Religion symbols


  • First Anglican Church Established

    First Anglican Church Established
    First Church of England church established. First in original colonies.
  • Pilgrims being to emigrate to colonies

    Pilgrims being to emigrate to colonies
    Group of Seperatists begin to migrate to the colonies under the leadership of John Robinson. Known as the Pilgrims.
  • Puritans Establish Mass. Bay Colony

    Puritans Establish Mass. Bay Colony
    Puritans landed at Salem and started the first relilgious based colony.
  • Catholics Arrive

    Catholics Arrive
    The first group of Catholic immigrants arrives and start the Maryland Colony headed by Lord Baltimore's brother. Catholics became a minority in the colony quickly, but laws were passed protecting them.
  • Roger Williams

    Roger Williams
    Roger Williams is banished from the Mass. Bay Colony for speaking out against civil punishment for religious crimes. Founds Rhode Island Colony.
  • William Penn

    William Penn
    William Penn, an English Quaker, gets a charter to set up the Pennsylvania colony as a Quaker haven.
  • Salem Witch Trials

    Salem Witch Trials
    Women acccused of witchcraft whoch included many of the poorer women in the community. They are tried and hanged if they deny it.
  • First Synagogue

    First Synagogue
    First Synagogue established in NYC.
  • Great Awakening Begins

    Great Awakening Begins
    New England's Great Awakening begins with Jonathan Edwards sermon , 'Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God'.
  • Methodism

    The earliest known methodist meeting is held.
  • The Book of Mormon

    The Book of Mormon
    Joseph Smith publishes the Book of Mormon at age 24. This is the basis of Mormonism.
  • Mormonism

    Mormons move to Great Salt Lake Valley to avoid prosecution
  • YMCA and YWCA are created

    YMCA and YWCA are created
    Both the Young Mens Christian Association (YMCA) and the Young Womens Christian Association are created in December 1851, ten years after it was founded in England. It was made to provide housing and recreation for country men and women who migrated to the city. However, it only reached a small part of the young adult population
  • Salvation Army

    Salvation Army
    A church created originally in England to help the poor gain food shelter and temporary jobs. Came to the U.S. in 1880. It attracted the poor via loud marching bands and colorful preaching. It hoped to teach the poor lessons like the importance of self discipline wile providing them with their needs.
  • Mormon Railroad

    Mormon Railroad
    Mormons establish their own railroad line connecting Salt Lake City and Ogden to the Central Pacific Railroad.
  • The Social Gospel

    The Social Gospel
    A movement founded by protestent ministers in the 1870's that believed Christians who were well off had a moral obligation to help with the issues of poverty. They also believed that Christian men and women should fight against injustice wherever they saw it.
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    New Wave of Catholics

    Immigrants from Southern and Eastern Europe bring a new wave of Catholicism in the U.S. Many long time Americans are enraged by this because this was the thing that their ancestors had so desperately tried to get away from.
  • Moral-Purity Campaign

    Moral-Purity Campaign
    A movement in the 1870's and 1880's that wanted to take larger measures against sins such as prostitution. It included many different organizations and movements such as the New York Society for the Suppression of Vice, founded by Anthony Comstock.
  • Polygamy Outlawed

    Polygamy Outlawed
    United States v. Reynolds rules polygamy illegal.
  • Polygamy ended as a mormon practice officially

    Polygamy ended as a mormon practice officially
    Mormons dissolved their people party and conformed in order to gain their voting rights back.
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    Hatred of Catholics pushes for regulation of Immigration

    Immigrants that were from southern and eastern Europe were often Catholic. This frightened traditional Protestant Americans and led to discrimination.
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    Revival of Ku Klux Klan

    A party of people who tormented everyone, but protestant whites. Everyone else was of inferior stock and needed to be controled.
  • Scopes Trial

    Scopes Trial
    The clash between science and religion that occurs in a Tennessee school. Fundamentalists or believers in god as the creator, got ridiculed at the trial as William Jennings Bryan had a weak defence of fundamentalism.
  • Al Smith Presidential Run

    Al Smith Presidential Run
    Al Smith makes first real attempt by a Catholic man at the presidency.
  • Charles Coughlin

    Charles Coughlin
    The Detroit Catholic priest came out as one of the biggest and most influencial of New Deal critics. His National Union of Social Justice gained decent amount of support for quite a wile. His followered usually came from the lower to middle class.
  • The Nuremburg Laws of 1935

    The Nuremburg Laws of 1935
    This act put in place by Hitler stripped Jews of the rights of German citizenship, and restricted them in areas of educational, social, and economic life.
  • Kristallnacht

    "Night of the Brokent Glass," as Kristallnacht would be translated to, was a frenzy of destruction and arson against Jews is Germany.
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    The Holocaust

    The mass killings of the Jews under Hitler's regime. It is known as one of the greatest tragedies in human history.
  • The St. Louis

    The St. Louis
    A ship filled with 950 Jewish refugees from Germany asked to let its passengers ashore at Fort Lauderdale port in Florida. The U.S. refused to let them live safely here and made the boat go back to Germany, where most of the people abored died from Nazi brutalitly.
  • First Leak of Holocaust Events

    First Leak of Holocaust Events
    The first reports of the Holocaust were leaked to America. Unfortuantlly, most Americans discounted the reports.
  • Liberation of Auschwitz

    Liberation of Auschwitz
    The Soviets liberated the Auschwitz concentration camp, the largest of the Nazi Camp. Bringing the end of the Holocaust closer.
  • Kennedy First Catholic President

    Kennedy First Catholic President
    Kennedy becomes first Catholic president.