US History 1754- 1877: VHS Summer: Faith Fullerton

  • American Identity

    American Identity
    American identity is the idea of cultures, religions, race, sexes, languages all coming together to create a new identity. Diversity brought changes to all and together they created the American identity.
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  • Slavery In The New World

    Slavery In The New World
    The first African American slaves came to America via a Dutch ship. They landed in Jamestown in 1619. They were not considered slaves at that time, they were considered servants. They needed to work off their rights to freedom. However, in the years that followed, the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade came to pass bringing approximately 388,000 slaves to the new world.
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    US History 1754 - 1877

    This timeline represents historical events that took place in the United States. The timespan is between 1754 - 1877.
  • The American Revolution

    The American Revolution
    The Revolutionary War was fought between 1775 - 1783. The uprise started when the British Crown declared to raise taxes on the colonists. The colonists were not getting the same treatment as the British and so they waged a battle for their independence.
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  • American Independence

    American Independence
    On the morning of July 4, 1776, the Declaration of Independence was officially enacted. Finally, the United Colonies were free and independent states, free from the British Crown. The Crown would no longer control their money and their liberties. Freedom at last!
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  • The Fight for Human Equality

    The Fight for Human Equality
    The Declaration of Independence was a legal document that was created in 1776. It spoke of human equality, however, nearly 85 years later, the Civil War was fought for those same rights. I would say the fight for human equality still exists today.
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  • The Treaty of Paris

    The Treaty of Paris
    The Treaty of Paris ended the American Revolutionary War. Through this treaty, the British acknowledged the independence of the United States. The treaty abolished the colonial empire of Great Britain in North America. The treaty established U.S. boundaries.
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  • United States Constitution

    United States Constitution
    The United States Constitution was created 1787 but didn't go into effect until 1789. The Constitution consisted of 7 articles. Article 1 – The Legislative Branch. Article 2 – The Executive Branch. Article 3 – The Judicial Branch. Article 4 – The States. Article 5 – Amendment. Article 6 – Debts, Supremacy, Oaths. Article 7 – Ratification.
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  • George Washington

    George Washington
    George Washington was the commander and chief of the continental army. After retiring from the military. He became the first elected President of the United States. His term in office was 1789 - 1797. He died in 1799.
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  • Invention of the Cotton Gin

    Invention of the Cotton Gin
    The cotton gin was invented by Eli Whitney in 1792. It had teeth that removed nettlelike seeds. The production of cotton went from one pound a day to a thousand pounds a day.
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  • The Peculiar Institution

    The Peculiar Institution
    The Peculiar Institution was slavery. It started in America in 1619 and ended in 1865. Slaves were treated poorly, working long hard hours in the sun, feed unhealthy food and had poor living conditions.
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  • War of 1812

    War of 1812
    The War of 1812 was fought between 1812 - 1815. It was a conflict between the United States and the United Kingdom. This war is often referred to as "The Second War for Independence."
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  • Star Spangled Banner

    Star Spangled Banner
    The Star Spangled Banner was written in 1814 by Francis Scott Key. It brought nationalism to the United States. In 1931, Congress made it the United States National Anthem.
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  • Missouri Compromise

    Missouri Compromise
    The Missouri Compromise would allow Missouri to be admitted to the union as a slave state. However, it would be balanced by the admission of Maine a free state. Also, slavery would not be allowed from all new states in the Louisiana Purchase.
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  • Andrew Jackson Presidency

    Andrew Jackson Presidency
    Andrew Jackson was the 7th president of the United States. He served between 1829 - 1837. Jackson was a lawyer and a landowner. He became a national war hero after defeating the British in the War of 1812.
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  • The Mexican-American War

    The Mexican-American War
    The United States and Mexico went to war between 1846 - 1848. Some of the reasons for the war was the United States annexation of Texas. Also, the Americans' desire for California and other Mexican territories caused tension. The Americans took the offensive and attacked Mexico. The Americans won every major battle of the war.
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  • Gold in California

    Gold in California
    In 1848, James Marshall found flecks of gold in a California stream. Soon people from all over California and the east came to find a fortune. During the year, over 80,000 49ers came to California hoping to strike gold. Few will strike it rich, but most did not.
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  • Civil War

    Civil War
    After a long-standing battle over slavery, the north and south waged war. The war lasted from 1861-1865. It ended with a compromised and then the Reconstruction Era began.
  • The Emancipation Proclamation

    The Emancipation Proclamation
    The Emancipation Proclamation granted freedom to the slaves in the Confederate States, if the States did not return to the Union by January 1, 1863. In addition, under this proclamation, freedom would only come to the slaves if the Union won the war.
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  • The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln

    The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln
    The 16th president of the United States, Abraham Lincoln was assassinated on April 14, 1865. Lincoln was killed by an actor John Wilkes Booth. Lincoln was at Ford's Theatre in Washington, D.C. attending the play Our American Cousin.
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  • Era of Reconstruction

    Era of Reconstruction
    The Era of Reconstruction took place between 1865 - 1877. It included presidential, military and radical reconstruction. Also, it was integrating African Americans and upholding the 13th, 14th and 15th amendments of the Constitution.
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  • President Andrew Johnson Impeached

    President Andrew Johnson Impeached
    President Andrew Johnson was impeached from his presidency of on February 24, 1868. He was charged with "high crimes and misdemeanors", in accordance with Article Two of the United States Constitution. He was the first United States president to be impeached.
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