English Exam Timeline

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In History
  • Nov 1, 1478

    Spanish Inquisition

    Spanish Inquisition
    The Spanish Inquisition. In 1478, the Catholic Monarchs began the famous Inquisition to purify Catholicism in all their territories. The Inquisition was established to act as a tribunal to identify heretics and bring them to justice. This was believed to be caused by jews, jews were targeted
  • Jamestown

    In 1606, English merchants started the Virginia Company.
    They wanted to build a settlement in North America. The
    king gave the company a charter for their colony. In 1607, more than 100 men sailed to present-day Virginia. They named their colony Jamestown. The settlers looked for gold. Jamestown was damp and hot. This caused insects. The insects carried diseases.
    The water wasn’t good for drinking, and the settlers ran out
    of food. Many died from hunger and disease.
  • Puritan Era

    Puritan Era
    Puritans were members of a religious reform movement known as Puritanism that arose within the Church of England in the late sixteenth century. The roots of Puritanism are to be found in the beginnings of the English Reformation. The name “Puritans” means perfectionist.
  • Salem Witch Trials

    Salem Witch Trials
    The Salem Witch Trials occurred in colonial Massachusetts between 1692 and 1693. More than 200 people were accused of practicing witchcraft. And eventually, there were 20 people that were executed because they were believed to be practicing this. A witchcraft craze ran throughout the world from 1300-1600 resulting in 10s to thousands of women executed for being “Witches”. This happened because of many practicing religions such as Christians
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    The Boston Tea party was a direct protest by the colonist in Boston. They did this because of the tax on tea and they had been imposed by the British government. Boston patriots dressed as Mohawk Indians raided three British ships in the Boston harbor and dumbed 342 containers of tea into the harbor as a protest.
  • American Revolution

    American Revolution
    The American Revolution started in 1775 and lasted until 1783. British colonists in America rebelled against the rule of Great Britain. There were many battles fought in the colonies before it turned into an all-out world across the US. The colonies gained their freedom after they overcome a big deficit and won the war. After they won the war they became the independent country of the United States.
  • Declaration of Independence

    Declaration of Independence
    This was a document written on why the colonies were going to become independent from Britain. The writers of this declaration of independence wrote about people have the right to live, the right to be free, and a right to seek happiness. This was written to break away from Britain and colonist signed their names at the bottom of the document
  • Constitution of the United States

    Constitution of the United States
    The Constitution of the United States of America is a written document for the United States of America government. This is a document that our government runs off of. It is called the “Supreme Law” of the land. There are 27 amendments on this document. This document is also very rare to amend because we have to go through so much just to get it to Congress and the president. But we always come back to this document incase anything was done wrong or for reinsurance of a law.
  • The Pit and the Pendulum - Edgar Allan Poe

    The Pit and the Pendulum - Edgar Allan Poe
    This book was written during the Spanish Inquisition. It is a story about a man who is locked in a prison setting with a big pendulum swinging down and getting closer and closer to the man. With the pendulum getting closer the walls also start moving in. The point of the pendulum and the walls getting closer is for the man to jump down into the pit and commit his own suicide. he is saved by a man. The man saving him is the French that has captured the Spanish town of Toledo.
  • The Scarlet Letter - Nathaniel Hawthorne

    The Scarlet Letter - Nathaniel Hawthorne
    The story begins in seventeenth-century Boston, in a Puritan settlement. A young woman by the name of Hester Prynne is led from the town prison with her baby, Pearl, in her arms and the scarlet letter “A” on her dress. The A on her dress represents Adultery and that is why she is wearing the A. Hester committed adultery because her husband was "lost at sea" but he really wasn't. This book has connections to the Puritan era because it takes place in it and the town has Puritan beliefs.
  • American Civil War

    American Civil War
    This war was a war between the Northern part of America and the South part of America. This was was because eleven southern states left the Union in 1860 and formed their own country in order to protect slavery. This is one of America's biggest wars where Americans died because it was America vs. America.
  • World War 1

     World War 1
    Began in 1914 after the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand. This war lasted until 1918 and involved many nations. Some such as Germany, Austria-Hungary, Bulgaria, and the Ottoman Empire. These were the Central Powers. They fought against Great Britain, France, Russia, Italy, Romania, Japan, and the United States. These were the Allied powers. The war ended because of a peace treaty.
  • Great Gatsby - F. Scott Fitzgerald

    Great Gatsby - F. Scott Fitzgerald
    Nick Carraway moved from Minnesota to New York to learn about the bond business. He rents a house in the West Egg district of Long Island, a wealthy area. Nick’s next-door neighbor in West Egg is a man named Jay Gatsby, Jay lives in a big house with a lot of cars and throws a lot of parties. This is a story of repairing past friendships and new love. This book is connected to post WW1 and the roaring 20s. It shows how after the war the economy took off and people started spending their money.
  • Scottsboro Trial

    Scottsboro Trial
    The Scottsboro Boys were nine black teenagers falsely accused of raping two white women near Scottsboro, Alabama, in 1931. Nine black youths, all different in age were charged with a minor charge. But when the police questioned two white women they accused the boys of raping them while onboard the train. Only four of them had known each other before their arrest. As news spread of the alleged rape, there was a mob outside of the jail and the national guard had to show up to prevent a lynching.
  • World War 2

    World War 2
    World War 2 started in 1939 when Germany invaded Poland. Great Britain and France declared war on Germany for their actions. The United States was brought in by the bombing of Pearl Harbor by Japan planes. The war in Europe ended with Germany's surrender on May 7, 1945. The war in the Pacific ended when Japan surrendered on September 2, 1945, after the United States dropped the Atomic Bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
  • The Catcher in the Rye - J. D. Salinger

    The Catcher in  the Rye - J. D. Salinger
    The Catcher in the Rye is a book the took place in the 1950s. It is about a young man in college at Pency that has been expelled. this is his fourth time getting kicked out of school. Holden doesn't want his parents to know but he goes home Wednesday. Before he goes home he does many things to take his mind off of it and his mind off his brother that has died. I relate this book to WW2 because it was actually written during the war as many short stories but turned into a longer book.
  • The Crucible - Arthur Miller

    The Crucible - Arthur Miller
    In Salem, Massachusetts in 1692, Puritan minister Reverend Parris finds a group of girls dancing naked in the forest. Among them are his niece Abigail and daughter Better, who faints upon being discovered by her father. Knowing that they've sinned, the girls claim they were bewitched. This is connected to the Salem Witch Trials because it talks about how these groups of girls were accused of this just like the trials themselves.
  • Vietnam War

    Vietnam War
    During the 1950s and 1960s, the United States has tried to fight against communism. Vietnam had been a French colony since the 1880s but won their fight for independence in 1954. The communist in South Vietnam was called the Vietcong. The north helped the south trying to get rid of the Vietcong. The United States got involved by sending military advisors and supplies to help fight Vietcong. Then the US started sending soldiers with more advanced technology, bombers, helicopters, and tanks.
  • To Kill a Mocking Bird - Harper Lee

    To Kill a Mocking Bird - Harper Lee
    Scout Finch lives with her brother, Jem, and their father, Atticus, in the small Alabama town of Maycomb. Atticus defends a black man named Tom Robinson, who has been accused of raping a white woman. Because of Atticus’s defending, Jem and Scout are abused from other children, even when they celebrate Christmas. Once the trial started and Tom was put into jail a group of men came to the jail to lynch Tom. This book is related to the Scottsboro trials, the trial in the book is that trial.
  • Apollo 11

    Apollo 11
    Apollo 11 was the first manned mission to land on the moon. Apollo 11 spacecraft was launched from Cape Kennedy at 1:32 pm on July 16, 1969. While the spacecraft was in space and at the moon they conducted many experiments for a scientist. Such as a wind experiment, a reflector experiment and more. Apollo 11 was the first spacecraft to send an astronaut (Neil Armstrong) to the moon and to take the first steps of a known living species on the moon.
  • After Auschwitz - Anne Sexton

    After Auschwitz - Anne Sexton
    After Auschwitz is a short poem written by Anne Sexton. This poem talks about the horrors of being a jew in the holocaust period. It talks about during the holocaust as well as after it, talking about how she will never "Let man never again raise his eyes" and more. This poem is connected to WW2 and the holocaust. It takes place in both of these eras as well as during the war itself.
  • The Things They Carried - Tim O'Brien

    The Things They Carried - Tim O'Brien
    The Things They Carried is a book based around the Vietnam war and the war stories of the Vietnam war. This book is about the stories Tim O' Brien experienced himself as well. Such as one of the people in his group was shot in the head and many more horrific stories.
  • 9/11 Attacks

    9/11 Attacks
    On September 11, 2001, militants associated with an extremist group al-Qaeda hijacked four airplanes and carried out suicide attempts. Two of the planes were flown into the twin towers of the world trade center in New York City. The other plane hit the Pentagon just outside of D.C., the fourth plane didn't make its target. The passengers crashed the plane into a field in Pennsylvania. This event triggered many things to happen in the US, such as increasing security in airports all over the US.
  • 102 Minutes - Jim Dwyer and Kevin Flynn

    102 Minutes - Jim Dwyer and Kevin Flynn
    The book 102 minutes is a book about 9/11. This is a book about the fight inside of the twin towers. The book starts by taking place in the towers, and how it was just another day. Once the plane hits the first it tells about what the people inside do to escape and so forth. As the people in the second tower evacuate the security officers tell them to return to work because it was tower 1 that had problems, not 2. This book is just an overall story about the inside of the towers.
  • Liberty’s Son: A Spy Story of the American Revolution - Paul B. Thompson

    Liberty’s Son: A Spy Story of the American Revolution -  Paul B. Thompson
    Oliver Carter arrives in Boston in 1773 with the simple plan to work for Dr. Benjamin Church. The American colonists have got tired of British tyranny and Boston was the center of rebellious activity. Oliver joins Dr. Church in the Sons of Liberty, a group of colonists fighting for the rebel cause. But Oliver discovers that his boss is a traitor, giving secrets to the British. This story connects to the Boston Tea party as in the book it talks about the event and how everyone responded.