US History

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  • 20 BCE

    Compass

    Compass
    The compass was invented over 2000 years ago in Han dynasty China. They were made of lodestone which is a naturally magnetized stone.
  • 722

    The Battle of Covadonga

    The Battle of Covadonga
    Catholics take Iberian Peninsula
  • 850

    Gunpowder

    Gunpowder
    Gunpowder was invented by the Chinese and was originally used for fireworks. Until around 50 years later when people realized it could also be used as a weapon.
  • 1200

    The Iroquois Confederacy is formed

    The Iroquois Confederacy is formed
    Seneca, Cayuga, Onondaga, Oneida, and Mohawk became 5 nations united under the "Great Tree of Peace"
    Mohawk - "People of the Great Flint"
    Oneida - "People of the Standing Stone"
    Onondaga - "People of the Hills"
    Cayuga - "People of the Great Swamp”
    Seneca - "People of the Great Hill"
  • 1440

    The Printing Press

    The Printing Press
    The printing press was invented in Germany by Goldsmith Johannes Gutenburg. It allowed us to share large amounts of information quickly.
  • 1442

    Christopher Columbus

    Christopher Columbus
    Lands in the Bahamas
  • 1450

    The Iroquois League was established

    The Iroquois League was established
    Prior to the Europeans contact with the new world 5(which later became 6) indigenous tribes came together to form the Iroquois nation in what is now upstate NY Created by the nations Mohawk, Onondaga, Seneca, Oneida, and Cayuga
  • 1492

    The Columbian Exchange

    The Columbian Exchange
  • Period: 1499 to

    Early America

    Pre-contact
    Native American origin and cultures
    Early Exploration
    The Spanish
    The French
    The English
    Roanoke Island
    Jamestown
    Christopher Columbus
  • Roanoke

    Roanoke
  • Founding of Jamestown

    Founding of Jamestown
    The English colonies first permanent settlement in America. It was established in Virginia. It was name after their current King James I.
  • Virginia- No not me silly the state

    Virginia- No not me silly the state
    Founded as part of the original 13 colonies
  • The Great Epidemic

    The Great Epidemic
    North American small pox epidemic was responsible for 50-90% of native American deaths.
    Took place from 1617-19.
  • Land of the Free? Slavery Begins

    Land of the Free? Slavery Begins
  • Massachusetts

    Massachusetts
    Founded as part of the original 13 colonies
    Maine was originally a part of Massachusetts
  • Mayflower Landed in Plymouth

    Mayflower Landed in Plymouth
    The Plymouth Colony in Massachusetts Before leaving their ship 41 male passengers signed The Mayflower Compact. The Mayflower Compact was the first governing document of Plymouth Colony. (It was originally titled Agreement Between the Settlers of New Plymouth)
  • Dutch New Amsterdam (NYC)

    Dutch New Amsterdam (NYC)
  • New York

    New York
    Founded as part of the original 13 colonies
  • New Hampshire

    New Hampshire
    Founded as part of the original 13 colonies
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    The colonial period original inhabitants

    King Phillips war
    Bacons rebellion
    Mayflower compact
    First thanksgiving
    Plymouth colony
    Massachusetts Bay colony
    Benjamin Franklin
    The French and Indian war
  • Maryland

    Maryland
    Founded as part of the original 13 colonies
  • Freedom of Worship—Roger Williams

    Freedom of Worship—Roger Williams
    The first 20 enslaved Africans arrive in Jamestown, Virginia
  • Connecticut

    Connecticut
    Founded as part of the original 13 colonies
  • Rhode Island

    Rhode Island
    Founded as part of the original 13 colonies
  • Pequot war

    Pequot war
    The Europeans teamed up with other native tribes against the Pequot. It ended in the Mystic Massacre in which the Pequots had been completely wiped out. It took place from 1636-37. The Mystic Massacre was a rehearsal for, 40 years later, King Phillips war.
  • Swedish colonies in Delaware

    Swedish colonies in Delaware
  • Delaware

    Delaware
    Founded as part of the original 13 colonies
  • North Carolina

    North Carolina
    Founded as part of the original 13 colonies
  • Yearning to Breathe Free—Immigration

    Yearning to Breathe Free—Immigration
  • New Jersey

    New Jersey
    Founded as part of the original 13 colonies
  • South Carolina

    South Carolina
    Founded as part of the original 13 colonies
  • Near Disaster—King Philip’s War

    Near Disaster—King Philip’s War
    (Aka the Great Narragansett War or Metacomet) It was the Narragansetts last effort to stop English settlement on their native lands. It took place from 1675-76. It was a war that set the Native Americans and the British against each other.
  • Pennsylvania

    Pennsylvania
    Founded as part of the original 13 colonies
  • The Iroquois Nation/Six Nations

    The Iroquois Nation/Six Nations
    The Tuscarora joined the Iroquois Nation making it become more commonly known as the Six Nations
  • Georgia

    Georgia
    Founded as part of the original 13 colonies
  • Bering Strait ‘discovered’

    Bering Strait ‘discovered’
  • French and Indian war

    French and Indian war
    This war breaks out in north America and would pit the British and the natives their allied with and the French and their native allies this war would merge with a greater conflict known as the seven years war.
  • Seven Years War

    Seven Years War
    The French, British, and Spanish battled over colonies in the New World that lasted for 9 years. The french lost to the british and in 1763 with the signing of the treaties of Hubertusburg and Paris it was finally over.
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    Revolutionary America

    Stamp act published-1765
    Boston massacre-March 5, 1770
    Sons of Liberty a loosely organized secret society-1765 to 1776
    Boston tea party-1773
    Taxation and representation-1776
    First continental congress-October 22, 1774
    Common sense by Tomas Paine-1775 to 1776
    American revolution-1775
    Second continental Congress-May 10, 1775
    Paul revers ride-1775
    War of independence-1775 to 1783
    Yorktown-1781
    Treaty of Paris-1783
  • Liberty! The Boston Tea Party

    Liberty! The Boston Tea Party
    Why don't the British pronounce their t's?
    Because we spilled all of it!
    The colonist were unhappy with being taxed and felt they had a lack of representation in the law making but the tax put on tea was the last straw and in response dumped 342 chests of tea that was imported by the British East India Company into the harbor.
  • Fort Boonesborough

    Fort Boonesborough
    Fort Boonesborough was founded by Daniel Boone in Kentucky
  • We’re Outta Here—Declaring Independence

    We’re Outta Here—Declaring Independence
    The Declaration of Independence solidified the 13 American colonies separation from Great Britain. The Declaration was made almost in form of a breakup letter explaining why they were seeking independence and gave the colonists a base to build they're new government off of.
  • Game Changer—The Battle of Saratoga

    Game Changer—The Battle of Saratoga
    It was a huge turning point in the American revolution the outcome persuaded the French, Spanish and Dutch to join the colonists cause against a common enemy giving the colonist the upper hand for the first time.
  • Attack on Boonesville by the Shawnee

    Attack on Boonesville by the Shawnee
  • Battle of Yorktown

    Battle of Yorktown
    The last major battle of the American Revolutionary War.
  • Treaty of Paris

    Treaty of Paris
    Peace was achieved in the Treaty of Paris (1783) with Benjamin Franklin playing a prominent role.
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    The Young Republic

    Articles of confederation-1777
    Constitutional convention-1787
    Washington
    Hamilton and the federalist
    She’s rebellion-1786
    Jefferson and Republicans
    Eli Whitney
    Samuel Slater
    Alien and sedition acts
    Louisiana purchase
    Lewis and Clark
    War of 1812
    Treaty of Ghent
    Battle of New Orleans
  • Toward a Constitution—Shays’ Rebellion

    Toward a Constitution—Shays’ Rebellion
    Shay’s Rebellion was an armed uprising in Western Massachusetts made up of angry farmers led by Daniel Shay. They marched on local courthouses to prevent foreclosures on people’s farms and were easily defeated by state militia. Took place in and around Springfield and went on from 1786 and 1787.
  • The Constitutional Convention

    The Constitutional Convention
    Desire for a strong central government led to the Constitutional Convention in 1787. The completed document was submitted to the states for ratification. The Federalist Papers, largely the work of Alexander Hamilton, remains the most cogent analysis of the U.S. Constitution.
  • The Federalist Papers

    The Federalist Papers
    The Federalist Papers was series of 85 essays written by John Jay(5), James Madison(29), and Alexander Hamilton(51) in 1788, urging the ratification of the United States Constitution, which had been debated and drafted at the Constitutional Convention.
  • Samuel Slater—The Industrial Revolution

    Samuel Slater—The Industrial Revolution
    Samuel Slater aka the "Father of the American Industrial Revolution" though he was in UK better known as "Slater the Traitor" for introducing the first water-powered cotton mill to the American colonies. This was a big deal because at the time Britain had banned the export of any industrial machinery or designs which he got around by memorizing the machine schematics before traveling to America in 1789. What he did boosted the textile industry which was important for the Industrial Revolution.
  • Peaceful Transfer—The Election of 1800

    Peaceful Transfer—The Election of 1800
  • Louisiana Purchase

    Louisiana Purchase
  • Supreme Authority—Marbury v. Madison

    Supreme Authority—Marbury v. Madison
  • On the Move—Transportation Revolution

    On the Move—Transportation Revolution
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    Expansion,Political Reform, and Turmoil

    First industrial revolution
    Andrew Jackson
    Nat Turner rebellion
    Emerson
    Longfellow
    Whitman
    Manifest destiny
    The Alamo
    Frederick Douglass
    California gold rush
    Compromise of 1850
    Dred Scott
  • One Man, One Vote—Expanding Suffrage

    One Man, One Vote—Expanding Suffrage
    The state of Indiana abolished all restrictions on voting rights for white men inspiring other states to ditch the property requirements as well.
  • Reborn—The Second Great Awakening

    Reborn—The Second Great Awakening
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    Sectional controversy, War, and Recunstruction

    Slavery
    Underground Railroad
    Lincoln
    Civil war
    Gettysburg
    13th amendment Radical Republicans
    Reconstruction
  • The Righteous Crusade—Abolition

    The Righteous Crusade—Abolition
    August 22,1831 the bloodiest slave revolt in American history took place. This event cause much controversy about the abolishment of slavery not that there wasn't a lot already but inspired the south to hold a harsher stance against abolitionists.
  • What’s New? The Communication Revolution

    What’s New? The Communication Revolution
  • The Ultimate American Game—Baseball

    The Ultimate American Game—Baseball
  • Land and Gold—The Mexican War

    Land and Gold—The Mexican War
  • Go West, Young Man! The Homestead Act

    Go West, Young Man! The Homestead Act
  • Terrible Reality—The Battle of Antietam

    Terrible Reality—The Battle of Antietam
  • Ida B. Wells

    Ida B. Wells
    Ida B. Wells-Barnett, in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, was a prominent journalist, civil-rights activist, and researcher.
  • Mary Church Terrell

    Mary Church Terrell
  • Equal Protection—The 14th Amendment

    Equal Protection—The 14th Amendment
    The 14th amendment was ratified.
    The 14th amendment granted citizenship to all people "born or naturalized in the United States" and provided all citizens with “equal protection under the laws”
  • Open Spaces—The National Parks

    Open Spaces—The National Parks
  • Bloody Sunday—Ending Reconstruction

    Bloody Sunday—Ending Reconstruction
    March 25, 1873 Easter Sunday a group of armed African Americans guarded the courthouse at which the Kellogg's administration was declaring 2 republicans the winners. A large force of armed white democrats massacred them and the court house
  • How the West Was Won and Lost—Custer

    How the West Was Won and Lost—Custer
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    Second Industrial Revolution

    Railroad Era
    Thomas Edison
    Nikola Tesla
    Henry Ford
    George Westinghouse
    Immigration
    Labor Movement
    Sherman Antitrust Act
    Closing the Frontier
    Spanish American war
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    Political Reform II

    Populist Party
    Jim Crow laws
    Mark Twain
    Theodore Roosevelt
    Taft
    Wilson
  • The First Red Scare—Haymarket

    The First Red Scare—Haymarket
  • The End of Isolation—War with Spain

    The End of Isolation—War with Spain
  • The Promised Land—The Great Migration

    The Promised Land—The Great Migration
  • That Damned Cowboy! Theodore Roosevelt

    That Damned Cowboy! Theodore Roosevelt
  • The Second Transportation Revolution

    The Second Transportation Revolution
  • The Scourge of the South—Hookworm

    The Scourge of the South—Hookworm
  • Pauli Murray

    Pauli Murray
  • Bayard Rustin

    Bayard Rustin
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    War, Prosperity, and Depression

    Big Stick Diplomacy
    Panama Canal
    World War I
    Versailles
    The Negro leagues
    League of Nations
    Black Sox Scandal
    Harding scandals
    Charles Lindbergh
    Stock Market Crash
    Babe Ruth
    Amelia Earhart
  • Votes for Women! The 19th Amendment

    Votes for Women! The 19th Amendment
    On January 11,1917 Alice Paul founder of the National Women's Party began with the party to picket the white house. They were arrested and many went on a hunger strike and were abused and force fed. News of there mistreatment spread creating public outrage.
  • Strikes and Bombs—The Year of Upheaval

    Strikes and Bombs—The Year of Upheaval
  • 19th Amendment-Ratified

    19th Amendment-Ratified
    Women were given the right to vote.
  • Malcolm X

    Malcolm X
  • Bold Experimentation—The New Deal

    Bold Experimentation—The New Deal
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    The Mew Deal & World War II

    Franklin D Roosevelt
    First 100 days
    Albert Einstein
    Manhattan Project
    J Edgar Hoover
    War in Europe
    Adolf Hitler
    The Holocaust
    Jesse Owens
    Pearl Harbor
    World War II
    War in Pacific
    Rosie the Riveter
    Truman and the Bomb
  • Einstein’s Letter—The Manhattan Project

    Einstein’s Letter—The Manhattan Project
  • Julian Bond

    Julian Bond
  • Surprise—The Battle of Midway

    Surprise—The Battle of Midway
  • The Land of Lawns—Suburbanization

    The Land of Lawns—Suburbanization
  • The Berlin Airlift and the Cold War

    The Berlin Airlift and the Cold War
  • Tuning In—The Birth of Television

    Tuning In—The Birth of Television
  • The Power to Choose—The Pill

    The Power to Choose—The Pill
    In 1960 the FDA announced the formal approval of birth control for contraceptive use. this was a game changer for married women as they could now hold a job without the risk of becoming pregnant.
  • Showdown in Birmingham—Civil Rights

    Showdown in Birmingham—Civil Rights
    A busy year...
    in April Eugene "Bull" Connor ordered the Birmingham fire department to break up protesters by using the fire hoes turned on high pressure and police to bring dogs to bite and scare protesters this gain news coverage
    President JFK was moved enough by the protesters that he called for a new civil rights act on June 11 he delivered a national address calling for a new federal civil rights legislation
    Kennedy was assassinated in November
  • Losing Vietnam—The Tet Offensive

    Losing Vietnam—The Tet Offensive
  • Disaster—The Birth of Environmentalism

    Disaster—The Birth of Environmentalism
  • The Post: Pentagon Papers

    The Post: Pentagon Papers
    Published in the NY Times/Washington Post
  • An Age of Crisis—Watergate

    An Age of Crisis—Watergate
  • The Digital Age—The Personal Computer

    The Digital Age—The Personal Computer
  • First Female Supreme Court Justice

    First Female Supreme Court Justice
    Sandra Day O'Connor was appointed by republican President Ronald Regan gaining international recognition as the first woman to serve as a U.S. Supreme Court justice!
  • Ibram X. Kendi

    Ibram X. Kendi
    Ibram Xolani Kendi is an American author, professor, anti-racist activist, and historian of race and discriminatory policy in America. Author of "How to be an Anti-Racist"
  • Collapse—The End of the Cold War

    Collapse—The End of the Cold War
  • Ruth Bader Ginsburg-2nd women to serve on the Supreme Court

    Ruth Bader Ginsburg-2nd women to serve on the Supreme Court
    The Notorious RBG was an American lawyer and jurist who served as an associate justice of the Supreme Court from 1993 to 2020 and was a bad*** equal rights activist!
  • The Age of Terror—The 9/11 Attacks

    The Age of Terror—The 9/11 Attacks
    Four coordinated terrorist attacks targeting the World Trade Center (AA 11 and UA 175) The Pentagon (AA 77) U.S. Capitol/the White House by the Wahhabi Islamist terrorist group Al-Qaeda against the United States on the morning of Tuesday, September 11, 2001
  • Brumblin is announced winner of the House Hunt

    It was close as legendaw had gotten a hold of one of Brumblins artifacts than with Pandor stealing from ledgendaw Brumblin was push back to 3rd but the game wasn't over yet. With Lilah's amazing kick she managed to score a goal winning the soccer event and soon after aliyah's quick wit in chess would send us back into the running. Last but not least Chris's speed would gain us the last artifact of the Hunt.
  • President Christopher "Chips" Carrara

    President Christopher "Chips" Carrara
    President Christopher "Chips" Carrara is sworn in with VP Virginia Steen
  • Line of Succession

    Line of Succession
    After President Christopher "Chips" Carrara was mysteriously assassinated, with an ax... President Virginia Steen is sworn into office almost immediately.