United States History Class Timeline 2013-2014

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  • the Revolutionary War

    the Revolutionary War
    The war started in 1775 and ended in 1776.
  • The Signing of Declaration of Independence

    The Signing of Declaration of Independence
    The made this document so everyone knew their rights. They had many congressmen from the colonies to sign. Everyone but one from New York signed. Others did not agree to the document but signed anyway.
  • Ratification of United States Constitution

    Ratification of United States Constitution
    Before the Constitution could take effect the poeple had to ratify it each state had deligates to ratify for them. Many of the Americns were hesitant which cause it to shift away from the Articles of Confederation. They had opposing sides the "federalist," and that "anti- federalist". The anti-federalist thought having the Constitution would give the National Government to much power.
  • Louisiana Perchase

    Louisiana Perchase
    The Lousiana Perchase was when the French were cutting off the Mississippi river and Jefferson needed the river to transport goods. So Jefferson decided to buy the Louisna Territory. They gained the Mississippi river. It's important because it made America bigger and better by giving the country more products, food, and land. (McDougal Littell, American History, pg 344)
  • The Lewis and Clark Journey

    The Lewis and Clark Journey
    President Jefferson sent out Lewis and Clark to explore the west. While traveling they hired a french interpreter so they could talk with the indians. The French trapper brought his 16 year old who was pregnant named, Ssacagawea.They were trying to find the ocean that the Mississippi river feeds. (McDougal Littell, American History, pg 348)
  • Donner Party

    Donner Party
    The Donner Party were trying to find a way to California to find gold. They heard about a short-cut that was supposed to cut off a little bit of the trip. But it set them back 3 weeks on their trip. In October they reached Sierra Nevada Mountains. During the night at least 5 ft. of snow was layed causing the Donner Party to be stuck. As time took it's toll they began to die off and the others would begin to eat the dead. It's important because the Donner party turned canival. (History.com)
  • The Texas Revolution

    The Texas Revolution
    Mexico tried taking over the United States but the Americans fought back, they invaded Mexico. Taylor got a at least 4,800 soldiers and were up against Santa Anna's 15,000 soldiers. They fought for 2 days, Santa Anna retreated. It's important because we gained Mexio's land and that made the United States bigger
    (McDougal Littell, American History, pg436)
  • The California Gold Rush

    The California Gold Rush
    Many people moved to California for the search of gold. The forty-niners occured with large amounts of people, where they found the gold in the river. Each forty-niner was out of luck at the years went along because all the gold has been seen and taken. It's important because it helped Americands become rich and they could buy more stuff and make the country bigger. (McDougal Littell, American History, pg 439-440)
  • Fugitive Slave Act

    Fugitive Slave Act
    Slave fugitives were not allow to a jury trial because the Southerners considered slaves as their property. The northern people they dried to capture slave fugitives because they wanted to help them get their freedom. The fugitive act made many people take the abolitionist side.
  • Uncle Tom's Cabin

    Uncle Tom's Cabin
    Uncle Tom's Cavin was a book made by Harriet Beecher Stowe. She made Uncle Tom's Cabin because she didn't agree with the compramise of 1850, it outraged her! Uncle Tom's cabin made Stowe famous.
  • Harper's Ferry

    Harper's Ferry
    Harper's ferry was a Raid where John Brown wanted to get a slave reaction so he tried to capture the arsenal at Harper's Ferry, Virgina. McDougal Littel
  • The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln

    The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln
    Abraham Lincon was killed at Penn Quarter Washington, D.C. While at Ford's Theatre while watching " Our American Cousin." John Wikes Booth shot Lincoln in the back of the head. Booth wanted to ruin the U.S. because he did not beileve in what the U.S. stood for.
  • World War I

    World War I
    It took place in Europe on July 18, 1914 to November 11, 1918.
  • The Stock Market Crash of 1929

    The Stock Market Crash of 1929
    On Wall Street in New York billions of dollars were lost which caused thousands of investors to be wiped out. This caused America to spiral into the Great Depression from 1929 to 1939.
  • The First Appearance of Superman in Action Comics

    The First Appearance of Superman in Action Comics
    The first issue of the comic book 'Action Comics' Came out. It features the very first apperance of Superman. This is considered the very beginning of the superhero comics. This comic is worth over 1 million dollars.
  • World War II

    World War II
    This war involved practically every part of the world. It started in 1939 and ended in 1945.
  • Japan's Attack on Pearl Harbor

    Japan's Attack on Pearl Harbor
    Planes and tiny submirnes attacked the Pearl Harbor around eight in the morning because they knew poeple would be at church. The Japanees sent 170 aircrafts mainly torpedo bombers. Japan attacked us because they thought they could take over Hawaii.
  • The Dropping of the Atomic Bomb on Hiroshima

    The Dropping of the Atomic Bomb on Hiroshima
    Enola Gay dropped a 5 ton bomb on Japan's city Hiroshima in 1945.This bomb killed over 800,000 people and many died after because or extreme injuries and poisining. It's important because we are still debating wether it should have been done or not.
  • The Korean War

    The Korean War
    The Korean war began during 1950 and ended 1953.
  • The Vietnam War

    The Vietnam War
    The Vietnam War started in 1960 and ended in 1975.
  • The Inauguration of John F. Kennedy

    The Inauguration of  John F. Kennedy
    The Inauguration of 35th President.
  • The First Appearance of Spider-Man in Comics

    The First Appearance of Spider-Man in Comics
    This comic book is published by 'Marvel Comics' it was created by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko. I was first apeared in Amazing Fantasies #15. Young readers realate because of how "Spider-Man is a student with real life student problems such as loneliness and rejection. As Spider-Man says himself "with great power there must also come great responsibility."
  • March On Washington

    March On Washington
    The day when Martin Luther King Jr. told his speech "I Have a Dream". Also the day where african americans were walking for equal rights. They wanted to be able to have same jobs or same pay as the whites, the wanted thier freedom. Thats what March On Washington was and it's important because it took this country one step in the right direction to everyones' freedom.
  • JFK Assassination

    JFK Assassination
    JFK was shot while in Dallas, Texas on the back of a convertible. Then suddenly they heard 3 sniper shots from a building nearby. The first shot was a miss then the second he was shot on the neck then the last one was shot at the back of his head. They think that Lee Harvey Oswald was the one who shot him. We may never know because before Oswald could defend himself he was shot by Jack Ruby.
  • 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 Green Bay packers beat The Kansas City Chiefs by 35 to 10.
  • The First inauguration of Ronald Reagan

    The First inauguration of Ronald Reagan
    The First inauguration of 40th President.
  • The Explosion of the Challenger Space Shuttle

    The Explosion of the Challenger Space Shuttle
    At Cape Carnaval, Flordia the "Challanger" space shuttle was launched. The suddenly explded 73 seconds after it launched into the air. 8 members died while in the explosion.
  • My Birthday

    My Birthday
    The day I was born.
  • The Twin Towers Fell

    The Twin Towers Fell
    This tragedy took place in New York. It was a terroist attack. Two planes hit the Twin Towers. Two others hit other places nearby, Many poeple died during the attack from being in the buiding. This is important because it showed poeple how brave our country is. We have many poeple who went out of thier time and sacrifised thier lives for others.
  • The First Inauguration of Barrack Obama

    The First Inauguration of Barrack Obama
    The First Inauguration of the 44th President.
  • Went To Vermont

    Went To Vermont
    I went to vermont with my mom and good friend. We spent a week at 'Smugglers Notch'. We went swimming and they had many kid/teen places to go. We also went shopping alot at thier country store. Its important to me because I probably will never have the chance to go back to Vermont.
  • Visit London

    Visit London
    I want to visit London in because it is very beutiful there. I want to visit all the land marks like the London Eye. I always wanted to go to London.
  • Go to School to Become a Picture Theripist

    Go to School to Become a Picture Theripist
    I want to be a Picture Theripist or an Art Thetipist. I want to be able to watch someone do art or dance and see what they have been through. I think when we draw picture or dance we are really telling a story but we don't realize that we are. I want to be able to help others when they are having problems. I feel like when you sit in a room with a complete stranger you hold back your feelings or you don't tell the thripist what happend. When you draw or dance you don't hold back.
  • Go to Ireland

    Go to Ireland
    I want to visit Ireland during the summer. I want to learn about my ansestors and where they came from and what they did. I think Ireland is an amazing country and it's unique and small and it seems quiet.