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  • The First English Settlement in the New World

    The First English Settlement in the New World
    104 men landed in Virginia at a place named Jamestown
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  • Legally Established Slavery

    Legally Established Slavery
    Virginia became the first British colony to legally establish slavery.
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    The French and Indian War

    Also known as Seven Years War. Ended with the Treaty of Paris: all French territory in the mainland of North America was lost.
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    The American Revolutionary War

    Thirteen original colonies in Congress went against the Kingdom of Great Britain over their objection to Parliament's direct taxation and its lack of colonial representation.
  • The Declaration of Independence

    The Declaration of Independence
    The United States Declaration of Independence is the pronouncement adopted by the meeting in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on July 4, 1776. It explained why the thirteen colonies regarded as independent states that are no longer under the rule of England. After the declaration, these states formed the United States.
  • Constitutional Convention

    Constitutional Convention
    Delegates from twelve states met in Philadelphia to draft the US constitution
    In the picture, the delegates and George Washington was discussing about the constitution.

  • The first president.

    The first president.
    George Washington was unanimously elected as the first president of the United States.
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  • Thomas Jefferson

    Thomas Jefferson
    Thomas Jefferson was elected as the third president of the United States. His election represents the fall f federalism and the rise of republicanism.
    The 2 characters in the picture are Aaron Burr and Thomas Jefferson.
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    Lewis and Clark

    It is also known as the Corps of Discovery Expedition. It was an expedition to cross the western part of the US.
  • Jackson's presidency

    Jackson's presidency
    Andrew Jackson is inaugurated as seventh president.
    site: powerline
  • Jackson and Indian Removal

    Jackson and Indian Removal
    There was no initiative from Jacksonian Democrats to include women in political life or to combat slavery. But, it was the Native American who suffered most from Andrew Jackson's vision of America. They were forced to leave their tribes. About 20,000 Cherokees were marched westward at gunpoint on the infamous trail of tears.
  • William lloyd Garrison --- The liberator

    William lloyd Garrison --- The liberator
    He founded the anti-slavery newspaper--The Liberator in 1831, and was published in Boston until hereditary slavery in the United States was abolished by Constitutional amendment in 1865.
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    The Mexican-American war

    The United States annexed Texas as their territory. However, Mexico still considered Texas as part of their territory. Thus, a war broke out against Mexico.
  • The compromise of 1850

    The compromise of 1850
    The continuing debate about whether territory gained in the Mexican War should be open to slavery is decided in the Compromise of 1850: California is admitted as a free state. (California banned slavery)
  • Uncle Tome's cabin

    Uncle Tome's cabin
    Uncle Tom's cabin is an anti-novel by Harriet Beecher Stowe. This book was published in 1852
  • The Kansas-Nebraska Act

    The Kansas-Nebraska Act
    As the territory of the US expanded, more and more people demanded the establishment of the area now know as Nebraska. According to the Missouri compromise, Nebraska should be a free state. However, the slave owners of Missouri do not want Nebraska as a free state. Thus, the congress decided to divide Nebraska into two: Kansas in the south, and Nebraska in the North.
    site: National Geographic Society
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    The Civil war

    A war fought between the Northern Sates and the Southern states over the expansion of slavery into western states. The Northern states were loyal to the union, but the Southern states seceded from the union. The war ended with the victory the North.
  • The Antietam war

    The Antietam war
    The generals of the Antietam war were Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee and McClellan, in respect with the south and the north. The North won at last. The cause of the war was devastating. Over 22,000 soldiers were killed, wounded, or missing — more than all such casualties during the entire American Revolution.
  • A president impeached

    A president impeached
    The House of Representatives impeached President Andrew Johnson. He became the first president to be impeached. In 1867, Congress passed the Reconstruction Act, but Johnson opposed the Act and tried to remove Stanton. His act raged the congress, and decided to impeach him.
    Site: the nation
  • Fifteenth Amendment

    Fifteenth Amendment
    Fifteenth amendment to the Constitution is ratified, giving blacks the right to vote. 20,000 participants celebrated the ratification of the 15th amendment in Baltimore.