Us history

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In History
  • English people settle at Jamestown, VA

    English people settle at Jamestown, VA
    This was the first settlement the English made in America. http://www.ushistory.org/us/
  • French & Indian War

    French & Indian War
    The French and British people fought in order to see who would take over North America. This war lasted 9 years.
  • Lexington & Concord

    Lexington & Concord
    This was the first battle of the Revolutionary War. British troops had moved there to take over the colonists’ military supplies.
  • British Surrender at Saratoga

    British Surrender at Saratoga
    British General John Burgoyne surrendered at Saratoga, making the turning point of the Revolutionary War.
  • British Surrender at Yorktown

    British Surrender at Yorktown
    British General Charles Cornwallis surrendered his 8,000 troops at Yorktown, Virginia. This also made a great turning point during the war.
  • Delegates in Philadelphia Approved US Constitution

    Delegates in Philadelphia Approved US Constitution
    The written US Constitution was officially approved by the men who gathered in Philadelphia. The constitution established America’s fundamental laws.
  • George Washington Elected as First US President

    George Washington Elected as First US President
    General George Washington was chosen to be the first leader in America. This was a monumental event because there had been no other presidents in America before him.
  • Louisiana Purchase

    Louisiana Purchase
    The US bought land 828,000 square miles west of the Mississippi River. This is significant because now the US owned a bigger plot of land that France no longer owned.
  • US Congress Declares War on Britain

    US Congress Declares War on Britain
    This event started the War of 1812.
  • Congress Approves Missouri Compromise

    Congress Approves Missouri Compromise
    This legislation allowed Maine to be a free state, while Missouri was allowed to be a slave state. This maintained the power between north & south in the US to be equal.
  • California Gold Rush

    California Gold Rush
    Gold was discovered in California which started the California Gold Rush. People from all over the country were migrating to California to obtain gold and sell it for profit.
  • Abraham Lincoln Elected 16th US President

    Abraham Lincoln Elected 16th US President
    Abraham Lincoln was elected to be president, and had the controversial viewpoint that all humans should be treated equally, including slaves. He contributed to the end of slavery by leading in the US Civil War.
  • Civil War Begins

    Civil War Begins
    The US Civil war began, with two opposing sides: The Union and the Confederacy. This was a war between the northern and southern regions of the US.
  • Union Defeats Confederacy

    Union Defeats Confederacy
    With the help of Abraham Lincoln, the Union beat the Confederacy at Gettysburg. This is significant because this made an end to the US Civil War.
  • US Enters WWI

    US Enters WWI
    The US entered WWI, and their victory without having any alliances created pride throughout the country.