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  • 986

    First Vikings in America

    First Vikings in America
    The first Vikings to land on America were commanded by Bjarni Herjolfsson. Historians think that he may of been lost at sea and drifted to the Americas. Or he could of been looking for new land for settling on. But historians think that he may have gone there by accident.
  • 1492

    Columbus first lands in the New World

    Columbus first lands in the New World
    Columbus landed in the Bahamas in 1492 but he thought it was China.
  • 1499

    john cabot

    john cabot
    John Cabot was known for being a good navigator and explorer. he was Venetian. his most known discovery was when he sailed to North America and claimed Canada land for england
  • Apr 27, 1521

    ferdinand magellan

    ferdinand magellan
    ferdinand magellan was killed in a dispute with local people in the Philippines during his journey. he was born february 3 1480 and died April 27 1521.
  • 1526

    The Triangle Trade

    The Triangle Trade
    The Triangle Trade was very bad Europeans would sail their ships in a triangle. Eventually getting to Africa where the Europeans would buy slaves and sell them for other valuable stuff. At that time in history slaves were treated like property they could even be killed. Many slaves died just on the journey from one place to another by ship. They were crammed in so tightly they hardly had enough space to move.
  • Apr 26, 1541

    fransisco piazzaro

    fransisco piazzaro
    Francisco pizzaro was a Spanish conqesitor that conquered the Inca empire and took home giant amounts of gold and silver he was born march 16 1478 and died 26 June 1541
  • Sep 20, 1565

    Fort Caroline destroyed

    Fort Caroline destroyed
    Fort Caroline was held by the French forces. The region was treacherous: it had venomous snakes and giant spiders. in 1565 September 20 the Spanish forces attacked the French and sacked the fort. The french did not have guards on duty because there was a hurricane and they thought no one would try to attack them in that weather.
  • Spanish armada English fleet

    Spanish armada English fleet
    the battle between the British and Spanish. it was bad defeat for the Spanish after that battle they were embarrassed. but for the British it was great that victory helped the British become the best if not one of the best naval fleets at that time
  • Francis Drake

    Francis Drake
    Francis Drake was hired by Elizabeth 1 to raid Spanish ships and take the supplies, goods, and money back to Europe. he stole 20,000 ducats 8 million dollars in modern money. he was born 1540 and died January 28 1596.
  • Jamestown

    Jamestown
    Jamestown was one of the first English settlements to be set up in North America. Their leader was John Smith.
  • the starving time

    the starving time
    The starving time was a horrible time in Jamestown. Only 60 of the 500 people were still alive.
  • Henry Hudson

    Henry Hudson
    in 1609 Henry Hudson while looking for the northwest passage to china.He sailed up the river that's now called the Hudson river.
  • Tobacco planted by Europeans

    Tobacco planted by Europeans
    The European settlers started to farm tobacco in 1612. Tobacco became very popular in Europe, so growing and importing it could make someone very rich.
  • the Mayflower voyage

    the Mayflower voyage
    The Mayflower voyage was a journey made by pilgrims. The pilgrims were trying to find a better life because where they came from was England. In England they were being punished by the king for believing a different religion than what the king and his followers believed.
  • massacre at Jamestown

    massacre at Jamestown
    The Massacre of Jamestown was a dark time for Jamestown. Hundreds of settlers were slaughtered including men women and even children were killed. The reason why more people did not die is because a Indian boy named Chanco warned the settlers of the incoming raid. The attack happened in 1622.
  • Dutch buy Manhattan island

    Dutch buy Manhattan island
    In 1626 the dutch bought Manhattan island from the native Americans, Who were living there before the dutch came.
  • Rhode island founded 1636

    Rhode island founded 1636
    In 1636 a settlement was created at Rhode Island. The person that founded it was named Roger Williams. He was kicked out of Massachusetts by the Puritans because he didn't believe in forcing anyone to believe as he did.
  • Harvard college

    Harvard college
    Harvard college was founded in 1636 in Massachusetts. It was founded by a guy named Thomas Hooker.
  • Indian Lacrosse

    Indian Lacrosse
    Lacrosse was started by the Native Americans and is different than how we play it today. Unlike today the Games lasted the whole day. Also there was full body contact. So people could throw punches and hit people. The game was initially played in the St. Lawrence Valley area by the Algonquian tribe and they were followed by more tribes. The game was created in 1636.
  • The Puritans

    The Puritans
    Between 1630 and 1640 the puritans keep arriving in New England and then setting out to go through Massachusetts bay and farther
  • Charles the l

    Charles the l
    In 1649 Charles the l was beheaded as a result of the British civil war.
  • British attack new Amsterdam

    British attack new Amsterdam
    in 1664 the British attacked New Amsterdam that was already occupied by the dutch. The British took New Amsterdam without firing a shot and renamed it New York.
  • King Phillips war

    King Phillips war
    King Phillips war was fought between the American Indians and New England colonists from 1675- 1676. Metacom(king Phillips) was the American Indian leader. He was the son of Massasoit, one of the Indians that befriended and helped with the crops during the first winter.
  • Pueblo Uprising (Santa Fe)

    Pueblo Uprising (Santa Fe)
    The Pueblo Uprising was fought between Pueblo Indians and the Spaniards. The Indian's leader was named Pope. The Indians defeated the Spaniards, who retreated back to Mexico, but only temporarily.
  • Blackbeard

    Blackbeard
    Blackbeard's real name was Edward Teach but his nickname was Blackbeard. He was known for being very scary not only because he was a pirate but because he put smoking fuses in his beard and also had a ton of pistols strapped to his body. His main ship was called the queen Ann's revenge but he captured up to 30 ships. He was born in 1680 and died at around 35 to 40 years of age.
  • The Salem witch trials.

    The Salem witch trials.
    The Salem witch trials were a series of trials to see if some accused people were witches. Twenty innocent people died because they were accused of being guilty.
  • Anne Bonny

    Anne Bonny
    Anne Bonny was one of the few women pirates at her time she was known to be strong and independent. She was born in Ireland in 1697 but it is unknown when she died. She was also known as Anne Cormac. She was not the captain but just part of the crew. She operated as a pirate between 1713-1720. like most pirates at the time she sailed in the Caribbean.
  • William Kidd

    William Kidd
    William Kidd was born in 1645 and died in 1701 by Capital punishment by hanging. He mobilized around the Red Sea. He was a pirate from 1695 - 1700. His ships were the Blessed William, Adventure Galley, Quedagh Merchant, and several others. He buried treasure on long island.
  • Thomas Gage

    Thomas Gage
    Thomas Gage was a British army General officer and colonial official. He is best known for his many years of service in North America and, his role as British commander- in -chief in the early days of the American Revolution. He was born March 10, 1718 and died April 2, 1787.
  • Benjamin Hornigold

    Benjamin Hornigold
    Benjamin Hornigold was well known because he was a privateer, pirate, and pirate hunter all at different times in his career. He was also well known because his apprentice and partner was Blackbeard. It is unknown when he was born but he died 1719 he mobilized in the Caribbean. He was a pirate from 1713-1719. His ship was named the la Concorde.
  • Louisbourg

    Louisbourg
    Louisbourg was a strong french fort in the french and Indian war. they had a on Cape Breton island they had a perfect viewing point at attacking British ships. It was a strongly fortified fort complete with cannons, guns and tons of lookouts.There was only about 7,000 trained french men it was not enough to man everything at once. Louisbourg started its fortifications in 1719.
  • Charles Vane

    Charles Vane
    Charles Vane was known for his cruelty he beat tortured and killed sailors from the ships he captured. He was a pirate from 1716 - 1720 his date of birth is unknown but he died on march, 29 1721. he mobilized around the Caribbean,Atlantic. His ships were the lark, ranger, and another ranger.
  • John Pitcairn

    John Pitcairn
    John Pitcairn was a British Marine officer. He was a stationed in Boston Massachusetts at the start of the revolutionary war. He was a born in Scotland and and joined the navy at age 23. He served in the battle of Lexington and concord and the battle of bunker hill which was a where he died. He was born December 17, 1722 and died June 17, 1775.
  • Admiral de Grasse

    Admiral de Grasse
    Admiral de Grasse was a French officer who achieved the rank of admiral. He is best known for commanding the french fleet at the battle of Chesapeake in 1781 the last year of the American revolution. He also stopped the British navy from reinforcing Yorktown. he was born September 13, 1722 and died January 11, 1788.
  • Sam Adams

    Sam Adams
    Sam Adams was a political philosopher, statesman, and a Founding Father. Adams helped organize the sons of liberty. He signed the declaration of independence and was the governor of Massachusetts. He was a a strong opponent of British taxation. He was born September 27, 1722 and died October 2, 1803.
  • General Rochambeau

    General Rochambeau
    General Rochambeau was a French nobleman and general. He played an important role in helping the thirteen colonies win independence. He is most famous for helping George Washington and the american army to take Yorktown. he was born July 1, 1725 and died May 30, 1807
  • George Mason

    George Mason
    George Mason was a planter, politician, and delegate to the constitutional convention. He was one of three delegates to not sign the Constitution. He was an american patriot who participated in American revolution. He was born December 11,1725 and died October 7, 1792.
  • Horatio Gates

    Horatio Gates
    Horatio Gates was an american general and was most famous for winning the battle of Saratoga. Horatio was a mayor general in the war. He was born in Britain then moved to the states he was born July 16,1727 and died April 10, 1806.
  • Robert Carter III

    Robert Carter III
    Robert Carter the III was a plantation owner from Virginia. He was very rich he had 16 plantations his own ships and an iron foundry and sadly around more than 500 slaves. he sat on the Virginia governors council. with the assistance of Baptist,Quaker, and Swedenborgian faith Robert Carter released his slaves. he was born February 28, 1727 and died March 10, 1804
  • William Howe

    William Howe
    William Howe was a British army officer. He rose to Commander- in -chief of all land forces in the colonies. During the revolutionary war William was one of three Howe brothers who served during that period of time. he was born August 10,1729 and died July 12, 1814.
  • Baron von Steuben

    Baron von Steuben
    Baron von Steuben was a Prussian officer before becoming inspector General in the Continental army. He was present in the Battle of Yorktown and many more. He helped whip the american forces at valley Forge into shape. he also served as Major General during the war. He was born September 17, 1730 and died November 28, 1794.
  • Henry Clinton

    Henry Clinton
    Henry Clinton was a British general as well as serving in the army he was a politician and was in the house of commons. He served in many battles including the siege of Yorktown, the battle of bunker hill, and the siege of Charleston. he was born April 16, 1730 and died December 23, 1795.
  • Robert Rogers

    Robert Rogers
    Robert Rogers was an American colonial Frontiersman. Rogers served in the British army during both the French and Indian War and the American Revolution. Rogers commanded the the Queens Rangers, until he was replaced by John Graves Simcoe. Robert Rogers was born November 7, 1731 and died May 18, 1795. Rogers was a actor in the Movie series Turn.
  • George Washington in the French and Indian war

    George Washington in the French and Indian war
    George Washington was born February 22, 1732 and died December 14, 1799. He was a British colonel and he was part of the provincial,militia. He partly began the french and Indian war because he and a few of his men were looking for more land, when he ambushed some french soldiers.
  • Robert Howe

    Robert Howe
    Robert Howe was a continental army general. He was from the province of North Carolina. Howe was only one of 5 generals and was the only major general in the American army from North Carolina. he was born in 1732 and died December 14, 1786.
  • John Glover

    John Glover
    John Glover was a fisherman, merchant, and military leader. He served as a brigadier general in the Continental army. He was from Marblehead, Massachusetts. He was a militia colonel. he was motivated to join in the revolutionary war because of the Boston massacre. He was born November 5, 1732 and died January 30, 1797.
  • George Washington

    George Washington
    George Washington was a political leader, Military General, Founding Father, and statesman. He was the united states first president he served from 1789 to 1797. He led the patriots to win the revolutionary war. He served in many battles including siege of Boston, Battle of Harlem Heights, and battle of Brandywine, and of course the siege of Yorktown. He was born February 22, 1732 and died December 14, 1799.
  • Benjamin Lincoln

    Benjamin Lincoln
    Benjamin Lincoln was an American army officer. He served as major general during the American revolution. He served from 1781 to 1783 as the United States Secretary of war. he was a strong supporter of the United States Constitution. he was born January 24, 1733 and died May 9, 1810.
  • Daniel Boone and boonesbough

    Daniel Boone and boonesbough
    Daniel Boone was an explorer and a colonist and a frontiersmen. He set up a a fort called boonesbourogh in Kentucky. He was born November 2, 1734 and died September 26, 1820. In 1778 Indian leader black fish wanted Daniel Boone and all his settlers and his fort either destroyed or just leave. but boonesbough and its people withstanded 11 days of brutal black fish attacks by his warriors.
  • John Adams

    John Adams
    John Adams was an American statesman, attorney, diplomat, writer, and Founding Father. He served as second president of the united states from 1797 to 1801. He was known for using his word instead of actions. He was born October 30, 1735 and died July 4, 1826 50 years to the day of the signing of the Constitution hours after Jefferson died.
  • Daniel Morgan

    Daniel Morgan
    Daniel Morgan led a well trained group of expert marksmen in the revolutionary war on the american side. He was also a American Pioneer, politician, and was one of the most gifted Battlefield tacticians of the war. He was born July 6, 1736 and died July 6, 1802
  • Patrick Henry

    Patrick  Henry
    Patrick Henry was an American attorney and planter and orator. He is best known for his declaration to the Second Virginia Convention " give me liberty, or give me death". He was a Founding Father and served as the first and sixth post colonial Governor of Virginia. He was born May 29, 1736 and died June 6, 1799
  • Arthur St. Clair

    Arthur St. Clair
    Arthur St.Clair was a Scottish- American soldier and politician. Born in Thurso Scotland he was in the British army in the french and Indian war. He was born March 23, 1737 and died August 31, 1818
  • John Hancock

    John Hancock
    John Hancock was a merchant,statesman, and prominent patriot. He served as president of the second continental congress. He was the first and third Governor of the commonwealth Massachusetts. He is most famous for his bold signature. He was the first member of the Continental congress to sign the declaration of independence . He was born January 23, 1737 and died October 8, 1793.
  • Ethan Allen

    Ethan Allen
    Ethan Allen is best known for taking Fort Ticonderoga with Benedict Arnold. He also was the leader of the green mountain boys. He was many different things including a politician, philosopher, and one of the founders of Vermont. he was born January 21,1738 and died February 12,1789
  • Richard Montgomery

    Richard Montgomery
    Richard Montgomery was born in Ireland and was born and raised there. He was a first part of the British army then switched and became a American soldier. He is most known for leading the unsuccessful invasion of Canada. He was born December 2, 1738 December 11, 1775. His rank was Major General.
  • Lord Cornwallis

    Lord Cornwallis
    Lord Cornwallis was a British army General and official. He was known as the Earl Cornwallis between 1762 and 1792. His surrender to the French and American armies at Yorktown ended significant hostilities in North America. He was born December 31, 1738 and died October 5, 1805.
  • Anna Smith Strong

    Anna Smith Strong
    Anna Smith Strong was an American spy in the American revolution, she was part of the Culper Spy Ring and may have been one of the only female spy's In the American Revolution. Her father was William Smith and her mother was Margret Loyd Smith. Anna Strong was born April 14, 1740 and died August 12, 1812. She was a character in the Movie Series Turn
  • Benedict Arnold

    Benedict Arnold
    Benedict Arnold fought for the Continental army in the Revolutionary war. He was born January 14, 1741 and died June 14, 1801. Later in the war Benedict Arnold switched sides and joined the British side. Benedict Arnold switched sides with the British partly because he felt he wasn't being promoted fast enough was one of his factors of switching sides.
  • Thomas Jefferson

    Thomas Jefferson
    Thomas Jefferson was the main writer of the declaration of independence. Thomas Jefferson was the third president of the U.S. He was the governor of Virginia. Jefferson was a big book reader. He was born April 13, 1743 and died July 4. 1826.
  • Anthony Wayne

    Anthony Wayne
    Anthony Wayne was an american general in the revolutionary war. He was a statesman as well as a soldier. he joined in the revolutionary war at the outset of it he had a fiery temper that earned him the nickname mad Anthony. he was born January 1, 1745 and died December 15, 1796
  • John Jay

    John Jay
    John Jay was an American statesman, patriot, diplomat, negotiator, and founding father. He signed the Treaty of Paris in 1783. He was the second Governor of New York. He was also the first Chief Justice of the United States. He was born December 23,1745 and died May 25, 1829.
  • John Paul Jones

    John Paul Jones
    John Paul Jones was america's first well known navy officer in the American Revolution. He is best known for his victory against British ships off east coast of England. One of his most Famous Quotes was a When he faced a British commander who asked if he surrender's and he said " I have not yet begun to fight " He was born July 6, 1747 and died July 18, 1792.
  • John Andre

    John Andre
    John Andre was a British major in the revolutionary war he was the head of Britain's secret service. He was a hanged as a spy by the Americans for helping Benedict Arnold's attempted surrender of west point. He was born May 2, 1750 and died October 2, 1780
  • Abraham Woodhull

    Abraham Woodhull
    Abraham Woodhull was an American spy during the American Revolution. Abraham's father supported colonial independence and Abraham's brother was a British soldier. His spy name was Samuel Culper Sr. His father was a prominent judge. Abraham was born October 7, 1750 and died January 23, 1826.
  • John Graves Simcoe

    John Graves Simcoe
    John Graves Simcoe was a British army general, he was also the first Lieutenant Governor of Upper Canada from 1791 to 1796
    in southern Ontario and the watersheds of Georgian Bay and Lake Superior. He also served as the Queens Rangers Commander, After Robert Rogers was replaced. He was born September 25, 1752 and died October 26, 1806. He was also in the series Turn.
  • Edmund Randolph

    Edmund Randolph
    Edmund Randolph was an American attorney, and politician. He was the seventh Governor of Virginia. And As a delegate from Virginia, attended the Constitutional Convention Helping to create a National constitution. He was a Federalist. He was born August 10,
    1753 and died September 12, 1813.
  • The Algonquins

    The Algonquins
    The Algonquins were a native american tribe. they lived in wigwams . there were many Algonquin tribes but they were all scattered around the great lakes and the Atlantic coast. They sided with the french in the french and Indian war.
  • the Iroquois

    the Iroquois
    the Iroquois were a native american tribe. They lived in longhouses similar to the vikings. the Iroquois tribes had formed a strong alliance they had 5 tribes the Mohawks, Seneca, Oneida, Cayuga, and Onondaga. the Iroquois were feared and respected. they sided on the side of the British in the french and Indian war
  • Banastre Tarleton

    Banastre Tarleton
    Banastre Tarleton was a British officer who was ruthless when attacking enemy's. He was a politician as well as a soldier. Tarleton's troops were called" Tarelton's raiders"because they were so ruthless. After the war he became Sir Banastre Tarleton. he was Born August 21,1754 and died January 15,1833.
  • French and Indian War

    French and Indian War
    The French and Indian war was fought between the French and the British and different Indian tribes united to be on either the French or Britain sides it was largely fought in the woods of the coast of North america there was a lot of guerrilla warfare which is when one army surprises the other army in the woods. in the end the British won.
  • General Braddock

    General Braddock
    Braddock was part of the British army. He fought in the french and Indian war. He was used to great open battlefields and enough room to spread out his forces but he couldn't do that in the dense forests. In one of his battles in fact his last battle he was sent to take a french fort named Fort Dequesne he was killed on an ambush on the way to attack
  • Alexander Hamilton

    Alexander Hamilton
    Alexander Hamilton is a forgotten founding father. He served as the first treasury secretary of the United states during George Washington's Presidency. He died from a gunshot wound from Aaron Burr. Burr had challenged Hamilton to a duel. Hamilton's shot missed Burr’s did not. Alexander Hamilton was born January 11, 1755 and died July 12, 1804.
  • Marquis de Lafayette

    Marquis de Lafayette
    Marquis de Lafayette was a french officer who served in the american army. Marquis was actually not allowed to go to the Continental army Because, the French were not ready to join the Americans in the war. Marquis was present in the battle of Yorktown. he was born September 6, 1757 and died May 20, 1834.
  • Charles Pickney

    Charles Pickney
    Charles Pickney was an American planter and politician. He was a signer of the United States Constitution. He was elected the 37th Governor of South Carolina. He then served two more nonconsecutive terms. He served as a US Senator and a member of the house of representatives. He was born October 26, 1757 and died October 29, 1824.
  • James Monroe

    James Monroe
    James Monroe was an American statesman, lawyer, diplomat and Founding Father he was the United States Fifth President. He served as President from 1817 to 1825. He was a Member of the Democratic - Republican Party. He was Born April 28, 1758 and died July 4, 1831.
  • Deborah Sampson

    Deborah Sampson
    Deborah Sampson wanted to join the army because she was a hard working woman and was a tall as any men in the army. Deborah Samson was an indentured servant before she went to the army. At that time woman were not allowed to join the army. Deborah Sampson enlisted as Robert Shurtleff and cut her hair. She had to join up in another town because people from her town would recognize her. She was born December 17, 1760 and died April 29, 1827.
  • Robert Fulton

    Robert Fulton
    Robert Fulton was an American engineer and inventor. Robert Fulton is widely credited for developing a commercially successful steamboat. The first steamboat was call North River Steamboat. Robert Fulton was born November 14, 1765 and died February 24, 1815
  • Andrew Jackson

    Andrew Jackson
    Andrew Jackson was an American soldier and statesman. He served as the seventh president of the United States from 1829 to 1837. Before he was president He gained fame as one of the United States generals. he served in the war of 1812 and the revolutionary war he also was the only president who served in the war of 1812 and the war for independence. He was born March 15, 1767 and died June 8, 1845
  • John Quincy Adams

    John Quincy Adams
    John Quincy Adams was an American Statesman, diplomat, and lawyer. He served as the sixth President of the United States. He served as President from 1825 to 1829. Before he was president he served a the Eighth Secretary of State from 1817 to 1825. He was the son of President John Adams. John Quincy Adams was Born July 11, 1767 and died February 23, 1848.
  • Tecumpseh

    Tecumpseh
    Tecumseh was an Indian leader. He had a rough childhood. He had lost his father and then he had lost his father that had adopted him in a raid by some settlers in revenge. Because black fish his father as he was known attacked the settlers settlement. Tecumseh was born in march 1768 and died October 5, 1813. He died at the battle of the Thames between the British and Tecumseh's tribe and the american army.
  • Dolly Madison

    Dolly  Madison
    Dolly Madison was the wife of James Madison president from 1819 to 1817. She is famous for saving the portrait of George Washington just in time to get out of Washington DC. She also acted as Thomas Jefferson's first lady when Jefferson was president. She was born May 20, 1768 and died July 12, 1849.
  • Samuel Slater

    Samuel Slater
    Samuel Slater was an American Industrialist Known as the " Father of the Industrial Revolution." in England he was known as " Slater The Traitor " because he brought British textile technology to America. he was born June 6, 1768 and died April 21, 1835.
  • The Boston Massacre

    The Boston Massacre
    The Boston Massacre was started when a British soldier and a colonist started name calling each other. Then the British soldier called for more of his comrades to come over and help by now there was a mob of people running, kicking and shoving. When it grew into a bunch of people throwing snowballs and clubs the British soldiers responded by firing their muskets in to the crowd. 5 colonists were left dead. it happened on March 5, 1770.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    The Boston Tea Party was when a group of colonists dressed as Indians went on board three British ships that had boxes and boxes of tea on them. British tea was being taxed so the colonists went to dutch tea. Then the British blockaded shipments of dutch tea from getting into Boston. It happened on the night of December 16, 1773.
  • William Henry Harrison

    William Henry Harrison
    William Henry Harrison served as the United states 9th president he only served for one month because he died of typhoid fever. He is the only president to die while serving as president. he led American forces during the Northwest Indian war and the war of 1812. He was born February 9, 1773 and died April 4, 1841
  • the battles of Lexington and concord

    the battles of Lexington and concord
    The battle of Lexington and Concord began when the colonists began to get in to position against the British army. About 100 militiamen faced the British including a lot of minutemen men that were supposed to be ready at a minutes notice. the first shot that was fired was a called the shot round the world as the British were getting ready a shot fired. The battle was on April 19, 1775.That wasn't the end of it there were skirmishes all through the day. 50 colonists died in the fighting.
  • The battles of Breeds hill and Bunker hill

    The battles of Breeds hill and Bunker hill
    The battles of Breeds hill and Bunker hill were fought because thousands of American militiamen were besieging Boston and the British wanted to keep control of the city and control its valuable seaport. The British wanted to take control of Breeds hill and bunker hill to gain a tactical advantage. the Americans saw the British coming and went to defend the hills. The british took the hills but out of 2,200 men 268 died 828 wounded 115 Americans died 305 wounded. it was a bloody day.
  • Paul Reveres Midnight ride

    Paul Reveres Midnight ride
    Paul Reveres Midnight ride was when he rode through the night warning colonists that the British were coming to Lexington and concord. He was captured By a British road block sometime during the night of April 18, 1775
  • The Battle of Quebec

    The Battle of Quebec
    The Battle of Quebec was fought on December 31, 1775 the result was a British victory and that was the end of American offensives in Canada. It was the first major defeat for the Americans of the war and they took heavy losses. Benedict Arnold and Daniel Morgan were present in the battle
  • Tenskwatawa

    Tenskwatawa
    Tenskawatawa was a Native American religious and political leader of the Shawnee. He was the younger brother of Tecumseh. he worked with his brother to create the Indian confederacy. He was born January 1775 and died November 1836
  • The battle of Trenton

    The battle of Trenton
    The Battle of Trenton was fought between the continental army and the Hessian troops helping the British. The significance of the battle was that the Americans crushed the Hessian's and it invigorated the Americans. It was fought on December 26, 1776. The Americans crossed the Delaware river and surprised the Hessian's the Americans lost no men.
  • Henry Knox

    Henry Knox
    Henry Knox was a Colonel in the Continental army one of his greatest achievements was when he with the help of his men dragged cannons all the way from Fort Ticonderoga to Boston. His goal was to get the cannons to Dorchester Heights overlooking Boston Harbor that the British Held and get the cannons aimed at the British. He made it dragging 40 cannons and mortars 300 miles with on hundred and sixty oxen. on the night of March 4, 1776 two thousand troops Dorchester Heights as well.
  • Declaration of Independence

    Declaration of Independence
    The Declaration of independence was when Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, john Adams, Robert Livingston, and Roger Sherman wrote the Declaration of Independence. Thomas Jefferson was the main person of the committee of 5 to write the Declaration. Jefferson used ideas from all the members. Jefferson spent 2 weeks writing and revising before he thought the words were just right. On July 4, 1776 the final version of the declaration was approved.
  • Battle of Long Island

    Battle of Long Island
    The battle of Long Island also known as the battle of Brooklyn heights was a military action of the American revolutionary war. The battle was fought on august 27, 1776. It was fought at the Western edge of long island. The result was a British victory they captured New York and Long Island The battle was fought between the patriots and the British along with some Hessian mercenaries.
  • the battle of Saratoga

    the battle of Saratoga
    On October 17, 1777 General Burgoyne, a British general, surrendered to the continental army at fort Saratoga.
  • Fort Ticonderoga

    Fort Ticonderoga
    in the summer of 1777 General Burgoyne marched to lake Champlain And Fort Ticonderoga. When he got there, the colonial army was ill prepared they only had about 2,000 men no match to Burgoyne's 7,000 men. When the British positioned the cannons looking down on the fort, General Arthur St. Clair, the american general, decided to abandon Fort Ticonderoga and move on to Fort Edward.
  • Morristown

    Morristown
    Moristown in New Jersey was where the americans had their winter quarters. It was grim they struggled to fill their empty stomachs, They didn't have proper clothing to keep them warm, food rations were were not enough to go around. smallpox swept through the camp, and the soldiers were cramped in tiny huts in the freezing cold. Many men died and others deserted.
  • Battle of Germantown

    Battle of Germantown
    The Battle of Germantown was a British victory in Pennsylvania on October 4, 1777. The British drove away the Americans killing twice as many casualties as they suffered. Although the British won the battle the Americans finally went on the offensive. 500 British men were Killed captured of wounded. 1000 American men were killed captured or wounded.
  • Henry Clay

    Henry Clay
    Henry Clay was an american attorney and statesman. He represented Kentucky in both the United States Senate and the House of Representatives. He served as the Seventh speaker of the House of Representatives. He also served as the ninth United States Secretary of state. He was born April 12, 1777 and died June 29, 1852
  • Chief Blackfish's raid on Boonesborough

    Chief Blackfish's raid on Boonesborough
    Chief Blackfish was part of the Shawnee tribe. European settlers came on his land and built a fort called Boonesborough. He led a raid to attack the the fort for 11 days but was unable to capture it.
  • valley forge

    valley forge
    the continental army at valley forge was commanded by George Washington they were suffering from the winter and were short on clothing, and food. there were a couple of reasons why George Washington had his army at valley forge.The main reason is that the British army was occupying Philadelphia and the american army had to keep an eye on them.
  • Battle of Monmouth

    Battle of Monmouth
    The battle of Monmouth was a draw, meaning neither side won. The Americans were not able to gain any ground and the Americans were able to harass the British force but the British got away with most of their supplies. The battle was fought near the Monmouth court house. It was fought in Monmouth New Jersey. The american forces intercepted the British troops coming from Philadelphia. The battle happened on June 28, 1778. Henry Clinton was the British general and Washington was the patriots.
  • James Tallmadge

    James Tallmadge
    James Tallmadge was a United Sates lawyer and politician who served as a United States Representative from New York's 4th congressional district. James Tallmadge was also a abolitionist. He was born January 28, 1778 and died September 29, 1853.
  • Francis Scott Key

    Francis Scott Key
    Francis Scott Key was an American lawyer, author, and amateur poet. He was from Fredrick, Maryland. He is best known for writing the lyrics to the Star Spangled Banner. Key observed the battle of fort McHenry in 1814 during the war of 1812. He was born August 1, 1779 and died January 11, 1843.
  • siege of Charleston

    siege of Charleston
    The siege of Charleston was an British victory. The significance of the battle was that the British gained control of the South and the Americans lost many men. The city surrendered to the British. The siege was from march 29, 1780 to May 12, 1780
  • Battle of Camden

    Battle of Camden
    The battle of Camden was a major victory for the British in the southern theater of the revolutionary war. The battle was on of the devastating defeats suffered by the Americans in the early stages of the British military offensive in the South. The battle took place on August 16, 1780.
  • Yorktown

    Yorktown
    Yorktown was the last major battle of the revolutionary war. Part of the reason the American and French forces won against the British is because a French fleet of 28 ships blockaded the British rescue force lord Cornwallis, the British general in charge of forces at Yorktown, had requested from New York. Cornwallis tried to flee by ship but a sudden storm forced him back. Although Yorktown was the last big battle of the war there were still small skirmishes going on until 1783
  • Martin Van Buren

    Martin Van Buren
    Martin Van Buren was an american statesman who served as the eighth president of the United States from 1837 to 1841 1 term . He was the first president born speaking a language other than English. He was the first born after the United States had declared its independence from Great Britain. He was born December 5, 1782 and died July 24, 1862.
  • Zachary Taylor

    Zachary Taylor
    Zachary Taylor was the United States 12th president serving from, 1849 to 1850 only one year because he died. Before He was the President he was a career officer in the United States, he rose to the rank of major general. He became famous for his victories in the Mexican- American war. He was born November 24, 1784 and died July 9, 1850
  • Oliver Hazard Perry

    Oliver Hazard Perry
    Oliver Hazard Perry was an American Naval Commander. he was Born in South Kingstown, Rhode Island. he was the most well known and Prominent Family member of the Perry Naval dynasty. He served in the war of 1812. he also served in the Mediterranean during the Tripolitan war. he was born August 23, 1785 and died August 23, 1819.
  • John James Audubon

    John James Audubon
    John James Audubon was an American ornithologist, naturalist, and painter. During his lifetime people were painting stuffed dead birds, but Audubon wanted them to look alive so he began painting beautiful paintings of birds flying to there nests. He was notable for his extensive studies documenting all types of American birds. He was born April 26, 1785 and died January 27, 1851.
  • Davy Crockett

    Davy Crockett
    Davy Crockett is a legendary figure in the American history. Davy Crockett was a Frontiersmen, Soldier, Scout, and a Politician. He served in the Texas revolution until his death in the Texas Revolution At the Battle of The Alamo. We don't know if he was executed after the battle or died in the Heat of it. He represented Tenseness in the US house of Representatives. He was born August 17, 1786 and died March 6, 1836.
  • Winfield Scott

    Winfield Scott
    Winfield Scott was a Union commander and politician , during the civil war. he served as commander from 1814 to 1861, with different battles, and wars. He was the first to make army rules and regulations, for the American army. He was born June 13, 1786 and died May 29, 1866
  • Constitutional Convention

    Constitutional Convention
    The Constitutional Convention was when a group of delegates including George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, and James Madison Created the new Constitution. There were 55 delegates at the convention and they all talked about how the government should be set and the rules Like the bill of rights. It took place in the Old Pennsylvania state house in Philadelphia It was from May 25,1787 to September 17, 1787.
  • sacagawea

    sacagawea
    At the age of 16 Sacagawea met Lewis and Clark. She helped them buy navigating the mountains and wilderness she helped them by saying which plants were good to eat and which were bad. She traveled thousands of miles with Lewis and Clark. She was the only Women on the expedition. She was born May 1788 and died December 20, 1812.
  • Benjamin Franklin

    Benjamin Franklin
    Benjamin Franklin was born January 17,1706 and died April 17, 1790. He was very successful in his work and he made a lot of different devises. He made a two faced clock, he made Poor Richards Almanack, and a printing press and much more.
  • Eli Whitney and his invention of the Cotton Gin

    Eli Whitney and his invention of the Cotton Gin
    The Cotton gin was a machine that could pick out the seeds of the cotton much more faster than manually taking out the seeds. Eli Whitney the inventor of the cotton gin Invented it in 1793. Eli Whitney himself was a American Inventor and most known for the cotton gin. He was born December 8, 1765 and died January 8, 1825.
  • James Knox Polk

    James Knox Polk
    James Knox Polk was the United States 11th president who served from 1845 to 1849. James Polk did not approve of dancing and did not like fun and was very serious. During his inauguration James Polk did not serve refreshments. He was born November 2, 1795 and died June 15, 1849.
  • Millard Fillmore

    Millard Fillmore
    Millard was the United States 13th president after taking office when Zachary Taylor died in 1850 one year after going into office. he was part of the Whig party while serving as president. He served as president from July 9, 1850 to March 4, 1853. He was born January 7, 1800 and died March 8, 1874.
  • John Brown

    John Brown
    John Brown was an american abolitionist and fought for the Union. He is referred to as either a feminist or a hero. He first gained public attention when he led men at the bleeding Kansas debate , in 1856. John Brown had 20 kids, only 11 of which made it to adulthood. He was born May 9, 1800 and died December 2, 1859.
  • West Point In Civil War

    West Point In Civil War
    West Point was and still is a big training facility for the United States. 359 confederate soldiers graduated from west point and 638 union soldiers graduated. One of the most famous union officers that graduated from west point was George Custer. West point was made in 1802
  • Albert Sidney Johnson

    Albert Sidney Johnson
    Albert Sidney Johnson was an american soldier. He served as general in three different armies The Texan army, United States army, and the Confederate army. He served as a general in the civil war, he died in the civil war too. He was born February 2, 1803 and died April 6, 1862
  • Osceola

    Osceola
    Osceola was an american Indian who fought in the Seminole wars. Osceola was a brave american Indian he led many raids against the United States patrols. He was very good at military strategies. He fought in many battles such as the dades massacre. Osceola was born in 1804 and died January 30, 1838.
  • Lewis and Clark expedition

    Lewis and Clark expedition
    the Lewis and Clark expedition took them all the way from st Louis to the pacific ocean. They brought some other people with them to help. They discovered different animal and plant discoveries. They walked and used horses and used canoes to reach the pacific ocean they got through treacherous areas. They also established a fort there called fort clatsop they built it in 1805.
  • William Loyd Garrison

    William Loyd Garrison
    William Loyd Garrison was an American abolitionist, journalist, a suffragist and social reformer. After taking a short trip to England in 1833, Garrison founded the American Anti-Slavery Society, a national origination dedicated to put a end to slavery. He was born December 10, 1805 and died May 24, 1879.
  • Angelina Grimk'e

    Angelina Grimk'e
    Angelina Grimk'e was an American Abolitionist, political activist, woman's rights advocate and a Supporter of the woman's suffrage movement. She and her sister were the only Southern white women that became abolitionists. Angelina Grimk'e was born February 20, 1805 and died October 26, 1879.
  • Major Robert Anderson

    Major Robert Anderson
    Robert Anderson was an american officer during the Civil War. He was present at the first battle of the civil war and was in command of Fort Sumter. He eventually surrendered. He was born June 14, 1805 and died October 26, 1871
  • Robert E. Lee

    Robert E. Lee
    Robert E. Lee was an American and confederate soldier, best known for commanding the confederate forces in the Civil war. He commanded the Northern Virginia in the American Civil war from 1862 to its surrender in 1865. He was born January 19, 1807 and died October 12, 1870.
  • Henry Longfellow

    Henry Longfellow
    Henry Longfellow was an American poet and educator, his works include "Paul Reveres Ride." He was the first American to translate Dante Alighieri's Divine Comedy, and was one of the Fireside Poets from New England. February 27, 1807 and died march 24, 1882.
  • William Sydney Mount

    William Sydney Mount
    William Sydney Mount was an American painter he is best known for his genre paintings, Although he painted landscapes and portraits. He was a contemporary of the Hudson River School. He was born November 26, 1807 and died November 19, 1868.
  • Abraham Lincoln

    Abraham Lincoln
    Abraham Lincoln was an American statesman and lawyer who also served as the United States 16th president. Lincoln led America through the Civil war. He pushed for the freedom of all slaves throughout the nation. He was 6'4". He is famous for his Gettysburg address after the bloody battle of Gettysburg. He was born February 12, 1809 and died April 15, 1868 he was assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.
  • Kit Carson

    Kit Carson
    Kit Carson was an american fur trapper, frontiersmen, wilderness guide, Army officer, and Indian agent. He became a frontier legend because of his news articles and biographies. He was born December 24, 1809 and died May 23, 1868.
  • Battle of Tippecanoe

    Battle of Tippecanoe
    The Battle of Tippecanoe was fought between the United states and The Tecumseh Confederation. The Battle of Tippecanoe was fought in the war of 1812. When the United States troops Attacked Tecumseh's forces Tecumseh himself was actually busy getting more tribes to unite against the United States. The United States won the Battle of Tippecanoe. the Battle was on November 7, 1811
  • Harriet Beecher

    Harriet Beecher
    Harriet Beecher was an american author and abolitionist. She came from a very religious family. She is best known for her novel, Uncle Toms Cabin, the book describes the very poor conditions for enslaved African Americans. She had 7 children. She was born June 14, 1811 and died July 1, 1896, 85 years.
  • The Siege of Detroit

    The Siege of Detroit
    The Siege of Detroit was an early engagement in the war of 1812. The battle was fought between the United States and The British along with some American Indians. The battle was a British victory. William Hull was the commander of the Americans. He surrendered Fort Detroit 2,500 men and it was a humiliating loss for the United states. The battle took place on August 15, 1812.
  • Battle of Queenston Height's

    Battle of Queenston Height's
    The Battle of Queenston Heights was the first major battle of the war of 1812 ,the battle was a British victory. The battle took place near Queenston upper Canada on October 13, 1812. The battle was when the Americans tried to make a foothold in Canada
  • The Battle of the Thames

    The Battle of the Thames
    The Battle of the Thames was an American victory. Tecumseh leader of the Tecumseh confederation and the person that had united all the tribes was killed in the Battle of the Thames. When Tecumseh died the tribes had no real leader so the Tecumseh Confederation was destroyed after the battle. The British were in the battle but they weren't much help against the United States. The battle was on October 5, 1813
  • The Battle of Lake Erie

    The Battle of Lake Erie
    The Battle of Lake Erie was fought between the British and the United States. The Battle of Lake Erie is sometimes called the Battle of Put -in -Bay. the Battle of Lake Erie was Fought on September 10, 1813. The battle was fought of the coast of Ohio during the War of 1812. 9 vessels of the United States Defeated 6 Royal Navy Ships from the British. the American Commander was Oliver Hazard Perry.
  • The Battle of Crysler's Farm

    The Battle of Crysler's Farm
    The Battle of Crysler's Farm was fought between the British and the Americans. The British along with some Canadian forces won against the Americans helping to stop the united states from capturing Montreal. the British won the battle with only 600 men but the United States had 1,600 men. The battle was on November 11, 1813
  • The Battle of Stoney Creek

    The Battle of Stoney Creek
    The Battle of Stoney Creek was between the Americans and the British. The battle was a British victory. The battle was on June 6, 1813 in the war of 1812. The British of Stoney creek was when British units made a night attack on a American camp. The battle returned the Niagara peninsula to British and Canadian control.
  • The Battle of Beaver Dams

    The Battle of Beaver Dams
    The Battle of Beaver Dams was fought between the United States and the United Kingdom. The Battle was when an american column marched from Fort George to get a surprise attack on the British outpost at Beaver Dams. The Battle ended in a British victory. The Battle took place on June 24, 1813
  • John C. Fremont

    John C. Fremont
    John C. Fremont was an american senator from California. He was also part of the army and explorer. He was in 1856 the first Republican nominee for President of the United States. He opposed slavery. he was born January 21, 1813 and died July 13, 1890.
  • Fort Mchenry

    Fort Mchenry
    Fort Mchenry is an american historical Coastal pentagon fort. It is located in Baltimore Maryland. It is known for its roll in protecting Baltimore Harbor from an attack from the British navy in the war of 1812. In the battle the British Commander was killed. The battle was from September 12, 1814 to September 15, 1814.
  • Battle of Lundy's Lane

    Battle of Lundy's Lane
    The Battle of Lundy's Lane was fought between the United Kingdom and the United States. The Battle of Lundy's Lane was a British victory over the Americans and the Battle forced the Americans to Fort Erie. The Battle was in Niagara Falls, Canada. The Battle was one of the Deadliest Battles of the war, and one of the Deadliest Battle ever Fought in Canada. The Battle was on July 25, 1814.
  • The Battle of Chippewa

    The Battle of Chippewa
    The Battle of Chippewa was an American victory over the United kingdom. The battle was fought in upper Canada. After two disappointing years of combat in the war of 1812. American regulars finally won a convincing win over the British. The battle of Chippewa proved that America infantry could be as good as the British infantry. The battle was on July 5, 1814.
  • The Battle of North Point

    The Battle of North Point
    The Battle of North Point was fought between the British and the Americans in the war of 1812. The battle was fought at Fort Howard Maryland. The battle was technically a British victory because they forced the Americans to retreat. Although the British won they had 39 dead and 300 wounded at the end of the Battle. but the United States only suffered 24 men dead and 130 wounded. The battle was on September 12, 1814
  • The Battle of Plattsburgh

    The Battle of Plattsburgh
    The Battle of Plattsburgh was fought between the American and British forces in the war of 1812. The battle of Plattsburgh also known as The battle of Lake Champlain ended the final invasion of the northern states of the united states during the war of 1812. The battle was an American victory. The battle was on September 11, 1814
  • The Burning of Washington

    The Burning of Washington
    The Burning of Washington was when British stormed Washington DC the capital of the United States. The result was a British victory a brief occupation of the city and burning of public buildings including the White house. the British stormed Washington on August 24, 1814
  • The Battle of Bladensburg

    The Battle of Bladensburg
    The Battle of Bladensburg was fought in the war of 1812 and between the British and the Americans and it was a battle in the Chesapeake campaign. The battle of Bladensburg was a British victory that helped the British capture Washington DC. The battle was on August 24, 1814.
  • Battle of Horseshoe bend

    Battle of Horseshoe bend
    The battle of Horseshoe bend was fought in the war of 1812. It was fought in the Mississippi Territory, now central Alabama. Fought on March 27, 1814 the Battle of Horseshoe bend effectively ended Creek resistance to American advances to the southeast. The American commander was Andrew Jackson. The Americans and Native Americans allies won.
  • The battle of New Orleans

    The battle of New Orleans
    The battle of New Orleans Was fought in the war of 1812 but really the peace treaty was singed before the battle. The commander in charge of the american forces was Andrew Jackson and the commander of the British was sir Edward Pakenham. There were around 250 Americans killed in the battle but the British lost an astonishing 2,000. The hero of the battle was Andrew Jackson he led the poorly equipped Americans to a win over the British. is was on January 8, 1815
  • Elizabeth Cady Stanton

    Elizabeth Cady Stanton
    Elizabeth Cady Stanton was one of the two leaders of the civil rights for women suffragist movement. She was the main force behind the 1848 Seneca Falls Convention. She was the primary author of the Declaration of Sentiments. She was born November 12, 1815 and died October 26, 1902.
  • Fredrick Douglas

    Fredrick Douglas
    Fredrick Douglas was an American social reformer, abolitionist, orator, writer, and statesman. He was once a slave and was traded to a family and the wife taught him to read and write, until the husband put a stop to it. He was born February 1818 and died February 20, 1895
  • Mary Tod lincoln

    Mary Tod lincoln
    Mary Tod Lincoln was the wife of 16th president Abraham Lincoln. She dropped the name Ann after her younger sister, Ann Todd was born. After her husband President Lincoln died from an assassin, she went into a deep depression, she only had one remaining son after that. She was born December 3, 1818 and died July 16, 1882.
  • Lucy Stone

    Lucy Stone
    Lucy Stone was a abolitionist, U.S orator, and women's suffragist. In 1847 Stone became the first woman from Massachusetts to earn a college degree. She dedicated her entire life to battling inequality. She was born August 13, 1818 and died October 18, 1893.
  • Walt Whitman

    Walt Whitman
    Walt Whitman was an American poet, essayist, and journalist. A humanist, he was part of the transition between transcendentalism and realism,incorporating both views in his works. Whitman is one of the most influential poets in the American canon, he is often called the father of free verse. He was born on May 31, 1819 and died March 26, 1892
  • William Tecumseh Sherman

    William Tecumseh Sherman
    William Tecumseh Sherman was an american soldier, business man, educator, and author. He served with the union during the civil war. His father gave him his middle name after the brave american Indian, Tecumseh. He crushed his way through Georgia, and the Carolina's. He was born February 8, 1820 and died February 14, 1891.
  • Susan B. Anthony

    Susan B. Anthony worked with Elizabeth Cady Stanton in the women's rights movement to have votes for women. Anthony was social reformer, and women's rights activist. She was a Quaker. She collected anti-slavery petitions at the age of 17. She was born February 15, 1820 and died March 13, 1906.
  • James Longstreet

    James Longstreet
    James Longstreet was a Confederate general during the civil war. He was the principal subordinate for Robert E. Lee. Robert E. Lee also called Longstreet " Old War Horse." He was born January 8, 1821 and died January 2, 1904.
  • John Chivington

    John Chivington
    John Chivington was an american pastor before the civil war and was a colonel in the united states volunteers during the new mexico campaign in the civil war. He was born January 27, 1821 and died October 4, 1894.
  • Clara Barton

    Clara Barton
    Clara Barton was an American Nurse. She founded the red cross, and she helped soldiers in the civil war. Nursing education was not very formalized and she did not attend nursing school, she did it by herself. She was said by many that she was very brave in the civil war, even braver than men. She was born December 25, 1821 and died April 12, 1912.
  • Ulysses S. Grant

    Ulysses S. Grant
    Ulysses S. Grant was An American politician and soldier, he also served as the United States 18th president From 1869 to 1877. Before he was president he served as the Unions commanding General the civil war. He did not lose many battles. He was born April 27, 1822 and died July 23, 1885
  • Mary E. Surratt

    Mary E. Surratt
    Mary E. Surratt was an american boarding house owner. She was convicted of helping the murders of Lincoln. She was the first women to be killed by the US Federal Government. She was born 1823, in Maryland and died July 7, 1865
  • Stonewall Jackson

    Stonewall Jackson
    Stonewall Jackson fought in the civil war for the Confederate army. He is the most well known general after Robert E. Lee. Stonewall Jackson's real name was Thomas Jackson. Some of his quotes were, Let us cross over the river, and rest under the shade of the trees, and Never take counsel of your fears. He was born January 21, 1824 and died May 10, 1863.
  • Jessie Ann Benton Frémont

    Jessie Ann Benton Frémont
    Jessie Ann Benton Fremont was the wife of John C. Fremont. She was the daughter of Missouri Senator Thomas Hart Benton. She was a supporter of her husband, she also opposed slavery. Sh was born May 31, 1824 and died December 27, 1902.
  • George B. Magellan

    George B. Magellan
    George B. Magellan was an american soldier, engineer, and politician, he also served as the 24 governor of New Jersey. He served with the union army in the civil war. He was well liked by his men. He defeated the Confederates at the famous battle of Antietam. He also ran for president but failed. He was born December 3, 1826 and died October 29, 1885
  • Chester A. Arthur

    Chester A. Arthur
    Chester A. Arthur was an american politician and attorney. He served as the 21st president of the united states, from 1881 to 1885. He was previously the 20th vice president. he was rushed into presidency 2 months after president James Garfield was shot and killed. He was born October 5, 1829 and died November 18, 1886.
  • Morse Telegraph

    Morse Telegraph
    Morse Telegraph was founded by Samuel Morse and other inventors, The Telegraph was a big achievement because it meant you could get messages in shorter time and longer distances away. It worked by transmitting electricity through wires laid between stations. The Morse Telegraph was developed between the 1830's and 1840's.
  • The Trail of Tears

    The Trail of Tears
    The Trail of Tears was when Andrew Jackson was president and he forced many Indian tribes to move to a reservation for them to stay. It was called the Indian removal act but many people call it the Trail of Tears because many Indians died from starvation and cold. The Cherokee one of the Indian tribes forced to relocate lost 4,000 Indians. From 1831 to 1877 the tribes were relocated.
  • The Battle of Velasco

    The Battle of Velasco
    The Battle of Velasco was fought in the Texans revolution between the Texans and Mexicans. The battle was the first true battle fought in the Texas revolution. The result of the battle was a Texas victory. The battle began when Texans attacked Fort Velasco. The battle was from June 25, 1832 to June 26, 1832.
  • Lousia May Alcott

    Lousia May Alcott
    Lousia May Alcott was an america novelist, short story teller, and poet. She is best known as the author of the Little Women, and it's sequels Little Men and Jo's Boys. Alcott was a nurse during the Civil War. She was born in Germantown, on November 29, 1832.
  • Dade Massacre

    Dade Massacre
    the Dade Massacre was a massacre by the Seminole Indians. The
    107 Americans led by Major Dade were ambushed by the Seminoles in the 2nd Seminole war. After the battle the Americans only had 3 men left and one of those men died of wounds the following day. the battle took place on December 28, 1835 the location was Florida.
  • Battle of Gonzales

    Battle of Gonzales
    The battle of Gonzales was the first battle fought in the Texas revolution fought between the Mexican army and the Texas republic. The battle was fought near Gonzales Texas on October 2, 1835. The result of the battle was a Texan victory and a Mexican withdrawal.
  • George Atzerodt

    George Atzerodt was involved In the Lincoln assassination with John Wilkes booth. He was assigned to assassinate Vice president Andrew Johnson, but he got scared and did not assassinate anyone. he was hanged for his part in the Murder. He was born June 12, 1835 and died July 7, 1865.
  • Andrew Carnegie

    Andrew Carnegie
    Andrew Carnegie was an american industrialist and philanthropist. He was Scottish-american. He led the industry of American steel in the late 19 century. He became one of the richest Americans in history. He was born November 25, 1835 and died August 11, 1919.
  • The battle of Wahoo Swamp

    The battle of Wahoo Swamp
    The battle of Wahoo Swamp was fought in the second Seminole war and was an extended military engagement of the Second Seminole war. The battle was fought in late 1836, in the Wahoo Swamp. The battle was fought between the Seminoles and the Americans the Americans won. The battle was fought on November 21, 1836.
  • Battle of the Alamo

    Battle of the Alamo
    The Battle of the Alamo was fought in the Texas revolution between the Mexican Army and the Republic of Texas. The Republic of Texas were hold up in Fort Antonio Only few Texans survived the Battle most were executed after the battle of killed in it. It took the Mexicans 13 days to finally breach the fort Walls and they climbed through gun cannon holes to get in. The legendary figure Davy Crockett was killed in the Battle. The battle was fought from February 23, 1836 to March 6, 1836.
  • Battle of San Jacinto

    Battle of San Jacinto
    The Battle of San Jacinto was fought on April 21, 1836 in present day Harris Country, Texas It was a decisive battle of the Texas revolution. led by General Sam Houston the Texan Army engaged the Mexican army. The fight was only 18 minutes. The Texan army won the engagment.
  • The Battle of Coleto

    The Battle of Coleto
    The Battle of Coleto also known as the Battle of Coleto creek was fought on March 19-20 1836 during the Goliad Campaign of the Texas revolution. The result of the Battle was a Mexican victory. The Mexican advance caused the Texans to abandon the port of Copano.
  • Battle of Lake Okeechobee

    Battle of Lake Okeechobee
    The Battle of Lake Okeechobee was one of the major battles in the Second Seminole war. It was fought between 800 troops of the 1st, 4th, and 6th infantry Regiments and 132 Missouri Volunteers, and between 380 and 480 Seminoles. It was on December 25, 1837 both sides claimed victory but the Seminoles had a tactical victory.
  • Grover Cleveland

    Grover Cleveland
    Grover Cleveland was an american lawyer and politician. He was the 22nd president and the 24th president of the united states. he is the only president in american history to not serve consecutive terms in office. he was born March 18, 1837 and died June 24, 1908.
  • John Wilkes Booth

    John Wilkes Booth was an American Stage Actor. John assassinated Abraham Lincoln at fords theater, right after he shot Lincoln he jumped on to the stage breaking his leg in the fall. He fled on horseback with David Herold, to Dr Samuel Mudd. He was shot and killed when he was trying to escape a burning barn. He was born May 10, 1838 and died April 26 1865.
  • George Custor

    George Custor
    George Custer Was a United States officer and cavalry officer in the civil war. He also fought in the american Indian wars. He graduated from west point in 1861, he was at the bottom of his class. The union needed more officers, and he quickly became an officer. He was born December 5, 1839, and died June 25, 1876.
  • John Davison Rockefeller

    John Davison Rockefeller
    John Davison Rockefeller was an american business man and philanthropist. Many people consider him the most wealthiest american of all time, and the richest person in modern history. He was born into a bug family in upstate New York that . He and his family moved fa few times before settling in Cleveland, Ohio. He was born July 8, 1839 and died May 23, 1937. He lived to be 98
  • Battle of Salado Creek

    Battle of Salado Creek
    The Battle of Salado Creek was fought in the Texas Revolution between the Republic of Texas and the Mexican Army. The result of the battle was a Texan victory. The battle was a decisive engagement Which repulsed the final Mexican invasion of the Republic of Texas. The battle was fought on September 17, 1842.
  • David Herold

    David Herold
    David Herold was involved in the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. After the shooting of Lincoln he helped John Booth escape to Dr Samuel Mudd to help Booths leg. for taking part in the killing of Lincoln Herold and a few other conspirators were put to death at the Washington arsenal. Herold was born June 16, 1842 and died July 7, 1865.
  • Lewis Thornton Powell

    Lewis Thornton Powell
    Lewis Thornton Powell also known as Lewis Paine, and Lewis Payne, was a Confederate Soldier and attempted to assassinate William Henry Seward, as part of the Lincoln Assassination. He was born April 23, 1844 and died July 7, 1865.
  • Buffalo Bill

    Buffalo Bill
    Buffalo Bill was an american soldier, huntsmen, and showman. His real name was William Fredrick Cody, but people called him buffalo bill. He earned his name buffalo because of his killing of nearly 4000 Buffalo. He was also a pony express rider, and Indian fighter. He was born February 26, 1846 and died January 10, 1917.
  • California Gold Rush

    California Gold Rush
    The California Gold Rush began on January 24, 1848. The first gold pieces and when the Gold Rush really started was when James Marshall found gold on Sutter's Mill. Marshall and Sutter tried to keep the gold a secret but by then the workers that worked on Sutter's farm had already spread the word of Gold. After that thousands of settlers moved towards California.
  • Seneca Falls Convention

    Seneca Falls Convention
    The Seneca Falls Convention was the first women's rights convention. The Convention advertised itself as " a convention to discuss the social, civil and religious condition and rights of woman." the convention was held in Seneca Falls, New York. The convention was from July 19-20 two days. Some important participants were Fredrick Douglas, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and Lucretia Mott.
  • The Railroad

    The Railroad
    The Railroad was invented in the 1850s. In the civil war the railroad was used for carrying men, supplies, guns. The union had most of the railroads because of there huge industry. Every major civil war battle east of the Mississippi River took place within twenty miles of a rail line.
  • Booker T. Washington

    Booker T. Washington
    Booker T. Washington was an American author, educator, orator, and adviser to many presidents of the United States. Between 1890 and 1915. He was a leading leader in the African American community. He was born April 5, 1856 and died November 14, 1915.
  • Woodrow Wilson

    Woodrow Wilson
    Woodrow Wilson was an american academic and politican. he served as the 28 president, of the united states from 1913 to 1921. He was a member of the democratic party. He was the 34th governor of new jersey before his presidential election. He was born December 28, 1856 and died February 3, 1924.
  • Pony Express

    Pony Express
    The Pony Express was a quick way to go from place to place mainly to send news. The riders would change horses every station where a new horse would be waiting and the rider would hop onto that horse. Every 15 miles there would be a station. During the route of 80 to 100 miles riders would change 8 to 10 times. the pony express was founded in April 3, 1860. The riders had to be careful of Indian attacks.
  • Fort Sumter

    Fort Sumter
    Fort Sumter was the first battle of the Civil War and it was near Charleston, South Carolina. The Confederate Forces fired first and the defending Union troops wanted that because, that would put the confederates at fault for starting the war. The Confederate army defeated the Union at Fort Sumter. It was fought from April 12, 1861 to April 13, 1861.
  • USS Monitor

    USS Monitor
    The USS Monitor was a union ship that was invented in the civil war. I was different than the old wooden ships because it had iron on it. I fought the CSS Virginia, of the confederate side, neither side winning. It later was destroyed in a storm. It was built in 1861.
  • CSS Virginia

    CSS Virginia
    The CSS Virginia was the first ever ship built of iron, It was used for the confederates. It had engines, and produced steam, it was also faster than the wooden ships. It first battle was vs wooden ships, then vs the USS Monitor, a littler union version of itself. it was produced in 1861.
  • The Battle of Stones River

    The Battle of Stones River
    The Battle of Stones River was fought between the union and confederate forces in the civil war. The battle was fought from December 31, 1862 to January 2, 1863, in middle Tennessee. The battle was one of the major battles of the war and it had many dead and wounded at the end. In the end the Union won the Battle.
  • The Battle of Antietam

    The Battle of Antietam
    The Battle of Antietam was fought in the civil war between the confederate and union forces. Antietam was the bloodiest single day battle in american history. The Emanation Proclamation was issued 5 days later. About 23'000 men died, were wounded, or went missing. the Union won the battle. The Union General was George B. Magellan. The battle was fought on September 17, 1862.
  • The Battle of Shiloh

    The Battle of Shiloh
    The Battle of Shiloh was fought in the civil war, Union vs Confederate. The Battle was fought in the western theater. The battle is considered to be a union victory because they forced the rebels to retreat. The union generals was Ulysses s. Grant, and the Rebels general was Albert Johnson who later died in the battle. The battle was from April 6, 1862 to April 7, 1862.
  • Battle of Fort Henry

    Battle of Fort Henry
    The Battle of Fort Henry was fought in Donelson, Stewart County, Tennessee. It was fought in the American Civil War. It was the first important victory for the Union, in the civil war.General Ulysses S. Grant, was general for the union. The battle was on February 6, 1862
  • Ida B. Wells

    Ida B. Wells
    Ida B. Wells was an american journalist, educator, and leader in the civil rights movement. She was also a founder of the National Association of the Advancement of Colored People. She was born July 16, 1862 and died March 25, 1931.
  • The Battle of Gettysburg

    The Battle of Gettysburg
    The Battle of Gettysburg was fought in the Civil war and was fought from July 1 to July 3 1863. It is considered the most important battle of the Civil War. More than 33,000 men died at the battle of Gettysburg. The Union won the battle but took many casualties. The Union needed to win the battle of Gettysburg because the had lost many battles in a row. After the battle Abraham Lincoln honored the Union soldiers that fought in the bloody battle.
  • Siege of Vicksburg

    Siege of Vicksburg
    The Siege of Vicksburg was fought in the civil war between the Union and the Confederates. The siege was from May 18, 1863 to July 4, 1863. The result was a decisive Union victory. The Union casualties for the siege were, 4,835 and Confederate casualties were around 5,000. The union commander was Ulysses, S Grant.
  • Battle of the Wilderness

    Battle of the Wilderness
    The Battle of the Wilderness was fought between the Confederate and Union forces in the Civil war, It was fought on May 5, 1864 to May 7, 1864. The battle was the first battle of Lt Gen. Ulysses S Grants Campaign against Robert E Lee of the confederate forces.
  • Siege of Petersburg

    Siege of Petersburg
    The Siege of Petersburg was fought between the Union and Confederate forces in the Civil war. The Richmond, Petersburg campaign was a series of battles in and around Petersburg Virginia. The campaign was from June 9, 1864 to March 25, 1865. The result of the Peterson and Richmond campaign was a Union victory.
  • Battle of Cold Harbor

    Battle of Cold Harbor
    The Battle of Cold Harbor was fought in the Civil War, between the union and confederate states. Three union corps rushed forward to meet the confederate forces. The rebels cut down the union forces. At the end of the battle 7000 union men were missing, killed, or wounded.
  • The Battle of Atlanta

    The Battle of Atlanta
    The Battle of Atlanta was fought between the rebels and the union forces during General Sherman's campaign. The union attacked Atlanta because is had military operations, and had a confederate supply route. General Sherman led the attack for the union, in 1864. the battle was fought on July 22, 1864. the confederate general was John Bell Hood.
  • Ku Klux Klan

    The Ku Klux Klan was made up of all whites. They terrorized blacks. They did horrible things to the Black people. They were famous for their white uniform, that most Klux klan people wore. They usually came at night raiding, pillaging, killing, and hanging. Nobody did anything to stop it.
  • W. E. B. Du Bois

    W. E. B. Du Bois
    W. E. B. Du Bois was an american sociologist, historian, civil rights activist, author, editor, writer, and socialist. A few of his quotes were "The problem of the twentieth century is the problem of the color line", and "The cost of liberty is less than the price of repression."
    He was born February 23, 1868 and died August 27, 1963.
  • The Brooklyn Bridge

    The Brooklyn Bridge
    The Brooklyn Bridge, is one of new York city most visited places. It is a hybrid cable-stayed/suspension bridge, over the east river. it took 14 years to complete, (1869- 1883) at the time it was the longest bridge, and considered he wonder of the world. Now other bridges span larger distances. Over 100,000 cars go across it, with 4000 cyclists, and 10,000 pedestrians.
  • Andrew Johnson

    Andrew Johnson
    Andrew Johnson was the 17th President of the United States. He was rushed into office when Abraham Lincoln was assassinated. He was Lincolns Vice President before the assassination. Johnson was the only Southern senator to remain loyal to the Union. He was born December 29, 1808 and died July 31, 1875. He was part of the Democratic Party.
  • Statue of Liberty

    Statue of Liberty
    The Statue of Liberty is a monument in New York city. It was given by the french to the United states for the alliance between them in the American Revolution. It was made in September 1875.
  • Alice Paul

    Alice Paul
    Alice Paul was an american suffragist, feminist and women's rights suffragist. She was also one of the main leaders and strategists of the campaign for the Nineteenth Amendment to the U.S Constitution. She was born January 11, 1885 and died July 9, 1977.
  • Ellis Island

    Ellis Island
    Ellis island was an immigrant inspection station that was made for stopping any immigrants that had disease. It is still around today and it is a island, also there is a huge museum. From 1892 to 1924, approximately 12 million immigrants arrived there. It was Established on New years day, January 1, 1892.
  • Flat Iron Building

    Flat Iron Building
    The Flat Iron Building was first constructed in 1902, in new York. It was one of the worlds first "skyscrapers."It is 21 floors.
  • Triangle Shirt Waist Factory Fire

    Triangle Shirt Waist Factory Fire
    The Triangle shirt waist factory fire was very tragic. The immigrants had no only a few ways out of the 10th, 8th,and 9th floors. The factory owners had locked some doors, because they thought the factory workers would try to steal something. There was only one fire staircase on the side of the building, and it collapsed after to many shirtwaist workers were on it. Many workers took a chance and leapt of the building, falling to their deaths. 146 women lost their lives.
  • Rosa Parks

    Rosa Parks
    Rosa Parks was an american activist in the women's civil rights act. She is most known for her role in the Montgomery bus boycott. The United States Congress called her "the mother of the freedom movement". She was born February 4, 1913 and died October 24, 2005.
  • George Washington Carver

    George Washington Carver was an American agricultural scientist and inventor. He helped to prevent soil depletion. He was the best black scientist in the early 20th century. He died January 5, 1943