United States History Class Timeline 2013-2014

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In History
  • The Signing of the Declaration of Independence

    The Signing of the Declaration of Independence
    On this date, Thoms Jefferson, John Adams, and many more Americans signed the Declaration of Independence.
  • The Ratification of the Constitution

    The Ratification of the Constitution
    On September 17, 1787, the majority of representatives of the Constitutional Convention approved of the US Constitution. Since that day, US citizens have following these set of rules. However, the Constitution was no perfect and since the day it was ratified, 27 amendmants have been added to it.
  • The Louisiana Purchase

    The Louisiana Purchase
    On April 30, 1803, Thomas Jefferson bought the Louisiana Territory from the French leader Napoleon for $15 million. Jefferso had offered to buy New Orleans from France and actually ended up getting the entire Louisiana Territory. This purchase of land doubled the size of the United States at that time and created lots of land opportunities for farmers.
  • The Donner Party

    The Donner Party
    In 1846, a about 90 immigrants from Springfield, Illinois and led by Gearge Donner went westward. This group tried to go through a supposedly quicker route to get to California. This route went through the Sierra Nevada Mountains and they would enfd up getting trapped by heavy amounts of snow. Only half of the group survived this and persevered through the tough situation where they were at one point forced to go cannibal to survive (history.com/topics/donner-party).
  • Fugitive Slave Act

    Fugitive Slave Act
    In 1850, the Fugitive Slave Act was passed. This law stated that if a slave ran away from his/her owner, the owner could find them and take them back without the need of a arrest warrant. If a runaway slave was found, they could be taken back into custody by his/her owner. This was important because more people were drawn to the abolitionists and their cause. (McDougal Littell, 485)
  • Uncle Tom's Cabin

    Uncle Tom's Cabin
    Uncle Tom's Cabin was a novel introduced in 1852. Uncle Tom's Cabin was mostly about slave stories and how their lives were. This book was very popular in the north but the southerners did not like the book. They thought it represented a false picture of how the culture in the south was and how they dealt with the slaves. This helped more people come to realize the cruel and brutal way of life that slaves had and led more people to the abolitionist cause. (McDougal Littell, 485)
  • Bleeding Kansas

    Bleeding Kansas
    In March of 1855, antislavery settlers rejected the government because Kansas had only proslavery representatives. Because of this, the antislavery settlers in Kansas rejected the government of Kansas and both sides became angry. A proslavery mob plundered the town of Lawrence. After this, Jim Brown led seven other antislavery men to massacre five of Jim Brown's proslavery neighbors. This was important because these two events led to a civil war in Kansas. (McDougal Littell, 487)
  • Battle of Gettysburg: Day 1

    Battle of Gettysburg: Day 1
  • Battle of Gettysburg: Day 2

    Battle of Gettysburg: Day 2
  • Battle of Gettysburg: Day 3

    Battle of Gettysburg: Day 3
  • The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln

    The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln
    On April 15, 1865, the 16th president of the Unnited Staes was assassinated. He was killed by John Wilkes Booth when he was at a theatre. Ever since then, people have remembered what happened on that day in April.
  • The Stock Market Crash of 1929

    The Stock Market Crash of 1929
    Shortly after World War I on October 29, 1929, stock investors around the globe traded about 16 million shares via the New York Stock Exchange. Billions of dollars were lost from these investors. This would then start the Great Depression of 1929 through 1939.
  • The First Appearance of Superman in Comics

    The First Appearance of Superman in Comics
    The June of 1938 would be a month to later be remembered across America. In that month, Superman first arrived in the comics. Ever since then, Superman has become a famous fiction superhero in the US.
  • Japan Bombs Pearl Harbor

    Japan Bombs Pearl Harbor
    On Decdmber 7, 1941, Japan bombed the U.S. Naval Base in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Over 2,000 people died from this within the first two hours. Because of this, the United States declared war against Japan and got involved in World War II.
  • The Dropping of the Atomic Bomb on Hiroshima

    The Dropping of the Atomic Bomb on Hiroshima
    On August 6, 1945, the city of Hiroshima was destroyed by an atomic bomb sent by the United State of America. This atomic bomb was the same as 20,000 tons on dynamite. This affected every single citizen in Hiroshima, whether they were just bystanders or if they were injured or killed.
  • The Inauguration of John F. Kennedy

    The Inauguration of John F. Kennedy
    On this day, John F. Kennedy was inaugurated as the 35th president of the United States of America.
  • The First Appearance of Spider-Man in comics

    The First Appearance of Spider-Man in comics
    In March of 1963, one of the most famous superheros of all time came out. This superhero is Marvel's Spider-Man first written by Stan Lee. Today, we all know the famous comic superhero from the movies and comics.
  • The March on Washington

    The March on Washington
    On August 28, 1963, Martin Luther King Jr. gave his famous "I Have a Dream" speech in Washington, DC. 250,000 people came that day and millions of people watched on television. This event would eventually lead to Black Americans getting their freedom in the United States.
  • The First Super Bowl: Green Bay Packers VS. Kansas City Chiefs

    The First Super Bowl: Green Bay Packers VS. Kansas City Chiefs
    On January 15, 1967, the first ever super game was played. This game was between the Green Bay Packers and the Kansas City Chiefs. Green Bay would come out on top 35-10 after scoring 21 points in the last two quarters. Since then, 46 more Super Bowls have been played in the National Football League and this special championship game has become one of the most famous championship games that the United States has even known.
  • First Inauguration of Ronald Reagan

    First Inauguration of Ronald Reagan
    On this day, Ronald Reagan was inaugurated as 40th president of the United Staes of America.
  • The Explosion of the Challenger Space Shuttle

    The Explosion of the Challenger Space Shuttle
    The April of 1983 may have been NASA's finest hour. Yet it is one of NASA's greatest upsets of all time.They had their second sucessful space shuttle into space. On January 28, 1986, NASA had their 10th launch into space. In just a minute and 13 secounds, the space shuttle exploded. This would cause the death of 7 crewmembers on that shuttle.
  • My Birthday

    My Birthday
    Ethan Horning is born.
  • 9/11

    On September 11, 2001 Islamic terrorists hijacked four planes. Two of those planes hit the World Trade Center in New York City and one of those planes hit the Pentagon in Washington, DC. The last plane landed in a field with no harm done. This has had a major impact on Americans, especially in the area of security.
  • My Cousin's Birth

    My Cousin's Birth
    On April 29, 2004, my little cousin was born into the world. She was named Lexi, short for Alexa, by my aunt and uncle. There was a problem with her body though so she had to get surgery. Unfortunately, she did not make it through the surgery and died 13 days after birth. If I could, I would go back in time to see her in person when she was a baby since I couldn't when I was younger.
  • When I Accepted Christ Into My Life

    When I Accepted Christ Into My Life
    On April 18, 2005, I was waiting in the car for my sister. I had gone with my parents to pick her up. While we were waiting for her, my parents told me about Jesus and if I wanted him to forgive me for all the bad things i did and all that I might do. I said yes and since that day, I am living not for myself, but for God.
  • The First Inauguration of Barack Obama

    The First Inauguration of Barack Obama
    On January 20, 2009, Barack Obama was inaugurated as the 44th president ofnthe United States of America.
  • 2005 Super Bowl

    2005 Super Bowl
    On February 6, 2005, The Philadelphia Eagles played the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XXXIX. The Patriots were hoping for a repeat of the prior season for they had won that Super Bowl. The final score would end in 24-21 in New England's favor. I would want to go back in time in order tickets before the game so I could go to the game.
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    Revolutionary War

    On April 19, 1775, America started to fight their way to freedom from Great Britain. The American rebels had been under British crown for many years and they wanted an end to their rule. Partway through the war, the French joined the American colonists' side against Britain and because of this, the colonists forced Great Britain to surrender at Yorktown in 1779. Even though the colonists had done this, the fighting did not really end until 1783.
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    The Lewis and Clark Journey

    Meriweather Lewis and William Clark went on their famous expedition westward in the summer of 1803. The two men were looking for a full out water route to the Pacific Ocean. Although they did not find this route since it did not exist, they recorded plants and animal species for science and they created the first good map of this westward piece of land at that time known as the Louisiana Territory. (McDougal, Littell 336)
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    The Texas Revolution

    In 1833, Stephen Austin went to Mexico City to show the Mexican government a list of requested reforms, one of which was for Texas to become a self-governing state. Austin was then put in jail when Santa Anna found that he would rebel if they did not let Texas become a self-governing state inside of Mexico. When Austin was thrown in jail because of this, Texas went to war against Mexico. Texas eventually would gain their freedom as a self-governing state inside of Mexico (McDougal, Littell 431).
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    The Mexican-American War

    In 1846, Mwexico and the United States had an argument about the border along the Rio Grande. This started a war between Mexico and America. In the battles that followed, the United States dominated against Mexico's uprepared militia and won many battles. After the battle, Mexico lost about one-third of their territory to the United States of America (history.com/topics/mexican-american-war)
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    California Gold Rush

    In 1849, large numbers of people came to California for one thing: gold. Not only did Americans work in the mines; The free and enslaved African-Americans, Native AMericans, and many people from various different countries came for the gold, too. Because of this, by 1849, California had so many people that it could apply for a statehood. This would lead to California becoming a free state (McDougal, Littell 441)
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    Civil War

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    World War I

    On July 28, 1914, World War I officially started. This war started when Austria-Hungary declared war against Serbia. This small fest between Serbia and Austria-Hungary shortly changed into an all out war between a lot of countries such as Germany, USA, Great Britain, Russia, and many others. This war afftected and killed many innocent civillians globally.
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    World War II

    On September 1, 1939, a terrible war started: World War II. The whole world was in on this war, from Germany to Great Britain.This war was the largest a gruesomest war in history with over 40 million people dead by the end of it. Germany, Italy, and Japan were the Axis powers on one side and on the other side were the Axis powers France, Great Britain, USA, and the Soviet Union. Germany and it's allies would be defeated by the French and their allies.
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    Korean War

    On June 25, 1950, a war broke out in Korea between North and South Korea. In this war, over 5 million people( soldiers and civillians) died. Finally on July 27, 1953, the Korean War ended and there has not been a war in Korea ever since.
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    Vietnam War

    On September 29, 1959, a war between North Vietnam and South Vietnam officaially started. This battle lasted for almost 16 years when North Vietnam got control of South Vietnam's leader: Saigon. Over 3 million people died in this war of which 58,000 were American soldiers and more than 50% were innocent Vietnamese citizens.