Packet of DOOM.

  • Stamp Act

    The tax required Americans to pay tax on every piece of printed paper used. Ship's papers, legal documents, licenses, newspapers, other publications, and playing cards were taxed they taxed everything they used on a regular basis. Causing an uprise in Americans.
  • Declaration of Independence

    The Declaration of Independence pretty much said that the United States is a country not ruled by Great Britain and listed all the grivences about the King.
  • Peace of Paris

    The Peace of Paris is when great Britian acquired both French Canada and Spanish Florida. Outcome: French gave up to Spain and the whole w. territory, Louisiana, and f claims west of the Mississippi was gained for the loss of Florida.
  • Shay's Rebellion

    Shay's rebellion was againist New England farmers and merchants over financial difficulties. In order to stop all the rebellions that had spread from several states, federal troops had to interveen and stop them.
  • Washington's Presidency

    Washington established the executive and judicial branches of the federal government. He only served 2 terms, he was commander of the continential army, favored neutrality, sent federal troops in for the whiskey rebellion, and opposed foregin affaris.
  • XYZ Affair

    Three French spies (XYZ) demanded huge tributes to the French. The French wanted the states to give them money, because they helped out during the war against Britain. They wanted a 250,000. The French were seizing American ships, so they weren't happy.
  • Alien and Sedition Acts

    Alien and Sedition Acts consisted of four bills, signed by President John Adams.The acts were suppose to protect the United States from enemy aliens, and prevent attacks that would weaken the government. It was denounced unconstitutional.
  • Election of 1800

    Vice President Thomas Jefferson defeated president John Adams. It continued the Democratic-Republican Party rule. Issues: opposition to the tax imposed by Congress to pay for the mobilization of the new army and the navy in the Quasi-War against France in 1798. And The Alien and Sedition Acts.
  • Marbury v. Madison

    It formed the exercise of judicial review in the United States. It was also the first time that a court invalidated a law by declaring it "unconstitutional." A result was checks and balances for the American government.
  • Louisiana Purchase

    The Louisiana Purchase was the largest land purchase in the history of the United States and was also the cheapest (per square mile). It supplied more places to live, more livestock for American farms.
  • Louis and Clark Expedition

    The Louis and Clark Expedition was the first overland expedition to the U.S. Pacific coast and back. the point of the expedition was to find an overland route to the Pacific, documenting its exploration through the new Louisiana Purchase.
  • War of 1812

    The war of 1812 was fought between the U.S. and the British Empire. Reasons: desire to expand into the Northwest Territory, trade restrictions, impressment of American merchant sailors, and British support of American Indian tribes against American expansion.
  • The American System

    The American System was an economic plan that ended up playing an important role in the 19th century. The American System had three parts: 1) a tariff to protect and promote American industry. 2) a national bank. 3) development of roads and canals and "internal improvements" to market agriculture.
  • Missouri Compromise

    The Missouri Compromise,passed in 1820, was an agreement between the pro-slavery and anti-slavery viewers in the United States Congress. It stood for the regulation of slavery in the western territories and prohibited slavery in the former Louisiana Territory north of the parallel 36°30' north except within the boundaries of the proposed state of Missouri.
  • Monroe Doctrine

    The Monroe Doctrine was the declaration by President James Monroe, that the United States would not tolerate a European nation colonizing an independent nation in North or South America.
  • Indian Removal Act

    The Indian Removal Act was signed into law by President Andrew Jackson on May 28. The Act was strongly supported in the South. It simply called for the removal of all American Indians from East of the Mississippi River to reservations in Oklahoma Territory. The trail of Tears was one of the many results.
  • Nullification Crisis

    The nullification crisis was caused by President Andrew Jackson preparing to use troops to enforce federal laws, because South Carolina was making a threat that they would secede from the United States.
  • Trail of Tears

    The The Indian Removal Act caused the Trail of Tears. And it's when Cheerokes, Semiole, Choctaw were removed from their homelands to Oklahoma, many died..
  • Election of 1840

    President Van Buren had to fight for his re-election against Henry Harrison. The whigs slogan 'Tippecanoe and Tyler, too,' was important in this election. Furthermore, the whigs defeated Van Buren in this election.
  • Mexican-American War

    The Mexican-American War was fought between Mexico and the U.S. Even though we had fought the American Revolution, Mexico still claimed Texas as their territory. So thats what this war was fought over, the annexation of Texas. American forces got New Mexico and California.
  • Mexican Cession

    South western U.S. land that Mexico ceded to the US in 1848. Excluding the areas east of the Rio Grande, which had been claimed by R. of Texas.
  • California Gold Rush

    Thuosands were lured to the west coast in search of gold, people were then known by the 49ers. Gold was first discovered by James W. Marshall at Sutlers Mill in California.
  • Compromise of 1850

    Compromise of 1850 consisted of five bills. The question was whether or not the terriotry gained from the Mexican-American war would allow slavery or not.
  • Kansas-Nebraska Act

    Effect of the Kansas-Nebraska Act: the creation of two territories (Kansas and Nebraska). The Kansas-Nebraska also repealed the MIssouri Compromise.
  • Dred Scott v. Stanford

    Argued that: African-Americans could not be citizens of the United States, African-Americans were 'property' according to the Constitution. Because African-Americans were considered property, and were not legal citizens, they had no right to sue for their freedom. It also declared the Missouri Compromise unconstitutional.
  • Homestead Act

    The Homestead Act gave 160 acres of land west of the Mississippi River. There were three requirements: 1) an application, 2) they had to improve the land, and 3) and also file for a deed of title. However, the person getting the land had to be 21 or older and had to live on the land for at least five years.
  • Emancipation Proclamation

    The Emancipation Proclamation was issued by president Lincoln. It declared slaves free in all areas then in rebellion against the Union. The Emancipation Proclamation also allowed the freed slaves to fight for the Union Army.
  • Purchase of Alaska

    Alaska was purchased from the Russian Empire done at command of US secretary of state William H. Seward.
  • Great Railroad Strike

    Causes: By 1877 wages were cut 10% and poor working conditions led to railroad strikes. The Great Railroad Strike of 1877 started in West Virginia then went to Maryland, Pittsburgh and Philadelphia. Responding to the cut in wages, the workers didn't allow stock to roll out. The government ended up calling for federal troops.
  • Chinese Exclusion Act

    The Chinese exclusion act was a way for the Chinese people to express their right to be noticed. The Chinese Exclusion Act- passed in 1882, stopped Chinese immigrants from immigrating to the United States for 10 years. Read more: http://wiki.answers
  • Dawes Severalty Act

    The act regarded the distribution of land to Native Americans in Indian Territory (oklahoma). It provided for the division of tribally held lands into individually-owned lands and opening "surplus" lands to settlement by non-Indians to develop railroads.
  • Sherman Antitrust Act

    The purpose of the Act was to oppose the combination of "big business" that could potentially harm competition, like monopolies.
  • Homestead Strike

    It was one of the most serious disputes that delt with US labor. The strike was at the Homestead Steel Works in Pittsburgh area.
  • Ellis Island Open

    Ellis Island in New York opened as a check point for European Immigrants entering the United States. There the immigrants got inspected by healt officials seeing if they were physically and mentally able to enter the United States and start a new life.
  • Panic of 1893

    The Panic of 1893 started because of the collaspe of the American railroad overbuilding and many bank failures. There ended up being a short supply on gold, this was comsidered the worst depression until the Great Depression in 1929.
  • Pullman Strike

    The reason for the Pullman Strike was based upon the way the workers were being treated. Wage cuts proved to be a major problem to the employees based on the depression, so they fought back. The strike violated the Sherman Antitrust Act.
  • Plessy v. Ferguson

    Plessy was found guilty on the grounds that the law was a reasonable exercise of the state’s police powers based upon custom, usage, and tradition in the state. Plessy filed a petition for writs of prohibition in the Supreme Court of Louisiana against Ferguson, asserting that segregation ruled out blacks and stamped them with a "badge of inferiority" in violation of the Thirteenth and Fourteenth amendments.
  • Spanish-American War

    The Spanish-American War was between Spain and the United States. Effect: Americans defeated the Spanish. Main issue was Cuban independence.
  • Open Door Policy

    The Open Door was a policy to encourage free trade and to make China and Japan open to trade.

    The NAACP was organized in 1909. The NAACP supported Black Civil Rights. Martin Luther Kind Jr. was a leader in the NAACP.
  • World War I

    The United States joined WWl because of unrestricted submarine warfare. The war lasted for years until Russia collasped in the Civil War. The the United States finally is able to help England and France.
  • The fourteen Points

    The fourteen Points was made by Woodrow Wilson to congress in 1918. He wanted people to know that the war was being fought for a postwar peace era. The main point was a League of Nations, which was not passed.
  • The 19th Amendment

    The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex. Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation"
  • Palmer Raids

    The Palmer Raids were a series of controversial raids by the U.S. Justice and Immigration Departments from 1919 to 1921 on suspected radical leftists in the United States.
  • National Origins Act

    The National Origins Act placed a limit on immigration.
    Cause of the National Origins Act: Americans were becoming angry at the amount of jobs they were losing to immigrants. With the panic of potential spies amongst the immigrants, this caused many Americans to automatically dislike immigrants.
  • Scopes Trial

    The Scopes Trial was when a sciene teacher, John Scopes was accused for the unlawful teaching of evolution. He ended up being found guilty, however it was overturned and he was never called to court again. The case caused controversey because many people did not like that someone was teaching evolution.
  • Stock Market Crash

    The Stock Market Crash of 1929 was caused by the stock market being so inflated. The New Deal is what helped out the outcome of the stock market crash.
  • Hawley-Smoot Tariff

    Hawley-Smoot Tariff was the highest protective tariff in U.S. history. A result: Factory payrolls, construction contracts, and industrial production all increased sharply. However U.S. imports decreased and exports decreased.
  • Bonus March

    The Bonus Army consisted of war veterans who demanded immediate payment of the "bonus" they were promised.
  • First New Deal

    The First New Deal was a series of economic plans for the U.S. It was in response to the Great Depression, and focused on relief, recovery and reform. Wanted to help the poor(unemployed), and they wanted to help the financial system.
  • Good Neighbor Policy

    The Good Neighboor Policy wanted non-intervention with domestic affairs with Latin American Countries. Result of the Good Neighboor Policy: withdrawl of U.S. marines from Haiti. The threat of the Cold War stopped the Good Neighboor Policy.
  • Dust Bowl

    The Dust Bowl was when a series of dust stroms ran through the Americna and Canadian Prairie lands. Caused by a drought, many farmers were left with nothing, and had to leave where they called home.
  • Second New Deal

    Main goals of the Second New Deal: improved use of national resources, security against old age (SSA), unemployment and illness, and clearing away all slums. The WPA was also formed for a national welfare program to help out Americans.
  • Wagner Act

    The Wagner Act limited how employers could eact to workers in the private sector who create labor unions, engage in collective bargaining, and take part in strikes and other forms.
  • Social Security Act

    The Social Security Act was drafted during Roosevelt's first term, and helped the impovered, unemployed and old aged with money that could potientially help them out.
  • Lend-Lease Act

    The Lend-Lease Act was when the United States of America supplied the United Kingdom, Soviet Union, China, France, and other Allied nations with vast amounts of war material. Effect: the act ended the pretense of its neutrality.
  • Pearl Harbor

    Pearl Harbor is how the United States entered WWII. The cause: Break down in negotiations about china between american and japan and the nee for japan to build an asian empire
  • Marshall Plan

    Truman administration feared that the western democracies might actually vote the communists into power.
  • Taft-Hartley Act

    The Taft-Hartley Act was a Federal law that prohibited certain union practices and required improvement in union disclosure of financial and political dealings. "Free collective bargaining" was the idea.
  • Truman Doctrine

    The Truman Doctrine offered support to all countries that did not accept communism. (containment) The Truman Doctrine also added a Marshall 'Aid', which offered money to all European countries for rebuilding. The Soviets declined the "capitalist" money, and fought back.
    that the US would practice containment against communism.
  • National Security Act

    created a number of enduring structures: a National Security Council (NSC) to coordinate policy, Department of Defense and a Central Intelligence Agency (CIA).
  • Berlin Airlift

    Causes: The Soviets closed all roadway access (rail, road and river) and tried to isolate the American, British and French sectors of the city to make it impossible for Western governments to occupy their portion of the city. Effect: Cargo planes delivered food, fuel, and other goods to the people living in West Berlin.
  • NATO formed

    The North Atlantic Treaty Organization, was established by the US and Western Europe after World War II. It consisted of: U.S., Canada, Britain, France, Italy, Belgium, Denmark, Portugal, the Netherlands, Norway, Luxembourg, and Iceland. All agreed to come to aid of any member who was attacked, and represented a common front against any territorial expansion the Warsaw Pact.
  • Korean War

    The Korean War was a conflict between North and South Korea. The soviet union provided military aid to North Korea. Cause: seperation of Korea because of the Allies based on the results of the Pacific War. United States troops occupied the southern part and Soviet troops occupied the northern part. Result: remained seperate and North Korea became pro communist.
  • Brown v. Board of Education

    It was argued that segregation of black children in the public schools unconstitutional because of the 14th Amendment.Chief Justice Earl Warren ruled that '' separate facilities are inherently unequal'' and unconstitional and segregation in the schools should end with '' all deliberate speed''
  • Brown v. Board of Education

    Cause: Black children sought admission to public schools that required or permitted segregation based on race. Effect: The plaintiffs alleged that segregation was unconstitutional under the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment.
  • Montgomery bus boycott

    The Montgomery bus boycott started with the fact that AA's wanted to oppose racial segregation on public transportation. African Americans played an important role in the buses, and when they refused to ride, the buses lost money. After Rosa Parks arrest, the segregating of buses was claimed unconstitutional.
  • Interstate Highway Act

    The Interstate Highway Act was put into effect because more and more peolpe were getting automobiles and the need for expansion to rural places grew in demand. With automobiles, these highways proved to be a major accet.
  • Sputnik

    The launching of Sputnik caused worrying in the U.S., they fear that the Russians could attack them whenever if they got to space first. As a result, it started the space race, when the United States rushed to get satellites up into space.
  • Civil Rights Act

    The Civil Rights Act outlawed forms of discrimination against blacks and women, also including racial segregation. It ended the voting problems for illiterate blacks, it ended school segregation, and public segregation as well. 14th and 15th amedment were important in this Act.
  • Great Society

    intended to further the American promise to the poor and needy that was begun under the New Deal programs it also aimed to eliminate racial injustice in America.
  • Voting Rights Act

    The act ended literacy tests and provided federal registrars in areas in which blacks were kept from voting.This event had an impact for the African Americans living in the Deep South because they can vote for the very first time
  • Watergate

    It was beyond public humiliation of Richard Nixon and the conviction and jailing of 26 White House officials and aides .
  • Panama Canal Treaty

    The senate ratified atreaty that would gradually transfer operation. Also control of the Panama Canal from the U.S to the Panamanians. This process is to be completed by the year 2000