United States History Class Timeline 2013-2014

  • Founding of Jamestown

    Over 100 English colonists arived in Virginia next to the Jamestown River. They founded to town of Jamestown. This is important because it was a town that helped to start america.
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    The Years of the Revolutionary War

  • The Signing of the Declaration of Independence

    The Signing of the Declaration of Independence
    The Declaration of Independance was signed. This happend on July 4th, 1776. This is important because it made our country free from England.
  • Ratification of the United States Constitution

    Ratification of the United States Constitution
    Article VII stated that nine states had to ratify the Constitution for it to go into effect. The Constitution was made very strict for the Philadelphia convention. This is important because it started the Constitution of the U.S.
  • The Louisana Purchase

    The Louisana Purchase
    Thomas Jefferson made the Louisiana Purchase from France in 1803. Jefferson made thins decision to open up and gain control of the Mississippi River. With this purchase the United States more than doubled in size. Jefferson gave tojob of exploring the new land to Meriwether Lewis and William Clark. This was important because the size of the US doubled.
    History Text McDougal Littell page 344 - 351 Histroy Text McDougal Littell page 345 - 346
  • The Lewis and Clark Exploration

    The Lewis and Clark Exploration
    Thomas Jefferson sent out two explorers, Meriwether Lewis and William Clark to explore the new land of The Louisiana Purchase.
    This was important because we now had maps and knew what was west.
    History Text McDougal Littell page 345 - 351
  • The Texas Revolution

    The Texas Revolution
    Texans wanted to be independant from Mexico so they went to war and just 18 minutes into the war Texans have killded more than half the Mexican Army. Texas was now the Lone Star State. This was important because Texas was independant from Mexico. History Text McDougal Littel 429 - 131
  • The Donner Patry

    The Donner Patry
    The Donner Party was a sad time in history where a group of pioneers left to go westward to California. On their way out they got suck in the harsh cold weather of the Rockies for the winter, they eventually ran out of food and then ate the dead. This is important because some of the people were survivers and were rescued from other people. www.legendsofamerica.com
  • The War with Mexico

    The War with Mexico
    Mexican had come across the border onto American soil and killed some Americans. Two days aftetr that The Mexican War had begun. The Northerners did not want to expand slavery with more land but the Southerners did, so in May 1846 troops were led into Mexico. In just a few weeks the United States took over California. Two days into the battle Mexico gave up.
    This was important because we gained land and the state of Texas.
    History Text McDougal Littell Page page 434-437
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    The California Gold Rush

    The Gold Rush brought many Americans and many other people from all over the world into America to hunt for gold. This was very dangerous because people got very aggressive about their gold, people were killed over this. This is important because the population grew drasticly and the demand for gold was higher. History Text Mcdougal Littell page 439 - 443
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    The California Gold Rush

    The Gold Rush brought many Americans and many other people from all over the world into America to hunt for gold. This was very dangerous because people got very aggressive about their gold, people were killed over this. This is important because the population grew drasticly and the demand for gold was higher. History Text Mcdougal Littell page 439 - 443
  • Uncle Tom's Cabin

    Uncle Tom's Cabin
    Mr. Shelby wanted to sell Tom, a slave on his plantation, but Mrs. Shelby told him not to, for he has told Tomthat he promised him a good life and the chance to be free. They ended up not selling Tom. McDougal Littel History Text
  • Bleeding Kansas

    Bleeding Kansas
    Bleeding Kansas was the period of violence during the settling of the Kansas territory, when people were fighting over whether kansas should be a free state or slave state. McDougal Littel History Text
  • Harpers Ferry

    This was a federal arsenal in Virginia; captured in 1859 during and antislavery revolt. Page 490 McDougal Littel Hiistory Text
  • The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln

    The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln
    Lincoln was assassinated on good friday. At that time the Civil War was just about over. Lincoln was the first American president to be assassinated. Andrew Jackson tried to assaaainate him 30 years before his death in 1865. This is important because he was a big part and president in our country and he had so much stress from the war.
  • The Stock Market Crash of 1929

    The Stock Market Crash of 1929
    The stock market crashed on October 29, 1929. This was hard for people because everyone started investing their money in stocks. This is important because devestated the economy and started the Great Depression.
  • The First Appearance of Superman in Action Comics

    The First Appearance of Superman in Action Comics
    Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster were the ones who wrote The Superman comics. There are only 50 - 100 original copies of Action Comics #1 left in existance.
  • The Years of World War II

    The Years of World War II
    World war II was a hard war that lasted from 1939 to 1945. This war was the most widespread war in history and it involved over 100,000,000 people from over 30 countries. This war was important because it was a major battle in histroy.
  • Mark the years of World War I

    Mark the years of World War I
    World War I was a big global war which was centered in Europe, it started in 1914 and lasted until 1918. This war was the 5th deadliest in world history.
  • Japan's Attack on Pearl Harbor

    Japan's Attack on Pearl Harbor
    On the morning of December 7, 1941, the Japenesse bombed Pearl Harbor because they were tired of negotiating with the US. They bombed Pearl Harbor becauswe it was the main target. This event is important and remembered because it changed the world.
  • The dropping of the Atomic Bomb on Hiroshima

    The dropping of the Atomic Bomb on Hiroshima
    The first atomic bomb was dropped by the U.S. on Heroshima. The bomb devistated 5 square miles of land, more than 60% of the buildings in the city were destroyed. The death toll of civilians was 118.661.
  • The Years of the Korean War

    The Years of the Korean War
    The Korean War started on June 27th, 1950 and lasted until July 27th, 1953. This war was between South Korea which was supported by the U.S. and North Korea. The U.S. provided 88% of the international soldiers to aid South Korea forces. This war was important because we were a big help in it to South Korea.
  • The Years of the Vietnam War

    The Years of the Vietnam War
    The Vietnam War lasted from 1959 to April 30th, 1975. The war was a long struggle between nationalist forces attempting to unify Vietnam under a communist government and the United States. This is important because it was a long hard war for the U.S.
  • The First Appearance of Spider-Man in Comics

    The First Appearance of Spider-Man in Comics
    The super hero we now know as Spiderman first appeared in action comics in the the early 1960's. Spiderman was important because many teenagers could relate to his life not as being the super hero spider, but by being lonly, and feeling rejection.
  • The Inauguration of John F. Kennedy

    On january 20th, 1961, John F. Kennedy was inaugrated as the 35th president of the United States.
  • Martin Luther King Jr "I Have a Dream Speach"

  • The March on Washington

    The March on Washington
    Many Americans met in Washington D.C. to have a political Rally. This happend on August 28, 1963. This event is important because it is a big moment in the challenge for civil rights in the U.S.
  • 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
    The Super Bowl between the Green Bay Packers and the Kansas City Chiefs was important because it was the very first Super Bowl. The Super Bowl got its name from a super ball that would bounce really high. That is how the Championship game got its name.
  • The First Inauguration of Ronald Reagan

    The First Inauguration of Ronald Reagan
    The inauguration marked the commencement of the first four-year term. This happend on January 20th, 1981. It is important because it was the begining of his presidency.
  • The Explosion of the Challenger Space Shuttle

    The Explosion of the Challenger Space Shuttle
    The Space Shuttle Challenger, blasted off on January 28th, 1986. The space shuttle broke apart in 73 seconds into its flight. There were 7 crew members that died that day. The challenger was going to be the second orbiter put in service. This was important because it killed 7 people that day.
  • My Birthday!!!!!!!

  • World Trade Center NYC

  • The First Inauguration of Barrack Obama

    The First Inauguration of Barrack Obama
    Obama is the 44th president of the united states. His innaguration was important because he was the 1st African American president in the U.S. The innaguration of Obama was held in Washington D.C. It started the 18th - 20th of January.
  • When I went to Florida

    When I went to Florida
    I went to Orange Lake resort in 2012. This was my first time down to florida. We flew down on JetBlue. It was not bad on the airplane going down but we hit turbulance on the way back up. It was a very nice resort, it had a huge lazy river and swimming pool. We are the owners of a big timeshare there so we are planning to go again in 2014.