Us histroy

US History: VHS Summer - Annabelle Erdmann

  • Period: 1492 to

    US History

    A timeline of the history of the US. Includes some of the most important dates from 1492-1877.
  • Signing of the Mayflower Compact

    Signing of the Mayflower Compact
    The signing of the Mayflower Compact was so important because it was a step closer to establishing a government. The Pilgrims were determined to establish a new world, by creating a set of temporary laws.
  • The First Thanksgiving

    The First Thanksgiving
    The first Thanksgiving is so important to us because it is now a national holiday we celebrate every year in America. The first Thanksgiving was celebrated by the Pilgrims of the Plymouth Colony, who had survived the journey on the Mayflower, and 90 Wampanoag Indians to celebrate the successful fall harvest.
  • The Great Awakening

    The Great Awakening
    The Great Awakening was a religion revival movement that affected the English colonies in America in the 1730's and 1740's. This happened during a time of a growth of religious passion and when the idea of secular rationalism was being emphasized.
  • The Trial of John Peter Zenger

    The Trial of John Peter Zenger
    John Peter Zenger was accused of libel in 1733, which was publishing information that was opposed to the government. This trial was an important step towards freedom for American colonists.
  • The First Continental Congress

    The First Continental Congress
    First met in 1774, "The First Continental Congress that met in Philadelphia was a bold, new, all-colony assembly that drew leaders from all of the 13 colonies except Georgia. As its name suggests, its purpose was to act on a continental scale." (
  • Antifederalists

    A group of leaders who opposed the ratification of the Constitution.
  • Federalism

    "A strong central government"( The supporters of the proposed Constitution were called "Federalists".
  • The Signing of the Constitution

    The Signing of the Constitution
    The signing of the Constitution of the United States took place at the Constitutional Center in Philadelphia by 38 of 41 delegates
  • Jeffersonian America

    Jeffersonian America
    An idea of democracy. It addresses critical social, political, cultural, issues faced within the young Americans when establishing a nation
  • The Underground Railroad

    The Underground Railroad
    The Underground Railroad helped activists help slaves find the light of freedom.
  • Jefferson's Election

    Jefferson's Election
    Thomas Jefferson was elected third president between October 31 to December 3, 1800. Jefferson wanted to defeat the federalists which ended their attempt to lead America more conservative.
  • Nationalism

    Nationalism is a form of government that includes cultural, ethnic, and civic aspects that distinguishes and identifies a political nation/community. The U.S. had developed nationalism.
  • The Second War for American Independence

    The Second War for American Independence
    The Second War for American Independence was to fight the British and Indian Allies. Was both a turning point in the development of the independence of the United States, and a complete military and political disaster.
  • The Southern Code

    The Southern Code
    A code that was used to address both women and men behaviors in the South.
  • The Founding of the New England Anti-Slavery Society

    The Founding of the New England Anti-Slavery Society
    Founded by William Lloyd Garrison in 1833. He had received much support from Europeans, and was known as a global crusader. "I am in earnest — I will not equivocate — I will not excuse — I will not retreat a single inch — AND I WILL BE HEARD," -William Lloyd Garrison.
  • Slave Codes

    Slave Codes
    During the time of slavery, many states passed a Slave Code "which outlined the rights of slaves and the acceptable treatment and rules regarding slaves."
  • The Mexican-American War

    The Mexican-American War
    The Mexican-American War broke out in 1846. It resulted in America winning and recieving territory from Texas, California, and New Mexico. Mexico had lost half of it's territory.
  • Gold in California

    Gold in California
    Gold was found in California by James Marshal in January 1848. The year after, over 80,000 people came to California to find some themselves.
  • The Dred Scott Decision

    The Dred Scott Decision
    The Dred Scott Decision was when Dred Scott sued for his freedom in the case of Dred Scott vs. Sandford. The case had been about if slavery should be permitted in new territories.
  • Fort Sumter

    Fort Sumter
    South Carolina seceded from the Union on December 20th, 1860. Shortly after, 68 troops fled to Fort Sumter, an island of South Carolina. This was where the first engagement of the Civil War took place.
  • The Reconstruction

    The Reconstruction
    The Reconstruction was a period of time in America after the Civil War that was for the rebuilding of the United States. It addressed problems of slavery, political, social and economical problems.
  • Presidential Impeachment

    Presidential Impeachment
    Andrew Johnson was the first president to become impeached in Spring of 1868. Although he helped defeat the South, he violated the Tenure of Office Act, and was voted impeached by The House vote.