History 151 Final Project

  • Period: Jan 1, 1300 to Jan 1, 1400

    European Population Growth

    After the black plague, Europe's population began to grow
  • Oct 12, 1492

    Christopher Columbus's First Voyage

    Christopher Columbus's First Voyage
    This voyage led to the interest in exploring the new Western World
  • The Creation of the Jamestown Settlement

    The Creation of the Jamestown Settlement
    The first American settlement to last after Roanoke
  • Tobacco Economy

    Tobacco Economy
    The strong demand in tobacco led to tobacco becoming a form of currency along with an increase in the need of slaves
  • Bacon's Rebellion

    A rebellion led by Nathaniel Bacon against Governer Berkely's orders
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    The Great Awakening

    Spiritual Revival of the colonies
  • Stono Rebellion

    First major rebellion by slaves, in which about one hundred settlers were killed
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    The Age of Enlightenment

    Cultural Uprising in America. Led to increased interest in technology, science, medicine, education, and politics
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    Seven Years War

    George WashingtonAlso known as the French and Indian War
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    Sugar, Stamp, and Currency Acts

    Taxes bestowed by Europe on Americans in order to pay back the debt that was caused by the Seven Years War.
  • Repealing of the Stamp Act

    Repealing of the Stamp Act
    Consider a victory by Americans
  • The Tea Act

    The Tea Act
    This act gave the company right to be able to export merchandise directly to the colonies without paying taxes. Having these privileges’ the company could undersell American merchants and monopolize the trade in tea. This act angered merchants about taxation; the law provided no new tax on the tea.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    fifty men of three companies posing as Mohawk Indians, went on the three ships, broke open the chests that were filled with tea, and dumped all of it into the harbor.
  • Bunker Hill

    Bunker Hill
    English and British were fighting because the English thought that the British were not fighting a real war. The place where they actually fought was called Breed’s Hill; the patriots suffered pretty severe causalities and decided to withdrawal. The British then decided in early 1776 that it wasn’t a good idea to have fought in Boston, because of the location.
  • Peace of Paris Treaty

    Ended the Seven Years War
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    Ordinances of 1784 and 1785

    The Ordinance of 1784 was when the western territory was divided into ten self-governing districts. This was based on a proposal that Thomas Jefferson had did. Each of these districts could petition Congress for statehood when the number of people equaled the number of free inhabitants. Then in 1785 the Congress created a system for selling and surveying the lands.
  • Northwest Ordinance

    Northwest Ordinance
    the Ordinance abandoned the ten districts and decided that it should be made into a single district. The new territory could possibly be divided into three to five territories. It was specific on the population only allowing 60,000 and a minimum for certain things, such as freedom of religion and the right to trial by jury.
  • Proposal of New Jersey Plan

    Proposed by William Patterson
  • The Great Compromise

    Franklin and a delegate from each state came up with a proposal known as “The Great Compromise” It was a two house legislature, in the lower house the states would be represented of the population, and each slave as three-fifths of a free person.
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    Quasi War

    Undeclared War fought between the French Republic and Americans at Sea
  • Turnpike Era

    Turnpike Era
    Creation of a public road running from Philadelphia to Lancaster
  • Invention of the Cotton Gin

    Invention of the Cotton Gin
    Eli Whitney's revolutionary invention
  • Whiskey Rebellion

    Whiskey Rebellion
    when farmers in western Pennsylvania raised a challenge to authority when they refused to pay taxes on the whiskey. They started to terrorize tax collectors in the region because of it. Hamilton urged Washington and he called for an army of 15,000 and led them into Pennsylvania. It quickly collapsed once the militiamen came.
  • Alien and Sedition Acts

    Acts created by the Federalists and 5th Continental Congress during the Quasi War
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    Jefferson's Embargo

    Restricted trade between America and foreign countries
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    Abraham Lincoln

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    Admission Of New States to the Union

    Union FlagThese states were Indiana, Mississippi, Illinios, and Alabama,
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    American Romantic Era

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    Factory Reform

    From the 1820-1830’s factory labor came primarily from the native-born population. However after the 1840’s the growing immigrant population became the most important new source of workers. That is because the new workforce would not complain about treatment or being overworked or any of that in the sense that they needed the money and they had to do what ever was needed to survive.
  • Missouri Compromise

    Missouri Compromise
    This compromise decided that Missouri would enter the American Union as a slave state.
  • The Erie Canal

    The Erie Canal
    The Erie Canal opened which many say was one of the greatest construction projects America has ever undertaken. The canal itself was simple it was a ditch forty feet wide and four feet deep, with towpaths along the banks for the horses or mules that were to draw the canal boats.
  • The White House Storm

    The White House Storm
    thousands of Americans from all over came to the United States capital to watch the inauguration of our new president Andrew Jackson. After the ceremony the people’s president had set up a public section at the white house that Americans could come and shake his hand. This quickly became overwhelming and the room became overflowing with people who wanted to shake his hand.
  • Indian Relocation

    Indian Relocation
    In the end of the 1830’s almost all of the Indian tribes and societies east of the Mississippi river have been removed and relocated to the west of the Mississippi. They went from having 100 million acres of land to 32 million acres and they received about $68 million in compensation.
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    Trail Of Tears

    Trail of TearsRemoval of Native Americans
  • Nullification Crisis

    Controversy over nullification final created a crisis When South Carolina responed to a tariff that it did not agree to.
  • Revolution of the Telegraph

    Revolution of the Telegraph
    Smauel F.B. Morse revolutionized the telegraph in 1837, however due to the panic of 1837, Morse was forced to wait until 1843 to show his creation,
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    Oregon Trail

    Oregon TrailTime of Migration to the West
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    Increase of Railroads

  • Amistad Case

    An extremely important step in Abolishment
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    Mexican War

    War over land between America and Mexico in which America gained a significant amount of land
  • Great Compromise of 1850

    Abolished Slave trade in the District of Columbia
  • Dred Scott vs Sanford

    Dred Scott vs Sanford
    Supreme Court Case in which a slave attempted to sue for his freedom and lost
  • Start of industrialization

    Start of industrialization
    By the time the civil war started, the United States had transformed itself from the rural country and moving forward. Most farmers were now part of a national and even international market economy.
  • Emancipation Proclamation

    Emancipation Proclamation
    Proclaimed that slaves were to be set free
  • Battle of Gettysburg

    Battle of Gettysburg
    The turning point of the Civil War
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    Reconstruction

    This was a period of time in which the South was to be changed and African Americans were to begin to play a role in the South
  • Creation of the Fourteenth Amendment

    This amendment allowed blacks to be considered citizens of America. This Amendment was created as part of the reconstruction era.
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    Immigration