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  • Oct 12, 1492

    Christopher Columbus finds the US

    Christopher Columbus finds the US
    It was by acciednt that Chritopher Columbus and his expedition found the United States, they thought they were in "the Indies". but they really landed in what is now San Salvador. Columbus was not the first to discover America but his voyage was more important because of the people that followed him.
  • Mayflower compact

    Mayflower compact
    An agreement to make sure the Pilgrims had a unified governing system.
  • Arrival of the Pilgrims

    Arrival of the Pilgrims
    This was a group of separatists that traveled to America seeking religious freedom.
  • French & Indian war

    French & Indian war
    This was the result of a dispute between the British and the American colinist against the French and thier Indian allies over territorial rights.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    The tea party was act of defience against the British taxes. Colinist dress up as Indians and threw tea into Boston harbor.
  • First Continental Congress

    First Continental Congress
    A commitee of 56 deligates from the colonies eexpect for Georgia, to debate the issues facing the colonies under British rule.
  • Battle of Lexington and Concord

    Battle of Lexington and Concord
    These were the first battles of the Revolutionary war. The British troops show domination early during these early battles.
  • Declaration of Independence

    Declaration of Independence
    A document declaring the independance from Britian rule signed by the Continial Congress stating formation of a new government with rights and freedoms of its people.
  • Battle of Saratoga

    Battle of Saratoga
    Significant battle that was the turning point of the war in deciding the outcome of the loss of the British.
  • Articles of Confederation

    Articles of Confederation
    These are the set of laws adopted by the Continiental Congress to limit the national government, leaving the major of political power up to the individiual states to govern.
  • Battle of Georgetown

    Battle of Georgetown
    A British raiding party arrived from Charleston by sea and landed at Georgetown. The British scattered its few Patriot defenders. The raiders then proceeded to burn several houses near the waterfront. Then, they withdrew and departed by sea.
  • Treaty of Paris

    Treaty of Paris
    Officially the end of the Revolutionary war where Great Britian recognized the independance of the United States.
  • United States Constitution

    United States Constitution
    Written by a man named Gouverneur Morris of Pennsylvania who was in charge of the committee to draft the final copy of the Constitution, this document outlines the frame work of our entire govenment and basis for all laws.
  • Louisiana Purchase

    Louisiana Purchase
    The Louisiana purchase dramatically increased the nations debt and size. Purchased from the French.
  • Missouri Compromise

    Missouri Compromise
    The institution of slavery had been a divisive issue in the United States for decades before the territory of Missouri petitioned Congress for admission to the Union as a state in 1818. Since the Revolution, the country had grown from 13 states to 22 and had managed to maintain a balance of power between slave and free states. There were 11 free states and 11 slave states.
  • Compromise of 1850

    Compromise of 1850
    During the debate of California's admitted to the United States, Henry Clay proposed some comprises that would allow California to be a free state. New Mexico and Utah would decide for themselves, Washington DC would abolish sale of slaves, Texas would give up claim to New Mexico and the fugitive salve act was established.
  • Kansas-Nebraska Act

    Kansas-Nebraska Act
    This called for the two territories to decided wither or not to permit slavery based on the principle of popular sovereignty.
  • Emancipation Proclamation

    Emancipation Proclamation
    The emancipation proclamation issued by President Lincoln gave freedom to all slaves.
  • Battle of Gettysburg

    Battle of Gettysburg
    Three days of fighting was the bloodiest battle of the war and was said to be the turning point for the Union army defeating the Confederates.
  • 13th Amendment

    13th Amendment
    The 13th amendment secured the freedom of all individuals against all prejudice.