The History of the U.S.


Thomas Jefferson lived

April 13,1743 - July 4, 1826

Andrew Jackson lived

March 15, 1767 - June 8, 1845

Declaration of Independence approved

July 4, 1776

Thomas Jefferson helped write the Declaration of Independence from June 11-28, 1776

Treaty of Greenville

August 3, 1795

Peace Treaty signed after Battle of Fallen Timbers. Tricked Native Americans into giving away their land to America in exchange for food and blankets.

John Adams second U.S. president

March 4,1797 - March 3, 1801

Thomas Jefferson president

March 4, 1801 - March 3, 1809

Westward Expansion

1803 - 1869

Conflict in the West


Americans began moving West in the 1800s. The British in Canada attacked the Native Americans, making the Native Americans weary. This led to the attack of Americans mistaken for British.

War of 1812

1812 - 1814

War between U.S. and Britain

John Adams U.S. President

1825 - 1829

Andrew Jackson 7th U.S. president

1829 - 1837

Texas independence from Mexico

1835 - 1836

On April 21,1836 Texans under Sam Houston defeated General Santa Anna at the Battle of San Jacinto. This victory secured Texas' Independence.

Battle of Gonzales

October 2, 1835

Battle of Gonzales starts and the War of Texas fight for independence begins

Battle of Goliad

October 9, 1835

Battle of Goliad takes place and ends with a victory for Texas.

Battle at the Alamo


Texans lose this battle and continue to struggle for independence.

Goliad Massacre

March 27, 1836

The Goliad Massacre takes place. Mexican General Santa Anna orders the execution of 400 surrendered Texans. This becomes a rallying cry for Texas independence.

Trails to the West


The Oregon Trail was 2000 miles long. It was scouted in 1823 and started in 1841

Gold Rush


James Marshall was the first to find gold