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The Story of US

By JyMonae
  • Jan 1, 1100

    Crusades

    Crusades
    Crusades were religious wars between the Christians(only Catholics) and Muslims. They fought over Jerusalem which was the Holy Land. Not much was accomplished, however Europeans were introduced to many things. They were introduced to food, spices, and instruments from Asia. This is important because no one really won the crusades.
  • Jan 1, 1340

    Black Death

    Black Death
    The Black Death ,or plague, killed 1/3 of the European population. Over 25 million people were killed in 5 years. People thought it was a punishment from God. The nursery rhyme "Ring Around the Rosey" is about the Bubonic plague. This is important because it caused the Renaissance and killed 1/3 of the European population.
  • Feb 3, 1488

    Dias Voyage

    Dias Voyage
    Bartolomeu Dias became the first European mariner to round the trip of Africa. He opened the way for a sea route from European to Asia. Dias' ships rounded the southernmost tip of Africa and named the point of land the Cape of Good Hope. This is important because they named the point of land the Cape of Good Hope.
  • Jan 1, 1492

    Columbus Voyage

    Columbus Voyage
    Christopher Columbus wanted to find a route from Europe to Asia. Columbus thought the quickest way to Asia would be to sail west. The king and queen gave him supplies and a ship but he never landed in Asia. He landed in the Caribbean and called those people Indians and he died thinking he landed in Asia. This is important because Columbus tried to get to Asia but failed and he thought the world was flat.
  • Jan 1, 1509

    King VIII 1st marriage

    King VIII 1st marriage
    King Henry VIII was king on England and was married to Catherine of Aragon. Henry needed a son to pass the throne to. Catherine has a miscarriage followed by a boy which died 52 days later. King Henry was very upset because he needs a boy. Catherine has 2 more miscarriages and finally has a girl named Mary.Henry was very upset so he wantes a divorce from Catherine. This is important because he's not thinking rational about his wife.
  • Jan 1, 1513

    Ponce de Leon explores Florida

    Ponce de Leon explores Florida
    In 1513,Juan Ponce de Leon landed on the east coast of Florida. He was the first European explorer to reach North American and he claimed the land for Spain. De Leon was known for trying to find the Fountain of Youth. He was asked by the king to retrieve it but never did find it. But he did discover the North American continent. This is important because he discover the North American continent.
  • Oct 31, 1517

    Posting of the 95 Theses

    Posting of the 95 Theses
    Martin Luther,a monk, began questioning the teachings of the church. On October 31, 1517 he posted 95 theses on the door of the Wittenburg church. This marked the beginning of the Protestant reformation. This is important because this is the start of the protestant reformation.
  • Jan 1, 1518

    Hernan Cortez

    Hernan Cortez
    In 1518, Cortez went to Mexico to find gold. While he was there, the leader of the Aztecs,Moctezuma, thought he was Quetzalcoatl. So, he played along and in the end he destroyed the aztec empire. Not only that but he also brought diseases and killed off the people of the aztecs. This is important because he killed off the aztecs forever.
  • Jan 1, 1532

    King Henry VIII's Divorce

    King Henry VIII's Divorce
    Henry wants a divorce from Catherine of Aragon because he says it's her fault he doesn't have a son. King Henry then asked the pope for a divorce but the Catholic church did not allow divorce. The pope refused the divorce. England broke with the Catholic church because Henry wanted a divorce. This is important because it's the start of the Anglecan church.
  • Jan 1, 1540

    Cornado

    Cornado
    Cornando explored the Southwest US. He was looking for the seven cities of Cibola(gold). He was believed to be the 1st European to see the Grand Canyon. This is important because he discovered the Grand Canyon.
  • Jamestown est.

    Jamestown est.
    King James gave permission for 144 men to start a colony in Virginia. When they arrived in 1607, they named the colony Jamestown in honor of King James I. They soon learned that it bad land with swamps and that caused lots of problems. In 1608, 200 more colonists arrived but by 1609 only 53 were left. Then the leader of Jamestown,John Smith, said "Those who don't work, don't eat." By the end of 1609 400 more colonists arrived but by the winter, only 52 people were left.
  • Jamestown est

    This is important because without John Smith a lot of the colonists would be dead.
  • King Philip's War

    King Philip's War
    King Philip was on the Native side because he was the Meracom(leader) of the Wampanoags. It all started when Alex,Philip's brother, gets taken into questioning and killed right after. Then an informer for the colonists was murdered along with three natives who were tried by the colonists and found guilty. In the end, King Philip was captured and killed and his head was raised on a flag. This is important because this is one of many wars between the colonists and the natives.
  • New York Est.

    New York Est.
    New York was originally called the New Netherlands and was ruled by the Dutch. In 1664 England's king Charles granted the Dutch colonial land to his brother James who took it over. It was then renamed New York because James was the Duke of York. New Jersey then split from New York. This is important because it made New York become a England colony.
  • Delaware est.

    Delaware est.
    The first european settlers in Delaware were Swedish. The Dutch took control of it but,along with New York, lost it to England. Delaware settlers were adverse to sending delegates to a distand Philadelphia. Then in 1704 Delaware became a seperate colony. This is important because Delaware become a New England colony.
  • French and Indian War

    French and Indian War
    The French and Indian War was a war between the French and Britishover the Ohio River Valley. It was called the French and Indian War because the natives fought with the French. Only a few natives fought with the British because they treated them badly and the natives thought if they help the British then maybe they'll start being nicer but they were wrong. In the end, the British won and to decide who gets what, they came up with the Treaty of Paris.
  • French and Indian War

    This is important because it's the reason British taxed colonists.
  • Stamp Act

    Stamp Act
    Parliament placed a tax on printed materials. This was the 1st direct tax on colonists. House of Burgesses said only VA representatives could tax VA residents. Stamp Act was repealed in 1766. This is important because this act first caused the colonists to rebel.
  • Stamp Act Congress

    Stamp Act Congress
    John Dickens wrote the Declaration of Rights & Grievances. The Congress asked King George III for help with Parliament. This is important because they asked the King for help with parliament.
  • Gaspee Affair

    Gaspee Affair
    The British ship Gaspee patrolled the coast for smugglers.Captain and crew searched colonial ships without warrants. In 1772, 150 New England colonists boarded the ship and burned it. Colonial suspects were taken to England to stand trial. This is important because they were stealing from the colonists.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    Tea Tax of 1773 required the colonists to only buy British East India Company Tea and placed tax on tea. On December 16, 1773,the Sons of Liberty dumped the British East India Tea in the Boston Harbor. This is important because this caused the British to start treating the colonists more unfair than they already were.
  • Olive Branch Petition

    Olive Branch Petition
    The Olive Branch Petition was a writing to the king ,by the colonists, saying that they are still loyal citizens to the British and just told the king they don't want anymore conflict between Great Britian and the colonies. This is important because they were telling the king they were still loyal citizens to the British.
  • Winter at Valley Forge

    Winter at Valley Forge
    General Washington and his army were suffering in the winter of 1777 because disease,starvation,and not enough supplies killed 1/3 of the Americans. The Americans were giving up and thinking they couldn't defeat the British but Thomas Paine's "American Crisis" helped. This is important because it tought the Patriots to figh skillfully and have self control.
  • Treaty of Paris

    Treaty of Paris
    The Treaty of Paris was a treaty that basically ended the American Revolution war. It gave the US North America, it gave Spain Florida, and the British were given the islands. This is important because it ended the American Revolution peacefully.
  • Indian Removal Act

    Indian Removal Act
    This was an act that congress passed that said that all Native Americans that were in the east had to move west of the Mississippi River. They had to walk all the way from their land to their new territory which is modern day Oklahoma. This is important because this was an unfair law that was pushed by Andrew Jackson.
  • Oregon Trail

    Oregon Trail
    The Oregon Trail stretched from the Missouri to Oregon and was a 2,000 mile trail. The Pioneers had wagons but it was for the supplies so most of them had to walk. Some of them died along the way of fatigue and it was challenging crossing mountains and rivers. This is important because it expanded the west.
  • Trail of Tears

    Trail of Tears
    When the Indians were getting removed, they had to walk to present day Oklahoma. It took them from the Winter of 1838 to the Fall of 1839. It was called the Trail of Tears because some people were literally crying the whole way there whether it was because of harsh weather, fatigue, or exhaustion. This is important because from this long trip, it killed 4,000 out of the 15,000 Native Americans that went.
  • Donner Party

    Donner Party
    The Donner Party were Pioneers traveling along the Oregon trail when they went on a short cut onto a mountain and since the mountain was too rocky, their wagon broke. Then there was a huge snow storm and they didn't have enough food to survive so they resorted to eating each other. In the end only one person was found alive. This was important because it showed the other Pioneers what a bad short cut they took.
  • California Gold Rush

    California Gold Rush
    The Gold Rush started by a man named James marshall discovering it while building a sawmill. He was told to keep quiet but wrod got around quick and everybody from everywhere went to California. But by the mid-1850s, gold was hard to find and everyone left. This is important because after this happened, California became part of the United States.
  • Underground Railroad

    Underground Railroad
    The Underground Railroad was a network of people & places that helped slaves escape to freedom/. The Further South, the harder it was to escape. There were many dangers involved in attempting to escape. This is important because it helped slaves escape from slavery.
  • Fugitive Slave Law

    Fugitive Slave Law
    The Fugitive Slave Lwa required people to return runaway slaves to the nearest bounty hunter. The people found helping fugitive slaves had to pay a $1,000 fine and/or 6 months in jail. The problem with the slave law was that the bounty hunters would bring in free people that looked like the runaway slaves just to get money. This is important because with this law, non-slave men were captured into slavery also.
  • Uncle Tom's Cabin

    Uncle Tom's Cabin
    Uncle Tom's Cabin was a novel written by Harriet Beecher Stowe to show the horrors of slavery. The novel helped abolitionist movement gain sympathy in the North. This is important because it showed northerners how slavey really was.
  • Dred Scott Case

    Dred Scott Case
    Dred Scott was a slave to a military doctor who died while they were in Winconsin which was a free state. Dred said he free but when the doctor's family comes to collect their inheritance, they want Dred too. Since he said he was free, Dred sues the family but the judge says that slaves aren't people. He says they are property and Dred had to go back with the family. This is important because Dred Scott is the first slave to ever sue their owner.
  • Assassination of Lincoln

    Assassination of Lincoln
    Abraham Lincoln was at Ford's theater with his wife when John Wilkes Booth shot him in the back of the head. He was taken to a house across the street where doctors said they couldn't do anything and he died the next day. This is important because he was the first president to get assassinated.