US History Timeline 1492-2011 Remi French and Cali Gordon

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  • Oct 12, 1492

    Columbus "Discovers" America

    October 12 1492 Columbes landed his ship on North America.
  • Jun 24, 1497

    John Cabot claims North America for England

    He discovered of parts of North America and he is usually known to have been the first European to encounter the continent of North America since the Norse Vikings in the eleventh century.
  • Jan 1, 1534

    Jacques Cartier explores the Great Lakes and the the St. Lawrence River

    He was a French explorer who was the first person to map and describe the Great Lakes and the the St. Lawrence River.
  • Virginia colony of Roanoke Island established by Walter Raleigh

    Walter Raleigh established Roanoke colony in order to keep his colonization rights.
  • Captain John Smith explorer and founder of Jamestown

    John Smith was a founder, settler, and explorer of Jamestown. He aslo was a trained soldier who led expiditions around Jamestown.
  • First Slaves

    Twenty slaves in Virginia Africans brought to Jamestown are the first slaves imported into Britain’s North American colonies. Like indentured servants, they were probably freed after a fixed period of service.
  • Mayflower Compact

    This compact temporarily created a Govermnment for the colonists.
  • first public school (boston latian school)

    classes were held in the home of the first headmaster, Philemen Pormont
  • Slave Trade Starts

    Colonial North America's slave trade begins when the first American slave carrier, desire, is built and launched in Massachusetts.
  • first college

    the first college was Harvard
  • English Bill of Rights

    This Bill entitled that the people could petition the King/Queen without fear of avengement.
  • Ben Franklin Invented Lightning Rod

    It conducts the lightning to the ground.
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    French & Indian War

    This is when the French and the Native Americans teamed up to try to take down the Brittish.
  • Proclamation of 1763 by King George III

    In 1763 this Proclamation was used to start Great Britians Empire in North America.
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    Stamp Act

    The Stamp Act was when the Britih Parlement started taxing the British colonists.
  • santa clause

    loved icon all over the world
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    Revolutionary War

    This was the war that set America free from the Brittish.
  • Declaration of Independence

    The purpose Declaration of Independence was that it stated that we are free from the British Government and no longer a part of it.
  • All Slaves Freed

    Vermont is 1st colony to free all slaves.
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    Articles of Confederation

    The founding 13 states established the United States of America confrederation of sovereign states and it served as the first constitution.
  • Constitution

    This document is the law of the land of the United States of America.
  • Delaware was added to the Union

    Named after De La Warr, a Virginia Governor.
  • Pennsylvania was added to the Union

    This is the Keystone state.
  • New Jersey was added to the Union

    New Jersey is a penninsula.
  • Georgia was added to the Union

    Georgia is the first in peanut production.
  • Connecticut was added to the Union

    Thier state insect is the praying mantis.
  • Massachusetts was added to the Union

    Four U.S. presidents were born in here.
  • Maryland was added to the Union

    The capital is Annapolis.
  • South Carolina was added to the Union

    The area of the state covers 32,007 square miles.
  • New Hampshire was added to the Union

    The first potato ever planted was planted here.
  • Virginia was added to the Union

    The state nickname is "Old Dominion".
  • New York was added to the Union

    The first American chess tournament was played in New York.
  • George Washington, 1789-1797

    He was our first president of the united statse. George Washington was born on February 22, 1732 in Virginia.
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    George Washington became President

    He was the only Founding Father to free his slaves.
  • North Carolina was added to the Union

    The first miniature golf course was built in Fayetteville.
  • 1790 Census

    4 million
  • Rhode Island was added to the Union

    Rhode Island is the smallest state.
  • Vermont

    Vermont is the home of Ben and Jerry's.
  • Bill of Rights

    Bill of Rights is the compiled name for the first 10 amendments.
  • Kentucky was added to the Union

    The first enamel bathtub was created in Louisville.
  • 11th Amendment

    The 11th amendment states that citizen of one state can't sue another state in court.
  • Tennessee was added t the Union

    Tennessee has more than 3,800 caves.
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    John Adams beacme President

    He was a lawyer.
  • 1800 Census

    5.3 million
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    Thomas Jefferson became President

    He founded the Universery of Virgina.
  • Ohio was added to the Union

    Cincinnati Reds were the first professional baseball team.
  • 12th Amendment

    This amendment is telling you how you elect the President and the Vice President to office.
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    James Madison became President

    He is the smallest President a 5 feet 4 inches.
  • 1810 Census

    7.2 million
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    War of 1812

    This war was for several reasons including restriction of trade.
  • Louisiana was added to the Union

    Louisiana was named after King Louis XIV.
  • Indiana was added to the Union

    The Indiana Gazette Indiana's first newspaper was published.
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    James Monroe became President

    He had three children.
  • Mississippi was added to the Union

    Greenwood is called the Cotton Capital of the World.
  • Illinois was added to the Union

    The first aquarium was opened in Chicago.
  • Alabama was added to the Union

    The pecan is the state nut.
  • 1820 Census

    9.6 million
  • Maine was added to the Union

    Maine has over 2000 islands.
  • Missouri was added to the Union

    The state musical instrument is the fiddle.
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    John Quincy Adams became President

    His father, John Adams, was President.
  • Graham Cracker was Invented

    It was created for a vegetarian diet.
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    Andrew Jackson became President

    He was orphaned.
  • 1830 Census

    12.8 million
  • Indian Removal Act

    This Act forced all Native American people to live in the southeastern parts of the United States.
  • oberlin college

    the first college to accept women
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    Texas Revolutionary War

    This was a war against Mexico and we won the state from them.
  • oberlin college

    the first college to accept blacks
  • Arkansas was added to the Union

    Quartz is the official state rock.
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    Martin Van Buren became President

    He was the first Dutch President.
  • Michigan was added to the Union

    Detroit is know all over the world for the production of cars.
  • u of m

    a college known for its medical teachings
  • Charles Goodyear Invented Vulcanized Rubber

    It is used for hockey pucks.
  • 1840 Census

    17 million
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    William Henry Harrison became President

    He was the first President to die in office.
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    John Tyler became President

    He died of a stroke.
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    James Knox Polk became President

    He had a pet horse.
  • baseball

    loved sport
  • Florida was added to the Union

    The largest lake is Lake Okeechobee
  • Texas was added to the Union

    The state was once an independant nation.
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    1846 - 1848 Mexican American War

    This was the war that ended all conflict with Mexico.
  • Iowa was added to the Union

    Dubuque is the oldest city in the state.
  • Doughnut was Invented

    It is a fried dough food.
  • Wisconsin was added to the Union

    Is known commonly as the cheese state.
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    Zachary Taylor became President

    He died of heat stroke.
  • 1850 Census

    23 million
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    Millard Fillmore became President

    He was a farmer.
  • California was added to the Union

    There are more turkeys raised in California than in an other state.
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    Franklin Pierce became President

    He was a military aide.
  • michigan state

    a college known for its veternairy teachings
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    James Buchanan became President

    He never married.
  • Hymen Lipman Invented Pencil Eraser

    It erases graphite from paper.
  • Minnesota was added to the Union

    The stapler was invented in Spring Valley.
  • Oregon was added to the Union

    The Chinook salmon is the state fish.
  • 1860 Census

    31.4 million
  • Benjamin Tyler Henry Invented Repeating Rifle

    It made reloading faster and easier.
  • William Schrafft Invented Jelly Bean

    The jelly bean is a bean-shaped candy.
  • Richard Gatling Invented Machine Gun

    This was the first machine gun to be manufactured and used in war.
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    American Civil War

    A big thing that we got from this war was the abolishment of slavery.
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    Abraham Lincoln became President

    He was the tallest President at 6 foot 4 inches.
  • Kansas was added to the Union

    It used to be against the law to serve ice cream on cherry pie.
  • James Caleb Jackson Invented Breakfast Cereal

    Is a food made from processed grains and usually eaten with milk.
  • West Virginia was added to the Union

    The state animal is the black bear.
  • Nevada was added to the Union

    Area 51 is located in Nevada.
  • Slaves Get Freed

    The 13th amendment is put in place.
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    Andrew Johnson became President

    He was a democrate.
  • Nebraska was added to the Union

    Spam is made in Fremont.
  • 14th Amendment

    This amendment said that blacks couldn't be citizens.
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    Ulysses Simpson Grant became President

    He loved to swim.
  • american football

    loved sport played by a lot of poeple around the world
  • soccer

    loed sport played by a lot of people around the world
  • 1870 Census

    38.6 million
  • African Americans' Can Vote

    African Americans’ have the Right to Vote.
  • 15th Amendment

    This amendment allows any race to vote.
  • Levi Strauss Invented Jeans

    He created denim blue jeans for a durable work pant.
  • Colorado was added to the Union

    They have 222 state wildlife areas.
  • Seth Wheeler Invented Toilet Paper

    Albany Perforated Wrapping Paper Co. were the first to sell Seth Wheeler's toilet paper on a roll.
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    Rutherford Birchard Hayes became President

    He was the first President to use a telephone.
  • Thomas Alva Edison Invented Light Bulb

    The lightt bulb was used to create light even when it is dark so that you can see at night.
  • 1880 Census

    50.1 million
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    Chester Alan Arthur became President

    He enjoyed fishing.
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    James Abram Garfield became President

    He was assasinated.
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    Grover Cleveland became President

    His nickname was "Uncle Jumbo".
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    Grover cleveland

    June 24, 1908 was when he died
  • John S. Pemberton Invented Coca-Cola

    It was invented as a cure to addiction of morphine.
  • softball

    loved sport played by a lot of people around the world
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    Benjamin Harrison

    he died march13, 1901
  • North Dakota was added to the Union

    Milk is the official state drink.
  • South Dakota was added to the Union

    The state bird is the ring-necked pheasant.
  • Montana was added to the Union

    The state animal is the grizzly bear.
  • Washington was added to the Union

    Microsoft head quarters is in Redmond.
  • 1890 Census

    62.9 million
  • William Phelps Eno Invented the Stop Sign

    The first stop sign ever implamented was in Detroit, MI.
  • Idaho was added to the Union

    It is the 13 largest state.
  • Wyoming was added to the Union

    It has the lowest population of all the states.
  • cmu

    a college known for its tradition of black history mounth in February is black history month. On campus there are several activities honoring the achievements of black leaders.
  • Nikola Tesla Invented the Radio

    Nikola Tesla worked at Edison Machine Works.
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    Grover Cleveland

    he was elected twice
  • volleyball

    loved sport all around the world
  • Utah was added to the Union

    Utah was first explored for the Spanish by Franciscan Friars Escalante and Dominguez in 1776
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    William Mckenley

    he was born on january 29 1843
  • 1900 Census

    76.2 Million
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    Theodore Roosevelt, 1901 1909

    he was the first president to travel outside of the united states
  • Oklahoma

    In 1998, a life size statue of a cattle drive, titled "On the Chisholm Trail," was set in place in Duncan as a monument to the American Cowboy.
  • Oklahoma was added to the Union

    The state tree is the redbud tree.
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    William Howard Taft, 1909-1913

    he was born september 15 1857 in cincinnati, ohio
  • 1910 Census

    92.2 million
  • New Mexico was added to the Union

    Santa Fe is the highest capital city in the United States at 7,000 feet above sea level.
  • Arizona was added to the Union

    Adopted in 1917, the lower half of the flag is a blue field. The upper half is divided into thirteen equal segments, six light yellow and seven red. In the center of the flag is a copper-colored five-point star. The red and the blue are the same shades as the flag of the United States of America, and it measures four feet high and six feet wide.
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    Woodrow Wilson

    nickname"schoolmaster in politics"
  • 16th Amendment

    This amendment allowed Congress to charge federal income taxes.
  • 17th Amendment

    This amendment says that the Senators will be elected by vote.
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    World War 1

    This war took down forign empires and created new countries.
  • 18th Amendment

    This amendment states that no alcohol can be sold, transported, or made in the United States.
  • 1920 Census

    106 million
  • 19th Amendment

    This amendment allows women to vote.
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    Warren Gamaliel Harding

    died august 2 1993
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    Calvin Coolidge

    Born:July 4, 1872, Plymouth Notch, Vermont
  • Mickey Mouse

    loved show all around the world
  • bubble gum

    gum with flavor and you can create bubbles with it
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    Herbert Clark Hoover,

    he was a democrat
  • 1930 Census

    123 million
  • elactric guitar

    guitar that is pluged into an amplifier
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    Franklin Delano Roosevelt

    He was a lawyer
  • 20th Amendment

    This amendment states that there will be a timespan for you to be in federal office.
  • 21st Amendment

    This amendment repealed the 18th amendment. This allowed alcohol to be created, sold, and transported in the United States.
  • Soft serve ice cream

    ice cream that is smooth
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    World War 2

    This war created the United Nations and showed how much power the U.S.A. had.
  • 1940 Census

    132 million
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    Harry S. Truman

    He was a soldier
  • video game

    an electronic game with video cards
  • cable tv

    tv with more accesible channels
  • 1950 Census

    151 million
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    Korean War

    This war is actually still going on but a cease-fire armistice was signed July 27, 1953.
  • 22nd Amendment

    This amendment states that each persidential term can be no longer that 2 years.
  • barcode

    a code that defins an item
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    Dwight David Eisenhower

    his nickname was "Ike"
  • video tape

    a tape that holds a video
  • Alaska was added to the Union

    Alaska is larger than the next four largest states combined!
  • Hawaii was added to the Union

    Hawaii is called the Island of Flowers.
  • 1960 Census

    179.3 million
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    Vietnam War

    In this war the communists won and took over Vietnam.
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    John Fitzgerald Kennedy

    He was killed on November 22, 1963
  • 23rd Amendment

    This amendment allows citizens in the District of Columbia to vote for electors for President and Vice President
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    Lyndon Baines Johnson

    During World War II he served briefly in the Navy as a lieutenant commander.
  • computer mouse

  • 24th Amendment

    This amendment prohibits a tax for voting.
  • bufflo wings

    a wing that is spicy
  • CD

    a disk that holds music
  • Minicomputer

    small version of a computer
  • 25th Amendment

    This amendment says that if the President is unable to be in office the Vice President will take his place.
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    Richard Milhous Nixon

    He and his mom both had the same middle name of Milhous.
  • 1970 Census

    203 million
  • 26th Amendment

    This amendment states that the voting age is 18 years old.
  • email

    contacting use on the internet
  • cel phone

    handy device
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    Gerald Rudolph Ford

    He was a lawyer.
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    James Earl Carter, Jr.

    He was a farmer.
  • 1980 Census

    226.5 million
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    Ronald Wilson Reagan

    He was an actor
  • laptop

  • Nintendo Entertainment System

    loved electronic device
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    George Herbert Walker Bush,

    His nickname is "Poppy"
  • 1990 Census

    248.7 million
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    Persian Gulf War

    Iraq invaded Kuwait and we went to help them.
  • 27th Amendment

    This amendment prohibits any law to increase or decrease Congresses salaries.
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    William Jefferson Clinton became president

    He graduated from Georgetown University 1968
  • 2000 Census

    281.4 million
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    George Walker Bush became president

    He graduated from Yale University 1968
  • ipod

    very much loved electronic device
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    US Invasion of Afghanistan

    We invaded Afghanistan to hunt down and destory the Al-Qaeda terrorist organization.
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    Invasion of Iraq

    We helped Iraq establish a new govenment.
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    Barak Obama

    The United States Government's credit rating has, for the first time in it's history, been downgraded from AAA to AA+
  • 2010 Census

    308.7 million
  • Eli Whitney Invented Cotton Gin

    A machine that made it easier to seperate cotton fibers.