U.S. History

  • "Lost Colony"

    "Lost Colony"
    This colony rested on the west side of the North Carolina coast. Sir Walter Raliegh was responsible for this colony and its people but by 1590 everyone had disappeared and no one knew what happened.
  • Jamestown

    The exploration led by John Smith that succesfully landed on the Virginia coast and became the first durable english in North America.
  • House of Burgesses

    House of Burgesses
    This was the first representative assembly formed in North America.
  • Pilgrims and the Mayflower Compact

    Pilgrims and the Mayflower Compact
    The Puritans left England because of religious differences. They landed at Plymouth and created and signed the Mayflower Compact which brought forth the idea of self-government.
  • Roger Williams

    Roger Williams
    RI Providence was founded by him where charter was granted and there was a seperation between the church and state.
  • Naviagtion Acts

    Naviagtion Acts
    Four propisitions by British Parliament to make sure England made money from its colonies.
  • Rebellion and War

    Rebellion and War
    Nathaniel Bacon died rebelling against the British governement and King Philli, Wampanog Chief and Narragansett Indians killed as a result of the KIng Phillips War in New England. (they fought over land)
  • Pennsylvannia

    William Penn made a peaceful treaty and payment with the Delaware Indians for Pennsylvannia.
  • Witchcraft Delusion at Salem

    Witchcraft Delusion at Salem
    The court thought witches were upon them and executed 20 suspects.
  • Georgia

    Last state added to the 13 colonies.
  • John Peter Zenger

    John Peter Zenger
    Was released from trial. He was on trial for writing critized thoguhts of the New Yorks governors' prior decisions.
  • "Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God"

    "Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God"
    Was written and preached to Massachussetts by a an activists in the Great Awakening, Johnathan Edwards. The Great Awakenikg changed and inspired the culture with religious beliefs.
  • French and Indian War

    French and Indian War
    War began when French entered U.S. territory, Pennsylvannia. The British won and France lost their land in North America.
  • Sugar Act

    Sugar Act
    To pay off the debts of war this act put a tax on imported goods like mollasses, rum and foodstuffs.
  • Stamp and Qautering Act

    Stamp and Qautering Act
    Stamp Act was created to help raise money for the army but do to the Declaration of rights it had to be revoked.The Qaurtering Act was approved on Mar.24. It forced colonists to let troops be housed by them.
  • Townshed Acts

    Townshed Acts
    In order to convince New Yorkers to pay for taxes for troops this act suspended the New York Assembly.It also was meant to lighten the colonists anger by not taxing them directly.
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    A protest in front of the Boston Gazette. A fight broke out and lead to the shooting of five colonists by British soldiers. This was later drawn by Paul Reveere as propaganda.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    British colonists dressed as Native Americans and took over British Tea ships. They threw the Tea over board or burned the entire ship to protest tax on tea.
  • Intolerable Acts/ First Continental Congress

    Intolerable Acts/ First Continental Congress
    These acts inspired self-rule and declared the Boston Harbor unusable until all tea was reembursed. The colonists were enraged and at the First Continental Congress revelution against the British was discussed.
  • The War Begins

    The War Begins
    Patrick Henry stated the famous quote,"Give me liberty or give me death!" Paul REveere and William Dawes warn the colonists of the British surprise attack. The First battle of the war at Lexington and Concord. Continental Congress made George Washington commander of the Continental Army.
  • Independece

    Thomas Paine wrote Common Sense to influence Americans to gain independence from Britian. The DEclaration of Independence was written by Thomas Jefferson and approved on July 4.
  • Articles of Confederation

    Articles of Confederation
    Was created and approved by the Continental Congress on Nov.15. It gave the national gov. little power because the colonists feares big power would lead to tyranny
  • John Paul Jones.

    John Paul Jones.
    Famous sea hero upon the British sea waters.
  • Yorktown

    Last battle of the Revolutionary War. 13 colonies won when Cornwallis surrendered.
  • After the war

    After the war
    Treaty of Paris signed by the U.S and Britian. America began to establish itself.
  • America

    The Northwest Ordinanace governed the boudaries and lrights of the state and people in the NW territory. The Constitutional Convention discussed representation in office for the new country.
  • The First People of Office

    The First People of Office
    George Washington was choosen to be president. John Adams was the vice president. Thomas Jefferson was secretary of state. Henry Knox was secretary of . Alexander Hamilton was secretary of . All these people were choosen to overcome U.S. dept and other issues because of the war.
  • Bill of Rights

    Bill of Rights
    Many thought the Constitution needed a Bill of Rights added to it so there was an official document offering the rights of the people. It was submitted this year along with the First U.S. Bank.
  • Allies in War

    Allies in War
    On Washingtons second term he said to stay neutral with France and Spain while they were at war.
  • Whiskey Rebellion

    Whiskey Rebellion
    Farmers protesting the tax on Whiskey.
  • Washingons Farewell Address

    Washingons Farewell Address
    Washington warned the country to not have anymore alliances due to the chances they go to war.
  • Alien and Sedition Acts

    Alien and Sedition Acts
    Made to make sure the U.S. weakened the powers of immigrants who were not yet citizens and make them wait longer to become one..
  • New Government Officials

    New Government Officials
    Thomas Jefferson and Burr tied inelectoral votes. The House on the end decided Jefferson by only a few votes. New Supreme Court Justice is John Marshall.
  • Marbury V. Madison/Louisiana Purchase

    Marbury V. Madison/Louisiana Purchase
    Supreme Court gained judicial review from M v. M court case. Louisiana was bought from French general Napoleon for $15 million and doubled the size of the U.S.
  • Lewis and Clark Expidition

    Lewis and Clark Expidition
    Thomas Jefferson ordered Lewis and Clark to explore The U.S>'s new land from the Atlantic to the Pacific ocean and back. They had alot of Native American help along the way. The expidition lasted over 2 years and many thought the men had parished. But they returned.
  • Robert Fulton

    Robert Fulton
    Successfully sailed along in his newly invented steam boat for the very first time.
  • War of 1812

    War of 1812
    The three issues of the war was Impressment of U.S. citizens, Interference with American shipping, and British support of NA resistance.The treaty of Ghent ended this war in 1814. there was no clear winner but the U.S did benefit from it. Manufacturing grew along with patriotism.
  • Oliver H. Perry

    Oliver H. Perry
    Lead the fleet to Lake Errie which is today the most important naval victory in history. At the end of this battle The British retreated and were hunted down and defeated in Thames, Canada.
  • Treaty of Ghent and Star Spangled Banner

    Treaty of Ghent and Star Spangled Banner
    Treaty of Ghent signed and Francis Scott Key wrote the words to "The Star Spangled Banner."
  • Florida

    Florida was given up to U.S from Spain because Andrew Jackson searched the area for dangerous Seminoles.
  • Indian Removal Act/ Webster Hayne Debate

    Indian Removal Act/ Webster Hayne Debate
    President Jackson did not like or trust Native Americans in our nation so he created the Indian Removal Act. It forced Native Americans out of their territorry further West.The famous debate discussing the right of nullification.
  • Nat Turner Slave Rebellion

    Nat Turner Slave Rebellion
    Was the most famous slave rebellion lead at the time. The group of 70 killed 55 white men, women, and children. Alomst all of the rebels were captured and 16 of them killed. Nat was tried and hanged. The result of this rebellion was that it spread fear throughout the South.
  • Trial of Tears

    Trial of Tears
    16000 Cherokee Indians were forced to migrate West. Many died and or severly sick along the way.
  • The telegraphs first message

    The telegraphs first message
    One of the many new instruments invented in 1837 during the industrial revolution. The first message sent was news of who had been nominated president in 1844 from Baltimore to Washington D.C.
  • Mexican War

    Mexican War
    This war was based on the idea of mainfest destiny. The U.S. gained the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo when the war ended. It established that Texas was apart of the U.S. and that Mexico had to give up the Mexican Cession contaiing todays California, Utah, most of Arizona,parts of New Mexico, Colorado and Wyoming.
  • California Gold Rush

    California Gold Rush
    Gold was discovered in California. More than 80000 Americans traveled the hard journey just to dig up some gold.
  • Compromise of 1850

    Compromise of 1850
    Tensions were growing between the North and the South over slavery and the U.S. hoped this would fix it. To please the North Californi\a was admitted as a free state and slave trade was abolished in Washington D.C. To please the South the rest of the Mexican ceded staes were kept slaved and they passed a stricter law on slavery called the fugitive slave act.
  • Uncle Toms Cabin

    Uncle Toms Cabin
    This book was wriiten by Harriet Beecher Stowe and showed the honest brutal actions of southern white men owning slaves.
  • Kansas Nebraska Act

    Kansas Nebraska Act
    The issue of whether Kansas and Nebraska should be free or slave states now that they had been divided. Northerners said no and Southerners said yes. Decided by Popular Soveriegnty.
  • Dred Scott Debate

    Dred Scott Debate
    The result was that Scott was not considered a U.S. citizen and therefore he could not rule against someone.
  • John Brown

    John Brown
    Lead a revolt with 21 men at Harpers Ferry. They captured the arsenal and killed four people. He wanted to inspire slaves to stand up for their freedom.
  • Abraham Lincoln

    Abraham Lincoln
    Elected President. The Republican party was proud but the South did not trust him/
  • Confederate States

    Confederate States
    The southern states seceed calling themselves the confederate states and naming their president Jefferson Davis. The Civil War begins.
  • Battle of Antietam

    Battle of Antietam
    The bloodiest day in American history. About 25000 soldiers were either dead or wounded.
  • Emancipation Proclamation

    Emancipation Proclamation
    Lincoln bravely issued this law which freed all slaves in the Confederate territory. It was not very enforced and freed actually very few slaves.
  • Lincoln Shot/ 13th Amendment

    Lincoln Shot/ 13th Amendment
    Lincoln was shot by John Wilkes Booth. It took place at Fords theater and LIncoln died the next morning. The 13th Amendment abolished slavery.
  • 14th Amendment

    14th Amendment
    This amendment stated that all people born in the U.S were citizens and had all of the same equal rights.
  • 15th Amendment

    15th Amendment
    This stated that all citisens could vote no matter "what race, color, or previous condition of servitude."
  • Clara BArton

    Clara BArton
    Was a Civil War hero for she saved many of lives at the Battle of Antiem. After the war she founded the Red Cross.