Thomas Jefferson helped write the Declaration of Independence from June 11-28, 1776
Peace Treaty signed after Battle of Fallen Timbers. Tricked Native Americans into giving away their land to America in exchange for food and blankets.
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 between U.S. and Britain
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 starts and the War of Texas fight for independence begins
Battle of Goliad takes place and ends with a victory for Texas.
Texans lose this battle and continue to struggle for independence.
The Goliad Massacre takes place. Mexican General Santa Anna orders the execution of 400 surrendered Texans. This becomes a rallying cry for Texas independence.
The Oregon Trail was 2000 miles long. It was scouted in 1823 and started in 1841
James Marshall was the first to find gold