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US History

  • Goal 1: Alexander Hamilton

    Goal 1: Alexander Hamilton
    Alexander Hamilton was the leader of the Federalist Party. He believed in a loose interpretation of the constitution, was pro-tariff, and supported the national bank.
  • Goal 1: Thomas Jefferson

    Goal 1: Thomas Jefferson
    Thomas Jefferson was the leader of the democratic-republicans. He believed in a strict interpretation of the constitution, he did not support having a national bank, and did not support tarriffs.
  • Goal 1: Marbury v. Madison

    Goal 1: Marbury v. Madison
    In Marbury v. Madison the Chief Justice John Mashall ruled that the Supreme Court could determine a law's constitutionality. This case established Judicial Review.
  • Goal 2: louisiana purchase

    Goal 2: louisiana purchase
    The purchase of the Louisiana Territory in 1803 doubled he size of the US. Thw Louisiana purchase included all or part of 15 present day states.
  • Goal 2: Trail of Tears

    Goal 2: Trail of Tears
    The Trail of Tears was the result of Presidents Jackson's attitude toward Native Americans and him refusing to enforce the law. Indians were forced to be away from there tribes and resided in "indian territory'.
  • Goal 3: Compromise of 1850

    Goal 3: Compromise of 1850
    The compromise admitted Missouri as a slave state and Maine as a free state. Southern boundary of Missouri 36 30'N would become dividing line and new states added to the union.The compromise of 1850 established the dividing line between free states and slave states.
  • Goal 3: kansas-nebraska act of 1854

    Goal 3: kansas-nebraska act of 1854
    Under this act people from the state could vote for or against slavery. The United States was divided.
  • Goal 4: homestead act

    Goal 4: homestead act
    Farmers were given 160 acres, and if they farmed it successfully for 5 years then they could keep the land. This drew farmers the mid-west.
  • Goal 3: The assination of Abraham Lincoln

    Goal 3: The assination of Abraham Lincoln
    Lincoln was assassinated by John Wilkes Booth, a southern sympathizer. Lincoln's death marked a turning point in history. Johnson became president and politics will dim the light on the freedom of former slaves. The reconstruction period began.
  • Goal 4: Battle of little big horn

    Goal 4: Battle of little big horn
    George A. Custer and his soldiers attempted to force Indians back onto a reservation. The sioux won the battle, killing all of the US troops.
  • Goal 5: William M.Tweed

    Goal 5: William M.Tweed
    Boss Tweed was a corrupt and graft political boss. He was notable for being "boss" of Tammany hall.
  • Goal 5: Chinese Exclusion Act

    Goal 5: Chinese Exclusion Act
    The Chinese Exclusion Act prohibited all immigration of Chinese laborers. This act was a reaction to people's fears of immigrants.
  • Goal 4: the wounded knee massacre

    Goal 4: the wounded knee massacre
    During the wounded knee massacre the US amry killed 300 old men, women, and children of the Sioux. This ended Indian resistance.
  • Goal 7: Plessy v. Feruson

    Goal 7: Plessy v. Feruson
    Plessy v. Ferguson was a landmark US supreme court desicion in the jurispudence of the US. The sumpreme court ruled "seperate but equal".
  • Goal 6: open door policy

    Goal 6: open door policy
    The open door policy granted equal trade opportunities to China. This policy was the one of the first attempts by the US to open up foreign trade and this policy is still followed today.
  • Goal 7: Theodore Roosevelt

    Goal 7: Theodore Roosevelt
    Roosevelt is know for leadership in the progressive movement. He intervened in the Anthracite Coal Strike and both sides felt like they were treated fairly.He sponsered the Elkins Act and signed the Payne-Aldrich Tariff.
  • Goal 8: The Great Migration

    Goal 8: The Great Migration
    The Great Migration was the movement of 6 million African-Americans out of the rural Southern United States to the Northeast, Midwest, and West. African-Americans migrated seeking better opportunities.
  • Goal: 7 Woodrow Wilson

    Goal: 7 Woodrow Wilson
    Woodrow Wilson was an active leader in the progressive movement. During his presendency the federal reserve act, and the Clayton Antitrust act were passed. Wilson supported the trade commision.
  • Goal 8: Selective Service act

    Goal 8: Selective Service act
    Some six weeks after the United States formally entered the First World War, the U.S Congress passes the Selective Service Act, giving the U.S. president the power to draft soldiers. The U.S. Army was agressive about drafting and recruiting soldiers.
  • Goal: 8 treaty of Versailles

    Goal: 8 treaty of Versailles
    The Treaty of Versailles one of the peace treaties at the end of World War I. It ended the state of war between Germany and the Allied Powers.
  • Goal 9: direct relief

    Goal 9: direct relief
    Direct relief was cash payment or food supplied by the government to the poor or needy. This was an attempt by Hoover to help the needy during the Geat Depression.
  • Goal 9: The Great Depression

    Goal 9: The Great Depression
    The Great Depression was a period of economic depression in the US and worldwide. It was seen as the worst econimic crash in the history of modern economics.
  • Goal 9: fire side chats

    Goal 9: fire side chats
    The fireside chats were a series of thirty evening radio addresses given by United States President Franklin D. Roosevelt between 1933 and 1944. These were given by the president to inform the public about issues and resolution to problems relevent to the US. This was the first time a president of the US has consulted the entire public directly.
  • Goal 10: Munich Pact

    Goal 10: Munich Pact
    The Munich Agreement was a settlement permitting Nazi Germany's annexation of Czechoslovakia's areas along the country's borders mainly inhabited by German speakers, for which a new territorial designation Sudetenland was coined. It was seen as a failed act of appeasment toward Germany.
  • Goal 10: Pearl Harbor

    Goal 10: Pearl Harbor
    The attack on Pearl Harbor was by the Empire of Japan. Soon after the attack the US entered the way
  • Goal 10: Battle of Midway

    Goal 10: Battle of Midway
    The battle of midway proved to be a major turning point in ww2. The naval battle severly destroyed the Japanese fleet.
  • Goal 11: Rosa Parks

    Goal 11: Rosa Parks
    Rosa Parks boarded a bus in Montgomery and sat in an empty seat. When the bus driver asked Rosa to give up her seat for a white passenger she refused. The bus driver called the police and she was arrested.
  • Goal 11: Little Rock Nine

    Goal 11: Little Rock Nine
    Nine African Americans attended Little Rock High, a white school. Eisenhower sent federal troops to Little Rock to protect the students and enforce the courts decision.
  • Goal 11: Civil Rights Act

    Goal 11: Civil Rights Act
    This act prohibited discrimination in public accomodations, in employment and in any programs, educational or social, that received federal funding.
  • Goal 12: Iranian Hostage Crisis

    Goal 12: Iranian Hostage Crisis
    Fifty-two Americans were held hostage for 444 days after a group of Islamist students and militants supporting the Iranian Revolution took over the American Embassy in Tehran.President Carter called the hostages "victims of terrorism and anarchy," adding that "the United States will not yield to blackmail."
  • Goal 12: 9/11

    Goal 12: 9/11
    The September 11 attacks were a series of four coordinated terrorist attacks launched by the Islamic terrorist group al-Qaeda upon the United States in New York City and the Washington, D.C. area on September 11, 2001. Osama Bin Laden's al-Qaeda is blamed for the attacks.
  • Goal 12: Patriot Act

    Goal 12: Patriot Act
    The Patriot Act gave law enforcement greater powers to eavesdrop on suspected terrorists. But some argue that the law violates personal privacy. However the law was passed to make sure an event like 9/11 doesnt happen again.