US History: VHS Summer:Leo

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  • What Is the American?

    What Is the American?
    Michel-GuIllaume de Crvécoeur was a French settler in the American colonies in the 1770's. Coming from France he could not believe the amazing diversity in the American colonies. Living in one area, he encountered people from English, Welsh, Scots-Irish, German, French, Irish, Swedish, Native American, all the way to people African descent. "What then is the American, this new man?"He knew it to be different from anything that could be found on the European side of the Atlantic.
  • George Washington Beomes Commander of the CONTINENTAL ARMY in 1775

    George Washington Beomes Commander of the CONTINENTAL ARMY in 1775
    George Washongton had already paved the way for his good name, and he was already a hero for his victorys then and the ones to come. Then, in 1783, the group was disbanded after the treaty of Paris. LINK:
  • The Idea of Smuggling

    The Idea of Smuggling
    When 1776 came, the idea of smuggiling became vitel to the revolutionary cause. The smuggiling encouraged ignoring British law, especially in the harbors of New England. American shippers soon became quite skilled at avoiding the British navy, a skill they used alot in the Revolutionary War. LINK:
  • The Declaration of Independence and Its Legacy

    The Declaration of Independence and Its Legacy
    When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for the people to dissolve the political bands which have connected bonded them with one another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation. LINK:
  • The 1783 Treaty of Paris

    The 1783 Treaty of Paris
    When the British and British-American's defeated France, they both were overjoyed, because one of the main threats of the France colonies was it attacking the British colonies. However, not that they were gone, that had nothing to fear! LINK:
  • Federalism

    Federalism began in 1789, (1789–1945). Dual federalism is divided sovereignty, but also describes the nature of federalism for the first 150 years of the American republic, roughly 1789 through World War II. The Constitution outlined provisions for two types of government in the United States, national and state. LINK:
  • Thomas Jefferson vrs. John Adams,

    Thomas Jefferson vrs. John Adams,
    In 1800, there was a election between Jefferson and Adams, it was a very hard election. For both were worthy of being president, but it was hard to tell who would win. Federalists feared that Jefferson would return power to the states, dismantle the army and navy, and overturn Hamilton's financial system. While Jefferson's supporters responded by charging that President Adams was a monarchist who longed to reunite Britain with its former colonies. LINK:
  • The Rise of American Industry

    The Rise of American Industry
    During this time, American Industries were truly born. They made factories, new machines, and new items being able to be sold. LINK:
  • The Importance of the West

    The Importance of the West
    America buys alot of land. It also signaled that the American imagration to the west was well under way. Many people flocked to the west after the purchase, many with dreams of starting anew. Others were also proud. LINK:
  • The Missouri Compromise

    The Missouri Compromise
    Many white Americans thought western expansion was necessary to the health of the nation. Evening up the interests of slave and free states had played a role from the very start of designing the federal government at the Constitutional Convention in 1787. However, the problem was evoked once more in 1819 when Missouri petitioned to join the United States as a slave state. LINK:
  • The 1824 Election and the "Corrupt Bargain

    The 1824 Election and the "Corrupt Bargain
    Denounced immediately as a "CORRUPT BARGAIN" by supporters of Jackson, the antagonistic presidential race of 1828 began practically before Adams even took office. To Jacksonians the ADAMS-CLAY ALLIANCE symbolized a corrupt system where influential insiders pursued their own interests without listening to the will of the people. LINK:
  • Manifest Destiny

    Manifest Destiny
    Like the Massachusetts Puritans who hoped to build a "city upon a hill, "brave pioneers thought that America had a divine obligation to expand the boundaries of their republic to the Pacific Ocean. Independence had been won in the Revolution and reaffirmed in the War of 1812. The spirit of nationalism that swept the nation in the next two decades demanded more territory. The "every man is equal" mentality of the Jacksonian Era just fueled this optimism. LINK:
  • Gold in California

    Gold in California
    A man named James Marshell innocently saw a few shiny flecks in a California stream at SUTTER'S MILL. Word spread of gold and people from all over California came inland seeking instant fortune. By autumn, the rush had been reached the east, and once again Americans earned their name as a migratory people. During the year that followed, over 80,000 people flocked to California to enter in the rush. Few would actually strike it rich, but most would not. LINK:
  • An Uneasy Peace

    An Uneasy Peace
    At 1850, the Mexican war was won. All goals made by the United States government when declaring war against Mexico were achieved. All the ports of California were now under the flag of the United States. In fact, the United States increased its territory by more than one third as a result of the Treaty of Guadalupe-Hidalgo. One would expect the Americans to all rejoice and be merry in a burst of postwar nationalismbecause of the war won. But not this time.LINK:
  • A House Divided

    A House Divided
    When the civil war came along, it was North vrs South, the North wanting to end slavery, and the south wanting to keep slavery. Even tofay, it is still one of the greatest wars America has ever faced.Some families were unlucky, for some had North and South, which tore the family into two. Occasionally, some would kill their family members. LINK:
  • The Civil War

    The Civil War
    The American Civil War was the greatest war in American history. 3 million fought, with 600,000 paying the ultimate price for slave freedom. And a war for freedom it was. The desire for freedom traveled deeper than the color of skin and farther than the borders of any state. LINK:
  • Reconstruction

    After the North won the war, there was a peiod of time when all had pain and endless questions. On what terms would the Confederacy be allowed to rejoin the Union? Who would establish the terms,
    the president or the Congress? Where would the place of freed blacks in the South stand? Did Abolition mean that black men would now live in the same status as white men? What was to be done with the Confederate leaders, who were seen as traitors by many in the North?
  • A President Impeached

    A President Impeached
    In the spring of 1868, Andrew Johnson became the first President to ever be impeached. The heavily Republican House of Representatives brought eleven articles of impeachment against President Andrew Johnson. Many insiders knew that the Congress was seeking for any excuse to dispose themselves of an uncooperative President.
  • New Roles for White Women

    New Roles for White Women
    The social forces transforming the new nation had an especially strong impact on white women that of course, could be seen in families of all classes throughout the nation. As we all have seen, the early Industrial Revolution began in the United States by taking the advantage of young farm girls' labor. LINK:
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    The French and Indian war of 1754

    It was a war fought between the colonies of Britian and New France, with both sides supported by their parent countries military. At the beginning of the war, the British colnies had a population of 2 million, and the French's colonies were only 60,000. LINK: