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The Story of Us

  • Jan 1, 1095


    The Crusades were religious wars between the Christians and Muslims. The wars were fought for Jerusalem or the Holy Land because it was valuble for each side. Importance:Because if it weren't for the Crusades, the Middle Ages could have lasted longer than what they did.
  • Jan 1, 1348

    Black Death

    Black Death
    The Black Plague, also known as the Black Death, was a deadly illness that spread around Europe in the 13oos. It killed 1/3 of the European population and in five years, over twenty-five million people were killed due to the disease. Importance: Because it wiped out a large population of the Europeans.
  • Jan 1, 1492

    Columbus Voyage

    Columbus Voyage
    In the year of 1492 Columbus sailed in search of the Indian shore, but he landed on the New World, known as America. He believed that he did land on the Indian shores though, even though he never did.His purpose for trying to travel to the Indian shore was to try to find a new route for trade. Importance: Because or eles the New World findings would have been delayed.
  • Jan 1, 1505

    Martin Luther Becomes a Monk

    Martin Luther Becomes a Monk
    In trying to escape the Black Death, Luther was caught in a storm where fearing for his life, made an agreement with God to devote his life to becoming a monk i return for his survival. Although becoming a monk was very violent and painful. Importance: Because it helped lead to a new religion .
  • Jan 1, 1509

    King Henery VIII's 1st. Marrage

    King Henery VIII's 1st. Marrage
    King Henery VIII's brother died so he had to become king at 18 years old and had to marry his brother's widow. Because they didn't have real love for each other, the king was trying to divorce her, but she didn't want to break the alliance England and Aragon had. Also because the Pope/church wouldn't allow it. He eventually had the divorce with Katherine. Importance: Because it broke the alliance England and Aragon had was the first divorce hat the pope allowed.
  • Apr 2, 1513

    Ponce de Leon explores

    Ponce de Leon explores
    In 1513, Ponce de Leon, a Spanish explorer, was looking for the Fountain of Youth. A fountain that is suppossed to keep you young. He never did locate the fountain for it was only a legeon and didn't really exist. Although he did come to find and claime Flordia. Importance: Florida's findings would have been delayed and not claimed, along with believing that the fountain was just a myth.
  • Oct 31, 1517

    Posting of 95 Theses

    Posting of 95 Theses
    In 1517, Martin Luther posted 95 revenutionary opinions, also know as the 95 theses statements, to the church door in Wittenberg, Germany. This began the Protestant Repormation. Luther was later kicked out of the church as where he unententionally started his own religion. Importance: Because it started a whole new religion.
  • Jan 1, 1518

    Cortes defeat of Aztecs

    Cortes defeat of Aztecs
    Heran Cortes, a well known Spanish explorer, went to Mexico to find gold in 1518 where Moclezuma, the leader of the Aztecs, a strong, big, and powerful religous group. thought he was Quetzalcoat, a religous person they believed in. So the Aztecs took him in until Hernan and diseuses destroyed the entire empire. Importance: Because it wiped out an entire empire causing them to become instinct.
  • Jan 1, 1533

    De Soto explores Mississippi River

    De Soto explores Mississippi River
    In 1533, De Soto, an explorer, began exploring the sothern portion of the US. In doing so, he believed that he was the first European explorer to find the Mississippi River. Importance: Because he was the first European that discovered the Mississippi River that is still commonly known and used to day.
  • Jan 1, 1540

    Coronado explores Grand Canyon

    Coronado explores Grand Canyon
    In 1540, Coranado, a Spanish explorer, explored the Southwestern part of the US; he was looking for the Seven Cities of Cibda, or gold. He is believed to be the first person or European to see the Grand Canyon. Importance: Because he was the first person to discover and talk about the Grand Canyon that is still known and commonly visited today.
  • Jamestown

    In 1607, the first European settlers colonized a place in the new world called Virginia. There were many struggles on trying to make this colony work. There were many different leaders such as John Smith and had many hardships such as cold, long winters and starvation. But in the end they made it through. Importance: Because it was a place where people could live without a king and British conflict. It was the first colony in the New World that brought us to the US we know today.
  • Plymouth

    In 1620, another colonisation called Plymouth took place after Jamestown and not far from it. The Plymouth colony was made up of Puritan Separatists or Pilgrims who left England for freedom from prosticution and to be able to practice any kind of religion. They sailed on the Mayflower and settled on what is now known as Cape Cod Bay, Massachusetts. Importance: Because it was the second colonisation in America where the holiday Thanksgiving was brought from due to the peace between the Pilgrims.
  • Massachusetts Bay

    Massachusetts Bay
    One of the original English settlements in present-day Massachusetts, settled in 1630 by a group of about 1,000 Puritan refuges from England under Governer John Winthrop. It was known as the Plymouth Colony that later merged into the Massachusetts Bay Colony. Importance: Because it was a colony that emerged from Plymouth which brought us peace and a holiday.
  • King Philip's War

    King Philip's War
    King Philip's War was in 1675-1676 and was marked the last major effort by the Native Americans of Southern New England to drive out the English settlers. With tensions spilling over following the collapse of trade partnerships and aggressive expansion of colonist territories (etc.). Importance: Because Natives drove out and killed some English Settlers and shrinking their population. It was a high point for the indians.
  • French and Indian War

    French and Indian War
    The French and Indian War, alos know as the Seven Years' War, this new world conflict marked another chapter in the long struggle between Britain and French. When France's expansion into the Ohio River Valley brought repeated conflict with the claims of British colonies, a series of battles led to the official British declaration of war in 1756. Importance: Because it brought the expansion of the Ohio River Valley that led to another difference between French and British that later paid off.
  • Sugar Act

    Sugar Act
    The Sugar Act was a tax that Parliment placed an sugar and malasses that wa imported from foreign countries. Importance: Because it caused people to lose a lot of needed money that they already didn't have.
  • Stamp Act

    Stamp Act
    The Stamp Act was a tax Parliment placed on printed material in 1765. The colonists would have to pay and get a stamp on all printed material that they purchased. Importance: Because it caused peole to lose a lot of money that they didn't have and needed for other things.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    The Boston Tea Party occured in 1773 where the Sons of Liberty dressed up like Indians and dumped the British East India Tea in the Boston Harbor. Importance: Because it costed the people a lot of money as punishment and brought more taxes that people couldn't efford which could have shortend the population due to lack of food and supplies.
  • Coercive Act

    Coercive Act
    The coercive acts were punishments placed by Parliment for the Boston Tea Party insidant. It occured a few months after the Boston Tea Party in 1774. The coercive or Intolerable Acts were where Parliment shut down the Boston Port until the tea was paid for, where thwe governer appointed all government positions in the colonies, no town meetings were allowed, and there were more of the intense Acts. Importance: Because it was the punishment that people couldn't afford.
  • Battle of Sarstoga

    Battle of Sarstoga
    The Battle of Saratoga was a fierce battle fought in 1777 between the British and German troops and Americans. This battle was the turning point for the American Revolutionary War because up till then , British had the lead victories, but this battle was a surprising win for America. Importance: Because it was the turning point as where America won and continued to win.
  • Battle of Yorktown

    Battle of Yorktown
    The Battle of Yorktwon was the last battle of the Revolution. We weren't officially free until the treaty was signed, but it was the end of the arsduring this time period. The battle was in 1781 and was between the British and Americans. Along with the French Fleet as an ally for America. The battle was won by the Americans due to the help of the French Fleet surrounding the British. Importance: Because it was the battle that freed us and ended the Revolution. And it was a win for America.
  • Treaty of Paris

    Treaty of Paris
    The Treaty of Paris was the treaty signed that gave us our official freedom in 1783 after the Battle of Yorktown. There was another Treaty of Paris in 1763 that ended the French and Indian war, but this treaty ended the Revelution and made us officially free from British rule. Importance: Because it made America officially free from British rule.
  • Lewis and Clark Expedition

    Lewis and Clark Expedition
    The Lewis and Clark Expedition was an expedition in which Ben Franklin appointed Lewis, who appointed Clark, to go on a journey traveling along the Missouri and Columbia River till they reach the Pacific. They were sent because president Jefferson wanted a westward expansion and needed someone to expand the plants, animals, geology, and terrain of the region. In which they did in their journals. Importance: Because or else the findings and information of the new land would have been delayed.
  • Indian Removal Act

    Indian Removal Act
    The Indian Removel Act began in 1830 when it was passed by Congress duringthe presidency of Andrew Jackson. The law was passed due to the president's hatred of Indiansand agreed in wanting the land. The law ment that Indians in the Southern US had to walk down the Trial of Tears, being escorted by soldiers, past west of the Mississippi River and toward Oklahoma. Importance: Because if it didn't happen then the Native American population would have been larger and lasted longer.
  • Trial of Tears

    Trial of Tears
    The Trial of Tears were during 1838-1839. It was when the Indians were walking down the road toward Oklahoma and west past the Mississippi Rier Valley. This was due to the Indian Removal Act and president Jefferson's hatred for them. The name came from the many lives lost from starvation, disease, cold, falling objects, etc. due to being forced to walk down the trail. Importance: Because it thinned out the Indian population and gave president Jefferson more land.
  • Donner Party

    Donner Party
    The Donner party was a group of about eighty-seven people. They were traveling to find gold in California during the Gold Rush. They got stuck by a snow storm in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. They were stranded for 5 months and slowly died off from disease, cold, starvation, and canablism. Only half survived. Importance: Because it showed others how dangerous traveling near the Sierra Nevada Mountains. And to show how desperate people wanted gold that wasn't that rewarding.
  • California Gold Rush

    California Gold Rush
    The California Gold Rush began on JAnuary 24, 1848 when gold was found by James W. Marshall at Sutter's Mill in Colama, California. All told, the news of gold brought some 300,000 people to California from the rest of the US and abroad. It ended when the easy-to-find gold was gone and there was talk of Silver somewhere else. Importance: Because people would be more poor and Californiamight not have become an official state until later due to lacking in population.
  • Fugitive Slave Law

    Fugitive Slave Law
    The Fugive Slave Law occuried in 1850. It was a law that stated that any citizen had to return all runaway slaves to their owner. Aiding a fugitive would result in a $1000 fine and/or 6 mounths in jail. After slaves were caught, they went to court where they were often ruled guilty whether they really were or not. Importance: Because many people lost their lives to slavery or had to pay a good amount of money that they couldn't afford.
  • Compromise of 1850

    Compromise of 1850
    The Compromise of 1850 was a compromise made in 1850 between free and slave states. A guy named Henry Clay came up with the compromise that would bennifit the balance between free and slave states. Importance: Because it united the North and South for a period of time. Which probably caused less battles and gave states the right to choose.
  • Dred Scott Case

    Dred Scott Case
    The Dred Sxcott Case was an event in 1857 where a slave named Dred Scott went to court for his freedom. He was a slave to a military doctor that moved and died in Wisconsin. Dred then said he was free because Wisconsin was a free state, but many years later, the military doctor's kids came to collect their father's property, including Dred. Dred lost the case. Importance: Because he was the first slave to go to court for his freedom which gave others hope.
  • Battle of Gettysburg

    Battle of Gettysburg
    The battle of Gettysburg was one of the battles during the Civil War on July 1-3, 1863 in Pennsylvania, Ga. Robert E. Lee led the offensive attack. The Union forced the Confederate states to retreat, thus winning the war. Importance: Because it was the bloodiest battle during the Civil War which was the turning point for the Union and Civil War.
  • Assassination of Licoln

    Assassination of Licoln
    President Abraham Lincoln was assassinated on April 14, 1865 by john Wilker Booth. He was at a play when booth came up from hehind and shot him in the head. Booth got away, but later was caught and hung. Lincoln was brought to the Perterson house across the street after being shot. He died the follow moring. Importance: Because a really great president and honest man was killed for no reason, but still is remembered and respected today.