US History

Events

Columbus arrives in New World.

1492

Jamestown!

1607

House of Burgesses

1619

South - people got power! only white, land owning males had a say doe

Navigation Acts

1651 - 1673

Designed to BOOST mercantilism (for example: only can ship stuff on British ships, only can buy goods from England, preventing colonies from manufacturing). Set up vice admiralty courts & Boards of Trade

Bacon's Rebellion

1670

Bacon and backcountry farmers rebelled against Virginia (Sir William Berkeley). Discontent of farmers with the elites.

First Great Awakening

1730 - 1740

Albany Plan of Union

1754

French & Indian War

1754 - 1763

1763 marked the END of the age of salutary neglect.
Treaty of Paris 1763 ended this war.

Proclamation of 1763

1763

Prohibited the colonists from westward expansion

Currency Act

1764

Forbade the printing of paper money

Sugar Act

1764

Actually LOWERED the tax on molasses, counter intuitive

Parliament repeals stamp act

1766

this is in response to stamp act congress, sons of liberty, etc

Missouri Compromise

1820

Missouri = slave state. Maine = free state. Wanted to balance power b/t slave/free states in the Senate.

Mexican American War

1846 - 1848

Under the presidency of POLK.
he peacefully settled US/Canada border w/ Oregon Treaty, and he wants to expand so provokes Mexico into a war

wilmot proviso

1846

banned slavery in areas acquired by mexican cession

Seneca Falls Convention

1848

THE 18TH CENTURY WAS AN EXTREMELY IMPORTANT REFORM PERIOD!!!!!

Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo

1848

Mexican Cession: CA, NM, AZ, UT, TX
really intensifies slave/free state issues

Compromise of 1850

1850

by Henry Clay & Stephen Douglas.
5 acts, know them, love them.

Kansas Nebraska Act

1854

dred scott vs sanford

1857

John Brown raids Harpers Ferry

1859

As a result of Kansas Nebraska act. Border ruffians (proslavery) rush into Kansas to tilt balance of power in their favor and start attacking abolitionists there. John Brown, an abolitionist, then leads an attack on proslavery camp at Harpers Ferry. Leads to Bleeding Kansas, both sides are openly fighting --> 200 dead. John Brown = tried and executed = martyr

emancipation proclamation!!!

1863
  • freed slaves in states "still in rebellion" so technically it didn't really help anyone
  • removed ALL chances of European intervention for the South
  • changed the purpose of the war - NOW it's all about slavery

plessy vs ferguson

1896

Spanish american war

1898

19th Amendment

1920

Election of Herbert Hoover

1928

I don't like this guy.

McCarthyism

1950 - 1954

Korean War

1950

Armistice, no formal treaty, 38th parallel. MacArthur vs. Truman.

Bay of Pigs

1961

Kennedy Presidency

1961 - 1963

IMP. EVENTS*
1) Cuban Missile Crisis
2) Berlin Wall
3) Bay of Pigs Invasion
4) Peace Corps

Periods

the Age of Salutary Neglect

1650 - 1750

Whig Party

1830 - 1850

Formed in opposition of Jackson.
American system: high tariffs, infrastructure, national bank
Leaders include Henry Clay, Daniel Webster
Dies out in 1850s cuz they're SPLIT over slavery issue and Webster & Clay die

Jacksonian Democracy

1830 - 1840

Free Soil Party

1848 - 1852

Free men & Free soil = morally superior. Dedicated to issue of preventing slavery's expansion into the West

Know Nothing Party

1850 - 1856

Nativist Party that grew out of hostility to German & Irish immigrants

civil war

1861 - 1865

anaconda plan (surround & block off Confederate states one by one)
battle of Vicksburg: union gains control of Mississippi & divides Confederacy
Gettysburg address
Robert E Lee surrenders at appotomattox

reconstruction

1865 - 1877

1) What should we do with rebels in the South?
2) Under what conditions would the South be readmitted to the Union?
3) Status of african americans???

Progressive Movement

1900 - 1914

WWI

1914 - 1918

The New Deal & WWII

1934 - 1945

Truman & the Beginning of the Cold War

1945 - 1952

Two major issues after the end of WWII:

1) Survival of the combatants
2) What new political alliances would be formed?

The Cold War

1947 - 1991

The Eisenhower Years

1953 - 1960

1960s: SO MANY CIVIL RIGHTS STUFF!

1960 - 1970
  • Woman's Movement (Betty Friedan, NOW, ERA)
  • First gay pride movements (Stonewall riots)
  • New Left - Port Huron Statement, Students for a Democratic Society
  • Roe vs Wade
  • Black Power (Malcom X, Stokely Carmichael, Huey Newton)