Lousiana purchase

History Class Timeline 2017-2018

  • 776 BCE

    The Invention of Cheesecake

    The Invention of Cheesecake
    Cheesecake was believed to have been first served at the 776 B.C Olympics in ancient Greece. They served it to the athletes because it was believed to be a good source of energy.
  • The Signing of the Declaration of Independence

    The Signing of the Declaration of Independence
    This was the day that the document that signifies that we are a free country with our own laws and independence was signed.
  • The Louisiana Purchase

    The Louisiana Purchase
    When Thomas Jefferson was president, he made a deal with Napoleon that got the United States 282,000,000 square miles of the French Territory. Since France was having financial problems, and war was upon them, they needed the money. Therefore, they sold the entire territory of Louisiana, for less than 3 cents an acre, to Thomas Jefferson for $15 million. This doubled the USA and gave us control of the Mississippi River.
  • Invention of the Train

    Invention of the Train
  • Lewis and Clark Expedition

    Lewis and Clark Expedition
    Meriwether Lewis and William Clark went on expedition in the newly purchased Louisiana Territory. The land at the time was uncharted and was a mystery to everyone except the Native Americans that lived their. Lewis' and Clark's mission was to create maps of the territory and to discover plants and animals new to the science of that time.
  • Invention of the Steamboat

    Invention of the Steamboat
    In 1807, Robert Fulton invented the first steamboat called the Clermont.
  • Underground Railroad

    Underground Railroad
    The Underground Railroad was a system where Harriet Tubman, and many other "conductors, would help to escort slaves to the free states. This was not an actual railroad but just a a term, or code, used to refer to the system.
  • Texas Revolution

    Texas Revolution
    On October 2nd, 1835, the Spanish allowed Americans to settle in Texas (which was owned by Mexico at the time). The Spanish wanted the Americans to populate Texas so that Mexican citizens wouldn't have to. When the land in Texas was populated by Americans, the Spanish wanted the Americans to move out of Texas. The Americans wanted to keep Texas, so they went to war with Mexico and won.
  • Invention of the Telegraph

    Invention of the Telegraph
  • The Donner Party

    The Donner Party
    In the Spring of 1846, the Donner Party decided to take a "shortcut" to the West, but this ended up adding more time to their journey. During their trip through the mountains, they got caught in a snow storm that halted their journey. During the time that they were stuck in the mountains and ran out of food. After eating bark, dirt, and other non-food items, they decided that their best chance of survival was to eat the dead. In other words, they turned to cannibalism.
  • California Gold Rush

    California Gold Rush
    In the 1840's and the 1850's, people from all over the world were flocking to California in hopes of getting rich. At the time, many prospectors were finding gold in California, but only a lucky few got rich. Although not many made it big from the gold, many people did make a lot of money by establishing restaurants, shops, and other businesses. Since there was an influx of people coming to California, many of the businesses there got a ton of business, therefore getting them lots of money.
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    California Gold Rush

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    Civil War

  • Battle of Gettysburg

    Battle of Gettysburg
    This was a monumental war fought in the Civil War. Since this was the farthest war fought North, the Union had the home turf advantage, but that battle was not easily won. After three days of fighting and many casualties, the Union won the battle. This was the battle that could have changed the outcome of the world in the South's favor if they had won.
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  • Lee's Surrender at Appomattox Court House

    Lee's Surrender at Appomattox Court House
  • Lincoln's Assassintion

    Lincoln's Assassintion
  • The Completion of the Transcontinental Railroad

    The Completion of the Transcontinental Railroad
  • Invention of the Telephone

    Invention of the Telephone
    In 1876 Alexander Graham Bell and Antonio Meucci created the first telephone.
  • Invention of the Electric Light bulb

    Invention of the Electric Light bulb
  • Invention of the Automobile

    Invention of the Automobile
    In 1885, Karl Benz was the first person to successfully create an automobile
  • Invention of the Radio

    Invention of the Radio
    Guglielmo Marconi invented the first feasible radio in 1895
  • Invention of the Airplane

    Invention of the Airplane
    The Wright Brothers were said to invent the airplane on December 19th, 1903. Even though they were the ones to make the dream a reality many others, such a Leonardo DiVinci, had the idea of a “flying machine” before them.
  • Invention of the Television

    Invention of the Television
  • Attack at Pearl Harbor

    Attack at Pearl Harbor
    Japanese fighter planes attacked Pearl Harbor which killed more than 2,000 Americans, hurt 1,000, destroyed over 300 planes, and demolished 20 naval vessels. This caused Theodore Roosevelt to start a war against Japan which got us involved in World War II.
  • Invention of the VCR

    Invention of the VCR
  • March on Washington

    March on Washington
  • Invention of the Apple 2 Computer

    Invention of the Apple 2 Computer
  • Invention of the Atari 2600

    Invention of the Atari 2600
  • Women's Soccer in the Olympics

    Women's Soccer in the Olympics
    Women's soccer was officially introduced as an Olympic sport.
  • 9/11

    A terrorist group crashed planes into the world trade center and the pentagon killing nearly 3,000 people and destroying both twin towers in the process.
  • My Birthday

    My Birthday
    The day that I was brought into the world.