1600 to 1876 by Sean Dailey

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In History
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    The 16th to 17th century

    Pilgrims, a small ship, hard winters, Indians, and the creation of one of the most loved national holidays.
  • Jamestown

    Jamestown
    This small settlement was the first functioning settlement in the New World and also the first colony to own slaves from Africa. It was founded by 104 English men and boys wanting to create a settlement.
  • First slaves in America

    First slaves in America
    Kidnapped by the Portuguese, African slaves were sold to Jamestown marketing nightmare of slavery. This signified the beginning of the mainstay of the southern colonies providing essentially a free workforce.
  • Pilgrims Landing

    Pilgrims Landing
    In 1620 the pilgrims landed in the new world. After 66 days at sea, they were very happy to have landed finally.
  • Indian Massacre

    Indian Massacre
    As the Plymouth settlement started to grow, the Indians began to feel challenged that they would be forced off their own land. In 1622, approximately 600 Indians rioted against the parasitic English living in their country.
  • Help from savages

    Help from savages
    Once the pilgrims had been in America for a year, they didn't know much about growing food or anything for that matter. They received a visit from the Indian chief Massasoit who spoke english and showed them some secrets of farming crops. Another great Indian that was of great assistance to the settlement was Squanto. He spoke english very well, even better than Massasoit.
  • Giving thanks

    Giving thanks
    The Pilgrims, who were very religious people, thought it a fair idea to have a great feast celebrating all that the Lord had done for them. Games and activities like shooting muskets, weaving and sewing, and ball were planned and even though the Indians were uninvited, they showed up anyway, bringing with them a wide assortment of fish, turkey, deer, and small game.
  • Navigation acts

    Navigation acts
    This was a series of acts that forbade goods to be transported by colonists to England. This eventually led to the Anglo-Dutch War.
  • King Philip's war

    King Philip's war
    When the english began to claim too much land, an armed conflict or war broke out between the two. The Indians were led by Chief Metacom, a woampanoag leader known to the British as King Philip. The Indians wanted to overthrow the British but that was halted due to King Metacom being shot on the front lines in battle.
  • Pennsylvania

    Pennsylvania
    William Penn was a colonist with a desire to establish a state to add to the colonies. He received a royal charter from Charles II which gave him the opportunity to establish Pennsylvania.
  • Salem Witch Trials

    Salem Witch Trials
    This event was a tumultuous time, especially for women. It was a series of hearings and prosecutions accusing people practicing witchcraft. It was one of America's most high mass hysteria times and 30 people were held guilty. 19 of which were hanged.
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    The 17th century to 18th century

    A new nation, a fight for freedom, the writing of a constitution, and the founding of possibly the greatest nation in the world.
  • Colonization

    Colonization
    In 1701, the first colonies of America began to form. 14 colonies entered the union. Massachussetts, Delaware, North and South Carolina, Virginia, Pennsylvania, New York, Rhode island, New Jersey, Georgia, New Hampshire, and Connecticut were all states that came into being in the
  • The Industrial Revolution

    The Industrial Revolution
    Machines powered by steam gained popularity and made the transition from old manufacturing processes to completely new ways of making products and tools.
  • Watt's Steam Engine

    Watt's Steam Engine
    At the time, steam engines were effective in powering factories, but were in need of improvement. English inventor, James Watt, invented a steam machine that revolutionized the way that steam engines worked and were built. This one in particular saved more fuel by 50% and worked much better than the ones at the time. It's primary task was to pump water out of mines, but soon led to the steam locomotive as a means of transportation.
  • The American Revolution

    The American Revolution
    Britain was currently ruling America as if it was one of its own. America disfavored this greatly and began to rebel against Britain. Americans took farm boys, husbands, shop owners, anyone who was willing to fight for America. George Washington also stepped up to lead the rebellion and the rebels won the war against Britain.
  • Power Loom

    Power Loom
    English inventor, Edmund Cartwright, invented this water powered machine that revolutionized the weaving process in 1787. The invention soon came to America in 1790.
  • The U.S. Constitution

    The U.S. Constitution
    The U.S. Constitution was a compilation of rules and declarations written by colonist and future president, James Madison. It was used as a means of breaking free from British rule and a way of governing the country. It was a rule that the President, whoever he was, must always under no condition or state, follow the constitution.
  • George Washington

    George Washington
    He was one of the greatest military generals that early America ever had. It was because of Him that the U.S. won the American revolution and the American people chose him to be the first President to lead the country.
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    The 18th century to 76.

    America as a nation, wild west, fighting our own people, GOLD, and the finale of this final timespan.
  • Thomas Jefferson

    Thomas Jefferson
    The election of President Jefferson was pivotal for America. He was a primary draftsman for the constitution and had the idea for the abolition of slavery. He also was the father of many inventions including ice cream, french fries, the dumbwaiter, mac and cheese, and much more.
  • The Louisiana purchase.

    The Louisiana purchase.
    This great act was an acquisition of land of the territory of Louisiana. It added more than 45% of the United States 50 count. A financial grand total of 5 million and a land total of 820,000 square miles.
  • The gold rush

    The gold rush
    In California, people began discovering gold in the rivers, streams, and mines by the pound. Throughout the year, almost $166,090 dollars in gold alone was found. This was known as the gold rush.
  • James K. Polk

    James K. Polk
    This election was the closest in US history. Polk assumed the presidency without even having won popular vote.
  • Mexican American War

    Mexican American War
    This war stemmed from the annexation of the Republic of Texas by the US. It changed the slavery debate for in America. 13,238 killed, 4,000 wounded. Also stemmed from the US being a little greedy (in mexico's opinion.)
  • The Civil War

    The Civil War
    When the Southern states threatened to secede from the union, this created tension. President Abraham Lincoln did not let the states secede which eventually led to war. The south wanted to keep slavery but Lincoln didn't want them to break from America, he wanted them together and that's why the war began.
  • The 14th amendment

    The 14th amendment
    This was possibly one of the greatest things that happened in America. This addition to the constitution declared all former slaves citizens of the USA. This posed a challenge to slavery
  • Let there be light!

    Let there be light!
    Thomas Edison had completed his work on the incandescent lamp and upon doing so, had opened his first industrial research lab.