US History: VHS Summer: Jessica Wright

  • Period: Jul 29, 1492 to

    US History: VHS Summer: Jessica Wright

    My timeline is starting from 1492 to 1877. It'll be based off the most important facts happening through those years.
  • Jan 11, 1502

    Spain legalized slave shipments to the Americas.

    Spain legalized slave shipments to the Americas.
    Spain legalized slave shipments to America. African Americans were forced to sit on a large boat with other blacks. They were shipped to do work for others.
  • Jul 29, 1531

    Spain invades Peru which ends the Inca civilization

    Spain invades Peru which ends the Inca civilization
    It was caused by the Spanish conquistadors and developed by the Monarchy of Spain through the administrators and missionaries. The motivations for colonial expansion were trade and the spread of the Christian faith through indigenous conversions.
  • Jamestown colony

    Jamestown colony
    144 English men and boys established the Jamestown colony, named after King James I. Many of the men spent their days searching for gold because the colonists were told that if they did not generate any wealth, financial support for their efforts would come to an end.
  • Pilgrims have first contact with Indian

    Pilgrims have first contact with Indian
    Pilgrims had their first impression of the Indians after there journey to America. A brave Indian walked into the Plymouth settlement. The Pilgrims were frightened until the Indian called out "Welcome" to them.
  • French and Indian War begins

    French and Indian War begins
    The French and Indian War, which is the name given to the massive conflict involving Austria, England, France, Great Britain, Prussia, and Sweden called the Seven Years War.
  • "Give me liberty, or give me death" speech

    "Give me liberty, or give me death" speech
    This speech was about gaining freedom. Patrick Henry wasnt giving up without a fight. He was going to get his freedom, or kill him.
  • George Washington signs the Declaration of Independence.

    George Washington signs the Declaration of Independence.
    George Washington signs the Declaration of Independence.
  • Articles of Confederation

    Articles of Confederation
    The Articles of Confederation was the first written constitution or plan of government of the United States of America. It specified how the national government was to operate.
  • Shay's Rebellion begins.

    Shay's Rebellion begins.
    It's the rebellion of the farmers because the government wouldnt pay them. The rebellion arose in Massachusetts in 1786, spread to other states, and culminated in the rebels' march.
  • Increased nationalism.

    Increased nationalism.
    Articles of Confederation proved inadequate, making the movement for a stronger national government. Under new constitution, Chief Justice John Marshall and the U.S. Supreme Court broadly define national powers.
  • David Walker

    David Walker
    He cited the four evils causing the greatest harm to African Americans as slavery, ignorance, Christianity, and colonization. Walker origniated radical abolitionism.
  • Andrew Jackson's presidency

    Andrew Jackson's presidency
    Andrew Jackson was elected by popular vote; as President he sought to act as the direct representative of the common man. His nickname was "Old Hickory" because "he was as tough as Old Hickory" which was a very tough wood. He was said to be the man of the people, represented and protecting the common man.
  • Indian Removal Act

    Indian Removal Act
    In 1830, a year after taking office, Jackson pushed a new piece of legislation called the "Indian Removal Act" through both houses of Congress. With these treaties, the Indians had to give up their lands east of the Mississippi in exchange for land to the west.
  • Manifest Destiny

    Manifest Destiny
    The American belief that the United States was destined to expand across the North American Continent from the Atlantic to the Pacific Ocean.
  • Finding gold in California

    Finding gold in California
    James Marshall innocently noticed a few shiny flecks in a California stream at Sutter's Mill. Word spread of gold and soon people from all over California flocked to it seeking instant fortune.
  • Fugitive slave law passed.

    Fugitive slave law passed.
    The reaction was incredible. Uncle Tom's Cabin sold 300,000 copies in the North. It was banned in most of the south, but it opened many American eyes.
  • Kansas Nebraska Act

    Kansas Nebraska Act
    The Kansas Nebraska Act created the territories of Kansas and Nebraska. It allowed settlers in the territories to chose if they wanted allow slavery within their boundaries.
  • Lincoln Douglas Debates

    Lincoln Douglas Debates
    The dabate was between Stephen Douglas and Abraham Lincoln. It was a campaign for a US Senate seat from Illinios. Although Lincoln would lose the Senate race in 1858, he would beat Douglas out in the 1860 race for the US Presidency.
  • 1.5 million free blacks in the southern states.

    1.5 million free blacks in the southern states.
    Some blacks paid for their freedom and others were let go because of manumission. Manumission is when the slave has outlived their usefulness and cant do as much stuff anymore.
  • The ku klux klan

    The ku klux klan
    This event started out in the 1860s and died out by early 1870s. Members of it wore white costumes: robes, masks, and conical hats, designed to be terrifying, and to hide their identities. They were groups who aimed at controlling African-Americans through violence and intimidation. It lead to massacres, lynching, rape, and pillaging. These groups were paramilitary forces serving all those who wanted white supremacy.
  • Fort Sumter

    Fort Sumter
    The command of the provisional Confederate forces at Charleston, South Carolina, demanded the surrender of the Union garrison of Fort Sumter in Charleston Harbor. Garrison commander Anderson refused. April 12, Confederates opened fire on the fort, which was unable to reply effectively. The bombardment of Fort Sumter was the opening engagement of the American Civil War.
  • Emancipation Proclamation

    Emancipation Proclamation
    President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation announcing, "that all persons held as slaves" within the rebellious areas "are, and henceforward shall be free." It applied only to states that had seceded from the Union.
  • Andrew Johnson

    Andrew Johnson
    Andrew Johnson became the 17th president of the United States in 1865. He was born in Raleigh, North Carolina. His father died when Johnson was only three years old, and he was raised by his mother. He became the most prominent War Democrat from the South and supported Lincoln's military policies during the American Civil War of 1861–1865.
  • Black Codes

    Black Codes
    Black Codes served as a way to control and inhibit the freedom of ex-slaves. Codes controlled the aspects of life and prohibited African Americans from the freedoms that had been won.
  • The 14th Amendment

    The 14th Amendment
    "All persons born or naturalized in the United States are citizens of the United States and of the state wherein they reside. No state shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any state deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws."
  • The 15th Amendment

    The 15th Amendment
    The Fifteenth Amendment states:
    "The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of race, color, or previous condition of servitude."