A global conflict where the French and the Indians fought against Great Britain. The conflict was mainly caused by land expansions and disagreements between each other
Proclamation of 1763
The proclamation insured that settlers will not cross west past the Appalachian Mountains. This ensured that there would be no conflict between other settlers and Native Americans.
A tax, whose purpose was to increase prices and revenue. Also taxed products that were created by the 13 colonies.
March 5, 1770
An event, where British soldiers fired on a mob killing several people. This took place on King Street. (I've actually been there before). The Boston Massacre was then used to scapegoat the British for rebellious efforts
Declaration of Independence
Approx. July 4th 1776
The Declaration of Independence used by the Continental Congress on July 4th. It was used by the 13 colonies to break political ties between them and the British
1787 - 1800
An agreement where large and small states agreed for there to be two separate houses to be created. Based on population and states.
Invention of Cotton Gin
A machine that separates the seeds from cotton. Allowed people to produce cotton products much more efficiently. Also meant more slaves needed.
The Louisiana Purchase was a deal between the United States and France. United States gave France 15 million for any land 827,000 square miles west of the Mississippi River.
Louis and Clark expeditions
1805 - 1806
Louis and Clark explored the lands that the United States bought from France in the Louisiana Purchase. They discovered many different species of plants and animals during their search
War of 1812
1812 - 1815
A conflict between the United States, United Kingdom and respective allies. Fought to support Napoleon's fight against the British.
Republic of Texas
September, 1836 - 1845
Texas became its own country after leaving Mexico and in 1845 agreed to join the United States.
Began when a man named James Marshall discovered gold in California. The excitement for gold brought over 300,000 people from the United States and foreigners included.
American Civil War
1861 - 1865
A war that was fought between the Union and the 11 states that seceded from the Union. The 11 states consisted of southern states and they seceded because of tariffs, trade and slavery ideas.
1929 - 1939
A time period where the U.S economy went under recession. This was mainly caused by the stock market crash and banks that failed
A policy that would counter Soviet Union's geopolitical expansion during the Cold War.