United States History Class timeline 2013-2014

  • Ratification of the United States Constitution

    Ratification of the United States Constitution
    On September 17th a maority of the Constitutional Convention approved the documents that they had been working on since May. The Ratification of the Constitution made some important changes to the Constitution. The Contitutional Convention are statesman who drafted the United States Constitution.
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    Revolutionary War

    25,000 americans died in the revolutionary war and 25,000 americans were wounded in the revolutionary war. George Washington led the Revalutionary war.
  • The signing of the Decloration of Independence

    The signing of the Decloration of Independence
    We declared indepedence from Great Britian on July 4th, 1776. To win Indenpendence we had to win the Revulotionary war. We won the Revolutionary war September of 1783. It is important becuase this is when we declared freedoom.
  • Volcanic erupion in Hawaii

    Volcanic erupion in Hawaii
    On June 23 a volcano in Hawaii killing 80 mabey 100's of people. Houses and roads were dystroyed along with family possesions. I would go back to this day so that I could warn people so that they could get some family possesions and so that they could save their lives.
  • Louisiana Purchase

    Louisiana Purchase
    In 1803 Tohmas Jefferson offered to buy the New Orleans port from Mexico and Mexico responded by selling the Louisiana territory for 3 cents an acer. The Louisiana territory more than doubled the size of the United States. This is important becuase we gained control of the Mississippi River and the New Orleans port (McDougal Littell).
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    Lewis and Clark Journey

    Tohmas Jefferson chose Lewis and Clark to go and explore the Louisiana Territory. On their journey they found many different plants and animals. They went all the way ato the pacific ocean over land the first people to do it. Sacagawea helpped them on their journey by getting fiid and horses on the way and also being a guide to them (McDougal LIttell).
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    Texas Revolution

    The Texas Revolution is known for the fight for the Alamo. The fighting at the Alamo lasted some 13 days. Many men were killed as a resolt of this war (McDougal Littell P. 437).
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    War with Mexico

    In April 1846 a Mexican unit ambushed an American portrol and two days later congress declared war with Mexico. After the war was over we gained land on the west side of the United States of America (McDougal Littell P. 435).
  • Donner Party

    Donner Party
    In the spring of 1846 a group of emigrants left on their journey west. They became trapped in heavey snow fall and at their last option they resorted to canibalism. Only about half of the original 90 members made it to california the following year only to feel depressed becasue of what they had done (http://www.history.com/topics/donner-party).
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    California Gold Rush

    In January 1848 James Marshall found gold. 250,000 people came to california to get money some were there not for the gold but because if you worked for the miners selling food you could raise the prices and make lots of money yourself (McDougal Littell).
  • Fugitive Slave Act

    Fugitive Slave Act
    The Fugitive Slave Act was a law stating that any accused fugitve could be held (sent to jail) unless they had an arrest warrent. Southerners supported this law because they saw Aferican Americans as property. This engraged Northerners becuase this act required them to help catch runaway slaves. Slave catchers were allowed to catch free slaves in teh north. This made more people join the Abolistinist movement and defy the law. (McDougal Lettell AMerican History Beginnings to 1914).
  • Bleeding Kansas

    Bleeding Kansas
    During the election of 1855 there were more proslavery people than antilavery people in Kansas. Many proslavery residents from Missouri came and illegally voted. John Brown led other men in the massacre of five of his proslavery neighbors (McDougal Littell American History Beginnings to 1914).
  • Harpers Ferry

    Harpers Ferry
    On October 16, 1859, John and 18 other men captured Harpers Ferry arsenal. John got the word out to rally local slaves but none came. Some of Browns men escaped but Brown and six others were captured and ten were killed (McDougal Littell American History Beginnings to 1914).
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    The Civil War

  • Battle of Gettysburg Day One

    Battle of Gettysburg Day One
    On the first day of the Battle of Gettysburg Union troups retreated to high ground south of Gettysburg.
  • Battle of Gettysburg Day Two

    Battle of Gettysburg Day Two
    The confederate army attemptded to break the left and right flank of the union army line.
  • Battle of Gettysburg Day 3

    Battle of Gettysburg Day 3
    The third day of the Battle of Gettysburg General Robert E. Lee tried one last time to break the union line it is called pickets charge.
  • The Assationation of Abraham Lincoln

    The Assationation of Abraham Lincoln
    On April 14th Abraham Lincoln was at Ford's Theater watching a play when John Wilkes Booth came up behind Abe and shoot him in the head. Abraham Lincoln died the next day across the street from the theater. He died at 7:55 April 15th, 1865.
  • THe sinking of the Titanic

    THe sinking of the Titanic
    The Titanic started sinking on April 14th and was sunk on April 15th. More that 1,500 people died on the titanic. The titanic sunk becuase it hit an ice burge and made a hole in the ship. I would want to go back to this day becuase than I could warn them that they would run into an ice burge so we could avoide it.
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    World War 1

    Over 27 countries were mentioned as part of the war. World War 1 was started with the assasination of Austia's Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife Sophie. During World War 1 37 million people died 12 million were civilians.
  • The Stock Market Crashes

    The Stock Market Crashes
    On October 24th 1929 the Stock Market Crashed. This was important becuase it devastated the economy and was the key factor in starting the Great Depression. Thousands of people lost money and Billions of $$$$ were lost.
  • The first apperence of superman in action comics

    The first apperence of superman in action comics
    Superman first appered in a comic book in 1938. The first superman comic book sold for a record of $2.2 million.
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    World War 2

    72 million people were killed during ww2 and there were 291,557 americans that were wounded. In ww2 america had 16.1 million people serving in the war.
  • Attack on Pearl Harbor

    Attack on Pearl Harbor
    Japan attack pearl harbor on december 7th 1941 destroing a navel base. The attack killed 2,335 servicemen and wounded 1,143 people. The attack on pearl harbor was not expected and they had little time to prepare.
  • The dropping of the atomic bomb on Hiroshima

    The dropping of the atomic bomb on Hiroshima
    The first atomic bomb was dropped by the USA. The atomic bomb was equivilent to 20,000 tons of TNT. 60,000 to 70,000 people were killed 140,000 people were injured, and many more were made homeless as a result of the atomic bomb.
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    Korean War

    33,636 people died in the korean war and 105,000 were injured. The Korean war was fought between South Korea and the United Nations against North Korea and China.
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    Vietnam War

    The vietnam war lasted 15 years seven months and four days. The vietnam war was the longest war that the US took part in. 17,725 people died in the Vietnam war.
  • The Inauguration of John F. Kennedy

    The Inauguration of John F. Kennedy
    On January 2oth, 1961John F. Kennedy was inaugurated as the 35th president. The inauguration address of John F. Kennedy is considered one of the greatest. The inauguration was important becuase he was becoming the 35th president.
  • The first apperence of spider man in comics

    The first apperence of spider man in comics
    Spider man first came out in comics in 1962. The first copy sold for $1.1 million. Spider man was in a lot of differnet comics.
  • THe March on Washington

    THe March on Washington
    Martin Luther King Jr. Delivered his "I have a dream speech" on the steeps of the lincon mimorial. 250,000 people came to here Martin luther King Jr. speack. The march on washington waws important because Martin Luther King Jr. stood up for black people's rights to be treeted equal.
  • The first Super bowl

    The first Super bowl
    The fist super bowl was between the Green Bay Packers and the Kanasas City Chiefs. The Green Bay Packers beat Kansas City 35-10. This event was important becuase it was the first one and we have one every year scince then.
  • The Inauguration of Ronald Reagan

    The Inauguration of Ronald Reagan
    On January 20th, 1981 Ronald Reagan was inaugurated into office. This is important becuase he was the 40th president of the USA. He gave a speech at his inauguration.
  • The explosion of the Challenger Space Shuttle

    The explosion of the Challenger Space Shuttle
    On January 28 1986 the Challenger took off at NASA. 73 seconds after take off the Challenger exploded killing all 7 astronauts that were in the space shuttle. Most of the people watching the take off did not realize what happened at first.
  • My Birthday

    My Birthday
    Stacey Horning was born!! She was born to Nelson and Cindy Horning. She was the fourth child. She was born on April 15th 2000.
  • 9/11

    On 9/11 terrorists crashed planes into the twin towers, the pentogon, and PA. 3,000 americans died that day. 6,000+ people were injured in the attack on 9/11. This is important to America because it was devastating, it killed many americans, and it was a terrorist attack on the United States of America.
  • Out West

    Out West
    In June of 2009 my family and i went out west for 3 1/2 weeks. We drove to California and back stopping at different places. Some of the places we went to were old faithful, Yellows stone National park, Glacier National park, Larah Wilder Home sted, the grand canyon, creator lake, the bad lands, the st. luise arch, and Mount Rush Moore. We went out west in out motor home.
  • The Inauguration of Barrack Obama

    The Inauguration of Barrack Obama
    Barack Obama was inaugarated as the 44th president of the USA. More than 1 million people came to the national mall to see Barack Obama give his inauguration.
  • The Boston Bombing

    The Boston Bombing
    Four people were killed and 282 people were injured. On April 15th 2013 there was a group of people nearing the end of the boston marathon. They got to the end and a bomb exploded killing four people and injuring many. I would choose to go back to this day so that i could warn everyone about what was going to happen and arrest the man responsible for it.