to practice.
  • French and Indian War

    French and Indian War
    The French and Indian War was about a seven year long war between Britain and America against the French and Native Americans. It's important because of the Treaty of Paris that opened up a port of all ports in Miissippi.
  • Stamp Act

    Stamp Act
    The Stamp Act was where colonial American boycotted against Britain, because they were abusing their rights of being taxed without consent meaning America was being taxed without getting any say against it. This is important because it showed that Britain was being rebelled against by America.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    The Boston Tea Party was a rebellion against the British government and all the taxes they made America pay. It's an important issue because it displayed that America was starting to have colonial rebellions and boycotts against Britain.
  • First Continental Congress

    First Continental Congress
    The First Continental Congress was a meeting with one or two delegates from each of the thirteen colonies. This was an enourmous event in history, because this was the first ever unified version of a government.
  • Battles of Lexington & Concord

    Battles of Lexington & Concord
    These were the first battles of the American Revolution fought against the British. These battles are important to history, because it proclaimed that there was a war between Britain & the thirteen British colonies that were stationed in North America.
  • Declaration of Independence

    Declaration of Independence
    it was the document that established that the American colonies no longer wanted to be a part of Britain therefore they considered themselves no longer a part of British property. It's extremely important to history, because July 4, 1776 was the day that America was its own country that didn't belong to anyone else.
  • Battle of Saratoga

    Battle of Saratoga
    This specific battle wasn't supposed to be won by America, but they did win and it became the turning point in the American Revolution. That's why it's so important; it was the point when we received help from the French, won more battles against the British, and ultimately won the war.
  • Articles of Confederation

    Articles of Confederation
    The Articles of Confederation was the first idea on how the government was going to base it's ideals. It's important to history, because without this document America's govenrment wouldn't know how to operate the way it does today.
  • Battle of Yorktown

    Battle of Yorktown
    The battle of Yorktown was the last successful battle that America won in the American Revolution. This battle important to history, because it meant the end of the war and America had won.
  • Treaty of Paris

    Treaty of Paris
    The Treaty of Paris was an agreement between the British, French, and American that ended the American Revolutionary War. It's important in history, because without this treaty Britain might have much more influence over our country in modern day life.
  • Constitution

    The Constitution is the one overpowering law over the United States. It's important to history, because it's the framing of the government that organizes all of America.
  • Federalists Papers

    Federalists Papers
    The Federalists Papers are a series of essays that brought together America. It's important to history, because without these papers there would've never been a Constitution.
  • Louisiana Purchase

    Louisiana Purchase
    The Louisiana Purchase was land that America bought from France. The Louisiana Purchase was important in history, because it almost doubled the size of America.
  • Missouri Compromise

    Missouri Compromise
    The Missouri Compromise was an agreement that the North would have no slavery while the South accepted slaves. This agreement is important in history, because it prevented a civil war from breaking out in the United States.
  • Nullification Crisis

    Nullification Crisis
    South Carolina basically didn't want to pay any of their tariffs, so President Andrew Jackson had to take drastic calls in order for South Carolina to finally coroperate. This is important in history, because the Nullification Crisis is the first time when a state had challenged their authority.
  • Annexation of Texas

    Annexation of Texas
    This is important to American History because it gave the U.S. even more land, but America had to buy off Texas's debts and went to war with Mexico along the way.
  • Compromise of 1850

    Compromise of 1850
    The Compromise of 1850 was important because it was a set of bills that prevented America from having a civil war while it was in the middle of the Mexican War.
  • Kansas Nebraska Act

    Kansas Nebraska Act
    The Kansas Nebraska Act is an act that basically replaced the Missouri Compromise of 1820. The act allowed people to vote if they wanted to keep slavery or not allow it all. This is important becase Amercians started to realize that the South wanted to keep and enlarge the amount of slavery they already posessed.
  • Beginning of the Civil War

    Beginning of the Civil War
    The Civil War wqs a war fought in America over the issue of slavery. If this war wasn't fought slavers might still have made up the most of the population in the south as it did back in 1861; which is why this war was so important for history.
  • Emancipation Proclamation

    Emancipation Proclamation
    The emancipation proclomation is the order isued by Abraham Lincoln that stated all slaves in America were free. This is important because Lincoln knew that none of the slaves would become free, but that he would gain more support to win the war.
  • 13th Amendment

    13th Amendment
    The 13th amendment abolished slavery officially in the United States. This is an important event in history because if this amendment wasn't passed then slaves would still be allowed in America today; which would be demolishing all the rights African Americans have earned since then.