The Early United States

  • jamestown settlement begin

    jamestown settlement begin
  • The Plymouth Colony

    The Plymouth Colony
    The Pilgrims landed briefly at the tip of Cape
    Cod. A cape is a strip of land that stretches into a body of water. They chose a site on the other site of Cape Cod Bay to build a settlement. The colony was named Plymouth after a town in England.
  • stamp act

    stamp act
    The Stamp Act put a tax on everything that was printed. Stuff like, newspapers, calenders and playing cards. Colonists had to pay for a tax stamp when buying these things.
  • The Boston Tea Party

    The Boston Tea Party
    On the night of December 16, sevaral dozen sons of liberty boarded ships illegally. Colonists decided to get rid of unwanted tea. They threw the tea into the harbour.This is called the boston tea party.
  • The Declaration Of Independence

    The Declaration Of Independence
    The Declaration Of Independence marks the beginning of the U.S. It is a document to declare Independence from Britain. In it it shows that we should be free from Britain.
  • Articles of Confederation

    Articles of Confederation
    In 1781 the states accepted the Articles. The articles gave congress the power to declare war, make peace treaties, and make treaties with other nations, including American Indian Nations.
    Jacob Bradshaw
  • Treaty of Paris

    Treaty of Paris
  • constitutional convention

    constitutional convention
    in 1787 in the spring of 1787
  • Washington Elected

    Washington Elected
    The United States elected a president for the first time in April 30, 1789. The first president's name was George Washington
  • womens rights

    womens rights
    In the early 1800s women were prevented from voting or holding political ofice.They had less chances than men did to get an education.Women had rights to vote just like men did.
  • Louisiana Purchase

    Louisiana   Purchase
    The year Thomas Jefferson was elected,a big area of land was under french control. This land was known as louisiana. There was a port in New Orleans that american farmers used to ship goods, but they were afraid the french would close the port to them. Nepolean Bonaparte agreed that they could use the port. Later suprisingly the french offered to sell all of loiusiana for 15 million dollars.In 1803 the u.s bought all of what they offered.This purchase is known as the Louisiana Purcase.
  • steam locomotive

    steam locomotive
    the steam locomotive was built in 1804 by Richard Trevithick
  • Lewis and Clark expedition

    Lewis and Clark expedition
    President Jefferson chose Meriwether Lewis to lead the expedition. Lewis invited his friend William Clark to help lead the expedition into the louisiana territory. Lewis and Clark set out from ST. Louis with more than 30 people, almost all of them were soldiers who joined there dangerous journey.
  • lewis and clark end of the trail

    lewis and clark end of the trail
    lewis and clark covered thousands of miles.most of there trails were bumpy.they ended at pacific occean that was there last stop.
  • steamboat

    The steamboat was the first boat to have an engine.It was completed in 1807. The person who invented the steamboat was Robert Fulton.
  • war of 1812

    war of 1812
    when james maddison wuz electedpresedent in 1808 britan an france were at war .thomas jeffersonhad tried to keep the united states to stay natural .he hopedthat amaricans could keep tradingwith both france and britan.
  • Oregon Trail

    Oregon Trail
    On the Oregon Trail there were very hard times for the people who walked upon the trail.
  • The Burning of the White House

    The Burning of the White House
    In August 1814, the British attacked the White House. Dolly Madison quickly collected important papers. She didn't have time to get her belongings, but she refused to leave a famous portrat of George Washington. After she fled, Brtish forces burned the White House, the Capitol, and other buildings in Washington D.C.
  • Battle of the Alamo

    Battle of the Alamo
    The battle of the Alamo was a bloodly battle the Texans held up the base for 12 days but on the 13 day all the Texans were dead. A few days later the Texans put a huge hit on Mexico! A few years later Texas won the war.
  • Erie Canal opens

    Erie Canal opens
    The Erie canal opened on Oct 26 ,1825 .It made traveling goods up stream to certain places easier.
  • texas wins independance

    texas wins independance
    Santa Anna's goal was to capture the Alamo.Santa's army yelled remember the Alamo.Texas became part of the U.S.A.
  • Trail of Tears

    Trail of Tears
    This is a picture of the Trail Of Tears in 1838. This took place in Georgia.Settlers forced the Cherokee off of their land.They had to walk a long way to get to Indian Territory.Along the way a lot of the indians died. They had very little food to eat. They had little water to drink.
  • Telegraph

    In May 1, 1844 the telegraph was invented .A telegraph is a machine that sends electric signals over wires.This system was called the Morse code.
  • 1848 Seneca Falls Convention

    1848 Seneca Falls Convention
    A group of women in 1848 held a convention in Seneca Falls and New York to discuss their rights.Nearly 300 people attended this meeting. This convention started the women's rights movement.
  • Oregon Trail

    Oregon Trail
    On the Oregon Trail there were very hard times. A lot of people had to walk. Their feet hurt.
  • Sojourner Truth 1883

    Sojourner Truth 1883
    Sojourner Truth died on Nov. 26 1883 , she, said in a speech "Ain`t I a women" at the Womens Rights Convention in 1851.She was pointing out that Afican Americans and white women had equal rights.