U.S. History by Neenah Calhoun

  • Jamestown

    The first permanent settlement in North America made by the English. It's in present-day Virginia.
  • Virginia House of Burgesses

    Virginia House of Burgesses
    It originated from an assembly in Virginia, and it was known as the first type of representative government.
  • Mayflower Compact

    Mayflower Compact
    The first form of self government that the Pilgrims made before coming to Plymouth, MA.
  • Declaration of Independence

    Declaration of Independence
    When the colonies finally had enough of Great Britain, they finally had enough and went to write the DOI to split up! This would soon start war between the two.
  • Treaty of Paris

    Treaty of Paris
    This is when the war between Great Britain and the Colonies (the U.S.) was over, with the colonies being victorious. This happened after the surrender in Yorktown.
  • Constitution

    After a hard debate, they finally made a form of government that has rights for the people and federal government!
  • Northwest Ordinance

    Northwest Ordinance
    This was made under the Articles of Confederation, and it was a method to add new states to the U.S!
  • Second Great Awakening

    Second Great Awakening
    An event that sparked religious revival within the people! It made them realize that doing good things for others would make them good themselves, which also started reform.
  • Whiskey Rebellion

    Whiskey Rebellion
    A rebellion when farmers were angry about the taxes on liquor. They fought against the government and it came to the point where the government had to raise its defenses.
  • Alien & Sedition Acts

    Alien & Sedition Acts
    A series of passed laws that started and made it so that it was a crime to talk against the government and it made laws against immigrants.
  • The XYZ Affair

    The XYZ Affair
    A failed negotiation between France and the U.S. After the U.S. signed the Jay Treaty with the British, the French unsuccessfully asked for a bribe to make up for it.
  • Louisiana Purchase

    Louisiana Purchase
    Thomas Jefferson bought a huge piece of land for 15 million! It doubled the size of the U.S.
  • Embargo Act

    Embargo Act
    When there was the impressment of U.S. sailors, they made this act to stop foreign trade. Money greatly decreased and domestic manufacturing had to increase.
  • War of 1812

    War of 1812
    This was war with Great Britain. It was over the impressment of U.S. soldiers. The U.S. won this battle.
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    Era of Good Feelings

    The era where everyone was happy because of the win of that war of 1812. Manufacturing and the nationalism increased.
  • Missouri Compromise

    Missouri Compromise
    A compromise that added in Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state. This also makes the 36'30 line!
  • Monroe Doctrine

    Monroe Doctrine
    The doctrine that made it so that the Americas would be protected by their military. This was so no colonization could occur in the unstable South America.
  • Election of 1828

    Election of 1828
    This was the election where Jackson was elected as president. It also created increased suffrage so all white men could vote.
  • Nullification Crisis

    Nullification Crisis
    This is when states, specifically the South, were going to leave the states due to the tariffs and how badly they affected them.
  • Texas Annexation

    Texas Annexation
    Texas decided to become a states within the U.S., which caused some problems and border disputes with Mexico soon after.
  • Seneca Falls Convention

    Seneca Falls Convention
    One of the many movements in the Reconstruction Era. It was for the movement of women's rights. One main document was the Declaration of Sentiments, which stated grievances and needed freedoms.
  • Mexican Cession

    Mexican Cession
    From the dispute of Texas Annexation, there was the war that the U.S. won. They got the whole mexican cession for 15 million.
  • Compromise of 1850

    Compromise of 1850
    A compromise that added California as a free state and made slave trade illegal in some places. However, the Fugitive Slave law was created, which was meant to capture runaway slaves.
  • Kansas-Nebraska Act

    Kansas-Nebraska Act
    This act made it so this territory would be up to Popular Sovereignty to make them free or slave. This made riots and many people race to make it to the states and influence votes.
  • Dred Scott v. Sandford

    Dred Scott v. Sandford
    The very notable court case that said that all blacks were considered property and not citizens. They also said that the Missouri Compromise was unconstitutional.
  • Election of 1860

    Election of 1860
    This was the Election of Abraham Lincoln. The South was so angry that they all seceded because he was against the expansion of slavery.
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    Civil War

    The war against the Confederate States and the Union. They were fighting over the thought of slavery and states rights!
  • Emancipation Proclamation

    Emancipation Proclamation
    A document that allowed all able bodied men to fight in the war for freedom! This also freed all slaves back in the Confederate States.
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    Reconstruction Era

    This was when states were freed after the Civil War. There were many instabilities when it came to the South and the loss of slaves. This ended in 1877 with the removal of the military.
  • Compromise of 1877

    Compromise of 1877
    A compromise that was made so that Hiram Revels could become president. In exchange, however, he had to take the Union out of the reconstructing Southern states.