United Sates History Class Timeline 2013-14

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In History
  • Signing of the Declaration of Independence

    Signing of the Declaration of Independence
    Today our nations founding fathers met in Philadlephia to sign the Declaration of Independence, the document that declared our independence from Britain.
  • Ratification of US Constitution

    Ratification of US Constitution
    The United States Constitution is ratified, creating a succesful governemnt for the Americans to follow.
  • Louisiana Purchase

    Louisiana Purchase
    Thomas Jefferson makes the Louisiana Purchase. At 3 cents per acre the total cost came to roughyl $15 million. It was sold by the french, and bought to regain the Mississippi River and avoid war. The Mississippi was important because it was vital to the economics of people who shipped goods along it.
    McDougall Littel; Pg 345-346
  • Nat Turner's Slave Rebellion

    Nat Turner's Slave Rebellion
    Nat Turner was a 30-year-old slave who started the slave rebellion that took the most lives of any slave rebellion. It took 55 white lives in Southampton Virginia. Nat Turner began the rebellion by killing the white family that ran the farm he worked on, then moving on. All this was based on a sign from god that Turner saw and decided meant he should lead a rebellion.
  • Finding of the Donner Party

    Finding of the Donner Party
    This is the day that the Donner Party was found, weakened from their hard times trapped by the snow. The people who remained were rescued. The others were dead, some eaten in the others attempt to stay alive.
  • Bleeding Kansas

    Bleeding Kansas
    Bleeding Kansas was the term to used to descirbe the violence that went on between pro and anti-slavery groups during the mid to late 1850's. The Sack of Lawrence, in which proslavery members decided to sack the city of Lawrence, led to the Potawatomie Massacre, and both of the events led to civil war in Kansas.
    McDougal Littel, Pg. 487
  • Fugitive Slave Act

    Fugitive Slave Act
    The Fugitive Slave Act made it legal for slave owners to begin hunts for slaves that were in other states, as well as making it illegal to refuse to give help in the finding of a slave. According to the law when a slave was found they had no right to a court trial or to advocate for themselves.
    McDougal Littel, Pg. 485
  • The Battle Begins

    The Battle Begins
  • Lee Attmepts to Take the High Ground

    Lee Attmepts to Take the High Ground
  • Pickett's Charge

    Pickett's Charge
  • Abraham Lincoln Assassinated

    Abraham Lincoln Assassinated
    Abraham Lincoln is assassinatedby John Wilked Booth while watching a play. Booth shot Lincoln and then fled the scene
  • Wall Street Stock Market Crash

    Wall Street Stock Market Crash
    This is the day the stock makret crashes, plunging America into the Great Depression and leaving many Americans with little or no money.
  • Superman Comic

    Superman Comic
    The first Superman comic is released, beginning the legacy of the hugely popular superhero we all know today.
  • Pearl Harbor

    Pearl Harbor
    On this day in history the Japanese attacked the American base of Pearl Harbor. The day was a Sunday, a religious day, so we didn't expect an attack on that day. This was the final act before America entered World War ll. 8 battleships were sunk along with 188 aircraft.
  • A-Bomb Dropped

    A-Bomb Dropped
    The first and only move in war using atomic weaponry, the American bomber Enola Gay drops an atom bomb on the city of Hiroshima. This and another atomic bomb dropped on Nagasaki brouht the Japanese surrender.
  • Spider-man in Comics

    Spider-man in Comics
    This was the first time the ever popular superhero, Spider-man came out as a comic.
  • March on Washington

    March on Washington
    The march on Washington was the day African Americans marched on Washington. This was also the day Martin Luther King Jr gave his I Have A Dream Speech in front of the Lincoln Memorial.
  • First Super Bowl

    First Super Bowl
    This was the first Super Bowl, the two teams partaking in it were the Green Bay Packers and the Kansas City Chiefs. The Packers won by a score of 35-10.
  • First Inauguration of Ronlad Reagan

    First Inauguration of Ronlad Reagan
    Ronald Reagan is inaugurated as our 40th president. This is also the first 4 year presidential term.
  • Challenger Space Shuttle Explodes

    Challenger Space Shuttle Explodes
    On this day the Challenger Space Shuttle exploded 73 seconds into it's flight. All of it's seven crew members died. The shuttle disintegrated over the Atlantic Ocean, off the coast of Florida. The break down was caused by a missing O-ring seal in the right solid rocket booster.
  • Seth's B-day

    Seth Babb (me) is born to the Babb family.
  • 9/11

    September 11, also commonly known as 9/11 was the day terrorists crashed planes into the twin towers and brought both of them crumbling to the ground. The twin towers were not the only key locations that were planned to be hit by the 4 planes that the terrorists took over. The other locations besides the Twin Towers were the Pentagon and Washington DC. The Washington DC plane never made it to it's location because the passengers managed to overthrow the terrorists who had taken over their plane.
  • Moving

    This was the day CHarles Seth Babb, at 3 years old, moved from Fort Stuart Georgia to Goodville Pennsylvania. This was because his father had left the military and was now going to be home.
  • Barrack Obama Inauguration

    Barrack Obama Inauguration
    This was the day Barrack Obama was first inaugurated as the first African-american president.
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    Revolutionary War

    This was the war fought for American freedom. It was between the New American colonies and the English army, one of the most powerful armies at that time. The English army was beaten back by the patriots that were determined to form this country as it's own. The reason we wanted independence is because the English were tyrants and were too far away to really be an influence.
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    Lewis & Clark Journey

    This was the time in which Meriwether Lewis, a captain in the army, and William Clark, a lieutenant who was a mapmaker and outdoorsman, set out to explore the recently purchased Louisiana Territory. They were attmepting to find if a waterway across the continent existed. They were also describing the landscape, plants, and animals that they saw as well as establishing good realtions with the Native Americans
    McDougall Littel; Pg 346-348
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    Texas Revolution

    The Texas Revolution was the battle fought between the United States and Mexico for the state of Texas. This included The Battle for the Alamo and Goliad, the two first major battles fought in the Texas Revolution. This gained Texas independence from Mexico and made it a part of the United States.
    McDougal Littell; Pg 426-435
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    California Gold Rush

    The Gold Rush was caused by the finding of gold in California. It lead to a massive increase in population for the state of California. Many people flocked to see if the could find their fortune, though very few actually found it. There were many different types of people who came to the gold, such as germans, belgians, americans, and chinese to name a few.
    McDougal Littell; Pg 439-442
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    Civil War

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    World War 1

    This war was centered in Europe. It was between the Allies (Great Britain, France, Russia and Italy) and the Central Powers, which was Germany, Austro-Hungary, Bulgaria and the Ottoman Empire. In an attempt to take over the world the Central Powers pushed out only to be stopped by the Allies.
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    World War ll

    This was the second world war, fought between the Axis (Italy, Japan, Germany) and the Allies (primarily Britain, United States, Soviet Union) to gain control of the world. This was the war that had the battle named D-Day, where the Unites States led an invasion on Normandy. This was also the first and only war to include atomic warfare, as the US dropped an atom bomb on the Japanese city of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. This bought Japans surrender and the end of the war.
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    Korean War

    The wat began when roughly 75,000 troops poured from North Korea into the other regions. North Korea was then formed as well as South Korea, the 2 countries that are still here today.
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    Vietnam War

    This is the dates between which the Vietnam war was fought. The war started because of French rule in 1940. The Vietnamese were under French rule when They formed into a fighting force to take down the French. The Vietnamese tried to ally themselves with the US but, despite giving us info on the Japanese in World War ll, we refused to help them because we were afraid communism would spread. We finally sent the French military aid to fight the Vieitnamese. The French pulled out and we stepped in.