8th grade US history

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    God created the universe 4500 B.C. Creation lasted 7 - 24 hour days. God created everything in 6 days and rested on the 7th day.
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    Tower of Babel

    Tower of Babel
    The biblical story of the Tower of Babel is believed by many to be the record of a real historical event that took place after the worldwide Flood, at a time when the earth’s population still lived together in one place. God scattered people around the world creating different languages.
    2200 B.C.
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    Migration of Native Americans across Beringia

    Migration of Native Americans across Beringia
    Native Americans entered North America across Berengia to seek food, shelter and clothing. This event happened around 1850 B.C.
  • Jan 1, 1000

    Leif Erikson (reached North America first)

    Leif Erikson (reached North America first)
    Around A.D. 1000, Eriksson sailed to Norway, where King Olaf I converted him to Christianity. According to one school of thought, Eriksson sailed off course on his way back to Greenland and landed on the North American continent, where he explored a region he called Vinland. He may also have sought out Vinland based on stories of an earlier voyage by an Icelandic trader. After spending the winter in Vinland, Leif sailed back to Greenland, and never returned to North American shores.
  • Sep 19, 1492

    Christopher Columbus land in North America

    Christopher Columbus land in North America
    The explorer Christopher Columbus made four trips across the Atlantic Ocean from Spain: in 1492, 1493, 1498 and 1502. He was determined to find a direct water route west from Europe to Asia, but he never did. Instead, he accidentally stumbled upon the Americas. Though he did not really “discover” the New World--millions of people already lived there--his journeys marked the beginning of centuries of trans-Atlantic conquest and colonization.
  • 13 colonies founded

    13 colonies founded
    colonies consisted of: Virgina, Georgia, New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, North Carolinia, South Carolinia, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Pennsylvania,Maryland and Delaware.
  • Jamestown

    On May 14, 1607, a group of roughly 100 members of a joint venture called the Virginia Company founded the first permanent English settlement in North America on the banks of the James River. Tobacco became Virginia's first profitable export, and a period of peace followed the marriage of colonist John Rolfe to Pocahontas, the daughter of an Algonquian chief. During the 1620s, Jamestown expanded from the area around the original James Fort into a New Town built to the east.
  • Mayflower lands of Plymouth

    Mayflower lands of Plymouth
    In September 1620, during the reign of King James I, around 100 English men and women–many of them members of the English Separatist Church–set sail for the New World aboard the Mayflower, a three-masted merchant ship. The ship landed on the shores of Cape Cod, in present-day Massachusetts, two months later, and in late December anchored at Plymouth Rock, where they would form the first permanent settlement of Europeans in New England.
  • Great Awakening

    Great Awakening
    The Great Awakening was a spiritual renewal that swept the American Colonies, particularly New England, during the first half of the 18th Century. The Awakening allowed people to express their emotions more overtly in order to feel a greater intimacy with God.
  • French and Indian War

    French and Indian War
    '7 years war.' French and Indians vs. English. The English won. The Seven Years' War (called the French and Indian War in the colonies) lasted from 1756 to 1763, forming a chapter in the imperial struggle between Britain and France called the Second Hundred Years' War. In the early 1750s, France's expansion into the Ohio River valley repeatedly brought it into conflict with the claims of the British colonies, especially Virginia.
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    This was a major battle in history. British troops fired and killed 5 innocent colonist.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    The Sons of Liberty dumped all of the tea on the ships into the ocean causing thousands of dollars going down the drain
  • Lexington and Concord

    Lexington and Concord
    Fighting between Patriots and British troops at Lexington and Concord in 1775 showed that colonists would not only fight for their rights, but were willing to die for them.
  • Declaration of Independence

    Declaration of Independence
    the declatarion of independence was written and signed in 1777. this declaration separated the colonies from great britain.
  • Battle of Saratoge

    Battle of Saratoge
    saratoga- burgoyne surrendered after attacking american troops
  • Valley Forge

    Valley Forge
    americans planned a surprise attack on the british. this event took place on chistmas day 1777.
  • Article of Confederation Ratified

    Article of Confederation Ratified
    This Article was ratified in 1781. This arrticle was the first written plan of government for the US.
  • Treaty of Paris

    Treaty of Paris
    Treaty of Paris was signed on September 3, 1783. This treaty ended the war.
  • Shays Rebellion

    Shays Rebellion
    Shay's Rebellion was a major impact in US history. This event is when farmers rebelled against the newly formed government.
  • Constitution signed

    Constitution signed
    The constitution was signed
  • Bill of Rights Passed

    Bill of Rights Passed
    The Bill of Rights was a list of everyones rights. On this day the Bill was Passed.
  • Election of 1800

    Election of 1800
    The Election of 1800 between John Adams and Thomas Jefferson was an emotional and hard-fought campaign. Each side believed that victory by the other would ruin the nation.
  • Louisana Purchase

    Louisana Purchase
    On April 30, 1803 the nation of France sold 828,000 square miles (2,144,510 square km) of land west of the Mississippi River to the young United States of America in a treaty commonly known as the Louisiana Purchase. President Thomas Jefferson, in one of his greatest achievements, more than doubled the size of the United States at a time when the young nation's population growth was beginning to quicken.
  • Lewis and Clark Expedition

    Lewis and Clark Expedition
    In 1803 Thomas Jefferson sent Meriwether Lewis and William Clark's Corps of Discovery to find a water route to the Pacific and explore the uncharted West. He believed woolly mammoths, erupting volcanoes, and a mountain of pure salt awaited them.
  • War of 1812

    War of 1812
    Causes of the war included British attempts to restrict U.S. trade, the Royal Navy's impressment of American seamen and America's desire to expand its territory. American troops were able to repulse British invasions in New York, Baltimore and New Orleans, boosting national confidence and fostering a new spirit of patriotism. The ratification of the Treaty of Ghent on February 17, 1815, ended the war but left many of the most contentious questions unresolved.
  • War of 1812

    War of 1812
    War between U.S. Great Britain and France.
  • Star Spangled Banner

    Star Spangled Banner
    On September 14, 1814, U.S. soldiers at Baltimore’s Fort McHenry raised a huge American flag to celebrate a crucial victory over British forces during the War of 1812. The sight of those “broad stripes and bright stars” inspired Francis Scott Key to write a song that eventually became the United States national anthem. Key’s words gave new significance to a national symbol and started a tradition through which generations of Americans have invested the flag with their own meanings and memories.
  • Jacksonian Democracy

    Jacksonian Democracy
    Jacksonian Democracy in the strictest sense refers simply to the ascendancy of Andrew Jackson and the Democratic party after 1828.Jacksonianism appears as a political impulse tied to slavery, the subjugation of Native Americans, and the celebration of white supremacy—so much so that some scholars have dismissed the phrase “Jacksonian Democracy” as a contradiction in terms.
  • Trail of Tears

    Trail of Tears
    At the beginning of the 1830s, nearly 125,000 Native Americans lived on millions of acres of land in Georgia, Tennessee, Alabama, North Carolina and Florida--land their ancestors had occupied and cultivated for generations. Working on behalf of white settlers who wanted to grow cotton on the Indians’ land, the federal government forced them to leave their homelands and walk thousands of miles to a specially designated “Indian territory” across the Mississippi River.
  • Missouri Compromise

    Missouri Compromise
    tensions began to rise between pro-slavery and anti-slavery factions within the U.S. Congress and across the country. They reached a boiling point after Missouri’s 1819 request for admission to the Union as a slave state, which threatened to upset the delicate balance between slave states and free states. To keep the peace, Congress orchestrated a two-part compromise, granting Missouri’s request but also admitting Maine as a free state.
  • Civil War

    Civil War
    In the spring of 1861, decades of simmering tensions between the northern and southern United States over issues including states' rights versus federal authority, westward expansion and slavery exploded into the American Civil War. The election of the anti-slavery Republican Abraham Lincoln as president in 1860 caused seven southern states to secede from the Union to form the Confederate States of America; four more joined them after the first shots of the Civil War were fired.
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