Nathan And Brandon

  • Aug 30, 1492

    Columbus sailed the ocean blue.

    Columbus sailed the ocean blue.
    He discovered the Americas and that is why we are here today.
  • Mayflower Pilgrims arrived at Cape Cod.

    Mayflower Pilgrims arrived at Cape Cod.
    We wouldn’t have our life styles and customs.
  • Harvard College Founded

    Harvard College Founded
    Other wise we wouldn’t have Harvard today
  • Massachusetts Bay Colony adopts the first public school law in the colonies

    If it wasn’t for them we would have schools.
  • Benjamin Franklin invents the Lightning Rod.

    Benjamin Franklin invents the Lightning Rod.
    He Discovered Electricity.
  • Second Continental Congress adopts the Declaration of Independence

    These resolutions encouraged the Continental Congress to appoint a five-member committee to draft a formal declaration of independence. Thomas Jefferson wrote the initial draft, which was then edited by other members of the committee and by Congress as a whole.
  • Spain closes the Mississippi River to American shipping

    The country, saddled with a wholly inadequate framework of government, was faced by grave threats to its independence:
  • Legislature enacts separation of church and state

    Why: Because if the state controlled our churches, We would have to be the same religions as the owners.
  • Bill of Rights is ratified

    Seven states had bills of rights protecting fundamental freedoms from government infringement. Among the rights that were guaranteed were freedom of the press, of speech, and of religion, and the right to a jury trial.
  • Virginia Resolution declares the Alien and sedition Acts unconstitutional

    The Alien and Sedition acts were so broadly written that hundreds of foreign refugees fled to Europe fearing detention. It was the Sedition Act, which sought to suppress criticism of the government, that produced the greatest fear within the Republican opposition. Federalist prosecutors secured indictments against 25 people, mainly Republican editors and printers. Ten people were convicted, one a Republican Representative from Vermont.
  • Jefferson purchases Louisiana Territory from France for $15 million

    : In 1800, Spain secretly ceded the Louisiana territory--the area stretching from Canada to the Gulf Coast and from the Mississippi River to the Rocky Mountains--to France, which closed the port of New Orleans to American farmers.
  • United States and Britain agree to joint occupation of Oregon

    In 1810, John Jacob Astor, an American who had made a fortune in the Great Lakes fur trade, decided to open a trading post, named Astoria, at the mouth of the Columbia River.
  • Kansas and Nebraska Territories Opponents of the Kansas-Nebraska Act form the new Republic Party

    No single piece of legislation ever passed by Congress had more far-reaching political consequences. The Kansas-Nebraska Act led Northern Democrats with free soil sentiments to repudiate their own elected representatives. In the elections of 1854, 44 of the 51 Northern Democratic representatives who voted for the act were defeated.
  • Appomattox Courthouse, Virginia Civil War ends

    By April 1865, Grant's army had cut off Lee's supply lines, forcing Confederate forces to evacuate Petersburg and Richmond. Lee and his men retreated westward, but Grant's troops overtook him about a hundred miles west of Richmond. Recognizing that further resistance would be futile, Lee surrendered at Appomattox Court House, Virginia. The aristocratic Lee wore a full-dress uniform, with a ceremonial sash and sword, while Grant wore a private's coat
  • Utah: first transcontinental railroad completed

    Along with the development of the atomic bomb, the digging of the Panama Canal, and landing the first men on the moon, the construction of a transcontinental railroad was one of the United States' greatest technological achievements. Railroad track had to be laid over 2,000 miles of rugged terrain, including mountains of solid granite.
  • Ford motor company produces the model T

    the first vehicle was made
  • Japan attacks Pearl Harbor, killing nearly 2000 U.S. soldiers and sailors

    At 7:02 a.m., December 7, 1941, an army mobile radar unit set up on Oahu Island in Hawaii picked up the tell-tale blips of approaching aircraft. The two privates operating the radar contacted the Army's General Information Center, but the duty officer there told them to remain calm; the planes were probably American B-17s flying in from California. In fact, they were Japanese aircraft that had been launched from six aircraft carriers 200 miles north of Hawaii.
  • Space shuttle challenger explodes shortly after takeoff, killing all aboard

    that the space shuttle killed several people
  • Congress passes NAFTA freeing trade between U.S., Canada, and Mexico

    In 1992, Arkansas Governor Bill Clinton defeated George Bush and Texas businessman Ross Perot to become the first Democratic president in 12 years. The campaign was a bitter, three-way contest marked by intense assaults on the candidates’ records and character.
  • Navy Seals take down Osama Bin Laden

    To protect the U.S. from future terrorist attacks.