FC: 2012 | HIstory Project . By: Karla Marquez , Evelyn Leon, Jorge Monsalvo. Period 1!
1: The Declaration Of Independence | In mid-June 1776, a five-man committee including Thomas Jefferson, John Adams and Benjamin Franklin was tasked with drafting a formal statement of the colonies' intentions. The Congress formally adopted the Declaration of Independence--written largely by Jefferson--in Philadelphia on July 4, a date now celebrated as the birth of American independence.
2: Jacksonian Democracy | Andrew Jackson was the seventh president , he became a national hero when he defeated the British at New Orleans. From 1789 to 1850 the United States established itself as one of the great democracies in the world. It increased in population from less than 4 million to more than 23 million.
3: Manifest Destiny as a concept was exercised in 1492 by Christopher Columbus and the Spanish monarchs who initially sanctioned the colonization of South America. During a four year period, the national domain increased by 1.2 million square miles, a gain of more than sixty percent. | Manifest Destiny and The Growth Nation
4: Life In The West | The Northwest Territory, also called the Old Northwest, was the region north of the Ohio River, south of Canada, east of the Mississippi River and west of the thirteen original states. Life in the Northwest was daily challenging, as settlers and Native Americans battled with each other and with the environment.
5: The World Of The North and The South | To begin with the north and the south had different transportation, they had different ways of making money, also the north didn’t believe in slavery while the south did and they depended on slaves.
6: African Americans At Mid Century | They made up the jim crow laws for African Americans they were racial segregation laws that were made up in the 1800’s.
7: Don't think: Look! -Ludwig Wittgenstein | The Civil War | Was a war that was fought the north vs. the south because of slavery. The south believed that if they had entered the United States willingly they could leave willingly. So the Union went to war with them.
8: The Reconstruction Era | Is when the war ended and the north tried to bring back the south and helped them reconstruct the south physically and emotionally.
9: Tensions In The West
10: The Rise Of Industry! | In the late 1800’s the US overtook Great Britain as the worlds largest source of manufactured goods. The US was it’s own source of the raw materials necessary for industrialization such as coal, iron, timber, and oil.
11: The Great Wave of Immigration | Beginning around 1880 and ending in the mid-1920s, the last wave brought more than 23 million immigrants to the United States; by 1910 almost 15 percent of the population was foreign born.
12: The Progressive Era | Four constitutional amendments were adopted during the Progressive era, which authorized an income tax, provided for the direct election of senators, extended the vote to women, and prohibited the manufacture and sale of alcoholic beverages.
13: America Becomes A World Power | At the turn of the 20th century, the United States emerged as a world power. The Spanish American War and the acquisition of the Philippines represented both an extension of earlier expansionist impulses and a sharp departure from assumptions that had guided American foreign policy in the past.
15: Go and walk with Nature; thou wilt find Full many a gem in her enchanted cup. -Isaac McLellan
20: As long as I live, I'll hear waterfalls and birds and winds sing. I'll interpret the rocks, learn the language of flood, storm, and the avalanche. I'll acquaint myself with the glaciers and wild gardens, and get as near the heart of the world as I can. -John Muir