US History

By dylanhw
  • Middle Colonies

    Location- In between New England and Virginia
    What happened?- King Charles the 2nd gave up the land between New England and Virginia.
    Why is this event important?- It is important because it was a monumental moment in U.S History
  • Bacon's Rebellion

    Location- Jamestown Virginia
    What happened?- He started a rebellion to be able to push the Native Americans out of Virginia
    Why is this event important?- It is important because it showed the lengths that people would go to to get what they wanted.
  • Salem Witch Trials

    Location- Salem MA
    What happened?- Women went into mass hysteria and were accused of being witches
    Why is this event important?- This event is important because of the severity and influence on religion and how it caused women trauma
  • Triangular Trade

    Location- Europe, Africa, the Americas
    What happened?- The three countries all supplied each other. Europe gave America and Africa goods that were finished, and the Americas gave Africa raw materials and then Africa gave America the slaves.
    Why is this event important?- It is important because this event ending up leading into one of the biggest events in history which was slavery.
  • First Great Awakening

    Location- American Colonies
    What happened?- Religious Devotion had become revived and people started having passion for religion once again.
    Why is this event important?- This is important because for a certain amount of time, the encouragement and passion of religion was lacking so it became revived.
  • Tobacco being exported to England from Southern Colonies

    Location- Southern colonies and England
    What happened?- Tobacco ended up being exported and had its debut of traveling around.
    Why is this event important?- It is important because tobacco is a huge marketing profit now so it is good to know the origins
  • French & Indian War

    Location- Between New York, Pennsylvania, Nova Scotia and Canada
    What happened?- The British people had people from American colonies fight the french, along with Native Americans on both the French and British side.
    Why is this event important?- This is important because it last a very long time and caused a lot of land to be destroyed which was later rebuilt.
  • Proclamation of 1763

    Location- Appalachian Mountains
    What happened?- During this, the British people established a border along the Appalachian mountains.
    Why is this event important?- This is important because at that time the U.S. was not fully established.
  • Sugar Act

    Location- Great Britain
    What happened?- they imported sugar and molasses and raised taxes on wine, silk, and coffee.
    Why is this event important?- This is important because it was controversial and difficult for the people because a lot of them thought that it was incorrect
  • Stamp Act

    Location- The American Colonies
    What happened?- This stamp taxed a lot of the printed materials like posters, newspapers, and pamphlets.
    Why is this event important?- This event was important because many workers lost their jobs because of this.
  • Townshend Acts

    Location- American Colonies
    What happened?- They put new regulations on glass, led, paint, tea and paper to be imported
    Why is this event important?-This is important because it later led to the Boston Massacre.
  • Tea Act

    Location- Boston MA
    What happened?- Lord North helped the british who were struggling in the British east india company
    Why is this event important?- The colonial merchants were cut out and later they reacted with anger
  • Coercive (Intolerable Acts)

    Location- Boston MA
    What happened?- They closed the Boston harbour and the local officials were appointed
    Why is this event important?- It is important because it was monumental and changed U.S. politics for the time.
  • Battle of Lexington and Concord

    Location- Middlesex County
    What happened?- It was the first time that the British and Colonists fired at each other and started battle.
    Why is this event important?- This is important because just from that shot that was fired, it started America and the origin story of America
  • Battle of Bunker Hill

    Location-Boston, MA
    What happened?- It was a big factor of the start of the American Revolutionary war, and it initiated it.
    Why is this event important?- It is highly important because when the American Revolutionary War began, it completely altered the way that America functioned.
  • New State Constitution

    Location-Colonial America
    What happened?- The Americans came up with a new constitution for their people.
    Why is this event important?- This event is important because it made America what it is now.
  • Declaration of Independence

    Location-Philadelphia
    What happened?- The officials of American colonies, made a declaration in order to declare independence.
    Why is this event important?- This event is extremely important because the Declaration of Independence completely upholds America's morals and something that people who are American citizens are supposed to abide to.
  • Battle of Trenton

    Location-Trenton, New Jersey
    What happened?- America won this battle, meaning it was George Washington's first victory.
    Why is this event important?- This event is important because it continued to give America more troops, along with a higher status.
  • Voting Rights Expand

    Location- America
    What happened?-The Voting rights expanded meaning that the people of any wealth or status were able to vote
    Why is this event important?- This event is important because it gives people the option of who their leader is instead of a dictatorship.
  • Fall of Philadelphia

    Location-Philadelphia
    What happened?- The British ended up winning the battle, which led to them taking over Philadelphia for a period of time.
    Why is this event important?- This event is important because it also shows the losses that America had to face.
  • The Land Ordinance

    Location- Modern-day Ohio
    What happened?- Appalachian mountains were sold
    Why is this event important?- It led to creating different sections of the U.S.
  • Freedom of Relgion

    Location- America
    What happened?- The government declared that people in America are allowed to worship anything that they want to worship and not be tied down to one religion.
    Why is this event important?- This event is important because this was not common for any country in the world and America made it revolutionary.
  • Shay's Rebellion

    Location-MA
    What happened?- A rebellion started in regard to debt and high taxes
    Why is this event important?- This event is important because it proves how strong-willed the Americans were to make their country fair.
  • The Virginia Plan

    Location- Pennsylvania
    What happened?- Announced the 3 branches of government
    Why is this event important?-It is important because it shaped America's government system
  • The Northwest Ordinance

    Location- U.S.A
    What happened?-Establishing a government for the Northwest
    Why is this event important?- This event is important because it was ale to establish more government for more balance.
  • Constitutional Convention

    Location-Pennsylvania
    What happened?- When the constitution was signed by 38 delegates
    Why is this event important?- It is important because it kept on inching closer to having the constitution finalized
  • Loyalists Flee

    Location- America
    What happened?-The loyalists flee because the British lost and they weren't welcome anymore.
    Why is this event important?- It is important because America wasn't welcoming the foes any longer.
  • New Orleans

    Location- U.S
    What happened?- The U.S spent 15 million dollars on the Louisiana purchase to primarily have New Orleans due to its location.
    Why is this event significant?- It is significant because it lead to further expansion of the United States.
  • Steam Boat

    Location- France
    What happened?- The boat was constructed to be manipulated by an engine. The boat contained twelve paddles.
    Why is this event significant?- It is significant because it was able to pave the way for not only further transportation systems, but faster ways of transportation as well.
  • The Embargo of 1807

    Location- U.S
    What happened?- British put forth a blockade on "Napoleonic Europe"
    Why is this event significant?- This is significant because they did not want to put America in jeopardy
  • Economic Warfare

    Location-U.S
    What happened- British put restrictions on American trade.
    Why is this even significant?- It is important because it impacted the way America works and functions.
  • The War Hawk

    Location-U.S
    What happened?- Someone who is a huge advocate for war and someone who wants to add to the conflict.
    Why is this event significant?- This is significant because it shows the different sides of war and peoples perspectives
  • Perry's Victory

    Location-U.S
    What happened?- He led the defeat of 6 large British ships from getting to Lake Erie
    Why is this event significant?- it is significant because he was able to put a stop to the British who were extremely strong and sophisticated
  • Canals

    Location- New York
    What happened?- Canals were able to create water systems for cities
    Why is this event significant?- It is significant because it was able to expand access to water easier for more people.
  • Roads

    Location- U.S., Maryland to Ohio River.
    What happened?- The first road was built and it extended far for its time from Maryland to Ohio.
    Why is this event significant?- It is significant because it set a trend for more roads to be made and developed. The states were also able to collect funds from the use and the want of more roads because it was a lot easier for travel.
  • The Missouri compromise

    Location- U.S.
    What happened?- Slavery became banned in the land before the Louisiana purchase.
    Why is this event significant?- It is significant because it was able to keep abolishing slavery, and later ended up setting a trend for the U.S. government for the abolition of slavery.
  • Election of 1824

    Location- MA
    What happened?- Neither of the candidates had the vast majority of electoral votes, therefore the House of Representatives came to choose John Quincy Adams.
    Why is this event important?- It is important because the House of Representatives had to come to the conclusion
  • Election of 1828

    Location-USA
    What happened?- it was in two separate parties and it started to shape its way into modern politics.
    Why is this event important?- It was important because it paved the way for new-day politics.
  • Indian Removal Act

    Location- USA
    What happened?- Over 46,000 Native Americans were pushed away from their home and they were forced to hike over 1,000 miles.
    Why is this event important?- This event is important because it created mass genocide for the Native Americans and became a crucial part of American history.
  • Panic of 1837

    Location- New England
    What happened?- There was a massive financial crisis that occurred in the U.S.
    Why is this event important?- This event is important because during this time the country was in a state of depression.
  • Industrial Revolution

    Location- U.S. and British territory
    What happened?- Machines took over the craft of making objects instead of it being handmade.
    Why is this event significant?- This event is extremely significant because it shaped the way technology would advance in the near future
  • Compromise of 1850

    Location- Washington D.C
    What happened?- 5 different bills that put a halt at feuds between free states and slave states.
    Why is this event significant?- It is significant because the feuds were still continuous
  • Lincoln's Presidential Election

    Location- U.S.
    What happened- President Lincoln was elected to be President for the United States
    Why is this event significant?- The country changed completely when Lincoln was elected and his presidency contributed to the Civil War, and the freedom of slaves.
  • The Battle of Antietam

    Location- Sharpsburg
    What happened?- The Union won this battle by stopping a Confederate invasion
    Why is this event significant?- Even though the union lost 12,400 men, they still won the battle from stopping something much worse that could've happened with the invasion.
  • Emancipation Proclamation

    Location- U.S
    What happened- Lincoln made a contract in which all slaves shall be free.
    What is the significance?- Slavery was something that lasted years on end, and was a big debate in the U.S. Lincoln changes the dynamic of the United States forever.
  • The Siege of Vicksburg

    Location- Mississippi
    What happened?- the Union was able to grasp control of the Mississippi river
    Why is this significant?- The Union started to expand their territory.
  • Shermans March to the Sea

    Location- Georgia
    What happened?-Shermans army invaded a down in Georgia and killed many innocent civilians and burned down towns and shops to make a mark and statement for the army.
    Why is this event significant?- It is significant because of the mark it made on the US.
  • North Resitence Growth

    Location- Northern America
    What happened?- The North resistance started to grow because a lot of more people joined the abolitionist movement.
    Why is this event significant?- It is significant because it paved the way of modern US.
  • Johnson Impeached

    Location- U.S
    What happened?- He was accused of violating basic human rights acts and the rights of the country.
    Why is this significant?- It is significant because it symbolized how the U.S really cared about the rights for their country.