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US History 1

  • Period: Mar 3, 1400 to

    Hisrory Time Span

    A lot of crazy events and wars that happened to form America Today
  • Jan 1, 1495

    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, where 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.
  • Jamestown

    Jamestown was the first permanent English settlement in North America and was a private venture, financed by the Virginia Company of London. They were sent there to look for gold and riches, if people didn't help out they were killed.
  • Plymouth Colony

    Plymouth Colony
    A group of around 100 English men set sail for the New World aboard the Mayflower. They soon landed on the shore of cape cod, in present day Massachusetts. In December the Mayflower anchored at Plymouth Rock, where the pilgrims formed the first permanent settlement of Europeans in New England. Many of the settlers stayed on the Mayflower, soon more than half the settlers died at the first winter, victims of an epidemic of disease that swept the new colony.
  • Massachusetts Bay Colony

    Massachusetts Bay Colony
    One of the English settlements, obtained from King Charles I a charter empowering the trade and colonization in New England between the Charles and Merrimack rivers. This grant was similar to the Virginia company in 1609, the patentees being joint proprietors with rights of ownership and government. Fun Fact: People were accused of being witches and for then they would be killed.
  • New England Colonies

    New England Colonies
    The english emigrants to what would become the New England colonies were a small group of Puritans seperatist, later called Pilgrims. In 1620 they were known as Plymouth Colony. 10 years later they established a settlement in Massachusetts. With help of local natives, they soon got used to fishing, farming, and hunting, and as well, were prosperous.
  • Great Awakening

    Great Awakening
    The Great Awakening was a religious revival in the British American colonies mainly between about 1720 and the 1740s. It was part of the religious ferment lead by John Wesly. The Puritan fervour of the American colonies waned toward the end of the 17th century, but the Great Awakening served to revitalize religion in the region.
  • French And Indian War

    French And Indian War
    The Seven years war lasted from 1756 to 1763, forming a new chapter in the imperial struggle between Britain and France. In 1754, the French built Fort Duquesne where the Allegheny and Monogahalia Rivers joined to form the Ohio river. The British were disturbed by that, so they’d pulled up to their crib every now and then to win back their space. In 1754, the French won, with the man himself little ol George Washington.
  • Stamp Act

    Stamp Act
    In 1765, in U.S. colonial history, the first British parliament attempted to raise venues through direct taxation of all colonial commercial papers, newspapers, etc. The devastating effect of Pontiac's War on colonial frontier settlements added to the enormous new defense burdens resulting from Great Britain's victory in the French and Indian War.
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    March, 5 1770. The British( Red Coats) took over the colonist city sent from the king, One of the troops shot an enslaved person, it went all over the news and was called the Bloody Massacre.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    Native Americans dress up like English men, hop on the ship, and throw out tea in the ocean.
  • American Revolutionary War

    American Revolutionary War
    The Revolutionary War was a FIght against the British, with the help of France, to achieve independence for the United States.
  • Battles Of Lexington and Concord

    Battles Of Lexington and Concord
    Whoever fired the first shot, started the revolutionary war. The colonists decide to fight their own people and become the British empire.
  • Middle Colonies

    Middle Colonies
    In 1664, King Charles II gave the territory between New England and Virginia to his brother James, the Duke of York. The English renamed Duth New Netherland, New York. Most of the DUth people stayed making New York one of he most and prosperous colonies in the New World. In 1680, the King soon copped Pennsylvania and soon became a prosperous and relatively egalitarian( believing in equality) place as well.
  • Southern Colonies

    Southern Colonies
    The Carolina colony, a territory stretched south from virginia to florida and west of the pacific ocean. These carolinians had close ties to the english planter and relied a lot on slave labor and trade, which ended up developing the carolina colony. In 1732, the Englishman James Oglethorpe established the Georgia Colony.
  • Declaration Of Independance

    Declaration Of Independance
    Jerffesion wrote a document that people voted on on July 4th. They still had to beat the British.
  • Articles Of Confederation

    Articles Of Confederation
    1781- 1789 the first U.S constitution. This document established the function of the national government of the US after it declared independence from Great Britain. This served as a bridge between the initial government by the Continental COngress of the Revolutionary period.
  • Valley Forge

    Valley Forge
    In 1777-1778, George Washingotons Continental Army had a huge turning point in the revolutionary war. The valley forge encampment included 1,500 log huts and two miles of fortifications, and essentially became the fourth largest city in America at that time.
  • Battle Of Yorktown

    Battle Of Yorktown
    Franco-American land and sea campaign entrapped a major British army on a peninsula in Yorkton, and forced its surrender. This was considered the last major battle of the American Revolutionary war. The continental Army won a victory against the British.
  • Consitutional Convention

    Consitutional Convention
    In May 14 to september 17,1787 a convention took place. The point of the event was to decide how America Was going to be governed. The convention met in the Pennsylvania State house in Philadelphia to amend the Articles of Confederation. All the states except Rhode Island responded to an invitation issued by the Annapolis Convention of 1786 to send delegates.
  • Bill Of Rights

    Bill Of Rights
    On September 25, 1789, Congress transmitted to the state legislatures twelve proposed amendments to the Constitution. James Madision implemented the idea by introducing 17 amendments. By December 1791, they were ratified and became part of the US constitution. The Bill of Rights were designed to protect the basic rights of U.S citizens.
  • Underground Railroad

    Underground Railroad
    As the south became the pro slave states, the northerners became abolitionists. Harriet Tubman helped slaves escape and found safe ways to get slaves to the north. She was a slave herself and was brave enough to go back to the slave territory and help other slaves.
  • Louisiana Purchase

    Louisiana Purchase
    The Louisiana Territory was first claimed by French explorer Rovert Caveilier de LaSalle. On october 20,1803, the Senate ratified a treaty with France, promoted by THomas Jefferson. The land doubled the size of the United States, and only cost 3 cents per acre. It was the greatest land bargain in US history
  • Lewis And Clark Expedition

    Lewis And Clark Expedition
    1804-1806, Captain Meriwether Lewis and Lieutenant William Clark set out on an expedition to explore the Louisiana Purchase and the Pacific Northwest. During their trip the team mapped uncharted land, rivers and mountains. They brought back journals filled with details about the NAtive American tribes, and notes about plants and animals.
  • War of 1812

    War of 1812
    A conflict fought between the United states and Great Britain over British Violations of U.S maritime rights. It ended with the exchange of ratifications of the Treaty of Ghent. They were tyring to get he native americans to help attack the Us, but the US became the victorians.
  • Missouri Compromise

    Missouri Compromise
    Deciding where the slaves should be, missroui was added as slave territory, main was free.
  • Election Of 1824

    Election Of 1824
    None of the candidates got the magic number to be a president. John Q Adams wins out of the 4 candidates.
  • Abolitionist

    Northerners who were anit slavery, who actually tried to end slavery. Fredrick dougless was an abolitionsised, escaped slavery and became one of the smartest people during that time.
  • Indian Removal Act

    Indian Removal Act
    1820-130s, forced native americans to relocate. The Indian Removal Act was ratified by Andrew Jackson on May 28,1830. The president got an exchange of lands with the Indians, and removed the Indians from west of the river Mississippi.
  • Battle Of Alamo

    Battle Of Alamo
    In December 1835, Texans fought against the Mexicans to gain independence. A group led by George Collinsworth and Benjamin Milem overwhelmed the Mexican garrison at the alamo and captured the fort, seizing control of San Antonio.
  • Manifest Destiny

    Manifest Destiny
    They believed all this land was their destiny, and they were gonna head west because that's what God wanted them to do. This created the Oregon trail, california trail, a lot of trails that headed west.
  • Mexican American War

    Mexican American War
    Mexico lost a territory because of America
  • California Gold Rush

    California Gold Rush
    In 1849, gold was discovered in California, and helped California to become a state. News traveled, called the gold rush, and everyone tried to get rich so they headed to California.
  • Compromise Of 1850

    Compromise Of 1850
    They add California as a free state, and allow these territories to be free or vote.
  • Uncle Toms Cabin

    Uncle Toms Cabin
    A book about slavery. It make slavery come to life for northerners, and made more poeple become abolitionist. The most popular book at tht time.
  • Bleeding Kansas

    Bleeding Kansas
    Small civil war in the United States fought between proslavery, and antislavery advocates for the control of the new territory of Kansas. This war was so significant because violence and murder. Bleeding Kansas became a fact with the Sack of Lawrence. A mob of proslavery swarmed into the town of Lawrence and wrecked and burned the hotel and newspaper office in an effort to wipeout the hotbed of abolitionists.
  • Dred Scott Decision

    Dred Scott Decision
    Dred scott was a former slave, he was a free blackman, but there were certain rights he wasn't able to get. He went to court and argued if he was free then he should get all the equal rights anyone else had.
  • Lincoln Dougless Debate

    Lincoln Dougless Debate
    1858, Lincoln debates against slavery. He talked openly about his beleifs about slavery, but unfortunatly lossed the election.
  • Industrial Revolution

    Industrial Revolution
    A change of an agrarian handcrafted economy transitioning to a machine manufacturing economy. The machines changed society. The industrial revolution began in Britain in the mid 18th hundreds. The shift from hand made products to machine made changed the human experience where productivity made a higher standard of living.
  • Confederate States Of America

    Confederate States Of America
    The southern break away from America to form their own, and this is what they call them. Then they proceed to have a fight with the north, Jefferson Davis was their president, with General Lee with them, but soon left to be Linconls General when Virginia voted to be with the North.
  • Fort Sumter

    Fort Sumter
    April 1861, the very first battle of the Civil War. No one died except the horse.
  • Civil War

    Civil War
    Americans fighting against Americans. The Union against the Confederate over the power of the national government to prohibtislavery in territories that had not become states.
  • Emencapation Proclomation

    Emencapation Proclomation
    In January 1863, Lincolnd signed a paper which allowed all the slaves to be free, theres no slavery.
  • Battle Of Gettysburg

    Battle Of Gettysburg
    Most famous battle of the Civil War, July 3. The South was winning, this was the turning point of the war.
  • Gettysburg Address

    Gettysburg Address
    Most famous speech given by a president, the man, this legend named Abraham Lincoln.
  • Appottomox

    April 1865. The war ended, the final battle of the civil war, the South surrendered to the North. Lincoln dies days later ;(.