United States History Class Timeline 2013-2014

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In History
  • First appearance of Spider-Man in comics

    First appearance of Spider-Man in comics
    In this month, the first apearance of Spider-Man in comics was released and instantly became one of the top selling comic books of the time. Today one of the orginal copies sells for over 1.1 million dollars. Spider-Man has made it into plenty of books, shows, and even movies.
  • The signing of the Declaration

    The signing of the Declaration
    On this day in 1776, 56 members of Congress signed their names on a document, that states the reasons the British colonies of North America sought independence in July of 1776. Although the declaration is not officially divided into sections, it is commonly referred to in five distinct parts.
  • Ratification of the Constitution

    Ratification of the Constitution
    On this day the Constitution was ratified by the state delagates of the U.S. In order for it to be approved the states all had to agree on the terms of the Constitution which they did. It was one of the big leaps the United States made in history as far as becoming a new country.
  • The Louisiana Purchase

    The Louisiana Purchase
    In 1803, Thomas Jefferson bought a piece of land known as "Louisiana" from the French leader Napoleon. Jefferson originally only wanted to buy New Orleans, Napoleon offered him the entire area. Jefferson settled the deal buying it for 15 million dollars. This made the United States double in size, Which was another big step for the country giving them more power (McDougal Littell, pg.344).
  • The Lewis and Clarke Journey

    The Lewis and Clarke Journey
    Thomas Jefferson hired Meriweather Lewis to explore beyond the Mississippi River. Lewis, asked William Clarke to acompany him on his journey. Also joining them was a lifeline, Sacagawea, the native american girl that helped them have a little understanding of what was out there. The journey was to help people get a heads up on what supplies they need before they make the journey themselves (McDougal Littell, pg.344-346)
  • The Texas Revolution

    The Texas Revolution
    The Mexican government wanted texas to be a big area for market and so they invited the Americans into the area. Giving them land, the americans came in by the thousands in search for it. The Americans got there land and kept looking for more freedom. They wanted to be seperated from Mexico. The Mexican government said no and that meant war for the Americans. The Americans won the war which gained the land for the United States.
  • Bleeding Kansas

  • Harpers Ferry

    Harpers Ferry
    Harpers Ferry was a village that was home to a U.S. Military weapons arsenal. In 1859, it was raided and attacked by a abolotionist named John Brown. The main reason that he wanted to take over the arsenal was to make a final statement
  • The Assination of Abraham Lincoln

    The Assination of Abraham Lincoln
    On this day President Lincoln was shot by John Wilkes Booth at the Ford's Theater. He was watching the skit "Our American Cousin" when Mr.Booth sneaked up behind him and shot him in the head. John Wilkes Booth got out of Washington D.C. and got to Virginia before he was cornered by the Military and Secret Service. He was not killed though, he killed himself and then the barn he was "hiding" in was burned to the ground.
  • Stock Market Crash

    Stock Market Crash
    The stock market crashed very rapidly without any warning in 1929. People thought for sure that the stock market was the quick way to get rich. Instead people lost their homes and a lot of money.
  • Superman's first Appearence in Action comics

    Superman's first Appearence in Action comics
    In this month the first ever comic book starring Superman was released. It took off, kids and adults loved it. As of 2011 it is the only comic book to have ever sold for over 2 million dollars for one orginal copy.
  • Pearl Harbor

    Pearl Harbor
    Pearl Harbor was suprise attacked by Japanese airplanes on December 7th in 1941. They killed a lot of people, and destroyed a lot of ships. This lead the US to enter World War 2.
  • Dropping the atomic bomb

    Dropping the atomic bomb
    On this historic day, the United States dropped the first and only atomic bomb on the Japanese city of Hiroshima. Since then no other country has ever dropped another atomic bomb.Some people think that dropping this bomb started the Cold War as well.
  • The March on Washington

    The March on Washington
    The March on Washington was a rally that was to promote African American rights. Over 250,000 people attended the March. This was the event where Martin Luther King JR. gave his "I have a dream" speech.
  • Super Bowl 1

    Super Bowl 1
    Football is the biggest sport in America, and on January 15 1967 the first superbowl was won by Mr.Borreman's very own Green Bay Packers. They played against the Kansas City Chiefs and beat them 35-10! Each player on the Packers earned $15,000, which to this day is still the largest single game share in the history of team sports.
  • Inaugeration of Ronald Reagan

    Inaugeration of Ronald Reagan
    For the frist time ever an inuageration ceremony was held on the terrace of the West Front of the Capitol. It was the warmest inaugeration ever with a noon temperature of 55 degrees.
  • Space Shuttle Challenger

    Space Shuttle Challenger
    The Challenger was a tragic event that struck the world by suprise. It was 73 seconds into its flight when it exploded, ending 7 astronauts lives. It was a very disapointing and sad event that NASA was afraid to raise its hand on. However, they kept the program and ended up later getting one on the moon.
  • My Birthday!!!

    My Birthday!!!
  • 9-11-01

    9-11-01
    The US was attacked by the terroist group Al Qaeda in 2001. The World Trade center crashed into the streets as 2 planes hit it at the perfect place for it to crumble. There was a third plane that hit the Pentagon. Another plane was crashed into a field, the people who hijacked that 4th plane was overtaken by the passengers to crash it before they got to the White House.
  • The day we moved

    The day we moved
    I was born in PA but when I was only 6 we moved out to Illinois because of my dads company had moved out there. I was very sad, excited, and nervous. I reallly liked living there it was actually a lot of fun. There was a lot to do, much more than here in Amishlandia.
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    Revolutionary War

    The revolutionary war was a war between the colonists and England. We had declared independence and the King challenged that declaration to a war that lasted 7 whole years. We ended up defeating them and gaining freedom from england. (By the way I could not find the exact dates)
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    World War 1

    World War I was a very bloody war that started in Europe from 1914 to 1919, with huge losses of life and little ground lost or won. Fought mostly by soldiers in trenches, World War I saw an estimated 10 million military deaths and another 20 million wounded.
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    World War 2

    World War 2 was a war fought between Nazi Germany, and the Americans and their allies. We defeated the Nazi's on May 8th 1945. They were killing a lot of jewish people because they thought they shouldn't be allowed to worship the Jewish religion.
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    Vietnam War

    The Vietnam War was a very contreversial war which we were "dragged" into. The United States entered it to only help the South win, however we lost. The North wanted to have a communist government. The South wanted to have a voting type government.