Praxis 2 Study Guide

  • Jan 1, 1400

    American Indians

    American Indians
    American Indians were in the US and the Americas thousands of years before the arrival of Europeans
    Mound Builders- Practice by Ancient American Indian Civilizations in N. America before Europeans came.(Ancestors of Amrican Indians)
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    US & N. America

  • Oct 12, 1492


    Lands on Hispaniola
  • Nov 3, 1497

    English Exploration led by Cabot

    Eastern Canada
  • Nov 3, 1519

    Spanish Exploration led by Cortes

    Mexico and Central America
  • Nov 3, 1535

    Spanish Exploration led by Coronado

    Explored Grand Canyon, SW United States
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    The Lost Colony

    Sir Walter Raleigh
    John White
    Virginia Dare
  • Jamestown

    Virginia Company of London
    First Permanent English Settlement
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    The French and Indian War

  • Proclamation of 1763

    After the French and Indian War. Limited the expansion of English colonies to the east of the Appalachian Mtns.
  • Grenville Acts

    Named after Prime Minister Grenville, The Grenville Acts include the sugar act and the stamp act.
  • Stamp Act

    Required colonists to print mail on stamped paper. Used as a resource to raise money to supprt british troops in America.
  • The Townshend Acts

    the Revenue Act of 1767, the Indemnity Act, the Commissioners of Customs Act, the Vice Admiralty Court Act, and the New York Restraining Act.
    The purpose of the Townshend Acts was to raise revenue in the colonies to pay the salaries of governors and judges
    paper, paint, lead, glass, and tea that were imported into the colonies
  • Boston Tea Party

    A result of the Tea Act a part of the Townshend Acts.
    Resulted in the Intolerable Acts,.
  • The Intolerable Acts

    "Coercive Acts"
    Closed the Boston Port
    took away Mass. self-gov rights
    allowed quartering of soldiers
  • Battle of Lexington and Concord

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    The Revolutionary War

  • Dec. Of Indep

  • Saratoga

    English general Burgoyne
    American General Gates
    American victory
    Major turning Point
  • Yorktown

    Corwallis seizes Yorktown
    Washington marches on Yorktown and defeats British Army
  • Treaty of Paris

    Officially ended the Rev. War
  • Constitution SIgned

  • Lousiana Purchase

  • no more importation of slaves

    Congress bans the importation of slaves after jan 1, 1808
  • War of 1812

    First Dec. of War by Pres. James Monroe
    War with Britain
    Ended with the Treaty of Ghent 1815
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    Irish and German Immigration to the US

  • Missouri Compromise

    The Missouri Compromise is negotiated allowing Maine to be admitted to the Union as a free state and Missouri as a slave state in 1821. This act will maintain a balance between free and slave states. The compromise establishes the 36 degree, 30' parallel of latitude as a dividing line between free and slave areas of the territories.
  • Monroe Doctrine

    President James Monroe
    The Western Hemisphere was no longer open for colonization
    The political system of the Americas was different from Europe
    The United States would regard any interference in Western hemispheric affairs as a threat to its security
    The United States would refrain from participation in European wars and would not disturb existing colonies in the Western Hemisphere
  • Tariff of Abominations

    Supports industry in N, not agriculture in the S
  • Liberator

    William lloyd Garrison publishes first issue of the liberator
  • Nat Turner's Rebellion

    The Nat Turner Rebellion in Southampton County, Virginia. Led by a slave. Over 60 whites were killed in the uprising.
  • Britain abolishes slavery through empire

  • Compromise of 1850

    The measures included California joining the Union as a free state, the territories of New Mexico and Utah are organized with no restrictions on slavery, slave trading is abolished in the District of Columbia effective January 1851 and the Fugitive Slave Act of 1793 is modified and strengthened to allow slaveholders to retrieve slaves in northern states and free territories.
  • Uncle Tom's Cabin

    harriet beecher Stowe writes uncle tom's cabin
  • Kansas-Nebraska Act

    The Kansas-Nebraska Act passes Congress and thus overturns the Missouri Compromise opening the Northern territory to slavery. Popular sovereignty-Both sides begin to send settlers into the areas in an effort to influence the future status of these areas.
  • Sumner gets a beatdown

    Massachusetts Senator Charles Sumner delivers a speech attacking slavery supporters in the Senate. He singles out Senator Andrew Butler of South Carolina in his speech. Two days later, South Carolina Representative Preston Brooks, Butler's nephew, attacks Sumner on the Senate floor and beats him with a cane. The House did not expel or censure Brooks for the attack, Sumner took three years to recover.
  • Dred Scott Case

    The Supreme Court rules in Scott v. Sandford that blacks are not U.S. citizens, and slaveholders have the right to take existing slaves into free areas of the county.
  • Bleeding Kansas and Harper's Ferry

    John brown, abolitionist
  • Abraham Lincoln elected president

  • SC secedes from the Union

    This leads other Southern states to secede in the following months.
  • Start of the War-Fort Sumter

    Fort Sumter fired upon by Confederate soldiers. General Anderson surrenders the next day.
  • first Battle of Bull Run

    Confederate victory
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    The Civil War

  • Emancipation Proclamtion

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    Battle of Vicksburg(Major Turning point)

    In May and June of 1863, Maj. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant’s armies converged on Vicksburg, investing the city and entrapping a Confederate army under Lt. Gen. John Pemberton. On July 4, Vicksburg surrendered after prolonged siege operations. This was the culmination of one of the most brilliant military campaigns of the war. With the loss of Pemberton’s army and this vital stronghold on the Mississippi, the Confederacy was effectively split in half. Grant's successes in the West boosted his reputation
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    Battle of Gettysburg

    Confederate Army Led by Robert E lee
    Pickett's charge
    union victory(Meade)
    turning point in the war
    bloodiest battle during the war
  • Sherman's March

    Union general march to the sea
    William T. Sherman left Tennessee with 100,000 troops. He marched to Atlanta, Georgia. He ten marched from Atlanta to the Atlantic Ocean. During this 300 mile march Sherman's soldiers burned and destroyed everything in a width of 60 miles.
  • General Lee surrenders

    Lee surrenders to Gran at Appomatax courthouse
  • Compromise of 1877

    Former confederate states agreed for hayes to be president in turn Reconstruction ended
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    Second Major Immigration

    over 5.3 million italians immigrated
    polish-largest group of E. European immigrants
  • Spanish-American War

    Four-month long
    brought on by Spanish brutality towards its colony, Cuba
    america traded more with cuba
    imperial expansionist
    USS Maine explodes
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  • Completion of the Panama Canal

  • Sinking of the Lusitania

  • America enters WWI

  • Prohibition-18th Amendment

  • 19th Amendment-Women's Right to vote

  • Stock Market Crash

    Black Thursday
    Led to a 12 year depression in he US
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    Great Depression

  • Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor

    Prompted by a US embargo on essential supplies for war
    The day after the attack the US declared war on Japan
    US Battleships Arizona and Oklahoma sank taking thousands of ment with them
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  • Executive Order 9066

    People of japanese descent removed from their homoes and placed in internment camps
  • D-Day

    Allied troops storm the beaches of Normandy in "Operation Overlord"
  • First A-bomb dropped on Hiroshima

  • 2nd A-bomb dropped on Nagasaki

  • Japan Surrenders

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    The Korean War

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    Vietnam War

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    African American Civil Rights Movement

  • Montgomery Bus Boycott

    Rosa Parks is arrested for not giving up her seat
  • Little Rock, Arkansas

    Little Rock High School
    Desegregation of school makes Gov. of arkansas ordered US National Guard troops to stop the entry of 9 African American students into the school
  • Cuban Missile Crisis

    During the Cold War
  • Thurgood Marshall appointed to the Supreme Court

    First black man on the supreme court
    appointed by Lyndon B. Johnson
  • Martin Luther King Assassinated