L. Leaman, Period 5

  • Eli Whitney

    Eli Whitney is an American inventor and he created the cotton gin. He was born on December 8, 1765 and died January 8, 1825. He went to Yale College for his education. The cotton gin was a major invention during the Industrial Revolution because it made cotton into a profitable crop which strengthened the economic foundation of slavery in the U.S.
  • Declaration of Independence

    The Declaration of Independence is the announcement of when the thirteen American colonies regarded themselves as the newly independent thirteen colonies and are no longer apart of the British Empire.
    This is important because it says that the American colonies are no longer under the rule of Great Britain and were a new country.
  • Initial Signing of the Consitiution

    The Constitution was signed by 38 out of the 41 delegates at the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia. It replaced the Articles of Confederation. It states all the rights the citizens of the United States have.
    The Constitution is important to the U.S. because without it, people could do whatever they wanted and there would be nothing wrong with it.
  • California Gold Rush

    The California Gold Rush begn on January 24, 1848 and lasted until 1855 when gold was found by James W. Marshall at Sutter's Mill in Coloma, California. The news of the gold brought about 300,000 people to CA from all over the UNited States. Approximately half of the people arrived by sea and the other half came by land. Gold-seekers were called forty-niners.
  • Homestead Act

    The Homestead Act was signed into law by President Abraham Lincoln. This law encouraged Western Migration by providing settlers with 160 acres of land.
  • General Lee Surrenders

    General Lee and the Confederate surrender to the North in Virginia. They are in Appomattox Courthouse. This now means that the war is over.
  • President Lincoln's Assassination

    President Abraham Lincon was shot by John Wilkes Boothe. Lincol was watching a play at Ford's Theater when Boothe snuck in and shot him in his head. Doctors worked on Linclon for many hours until he died on April 15, 1865.
  • Battle of the Little Big Horn

    The Battle of the Little Big Horn began in 1876. Sioux and Cheyenne Indians left their reservations, outraged over the intrusions of the whites into their sacred land. They gathered in Montana with Sitting Bull to fight for their lands.
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    The Great Depression

    The Great Depression began when the stock market crashed. It was the longest, deepest and most widespread depression of the 20th century. Personal income, tax revenue, profits and prices dropped 50%. Unemployment in the U.S. rose to 25%. The Depression lasted longer in some countries and were worse than others.
    It made an influence on the United Staes because it is a reminder that our economics should stay in stock so we will not go through another Great Depression.
  • Eruption of Mt. St. Helens

    This was a major vocanic eruption that occered at Mount St. Helens in the state of Washington. It was the only significant one to occur in the U.S. since 1915. Fifty-seven people died and it cause about 1.1 million dollars in property damage. The ash was deposited in 11 states and 5 Candian provinces.
    It is influential because it became the most economically destructive event in U.S. history and it is a big part of our nation's history.
  • My Birthday

    I was born at Women's and Babies. I live with my parents and 2 younger brothers, Koy who is in 5th grade, and Kane who is in 2nd grade. I also have a dog, Piper, who is almost 6 years old. I love ice hockey, lacrosse and field hockey.
  • Terrorist Attacks of September 11, 2001

    On September 11, 2001 the Twin Towers and the Pentagon were attacked. Planes were hijacked by terrorists from Saudi Arabia. The World Trade Center and the Pentagon were attacked. Another plane that was hijacked crashed in Shanksville, PA.
    The attacks of 9/11 made the United States stronger as a nation which is important.
  • "I Have a Dream"

    Martin Luther Kind Jr. delivered this speech on August 28, 1963, to end racism. He gave this speech on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. It was later named as "The Cicil Rights Movement". This is important to the U.S. because if Martin Luther King Jr. did not give this speech, the blacks and the whites would probably still not get along and the blacks could stll be treated very badly.