Mission 1 CMA

  • Colonization

    Jamestown was the first permenant English settlement in the New World. This had a big impact on the development of the country, because it was the start of the rest of the development.
  • Period: to

    Formation of the United States

  • Revolutionary War

    Revolutionary War
    This was the war between the thirteen colonies and the Kingdon of Great Britain for the independence of the colonies from British control. It was an important event because it actually established the United States as a country rather than being another British territory.
  • Articles of Confederation

    Articles of Confederation
    The Articles of Confederation was established by the Continental Congress. It was an attempt to establish some form of government, but to avoid the governmental control with the same control of the King. it wa important, because it showed the unity between the thirteen states.
  • Ratification of the Constitution

    Ratification of the Constitution
    This was an important event, becasue it provided the guidlines for the country that was in the early developmental stages. It was also another symbol of the break between the United States and Britain. The Federalist No. 9 document atated that "A republic of this kind, able to withstand an external force, may support itself without any internal corruptions." This shows that Hamilton felt it would be a much safer and united country under the Constitution.
  • Origin of Political Parties

    Origin of Political Parties
    The establishment of seperate political parties was important to the development of the country, because it divided the country into two point of views on the government. It was also important because it led to the establishment of the national bank.
  • Manifest Destiny

    Manifest Destiny
    Manifest destiny was one of the most important steps in the development of the country for the people of the United States. It gave them the sense that they were given the right to expand and it powered all of the expansion movements that followed it.
  • War with Mexico

    War with Mexico
    On May 9, 1846, Mexico fired the first shot, and four days later, Congress voted to officialy go to war. In September of 1847, Mexico surrendered and in 1849, they signed the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo. This treaty gave the united states the present states of Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, California, Nevada, Colorado, and Wyoming. It also made the Rio Grande the southern border of Texas along with $15 million payed to Mexico.
  • Gold rush

    Gold rush
    The gold rush in California began in 1848 with the discovery of gold at Sutter's Mill. The amount of people came to California the following year was so numerous that they became known as "forty-niners".
  • Indian Wars

    Indian Wars
    The title Indian Wars covers many wars that were fought beginning in 1854 and some carrying into the 1900's. Among these wars were the Souix Wars, Battle of the Little Bighorn, and The Wounded Knee Massacre. This was important, because all of these wars were important to the development of the country and they all solved issues over land and the rights to certain lands.
  • Homestead Act

    Homestead Act
    The Homestead Act, passed by Congress, opened up eighty million acres of western land for settlement. The requirements were that you had to build a home on the land and you had to cultivate the ground. This was important, because it settled large pieces of land that were previously uninhabited.