US History: VHS Summer: Matt Bolen

  • British Claim Jamestown

    On May 14, 1607 the Britishclaimed jamestown as the first English settlement in what today is known as The United States. The British settlement of Jamestown was teh first step towards the creation of the United States.
  • The First African Americans In The New World

    The First African Americans In The New World
    t was this year that the first African americans arrived on the British settlement. The British went to Africa and brought people who were to ultimately become slaves to America.
  • The Boston Massacre

    The Boston Massacre
    British reglaurs murder five conlonists, This is the first time AMerican blood was shed on American soil.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    Tea PartyBritish America made a tea act. This act made it so tea was taxed. The colonists threw loads of tea into the Boston Harbour in veto against this tax.
  • Declaration Of Independence Becomes Ratified

    Declaration Of Independence Becomes Ratified
    SignersThe Declaration of Independec is signed by Americs forfathers and passed. The document declares Americans independence from Britain.
  • Federal Constitution Born

    Federal Constitution Born
    Federal ConstitutionThe U.S constitution was first made. The constitution was made by twelve reresentatives of the thirteen colonies in Philadelphia.
  • George Washington First American President

    George Washington First American President
    Our First American PresidentOn April 30th George Washington become the first president of the United States of America. George Washington becomes the leader of the United States. George died in 1797.
  • First American Factory Built

    First American Factory Built
    Fisrt Mill of AmericaIn 1790 Smauel Slater built a cotton spinning mill that eventually was run by water power. This was the start of the American Industrial Revolution.
  • Jefferson Wins 1800 Election

    Jefferson Wins 1800 Election
    Wins PresidencyFrom this day forth Jefferson was no longer known as Vice president, he was known as the third president of The United States. Thomas Jefferson beat John Adams.
  • Republic of Texas

    Republic of Texas
    Republic of TexasTexas was granted at long last its independence from Mexico. During the Texas revolution, Texas was its own independent country and remained so for nine years.
  • Mexican American War

    Mexican American War
    Mexican American WarOnce the first american blood was shed on american soil, a war commenced between Mexico and America. The war lasted for two years and the outcome of the battle ended all comflict between Texas and Mexico
  • Uncle Toms Cabbin

    Uncle Toms Cabbin
    Uncle Tom PublishedThis book was published on the 20th of March, 1852. American author Harriet Beecher Stowe wrote this book inwhich tells the story of a man in slavery. This book helped mold the American Society into what it is today.
  • John Browns Raid

    John Browns Raid
    John Browns RaidJohn Brown led his men into Harpers ferry Virgina. His plan was to free the slaves, take the guns and ammo and make a disaster that would help end slavery.
  • The Emancipation Proclamation

    The Emancipation Proclamation
    ProclamationAbraham Lincoln issued this proclamation in order to show that all persons held as slaves within the rebellious states are, and henceforward shall be free.
  • Battle of Gettysburg

    Battle of Gettysburg
    GettysburgThis battle held the largest amount of casualties in all of the Civil War. This battle is often refered to as the "turning point" or the Civil War. The north ended the invasion of the south and defeated the southern generals.
  • Slavery Ends

    Slavery Ends
    End SlaveryAlabama became the 27th state to ratify the 13th Amendment, this states decision gave the numbers to approve slavery abolition in all of the U.S. Ever since then America has been a free slave country.
  • New Orleans Riot

    New Orleans Riot
    New Orleans RiotIt is on this day that black codes were going to be taking effect in Louisiana. A convention met to stop this from happening and a riot occured. This proclaimed 37people dead and 146 wounded.
  • First ride on Transcontinental railroad

    First ride on Transcontinental railroad
    RailroadThe first transcontinental railroad was built in the united states between 1863 and 1869. This railroad was called the "Last Spike" and traveled from coast to coast. On May 10, the railroad was open for public use for the first time.
  • 15th Amendment Ratification

    15th Amendment Ratification
    15th AmendmentThe 15th Amendment prohibits any government in the United States from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's "ace, color, or previous condition of servitude. Meaning this was the day black americans could vote in America. The day was celebrated.