US History: VHS summer: Ally Rodrigues

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    History of the US

    This timeline visually represents the history of the United states from the year 1492 to the year 1877. It will show and explain all of the key events and historical moments regarding the United States.
  • Jamestown Settlement and "Starving Times"

    Jamestown Settlement and "Starving Times"
    In 1607, 144 English men decided to go over to the Jamestown colony in hopes of repeating the success that the Spaniards had such as finding gold etc.
  • Growth/ Legalization of Slavery

    Growth/ Legalization of Slavery
    Virginia being the first to legalize slavery, gave the idea to the rest of the southern colonies that slavery was a good thing. This grew slavery all through the south.
  • Diversity in America

    Diversity in America
    Although Diversity was not a strict event in history, starting in the early 1700's, it was visible that America was becoming a place with different people from different backgrounds which still continues to this day.
  • The Boston Massacre

    The Boston Massacre
    The Boston Massacre was when British colonists opened fire on the American Colonists killing 5 men for the primary due to an argument that had happened. This event was publicized by some people such as Paul Revere and Samuel Adams.
  • Declaring Independence

    Declaring Independence
    With the Revolutionary war going on, the colonists had decided that they wanted independence from Britain and on July 4, the continental congress had voted to put the Declaration of Independence in place, which was made by 5 men including Adams, Jefferson, and Franklin
  • Plan for a Constitution

    Plan for a Constitution
    A new plan for a federal Constitution was being drafted by leaders in Philadelphia in which had a new set of rules for the new national government. This also proposed that a very strong central government had the authority over the individual states.
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  • George Washington becomes first president

    George Washington becomes first president
    George Washington, who was also a Military command, was elected to be the first President of the United States, although at first he took a small and limited role. He had helped give power, life, and respectability to what was soon to be the first ever democracy.
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  • The election of 1800

    The election of 1800
    In 1800 Thomas Jefferson was elected to be the President of the United States. He referred to his election as "The Revolution of 1800" he had declared his position of president with the quote "We are all Republicans, we are all Federalists."
  • The Louisiana Purchase

    The Louisiana Purchase
    The Louisiana Purchase was when America had bought 828,000 sq. miles of land from France which in current time is the area from the Mississippi river to the Rocky Mountains and from the Gulf of Mexico to the bottom of Canada. It was one of the most important achievements of Thomas Jefferson's presidency.
  • Andrew Jackson becoming president

    Andrew Jackson becoming president
    Andrew Jackson was elected president and ran from 1829-1837 but before presidency, Jackson was general in the United States Army. There were very mixed feelings about Jackson being president, some liked him and some did not.
  • The Underground Railroad

    The Underground Railroad
    The underground railroad was built to help slaves travel from point to point on their way to freedom. The train only ran at night and stopped at places such as homes and churches. Although this was risky, going to the north because of the ¨slave catchers¨
  • The Indian Removal act

    The Indian Removal act
    The Indian Removal act was signed into law in 1830 by President Andrew Jackson where the Cherokees were forced to move west for their land. Some peacefully moved, and others did not, over 4,000 Indians had died during the march on what was called the Trail Of Tears.
  • Slave Rebellion

    Slave Rebellion
    Nat Turner, who was a slave at the time, had organized about 70 slaves to go from plantation to plantation killing 75 white men woman and children. Him and 18 of the other slaves were killed and the south responded by increasing slave patrol and getting more strict slave codes.
  • The Idea of Manifest destiny

    The Idea of Manifest destiny
    Manifest Destiny was the idea that the united states was bound to expand. There were many events that happened to expand the United states such as Texas Independence and The Louisiana purchase.
  • The Mexican American War

    The Mexican American War
    The entire conflict was due to the want for independence of Texas. At this time the president of the United States was James K. Polk, who wanted Texas a part of the U.S. After a series of battles, Texas gained its independence and was a part of the United States.
  • The Kansas - Nebraska Act

    The Kansas - Nebraska Act
    The Kansas- Nebraska Act was the biggest significance in the Civil War. Because the south was in no hurry to permit the Nebraska territory because it was a part of the North, which had no slavery. This Problem was resolved by letting each territory decide if they wanted slavery or not.
  • Beginning of the Civil War

    Beginning of the Civil War
    The Civil War started at Fort Sumter when Gustave T. Beauregard opened fire and the confederate showered the fort in 3,000 shells. During this time, Lincoln was the president of the union while Jefferson Davis was president of the Confederate states of America.
  • The thirteenth amendment

    The thirteenth amendment
    The passing of the thirteenth amendment completely abolished slavery in all states and territories.
  • Impeachment of Andrew Johnson

    Impeachment of Andrew Johnson
    Congress was looking for any way to get rid of uncooperative president Johnson due to his crimes and misdemeanors.
  • Americas Identity

    Americas Identity
    The American Identity is the idea that the people from all different backgrounds who have common beliefs politically and religiously come together.