United States History Class Timeline 2013-2014

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    The Years of the Revolutionary War

    The Revolutionary war was a war between The 13 colonies and Great Britain. The Revolutionary war was a war that was for the 13 colonies freedom against Britain. Later on In the war France joined the colonies which helped them win the war. This was a very important event because if the colonies would have not of won the war we might not have the freedom we have today.
  • The Signing of the Declaration of Independence

    The Signing of the Declaration of Independence
    The Delaration of Independence is declaring our freedom from Britan. It said that "We are no longer colonies of britian, we are the United States of America."
  • Ratification of the United States Constitution

    Ratification of the United States Constitution
    On September 17 most of the delegates of the Constitutional Convention ratified the documents which they have worked on since May. This document becomes the law of the land. It helped in connecting the north and south after the Civil War.
  • The Louisiana Purchase

    In the McDougal Littell American History Beginnings to 1914 book it says that the Louisiana Territory was purchased on April 30, 1803. This is very important because it doubles the size of the nation and opens up the west for many settlers.
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    The Lewis and Clark expedition

    As stated in the McDougal Littell American History Beginnings to 1914 the Lewis and Clark journey started out in St. Louis in 1804. They explored the Louisiana Territory by following the Missouri River to the Pacific Ocean although they didn’t connect they used the Missouri to travel. This is important because they discovered and recorded many things such as over 200 species of animals unknown to European science. They also made the first accurate maps of the west.
  • Nat Turner's Slave Rebellion

    Nat Turner's Slave Rebellion
    The slave rebellion led by Nat Turner made the south tighten its grip on slavery. In the rebellion 55 white men, women, and children were killed. After Nat Turner was tried and hanged they killed more than 200 African Americans in revenge.
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    The Texas Revolution

    According to the McDougal Littell American History Beginnings to 1914 the Texas Revolution was a war between Texas and Mexico. This is an important event because the Texans won the war against Mexico and became a state of the U.S.A.
  • The Mexican American War

    The Mexican American War
    The Mexican American War was a war to get the land for the states of California, Nevada, Utah, Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, and a little part of Oklahoma. This is important because if we didnt win we would not have all parts of the states that I listed above.
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    The Mexican American War.

    The Mexican American War was a war to get the land for the states of California, Nevada, Utah, Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, and a little part of Oklahoma. This is important because if we didnt win we would not have all parts of the states that I listed above.
  • The Donner Party

    The Donner Party
    The Donner Party is a very notorious event in American History. This Donner Party is a train of wagons that half decided to take a "shortcut" and got standed in a blizzard and resorted in cannibalism. This is important because it paved a route for a highway and will be remembered forever.
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    The California Gold Rush

    People from all over the world in search of gold. Most of them Americans. This is important because it lead thousands of new imigrants to California which helped settle the west.
  • Uncle Tom's Cabin

    Uncle Tom's Cabin
    Uncle Tom's Cabin was a novel published in 1852 that described slavery as brutal and immoral. McDougal Littel, p. 480
  • Bleeding Kansas

    Bleeding Kansas
    During the ellection in 1855 Kansas was more anit-slavery than pro-slavery until people from other states came into Kansas and voted illegally. Then Both sides the pro-slavey and anti-slavery took up arms and went into a war for three years. McDougal Litell, p. 487
  • Harpers Ferry

    Harpers Ferry
    Harpers Ferry was a U.S. weapons arsenal that was captured by John Brown who had attacked Kansas during the war. He only had control of the arsenal for a short period of time before U.S Marines showed up and took out the group. McDougal Littel, p. 496
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    The Civil War

  • 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
    Abraham Lincoln was assassinated in Fords Theater by John Wilkes Booth. Lincoln died one day after being shot. This event is important because one of our nations greatest prsidents was killed.
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    The Years of WW1

    World War I was an extremely bloody war that engulfed Europe from 1914 to 1919. Fought mostly by soldiers in trenches, World War I saw an estimated 10 million military deaths and another 20 million wounded.
  • The Stock Market Crash of 1929

    The Stock Market Crash of 1929
    During the 1920s many people started investing in the stock market. Then suddenly on October 24th the stock market had a mini crash. Prices dropped and people sold most of their stocks and no one would buy them so prices dropped and sales on most items stopped.
  • The First Appearance of Superman in Action Comics

    The First Appearance of Superman in Action Comics
    It is considered the first true superhero comic. The first issue had a print run of 200,000 copies, which sold out although it took some time for Action to realize that the "Superman" strip was responsible.
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    The Years of WW2

    On this date world war 2 started. During World War 2 the Germans try to take over the world. Poland, Britain, France and the US fought against The Germans and in 1945 when the Germans surrendered.
  • Pearl Harbor

    Pearl Harbor
    On this date the Japanese attacked the United States Naval base in Hawaii bringing the United States into World War II against the Axis Powers of Germany, Italy and Japan. The United States would fight with Britain and the Soviet Union making up the Allied Powers.
  • The dropping of the Atomic Bomb on Hiroshima

    The dropping of the Atomic Bomb on Hiroshima
    The Atomic bomb dropping on Hiroshima killed more than 80,000 people. The bomb was dropped on Japan because the USA was in war with Japan. 9 days after the bombing Japan surrendered. This was improtant because it changed the war and made Japan surrender.
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    The Years of the Korean War

    The Korean war started when the North Korean army crossed the 38th parallel. The americans later entered the war on the south side. By the end of the war, over 5 million people were killed. The Korean war was important because it split the North from the South and is still split today.
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    The Years of the Vietnam War

    The Vietnam War was a long war that was mostly between the North Vietnam and the South Vietnam with the U.S. In this war over 3 million people got killed. This event was important because the U.S. had over half a million soldiers involved with the war. In 1973 the U.S.came out of the war but it ended in 1975.
  • The Inauguration of John F. Kennedy

    The Inauguration of John F. Kennedy
    John F. Kennedy is inaugurated as the 35th president of the United States. During his famous inauguration address, Kennedy, the youngest candidate ever elected to the presidency declared that "the torch has been passed to a new generation of Americans" and asked americans to "ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country."
  • The First Appearance of Spider-Man in Comics.

     The First Appearance of Spider-Man in Comics.
    Amazing Fantasy #15 features the first-appearance of Spider-Man. As such, this is one of the most influential comic books ever published. He broke the mold among super-hero characters in many ways, and subsequently became very popular as well as much-imitated.
  • The March on Washington

    The March on Washington
    The March on Washington is when Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. presented his "I have a dream" speach. This was an important event in history because it helped blacks gain their rights in the Civil Rights Movement.
  • 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
    At Los Angeles Coliseum, the Green Bay Packers beat the Kansas City Chiefs in the first-ever world championship game of American football. The intense competition for players and fans between the National Football League (NFL) and the upstart American Football League (AFL) led to talks of a possible merger. It was decided that the winners of each league's championship would meet each year in a single game to determine the "world champion of football."
  • The First Inauguration of Ronald Reagan

    The First Inauguration of Ronald Reagan
    The first inauguration of Ronald Reagan as the 40th President of the United States. It was the first inauguration that was held on the west front of the U.S. Capitol. Also his inauguration was the warmest of all on record.
  • The Explosion of the Challenger Space Shuttle

    The Explosion of the Challenger Space Shuttle
    On this date shortly after the lift off of the space shuttle "challanger" the space shuttle exploded and killed several people. A failure in the space shuttle and a human error caused the crash.
  • My birthday

    My birthday
    The day I was born.
  • September 11 (9/11)

    September 11 (9/11)
    The group al-Qaeda hijacked four airliners and carried out suicide attacks against the United States. Two of the planes were flown into the towers of the World Trade Center in New York. And a third plane hit the Pentagon, and the fourth plane crashed in a field in Pennsylvania.
  • The First Inauguration of Barrack Obama

    The First Inauguration of Barrack Obama
    On Tuesday, January 20th 2009 44th President Barack Obama held his first inauguration, The inauguration set a record for attendance for any event held in Washington, D.C. This event marked the commencement of the first four-year term of Barack Obama as President. Based on the combined attendance numbers, television viewers, and Internet viewers, it was among the most watched events in history by the global viewers
  • Puppy in a snowstorm

    Puppy in a snowstorm
    It was during the freak snowstorm of 2011 my parents thought it would be fun to take a ride. My sister and I continued to ask where we were going but my parents said "you will find out when we get there." So we finally got there and we saw a dog running around in the snow with a ball on a rope in her mouth. She was the craziest dog i had ever seen. Then my dad and the guy talked while we played with the puppy. Finally my dad said "So what do you think do u want to keep her" and we said "YES"