The Story of Us

  • Jan 1, 1095

    Crusades

    Crusades
    The crusades were a seriers of religious wars between the catholics and the muslims. These wars were over the holy land. Which is Jerusalem, not much was accomplished during these wars. This is important because the crusades had many gains and impacts on the Middle Ages.
  • Jan 1, 1348

    The Black Death

    The Black Death
    The Black Plague was the plague of the 1300's. This plague wiped out 2.5 million people and killed 1/3 of the population. People believed it was a punishment from God. This is important because it is a time of huge death, loss, and tribulation during the Middle Ages.
  • Jan 1, 1492

    Columbus Vovage

    Columbus Vovage
    On August 3, 1492 Christopher Columbus sailed from Spain with 3 ships, which were granted from the King and Queen. This is important because a part of America , our country was discovered.
  • Jan 1, 1513

    Ponce de Leon explores Florida

    Ponce de Leon explores Florida
    In 1513, Ponce landed on the eat coast of Florida. He was the first european to explore the mainland of North America. This is important becuse Ponce discovered later to be Florida
  • Oct 31, 1517

    Posting of the 95 theses

    Posting of the 95 theses
    In the early1500's a monk named Martin Luther began to question the Roman Catholic Church. He decided to writre 95 points where the Bible and the church did not meet up. Soon after, he posted them on the church door. This was important because it changed the view and history on the Roman Catholic Church. Also because it started the Reformation.
  • Jan 1, 1518

    Cortez defeats the Aztecs

    Cortez defeats the Aztecs
    Hernan Cortex was a man who came to Mexico to find gold. The leader of the Aztecs thought that he was a God. Cortez took advantage and took over the Aztec Empire. He also brought disease to the Empire. This is important because it marks the fall of the Aztecs, a very cruel empire.
  • Jan 1, 1521

    Martin Luther is excommunicated

    Martin Luther is excommunicated
    Soon after Martin Luther posted the 95 theses, the Pope threatened to kick him out the church. This meant he would be an outsider to the rest of society. This is important to our history because it was what started off the reformation.
  • Oct 12, 1537

    King Henry gets a son

    King Henry gets a son
    After many tries to get a son, Henry gets a son named Edward. He will later be King but will die at an early age. This is important because England would then have a child for king after King Henry's death.
  • Jan 1, 1565

    St. Augustine est.

    St. Augustine est.
    St. Augustine was founded in 1565, which is before Jamestown. This was discovered by Ponce de Leon. This is important because a first southern part of North America was discovered.
  • Roanoke Colonization Attempt

    Roanoke Colonization Attempt
    In 1584 Sir Walter Raleigh was given permission to start a colony. In a failed attempt, the colony disappeaered. This is important becuase it's England's first attempt to start a colony.
  • Jamestown est.

    Jamestown est.
    In the 1600's, King James 1 gave permission for 144 men to start a colony in Virginia. It was named Jamestown in honor of King James. It started off bad but later excelled. This is important because it's England's first stable colony is the New World. (U.S)
  • Salem Witch Trials

    Salem Witch Trials
    The Salem Witch trials were trials that convicted many people of witchcraft. Many people were hanged and they were innocent. This was a dark time for Salem. This is important because it marked a dark time for America's history.
  • Washington Kills French Ambassador

    Washington Kills French Ambassador
    George Washington, a man of Britian accidentally killed a French Ambassador. This is important because it starts off the French and Indian War, which is important to our history.
  • French and Indian War

    French and Indian War
    This war was fought by France and England. This was over the control of the Ohio River Valley. Which was claimed by the Indian Trubes. This war was won by England. This is important because after the war, each country gained and lost certain things, mostly parts of land.
  • Treaty of Paris

    Treaty of Paris
    This treaty is what declared the war between England and France. This treaty was four sided and took many things from France. This is important because it declared the French and Indian War over.
  • The Stamp Act

    The Stamp Act
    The Stamp Act is another part of the series of taxes placed on the colonists. This put a tax on all printed material. This is important because it angered the colonists, which lead to them canceling the taxes, and also to our independence.
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    The Boston Massacre took place during a riot. Five British soldiers opened fire on innocent colonists. This was an accident but it still 1/2 of the soldiers guilty of manslaughter. This is important because it is part of the revolution, and because this later lead to U.S becoming independent.
  • Tea Act

    Tea Act
    The Tea Act was when the British government (Parliament) put a taxes on tea. This is one of the acts that made the colonists angry. This is important because it lead to Parliament removing the taxes and it is part of the Road to Revolution.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    The boston tea party was when a group of colonists got on the boat that carried the tea (Very expensive) and dumped all the into the harbor. This angered Parliament and they closed the harbor. This is important because it is a time when the colonists fought back and tried to get revenge. Also because it is part of a series of events that lead to our independence.
  • Common Sence

    Common Sence
    Thomas Paine wrote common sense to increase the morale of the soldiers during the revolutionary war. This is important because it helped change the mind of many American's to split from Britian and become independent.
  • Winter at Valley Forge

    Winter at Valley Forge
    George Washington along with his soldiers were stuck in Valley Forge during a time of war in the winter. This was a very tragic time during the war. Many soldiers died of smallpox and many got frostbite. This is important because it's part of the revoultionary war and our fight against the British. Also because this was one big thing that showed how good of a commander George Washington was.
  • Treaty of Paris

    Treaty of Paris
    The treaty of Paris ended the Revolutionary War between the thirteen colonies and Britian. This granted our independence. This is very important because with the war being over and we won, we were granted our independence.
  • The War of 1812

    The War of 1812
    The War of 1812 began in June of 1812. This was once again the war between the U.S and Britian. This was caused by Britian's attempt to restrict U.S trade. This is important because it was partly led by Andrew Jackson, which helped him later to become our 9th president.
  • The Donner Party

    The Donner Party
    In the spring of 1846, the Donner family left to head west. During the trip, they got stuck in the mountains and had a broken wagon. They then turned to cannibalism. 1/2 of them made it out alive. This is important because it caused people to be more cautious while on the trail and it showed how dangerous the trail could really be.
  • Oregon Trail

    Oregon Trail
    The Oregon Trail was a route to Oregon. Many people went on this trail during 1847. Lots used it to make it farther west. This is important because it really helped populate the west, such as California.
  • The Louisiana Purchase

    The Louisiana Purchase
    The U.S purchased 828,000,000 square miles of territory from France. This territory stretched from the Mississippi River to the Rocky Mountains. This is important because it expanded our country.
  • California Gold Rush

    California Gold Rush
    The discovery of gold nuggets in the early 1849 sparked the gold rush. People travled to California just to get gold using the Oregon Trail. This is important because it made California's population boom.
  • Fugitive Slave Law

    Fugitive Slave Law
    The fugitive slave law was that all citizens were required to return runaway slaves and were fined and throw in jail if they aided a slave. This was important because it helped out southerns and angered northerns.
  • John Brown's Raid

    John Brown's Raid
    John Brown and his seven sons tried to rob an arsenal. The plan was to get as much guns as possible, give them to the slaves, and them fight against the south. This ended in a horrific way. Only John and one of his sons lived. They were later hanged. This was important because southerns began to think all northerns were liek Brown, crazy and violent.
  • Battle of Vicksburg

    Battle of Vicksburg
    This took place in Mississippi. General Grant was going up against a confederate general Pamrock. Grant preformed a siege, which cut supply going in and out a city. This was important because it was a major win for the union.
  • Battle of Gettysburg

    Battle of Gettysburg
    This took place in Pennsylvania. It was turning point in the war when Gen. Grant forced the confederates to retreat and the hill was secured. This was important because it was a big victory and turning point in the war.
  • Assassination of Lincoln

    Assassination of Lincoln
    Lincoln's assassination took place at Ford's Theater in 1865. A man named John Booth came up to where Lincoln was sitting, and shot him in the back of the head. The man then jumped off the balcony and fleed from the theater. This is important because a famous president and war hero was taken out. This was major news for the world at the time.