United States History Class Timeline 2013-2014

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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 Decleration of Independance was signed by John Adams, Roger Sherman, Robert Livingston and Benjamin Franklin back in 1776. They had all signed this document to declare independance from Britain at the time. This created freedom for all Americans.
  • Ratification of the United States Constitution

    Ratification of the United States Constitution
    The Constitution had been sent in to be ratified. People who liked the Constitution would make stories and soon enough, James Madison had made 12 amendemnts for the Constitution. Only 10 of them were apoproved but they got into the Constitution and also were in the Bill of Rights.
  • The Louisiana Purchase

    The Louisiana Purchase
    During the 1800's, many people were looking for land and more ways to transport their products. Jefferson had asked to buy New Orleans from France to avoid having a war but instead he was offered the whole Louisiana Territory. Jefferson was very happy with this offer and he took it. America had then expanded to twice the size it was before. Found on page 346 of the American History textbook written by McDougal Littell.
  • The Lewis and Clark Journey

    The Lewis and Clark Journey
    The Louisiana Purchase had given America many, many rivers, streams, and passageways leading to the ocean that nobody had known about. We did have maps back then either. Jefferson had hired Lewis and Clark to travel America to find all of the secret passages and possibly make a map for everyine to use. This event was very important to America because as a result of Lewis and Clark's journey, we now have maps. Found on page 348 of the American History textbook written by McDougal Littell.
  • The Texas Revolution

    The Texas Revolution
    Texas was once apart of Mexico and not America. Many people wanted to travel to Texas so they could settle there and have their own land but there was a problem. Mexico didnt like this and since Texas was apart of Mexico, the Mexicans fought for it. A war took place for a while until they came to an agreement. They agreed to make Texas a free and independent republic which caused the war to end. Found on page 428 of the American History textbook written by McDougal Littell.
  • The Mexican American War

    The Mexican American War
    Mexico did not want to see Americans have al of the united states and they wanted California. We go into a war with Mexico over our country. We eventually won. This is important because if we had not won that war then we most likely wouldnt have California or many other states today. Found on page 434 of the History textbook by McDougal Littell.
  • The Donner Party

    The Donner Party
    The Donner Party were some very famous people. They had traveled many many miles so they could reach the west. On their way, they decided to take a "shortcut" which had been a bad idea. It added an extra 100 miles to their trip but thats not why they are famous. The donner part soon ran out of food and became the first cannabols. Yes, they ate each other. Many of them died. I got the information from the movie.
  • The California Gold Rush

    The California Gold Rush
    California was a very populated state and still is today. Back in 1848, a man by the name of James Marshall, discovered something small and shiny. It was gold! After his discovery, many more people came to California to search for gold. The prices of everything started to go up and eventually, the gold ran out. Nobody had much money anymore and soon enough the goldrush ended in 1852. Found on page 440 of the American History textbook written by McDougal Littell.
  • Uncle Tom's Cabin

    Uncle Tom's Cabin
    "Uncle Tom's Cabin" was a book written by Harriet Beecher Stowe. SHe had written this book to show people what slavery was really about and how cruel it was. The south hated the idea because they argued it was untrue. On the other hand, the north was mad about it. This book created the abolitonist movement. Found in the McDougal Littel American History book on page 485.
  • Bleeding Kansas

    Bleeding Kansas
    "Bleeding Kansas" was a time where Kansas had more proslavery than antislavery. People went and voted illegally in the state which caused more proslavery. Because of this, a war had broke out in Kansas known as the Civil War. After all of the attacks and war, it became known as "Bleeding Kansas." Found in the McDougal Littel American History book on page 487.
  • Harpers Ferry

    Harpers Ferry
    The "Harper's Ferry Raid" was an attempt to get rid of anyone who was against slavery. John Brown had tried start a raid to kill everyone who, like I said, was against slavery. This event was important because it was a time where whites started to defend the blacks. It made a big impact on the world for many reasons. One reason being the raid basically caused the Civil War. Found in the McDougal Littel American History book on page 497.
  • The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln

    The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln
    Abraham Lincold had been assasinated by John Wilkes Booth a famous actor. The assasination had occured only a couple days after the Civil War had ended. Abraham was shot at the Ford's Theatre in Washington, D.C. This is very important to many people because he was our 16th president. Abraham only got to serve his first term as president and then after he started his second term was when he got assasinated.
  • The Stock Market Crash of 1929

    The Stock Market Crash of 1929
    After World War 1 had ended, many people started investing in the stock market. With so many people invested in it, the prices started going up which caused more people to join in. Then after awhile the stocks started going down. After that many jobs had slowed down such as building houses.
  • The First Appearance of Superman in Action Comics

    The First Appearance of Superman in Action Comics
    The Action Comics were very big when they came out, becoming the beginning of the superhero genre. For this reason, it is one of the most valuable and most important comic book in the world. This comic book was very popular and it was for one main reason, the Superman strip.
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    The Years of World War II

  • Japan's Attack on Pearl Harbor

    Japan's Attack on Pearl Harbor
    Many Americans will always remember the day in December when Pearl Harbor had been attacked by the Japenese. Over 2000 people were hurt and many, many ships and planes were destroyed. This is a very important day to remmeber because its the day that America decided to go into war with Japan causing World War 2 to begin.
  • The dropping of the Atomic Bomb on Hiroshima

    The dropping of the Atomic Bomb on Hiroshima
    It was during the World War 2 that this happened. America was in a war with Japan and America just wanted to end it. A bomb was dropped on a city in Japan killing about 200,000 people and creating distruction all over the city. Japan didnt want to surrender so America dropped another bomb in a different cty and this time it killed about 150,000 people. After that second bomb, Japan surrendered and it had ended the war.
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    The Years of the Korean War

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    The Years of the Vietnam War

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    The Years of the Vietnam War

  • The Inauguration of John F. Kennedy

    The Inauguration of John F. Kennedy
    John F. Kennedy had become our 35th presedent in 1961. He had been a Democrat because his father had not like Republicans. He was our president for almost 3 years before he died.
  • The First Appearance of Spider-Man in Comics

    The First Appearance of Spider-Man in Comics
    The Spider-Man comic had come out in 1962, just like the Superman comics it instantly became very popular. Spider-Man has become one of the most popular and as wikipedia says, "The most commercially successful superheroe." This can be a very important event for a lot of people because this is the "birth" of something that they are inspired by, superheros, and Spider-Man is a very inspiring character.
  • Martin Luther King Jr Day

    Martin Luther King Jr Day
    Martin Luther King Jr gave his "I have a dream" speach on this day. He talked about what he wanted to see in the world, a change where everyone had the same rights. Martin Luther King Jr had made an impact on the world with this speech.
  • The March on Washington

    The March on Washington
    On this day, over 200,000 people joined in on the "March for Washington." Many religous and civil rights groups joined in to help out. All of this was to have freedom for the African Americans.
  • 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 Packers and the Chiefs had both made it into the Super Bowl. They were playing against each other for the first time. It ended up the Green Day Packers had won the game. This day is so important becaus eit is the day that the first Super Bowl began.
  • The Explosion of the Challenger Space Shuttle

    The Explosion of the Challenger Space Shuttle
    On this day, America set off the "Challenger" as a test vehicle for another space shuttle. Seven people had gone on the space shuttle, five men and two woman. The space shuttle had exploded 73 seconds after it had been launched killing all the was on it. The space shuttle was very important to our history because it helped us to know what we did wrong so that we could improve our future space shuttles.
  • My Birthday

    Friends and family celebrate the birth of Courtney Henry.
  • September 11th

    September 11th
    Back in 2001, America thought it was under attack. Terrorist had came to our country on a couple of planes and crashed into the twin towers knocking them to the ground. The event is very important to our history because on this day, we lost buildings that were once the tallest buildings in America, and we lost thousands of lives.
  • Hurricane Katrina

    Hurricane Katrina
    Hurricane Katrina was a very distructive hurricane. Its important because it was one of the deadliest hurricanes in the United States. I would love to go back in time to see this urricane because I would want to see what it had done to everything and I also love hurricanes.
  • The First Inauguration of Barack Obama

    Barack Obama was inaugurated on this day and was sworn in to office as our 44th president. He had served his first term and is currentley serving his second term as president.
  • The One Direction Concert

    The One Direction Concert
    I had gone to One Direction's Take Me Home tour concert on July 5th. This event is very important to me because One Direction are my idols and I got to see them in person. This is one day that I will remember forever.
  • The Inauguration of Ronald Reagan

    The Inauguration of Ronald Reagan
    Ronald Reagan gave an incredible 2,452 word speech on this day. He talked about all of the prisoners being held hostage in Iran and he wanted to do something about it. This is important because he gave his speech and eventually the prisoners were let go.