US History Class Timeline 2015-2016

  • Signing of the Declaration of Idependence

    On this day the United States was an idependent country. This the day that we seperated ourselves from Great Britain.
  • The Adoption of the Articles of Confederation

    This was the day that we adopted our first form of government. The Articles of Cofederation was the United States first form of government.
  • British Surrender at Yorktown

    On this day British General Charles Cornwallis surrendered his troops in Yorktown, Virginia. Once they did this they were expecting help from British ships that were being sent from New York.
  • Shays Rebellion

    On this day 2,000 farmers were led by Daniel Shay to assult the arsenal. Instead of hiding away from the farmers they shot at them. Four men were killed and wounded twenty others.
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    Constitutional Convention

    During this time problems in the governing were discused. Delegates from five staes gathered in Philadelphia to discuss about possible improvements they could apply to the Acts of Confederation.
  • Ratification of the United States Constitution

    The U.S Constitution was ratified by all of the thirteen states. This was their way of saying they agree to whats written on the constitution. At least nine had to ratify it in order for it to pass.
  • The Ratification of the Bill of Rights

    Dec 15, 1791, the Bill of Rights was ratified. The first ten amendments became what we know as the Bill of Rights.
  • Patent issued for the Cotton Gin

    On this day, Eli Whitney patented the Cotton Gin. This allowed firlds of cotton to be farmed more efficently. Since it became easier to harvest cotton, fields began to expand and the country began to grow and expand. This growth made a big difference for the United States.
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    Lewis and Clark Expedition

    After Thomas Jefferson purchased the Lousiana Territory, he needed people to explore the land. So he hired Lewis and Clark to travel out west. While traveling Clark made a map of their jouney, and Lewis wrote about the plant and animals that they discovered. This expedition helped the U.S learn and discover new things about the west.
  • First Mill Built in Lowell, Massachusetts

    In 1823, the first Textile mill was built in Lowell, Massachusetts. The mill is known as The Boot Mill. Soon after the mill was built, a school and church was also built.
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    Trail of Tears

    As the United States bagan to expand towards the south, American settlers began to encounter Native Americans more often. Settlers didn't want to share the land with the Indians, but instaed wanted it for themselves. This is what led to Andrew Jackson signing as act declaring they move. The Cherokees, who lived in the swamps of Florida, were one of the tribes who were moved. They traveled over 1,000 miles and many didn't survive the walk.
  • Gold Discovered at Sutter's Mill

    During the Gold Rush, a man named James Wilson Marshall, discovered gold while building a water-powered sawmill. Soon after his discovery, a treaty that ended the Mexican-American War was signed.
  • Signing of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo

    The signing of this treaty is what ended the Mexican-American War. This treaty added many acres to the United States, two of these states being Nevada and New Mexico.
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    The Battle of Fort Sumter

    The Battle of Fort Sumter took place in Charleston, South Carolina and was the start of the American Civil War. The Fort was ambushed and was forced to surrender and evacute.
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    The Battle of Gettysburg

    The Battle of Gettysburg was the largest battle of the American Civil War. It was foaught in and around the city of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.
  • The Battle of Little Bighorn

    The Battle of Little Bighorn was between the combined foces of the Lakota, Northern Cheyenne, and Arapharo tribes, against the United States Army.
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    The Years of the Great Depression

    The start of the Great Depression was caused when the stock market dropped. The following years it continued to fall up until the 1930s, which is when things began to get better.
  • Apollo 11 Moon Landing

    On this date a man named Neil Armstrong became the first American to step on the moon.
  • September 11th Attacks

    On September the 11th, three planes were taken over by terrorists. One plane crashed into a field in PA while heading towards the White House. While the second crashed into the Twin Towers and the other into the Pentagon.
  • Birthday

    I was born on September 14, 2001. This was only a few days after the Twin Towers fell.
  • The Inauguration of Barack Obama

    Barack Obama was inaugurated as the 44th president on Janurary 20, 2009.