American history

Mission 1: Muesem Exhibit

  • Period: May 15, 1549 to

    Forming A Nation

  • Colonization in America

    Colonization in America
    The Columbian Exchange was formed through the European colonies and explorers. The New World got the most out of his exchange. Besides domesticated animals, crops, and ideas, the Europeans brought diseases as well. The search for gold, religious freedom, economic freedom, and adventure were reasons for traveling West. The Natives were either friendly or skeptical of these pale faces, the latter causing war. Soon the Northern, Middle, and Southern colonies were formed.
  • Revolutionary War

    Revolutionary War
    The colonists rebelled when England decided to started to involve itself in colonial affairs. England's forced the colonists to sell their goods for cheap, pay taxes without any represnetation in Parliament, and Britain enforced ridiculous laws on the colonies that finally brought the colonist to band together and fight back. The war lasted from 1775 to 1783, where the colonies signed the Treaty of Paris that signified American victory and independence.
  • Political Aftermath

    After the war the americans realized that they were a republic, a government, the citizens, or voting population, hold the power, and the elected officials, exercise the voice and will of the people; even the states had their own constitutions to protect their citizens' rights from abusive governments. It's because of the war that our form of government came to be. The separation of church and state,was to avoid previous issues, allowing everyone to worship who and how they pleased.
  • And Then There Was Division

    And Then There Was Division
    George Washington warned his fellow delegates not to become divided. They were wise words, but of course they fell on silent ears. As President, Washington had advisors to help him aid the newly developed country, also know as his cabinet.Alexander Hamilton and Thomas Jefferson were the chosen delegates. They also conflicted with each other on their political views. Hamilton, a Federalist, and Thomas Jefferson, a Dem- Republican, had oppositions that started the political divide.
  • The Constitution's Top Ten

    The Constitution's Top Ten
    There were ten ammendments ratified on December 15th, 1791. Thes ten ammendments also known as the Bill of Rights, were adopted to the Constitution, by Congress, for the fear of infrigement on a civilian's personal rights.
  • Religion and Society

    Religion and Society
    The Second Great Awakening rose a new era where religion ruled overall. People would travel for miles to here great
    motivational speakers speak their knowledge of their faith. This Awakening mainly focused on individuals of society. The Temperance movement's purpose was to elliminate alchohol, as it was see as the reason for everyones problems, and the educational reform was to help the survival of democracy. Some reformers went as far as creating utopias, and the Mormon way of life was formed.
  • Transcendentalism and Romanticism<3

    Transendentalism means rising above reason by having faith in one's self. Most who believed in this didn't ignore the problems of society, and did not follow the Reform. They were skeptical about it. The Romntic Movement went in affect in 1825 when American writers and painters left logic behind in the Age of Reason and truly expressed their feelings and natural instincts. Poe, Mellvile, and Hathorne are examples of these American Romantics. They opened a new era of writing and art.
  • Manifest Destiny

    Manifest Destiny
    There is no specific date, but journalist, John O' Sullivan wrote about the disputes between Britain and the U.S. over the Oregon Territory. Since, it became a belief that it was a God-given right for America to expand. Ever since, American moved out West. Most of the most famous and legendary tales are about the Oregon Trail.The Brits agreed to divide at the 49 parallel. Wagon trains filled with "overlanders" journeyed West. The move to the West Coast was difficult, expensive, and dangerous.
  • Here Come the 49ers!!

    Here Come the 49ers!!
    Since John Sutter's Sacramento Valley, California in 1839, more Americans gained the courage to move out West. By the end of the war between Mexico and the States, 700 Americans occupied the Sacramento Valley. Soon after, James Wilson Marshall discovered gold at Sutter's Mill. But as soon as word spread, others flocked West form the East Coast to the West. Other countries people came running for the lucky chance to find gold. These treasure hunters were called Forty-Niners.
  • Native Americans vs.Americans

    Native Americans vs.Americans
    Americans found that the Plains were fairly valuable. Plains Indians were nomadic since they followed the herd of the buffalo. As miners, ranchers, and farmers moved to the plains, they interrupted the buffalos' migration patterns. They brought Sports Hunters to deal with the well populated buffalo and sent the Indians to poor reservations, to alleviate the Indians' arising issues with the invading pale faces. Soon more wars arose between the Natives and white men; ex- Sioux Wars.