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US History: VHS Summer: Matthew Poirier

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    US History Timeline

    This document will show a timeline of the history of the United States from 1492-1877
  • First Landing at Jamestown

    First Landing at Jamestown
    In 1607, 104 english men arrived in North America to start a settlement, the settlement will later be called Jamestown
  • The Mayflower Compact

    The Mayflower Compact
    The Mayflower Compact was the first document that established a government in the New World
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    George Washington

    George Washington is one of the most significant Americans ever, he was the commander of the continental army and later became the first president of the United States.
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    Thomas Jefferson

    Thomas Jefferson was the third president of the United States and was the author of the Declaration of Independance
  • Join or Die

    Join or Die
    The Join or Die snake was a cartoon created be Benjamin Franklin to try and unite the American colonies against unfair taxation.
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    Andrew Jackson

    Andrew Jackson was the seventh president of the United States and he was the first president to be in the American Revolution and the war of 1812, during his presidency he always had his primary interests in representing the common man
  • What is the American

    What is the American
    Michel-Guillaume De Crevecoeur was a French settler in the American colonies in the 1770s. Coming from France he could not believe the incredible diversity in the American colonies. Living in one area, he encountered people of English, Welsh, Scots-Irish, German, French, Irish, Swedish, Native American, and African descent.
  • The Boston Massacre

    The Boston Massacre
    The Boston Massacre occured when a confrontation between nine British soldiers and a crown of colonists that led to five people being shot and killed.
  • Federal Pillars

    Federal Pillars
    The image of the Federal Superstructure shows pillars that each represent a different state from left to right in the order that the states ratified the Constitution
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    The Underground Railroad

    The Underground Railroad operated at night. Slaves were moved from station to station by abolitionists. These stations were usually homes, churches or any safe place to rest and eat before continuing on the journey to freedom
  • Louisiana Purchase

    Louisiana Purchase
    The Louisiana Purchase was when the US bought 828,000 sq mi. from the french for 15 million dollars
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    Abraham Lincoln

    Abraham Lincoln was the sixteenth president of the United States who is mostly known for being a vocal opponent of slavery and being the leader of the Union in the Civil War. He was president of the United States from 1861 until he was assassinated at the Ford's Theatre by John Wilkes Booth on April 14, 1865.
  • Nat Turners Slave Revolt

    Nat Turners Slave Revolt
    In 1821, Nat Turner led a slave revolt that went from plantation to plantation killing about 75 men, woman and children
  • The Trail of Tears

    The Trail of Tears
    As part of Andrew Jacksons Indian removal policy, this policy forced the Cherokee nation to give up its land east of the Mississippi River and to migrate to present day Oklahoma
  • Manifest Destiny

    Manifest Destiny
    Manifest Destiny was the religious fervor spawned by the Second Great Awakening created another incentive for the drive west. Indeed, many settlers believed that God himself blessed the growth of the American nation.
  • Wilmot's Proviso

    Wilmot's Proviso
    In Wilmot's proviso he introduced a legislation in the House that boldly declared, neither slavery nor involuntary servitude shall ever exist in lands won in the Mexican-American War.
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    The Civil War

    The Civil War was a civil war fought in the United States between the Union and the Confederacy which led to the freedom of slaves and the deaths of over 640,000 soldiers
  • Andrew Johnson's Impeachment

    Andrew Johnson's Impeachment
    In the spring of 1868, Andrew Johnson became the first President to be impeached. His response to his impeachment was "Let them impeach, and be damned." In May of 1868, the senate ended up being one vote short of impeaching Andrew Johnson and founded him not guilty.
  • P.B.S Pinchback

    P.B.S Pinchback
    In December 1872, P.B.S Pinchback of Louisiana became the first African-American Governor