US History:VHS Summer Luka Golubovic

By luka1
  • Period: Jul 27, 1492 to

    Colonial American History

    This part of the American history covers the period which begins with Columbus's discovery and establishment of first colonies in the "New World" and ends with the Declaration of Independence in 1776. My project will also cover the American Revolution, Development of Federal Institutions, Civil War and Reconstruction era of United States History
  • Jamestown Colony founded

    Jamestown Colony founded
    <a href='' Jamestown was founded as "James Fort" as the first permanent English colony in what is now the United States of America. It was founded by the London Virginia Company. Initially it created great starving problems to the colonists because it lacked fertle territories. Later it became one of the most strategic points in the New World.
  • Atlantic Slave Trade

    Atlantic Slave Trade</a>This kind of trading people across Atlantic Ocean is also known as transatlantic slave trade and it lastef for almost four centuries, from sixteenth through to nineteenth century. It began with Portuguese and Spanish slave tradings from West Africa to their colonies in Southern and Central America and continued with British, French and Dutch trading. The majority of the African slaves were from the western and central parts of the continent . The slaves were forced to labor on field and mines.
  • New York Slave Revolt

    New York Slave Revolt York slave revolt or Manhattan revolt was one of the earliest slave uprisings. Twenty three African American slaves gathered in Manhattan and set fire to a building on Maiden Lane near Broadway killing nine whites. As a result white settlers created "slave codes" in order to restrict slaves' behavior.
  • The Treaty of Paris: the end of the French and Indian War

    The Treaty of Paris: the end of the French and Indian War Treaty of Paris was signed by the kingdoms of Great Britain, France and Spain. It ended the French and Indian Seven Years' War. This event marked the British dominance outside Europe and French loss of influence in the New World.
  • Loyalists, Fence-sitters and Patriots

    Loyalists, Fence-sitters and Patriots</a> During the struggle for independence American society was divided into these three groups. It was believed that 20% were loyalist who supported English Government, 10-20% of patriots who fought for independence and the majority of undecided or fence-sitters. Hopefully, the patriots were much more successful attracting support because they won the war of propaganda.
  • The Declaration of Independence

    The Declaration of Independence
    <a href='' The Declaration of Independence was adopted by the Continental Congress after being drafted by Thomas Jefferson. It is divided into three main parts which consists of the reasons and basic principles for independence. It formally ended British occupation of what is now United States of America.
  • Melting Pot - American Identity

    Melting Pot - American Identity
    <a href='' "Melting pot" refers to a heterogeneous society which becomes more homogeneous because different religions, ethnicities and cultures “melt together” into a harmonious whole with a common culture.It is particularly used to describe the assimilation of immigrants to the United States; the melting-together metaphor was in use by the 1780s.
  • The Ratification of American Constitution

    The Ratification of American Constitution
    <a href='' The American Constitution was the result of the Great Compromise between federalist and antifederalist. It was largely drafted by great "founding father" James Madison and adopted by the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia after many controversies and discussions.
  • George Washington's firsr administration

    George Washington's firsr administration</a> George Washington was the first President of United States of America. Coonsidered "the Father of Nation, Washington was brilliant politician with strong personal discipline, virtue, character and enormous courage. Thanks to his strong personaity and ideas he became the most importent man in American history.
  • The War of 1812

    The War of 1812</a>The War of 1812 was a military conflict fought between American and British forces. The war reflected American desires for expansion into West and elimination of British influences and support of native tribes. The American victory is known as the Second Indpendence from the Britain. It opened an era of peaceful relations and trade with the United States.
  • Jacksonian Democracy

    Jacksonian Democracy Democracy is the political philosophy of American politician and president Andrew Jackson and his supporters . Jackson's election marked a new direction in American politics. As "the champion of the common man", Jackson built his democracy on following political principles: expanded suffrage, which gave the right to vote to all white men, Manifest Destiny, which gave the permission for American expansion policy, spoils system which allowed the president to fill offices as he wished.
  • The first edition of William LLoyd Garrison abolitionist newspaper "The Liberator"

    The first edition of William LLoyd Garrison abolitionist newspaper "The Liberator"</a>"The Liberator" was one of the first serious abolitionist newspapers founded by William Lloyd Garrison. Garrison published weekly issues of The Liberator from Boston continuously for 35 years, from January 1, 1831, to the final issue of January 1, 1866. The newspaper earned nationwide notoriety for its uncompromising advocacy of "immediate and complete emancipation of all slaves" in the United States.
  • Trail of Tears

    Trail of Tears
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    The Trail of Tears was the forced relocation of Native Americans from southeastern parts of the United States. Modern history descibed this event as the genocide which began in 1831 and lasted untill 1838. The removal included many tribes: Cherokee, Muscogee, Seminole and Choctaw. Most Natives suffered from diseases, starvation during this removal and thousands of them died.
  • Nat Turner's slave rebellion

    Nat Turner's slave rebellion</a>
    The violence of Nat Turner's slave revolt frightened many southern slaveholders. It took place in Southampton County, Virginia. Rebels slaves killed 56 white men, the highest number of fatalities caused by slave uprisings in the South. This unrest was used by many slaveholders and politicians as a reason to continue slavery
  • Manifest Destiny

    Manifest Destiny</a>The nineteenth century belief that the United States would eventually encompass all of North America was promoted by the idea called “Manifest Destiny”, coined in 1845 by newspaper editor John O'Sullivan. The American expansionist movement was justified by religious, economic, social, political and racist reasons. Most people and politicians of the mid 19th century believed that the expansion was natural, divine event. It was also seen as apparent (manifest) and inexorable (destiny) movement.
  • Declaration of Sentiments

    Declaration of Sentiments
    <a href='' The Declaration of Sentiments, also known as the Declaration of Rights and Sentiments, is a document signed in 1848 by 68 women and 32 men, 100 out of some 300 attendees at the first women's rights convention, in Seneca Falls, New York, now known as the Seneca Falls Convention. The main author was Elizabeth Cady Stanton, who based it on the form of the United States Declaration of Independence. "We hold these truths to be self-evident," they said, "that all men and women are created equal."
  • The Compromise of 1850

    The Compromise of 1850</a>The Compromise of 1850 was a package of five bills, passed in September 1850, which defused a four-year confrontation between the slave states of the South and the free states of the North regarding the status of territories acquired during the Mexican-American War (1846–1848). As a result California was admitted as a free state, slave trade was prohibited in Washington D.C., Utah and New Mexico remained without slave restrictions, slaveholding was permitted in Washington D.C and others.
  • Civil War beginning

    Civil War beginning
    <a href='http://www.civilwar.comWhen Confederate artillery, under the command of General Pierre Gustave T. Beauregard, opened fire on Fort Sumter. Eleven Southern slave states declared their secession from the United States and formed the Confederate States of America ("the Confederacy") to fight for independence. The practices of total war, developed by Sherman in Georgia, and of trench warfare around Petersburg foreshadowed World War I in Europe. It remains the deadliest war in American history.
  • The Assassination of President Lincoln

    The Assassination of President Lincoln</a>The assassination of United States President Abraham Lincoln took place on Good Friday, as the American Civil War was drawing to a close. Lincoln was the first American president to be assassinated. The assassination was planned and carried out by well-known actor John Wilkes Booth as part of a larger conspiracy intended to rally the remaining Confederate troops to continue fighting.Lincoln was shot while watching the play Our American Cousin at Ford's Theatre in Washington, D.C. with his wife.
  • First Reconstruction Act

    First Reconstruction Act</a>Although the Reconstruction began soon after the Civil War, Congress began the task of Reconstruction by passing the First Reconstruction Act in March 1867. Also known as the Military Reconstruction Act or simply the Reconstruction Act, the bill reduced the secessionist states to little more than conquered territory, dividing them into five military districts, each governed by a Union general. Congress declared martial law in the territories.
  • Impeachment of Andrew Jackson

    Impeachment of Andrew Jackson<The Impeachment of Andrew Johnson, 17th President of the United States, was one of the most dramatic events in the political life of the United States during Reconstruction, and the first impeachment in history of a sitting United States president. Johnson was impeached in the U.S. House of Representatives on eleven articles of impeachment detailing his "high crimes and misdemeanors", in accordance with Article Two of the United States Constitution.
  • Creation of the American Transcontinental railroad

    Creation of the American Transcontinental railroad</a>The greatest physical feat of 19th century America was the creation of the Transcontinental railroad. Two railroads, the CENTRAL PACIFIC starting in San Francisco and a new railroad, the Union Pacific, starting in Omaha, Nebraska, would build the rail-line.The two railroads met at PROMONTORY, UTAH, on May 10, 1869, and drove a last, golden spike into the completed railway. This was the huge success and turning point for American economy.