Us history part 2

US History : VHS Summer : Ryan Ciemny

  • Period: Jan 1, 1492 to

    US History 1492 - 1877

    This timeline includes events and keyword of US History beginning with Christopher Columbus in 1492 and ending in 19877. It focuses on the beginning of the great country of America.
  • Atlantic Slave Trade

    Atlantic Slave Trade
    Atlantic Slave TradeThe Atlantic Slave Trade is what brought the Africans to the New World. The Africans were brought by European boats to the Americas by the hundreds. They were brought to the Americas to work in the fields on plantation all in order to help the homeland economy. The slaves were treated brutality, but this was something that continued for hundreds of years.
  • Jamestown

    JamestownThe Jamestown settlement was the first successful British settlement in the New World. It was funded by British investors as opposed to the British crown. Jamestown went through several difficult years at its start, but eventually was the beginning of the British colonization of the Americas.
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    Boston MassacreThe Boston massacre was an event when colonist protesting in the street were shot down by British soldiers. This was considered to be the start of a series of events between the Colonists and British Army that eventually led up to the American Revolution. The massacre was used to gain supporters of turning against the British Empire and was really the turning point for the Colonists.
  • Declaration of Independence

    Declaration of Independence
    Declaration of IndependenceThe Declaration of Independence was signed on July 4th in Philadelphia. It was the official document declaring the colonists independence from Britian. They stated why they believed they had the right to turn against the king and officially documented their separation from British rule. The Declaration was the reason the United States became indpendent and eventually became the most powerful country in the world.
  • Federalists for Nationalism

    Federalists for Nationalism
    FederalistsThe Federalists were the politicians and people during the 1780s that believed in a loose decentralized government. They were considered Federalists, but the better name for them would really be Nationalists. They believed the Articles of Confederation led to a government that was too weak and so they came up with a republican solution to fix the government. Their plan was the Constitution and so they created a constiution that later would become the basis for the American government.
  • Constitution of the United States

    Constitution of the United States
    United States ConstitutionThe Constitution in the US is the outline of the country and the rules that the country must follow. It is the laws of the country and was the basis of how the government must be run. Amendments or additions to the consistituion were added over time, but the most memorable amendments were the first ten known as the Bill of Rights. The Constitution helped George Washington start what became the most successful country and govenrment in the world.
  • Election of George Washington

    Election of George Washington
    George WashingtonGeorge Washington was the first president of the United States of America and was the obvious choice to lead the country. He was the general during the American Revolution and had shown clear leadership skillls in leading the American soldiers successfully in that war. George Washington used the Constitutionas the basic rules to run America, but also was crucial insetting up what would become the most powerful country in the world.
  • The War of 1812

    The War of 1812
    War of 1812The War of 1812 is often referred to as the American Revolution because it was again fought against the British. The British colonies in Canada along with the Native Americans fought against America and although it was a sloppy war, America came out on top. It was important because it developed American nationalism and it gained lots of new land for the Americans to further expand.
  • Erie Canal

    Erie Canal
    Erie CanalThe Erie Canal was created during the Early Industrial Revolution in the United States. It connected the eastern seaboard with northwestern America. It was a crucial event because not only was it important in shipping goods and travel, but it also played a key role in American Naationalism. The canal helped create a strong economy at the time and aside from it's obvious importance of connnecting the US, it also had many underlying benefits.
  • Slavery

    SlaverySlavery is something that took place for hundreds of years in America. The slaves were crucial to the American economy becuase they worked on the cotton plantations. Slavery during the 1820s began being questioned by Americans as they started to realize it went against the Constitution. Slavery is a broad topic, but it is something that began creating conflict around the time of the 1820s to 1830s.
  • Election of Andrew Jackson

    Election of Andrew Jackson
    Andrew JacksonThe election of Andrew Jackson brought changes to the US that would last for hundreds of years to follow. Andrew Jackson was the first president and introduced a new political party to America. He was the first democratic president and was known as representing the commmon man. Andrew Jackson made many other political achievements for America, but the introduction of Democracy was the biggest change.
  • The Underground Railroad

    The Underground Railroad
    Underground RailroadThe Underground Railroad was started in the late 1820s to early 1830s and was designed to help slaves escape the South. The Underground railroad was a series of houses and places where slaves could stay on their way to freedom in the North. The slaves would first have to escape the plantations in the south but the railroad would help them after that on their way to the North. It is important because it is one of the first steps towards the abolition of slavery.
  • The Trail of Tears

    The Trail of Tears
    Trail of TearsThe Trail of Tears was the trail that the Native Americans were forced to travel upon westward. The Indian Removal Act of 1830 was the beginning of what was a long and brutal extraction of Native Americans. Under Jackson, the Native Americans were brutally and forcefully moved westward in order to give room for American expansion and development.
  • The Mexican-American War

    The Mexican-American War
    Mexican-American WarThe Mexican-American was a war fought by the Americans in order to gain the territories of New Mexico and California. The war was arather easy victory for the US, but the iea behind it is very important. This war is an example of Manifest Destiny or the United States' expansion westward. The government wanted to expand their country and their power by gaining more land and allowing dettler to develop it.
  • The Compromise of 1850

    The Compromise of 1850
    Compromise of 1850The Great Compromise was the agreement the north and south made about what to do with the new states gained through westward expansion. The North was able to get Caifornia as a free state and decrease the territory of Texas, and as compromise, the South got Utah and New Mexico to have no slave restrictiona, Texas recieved money, and most importantly the Fugitive Slave Law was passed. This was the first true compromise betweent the two sides, but it didn't end conflict whatsoever.
  • The Civil War

    The Civil War
    Civil WarThe Civil War was fought between the southern Confederate states and the northern states that made up the Union. The war was fought over slavery because the north wanted to end slavery in America while the South wanted to make it legal everywhere. There had been conflict brewing in the government for many years building up to the war. The war was eventually won by the Union which was lead by President Abraham Lincoln.
  • The Re-Election of Abraham Lincoln

    The Re-Election of Abraham Lincoln
    Abe Lincoln ReelectionThe Presidential Election of 1864 was Abraham Lincoln's reelection. Abraham Lincoln was surprisingly struggling to get reelected due to the fact that the south was making some progress in the war effort. Although he felt threatened by possible defeat during the election process, once the Union's General Sherman successfully gained control of Atlanta, the north gaine dthe upperhand in the war and Abe gained the upperhand in the election. This reelection was one of the most important in US history
  • Reconstruction

    Reconstruction EraThe Reconstruction Era in the United States was the time period following the Sivil War. It was a time when a conflicted country was trying to rebuild and in the process give African Americans more freedom and equality. Some consider the reconstruction to be a failure because the blacks in the South were often treated worse than before the war. There were new amendments, but they were not enforced in the South. This can be put mostly on President Johnson and his leniancy towards the Southerners.
  • Impeachment of President Johnson

    Impeachment of President Johnson
    Impeachment of Andrew JohnsonPresident Johnson was the first president in US history to be impeached. The mostly Republican Congress and House of Representatives were fed up with Johnson's leniancy toward the Southerners. The Congress tried to pass and enforce laws that would benefit the process of reconstruction, but they were always stopped by Johnson. They finally voted to impeach President Johnson in order to finally start making the stricter changes they believed were necessary.
  • American Identity

    American Identity
    American IdentityThe American Identity is an idea discussed in history classes across the U.S. What is an American? America is a very diverse country, started by European immigrants.On top of the Europeans that came here to find new land and settle, the Africans were brought here unwillingly through the Atlantic Slave Trade. All of these different aspects are the reason we can't unanimously agree on an American Identity. I believe our merging differences are Americanized creating our American Identity.
  • "All men are created equal"

    "All men are created equal"
    All men are created EqualThis idea or phrase is one from the Declaration of independence that is reiderated many times throughout American history. When the African Americans were trying to gain equality during the Reconstruction, they quoted this wondering why they aren't treated equally. The "Declaration of Sentiments" is a copy of the Declaration of Independence that was written to explain why women deserve equal rights to men. This key idea from the Declaration of Independence is vital to our country.