Unit 8 Timeline

  • Oct 31, 1451

    Christopher Columbus (Unit 1)

    Christopher Columbus (Unit 1)
    Columbus is best known for his voyages and finding of America. His three ships Nina, Pinta, and Santa Maria set sail on August 3, 1492. Months passed and Columbus and his crew spotted land on October 12, 1492. The land was an island in what we know today as the Bahamas; Columbus titled it San Salvador.

    Key Concept: Settlement
    Christopher Columbus is significant to Settlement due to the fact that he came across land that was later used for Europeans to migrate to and make their own.
  • Slavery (Unit 4)

    Slavery (Unit 4)
    Slavery first became apparent when Africans were brought to Jamestown, Virginia in order to tend to crops such as tobacco. However, American Indians were also held captive by the Europeans. The South is well known for their partake in slavery where as the North opposed it. Many years passed before enslavement ended on January 31, 1865. Key Concept: Progress
    Though it may seem crude to categorize slavery in the Progress section, slavery ultimately helped America's economy grow.
  • America's First Multimillionaire (Unit 3)

    America's First Multimillionaire (Unit 3)
    The credit for America's First Multimillionaire goes to a German immigrant named John Jacob Astor. His success came from trading fur with American Indian tribes and then sending the furs to China. He eventually acquired lots of wealth which was used for things such as the purchases of land in New York City where he would resell it. Key Concept: American Dream
    Astor is significant to the American Dream because he worked very hard to obtain his wealth as well as success in America.
  • The Great Seal (Unit 2)

    The Great Seal (Unit 2)
    The Great Seal is used for the authentication of United States documents by the Secretary of State. Benjamin Franklin, John Adams, and Thomas Jefferson all pitched in to design the seal which took six years to finally be approved. Key Concept: Diplomacy
    The Great Seal is significant to Diplomacy because it deals with the literal political affairs of the United States of America.
  • The Temperance Movement (Unit 5)

    The Temperance Movement (Unit 5)
    The Temperance movement was a social movement which was against the consumption of alcohol in the 1800's due to public drunkenness, thievery, poverty, as well as brutality among Americans. However, some temperance society reformers weren't against alcohol completely; they believed it should be taken moderately. Key Concept: Leadership
    The Temperance movement is significant to Leadership because many such as Lyman Beecher, took charge in order to change the American Nation for the greater good.
  • The Civil War (Unit 6)

    The Civil War (Unit 6)
    The Civil War was a war between the Confederate (South) and Union Army (North). Many reasons led to the War however, slavery was a key cause due to Southerners yearning for the expansion of slave states and Northerners being opposed to it. Key Concept: Conflict
    The Civil War is significant to Conflict because it was a literal dispute between two groups in the United States of America.
  • Acquiring Alaska (Unit 7)

    Acquiring Alaska (Unit 7)
    Alaska was finally bought for seven million dollars by the United States from Russia in 1867. Many Americans opposed the new state however the disagreements diminished when gold was found in the Yukon in 1896. Key Concept: Compromise
    The acquiring of Alaska is significant to Compromise because it took years for Russia to decide to sell the territory. Furthermore, William Seward was able to come to an agreement and negotiate a price of $7,000,000.