U.S History

  • The Enlightenment Era (17th - 18th Century)

    The Enlightenment Era (17th - 18th Century)
    Influenced great inventions and progressiveness in society from people such as Benjamin Franklin through the use of reason.
  • The Establishment of Jamestown

    The Establishment of Jamestown
    Jamestown was established in Virginia, leading to the development and creation of the United States.
  • Slave Trade

    Slave Trade
    Slaves came from locations around the world. The slave trade provided slaves for people in the early American Continent. This influenced the economic future of Americans.
  • Effects of Slavery in the Carolinas

    Effects of Slavery in the Carolinas
    Laws of slaves that made African Americans property, differing from other treatments of slaves.
  • British Acts towards Colonies

    British Acts towards Colonies
    “The Stamp Act, Sugar Act, Townshend Acts, and Intolerable Acts are four acts that contributed to… The American Revolution.”
  • “Shot heard round the world”

    “Shot heard round the world”
    Was the tipping point to start a revolution with Britain.
  • Publication of “Common Sense” by Thomas Paine

    Connects to the U.S constitution. Argued that the government should serve the people.
  • The Treaty of Paris

    The Treaty of Paris
    Marked the end of the American Revolution with Britain surrendering.
  • Constitutional Convention of 1787

    Established answers to what kind of representation, the allowance of slavery, and whether or not to have a democracy for the U.S.
  • The Louisiana Purchase

    The Louisiana Purchase
    President Jefferson bought Louisiana Territory from France. This doubled the size of the U.S.
  • Sacagawea’s Influence on Tribes

    Sacagawea’s Influence on Tribes
    During the exploration of the Corps of Discovery, Sacagawea helped them establish peaceful unions with tribes in the west. This helped trading from the western tribes to the east.
  • The creation of the first successful steamboat, Clermont

    The creation of the first successful steamboat, Clermont
    Improved effectiveness of water transportation in the U.S.
  • Use of Morse Code in Telegraph

    Use of Morse Code in Telegraph
    Allowed for better communication across the U.S.
  • Manifest Destiny

    Manifest Destiny
    Westward expansion to establish new territory by Americans.
  • Antebellum Republican Motherhood

    Rise of women advocating for the use of women in social reform of the U.S. This social reform was targeted to children in order to help them become more moral. The home became a source of female authority.
  • Treaty of Hidalgo

    Expansion under which Mexico ceded nearly half its land to the United States.
  • The Publication of Uncle Tom’s Cabin

    The Publication of Uncle Tom’s Cabin
    Showed the public how cruel and unjust slavery is. This helped to go against the Fugitive Slave Act.
  • The Dred Scott Decision

    The Dred Scott Decision
    Made the Missouri Compromise unconstitutional. Established that African Americans could not be citizens of the U.S. and that the spread of slavery into new territories was legal for the U.S.
  • Attack on Fort Sumter

    Influenced views on confederacy and union to go to war.
  • American Civil War

    American Civil War
    Was a war to preserve the Union and to end slavery in the United States.