Important Events Before 1877

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    Important Events

  • Jamestown is established.

    Jamestown is established.
    Jamestown is significant to America because it was the first permanet settlement established. It set a starting point for America to grow as a country.
  • Pilgrims came to America

  • Mayflower Compact

    Mayflower Compact
    It was one of the first attempts at self-government in the English colonies. They were promising to follow the laws that they made
  • French and Indian War

    British soldiers fought against French soldiers and Native Americans. Native Americans joined in the battle against the British because they were afraid the British would take over their land.
  • Stamp Act

    Stamp Act
    This act put taxes on all sorts of papers, such as stamps, documents, etc. to pay off the debt of the 7 year war. The people then realized that this is not a fair law, This eventually led to the Boston Tea Party.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    it showed the American colonies had grown tired of taxation by the British and that they would eventually gain control of their own government. When the East Indian company was allowed to sell tea directly to America, the British insisted the tax be paid on it. This resulted in the dumping of tea cargoes into Boston Harbor.
  • Battles of Lexington & Concord

    Battles of Lexington & Concord
  • Declaration of Inderpendence Signed

    Declaration of Inderpendence Signed
    The Declaration of Independence was and still is so important to America because it formally declared that the thirteen colonies of North America were free and independent from British control. It was the basis for the American Revolution, and for the formation of the federal government and a new United States of America.
  • Battle of Saratoga

    Battle of Saratoga
  • Articles of Confederation

  • Constitution Signed

  • Constitution Ratified

  • Lousiana Purchase

    Lousiana Purchase
    It roughly doubled the size of the United States and gave us firm control of the Mississippi River, an important transportation source.
  • War of 1812

    War of 1812
  • Monroe Docterine

  • Annexation of Texas

    It let Texas become apart of the United States, seperating them from Spains control.
  • Lincoln Elected as President

    Lincoln Elected as President
    He is a great part of history because he helped a lot to free slaves in the United States. He also wrote a very important document called the Emancipation Proclamation which stated that slaves should be freed
  • Begining of Civil War

    The civil war was important because it set the stage for the freeing of slaves, made the nation a stronger whole, and improved many aspects of daily life (health care, banking systems, farming and city life.)
  • Emancipation Proclamation

  • Assasination of Lincoln