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U.S. History

By arbri17
  • Mar 25, 1440

    Trans Atlantic Trade

    "The stench of the hold…was so intolerably loathsome that it was dangerous to remain there for any time…but now that the whole ship’s cargo were confined together, it became absolutely pestilential. The closeness of the place and the heat of the climate, added to the number in the ship which was so crowded that each had scarcely room to turn himself, almost suffocated us" (Olaudah Equiano)
  • Jamestown

  • Quebec

  • House of Burgess

    The House of Burgess was the first attempt at a government in Virginia. The government met once a year. They had the power to create laws. When Virginia became a royal colony, its powers were restricted.
  • Anne Hutchingson

    She was banned from the Massachusetts Bay Colony.
  • King Philip's War

  • Bacon's Rebellion

    "I thank God there are no free schools nor printing [in Virignia], and I hope we shall not have these [for a] hundred years; for learning has brouhgt disobedience and heresy...into the world, and printing has divulged [spread] and libels [untruths] against the best government. God keep us from both]" (William Berkeley, 1671
  • Quakers

  • French and Indian War

    The French and Indian War, also called the 7 years war, was fought between the French and Great Britain. The Indians sided with the French in the war. It was fought over the territory of the Ohio River Valley. Great Britain won the war. As a result, the Treaty of Paris was written. The French were permanently kicked out of North America.
  • Industrial Revolution

    The Industrial Revolution was a period of time when changes took place that had an effect on social and economic industries. It started with the cotton gin. Later, other inventions such as the steam engine and textile had a major impact on agriculture, manufacturing, and technology.
  • Sugar Act

  • Quartering Act

    After the 7 years war, the British began taxing the colonists on everyday items to help pay the debt for the war. The later acts such as the Quartering Acts were created due to rising tensions between Britain and the colonists. The acts required for the colonists to provide housing and provisions for British soldiers.
  • Sons of Liberty

  • Daughters of Liberty

  • Intolerable Acts

  • American Revolution

    American Revolution
    This was the war fought between the colonists and Great Britain for the colonists to gain independence.
  • Benjamin Fraklin

    "Our Constitution is in actual operation, everything appears to promise that t will last; butin this world nothing is certain but death and taxes." (Benjamin Franklin, 1789)
  • Declaration Of Independence

    The 13 colonies in the U.S. are angry with the British because they were being taxed to pay for a war that didn't involve them. As a result of the rising tension between the colonies and Great Britain, the Revolutionary War began. The colonies fought for their independence and birthed the Declaration of Independence, which was the legal document declaring their independence on July 4,1776.
  • Articles of Confederation

  • Valley Forge

    This was where the militry spent a harsh winter during the Revolutionary War.
  • Yorktown

    This was the last major battle of the American Revolution. When George Washington found out that Cornwallis's army would be at Yorktown, he secretly moved his army toward that way. Washington's troops came from the North and Marquis de Lafayette, the South. Cornwallis was surrounded so he surrendered. America won the war.
  • Virginia Plan

    The Articles of Confederation failed as an attempt of government for the U.S. Delegates got together to revise the Articles of Confederation and proposed the Virginia Plan. It consisted of a vicameral legislature. One house includes officials elected by the citizens. The other house include leaders elected by the state officials. Only part of this plan was implemented.
  • Northwest Ordinance

  • George Washington

  • Eli Whitney

    Eli Whitney
    Eli Whitney invented the cotton gin.
  • XYZ Affair

    The French were trying to bribe the U.S. to pay them $250,000 to stop seizing our ships. This increases tension between the U.S. and France. president John Adams doesn't want a relationship with the French anymore. He implements the XYZ Affair.
  • Alien and Sedition Acts

  • Louisiana Purchase

    Louisiana Purchase
    Thomas Jefferson wanted to double the size of the United States. He bought land from France to help support their war. Jefferson spent 15 million dollars for land west of the Mississippi River. The land includes present day Arkansas, Missouri, Iowa, Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska, and Dakota.
  • Lewis and Clark Expedition

  • Jefferson Davis

  • James Madison

  • War of 1812

  • Francis Scott Key

    " O say, can you see, by the dawn's early light, what so proudly we hail'd at the twilight's last gleaming, whose broad stripes and bright starts, thro the periolous fighting
    o'er the ramparts we watch'd, were so gallantly streaming" (Francis Scott Key,1814)
  • Trans Atlantic Trade

  • Treaty of Ghent

  • Missouri Compromise

  • Erie Canal

  • Temeprance Movement

    In the 1900s, alcohol was flourishing in the low class economy. Workers spent majority of their checks on alcohol. Husbands became very abusive. The violence and crime rates went up. The woman started a temperance movement to ban alcohol consumption. The 18th Amendment was passed to prohibit alcohol.
  • Andrew Jackson

    Andrew Jackson was the 7th president of the United States. His prsidency began in 1829. He served in the Revolutionary War. His presidency is marked by the Inidan Removal Act of 1830. The Act forced Indians off Southern Territory and moved them to the west.
  • Nat Turner's Rebellion

  • Women's Suffrage

  • Kansas Nebraska Act

    The act allowed the people in the states to decide if they will have slavery based on popular soverignty. It repealed the Missouri Compromise of 1820. The act led to Bleeding Kansas and eventually led to the Civil War.
  • Underground Railroad

  • Election of 1860

  • Civil War

  • Fort Sumter

  • Emancipation Proclamation

    President Lincoln created the Emacipation Proclamation in 1862. The document freed all enslaved African Americans during the Civil War. It did not completely abolish slavery. In fact, the Emancipation Proclamation did not free a single slave. It was created in hope for the Confederacy to rejoin the Union.
  • Gettysburg

  • Reconstruction

    As a result of the Civil War, the South was destroyed. The Reconstruction era was named to rebuild the South. Lincoln's plan was to negotiate with the South to get them to rejoin the Union. The Radical Republicans wanted stricter punishment for the South and to protect African Americans. The Presidential Plan was implemented.
  • W.E.B. DuBois

    He was born on february 23,1868. He is founder of the NAACP.
  • Ulysses S. Grant

    Ulysses S. Grant served as a general in the Civil War for the Union. He helped defeat the Confederacy army at the Battle of Shiloh. He led the Union to victory in the War. In 1868, Grant became the president of thr U.S. During his presidency, the U.S. entered a financial crisis known as the Panic of 1873 because of railroad over speculation.
  • Knights of Labor

  • Jim Crow

    After the Plessy v. Ferguson ruling, the South implemented Jim Crow laws. The laws were created to keep blacks and whites legally seperated.Every public facility in the South was still segregated. The Brown v. Board of Education declared these laws unconstitutional and illegalized segregation.
  • Chinese Exclusion Act

  • Hull House

  • Progressive Era

    The Progressive Era was a social movement that sought to make change and reform in the U.S. Progressivists wanted to make sure the government was not corrupt. A lot of people began exposing corruption in the government and businesses such as Standard Oil Company and the meat packing industry. It received a lot of public attention which forced the government to make change.
  • Plessy v. Ferguson

  • Spanish American War

    The sinking of the U.S. warship Maine caused the U.S. to go to war against Spain. The war only lasted about four months. The Spanish naval forces were destroyed by U.S. fleet. The Spanish surrendered to the U.S. The United States victory led to the end of Spain empire and U.S. became a golbal military power.
  • Open Door Policy

    The U.S. felt threatened by its interest in China because of European and Chinese relationships. The European powers and Japan divided China. The U.S. intervenes and writes the Open Door Policy. It allowed multiple powers access to trade with China and no one in control of it.
  • Theodore Roosevelt

    This is the date of his presidency.
  • Roosevelt Corollary


  • World War I

    WWI began because Archduke Ferdinand was assassinated. Austria Hungary invaded Poland. The Allies and Central Powers are formed. The U.S. stays neutral until 1917. Germany uses unrestricted submarine warfare. They sink the Lusitania. Germany sends Mexico the Zimmerman Note which really pushes the U.S. to enter the war. The Allied Powers win.
  • U Boat

    The u boats were seen in WWI.
  • Zimmerman Note

    A secret German telegraph was sent to Mexico. It was a proposed alliance with Mexico to get them to go against the U.S. Great Britain saw it and sent it to the U.S. This led to U.S. entry in WWI against Germany.
  • Selective Service Act

  • Espionage and Sedition Act

  • Fourteen Points

  • Versailles Treaty

  • Prohibition

  • Red Scare

  • League of Nations

  • Muckrakers

  • Harlem Renaissance

    " I can never out on paper the thrill of the underground ride to Harlem. I went up the steps and out into the bright September sunlight, harlem stood there, dropped my bags, took a deep breath and felt happy again." (Langston Hughes, The Big Sea)
  • Mass Production

  • Herbert Hoover

    Herbert Hoover
    He was the president responsible for the Great Depression.
  • Black Tuesday

    This is the day the stock market crashed.
  • Great Depression

  • Dust Bowl

    Dust Bowl
  • New Deal

    The New Deal was a series of multiple programns put in place between 1933 and 1936. It was passed by Franklin D. Roosevelt. It was a response to the Great Depression. The three things the programs focused on were relief, recovery, and reform. Relief is for the unemployed and the poor. Recovery is for the economy to rise. Reform is programs set up to keep the depression from happening again.
  • Public Works Administration

    This was one of the New Deal programs.
  • World War II

  • Lend Lease Act

  • Pearl Harbor

    On this day, Japan attacked U.S. naval base, Pearl Harbor and summoned the U.S. into WWII.
  • Manhattan Project

    The Manhattan Project was led by Robert Oppenheimer. President Truman asks Japan to surrender in World War II. In 1941, U.S. worked on the atomic bombs in Manhattan. When Japan refuses to surrender, President Truman makes the decision to drop the atomic bombs.
  • Rosie the Riveter

    " All the day long, whether rain or shine, she's a part of the assembly line. She's making history. Working for victory. Rosie the Riveter" (Redd Evans and John Jacob "Rosie the Riveter"
  • Island Hopping

  • D-Day

  • Operation Overlord

  • Harry Truman

  • Iron Curtain

  • Cold War

    After the end of Worl War II, the United States entered the Cold War with the Soviet Union. It didn't involve any fighting like an actual war. It was more of an arms race to see which country was more powerful. The U.S. also wantrd to contain communism, while the Soviet Union wanted to expand it. The countries were also competing to gain allies for their political beliefs.
  • United Nations

  • Josephy McCarthy

    Josephy McCarthy
  • Korean War

  • Dwight Eisenhower

  • Brown v. Board Of Education

    Even after the Plessy v. Ferguson case which ruled seperate but equal, the South continued to segregate the races. Thurgood Marshall worked to challenge segregation in court. The case is known as Brown v. Board of Education. The case overturned "seperate but equal" principle and made segregation illegal.
  • Vietnam War

  • Montgomery Bus Boycott

    Montgomery Bus Boycott
  • Little Rock Nine

    Little Rock Nine
  • Space Race

  • Greensboro Sit Ins

    Since the Brown v. Board of Education case didn;t make change quickly, college students decided to take some initiative. At the Woolsworth lunch counter, African Americans were refused service. Four African Americans sat at the lunch counter everyday until closing. waves of African Americans began to join them. Eventually, the lunch counters served African Americans.
  • Bay of Pigs

  • Feedom Rides

    Feedom Rides
  • Cuban Missile Crisis

  • Civil Rights Act of 1964

  • Great Society

  • Voting Rights Act

  • Tet Offensive

  • Roe v. Wade