The Civilization of the Wild West

  • Aug 12, 1492

    Discovery of the New World

    Christiper Columbus fleet of three ships set sail from the Spanish port of Palos on August 3, 1942. The explorer returned to Spain with gold, spices, and "Indian" captives in March 1493 and was received with the highest honors by the Spanish court. He was the first European to explore the Americas since the Vikings set up colonies in Greenland and Newfoundland in the 10th century.
  • Early british colonies

    English settlers began founded Jamestown, Virginia. It was the first English colony in the Americas. The colony struggled until the settlers begean to groww tabacco to ship to Europe.
  • French Indian war

    The French and Indian War, a colonial extension of the Seven Years War that ravaged Europe from 1756 to 1763, was the bloodiest American war in the 18th century.
  • Stamp Act

    The Stamp Act of 1765 was the first internal tax levied directly on American colonists by the British government. The act, which imposed a tax on all paper documents in the colonies, came at a time when the British Empire was deep in debt from the Seven Years’ War (1756-63) and looking to its North American colonies as a revenue source
  • George Washington

    George Washington becomes president and gets reelected in 1792
  • The Louisianna purchase

    With the Louisiana Purchase in 1803, the United States purchased approximately 828,000,000 square miles of territory from France, thereby doubling the size of the young republic. What was known as Louisiana Territory stretched from the Mississippi River in the east to the Rocky Mountains in the west and from the Gulf of Mexico in the south to the Canadian border in the north.
  • Texas

    Texas establishes itself as a republic, with Sam Houston as it's first president
  • Texas

    Texas establishes itself as a republic, with Sam Houston as it's first president
  • Samuel Morse

    He sends the first telegraph message
  • Abraham Lincoln

    Abraham Lincoln wins presidential election to become 16th president of the United States
  • Civil War

    The Civil war began when conferate forces fired on Fort Sumter,a Union fort in Charleston, South Carolina. Lincoln issued a call for troops to restore the union. Four more states seceded.
  • Civil War/Abraham Lincoln/Andrew Johnson

    The civil war ends
    Lincoln is assassinated; Andrew Johnson becomes president
  • Suez canal

    The Uez Canal gets opened
  • Chief Red Cloud

    red cloud chief of the Ogala Sioux, states his peoples casein washington, D.C
  • Battle of Little Bighorn

    The battle was a last stand effort of the Lakota and Chyanne warriors against Custer and the Seventh Calvery. Custer rode into the battle ground with 263 men to fight and kill the Chyanne and Lakota worriers. The battle ended when the combined 7,000 Chyanne and Lakota warriors sluaghtered custer and his men.
  • Thomas Edison

    he invents a workable light bulb
  • Dawes Act

    The aiming to "Americanize" Native Americans. The act broke up the reservations and gave side off the reservation land back to individual Native Americans
  • Wounded knee Massacre

    350 Sioux men, women, and children were shot and killed after a member of the tribe got up to do the Ghost Dance
  • President Cleveland

    He sends federal troops to Illinois to end the pullman strike
  • presidents

    McKinley is assassinated and Theodore Roosevelt becomes president
  • Haleys Comet

    the appearance of the the comet causes wide spread panic