United States History Timeline 2013-14

Timeline created by Smoker3b4
In History
  • Declaration of Independance

    Declaration of Independance
    This day was one of the most important days of America. This was the day we declared our independence from the British Empire and we formed a new nation that is known as the United States of America. Fifty-six delegates signed the Declaration of Independence and led us into war with Great Britain but we are now an independent country.
  • The Ratification of the Constitution

    The Ratification of the Constitution
    This is the day the Constitution was ratified. What that means is that the constitution the founding fathers made the constitution official.
  • The Louisiana Purchase

    The Louisiana Purchase
    Thomas Jefferson bought the Louisiana Territory for 3cents per acre which is $15 million total. Jefferson asked for it from Napoleon and he said yes right away because he needed the money because he was just in a war that cost a lot of money. Jefferson asked in the first place because farmers needed the land and the people were threatening to go to war if they don’t get it.
  • The Texas Revolution

    The Texas Revolution
  • The Mexican American War

    The Mexican American War
    When the Mexican cavalry attacked a group of U.S. solders and killed about a dozen people. Then they were stopped by a fort in Rio Grande and that started a war between Mexico and America. (McDougal Littell, 433)
  • The Donner Party

    The Donner Party
    When about 80 people left to go west and got to the Rocky Mountains the group split up. Donner wanted to try a shortcut. When they were in the shortcut a winter came and stopped them in their tracks. After 2 months they ate their 6 month food supply. Then the Donner Party turned cannibal. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Donner_Party)
  • The California Glold Rush

    The California Glold Rush
    When James Marshall was making a sawmill he saw a small piece of gold in a nearby river. Then word got out and everyone who’s anyone came to get gold. They all came to get rich off of gold but most of them got nothing others got some and some got really rich (McDougal Littell 439).
  • The Fugitive Slave Act

    The Fugitive Slave Act
    The fugitive slave act allowed slave owners to come and get their escaped slaves without needing an arrest warrant. The act made the north made because they had to help recapture the slaves. There were penalties for the people who didn’t get the runaway slaves. Even though the law would be broken, the people wouldn’t listen to it and the fugitive slave act made more people to the abolitionist movement. McDougal Littell (page 480)
  • Uncle Tom's Cabin

    Uncle Tom's Cabin
    The author of Uncle Tom’s Cabin, Harriet Breecher Stowe, was enraged at the fugitive slave act, so she wrote about the cruelty of slavery. The book is about an escaped slave and her baby who escaped across the Ohio River. McDougal Littell (page 485)
  • Bleeding Kansas

    Bleeding Kansas
    The Bleeding Kansas was started when Nebraska drafted a bill to organize their territory. The bill was eventually passed despite the angered opponents of slavery. When 5,000 residents that neighbored Missouri came and voted illegally abolitionists went into war against the government. The war went on for 3 years and the territory came to be known as "Bleeding Kansas". McDougal Littell (page 486-487)
  • The Battle of Gettysburg day 1

    The Battle of Gettysburg day 1
  • Battle of Gettysburg day two

    Battle of Gettysburg day two
  • Battle of Gettysburg day 3

    Battle of Gettysburg day 3
  • Battle of Gettysburg day 4

    Battle of Gettysburg day 4
  • The first Superman Comic

    The first Superman Comic
    Action Comics #1 was the first issue of the comic book series. It features the first appearance of several comic book heroes including Superman. It is the most valuable comic book and goes for 2 million for the original copy.
  • Pearl Harbor

    Pearl Harbor
    Japan bombed Pearl Harbor in Hawaii on December 7, 1941 and Congress then declared war on Japan thus entering the US in WWII.
  • Atom Bombing of Hiroshima

    Atom Bombing of Hiroshima
    The atom bomb dropped on Hiroshima was the world’s first deployed atomic bomb. The explosion decimated 90% of the city and killed 80000 people instantly. Later tens of thousands people died of being exposed to radiation. 3 days later another atom bomb was dropped on another Japanese city and the emperor surrendered to the US.
  • The Inaugeration of JFK

    The Inaugeration of JFK
    John F. Kennedy was our 35th president. The inauguration marked commencement of the term of Kennedy as president until he was assassinated on November 22, 1963. The inauguration went very well and persuaded more soldiers to serve in the war and this is known as one of the best in the U.S. history.
  • The first spiderman comic

    The first spiderman comic
    Spider-man is a fictional character that was created by writer-editor Stan Lee and writer-artist Steve Ditko in Marvel Comics. Spider-man was an orphan raised by his Aunt May and Uncle Ben and as a teenager he becomes a costumed crime fighter. Spider-man started with a teenager high school student named Peter Parker.
  • The March on Washington

    The March on Washington
    Martin Luther King Jr gave his "I Have a Dream Speech" in support of equal rights for all black and whites. This was one of the biggest political rallies in the United States. Numbering to 200,000 to 300,000 participants this was one of the important days in the U.S. history.
  • The assassination of Abe Loncoln

    The assassination of Abe Loncoln
    Abraham Lincoln was the 16th President who served from March 1861 till April 1865 when he was assassinated. Lincoln was the first president to be assassinated though Andrew Jackson's assassination been attempted 30 years before Lincoln's was actually planned and carried out. Lincoln was killed while watching the play Our Two American Cousins with his wife Mary Todd Lincoln at the Ford's Theatre in Washington, D.C.
  • The First Inauguration of Ronald Reagan

    The First Inauguration of Ronald Reagan
    Ronald Reagan our 40th president had his first inauguration on January 20, 1981. And on that same day 52 American hostages that were being held captive in Iran after 444 days were released. On this day was an important day because of the release of the hostages and the first inauguration was taken place for Ronald Reagan.
  • The Challenger Explosion

    The Challenger Explosion
    73 seconds after liftoff the space shuttle Challenger exploded and killed 7 people who were on Challenger. That mission the Challenger was going on was the 10th. A teacher from New Hampshire was elected to teach from space to children going to school around the country. My dad and his class was watching the Challenger space shuttle on live TV when it exploded. Also, my 6th grade LA teacher’s mom was friends with the teacher that was on Challenger.
  • My B-Day

    My B-Day
    I was born.
  • 9/11

    9/11
    On September 11, 2001 some terrorists hijacked 2 Boeing 747 passenger jets and flew them into the Twin Towers. They fell because the planes were bigger than the buildings could withstand. 9/11 was the worst non natural disaster in US history.
  • My car crahs

    My car crahs
    One Tuesday night my dad, my brother, and I were on our way to church practice (my dad was the drummer and the sound guy) and an older couple drove through a red light and hit the pick-up we were in. The truck hit a tree, did a half circle up onto the sidewalk and stopped between a mailbox and a phone pole. Me and my dad hit our heads on windows and broke them. I still have a scar but my dad doesn’t. After a while my mom came to the hospital.
  • The Stock Market Crash

    The Stock Market Crash
    In the late October in 1929 many markets stock were crashing. This was the most devastating stock crash in the history of the United States. The devastating crash signaled the Great Depression and did not end till the end of 1941.
  • The First Super Bowl between Green Bay and the Chiefs

    The First Super Bowl between Green Bay and the Chiefs
    The First AFL-NFL World Championship Game was played by the Green Bay Packers and the Kansas City Chiefs. The first World Championship Game now known as the Super Bowl was played at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles, California. The Green Bay Packer defeated the Kansas City Chiefs by the score of 35–10.
  • The first inaugeration of Barack Obama

    The first inaugeration of Barack Obama
    The first inauguration of Obama had the biggest crowd out of all the others, and the biggest attendance in D.C. in US history. Obama was the first black precedent. The song after had the highest viewership with the swearing in on the internet.
  • The Fugitive Slave Act

    The Fugitive Slave Act allowed slave owners to go to the north and take their slaves back who escaped to the north.
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    The Revolutionary War

    The Revolutionary war started because the 13 Colonies were tired of giving money and other things to Brittan. It lasted about 8 years and the Colonies won. Even though the Colonies were outnumbered they had more training and the Brittan’s surrendered.
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    The Lewis and Ckark Journey

    After Thomas Jefferson bought the Louisiana Territory for $15 million he hired Meriwether Lewis and William Clark to explore the land he just bought. They met trappers and traders on the journey and they were not happy to see Lewis and Clark because they feared American competition and they were right. In the spring of 1805 Sacagawea joined the group and her knowledge of the geography of the land and her language skills (she knew multiple Indian language).
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    WWI

    World War 1 involved the worlds most powerful countries. The war was started when someone assassinated Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife Sophie which was pregnite in Austria. Over 200000 men died in the trenches during World War 1. Over a million people died during the battle Verdun in 1916 in 10 months. 8 million out of 65 million mobilized troops were killed in the 4 years the war lasted.
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    World War 2

    30,000 out of 40,000 men working on U-Boats didn't return. Word War 2 happened because Germany invaded Poland and soon after the U.S. intervened. The war ended when Hitler committed suicide.
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    The Korean War

    After WWII Korea divided into North and South Korea. The Korean War was the official start of the Cold War. Many soldiers died of frostbite because Korea is so high above sea level and mountainous.
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    The Vietnam War

    The war was trying to get Vietnam to unite and there was fighting in Vietnam decades before the war. The US didn’t want to win the war but to support South Vietnam so they could take over the north.