United States History Class Timeline 2013-2014

  • Founding of the Jamestown Colony

    Founding of the Jamestown Colony
    The first successful English colony in Virginia. This is eventually lead to the founding of the United States of America. This happened in 1607.
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    The Years of the Revolutionary War

    8 years, 4 months, 2 weeks and 1 day
  • The Signing of the Declaration of Independence

    The Signing of the Declaration of Independence
    Congress wrote what became the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. Mainly written by Thomas Jefferson, the Declaration of Independence was to show the seperation from Britian.
  • Ratification of the United States Constitution

    Ratification of the United States Constitution
    This ratification of the Constitution changed how the government was and made a big difference in the United States.
  • The Louisiana Purchase

    The Louisiana Purchase
    Spain closed the New Orleans port to American shipping. People of the US got angry. Jefferson decided to buy the port from Spain, but Napoleon offered to sell the whole Louisiana Territory. Jefferson was worried that buying this land was Unconstitutional because the Consitution does not say anything about the President buying this amount of land. He buys it anyway because it is a good change for the USA and it costs $15 million (McDougal/Littell, 346).
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    The Lewis and Clark Journey

    Jefferson asked Captian Meriwether Lewis to lead the exploration of the Louisiana Purchase. Lewis asked Lieutenant William Clark to help him with making maps during this journey. York, Clark's slave, came as well. Lewis and Clark made it all the way to the Pacific shore line. They found over 200 species new to science. This was the biggest economical discovery because it provided land, gold, and natural resources, This all meant MONEY! (McDougal/Littell, 348)
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    The Texas Revolution

    In 1833, Texas went to Mexico City to present a list of requested reforms. They wanted to become a self-governed state within Mexico. If all the requests weren't met, they would break away from the Mexico rule. This was rebellion! Texas (United States) won this war and gained the whole Republic of Texas. This affected our now US because if this didn't happen and Texas didn't win the war, we wouldn't have as big of a land as we do now. (McDougal/Littell, 430-431)
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    The Donner Party

    The Donner family went to move to the west for land, and money. They took a shortcut, which they thought would shorten their journey, but only made it worse for them. Starvation, disease, and hypothermia was a big problem. Most died and because of the lack of food, the others resulted in eating the dead. This is the biggest known case of cannabolism since today.
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    The California Gold Rush

    James Marshall found a small gold nugget in a river while building a sawmill. Many miners found gold in streams flowing out of the Sierra Nevada. There was enough gold to "pay the cost of the present war with Mexico a hundred times over." This could result in finding a lot of money for the United States and making a living for some people that had luck. (McDougal/Littell, 439-441)
  • Fugitive Slave Act

    Fugitive Slave Act
    The Fugitive Act of 1850 was an attempt to calm the political situation, but instead it caused a crisis. This law stated that accused fugitives could be held without an arrest warrant. South and North disagreed with this law. The South liked the Fugitive Slave Act because theyconsidered slaves to be property. The North strongly disliked the Act because it required them to help recapture runaway slaves. (McDougal/Littell, 485).
  • Uncle Tom's Cabin

    Uncle Tom's Cabin
    This book was based on slavery in the 1850s. It showed how tragic the lives of blacks were in this period of time. This book being written caused the whites to really realize that the blacks were being treated poorly. It showed the importance of family and love. The United States came closer after this event because slavery was slowly abollished. (McDougal/Littell, 503)
  • Bleeding Kansas

    Bleeding Kansas
    This event was started by John Brown, an extreme abolitionist. He was outraged by his proslavery neighbors. He led seven men in a massacre. The violent news spread, and civil war broke out in Kansas. This war continued for three yeaars and the territory was known as "Bleeding Kansas". (McDougal/Littell, 487)
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    American Civil War

  • First day of the Battle of Gettysburg

    First day of the Battle of Gettysburg
  • Second day of the Battle of Gettysburg

    Second day of the Battle of Gettysburg
  • Third day of the Battle of Gettysburg

    Third day of the Battle of Gettysburg
  • The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln

    The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln
    Abraham Lincoln was the 16th President from April of 1865. Lincoln led the United States through a United States crisis (American Civil War) which was created to abolish slavery and strengthen the government.
  • World War I

    World War I
    World War I was a war in Europe that began in July of 1914 and ended in November of 1918. More than 9 million people were killed.
  • The Stock Market Crash of 1929

    The Stock Market Crash of 1929
    The Wall Street Crash in October of 1929 was the worst stock market crash in the history of the United States. The 10-year Great Depression that affected most Western countries started at this time. The Stock Market Crash did not end in the United States until the end of 1941.
  • The First Appearance of Superman in Action Comics

    The First Appearance of Superman in Action Comics
    Action Comics #1 is the first issue of the comic book series Action Comics. This features the first appearance of comic book heroes-- the most famous: the Jerry Siegel/Joe Shuster creation, Superman.
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    The Years of World War II

    6 years, 1 day
  • The dropping of the Atomic Bomb on Hiroshima

     The dropping of the Atomic Bomb on Hiroshima
    The atomic bombings of the city of Hiroshima in Japan was lead by the United States during the end of World War II. The event was the only use of nuclear weapons in war to date. The bombing killed up to 166,000 people in Hiroshima.
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    The Years of the Korean War

    3 years, 1 month and 2 days
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    The Years of the Vietnam War

    19 years, 5 months, 4 weeks and 1 day
  • The Inauguration of John F. Kennedy

    The Inauguration of John F. Kennedy
    The inauguration of John F. Kennedy as a President of the US marked the start of the term of Kennedy as President and Johnson as Vice President. Kennedy promised to “get the country moving again,” a quote that calmed many Americans because they began to find hope.
  • The First Appearance of Spider-Man in Comics

    The First Appearance of Spider-Man in Comics
    Stan Lee is the writer of the first Spider-man comic, and it was Steve Ditko who drew him.
  • The March on Washington

    The March on Washington
    The March on Washing was the largest rallies protesting against human rights in United States history. The speech was given in front of the Lincoln Memorial. Dr Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech was said in front of up to 300,000 people. This helped Congress realize that they needed to pass the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
  • 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 first Super Bowl championship game was between the Green Bay Packers and Kansas City Chiefs at Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles, CA. The score was Green Bay, 35 and Kansas City, 10. 61,946 people showed up to watch this game.
  • The First Inauguration of Ronald Reagan

    The First Inauguration of Ronald Reagan
    Ronald Reagan was the 40th President of the United States. The inauguration was the first to be held on the West Front of the United States Capitol Building. Minutes after this event happened, the Americans that were held in Iran were released.
  • The Explosion of the Challenger Space Shuttle

    The Explosion of the Challenger Space Shuttle
    Space Shuttle Challenger broke apart seconds into its flight, leading to the deaths of seven crew members. This event changed the way the Space Program at NASA made their space shuttles and changed the way they thought.
  • Meeting my grandparents

    Meeting my grandparents
    Before my grandparents died, I would of enjoyed to go back in time and meet my grandparents that I never met. They would of been very important people in my life because they were my grandparents. My mother always said that they were such wonderful people and I probably would of thought the same thing after meeting them.
  • Go back in time to win the lottery

    Go back in time to win the lottery
    I go back into time to win the lottery so that I will be wealthy for a lifetime. This will help me with college and other funding as well. I will have enough money to support my family and myself.
  • My Birthday !!!!

    My Birthday !!!!
    Skylar Mohler is born. I came out of the womb with three arms and 5 legs. The doctors cut them off and now I only have two of each.
  • September 11

    September 11
    This event consisted of four terrorist attacks launched by an Islamic terrorist group to the United States in New York City and Washington, D.C. Four passenger airplanes were hijacked by 19 terrorists so they could be flown into buildings in suicide attacks. Two of the planes that were hijacked were flown into North and South Towers in New York City.
  • The First Inauguration of Barack Obama

    The First Inauguration of Barack Obama
    Barack Obama was the first African American President. He is the 44th president of the United States.
  • Joined the New Holland Swim Team

    Joined the New Holland Swim Team
    Joining the New Holland Swim Team changed my life. It helped me realize that I'm good at swimming, which made me move forward in it. I've become a better person, and swimmer in that time.
  • Graduating high school from Garden Spot High School

    Graduating high school from Garden Spot High School
    I graduate from high school at Garden Spot High School when I'm seventeen years old. This is an important part of my life and I wanted to go into the future so that I can see myself doing this. I then saw Roy sitting with the teachers in handcuffs. That's not a surprise.