Story of US

By S.V.I.A
  • Jan 1, 1100

    Crusades

    Crusades
    SUMMARY
    The Crusades were the religious wars between Christians and Muslims. The wars were fought over the Holy Land aslo known as Jerusalem, which is located in Europe. In the end the Chirstians, known as Europeans lost. WHY IT IS IMPORTANT
    The reason for it's importance is because it gave the Europeans new ideas and things.
  • Jan 1, 1340

    Black Death

    Black Death
    SUMMARY
    A plague of the 1300's, it had killed almsot 1/3 of the European Population. 25 million people were killed in a 5 year span. It was blelieved to be a punishment from God. The plague had symptoms of a red rash and fever. WHY IT IS IMPORTANT
    It is important because it gave the opening to the Renaisance Era.
  • Jan 1, 1488

    Dias Voyage

    Dias Voyage
    SUMMARY
    Bartolomeu Dias was a student of Prince Henry, a navigator. He blieved that he could reach India by sailing around the tip of Africa. In 1487 he made a failed attempt at the trip and only reached South Africa. WHY IT IS IMPORTANT
    It is important because it led the opening to many other people exploring which has cause places to be found & established
  • Aug 12, 1492

    Columbus Voyage

    Columbus Voyage
    Columbus was a voyager who knew Europe needed goods from Asia. He asked the Queen and King of Spain to help his trip. He recieved three ships; Nina, Pinta, and Santa Maria. He left Spain in Aug. of 1492. He was trying to reach India. His trop lasted til Oct 12, 1492 and found the Bahamas instead, opening a new world. WHY IT IS IMPORTANT
    It it important because it lead to the opening of a new world
  • Jul 8, 1497

    Vasco da Gama Voyage

    Vasco da Gama Voyage
    SUMMARY
    Four ships of 170 men headed South to Africa. By December they were around the Southern tip of Africa. They weren't really welcomed by the natives. May 20, 1498 they reached INdia after 10 months. Only 50% of the crew survived WHY IT IS IMPORTANT
    It is important because they were one of the first people to bring in goods from another country, and expanded the trading routes.
  • Jan 1, 1513

    Ponce de Leon Explores Florida

    Ponce de Leon Explores Florida
    SUMMARY
    Ponce deLeon was the 1st European explorer to reach North American land. De Leon set foot on FLorida in 1513 as a Spanish Explorer. De Leon claimed land for Spain. De Leon wanted to find the Fountain of Youth but was more focused on claiming land. WHY IT IS IMPORTANT
    It is important becuase it was land claimed for Spain, which had caused a race to claim more land, which led to the U.S. being establish
  • Oct 31, 1517

    Posting of the 95 Theses

    Posting of the 95 Theses
    SUMMARY
    Martin Luther was a monk who began to question the Church. On October 31, 1517 he posted 95 statements on the Wittenberg's Church door. These 95 these explained what was wrong with the church. The Pope wanted Luther to take back the 95 theses but refused so he was cut off from the church. WHY IT IS IMPORTANT
    It is important because it opened up the thought of going against a church that was somely wrong.
  • Jan 1, 1532

    King Henry VII est. Anglican Church

    King Henry VII est. Anglican Church
    SUMMARY
    Since the refusal from the Pope, King Henry has declded to remove England from the catholic Church. He then set up the Anglican Church or the Church of England. He now controlled the Church and country. WHY IT IS IMPORTANT
    It is important because it opens up the freedom of religion and the start of the Protestant Reformantion.
  • Jan 1, 1532

    King Henry's Divorce

    King Henry's Divorce
    SUMMARY
    King Henry asks the Pope for a divorce because his wife could notp roduce a boy. Back then the Catholic Church didn't allow divorce. Since not being able to divorce his helpless wife, King Henry removed England from the Church itself. WHY IT IS IMPORTANT
    It is important because it opened up the right of freedom in marriage
  • Sep 8, 1565

    St. Augustine Est.

    St. Augustine Est.
    SUMMARY
    Pedro Menedez de aviles landed on the shore of Matanzas Bay, he begin to found Presidio of San Agustin which is called St. Augustine, FL WHY IT IS IMPORTANT
    It is important because it was one of the early establishments in America and started it all
  • Jamestown Est.

    Jamestown Est.
    SUMMARY
    Virginia company founded Jamestown. King JAmes I gave persmission for 144 men to start a colony in Virginia. Three ships set sail to Virginia. They were the Susan constant, Godspeed, & DIscovery. John Smith was the leader of Jamestown. WHY IT IS IMPORTANT
    It is important because it was one of the first establishments of America and had impacted us for generations.
  • Plymouth Est.

    Plymouth Est.
    SUMMARY
    Semptember 1620, King James I sent 100 people of a certain religiong (Separatist) to the New World on a ship the Mayflowers to establish the first permanent settlement of Europeans, which is called Plymouth WHY IT IS IMPORTANT
    It is important because it wa the first of the many colonies to be established in America
  • King Philip's War

    King Philip's War
    SUMMARY
    King Phillip, native name Metacom, was on the native side. Alex a native was taken in Plymouth for questioning, his death coming shortly after. Then the Wampanoags were asked to surrender their weapons. Then an informer was murdered. Then setting off a raid. WHY IT IS IMPORTANT
    It is important because it affected the relationship between the Indians and Colonists, who were the landholders of the soil of America.
  • Salem Witch Trials

    Salem Witch Trials
    SUMMARY
    The Salem Witch Trials were in the year of 1692, when young girls were supposedly possessed by the devil. Many people were also tried for witchcraft. They started to hang people and eventually people thought wrong of it. WHY IT IS IMPORTANT
    It is important becuase it marks a time in our history about the death sentence. It changed the on-going debate about the death sentence
  • French & Indian War

    French & Indian War
    SUMMARY
    A war fought between England and France over control of the Ohio River Valley, hte valley was claimed b serval Indian Tribes. Indians went to the French side. 1754 the war starts, British win. Indians switch sides and then the Treaty is made. WHY IT IS IMPORTANT
    It is important because the British won and this led to the colonists coming over and creating the colonies
  • Proclamation Act of 1763

    Proclamation Act of 1763
    SUMMARY
    An attack by a Native leader on British forts, caused England to make the decision of no more wars. England was also borke & couldn't afford wars. No settlers were allowed west of the Appalachian w/ the Indians WHY IT IS IMPORTANT
    It is important because it set peace for a certain period of time. And it also gave more land to the Indians
  • Stamp Act

    Stamp Act
    SUMMARY
    Parliament placed a tax on all printed material. It was the first direct tax on the colonists part of all the acts, boiling up the Revolution. WHY IS IT IMPORTANT
    It is important because it is one of the things that led up the Revolution
  • Boston Massacare

    Boston Massacare
    SUMMARY
    A small argument broke out between British soldiers & colonists. It escalated into harassment and throwing of sticks and snowballs. The crowd grew so large. A club was hurled at hugh Montgomery and he fired in the crowd. Many died and many were furious. WHY IT IS IMPORTANT
    It is important because it was one of the causes for the need of the Revolution
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    SUMMARY
    Tea tax of 1773 required all clonists to buy British East Indian Company Tea with a tax, this leading up to the group Sons of Liberty dumping the tea in the harbor of Boston WHY IS IT IMPORTANT
    It is important because it was one of the causes that led up to the revolution
  • Winter of Valley Forge

    Winter of Valley Forge
    SUMMARY
    The stay at Valley Forge, Pennsylvania caused a lot of mess. 1/3 of the troops died cause of the cold and lack of supplies. Valley Forge was a military camp which consisted of many tents and a house for George W. Baron Friedrich von Steuben and Marquisde Lafayette where 2 men who brought order and helped the Patriots. WHY IT IS IMPORTANT
    It is important because this marked the way to the victory of the actual war to help the U.S.
  • Battle of Yorktown

    Battle of Yorktown
    SUMMARY
    Gen. Cornwalls wanted the British to march North into Virginia. That was his goal and he got that by getting infor on the Patriots from a former Patriot, Benedict Arnold. washington marchs into Virginia, south. French fleet is in the East oceans and the British are surrounded and lose the last battle. WHY IS IT IMPORTANT
    ItIt is important because it was a big win for the Patriots and helped us to win the war
  • Treaty of Paris

    Treaty of Paris
    SUMMARY
    A treay was signed to offically end the war. It was signed in 1783 of September 3rd. It gave the colonies independence. WHY IT IS IMPORTANT
    It is important because it created peace in the new coming America.
  • Lewis & Clark Expedition

    Lewis & Clark Expedition
    SUMMARY
    President Jefferson purchased the Lousiana Purchase from France. The (LP) was a big spread of land in the U.S. Jefferson asked Lewis & Clark to explore the unknown land. Jefferson wanted knowledge on Indians, plants, animals, the terrain and geography. They started their journey May 14, 1804. After 2 years they came back with many descriptions of plants, animals, & maps. WHY IT IS IMPORTANT
    It is important becaue it helpe expand the U.S. and made part of America.
  • War of 1812

    War of 1812
    SUMMARY
    The war was caused by the British attempts to restrict U.S. trade and their imprisonment of hte American sailors. America also wanted to have impressment, or expand their land. Fighting begins in July of 1812. Both the British & Americans fight out a lot of battles. But in the end Andrew Jackson soon leads America to victory. WHY IT IS IMPORTANT
    It is important because it was one of the war that lead America to independence from other countries and helped us expand our land
  • Indian Removal Act of 1830

    Indian Removal Act of 1830
    SUMMARY
    In 1830, Andrew Jackson signed the Indian Removal Act that gave the power to exchange the Native Land in Mississippi to the Indian colonization zone. This act cause the Trail of Tears. WHY IT IS IMPORTANT
    It is important because it helped expand the land and took a look on discrimination and other things
  • Trail of Tears

    Trail of Tears
    SUMMARY
    Over 125,000 Native Americans lived near the Mississippi River and Andrew J. wanted the Indian Removal. Some people believed that the Indians didn't belong, so after the signing thousands of Indians were moved on a trail to Oklahoma known as the Trail of Tears. It was bad, many died. WHY IT IS IMPORTANT
    It is important because it impacted the relationship between the Indians and the Colonists which would soon affect us today.
  • California Gold Rush

    California Gold Rush
    SUMMARY
    The Gold Rush started when a little bit of gold was found. When James MArshall found some gold while building a mill, the secret spread. Man people, mostly young men, fled to California to get rich, soon the population grew. There was 3 routes to get to California, which were very hard. The Gold Rush then died down when silver was found in Nevada. WHY IT IS IMPORTANT
    It is important because it helped spread the population and gained attention for California to become a state
  • Underground Railroad

    Underground Railroad
    SUMMARY
    The Undergoudn Railroad was a network of people and places that helped slaves escape to Freedom. The leader of this Railroad was known as Harriet Tubman. She helped to free over 300 people to freedom. There were many dangers in trying to escape using the railroad. The farther down south you were, the harder it was to escape. WHY IT IS IMPORTANT
    It is important because it is one of the many things that helped the movement to free blacks of slavery.
  • Compromise of 1850

    Compromise of 1850
    SUMMARY
    The Compromise of 1850 was the balance of the free states and the slaves states. The thing that started this all was the California was becoming a state and wanted to be a free state. The South had a problem with that because then the North would be stronger with more people on their side. Henry Clay comes up with the compromise. WHY IT IS IMPORTANT
    It is important becuase it gave order to the two sides and help to see that slavery needed to be abolished.
  • Dred Scott Case

    Dred Scott Case
    SUMMARY
    Dred Scott was a slave of a military doctor who lived in Missouri(Slave). While traveling the doctor dies in Wisconsin(Free). Dred said he wa free, but the doctor's family tries to claim him as property. Dred sues for his freedom, while in the state court rules on his side, the family wasn't satisfied. They took it to Supreme Court where he was ruled as property. WHY IT IS IMPORTANT
    It is important because it made an impact on Slavery and showed the injustice of the situation
  • Battle of Gettysburg

    Battle of Gettysburg
    SUMMARY
    The Battle of Gettysburg was located in Pennsylvania. General Robert E. Lee led the offensive attack on the Union on the first day. The next day the Union got a huge advantage by securing the hill. On the third day the Conferdate side tries to attack the hill but ends up retreating giving the win to the Union. WHY IT IS IMPORTANT
    It is important because it gave a huge advantage to the Union, and helped get one step closer to winning the war and keeping peace.
  • Assassination of Lincoln

    Assassination of Lincoln
    SUMMARY
    April 14th, Lincoln was visiting the show with his wife and friends to see the newest play. During that time John Wilkes Booth was planning his assassination. While in the box top area, John moves in and shots Lincoln from behind. The net day he dies, making Andrew Johnson the 17th president WHY IT IS IMPORTANT
    It is important because it was one of the first assassination of a president and made an impact in the U.S. security