Jamestown was the first establishment made by the British in America. The attempt proved to be nearly disasterous, but the settlers were able to pull through, laying the foundation for the early American colonies
The house of Burgesses was the first represenative assembly in America, and its first meeting symbolized the beginnig of the first forms of government in America
Plymouth is the most famous of the American colonies in grade school. It was a colony that was first surveyed by Captain John Smith and founded by pilgrims. It is most famous as part of American Folklore, including the beginning of thanksgiving.
New York is one of the most iconic cities that are in the U.S. It is home of landmarks such as the empire state building and the Statue of Liberty. The capture of New Amsterdam and the founding of New York is important because the city has been near the center of attention of american culture nearly since the time that it was founded.
The French and Indian war was a war involving America that was between Britain and France. This is the war that first began the distrust between the Americans and Britain
The Boston Massacre was an event that turned the american mindset against the British. It made the British soldiers seem like monsters when really the whole thing was exaggerated. Some Americans were taunting some British soldiers until they felt threatened so they opened fire, but only killed 5 people
The Boston Tea Party was a political protest against the tea act imposed by Britain. After the British refused to return 3 shipfuls of tea, colonists dressed as indians boarded the ships and threw the crates of tea into the Boston Harbor. This was a direct slap in the face to Britain, especially when the colonists were not caught do to the fact that no one would turn them in.
this is the event that established America as its own country, until the American Revolution the American Colonies were still part of Britain. Although the Americans were greatly outnumbered, they were able to pull through victorious at the end due to their knowledge of the land, their new strategies, and the fact that they were like a "pillow," in that if one city was captured another would spring up
The Declaration of Independence, written by Thomas Jefferson, was the document that declared separation of the colonies from Britain.
The articals of confederation were enacted as the first form of constitution among the 13 states. The articles of Confederation were used until 1789 under much controversy until they were replaced by the Constitution.
Shays Rebellion was an uprising that occured in Massachusetts and named after Daniel Shays, a veteran of the Revolutionary war.
George Washington was the Nations first president and he set the 2 terms policy for all the future presidents
This was the first census that measured the population of the United States. It measured 4 million, noting that the United States was growing rapidly
The Bill of Rights is considered to be the most important part of the Constitution because it guaranties the rights and freedoms of the American People. It was a highly demanded part of the constitution prior to its establishment.
Some say that if the cotton gin had not been invented when it did, slavery would have naturally died off. But when the cotton gin was created it reinvigorated the need for slave labor (I would have attached a picture, but the computer wont let me pull up anything with the word "gin" in it)
In 1800 the Capitol of the United states was set in Washington, where it remains as its iconic home till this day.
This case formed the basis for Judicial review in the United States
The Louisiana purchase nearly doubled the size of the United States.
Sometimes considered a useless war, this war was fought between America and Britain. America won but almost nothing was gained or changed.
The United States acquired Florida from Spain.
Enacted as a way to clarify to the British that if they were to try to colonize land in America that it would be seen as an act of aggression, and that the United States would get involved
The Indian removal act was made to get the Indians out of the territories that President Jackson wanted for the U.S
This removed the Indians from their homes to send them to Oregon, a barren plane with basically no resources
Nat Turners Rebellion is the biggest slave revolt in American History. 55-65 whites were killed by rebel slaves although the uprising only lasted a few days. The rebellion caused widespread panic and fear, and as a result 56 slaves were executed, some of them not having anything to do with the rebellion.
This was a paper that spoke out against slavery, fueling inspiration for the civil war
allowed Texas to be annexed
Path the indians followed while being forced to leave. Many Indians died during this
The annexation of Texas gave the U.S one of its biggest states, and thats pretty cool.
This was one of the first influential womens rights conventions in the U.S. It was composed of women who gave lectures and discussed the positions of women in Society
Though not immensely important to the whole of U.S history, Harriet Tubman is one of the most well known and most celebrated African Americans in the History of the United states . She is said to have helped hundreds of slaves to freedom through the underground railroad.
This was an anti-slavery novel written by Harriet Beecher Stowe, that gained massive popularity before the civil was, and some even say that it even fueled the beginnings of the civil war.
The Gasden purchase was purchased for the main purpose of constructing the transcontinental railroad, the fastest way to get across the U.S
The Kansas-Nebraska act gave the U.S Kansas and Nebraska, and it also repealed the Missouri Compromise
The Dred Scott decision determined that the federal government could not regulate slavery in the US. It also ruled that African Americans were not protected by the constitution and therefor not citizens.
John Brown was a semi-crazy abolitionist led men to an arsenal at Harpers Ferry to acquire weapons. The little group was destroyed by the Marines, and John Brown was executed.
The civil was is known as the bloodiest was in all of american history because the only casualties were american. It was a war between the north and the south, ad it was aroused through many issues involving social and political issues, the most famous of which being slavery.
The confederate states of america were formed in retaliation to the Union. It was composed of the Southern states
Gave people land at very little cost
This was an act that with the purpose to end slavery
President Lincoln was assassinated by John Wilkes booth, a stage actor who had known the layout Fords Theater where Lincoln was very well. Though the original plan had been to kidnap Lincoln, Booth became set on killing him after hearing a speech given by Lincoln, and he carried out his plan on good Friday, April 14 1865.