FC: Miguel Perez & Ashley Marquez P1
1: Most of the Europeans came from England. The Europeans called the Americas the '' New World'' because of their discovery came as a suprise. Explorers like Christopher Columbus were actually looking for a westward route to Asia when they stumbled onto the Americas. | European Exploration
2: The Declaration of Independence was made by Thomas Jefferson in 1776. The Declaration of Independence was made for the British colonies to separate from King George the III. It stated that it is the right and duty of a people who to overthrow the government and change the system if the government takes away their rights. | The Declaration of Independence
3: One touch of nature makes the whole world kin. -William Shakespeare
4: American Revolution | In the American Revolution War the Americans defeated the British even though the British had more advantages. The cause was because the British government decided to make the American colonies pay a large share of the war debt from the French and Indian War.
6: Creating the Constitution | The Continental Congress adopted the Articles of Confederation, the first Constitution of the United States, on November 17 1777, but the states did not ratify them until March 1, 1781. The Articles of Confederation were too weak because it didn't provide for chief executive, had no power to tax, and there was no national currency.
8: Bill of Rights | 1.freedom of speech,press,religion,& petition 2. right to keep and bear arms 3. conditions for quarters of soldiers 4.right of search and seizure regulated 5.provisions concerning prosecution 6.right to a speedy trial,witness 7.right to a trial by jury 8.excessive bail, cruel punishment 9.rule of construction & constitution 10.rights of states under constitution
10: Manifest Destiny | Manifest Destiny was the idea that the United States should spread democracy (itself) into the entire North American Continent.
12: Civil War | When Abraham Lincoln was elected president of the United States in 1860 the southern states seceded from the Union. At first the Union was losing all the battles until the battle of Antietam which was the turning point. The battle of Antietam enabled president Lincoln to publish the Emancipation Proclamation. At the end of the Civil War the Union ended up winning, and freed all the slaves from slavery.
14: Reconstruction Era | The purpose of Reconstruction was to bring the Confederate states back into the Union. Reconstruction also ensured black Americans their freedom. Another aim of Reconstruction was to rebuild the South from the great destruction of the war. the Freed men's Bureau helped Southern blacks who were homeless and jobless because of the war. It also provided education for the ex-slaves
16: The Rise Of Industry | During the rise of the industry new inventions and ideas made it possible for businesses to grow in size and efficiency. With the rise of big businesses through corporations, trusts, and monopolies, the wealthy got wealthier and the poor got poorer. As cities grew, factories rose ten or more stories above the ground, and people from all over came looking for jobs. Building tenements were unsafe, unclean, and dangerous. Working conditions were so bad that workers didn't dare to speak up for the fear of losing their jobs.