BC: The End!
FC: Mixbook Timeline By: Tania & Kimberly
1: The Declaration of Independence | May 10,1775, congress meat to see who would command his new army. John Adams propose that it should be made up of colonist. He also said that George Washington of Virginia, should be the leader of this new army. After they captured Boston, Washington said that they had enough gunpowder for each solider to fire nine shots & 1800 barrels of gunpowder to scare the British. Washington actually didn't have all that & send for supplies. After that they went to Ford Ticonderoga & we won because the British did not want another blood bath.
2: Thomas Jefferson | Thomas Jefferson was concerned for the rights of the colonist. Jefferson was part of the committee to write the declaration of independence & was thirty-three years old. Tomas Jefferson was the author of the declaration of independence & was the third president of the united states. He also served for his country for over five decades.
3: Creating the Constitution | Fifty-five delegates from twelve states attended the convention. Rhode Island, feared a strong national government, boycotted the meeting. John Adams & Thomas Jefferson were representing the U.S. in Great Britain & France. More than two-thirds were lawyers & more than than one-three were slaves. The father of the constitution was James Madison. He wrote more than six hundred notes. Out of all the rules secrecy was the most important. The delegates didn't want to alarm the general public & wanted to feel free to speak their minds. It was finally signed September 17, 1787.
4: SLAVERY | Slavery in the United States was a form of slave labor which existed as a legal institution from the early colonial period. After the American Revolution slavery was abolished in the north ,but after the cotton industry it spread in the south. The civil war was only about bringing back the south but to stop them from getting help it was also made about slavery.
5: Foreign Affairs in the young Nation | When George Washington first became president America looked weak & there was countries like Europe that were a threat. They wanted to start a war. Washington knew that the United States was not prepared for war. Instead, he announced a policy of neutrality. Under this policy, the United States would do nothing to aid either France or Britain in the war against each other
6: President Monroe | James Monroe was the fifth president of the United States. Monroe was the last president who was a founding father of the United States, & the last president from the Republic generation.
7: Manifest Destiny & the Growing Nation | Manifest Destiny is the reasoning for spreading Democracy to the west. During the 1840s the United States territory grew rapidly. It grew so much many Americans insisted that their nation had a "Manifest Destiny" to dominate the continent.
8: Texas Becomes a Nation | When Texans repelled a Mexican attempt to retake a small cannon. This launched the Texas Revolution,& over the next three month, the Texan forces successfully defeated all Mexican troop in the region. Texans signed the Texas Declaration of Independence effectively creating the Republic of Texas.
9: A Dividing Nation | When Lincoln became president he face two important issues. The issues dividing the nation could be traced back to 1619, when the first slave ship arrived in Virginia. Since that time ,slavery ended half of the U.S. The question was would the nation continue living half-slave & half-free? Then civil war broke out.
10: Abraham Lincoln | Abraham Lincoln was the 16 president. He was assassinated on April 1865 but did so much. He led his country through the American civil war preserving the union while ending slavery. He made many speeches one of his famous speeches was the Gettysburg Address.
11: The Reconstruction Era | The reconstruction era was to do three things. It united them, ended slavery, & rebuild the south. Abraham Lincoln & Johnson had the position to bring the south back to normal.
12: The Amendments | The 13th amendment ended slavery. The 14th amendment gave equal protection under the law. Last the 15th amendment banned racial restrictions on voting.
13: References | www.ushistory.org millercenter.org myloc.gov en.wikipedia.org www.authorstream.com yarbroughtsocialstudies.weebly.com countrystudies.us blackhistory.com