1774 - 1898: events that shaped our country.

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  • The intolerable acts

    The intolerable acts
    These acts were put into place to suppress colonial uprising after the Boston tea party. The acts included the quartering act, Boston port act, Massachusetts government act, an the administration of justice act, among others.
  • Start of the revolution

    Start of the revolution
    The revolutionary war began with the onslaught of British troops and local militia at Lexington and Concord, Massachusetts.
  • The battle of Saratoga

    The battle of Saratoga
    This was a decisive battle that led to the victory of the colonies during the Revolutionary war.
  • Articles of confederation are created

    Articles of confederation are created
    The articles of confederation were created to better connect the colonies and to serve as the first constitution.
  • The revolution comes to an end

    The revolution comes to an end
    The British signed the Treaty of Paris, resulting in the end of the Revolutionary war and England recognizing the colonies as their ow nation.
  • The united states Constitution

    The united states Constitution
    The constitution was ratified by all thirteen colonies and became the framework for the United States of America.
  • The Industrial Revolution

    The Industrial Revolution
    The Industrial Revolution brought about the widespread use of machines and factories to more efficiently use and make materials and products.
  • The bill of rights

    The bill of rights
    The bill of rights is a list of rights that every citizen of the united state has, and serves to keep the government from alienating them.
  • The cotton gin is invented

    The cotton gin is invented
    Eli Whitney invented the cotton gin to hasten the process of removing seeds from cotton.
  • The Louisiana purchase

    The Louisiana purchase
    Due to its war with Britain, France was in need of money so it sold a large area of land west of the Appalachians to the United States.
  • The war of 1812

    The war of 1812
    Due to the British violating the Maritime rights, the United States and Britain go back to war.
  • Panic of 1819

    Panic of 1819
    The first financial crisis spread across america and is dubbed by some historians as the first Great Depression.
  • Monroe Doctrine

    Monroe Doctrine
    The United States announces that it will not stand for further colonization of the western hemisphere and would not take part in international European affairs.
  • Andrew Jackson elected president

    Andrew Jackson elected president
    Andrew Jackson won the election against John Quincy Adams in both the electoral and popular vote. He was most known for "being as hard as old hickory wood", his constant need to dual, and his victory in the battle of new Orleans.
  • The Tariff of Abominations

    The Tariff of Abominations
    This tariff was meant to protect northern industry, But resulted in the southern economy being harmed instead.
  • The Indian removal act

    The Indian removal act
    The Indian removal act was created to give more land to the native Americans in the west in exchange for the lands they were currently living on. This insighted war between the US and many of the Native Americans. those who did not go willingly were forced to go and created what is now known as the trail of tears.
  • The telegram

    The telegram
    Samuel Morse invented the telegram for long distance communication. By the time the Civil war was over telegraph cables had spread all across the country. The north heavily used these lines to relay information across vast distances and is one of the reasons for their victory against the south.
  • The Mexican-American war

    The Mexican-American war
    The United States fought Mexico for their land. The United states won the war and got over half of Mexico, and California.
  • Battle of Buena Vista

    Battle of Buena Vista
    This battle took place in the Mexican-American war and resulting in massive territory gains for the United States, and is regarded as one of the most important battles.
  • Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo

    Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo
    This treaty officially ended the Mexican-American war and resulted in Mexico handing over 55% of its land, and the US paid $15 million to mexico.
  • Fugitive slave act

    Fugitive slave act
    This as an act that required that runaway slaves must be returned to their owners if found, even if they were in non-slave territory.
  • Start of the civil war

    Start of the civil war
    The attack on fort Sumter kicked off this deadly war between the north and south.
  • Battle of Antietam

    Battle of Antietam
    This battle was one of the mos important battles in the civil war and helped lead to union victory. This battle also led Abraham Lincoln to issue the emancipation proclamation.
  • End of the civil war

    End of the civil war
    After the north cut off all supply lines to the south, Robert E. Lee was forced to surrender the south.
  • Wilmington massacre of 1898

    Wilmington massacre of 1898
    A group of about 2000 white supremacists started a coup to take over the Wilmington government and make it favor white people and to remove any people of African descent from its personnel. this resulted in an abundance of murder, arson, and thousands of refugees fleeing from the violence.
  • Period: to

    The Era of Good Feelings.

    This era consisted of boosted population growth and nationalism. It also brought about advancements in technology and transportation such as the steam engines and its intertwined transportation uses.