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US History: VHS Summer: Echo Hoyt

  • Period: Jan 1, 1492 to


    This timeline is a representation of America between 1492 (Colonial America) and 1877. It will show important events and give detail on what happened in those events.
  • Oct 12, 1492

    Columbus lands in the New World

    Columbus lands in the New World
    Columbus, on a voyage to the East Indies, landed on an island in the New World. What he "discoverd" was what we know now as the Bahamas. Columbus thought that he was in the East Indies (Asia) when he landed, but he highly underestimated the size of the globe and was in a completely different place.
  • Jamestown

    Jamestown is the first English permanent settlement in the New World. It was funded by the Virgina Company of London. When the first settlers arrived there were 144 men that stepped ashore in the hopes of finding gold.
  • Michel-Guillaume de Crèvecoeur's Question

    Michel-Guillaume de Crèvecoeur's Question
    Michel-Guillaume de Crèvecoeur was a French settler in the American colonies. His question was, "What then is the American, this new man?" He asked this because unlike European countries there were many different types of settlers in America that there wasn't a single ethnicity to call them. This leads up to the question, "What is the true American Identity".
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    60 angry colonists went to protest at the British customs house, when they British called reinforcements the colonists became violent. Throwing things and at the guards and the reinforcements. Without warning the British began to shoot at the mob, without the comannd of their captain. Five men died and many were injured. In the dead was Crispus Attucks, a former slave who was now free in the North.
  • Lexington and Concord

    Lexington and Concord
    In the early morning British General Gage sent out his group of British soilders to Lexington to capture Sam Adams and JOhn Hancock. Gege's plan was foiled when spies spread news of the plan around. This is where Paul Revere's famous ride comes from. "One if by Land, Two if by Sea"
  • Capture of Fort Ticonderoga

    Capture of Fort Ticonderoga
    Fort Ticonderoga was a rotting fort left over from the French and Indian War. Benedict Arnold and Ethan Allen, leader of the Green Mountain Boys captured the very surprised and poorly manned British fort. The Green Mountain Boys were a group of men from modern day Vermont who were fighting against Britian. The picture is the image of the Green Mountain Boys flag, the flag is still used today by the Vermont National Guard.
  • Declaration Of Independence

    Declaration Of Independence
    America is now claiming its independence from Britian. The Declaration of Independence was reported on June 28th of 1776 and a vote for it was schelduled for July. The Declaration was a product of the Second Continental Congress. This is where John Hancock's signature became famous. I believe this is an idea rather than an event because it was a system of laws that were made instead of certain event that happend in time.
  • Revolutionary Change (again)

    Revolutionary Change (again)
    Though the Declaration is already on this timeline, I feel as if it should have a second place in here. Not only was the making and signing of the Declaration an event, but it was also an idea. An idea that made it possible for people to make their own form of government instead of being ruled by just on person, like a king.This idea lead to the formation of the American Government, which evetuallt lead to the Republican and Democratic parties.
  • Constitution Ratified

    Constitution Ratified
    The Constitution of the United States was signed and ratified. This was a list of laws and rules that were to be abided by, by all Americans.
  • Washington Elected President

    Washington Elected President
    George Washington is elected the first President Of the United States of America. He won with a total of 69 out of 69 votes. His election was recieved almost universally.
  • Thomas Jefferson elected President

    Thomas Jefferson elected President
    Jefferson was the 3rd President of the United States. He was a very contreversial president who was very contradictory.
  • Lewis and Clark's Expedition

    Lewis and Clark's Expedition
    Lewis and Clark and 50 other Americas journied west to find a route across the continent and make peace with the native americans to sour their relationship with the British.
  • Maine's Statehood

    Maine's Statehood
    Because of the Missouri Compromise, Maine is made a free state and Missouri is made a slave state. The Missouri comprimise was an idea that involved everybody. Pre- Civil War America had slave states and Free states, it also had people in a certain land that wanted to become a state. The idea was to keep the free and slave states even.
  • Denmark Vesey's failed slave revolt

    Denmark Vesey's failed slave revolt
    Vesey planned to kill evey white person in the south with the help if thousands of slaves and supporters of anti-slavery. His plan was found out and he was hanged, as were 40 other african-americans.
  • Seneca Falls Convention

    Seneca Falls Convention
    Many women went to the Senca Falls convention for womens rights. They believed that they had the same amount of rights as a man did. So they made the Declaration of Sentiments, 100 of the 300 guests signed it. This may seem like an event to some, but it was really an idea. A womens idea. Women wanted equal rights, so like the Constitution they had ideas as to what they deserved.
  • Uncle Tom's Cabin

    Uncle Tom's Cabin
    Harret Beecher Stowe's book sparked a fiery rage in many peoples hearts and minds after they read this book. Abraham LIncoln even said it was a book that started the Civil War.
  • The Sack of Lawrence

    The Sack of Lawrence
    About 800 men raided Lawerence, Kansas becasue it was a very prominent anti-slavery state. They killed and burned people and buildings. They basically destroyed the town.
  • Abraham Lincoln elected President

    Abraham Lincoln elected President
    Lincoln was elected President in 1860. This led to many changes in the United States. The south seceeded form the north becasue Lincoln was anti-slavery and they were afraid he would abolish it.
  • President Johnson Impeached

    President Johnson Impeached
    President Andrew Johnson became the first president to be impeached from office. Johnson was impeached because Congress didn't agree with his leniency on the Southern traders .Johnson had 7 articles of impeachment against him.
  • First Black Governor in America

    First Black Governor in America
    P.B.S. Pinchback became the first non-white and first African-American to become a governor in the United States of America.
    He was a Louisanna man who was very involved in the Republican Party there. He only held office for 35 days, but during that time 10 acts of Legislature became laws. He died in Washington in 1921.