United States History Class Timeline 2013-2014

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    The Years of the Revolutionary War

    The Revolutionary war was a war between The 13 colonies and Great Britain. The Revolutionary war was a war that was for the 13 colonies freedom against Britain. Later on in the war France joined the colonies which helped them win the war. This was a very important event because if the colonies would have not of won the war we might not have the freedom we have today. nformation Found in the book American History by McDougal Littell.
  • The signing of the Delaration of Independence.

    The signing of the Delaration of Independence.
    The Declaration of Independence is declaring our freedom from Britain. It was signed after the revolutionary war. This was and very important event because it declared freedom from the Britain.
  • Ratification of the United States Constitution

     Ratification of the United States Constitution
    On September 17 most of the delegates of the constitutional Convention ratified the documents which they have worked on since May. This document becomes the law of the land. It helped in connecting the north and south after the Civil War.
  • The Louisiana Purchase

    The Louisiana Purchase
    In the book American History by McDougal Littell the Louisiana Purchase was brought from france by the Americans. When President Jefferson Bought the Louisiana Purchase they gain full control over the mississippi and almost doubled the size of the United states. President Jefferson then sent two explorers to explore the land he had bought.
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    Lewis and Clark Journey

    "The book American History By Mcdougal Littell," says President Jefferson asked Lewis to go explore the Loiuisiana Purchase and Lewis than asked Clark to help him on the Journey. They set out with 40 men with them. They were suposed to find a waterway that went across the whole contienent and make good relationships with the natives. With there journey they learned that there was not a water passage though the Country. Also they were also able to create accurate maps of the United States.
  • Nat Turners Slave Rebellion

    Nat Turners Slave Rebellion
    The Nat Turner Slave Rebellion was a event that was lead by Nat Turner against the whites. In the rebellion turner and his men killed 55 whites. Many men then ran out of ammo and got killed. This event brought great fear into the whites because they got afraid more slave would rebell.
  • The Texas Revolution

    The Texas Revolution
    Acoording to the book "American History By McDougal Littell" The Texas Revolution was a war between the mexicans and the Texans . The war was fought because Both parties of people wanted the land. The Texans then won the war in 1836. This is important because if the Texans would have losed the war, Texas would most likely be apart of Mexico and not America.
  • The donner Party

    The donner Party
    According to History.com the Donner Party was made of 90 people hoping to make it out west to California. When they got close to the rocky mountian the desided to take a path that they though was a shortcut. When there carrage broke down they had to spend the night. Nearly 5 foot of snow fell. They were left stranded. Within weeks they ran out of food and then turned to cannibalism. Only about half the people survived.
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    California Gold Rush

    The book American History by McDougal Littell send that the California Gold rush was when Thousands and thousands of people came time strike it rich with gold. Miners even from different countries like Europe and China came to hope to become rich off of Gold. This was important because many people moved to California for Gold but many people didn't many it.
  • The Mexican American War

    The Mexican American War
    According to the book American History by McDougal Littell The Mexican American war was a war between the Mexicans and The Americans. The war was for land and the after united states gained control of all the south west states. They gained control of Mexican Cession which is made up of numorous states. This is important because if the Americans would have lost the war we would have not have the south west states.
  • Fugitive Slave Act

    Fugitive Slave Act
    The Fugitive Slave act was a act that allowed slave owners to go recapture their slave even if their slave was in a free state. The act called slaves property, it allowed slave owners to recapture their slaves anywhere in the counrty. For a slave to be free, slaves had to escape farther north to canada. Information from McDougal Littell, page 485.
  • The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln

    The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln
    On this date Abraham Lincoln was shot by John Wilkes Booth. He was shot in Ford’s Theatre while watching a play and the day after he was shot he died. This is important because one of our countries greatest presidents was shot and killed.
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    Mark the years of World War I

    World War I was an very bloody war that was from 1914 to 1918. Fought mostly by soldiers in trenches, World War I saw an estimated 10 million military deaths and another 20 million wounded.
  • The Stock Crash of 1929

    The Stock Crash of 1929
    During the 1920s many people started investing in the stock market. Then suddenly on October 24th the stock market had a mini crash. Prices dropped and people sold most of their stocks and no one would buy them so prices dropped and sales on most items stopped.
  • The First Appearance of Superman in Action Comics

    The First Appearance of Superman in Action Comics
    It is considered the first true superhero comic. The first issue had a print run of 200,000 copies, which sold out although it took some time for Action comics to realize that the superman strip was responsible for all the sales. This was known as one of the most popular comics.
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    The years of world War II

    On this date World War 2 started. During World War 2 the Germans try to take over the world. Poland, Britain, France and the US fought against The Germans and in 1945 when the Germans surrendered and the war ended. If the Germans would have won they could have had world dominance.
  • Japan attacks US army at Preal Harbor

    Japan attacks US army at Preal Harbor
    On this date the Japanese attacked the United States Naval base in Hawaii bringing the United States into World War II against the Axis Powers of Germany, Italy and Japan. The United States would fight with Britain and the Soviet Union making up the Allied Powers.
  • The dropping of the Atomic Bomb on Hiroshima

    The dropping of the Atomic Bomb on Hiroshima
    The Atomic bomb dropping on Hiroshima killed more than 80,000 people. The bomb was dropped on Japan because the USA was in war with Japan. 9 days after the bombing Japan surrendered. This was important because it changed the war and made Japan surrender.
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    The Years of the Korean War

    The Korean War started when the North Korean army crossed the 38th parallel. The Americans later entered the war on the south side. By the end of the war, over 5 million people were killed. The Korean War was important because it split the North from the South and is still split today.
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    The Years of the Vietnam War

    The Vietnam War was a long war that was mostly between the North Vietnam and the South Vietnam with the U.S. In this war over 3 million people got killed. This event was important because the U.S. had over half a million solders involved with the war. In 1973 the U.S. came out of the war but it ended in 1975.
  • The Inauguration of John F. Kennedy

    The Inauguration of John F. Kennedy
    John F. Kennedy was inaugurated in 1961. At the time he was the youngest president ever elected. He had a new idea called the new frontier. In his new ideas he hoped for tax cuts, higher minimum wages and many other things. This is important because Kennedy would be America’s new president and he brought new ideas to help the USA.
  • The First Appearance of Spider-Man in Comics

     The First Appearance of Spider-Man in Comics
    In 1962 was the first appearance of Spider-Man in a comics. As such, this is one of the most influential comic books ever published. He broke the mold among super-hero characters in many ways, and became very popular as well as much imitated.
  • The March on Washington

    The March on Washington
    Major event in the civil rights movement where dr. Martin Luther king gave his speech I have a dream. which he hoped would stop segergation between white and blacks.This was a huge impact that helped stop segergation.
  • The First Super Bowl between the Green Bay Packers and the Kansas City Chiefs

    The First Super Bowl between the Green Bay Packers and the Kansas City Chiefs
    On this date the Green Bay Packers defeat the Kansas City Chiefs in the first ever super bowl. The final score of the game was 35-10 the Packers. There was a crowd of 61946 people at the game a there green Bay packers were named world champions.
  • The First Inauguration of Ronald Reagan

     The First Inauguration of Ronald Reagan
    The first inauguration of Ronald Reagan as the 40th President of the United States. This inauguration was the first of his 2 inaugurations. At the inauguration Ronald Reagan was named president and George H.W. Bush as vice president. This event is important because Ronald Reagan was named our 40th president.
  • The Explosion of the Challenger Space Shuttle

    The Explosion of the Challenger Space Shuttle
    On this date shortly after the lift off of the space shuttle "challenger" the space shuttle exploded and killed several people. A failure in the space shuttle and a human error caused the crash. The Challenger exploded just 73 seconds after launch and it claimed 7 people’s lives.
  • My Birthday

    My Birthday
    When I was born.
  • September 11 (9/11)

    September 11 (9/11)
    The group al-Qaeda hijacked four airliners and carried out suicide attacks against the United States. Two of the planes were flown into the towers of the World Trade Center in New York. And a third plane hit the Pentagon, and the fourth plane crashed in a field in Pennsylvania.
  • The First Inauguration of Barrack Obama

    The First Inauguration of Barrack Obama
    On this date Barrack Obama was the first African American to be inaugurated into the white house. He entered the white house when the economy was crashing, hoping to make it better. This is a very important event because he became the first African American president and the USA got a new president that hoped to make are economy.
  • Going to a different school

    Going to a different school
    This is the first that I went so Garden Spot. Before then I went to Hinkletown Menninite school. The first day I was a little nervous but I did know a lot of people from the sports I played. This was a important event for me because I went to a new school and got a lot of new friends.
  • Uncle Tom's Cabin

    Uncle Tom's Cabin
    The book, "Uncle Tom's Cabin," was one of the most popular books ever written. The book did a really good job of showing an inside life on what it was like being a slave. The book showed how brutal and unfair they were treated. It was written by Harriet Beecher Stowe who was a abolitionist who one day hoped to end slavery. Information found from "American History," by McDougal Littell, on page 480.