History project ch. 12-14

  • Election of 1828

    Election of 1828
    In 1828 Samuel Jackson won the election against John Adams after Adams won the election in 1824. Not even six months later, Jackson's wife, Rachel died of a heart attack. Before the election there was a political "war" between Adams and Jackson.
  • Publishing of the webster dictionary

    Publishing of the webster dictionary
    The webster dictionary was invented by Noah Dictionary who was a teacher and a lawyer. It was a guideline for the American spellings and included American slang.
  • Trail of Tears

    Trail of Tears
    The trail of tears was when the United States wanted to expand their land so they "kicked out" natives of their homes. The Americans forced them out of their homes by force and threatened to even kill for this matter. The natives had to move such as present day Oklahoma, Kansas, and Nabraska.
  • Battle of the Alamo

    Battle of the Alamo
    The battle of the Alamo was between the Texans and the Mexicans. The commander of the Texans was Sam Houston. The commander of the Mexicans was Santa Anna. After the Mexicans last five suvivers died the Texans won.
  • Lowell Massachusetts Girl's labor strike

    Lowell Massachusetts Girl's labor strike
    The Mass. girls labors strike was girls protesting about better working conditions. The girls even stopped working until they improved the working conditions. In 1837 jobs where scarce and workers were afraid to get in trouble.
  • Death of Joseph Smith Jr.

    Death of Joseph Smith Jr.
    When Joseph died he was running for president. Smith was murdured while waiting for the City Counsal in Carthage, Illinois. Joseph Smith was a Christian man and attended to many public scriptures. At the time of his death he was in jail when a mob of blackened faced men stormed in. They shot his friend in the face so Smith shot at the window and tried to run out but was shot many times and died when he hit the ground after he said,"Oh Lord my God!" and then he died a Christian man.
  • Fredrick Douglass published the first autobiography

    Fredrick Douglass published the first autobiography
    An autobiography is a description about your own life that you wrote yourself. Fredrick Douglass was a speaker who spoke about his experience as a slave. He spoke so well most people did not think he ever was a slave and that is why he wrote his autobiography.
  • Thoreau writes Walden

    Thoreau writes Walden
    Thoreau was a transcendentalist. A transcendentalsit is somebody who writes about how the Spiritual world is more improtant than the physical world. Basically they are saying you can not go to Heaven because of earthly matters, only if you beleive in Jesus and that he died for us on the cross. Walden was written by Thoreau when he lived in the woods for three years. His house only cost him 28 dollars to build. His book said people should live by their own standards.
  • Irish Potato Famine

    Irish Potato Famine
    The Irish Potato Famine is when in 1845 a disease came upon Ireland's most popular crop, the potato. A famine is a disease causing a shortage in food. By 1854 the famine killed about 1 million and 1.5 million to 2 million Irish people fled their homeland. The Irish then mad one forth of the population of Boston, New York, Baltimore, and Philadelphia.
  • End of the Mexican War

    End of the Mexican War
    On Febuary second the War of Mexico was over, The United States won the war and was given Texas and the Mexican Cession which was recieved through the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo. It contained a large chunck of the United States today.
  • Begenning of California Gold Rush

    Begenning of California Gold Rush
    A gold rush was when a lot of people move to a place because of gold. This all started when James Marshall found a lot of gold and a lot of people heard about it. So then everybody started digging in the river to find gold of their own.
  • Seneca Fall Convention

    Seneca Fall Convention
    The Seneca Falls Convention was a preseting of a complaint about women rights. This convention held around 200 men and women including Fredrick Douglass. It was held by two women by the names of Stanton and Mott. After one woman read the Declaration of Independence, it gave some women to create the Decleration of Sentiments which instead of saying all men are created equal, all women are created equal.