Semester Exam Events

  • Feb 26, 1215

    Magna Carta

    Magna Carta
    "No person shall...be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law" "No freeman shall be taken, imprisoned,...or in any other way destroyed...except by the lawful judgment of his peers, or by the law of the land. To no one will we sell, to none will we deny or delay, right or justice." A document that we used and compared with the Bill of Rights
  • Jamestown, Virginia

    Jamestown, Virginia
    First permanent settlement in North America
  • Declaration of Independence

    Declaration of Independence
    A document that declared the 13 colonies independent
  • Articles of Confederation

    Articles of Confederation
    First written constitution or plan for the government.... Failed!
  • Treaty of Paris

    Treaty of Paris
    Formally ended the American Revolution... America is now independent!
  • US Constitution

    US Constitution
    A document written at the Philadelphia Convention to revise the Articles of Confederation, includes the Bill of Rights
  • Cotton Gin

    Cotton Gin
    The cotton gin separated seeds from cotton and it increased the demand of slaves.
  • Louisiana Purchase

    Louisiana Purchase
    Napoleon sold the Louisiana Territory for $15 Million to the U.S.
  • Fort Sumter

    Fort Sumter
    First Shots Fired.... Begins The Civil War!
  • Battle of Bull Run (Manassas) Part 1

    Battle of Bull Run (Manassas) Part 1
    Northerners had picnics and watched the battle... bad idea... Confederate Victory!
  • Battle of Bull Run (Manassas) Part 2

    Battle of Bull Run (Manassas) Part 2
    Another Confederate Victory!
  • The Battle of Antietam

    The Battle of Antietam
    Bloodiest Day of the Civil War
  • Emancipation Proclamation

    Emancipation Proclamation
    Abrham Lincoln freed the slaves in all the rebeling states, NOT the border states.
  • Siege of Vicksburg

    Siege of Vicksburg
    Union victory... Union gains the Mississippi River.
  • Battle of Gettysburg

    Battle of Gettysburg
    Bloodiest Battle of the Civil War, Turning point of the Civil War, Gettysburg Address: "Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent a new nation, conceived in liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal."
  • Appomattox Courthouse

    Appomattox Courthouse
    General Lee surrenders to General Grant ending the civil war. Union won the war!
  • Lincoln's Assassination

    Lincoln's Assassination
    John Wilkes Booth (Confederate) shot Lincoln in the head at Ford's Theatre. 5 days after Appomattox Courthouse
  • Palmito Ranch

    Palmito Ranch
    Last battle of the civil war... Confederate victory! 34 days after Appomattox Courthouse
  • 13th Amendment

    13th Amendment
    Ended Slavery
  • 14th Amendment

    14th Amendment
    Gave equal rights to african americans
  • 15th Amendment

    15th Amendment
    Gave suffrage to african american men