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U.S. History I Review

  • 1492


    An Italian explorer sailing for Spain who believed that Asia (India) could be reached by sailing west from Europe. His first voyage was in 1492, wherein he discovered North America (Caribbean islands) and named it the West Indies. He will make four voyages to the new world without fully realizing what he had discovered.
  • Period: 1492 to

    U.S. History 1 Review Timeline

    Everything from America being found to the end of the Civil War
  • 1518

    Middle Passage

    Middle Passage
    A trade route between Young America, Africa and Europe. The trades usually was of goods(knives, guns, ammunition, cotton cloth, tools, and brass dishes), slaves and raw materials(sugar, rice, tobacco, indigo, rum, and cotton). The ship contained about 150 to 600 people and the trip lasted from 21 to 90 days(Most did not survive the trip).
  • The Southern Colonies

    The Southern Colonies
    Originally a territory that stretched from Virginia to Florida. Planters presided over vast estates that produced corn, lumber, beef and pork, and started in the 1690's. they had close ties to the Caribbean island of Barbados (which heavily relied on Slavery). The result of this slavery played an important role in the development of the Carolina colony/territory.
  • Jamestown

    It was the first successful colony settled by the English. King James I granted a group of investors a charter so they could establish the Virginia company. It was named after the British King of the time.
  • Plymouth

    A group of 100 English men and women board the Mayflower. After a trouble winter and making peace with local tribes. After many mouth at sea they drop anchor in present day Massachusetts and settle. they establish the first permanent settlement in New England.
  • New England Colonies

    New England Colonies
    The pilgrims were the first to arrive and they made the Plymouth colony. A little bit later another group of people come in representation of the Massachusetts bay company moved above Plymouth and made the Massachusetts colony.
  • Massachusetts Bay Colony

    Massachusetts Bay Colony
    Settled in 1630 by a group of about 1,000 Puritan refugees from England under Gov. John Winthrop and Deputy Gov. Thomas Dudley. The puritans decided to transfer the management and the charter itself to Massachusetts. With this, not only paved the way for local management, but established the assumption that the charter for a commercial company was in reality a political constitution for a new government with only indefinable dependence upon the imperial one in England
  • Middles Colonies

    Middles Colonies
    King Charles II gave the territory between New England and Virginia to his brother the Duke of York. In 1680 the king granted expansion to the Delaware river after England overtook Dutch New Netherlands and named it New York.
  • Great Awakening

    Great Awakening
    It represents a reaction against the increasing secularization of society and against the corporate and materialistic nature of the principal churches of American society. In other words a bunch of religious people from a bunch of different faith all come together to talk
  • French and Indian war

    French and Indian war
    All so know as the 7 year war, France tried to move down to the Ohio river which caused conflict between them and Britain. France built a fort to fend off Britain. This is were George Washington is mentioned first. The fighting started in the early 1750's and the war stopped in 1763
  • Stamp Act

    Stamp Act
    A act established by Britain to gain more money though taxation of all colonial commercial and legal papers, newspapers, pamphlets, cards, almanacs, and dice. what they didn't expect was a ton of protest from the colonists, who effectively nullified the Stamp Act by outright refusal to use the stamps as well as by riots, stamp burning, and intimidation of colonial stamp distributors. Then the sons of liberty were established.
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    A small fight between British soldiers and an American crowd.This later aided to the unpopularity of the British regime, years before the revolution.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    Patriots disguised themselves as Indians went aboard British ships and dumped 342 chests of tea. They did to protest the tax on tea and to protest the monopolization of the East Indian Company
  • Battles of Lexington and Concord

    Battles of Lexington and Concord
    General Thomas Gage(from London) was order to seize the military stores in Concord. Marching from Boston the British were met against 77 local minutemen and other who were notified of the raid because the ride of Paul Revere. Unclear who shot first but the rebel moved away and the British troops moved on. The military supplies had been hidden or destroyed before the troops arrived. A British party at Concord’s North Bridge were confronted by 320 to 400 American patriots and forced to withdraw.
  • American Revolution

    American Revolution
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    American Revolution

    North American colonies fought Britain for independence. They tried negotiation first and when that didn't work they chose to fight England. The Americans shouldn't have won but did so with luck. The King sent armies and the colonist only had a small group of people compared to the redcoats.
  • Declaration of Independence

    Declaration of Independence
    A piece of parchment that stated the 13 american colonies united shall separate from Britain and be free from their rule. It was voted on July 2 but adopted of the 4 which is celebrated as fourth of July or independence day.
  • Valley Forge

    Valley Forge
    An encampment grounds under George Washington who moved up to the rank of General. It seemed to be a good place to have base. It was easy to defend, it was close to Philadelphia and it was strategical for trade routes and farm supplies.
  • Battle of Yorktown

    Battle of Yorktown
    It was a military win and it marked the last major battle of the revolutionary war. British General Lord Charles Cornwallis and his army surrendered to General George Washington’s American force and its French allies. It determined Washington’s reputation as a great leader and his future election as first president of the United States.
  • Articles of Confederation

    Articles of Confederation
    The original Articles were written in 1776-1777 but the Congress adopted it in 1777. The document did not fully come into play until 1781. The Articles is an agreement between the initial government by the Continental Congress of the Revolutionary period and the federal government provided under the U.S. Constitution of 1787.
  • Abolitionism

    A group of people who wanted to end slavery permanently. They freedom slaves and tried to stop it no matter the cost.
  • Constitutional Convention

    Constitutional Convention
    Put together by the Constitution of the United States. Suffering from severe economic troubles, which produced radical political movements such as Shays’s Rebellion, and urged on by a demand for a stronger central government, the convention met in the Pennsylvania State House in Philadelphia to decide what to do.
  • Industrial Revolution

    Industrial Revolution
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    Industrial Revolution

    A time period were they learned how to mass produce items like clothes and shoes etc. this is also where a lot of labor law were introduced.
  • Bill of Rights

    Bill of Rights
    The first 10 amendments were adopted as a single unit of the US Constitution which established a collection of mutually reinforcing guarantees of individual rights and of limitations on federal and state governments. The Bill of Rights derives from the Magna Carta, the English Bill of Rights, the colonial struggle against king and Parliament, and a gradually broadening concept of equality among the American people.
  • Louisiana Purchase

    Louisiana Purchase
    Bought from France it double the size of the US and the land was extremely cheap compared to day. The purchase also greatly strengthened the country materially and strategically, provided a powerful incentive to westward expansion, and confirmed the doctrine of implied powers of the federal Constitution.
  • Lewis and Clark Expedition

    Lewis and Clark Expedition
    Thomas Jefferson sent a message to congress asking for funds to send people across the Louisiana purchase. The president sent captain Lewis and Lieut. Clark on the mission the explore all the way to the pacific west Jefferson had hope that a river would connect to the pacific ocean but that was not the case due to mountains.
  • War of 1812

    War of 1812
    It was fought between US and Britain over the Americans maritime(I don't know what that means) and It ended with the treaty of Ghent.
  • Missouri Compromise

    Missouri Compromise
    An agreement between north and south America about the 24th state.(aka Missouri) For a measure to equally divide up the states for and against slavery.
  • Election of 1824

    Election of 1824
    4 presidential castanets ran and no one met the magic number needed to become president. This had never happened in history before.
  • Indian Removal Act

    Indian Removal Act
    First major legislative departure from the U.S. policy of officially respecting the legal and political rights of the American Indians. The English Americans wanted their land so they made a deal to trade them unsettled Territories west, where they were force to go to.
  • Battle of Alamo

    Battle of Alamo
    A war that lasted 13 days. It was Texas trying to get independence from Mexico. It become a symbol for resilience.
  • Manifest Destiny

    Manifest Destiny
    Used to validate continental expansion in the Oregon Country, Texas, New Mexico, and California. Basically people use it was a way to expend the USA like "It the United States destiny to gain more land and more states" that sort of thing.
  • Mexican-American War

    Mexican-American War
    A war between Mexico and America on where Texas should have it's boarder. USA won by a long shot.
  • California Gold Rush

    California Gold Rush
    Hundreds of people wanting to get rich came rushing in to California once they figured out the gold was in California
  • Underground Railroad

    Underground Railroad
    A secret path from house to house to get black Americans to the North were they could be free. The stops were made by sympathetic Americans who were against slavery.
  • Compromised of 1850

    Compromised of 1850
    It was a series of measure proposed about slavery. they wanted to avert the threat of dissolution of the Union.
  • Uncle Tom's Cabin

    Uncle Tom's Cabin
    A book that amplified what slavery really was and that helped people see the truth about being a slave. This book caused many people to join abolitionism
  • Bleeding Kansas

    Bleeding Kansas
    A battle between pro slave and anti slave to determine which side Kansas would go to. A bunch of pro slaves from Missouri come over to make it so Kansas would be pro slave
  • Dred Scott decision

    Dred Scott decision
    A legal case in which it went up to the supreme court and rule that African Americans can never become a US citizen. This pushed the country even closer to the civil war.
  • Lincoln-Douglas Debate

    Lincoln-Douglas Debate
    A debate between a Democratic senator Stephen A. Douglas and Republican challenger Abraham Lincoln for the topic of slavery extension act. This helped Lincolns reputation grow.
  • Fort Sumter

    Fort Sumter
    The first civil war battle took place here. After south Carolina seceded from the Union. 68 federal troops from Charleston withdrew to fort Sumter.
  • Confederate States of America

    Confederate States of America
    11 Pro slavery states that seceded from the union. They fought against the union in the civil war.they formed their own government under Pres. Jefferson Davis and Vice Pres. Alexander H. Stephens.
  • Civil War

    Civil War
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    Civil War

    The Union(anti slavery) vs the Confederacy(pro slavery). The Union won and the slavery ended shortly after.
  • Emancipation Proclamation

    Emancipation Proclamation
    Abraham Lincoln had a meeting that freed all slaves of the confederate states for rebelling against the Union.
  • Battle of Gettysburg

    Battle of Gettysburg
    Up until this battle the South was winning. This battle turned the sign of war to the Union side. The battle was one of the bloodiest battles.
  • Gettysburg Address

    Gettysburg Address
    A world-famous speech by Abraham Lincoln after the Battle of Gettysburg in honor of those who had died in battle. The main speech was 2 hours by Edward Everett well Lincolns was about two minutes.
  • Appomattox

    This was one of the final battles of the civil war. Gen. Robert E. Lee came before Union Gen. Ulysses S. Grant before surrendering to the Union at Appomattox Court House.