United States Histoy Class Timeline 2013 - 2014

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  • The signing of the Decleration of Independance

    The signing of the Decleration of Independance
    On August 2nd 1776, the members of congress signed the Decleration of Independance. The document declaring our independance from Britain. The news arrived in London on August 10th.
  • Ratification of the United States Constitution

    Ratification of the United States Constitution
    After the Revolutionary war, there was a lack of authority. So, congress decided to make a new constitution. On June 21st 1788, the Constitution was signed by sevral states, ratifing it and making it official.
  • The Louisiana Purchase

    The Louisiana Purchase
    In 1803, president Thomas Jefferson made the Louisiana purchase. He bought all of the Louisiana territory, doubling the size of the united states, from France.The Louisiana Purchase was made because the French had closed the New Orleans Port, which angered farmers, so Thomas Jefferson decided to offer to buy it, and the French agreed. This gave the united states complete control of the Mississippi River, and land for farming. (McDougal-Littel, page 345 and 346)
  • The Louis and Clark journey

    The Louis and Clark journey
    Thomas Jefferson hired two men to explore the land he had bough, the Louisiana territory. They were Captian Merriwether Lewis and Lieutenant William Clark. They left St. Louis to begin their expedition in May, 1804. They travled, recording hundreds of plant and animal species no one back east knew about. A Native American, Sacagawea, traveled with them and helped them. They reached the Pacific Coast in November, 1805, and returned to St. Louis in 1806. (McDougal Littell, page 348)
  • The Texas Revolution

    The Texas Revolution
    The Spanish offered land to Americans who would settle on it. Eventually, Americans got angry with the Mexican laws. The Mexicans were getting kind of angry with the Americans and their unwillingness to adapt to some things. Seeing a revolution coming, the mexican government said that there would be no more American immigration, and Americans now had to pay taxes. War started. After lots of battles, in 1836, Texas became part of the United States. (McDougal Littell, pages 427 - 431)
  • The Donner Party

    The Donner Party
    In 1846, a group of about 90 people, the Donner party set out for California. They Decided to take a new "shortcut". The group had a few delays, and then snow came. The snow trapped them in the Sierra Nevada Mountians. After eating all the food they had, they had to eat their dogs and livestock. After that, anyone (people) who died, were eaten. Only about half of the original group made it through the winter, and then made it to California the next year.
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  • The war with Mexico

    The war with Mexico
    The United States went to war with Mexico in order to gain territory. The war ended in February, 1848 with the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo. The United States gained Texas, and the area of land called "the Mexican Cession" (McDougal Littel, pages 433 - 437)
  • The California Gold Rush

    The California Gold Rush
    In 1849, thousands of people from all over the world migrated to California mine for gold. While the journey to reach California was usually dangerous, people took the risk for a chance at getting rich.
  • Uncle Tom's Cabin

    Uncle Tom's Cabin
    Uncle Tom's Cabin is a novel Harriet Beecher Stowe wrote in 1852. She was an abolitionist, and her book showed slavery "brutal and immoral". People in the South hated the book, and in the North the book made many people become abolotionists. (McDougal Littel American History book, pages 480, 485, & 503)
  • Bleeding Kansas

    Bleeding Kansas
    During the election in Kanasas in March, 1855, there were less antislavery settlers, and more proslavery settlers. An abolitionist, John Brown, led an attack known as the Potawatomie Massacre. A Civil war broke out in Kansas and lasted for three years, and it is known as "Bleeding Kansas". (McDougal Littel American History book, page 487)
  • The Battle of Gettysburg, day 1

    The Battle of Gettysburg, day 1
  • The Battle of Gettysburg, day 2

    The Battle of Gettysburg, day 2
  • The Battle of Gettysburg, day 3

    The Battle of Gettysburg, day 3
  • The assassination of Abraham Lincoln

    The assassination of Abraham Lincoln
    On April 15th, 1865, Abraham Lincoln was assassinated. A Confederate, and famous actor, John Wilkes Booth shot Abraham Lincoln. Booth was a confederate, and the civil war had just ended, with the union winning, so he wanted to take some of the victory away from the north. John Wilkes Booth was later killed on April 26th.
  • The stock market crash of 1929

    The stock market crash of 1929
    The stock market crashed on October 29th, 1929, which led to the Great Depression. Investors began selling their stock, since no one was buying, prices immidiatly plummeted. Many people lost their jobs, and had a hard time providing food for their families. It took many years for the economy to recover.
  • Japan attacks Pearl Harbor

    Japan attacks Pearl Harbor
    On December 7th, 1941 Japan attacked and the U.S Naval Base at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii. It killed over 2,400 americans, and destroyed ships and aicraft. America declared war with Japan the next day.
  • The dropping of the atomic bomb on Hiroshima

    The dropping of the atomic bomb on Hiroshima
    Under the order of President Harry S. Truman, on August 6th, 1945 the United States dropped a five-ton-bomb over the Japanese city of Hiroshima, to shorten the war. It instantly killed 80,000 people. Tens of thousands more died in the next few weeks from wounds and radiation poisoning. World War 2 ended on September 2nd, mainly because of this.
  • Inauguration of John F Kennedy

    Inauguration of John F Kennedy
    On January 20th, 1961, John F Kennedy was inaugurated as the 35th president of the United States. He was the youngest canidate ever elected, and the first Catholic president. One thing he said in his speech was "the torch has been passed to a new generation of Americans".
  • The First Appearance of Spider-Man in Comics

     The First Appearance of Spider-Man in Comics
    Spider-Man first apperared in comics in August, 1962. It was created by writer Stan Lee and artist Steve Ditko. The main character is Peter Parker. He was given special powers of an arachnid, including heightened senses, the ability to cling to surfaces.
  • The March on Washington

    The March on Washington
    On August 28th 1963, more than 200,000 Americans gatherd in Washigton D.C fot the March on Washington. The March on Washington's purpose was to bring attention to African American's civil rights struggle. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. gave his famous "I Have A Dream" speech here.
  • The first Inauguration of Ronald Regan

    The first Inauguration of Ronald Regan
    Ronald Regan gave his first Inaugural adress on January 2nd 1967. He was the 40th president, and his speeh was 2,452 words long. As he was giving his adress, 52 Americans that had been held hostage for 444 days in Iran were realeased.
  • The 1st super bowl between the Green Bay Packers and the Kansas City Cheifs

    The 1st super bowl between the Green Bay Packers and the Kansas City Cheifs
    On January 15, 1967, the first super bowl was held in Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles, California. It was the Green Bay Packers vs. the Kansas City Chiefs. The Green Bay Packers won, 35 to 10.
  • The First Appearance of Superman in Action Comics

     The First Appearance of Superman in Action Comics
    Superman first appeared in comics in June,1983. It is considered the most valuable comic book of all time. In 2011, a single copy sold or $2.16 million.
  • The Explosion of the Challenger Space Shuttle

     The Explosion of the Challenger Space Shuttle
    The Challenger Space Shuttle exploded 73 seconds into it's flight on January 28th, 1986. It crashed in the Atlantic ocean, off the coast of Florida. The explosion killed all 7 crew members. The Space Shuttle broke apart because the aft joint seal failed due to cold weather.
  • My birthday

    My birthday
  • 9/11 attacks

    9/11 attacks
    On september 11th 2001, terrorists hijacked four airliners. Two of the planes were flown into the World Trade Center in NY, one was flown into the Pentagon in Washington D.C, and the fourth plane crashed in a field in PA. The attacks resulted in over 3,000 deaths and lots of destruction.
  • The First Inauguration of Barack Obama

    The First Inauguration of Barack Obama
    Obama's first inauguration was on January 20th, 2009, making him the 44th president of the United States. The inauguration had a record attendance for any event ever held in Washington D.C. He is the first African American president.
  • Impotant event from my own life - East Coast Championship Horse Show

    Impotant event from my own life - East Coast Championship Horse Show
    On Auust 3rd I participated in the East Coast Championships in Lexington, VA. I am part of the Grey Goose riding team. I rode and showed an Arabian mare named GF Phoenix. I won two Top 5 placements in Showmanship and Sport Horst Under Saddle. It was a lot of fun!
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    The Revolutionary War

    The Revolutionary war started in April of 1775, and ended in 1783. It was the North American Colonies against Great Britain. The colonies, which would later become the United States, were fighting for their independance from Great Britain. The war consisted of many invasions and battles. The North American Colonies won.
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    Civil War

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    World War 1

    World War one began on July 28, 1914 after Gavilio Princip of Serbia assisanated the Archduke Franz Ferninand of Austria-Hungary. Alliances were fomed in the Eurpoean counries and the USA. There were many casualties and losses on both sides. The war lasted several years and finally ended on November 11, 1918 when Germany signed the Treaty of Versailles.
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    World War 2

    Germany was still bitter over being defeated in WW1 & the Treaty of Versailles. Adolf Hitler and his Nazzi party violated the treaty, and established alliances with Italy and Japan. The war started on September 1, 1939 when Hitler attacked Poland. The war lasted 6 years and included many invasions and battles. The USA became involved in December 1941 when Japan bombed Pearl Harbor. Atomic bombs were dropped on Hiroshima & Nagasaki in August 1945 which ended the war.
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    The Korean War

    The Korean War was a war between North and Soth Korea, over communism. The United States fought for the south, against communism. In the end, neither side won, and today, North Korea is a communist ruled country, and South Korea is still aainst it. About 5 million people died as a result of the war.
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    The Vietnam War

    The Vietnam War began on November 1st, 1955, and ended on April 30th, 1975. The war was over communism, the south agaist communism, and the north for it. America, South Korea, Australia, New Zeland, and Thailand fought for the south. China and the Soviet Union fought for the north. In the end the north won and Vietnam is a communist ruled country.