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History Class Timeline 2017-2018 Caleb Ghee

  • The Signing of the Deceleration of Independence

    The Signing of the Deceleration of Independence
    On July 4, 1776 in Philadelphia, 56 men signed the Deceleration of Independence. This was written to free the 13 colonies from the British rule. The British did not take this well, as they captured 5 men and tortured and killed them. More people had there houses burned losing everything they owned. Eventually the conflict between them sparked into the Revolutionary War, which the 13 colonies won.
  • Steamboat

    The Steamboat was made on August 22, 1787
  • The Louisiana Purchase

    The Louisiana Purchase
    On July 4, 1802 a purchase was made of the entire Louisiana territory for fifteen-million dollars. The French, at the time, owned the Louisiana territory. They were involved in a war with Spain, and needed money to finance this war. Thomas Jefferson wanted to buy the New Orleans port from Napoleon, Frances president. Napoleon wanted the money he offered, and made a counter sale of the entire territory. For just 3 cents an acre, Jefferson doubled the size of the United States.
  • Train

    The train was made in 1804
  • Lewis & Clark Journey

    Lewis & Clark Journey
    The Lewis & Clark Journey was on May 15, 1804. The party consisted of Lewis, Clark, and other strong travelers.The party was hired to travel into the newly bought Louisiana Territory. It took a year and six months to travel to the Pacific Ocean. Along the way, they met and recruited a translator named, Sacajawea. She helped the team travel, talking to other African American tribes, and leading them through short routes. The Rocky Mountains were the travelers biggest threat, as a member died.
  • Telegraph

    The telegraph was made in 1830
  • Texas Revolution

    Texas Revolution
    The Texas Revolution started on October 2, 1835, and ended on April 21, 1836. The whole controversy started when Americans moved onto Texas soil for new land. At the time, the Mexicans owned the territory, but allowed Americans to live there. The Mexican government had laws to abide by, which Americans did. Soon, the Mexican government implemented taxes onto the settlers of Texas. The Texans did not enjoy this application, and battled Mexico.
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    California Gold Rush

  • California Gold Rush

    California Gold Rush
    The California Gold Rush started on January 24,1848, and ended in 1855. The CA Gold Rush's uprising was when one man found a gold nugget in a river, Ever since that day, people from different countries around the world, traveled to CA to find gold. Many prospectors were not lucky enough to find gold, but if they did, they would profit in a huge manner. Prices for tools sky-rocketed, and people would kill others who had found gold,and then pay for other things they needed to finance the digging.
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    Civil War

  • Battle of Gettysburg

    Battle of Gettysburg
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  • Lee's surrender at Appomattox Courthouse

    Lee's surrender at Appomattox Courthouse
  • Lincoln's Assassination

    Lincoln's Assassination
  • Completion of the Transcontinental Railroad

    Completion of the Transcontinental Railroad
  • Telephone

    In 1876, the telephone was made
  • Lightbulb

    The light bulb was made in 1879
  • Automobile

    The automobile was created in 1885/1886
  • Radio

    The radio was made in 1895
  • Airplane

    The airplane was made on December 17, 1903
  • The 19th Amendment

    The 19th Amendment
    The 19th amendment in the Constitution of the United States, gave equal voting rights to both men and women. Before this amendment, only men had the right to vote
  • Television

    On September 7, 1927, the television was invented
  • The Attack at Pearl Harbor

    The Attack at Pearl Harbor
    On December 7, 1941, hundreds of Japanese fighter planes attacked the American naval base in Honolulu, Hawaii. More than 2,000 American soldiers lost their lives with more than 1,000 wounded. The day after the attack, Franklin Roosevelt declared war on Japan. Japanese allies, Germany and Italy attacked the US with Japan as well. This eventually became world war II, which America won.
  • VCR

    The VCR was made in 1956
  • March on Washington

    March on Washington
    On this day in history, more than 200,000 Americans marched to Washington DC to demand freedom. The main leader was Martin Luther King. He gave his famous "I Have a Dream" speech, to declare racial justice and equality for African Americans.
  • March on Washington

    March on Washington
  • Apple 2 computer

    Apple 2 computer
    The apple 2 computer was made in April of 1977
  • Atari 2600

    Atari 2600
    The atari 2600 was made on September 11, 1977
  • September 11, 2001

    September 11, 2001
    On this date Islamic terrorists hijacked four planes and and carried out suicide attacks. They flew two planes into the World Trade Center Towers. The third plane was flown into the Pentagon, and the last crashed in a field in Pennsylvania. During this event, almost 3,00 0 people lost their lives, and more than 6,000 were wounded.
  • Caleb's B-Day

    Caleb's B-Day
    Anniversary of the day I was born.