US 2 History Recap

  • 1492

    Christopher Columbus

    Christopher Columbus
    An Italian explorer sailing for Spain who believed that Asia (India) could be reached by sailing west from Europe. His first voyage was in 1492, wherein he discovered North America (Caribbean islands) and named it the West Indies. He will make four voyages to the new world without fully realizing what he had discovered.
  • 1518

    Middle Passage

    Middle Passage
    Forced African slaves to go across the Atlantic Ocean to the New World. To produce cotton cloth, rum, sugar, rice, etc. While bringing Europe, guns, ammunition, and tools.
  • Jamestown

    First permanent English settlement near Williamsburg, Virginia. Was very marshy and hot which became very unhealthy for the people. Yet had many advantages, ships could load and unload things easier, the settlement was joined with the mainland which is easier to protect. Which was then ruined by the Spanish.
  • The Southern colonies

    The Southern colonies
    A territory that stretched from Virginia to Florida and to the West of the Pacific Ocean.
  • Plymouth

    A group of about 100 people full of English men and women. The first colonial settlement that landed in New England. Boarded the Mayflower and sailed to Massachusetts. Many of the original settlers passed away from the terrible winter.
  • New England Colonies

    New England Colonies
    In 1620 group of Puritan separatist arrived at Plymouth. Wealthy Massachusetts sent many more Puritans to help with farming, fishing, hunting with the help of the locals.
  • Massachusetts Bay Colony

    Massachusetts Bay Colony
    1000 Puritan refugees from England settled to Massachusetts
  • Middle Colonies

    Middle Colonies
    King Charles gave territory to New England and Virginia which had many Dutch traders there. When the King gave territory the Dutch stayed put.
  • Great Awakening

    Great Awakening
    A religious group that impacted English colonies.
  • French and Indian War

    French and Indian War
    Many people think it was a war between the french and Indians but it was them against the British.
  • Stamp Act

    Stamp Act
    A stamp put on taxes, legal papers, newspapers, cards, etc.
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    A fight between the British and people of Boston. British killed some men and the people from Boston weren't happy with them
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    There was a storm of colonial protests which led the Americans to dress up as Indians and dump 342 chests of tea into the ocean.
  • Battles of Lexington and Concord

    Battles of Lexington and Concord
    A war between the British and the Americans. Very unclear who shot first but 273 British died while leaving 95 Americans dead.
  • American Revaluation

    American Revaluation
    The 13 colonies won political independence and started to form the United States. The war lasted more than a decade.
  • American Revolutionary War

    American Revolutionary War
    The 13 colonies won political independence and started to form the United States. The war lasted more than a decade.
  • Declaration of Independence

    Declaration of Independence
    An approved document stating the separation between the 13 North American colonies from Great Britain. Stating the United colonies should be free and independent.
  • Valley Forge

    Valley Forge
    Cold winter wear men didn't have shoes, small clothes, hardly any blankets. Many men died that year from freezing to death
  • Battle Of Yorktown

    Battle Of Yorktown
    Where the last battle of the American Revolution ended, to begin the nation's independence.
  • Abolitionism

    An emotional group trying to end slavery in violation of the "rights of man."
  • Article of Confederation

    Article of Confederation
    Fixing the Article of Confederation that before had many troubles and was creating a lot of political problems.
  • Bill of Rights

    Bill of Rights
    Was added to the constitution, the first 10 amendments were added as well.
  • Louisiana Purchase

    Louisiana Purchase
    The Mississippi River purchased the United States, spending 15 million dollars, 2 cents an acre. The greatest land bargain in history.
  • Lewis and Clark

    Lewis and Clark
    Lewis and Clark were led to explore the Louisiana purchase and the Pacific Northwest.
  • War of 1812

    War of 1812
    2nd war against the British. The British didn't want us to be equal. They were trying to create a lot of problems between us and the Indians.
  • Missouri Compromise

    Missouri Compromise
    They passed Missouri as a slaved state while Maine was a free slaved state. South was the one that wanted the slaves while North didn't so much
  • Election of 1824

    Election of 1824
    4 men going up to run president. None of the presidents got the number they needed in order to be chosen. Votes got split 4 ways instead of 2 ways.
  • Industrial Revelation

    Industrial Revelation
    The United States is going from farm to factories. Factories led to new ways of living, new ways to make money.
  • Indian Removal Act

    Indian Removal Act
    The president granted Indian tribes to unsettle western land in exchange for their territories along the state borders mainly in the Southeast which would lead to the Indians to be removed
  • Battle of the Alamo

    Battle of the Alamo
    A small group of Texan soldiers volunteered to fight in the Alamo against thousands of Mexican soldiers. Texans fighting for there Independence.
  • Mexican American War

    Mexican American War
    War between the US and Mexico, claiming whether Texas ended at Mexico's claim, Nueces River or the Rio Grande river, Americas claim.
  • California Gold Rush

    California Gold Rush
    Gold was discovered in Sutters Mill, California. Gold helped California to becoming a state quicker than what was expected.
  • Compromise of 1850

    Compromise of 1850
    Many laws that were passed that dealt with slavery being an issue.
  • Uncle Toms Cabin

    Uncle Toms Cabin
    A novel by Harriet Beecher Stowe, telling a story about an black enslaved man named Tom and a white little girl. Making this book worldwide, even white readers up North.
  • Bleeding Kansas

    Bleeding Kansas
    A small civil war against the pro slavery and anti slavery for control over Kansas.
  • Dred Scott

    Dred Scott
    Dred Scott was trying to be a citizen in the United States but African Americans were not ever allowed to be citizens.
  • Lincoln- Douglas debates

    Lincoln- Douglas debates
    Many debates about slavery between Democrat, Stephan Douglas and Republican, Abraham Lincoln.
  • Fort Sumter

    Fort Sumter
    Fort Sumter is a sea fort built on an island. North felt as if the fort belonged to the United States government while South Carolina felt it belong to the Confederacy.
  • Confederate States of America

    Confederate States of America
    11 Southern States withdrew from the union, meaning that all men are not created equal
  • Manifest Destiny

    Manifest Destiny
    Americans were heading west, all this land was their destiny. What god wanted them to do.
  • Civil War

    Civil War
    The United States and the 11 Southern colonies were formed in the Confederate States of America.
  • Emancipation Proclamation

    Emancipation Proclamation
    Where Lincoln freed slaves of the Confederate States to make the union mad
  • Battle of Gettysburg

    Battle of Gettysburg
    Fought all around Gettysburg
  • Gettysburg Address

    Gettysburg Address
    A famous two hour speech about all the men who have died due to challenges.
  • Underground Railroad

    Underground Railroad
    Harriet was a free slave that wanted to help slaves that were in the South escape. Escaping safely while moving up North or in Canada.
  • Battle of Appomattox

    Battle of Appomattox
    Week long war where many soldiers died. South eventually surrenders to the North