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The birth of America

  • Period: 1491 to

    The begining of a nation

    Before the Europeans came to america the natives that lived there already had a culture. It consisted of animal-ism, The hunting of buffalo, great irrigation and nomadic people. When the Europeans traveled they where in search for wealth, spread of their own religion and recognition. The native Americans were very friendly to the Europeans which started a bond and a Colombian exchange that offered many new opportunities for both populations and disease. sadly as time flies Europe invades.
  • 1492


    The Native Americans had a crop that helped maintain the health of the people living there along with hunting in the northeast. The Natives in the Midwestern had a peaceful society structure which made communication easier and cause less discord. This was lasting for over a thousand years.
  • 1492

    The Colombian exchange

    The Colombian exchange
    The natives and colonist exchanged plants and information and beliefs. Which also came with disease, along that the colonist brought horses to make hunting easier and muskets to tear down enemies faster.
  • 1512

    Encomieda system

    Encomieda system
    This was a legal system that made by the Spanish passable for forcing native Americans into labor. It also made a ethic placement of importance and rank.
  • Birth of Pennsylvania

    Birth of Pennsylvania
    William Penn is a Quaker that did not agree with the use of slavery along with other Quakers as well, Quakers where not well liked so William found a place and named it Pennsylvania which was based off his own last name and parents. In Pennsylvania there was religious freedom and their method of making money was through agricultural trade.
  • Discovery of Jamestown

    Discovery of Jamestown
    Jamestown is located in the Chesapeake and also was a town specifically meant to grow tobacco. They had issues maintaining it due to lack of leadership, Cannibalism and burning women accused of being witches which shortened the population by a lot.
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    baby steps of the new nation

    In a nutshell the puritan colonist stays in america and creates Jamestown which only had strict Christianity and tobacco farms which where the most effect cash crops back then. The Powhatan tribe was not pleased with their arrival due to the negative outcomes that came with the colonist so he waged two wars against them. Later on Nathaniel Bacon made a rebellion due to the king not filling his request on land in terms of farming, he responds with.
  • The evolution of slavery

    The evolution of slavery
    Back in the past some people wanted to travel but they did not have enough money to do so, to fix that they became indentured servants to pay off debts although there has been an increase of kidnapping and selling African Americans which decreased the amount of indentured servants and increased the amount of slavery. The African Americans did not like that so most of them rebelled by destroying crops and breaking equipment or ran away to the free states which very few made it.
  • The House of Burgesses

    The House of Burgesses
    Jamestown had a lack in leadership and roles so in order to fix that they made The House of Burgeses to resemble a legislative body. This was the first self government in the new world and it was appointed by the Virginia company and was elected by land owning males.
  • The Pequot war

    The Pequot war
    This war was seen as a massacre due to the Europeans showing up but the Pequot lost horribly and were forced to sign a treaty of Hartford declaring their own nation to be dissolved.
  • The creation of Rhode island

    The creation of Rhode island
    The Puritans where very sensitive about their religion so if anyone tried to spread a new idea they where frowned on. In fact Roger Williams only expressed his opinions to the church leaders and that got him kicked out. He then left to make his own colony called Rhode island which was later seen as a safe haven
  • Bacon's Rebellion

    Bacon's Rebellion
    Nathaniel Bacon is a farmer who wanted to have a well functioning job farming although the other farmers and himself strongly disliked Governor Berkley due to his greediness of taking half of the farmers hard work and leaving them with barely any money for themselves. Bacon requested to move the natives so he can have more space to farm, Berkley refuses causing a rebellion and slaughtering of Native Americans
  • Pueblo Revolt

    Pueblo Revolt
    This even was caused by the colonist attempting to converse the belief of the pueblo religion which did not end well and got 400 men killed.
  • Trans-Atlantic Slave trade

    Trans-Atlantic Slave trade
    During the 16th and 19th centuries 12 million African slaves where moved over the Atlantic ocean. On the plantation the African slaves where forced to plant sugar, cocoa, coffee and cotton seeds. This was just one part of a 3 way system called the triangular trade system where there was slave transportation, textiles, rum, manufactured goods, sugar,tobacco and cotton where moved around.
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    England expands

    america is now gaining more and more colonist along with other countries that want the rich quality of it too such as France. Which then creates a seven year war where the French gain the Native Americans as allies and so does England. Afterwards ideas of individualism spread which made more and more people desire to come to america to create a bigger community along with England being in debt after the war against France.
  • The Articles of Confederation

    The Articles of Confederation
    This article gave the central government the majority of power and lacked in not allowing the federal government declare wars and or foreign affairs.
  • Shays rebellion

    Shays rebellion
    After the revolutionary war farmers in Massachusetts where upset at the federal government because they where getting taxed badly and could not pay enough so Shay started a rebellion and sent a strong message showing "no matter what you do we Americans will strike you for provoking us".
  • The branches of government

    The branches of government
    In 1787 in order to split the power evenly instead of one big confederate person three branches of power to made, the first one makes a law, the second one revises and checks it and finally the third one executes that law so everyone would abide to it in hopes of making america better.
  • Land Ordinance of 1785

    Land Ordinance of 1785
    This Ordinance made rules for making territory which also brought up banning slavery so it can set up rules for public education and make it so that public education is more affordable in the new states.
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    The American System

    This system was built to protect industries from tariffs since money was very vital and improving roads for better travel and trade.
  • The Missouri Compromise

    The Missouri Compromise
    There was a dispute between the north and south due to slavery where the north don't like it but the south strives on it, so in order to fix this problem the Missouri compromise was made to keep free and southern states equal but this only lasted temporarily.
  • Monroe Doctrine

    This doctrine was made to keep Europe away from the western hemisphere, some Europeans would plead with intervention but Roosevelt responds with issuing the Roosevelt Corollary.
  • Northern abolition movements

    The abolitionists remained a minority in the north but became vocal when William Lloyd who is one of the founders of the anti-slave people made a book called "The Liberator"
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    period 5

    This era had a civil war, reconstruction and a antebellum sectional conflict
  • Compromise of 1850

    Compromise of 1850
    Part of this compromise sparks a fugitive slave act controversy in the north that they had no compliance with
  • The Kansas-Nebraska Act

    The Kansas-Nebraska Act
    This act attempted to allow slavery in most free states, as the role of popular sovereignty tried to stop it it was later found that it was not a official law meaning there was no such thing as a free state to begin with.
  • Kansas - Nebraska Act

    The Nebraska Act was decided by popular sovereignty of where should slavery would be banned and accepted. This repeals the compromise of 1820 by opening slavery in some parts of the north of 36 30 degrees and gave the south an opportunity to expand slavery.
  • Dred Scott's case

    Dred Scott's case
    This event happened because the master of Dred Scott passed away and was in a free state. Also he sued Sanford for trying to take him back to the south and become a slave once again. This debate went all the way to the supreme court and what he said raised a huge controversy over freedom in general. He pretty much said that African Americans do not have citizenship thus making the entire case unconstitutional.
  • Presidential Reconstruction

    Presidential Reconstruction
    Lincoln made a Proclamation of Amnesty and reconstruction in hopes of the south complying and make a truce. Part of it was a requirement the southern states full filled to regain their seats in congress which was to abolish slavery and provide education.
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    Gilded age

    An era that was name after how everything about the economy seems good but was actually terrible and had lousy practices
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    Period 7

    There was a Spanish american war then World war 1 afterwards the queen of Hawaii was annexed along with many other things.
  • Reasons for Imperialism

    The frontier was closed and opened up market for cheap raw materials and desired to compete with other nations. Worst of all the ideology was to "civilize" non-americans
  • Theodore's presidency

    Theodore starts of with the "big stick" policy where the goal is to not really lash out on anyone but if anyone where to act out of line then he would strike them
  • The Muckrakers

    This name was made by Theodore Roosevelt to describe people who try to expose problems in american society like Ida Tarbell, Jacob rils, Lincoln steffens and unton Sinclair.
  • Roosevelt in east asia

    Roosevelt wins the noble prize for helping negotiate a peace agreement ending the Russian Japanese war.
  • Reasons for U.S entry into World war one

    The Sussex pledge that was a peace promise by Germany for no submarine warfare was broken, the Lusitania was destroyed by the Germans and the Zimmerman note.
  • (N.O.W)

    N.O.W stands of national organization for women and they aim for giving women the same rights as men.
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    Unit 9

    America has advanced even more and gained computers, mobile phones and new problems
  • Nixon's no no

    Nixon was a great president who intervened during the cold war but was immediately looked down apon for attempting to forge the president votes also known as the Watergate scandal.
  • Moving on....

    The next president was Jimmy Carter and he was seen as the perfect candidate at the time because people lost faith in their presidents due to what Nixon did and needed a new light and Jimmy supported with a lot of optimism.