US History

By ElsaF.
  • Period: 1492 to

    US History

  • Oct 12, 1492

    Columbus arrival

    The landing of Christopher Columbus in the Americas in 1492. It's important because it's the found of the US.
  • Arrival of English colonists

    English colonists arrived in the New World (Virginia).
  • Nathaniel Bacon on Bacon’s Rebellion

    Bacon’s Rebellion was the largest popular revolt in the early English colonies. It took place in Virginia.
  • The Salem Witch Trial Hysteria

    20 people were put to death in Salem because they got accused being a witch.
  • Proclamation of 1763

    Pontiac, and chief of the Ottawa people, decided to go to war against the British.
  • Sugar Act

    In addition to increasing the strictness of the customs duty enforcement. The American Revenge Act of 1764 was initially proposed by Grenville.
  • The Stamp Act

    The Stamp Act of 1765 imposed a direct tax on British colonies in America and required numerous printed materials to be produced on London-stamped paper with an embossed revenue stamp.
  • Townshend Acts

    The Townshend Act is an act to let glass, lead, paper, paint, tea, etc. should have new taxes. Customs relations were tightened with warrats.
  • The Boston Tea Party

    The Boston Tea Party was a political demonstration that took place on December 16, 1773, at Griffin's Wharf in Boston, Massachusetts. The event took place in Massachusetts. In protest of the unjust tax policy, the American colonial group dumped 342 chests of tea into the harbor.
  • Constitutional Convention

    It was contemporarily known as the Federal Convention, the Philadelphia Convention, or the Grand Convention at Philadelphia.
  • Shays’ Rebellion

    Uprising in western Massachusetts in opposition to high taxes and stringent economic conditions.
  • Invention of Steamboats

    John Fitch demonstrated the first steamboat, which had twelve paddles and was propelled by a steam engine.
  • Election of 1800

    It was an election between Jefferson and John Adams, Jefferson won because he was hot. John admitted he lost, which was very rare.
  • First Barbary War

    A conflict between the US and Triplett now in Liberty
  • The Louisiana Purchase

    A deal with France was signed on April 30, 1803. The United States paid $15 million to buy land west of the Mississippi River. The United States has doubled its size, expanding the nation westward.
  • Embargo of 1807

    President Jefferson closed American Waters to British warships and soon there were increased military and novel expenditures.
  • Authorize the construction of the Erie Canal

    New York authorized the construction of the Erie Canal. The Erie Canal was a 363-mile canal connecting Albany on the Hudson River with Buffalo, New York.
  • The Industrial Revolution

    Transportations were created with machines, so it could be more efficient to transfer goods and travel people. 1820-40
  • Apportionment Legislation

    An Act further suspends, for a limited time, the sale or forfeiture of lands, for failure in completing the payment thereon.
  • Monroe Doctrine

    It's the Cornerstone of US foreign policy enunciated by President James moron
  • Election of 1824

    The 1824 U.S. presidential election was the loth quadrennial presidential election. One of the 2 president election that have been decided in the House.
    ⅕ elections: the winner didn't achieve at least a plurality of the national popular
  • Launched the first American railway

    In 1826, a group of businessmen launched the first American railway,
    named the Baltimore and Ohio (B&O).
  • Indian Removal Act

    Jackson's creature, he worked behind to get his friends appointed to the proper congressional committees, in oder to produce a bill congruent with his desire.
  • Bank Veto

    On July 10, 1832, Resit. Andrew Jackson vetoed a bill that would have renewed the corporate chap for the second Bank of United States.
  • Panic of 1831

    It was a major recession in the US economy that began in the spring 133 and lasted until the mid-1840s. When people tried to cash in the 1837 with their paper money, overextended banks dosed their door, and many collapsed entires leaving the customers with the worthless currency.
  • California Gold Rush

    California Gold Rush brings a flood of settlers; California applies for statehood.
  • Conservation Movement

    A movement to protect natural resources, after realizing natural resource is important
  • Lincoln-Douglas debate

    Abraham Lincoln wins national attention during the Lincoln-Douglas debate.
  • Lincoln's election

    The election is an outbreak of the evil war. Lincoln refused every resolution that could possibly cause the Southern secession from the Union.
  • Fort Sumter Battle

    It happened at the beginning of the Civil War. The South Carolina militia attacked Fort Sumter near Charleston, South Carolina, during the Battle of Fort Sumter. It came to an end with the capitulation of the United States Army.
  • Founding the Confederacy

    Representatives from the six secessionist states united in Montgomery, Alabama, in Feb 1861, to formally establish a unified government, which they termed the Confederate States of America. Jefferson Davis of Mississippi was elected the Confederacy's first president on February 9, 1861. (Credit to Editors)
  • The War in the West

    In the deadliest single day in American military history, Confederate and Union troops clashed near Maryland's Antietam Creek during the Civil War. Confederate General Robert E. Lee's first assault on the Northern states culminated in the Battle of Antietam.
  • The Pacific Railroad Act

    The Pacific Railway Act, which went into effect on July 1, 1862, provided financial aid to "men of skill, men of character, and men who are ready to invest" in the construction of the country's first transcontinental train route.
  • The battle of Antietam

    It was one of the major turning moments in the American Civil War, the Union victory at Antietam provided President Abraham Lincoln with the chance he desired to issue the Emancipation Proclamation.
  • The battle of Antietam

    Most crucially, the Union victory at Antietam gave President Abraham Lincoln the chance he had sought to issue the Emancipation Proclamation, cementing the Battle of Antietam as a significant moment in the American Civil War. 
  • The invention of telephone

    Telephone was invented by Alexander Graham Bell, MA communications between distances easier.
  • the Battle of Little Bighorn

    The U.S. Army troops of Lt. Col. George Armstrong Custer are defeated in the Battle of the Little Bighorn close to the Little Bighorn River in southern Montana by Native American forces led by Crazy Horse and Sitting Bull.
  • Progressive Movement

    The fast changing caused problems of low wages, political corruption... this movement tried to solve this problem
  • Spanish-American War

    The war launched by the United States in 1898 to seize the Spanish colonies in America and Asia, Cuba, Puerto Rico, and the Philippines, was the first imperialist war in which the powers redistributed the colonies.
  • Boxer Rebellion

    China wanted foreigners to be driven out of the country
  • World War |

    It was a world wise war that took up to 9 million sliders's life. Germany and France were two most involved countries.
  • Wilson’s policy was tested

    Wilson’s policy was tested when a U-boat torpedoed the French passenger ship Sussex, injuring several ‘Americans on board. Although Wilson's clos- est advisers favored breaking off diplomatic relations with Germany, the president chose to issue one last warning. He demanded that the German government abandon its methods of submarine warfare or risk war.
  • The establishment of National War Labor Board

    NWLB was chaired byWilliam Howard Taft and Frank Walsh, a prominent labor attorney, the NWLB attempted to medi- ate labor disputes that might otherwise lead to strikes.
  • The Stock Market Crash

    It was a turning point. It exposed many weaknesses in the American economy. By 1932 over 25 percent of American workers were unemployed. Charities could not help all who were in need. Many cities had gone bankrupt and newly created state relief agencies had insufficient funds to help.
  • Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC)

    It was created on March 31, 1933 by the Emergency Conservation Work Act and put into action by President Roosevelt with Executive Order No. 6101 on April 5, 1933.The CCC was designed to put jobless young men to work on public land projects, including “the prevention of forest fires…plant pest and disease control, theconstruction, maintenance and repair of paths, trails and fire-lanes in the national parks and national forests and such other work…as the President may determine to be desirable”.
  • Agricultural Adjustment Act

    Apart of the New Deal Programs, it was signed into law by President Franklin Roosevelt on May 12, 1933. Among the law’s goals were limiting crop production, reducing stock numbers, and refinancing mortgages with terms more favorable to struggling farmers . The Agricultural Adjustment Administration was created to implement the act, and it was initially headed by George Peek – a man, ironically, not overly enthusiastic about the New Deal.
  • Atlantic Act

    a law passed by the United States Congress that authorized the President to establish trade agreements with other countries. It was significant because it marked a shift in US trade policy towards a more internationalist approach, and was seen as a step towards greater global economic cooperation.
  • The Dust Bowl

    On Thursday, April 18, 1935, a huge, black, billowing cloud piled up on the western horizon. For Stratford, Texas, and thousands of farms and small towns, it was the arrival of another dust storm, one of more than 300 that would make an unwelcome visit to the Southern Great Plains during the 1930s.
  • Works Progress Administration (WPA)

    The Works Progress Administration was an American New Deal agency that employed millions of jobseekers to carry out public works projects, including the construction of public buildings and roads. It was set up on May 6, 1935, by presidential order, as a key part of the Second New Deal.
  • Neutrality Act

    Congress passed the first Neutrality Act prohibiting the export of “arms, ammunition, and implements of war” from the United States to foreign nations at war and requiring arms manufacturers in the United States to apply for an export license.
  • The Lend-Lease Act

    The Lend-Lease Act was a law passed by the United States Congress in 1941 that authorized the President to lend or lease military equipment and supplies to any country considered vital to US defense. It was significant because it allowed the US to provide aid to its allies during World War II without officially entering the conflict
  • The Cold War

    After World War II, a persistent political conflict between the United States, the Soviet Union, and their supporters came to be known as the Cold War.
  • Korean War

    From 1950 to 1953, North Korea and South Korea engaged in combat. Following border clashes and rebellions in South Korea, North Korea attacked South Korea on June 25, 1950, sparking the start of the Korean War.
  • The Suez Crisis

    The Suez Crisis, also known as the Second Arab-Israeli War or the Sinai War in Israel, was an assault of Egypt by Israel in late 1956, which was then followed by the United Kingdom and France.
  • Berlin Airlift

    One of the first significant foreign crises of the Cold War was the Berlin Blockade. The Soviet Union barred the Western Allies' entry to the areas of Berlin under Western authority via the railway, roads, and canals during the multinational occupation of post-World War II Germany.
  • Bay of Pigs

    Cuban exiles attempted a military landing mission at the Bay of Pigs in 1961, which was unsuccessful due to covert American funding and direction. It was intended to topple Fidel Castro's socialist regime.
  • I Have A Dream speech

    A speech by Martin Luther King Jr, made a public address titled "I Have a Dream" on August 28, 1963, as part of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. King demanded the abolition of racism in the US and the protection of civil and economic rights in his speech.
  • the Civil Rights Act of 1964

    On July 2, 1964, President Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act of 1964. He said “We believe that all men are created equal,” Johnson said in an address to the country. “Yet many are denied equal treatment.”
  • Paul Potter on the Antiwar Movement

    Porter passionately opposed the Vietnam War and called for a broad-based movement against it.
  • Cuyahoga River Fire

    Many people consider the Cuyahoga River Fire, which happened on June 22, 1969, to be a turning point in the US environmental movement. Due to years of industrial pollution and negligence, the river had become severely contaminated with oil, chemicals, and other pollutants before the disaster which saw the river catch fire.
  • Love Canal

    Love Canal, a section of Niagara Falls, New York, gained attention for being a location of toxic chemical waste poisoning in the late 1970s. Originally the location of a canal that was excavated in the late 19th century for industrial uses, the region later developed into a landfill for a range of dangerous waste products, including chemicals from the Hooker Chemical Company.
  • Address to the Nation About Policies to Deal With the Energy Shortages

    A speech by Richard Nixon, about lack of energy, and ideas of how to save energy.
  • Three Mile Island

    On March 28, 1979, a nuclear disaster called the Three Mile Island accident took place in Pennsylvania. One of the worst nuclear catastrophes in history, according to many. The Unit 2 reactor's cooling system failed, resulting in a partial meltdown of the nuclear core, which led to the accident.
  • First Gulf War

    The 1990–1991 First Gulf War was also known as the Persian Gulf War. Iraq fought 35 nations led by the US after invading Kuwait. After air strikes and ground fighting, Kuwait was liberated. After the First Gulf War, no-fly zones over Iraq, economic sanctions, and American military intervention in the Middle East began.
  • LA Riots

    The 1992 LA Riots followed the acquittal of police officers who beat African American Rodney King. Looting and arson caused 63 deaths and over $1 billion in property damage during the riots. The LA Riots raised awareness of police brutality and how law enforcement treats African Americans.