North American Changes 1750 - 1900

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    North America

  • 1750 The Industrial Revolution

    1750 The Industrial Revolution
    The Industrial Revolution was a time of crucial improvements and ideologies leading to modern America. Technology, transportation, medicine, and agriculture were all improved leading to a more efficient everyday life.
  • 1754 - 1763 French & Indian War

    1754 - 1763 French & Indian War
    The French and Indian War was a battle between the British and their Indian allies and the French and their Indian allies over the Ohio River Frontier and the domination of the colonies. The British won this battle which America to expand in that area.
  • 1775 - 1783 The American Revolution

    1775 - 1783 The American Revolution
    The American colonies fought against British rule; which, in turn, left America free from Britains rule. The Treaty of Paris ended this war in 1783.
  • 1776 The Declaration of Independence

    1776 The Declaration of Independence
    The Declaration of Independence made it so North America (the 13 colonies) was free from Britain's rule. They had gained their title as an independent nation.
  • 1823 The Monroe Doctrine

    1823 The Monroe Doctrine
    The Monroe Doctrine was President James Monroe's speech to the congress declaring the Americas forbidden to be colonized by the Europeans and stated America was to stay away from European affairs. This allowed America to expand and remain independent.
  • 1840 Manifest Destiny

    1840 Manifest Destiny
    Manifest Destiny played a major role in U.S. expansion. "Manifest Destiny" is a term that was used for the westward expansion of the United States during the 19th century.
  • 1861 - 1865 The Civil War

    1861 - 1865 The Civil War
    The Civil War lasted about four years involving the Southern Confederate states and the Northern Union states. This war was over the freedom of slaves and the Emancipation Proclamation. Of course, the Union won--soon resulting in the abolishment of slavery.
  • 1863 The Emancipation Proclamation

    1863 The Emancipation Proclamation
    The Emancipation Proclamation was a turning point in American history because this ended slavery. It was created by Abraham Lincoln which freed about 50,000 slaves when it was signed.1863
  • 1869 The 15th Ammendment is Passes

    1869 The 15th Ammendment is Passes
    The 15th ammendment prohibits the government from denying a citizen the right to vote based on their race or color. This was a major factor in the Civil Rights Movement and the road to equality among races.
  • 1898 Spanish - American War

    1898 Spanish - American War
    The Spanish - American War was declared after Spain sunk the U.S. ship Maine. It was also declared to free Cuba and Puerto Rico from Spanish Rule. This was accomplished resulting in them becoming U.S. territory at the cost of nearly $250 million and 3,000 lives.