US History: VHS Summer: Ruhi Rambaran

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  • British Arrival in the New World

    British Arrival in the New World
    This was the first time that the British arrived in North America and established their first permanent settlement. They arrived in Jamestown, which is now called Virginia. This is significant because the arrival of the British has completely changed the United States of America.
  • African Slaves were Sold

    African Slaves were Sold
    A few African were kidnapped and taken to Jamestown. This is the first time that African slaves, in Jamestown, were sold in exchange for crops and items. This event has led to more Africans being sent to America to be slaves. This has had a strong influence on the New World and it has contributed to creating the modern-day United States Of America.
  • Republicanism

    There is no set date to when this began. It was first practiced in the 18th century by the Founding Fathers. It is an ideology that guides the government and politics. It had a huge impact on America. Many big decisions that were made were based on these republicanism ideas. Some of its important ideas included: liberty and “unalienable” rights, sovereignty, people must play a role in the government and corruption being bad.
  • American Identity

    American Identity
    There is no particular date for this, but it became famous after Michel-Guillaume De Crevecoeur, a French settler, visited America. An “American Identity” is what Americans stand for and what they believe in. It has been formed from all the experiences that America has gone through. Every single immigrant and person that has lived in America is a part of the American Identity. It also refers to the American culture that is so diverse and unique.
  • American Revolution

    American Revolution
    It is a war where 13 of the British North American colonies threw off British rule to establish the sovereign United States of America. This has played a huge role in helping America to gain independence.
  • Battles of Lexington and Concord

    Battles of Lexington and Concord
    This was the beginning of the American Revolution. Tension had been building up between the British authorities and residents of the American colonies. On this day there was a confrontation, which led to many battles following after it. Eventually, the colonists won the Revolution in 1783.
  • Declaration of Independence

    Declaration of 	Independence
    This event is important because, after the signing of the Declaration of Independence, it meant that America was completely free and they were not under British rule. America was free to make its own decisions. This event is also seen as the beginning of the decline of the British Empire. This event had led to many other events happening.
  • Federalism

    Federalism is a system of government where the same territory is controlled by 2 levels of government. On this date, the delegates approved and signed a new Constitution for America. This meant that the United States of America would share its power between the states of America and the central government.
  • George Washington Elected As President

    George Washington Elected As President
    On this date, George Washington was elected as the first president of the United States of America. He had helped to write up the U.S. Constitution. In 1789 he became the first president of the United States and he had received the most universal support. After he became president a lot began to change in North America.
  • Invention Of The Cotton Gin

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    Eli Whitney’s invention of the cotton gin was great for America. It led to reduced labor while removing seeds, but cotton plantations became so profitable that it led to a greater demand for slaves. Slaves were needed for land and labor.
  • Nationalism

    There is no set date that nationalism began in U.S., but it began between the 1800s-1900s. Nationalism is an ideology of a feeling for pride for one's country. Its to promote the interest of the country. In the U.S. people began to look at the country as a whole rather than the states. Many different events contributed to the growth of nationalism such as the westward expansion, George Washington as president, War of 1812, and the industrial revolution.
  • Thomas Jefferson Becomes President

    Thomas Jefferson Becomes President
    Jefferson becoming president has led to Jeffersonian Democracy. It refers to an American ideal and successful political movement. These were his personal beliefs that were favored. It also led to federalists not being able to control the government as they had before. The Jeffersonian Democracy didn't help to eliminate slavery, instead it promoted it. This led to many outcomes.
  • Louisiana Purchase

    Louisiana Purchase
    It was the purchase of the western half of the Mississippi River from France by the United States of America. This was one of the greatest land bargains in American history. This was the beginning of the Westward Expansion. It was a movement that began to expand America in order for America to spread its beliefs. This expansion played a huge role in making America the country that it is today.
  • Andrew Jackson Becomes President

    Andrew Jackson Becomes President
    Jackson had played an important role during the War of 1812. He had opened the voting rolls to non-landholding white men. He also signed the Indian Removal Act, which forcibly removed Indians from their homes. He dismantled the Second Bank of the United States, which eventually led to the conditions of the Panic of 1837. He is one of the most controversial presidents of America, but he played an important role in making it America.
  • Abolitionist Movement

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    It was a movement that was organized to end slavery in the United States. Most of them were religious white people, however, there were also black people that escaped from slavery. They had also tried to send Africans back to Africa, however, some did not agree to go. This movement led many slaves to be freed.
  • Manifest Destiny

    Manifest Destiny
    There is no specific date that it began, however, during the 19th century it played a big role in America and its people. The idea of “manifest destiny” had a huge impact on America's Westward Expansion. It helped to motivate America's Westward Expansion. “Manifest destiny” is the idea that God wants the United States to be expanded. It had an impact on issues of religion, money, race, patriotism, and morality.
  • Abraham Lincoln Becomes President

    Abraham Lincoln Becomes President
    Abraham Lincoln is one of the best presidents that America has ever experienced. His contributions to America are still felt today. He had prosecuted the Civil War. He played an important role in the passage of the Thirteenth Amendment, which led to the abolishment of slavery. He was also the first American president to be assassinated. He had always focussed on restoring America.
  • U.S. Civil War

    U.S. Civil War
    It was also one of the costliest and deadliest wars in America. This was a war in America between the northern and southern states over slavery, states' rights, and westward expansion. Many people got injured and died during this war. This war had many effects that we are still able to see today. It includes the change of the role of women and slaves in society. It also led to the growth of the federal government.
  • Reconstruction

    This is the period after the Civil War. It was a period that was used to rebuild America. It was a period where some Americans tried to get rid of the inequalities that the African Americans had faced. This led to African Americans being able to vote, receive education, etc. However it also led to a lot of discrimination towards African Americans, we are still able to feel that discrimination today.
  • Andrew Johnson Becomes President

    Andrew Johnson Becomes President
    He became president after the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. He was the first president to be impeached. He was the president during reconstruction. He had also pardoned the most Southern whites and made a policy that said that each state government could decide how they wanted Africans to be treated. People in the North were angry about this.
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    US History: VHS Summer: Ruhi Rambaran

    This timeline is about the important events that the United States of America has experienced between 1492-1877. These events have had a huge impact on the United States of America and the world.