US History A

  • Jan 24, 1492

    Columbus 'Discovered' America

    He landed in the Caribbean while he was trying to find a faster route to India
  • Settlement of Jamestown

    First successful settlement in North America
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    French and Indian War

    Land dispute between British and French powers. Both claimed Ohio
  • Boston Tea Party

    Men dressed up as Native Americans and tossed tea into the Boston Harbor to protest tea tax
  • The Battle of Lexington and Concord

    First battles of American revolution
  • The Declaration of Independence

    We declared to be our own nation
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    The Battle of Yorktown

    Most important battle in the war, climax
  • The Constitutional Convention

    In Philidelphia, representatives from the states met to improve and write the Constitution
  • The invention of the cotton gin

    Made it easier to pick and process cotton. By Eli Whitney
  • The Alien and Sedition Acts

    Laws to deport foreigners and make it harder for immigrants to vote
  • The Louisiana Purchase

    Deal btwn France and the US. Bought land west of the Mississippi river. $15 mill
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    The War of 1812

    British wanted to cut off trade btwn US and France.
  • The Missouri Compromise

    They let Missouri be a state and let them keep slaves
  • Andrew Jackson’s Election

    He ran against John Adams. He won because he was seen as a man for the people
  • The invention of the telegraph

    Samuel Morse and others made it easier to communicate long distance
  • The Panic of 1837

    Financial crisis that took the US into a major recession
  • The Trail of Tears

    Andrew Jackson took Indian land East of the Mississippi river and made them walk to Oklahoma
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    The Mexican-American War

    The US invaded the American Mexico land
  • The Compromise of 1850

    Sen Clay tried to avoid conflict btwn the North and South. Slave trade in DC was abolished and Fugitive Slave Act was amended
  • The Firing on Fort Sumter

  • The Emancipation Proclamation

    Freed all the slaves
  • Abraham Lincoln’s Assassination

    Shot while watching a play at Fords theatre
  • Surrender at Appomattox Courthouse

    One of the last Battles of the Civil War.
  • 13th, 14th, 15th Amendments

    To ensure equality for recently emancipated slaves
  • Andrew Johnson’s Impeachment

    First president to be impeached. House of Representatives voted to remove him and Sec of War.
  • The Organization of Standard Oil Trust

    Became an Oil Monopoly
  • The Pullman and Homestead Strikes

    Labor issues caused strikes
  • Theodore Roosevelt becomes president

    26th and youngest
  • The Spanish-American War

    Conflict btwn Spain and the US
  • The invention of the electric light, telephone, and airplane

    Electricity paved the way for bigger and useful inventions to be made