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US History: VHS Summer: Leanne Quinones

  • Period: Jul 27, 1492 to

    Colonial America-1877

    This is my timeline. It includes events and ideas from 1492-1877.
  • Jamestown Colony founded

    Jamestown Colony founded Jamestown (named after King James I), founded on May 14 1607, was the site of the first permanent English settlement in the Americas. The settlers came with one priority on mind: gold. Many of the men spent their days vainly searching for gold. In result, the colonists spent little time farming, and food supplies began to diminish.
  • The Middle Passage

    The Middle Passage The Middle Passage was the stage of the triangular trade in which millions of people from Africa were taken to the New World, as part of the Atlantic slave trade. Conditions were harsh on the ship and many of the slaves died of disease, starvation, and simply despair. The dead bodies were thrown overboard. Before reaching the West Indies, the slaves were fed and cleaned in the hopes of bringing a high price on the block.
  • Stamp Act

    Stamp Act The Stamp Act was a tax imposed on all American colonists. It required them to pay a tax on every piece of printed paper they used such as ship's papers, legal documents, licenses, newspapers, other publications, and even playing cards. The money collected by the Stamp Act was to be used to help pay the costs of defending and protecting the American frontier near the Appalachian Mountains.
  • The Boston Massacre

    The Boston Massacre On March 5, 1770, a horde of about 60 angry townspeople descended upon the guard at the custom house. When reinforcements were called, the crowd became more disorderly and began to throw objects such as rocks and snowballs. The British then fired without Captain Thomas Preston’s command, taking the lives of five men including Crispus Attucks, a former slave. Others were injured in addition.
  • Declaration of Independence The Declaration of Independence was a statement adopted by the Continental Congress on July 4, 1776, which announced that the thirteen American colonies then at war with Great Britain regarded themselves as independent states, and no longer a part of the British Empire.
  • Federalism A system of government in which power is divided between a central authority and constituent political units.
  • Shays' Rebellion

    Shays' Rebellion Shays' Rebellion was an armed uprising in central and western Massachusetts from 1786 to 1787. The rebellion started on August 31, 1786, over financial difficulties. Local sheriffs seized many farms and some farmers who couldn't pay their debts were put in prison. These conditions led to the first major armed rebellion in the post-Revolutionary United States.
  • The Election of 1800

    The Election of 1800 The Election of 1800 between John Adams and Thomas Jefferson was an emotional and hard-fought campaign. Each side believed that victory by the other would ruin the nation. Federalists attacked Jefferson as an un-Christian deist whose sympathy for the French Revolution would bring similar bloodshed and chaos to the United States. On the other side, the Democratic-Republicans denounced the strong centralization of federal power under Adams's presidency.
  • Lewis and Clark Expedition

    Lewis and Clark Expedition In May 1804, a group of 50 Americans led by Meriwether Lewis and William Clark, headed northwest along the Missouri River from St. Louis. Their varied instructions reveal the multiple goals that Jefferson hoped the expedition could accomplish. While trying to find a route across the continent, they were also expected to make detailed observations of the natural resources and geography of the west.
  • The Indian Removal Act

    The Indian Removal Act Jackson, both as a military leader and as President, pursued a policy of removing Indian tribes from their ancestral lands. This relocation would make room for settlers and often for speculators who made large profits from the purchase and sale of land.
  • Transcendentalism Transcendentalism is a group of ideas in literature and philosophy that developed in the 1830's and 1840's as a protest against the general state of culture and society. Founded by Ralph Waldo Emerson.
  • Manifest Destiny Manifest Destiny was the 19th century American belief that the United States was destined to expand across the North American continent, from the Atlantic Seaboard to the Pacific Ocean
  • The Mexican-American War

    The Mexican-American War The Mexican–American War was an armed conflict between the United States and Mexico from 1846 to 1848 in the wake of the 1845 U.S. annexation of Texas. The Mexican-American War was formally concluded by the Treaty of Guadalupe-Hidalgo.
  • Seneca Falls Convention

    Seneca Falls Convention The Seneca Falls Convention was an early and influential women's rights convention held in Seneca Falls, New York, July 19–20, 1848. The meeting spanned two days and six sessions, and included a lecture on law, a humorous presentation, and multiple discussions about the role of women in society.
  • The Kansas-Nebraska Act

    The Kansas-Nebraska Act The Kansas-Nebraska Act was passed by the U.S. Congress on May 30, 1854. It allowed people in the territories of Kansas and Nebraska to decide for themselves whether or not to allow slavery within their borders. The Kansas-Nebraska Act of 1854 may have been the single most significant event leading to the Civil War.
  • Manumission The voluntary emancipation of a slave by a slaveowner.
  • The Underground Railroad

    The Underground Railroad The Underground Railroad operated at night. Slaves were moved from "station" to "station" by abolitionists. These "stations" were usually homes and churches — any safe place to rest and eat before continuing on the journey to freedom, as faraway as Canada.
  • Lincoln's Assasination

    Lincoln's Assasination On April 15, 1865, John Wilkes Booth, a famous actor and Confederate sympathizer, fatally shot President Abraham Lincoln at a play at Ford's Theatre in Washington, D.C. The attack came only five days after Confederate General Robert E. Lee surrendered his massive army at Appomattox Court House, Virginia, effectively ending the American Civil War.
  • Reconstruction

    Reconstruction Reconstructionrefers to the period following the Civil War of rebuilding the United States. It was a time of great pain and endless questions. Although the military conflict had ended, Reconstruction was in many ways still a war. This important struggle was waged by radical northerners who wanted to punish the South and Southerners who desperately wanted to preserve their way of life.
  • President Johnson Impeached

    President Johnson Impeached In the spring of 1868, Andrew Johnson became the first President to be IMPEACHED. The heavily Republican House of Representatives brought 11 articles of impeachment against Johnson. Many insiders knew that the Congress was looking for any excuse to rid themselves of an uncooperative President.