Historic moments in America

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  • 1419

    The Age of Exploration

    The Age of Exploration
    The Age of Exploration brought together Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Americas. There were to main types of exchange; Biological and Cultural.
  • 1492

    Columbian Exchange

    Columbian Exchange
    The Columbian exchange was the transmission of non-native plants, animals and diseases from Europe to the Americas and vice versa. It transformed Europeans and Native Americans Way of life advancing in agriculture production and evolution of warfare.
  • 1500


    created stronger economies by brining colonies and founding countries together. Mercantilism is the economic theory that trade generates wealth and is stimulated by the accumulation of profitable balances, which a government should encourage by means of protectionism.
  • 1556

    Black Legend

    Black Legend
    The Black Legend is a style of propaganda that criticizes the Spanish Empire, first described by Julian Juderias in his book, the legend infers that no good came of the period of exploration except for the gains of the Spanish
  • Pequot War

    Pequot War
    The primary cause of the Pequot War was the struggle to control trade. English efforts were to break the Dutch-Pequot control of the fur and wampum trade, while the Pequot attempted to maintain their political and economic dominance in the region
  • Triangular Trade

    Triangular Trade
    The Triangular Trade or also known as The Trans-Atlantic slave Trade was an important part of colonial economy because it was one of the only ways for the colonies to earn money. Colonies sent over agricultural goods to Great Britain. -manufactured goods were shipped over to Africa and traded for slaves. -British factories need it to create manufactured goods.
  • Great Awakening

    Great Awakening
    was a series of religious revivals that swept over the American colonies that were led by evangelical protestant ministers, the Great Awakening was sparked by a minister named George Whitefield. It united the 13 colonies; the democratization of religion.
  • French and Indian war

    French and Indian war
    The British victory in the French and Indian war had a great impact on the British Empire, the British had huge territorial claims in the New World.
  • Proclamation of 1763

    Proclamation of 1763
    The proclamation of 1763 prohibited American colonists from settling west of the appalchia.
  • Boston tea party

    Boston tea party
    Due to the Boston tea party the Tea Act was passed and granted the British East India Company a monopoly on tea sales in the American colonies.
  • Articles of Confederation

    Articles of Confederation
    The articles of confederation were created as a governing agreement among the 13 original colonies to fight the revolution and establish some limited federal power.
  • Shay’s Rebellion

    Shay’s Rebellion
    This was a rebellion among farmers in Massachusetts,The rebellion is important because it is seen as one of the major factors that led to the writing of the new Constitution.
  • Bill of rights

    Bill of rights
    Anti-federalist held that the bill of rights was necessary to safeguard individual liberty. The bill of rights serves to protect citizens from excess government power.
  • Cotton gin

    Cotton gin
    The cotton gin was a machine that separate a cotton seeds from cotton fiber. It was an important invention because it reduces amount of time it took to separate the seed from the cotton fiber .
  • Election of 1800

    Election of 1800
    Thomas Jefferson called to his election “the revolution of 1800” because it marked the first time that power in America passed from one party to another.
  • Westward Expansion

    Westward Expansion
    To Jefferson it was a key to the Nations health. He believe that a republic depended on an independent virtuous citizenry for it’s survival.
  • Louisiana purchase

    Louisiana purchase
    The Louisiana purchase added 827,000 square miles and doubled the size of the United States. It gave the US control of the Mississippi river in the port city of New Orleans.
  • War of 1812

    War of 1812
    Many Federalists believed that the War of 1812 was fought to help Napoleon in his struggle against Britain, and they opposed the war by refusing to pay taxes, boycotting war loans, and refusing to furnish troops.
  • Missouri Compromise

    Missouri Compromise
    The Missouri compromise admitted Missouri to the union as a slave state and Barred slavery from Louisiana territory north of the 36° 30 parallel.
  • Monroe Doctrine

    Monroe Doctrine
    The Monro doctrine asserted that the western hemisphere was not to be further colonized by European countries and that the United States would not interfere with existing European colonies nor in Europe it’s self.
  • Abolition

    Abolitionist were against slavery and discrimination there for the purpose of the abolitionist movement was to end slavery and I discrimination.
  • The Seneca Falls Convention

    The Seneca Falls Convention
    After the first convention at Seneca Falls came a historic document which was the declaration of sentiments this demanded equal social status for a woman including the right to vote.
  • Dred Scott V. Stanford decision

    Dred Scott V. Stanford decision
    Declared that slaves were not citizens and could not sue in federal courts.
  • Election of 1860

    Election of 1860
    The lection of 1860 was the most important and divisive presidential election in American history .Abraham Lincoln, the party's nominee in 1860, was seen as a moderate on slavery, but Southerners feared that his election would lead to its demise
  • Civil War

    Civil War
    The Civil War threatened to break up the United States. The north was not only fighting to preserve the union, it was fighting to end slavery.
  • Trans-continental Railroads

    Trans-continental Railroads
    Offered much transportation, which impacted the growth of the industrial Revolution. Carrying goods and people across the United States.
  • Election of 1876

    Election of 1876
    Was one of the closest races in American history. it tested the constitution and resulted in a compromise that ended Reconstruction in America.
  • Jim crow laws

    Jim crow laws
    Legalized segregation between blacks and whites.
  • Compromise of 1877

    Compromise of 1877
    It resulted in the United States Federal Government pulling the last troops out of the south and formally ended the Reconstruction Era.
  • Chinese Exclusion Act

    Chinese Exclusion Act
    This law restricted Immigration into the United States of an ethnic Working group.
  • Wabash Case

    Wabash Case
    declared that it was unconstitutional for states to regulate interstate comers. It showed need for federal regulation of interstate commerce.
  • Progressive Era

    Progressive Era
    The progressive Era movement covered social reform issues relating to female suffrage, education, working conditions, unionization, the problems of urbanization, industrialization and child labor.
  • sherman Silver Puchase act of 1890

    sherman Silver Puchase act of 1890
    this act was passed in response to the growing complaints of farmers' and miners' interests.
  • wounded Knee Massacre

    wounded Knee Massacre
    This massacre resulted in the death of perhaps 300 sioux men, women, and children. It was also the last major battle of the Indian..
  • Plessy v. Ferguson

    Plessy v. Ferguson
    advanced the controversial "separate but equal" doctrine for assessing the constitutionality of racial segregation laws.
  • WWI

    The allied troops created a peace treaty with Germany.
  • Red Scare

    Red Scare
    The Fear of red scare led to the government pursuit of suspected communist and socialist.
  • Prohibition

    Prohibition lead to many more unintended consequences, while the 18th amendment prohibited the manufacture sale and consumption of all alcohol.
  • Immigration act of 1924

    Immigration act of 1924
    This highly favored Northern Europeans and targeted non-whites and eastern European immigrants..
  • 21St admendement

    21St admendement
    this amendment repealed the 18th amendments, which legalized alcohol.
  • Truman doctrine

    Truman doctrine
    The Truman Doctrine provided American support for other nations threatened by soviet communism. It led to the formation of NATO, a military alliance that is still in affect today.
  • The Great Migration

    The Great Migration
    Had a huge impact on urban life in the United states.
  • The first sit-ins are hosted

    The first sit-ins are hosted
    Students from across the country came together to form the student nonviolent coordinating committee (SNCC). By the 1960s, the civil rights movement had gained strong momentum.
  • The freedom rides begin

    The freedom rides begin
    Sought to test the1960 decision by the Supreme Court in Boynton V. Virginia that segregation of interstate transportation facilities including bus terminals was unconstitutional.
  • The Gulf of Tonkin Resolution

    The Gulf of Tonkin Resolution
    Johnson's administration relied on the resolution to begin its rapid escalation of US military involvement in South Vietnam and opened warfare between North Vietnam and the United States .
  • The Voting Rights Act was Passed

    The Voting Rights Act was Passed
    The voting rights act overcame the legal barriers that prevent African-Americans from voting, under the 15th admendment.
  • Martin Luther king Jr. was assassinated

    Martin Luther king Jr. was  assassinated
    MLK dedicated to nonviolent struggle for racial equality in the United States. After his assassination riots irrupt it all over the country primarily in black urban areas.
  • War Powers Act

    War Powers Act
    It is designed to limit the executive power to wage war without congressional approval. It allows Congress to limit the presidents use of military forces.
  • Richard Nixon Resigns

    Richard Nixon Resigns
    Richard Nixon's support on the Watergate scandal cast and most of his political support. At the time of his resignation he was faced with a certain impeachment and removal from the office.
  • The Berlin Wall fell

    The Berlin Wall fell
    When the cold war began the spokesman for east Berlin's Communist Party announced a change in the cities relation with the west. One year after the Berlin wall fell the reunification of east and west Germany was official.
  • The Soviet Union collapsed

    The Soviet Union collapsed
    Due to the number of radical reforms that the Soviet president had implemented during his six years as the leader of the USSR. Gorbachev was disappointed in the dissolution of his nation and resigned from his job on December 25.
  • Oklahoma City Bombing

    Oklahoma City Bombing
    Timothy McVeigh detonated a massive truck bomb in front of the Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City.
  • September 11, 2001 Terrorist Attack

    September 11, 2001 Terrorist Attack
    9/11 mid-America more precautions to prevent future terrorist attacks. This caused serious economic damage gave nations in the Arab nations – hope for democracy.
  • The US Invaded Iraq

    The US Invaded Iraq
    This was known as the " Iraqi freedom operation". The United States attempted to establish a new government in Iraq, opposing the Baath party of Saddam Hussein.
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    The Persian Gulf war began

    When the Persian Gulf War began Kuwait & Iraq suffered enormous damage, and saddam Hussein was not forced from power