FC: Mixbook Timeline | by Aimee Russell & Alondra Salazar P6
1: Britain was taxing the Colonists and weren't investing money into the new society that they were trying to establish. Five men, including Thomas Jefferson, John Adams and Benjamin Franklin wrote the Declaration of Independence. And this document declared their separation from Britain on July 4th. | Declaration Of Independence
2: The Bill Of Rights is a list of basic rights of citizens. It also includes the first 10 amendments of the U.S Constitution. (Law Of The Land) | Bill OF RIGHTS
3: Supporters of Jackson came together and formed the Democratic Party. The Jacksonian democracy gave more governmental power to the common people by allowing them to have a vote in political issues. Common people and other citizens favored Jackson as president very much because his political policy was equal. | JACKSONIAN DEMOCRACY
4: Manifest Destiny is the belief that the United States could expand all the way across North America. It led to war with Mexico and it changed the map of the United States. | MANIFEST DESTINY
5: NORTH AND SOUTH | The South’s economy was based on agriculture and inventiveness ruled the North. The North had better advantages than the South. The North built better railroads, while the South kept transporting their goods by rivers. Then differences of free and slave states began forming. All the states above the 36-30 line were free states and all the states below it were slave states.
6: Slavery | After the Cotton Gin was invited slave labor was eased because they didn’t have to seed cotton anymore. Cotton then remained the South’s main cash crop, and they depended on slaves more than they ever have before. Most Northerners were abolitionists and wanted to end slavery, but Southerners highly disagreed with them.
7: Slavery | African Americans were treated very badly and often separated from their families. Slaves were viewed as property. Their masters could do anything that they pleased with them. Owners did not want their slaves to gain any knowledge at all so that they wouldn’t rebel. In 1850 they passed the Fugitive Slave Act (anyone who helped slaves escape would be punished harshly.)
8: Diving Nation | The North and South were fighting over which states should be slave-states or free states. A novel called “Uncle Tom’s Cabin” increased the number of abolitionists. Then the Dred Scott Decision declared that slavery was legal and that the Missouri Compromise was unconstitutional. | As a result of The Election of 1860 the Southern States seceded.
9: THE CIVIL WAR | After Lincoln became president in 1860, the Southern states seceded from the Union and formed the Confederate States of America. This war was mainly caused by issues including western expansion and slavery. During the Battle Of Fort Sumter the first shots initiating the Civil War happened. | After four years of brutal blood sheds the Confederate States finally surrendered and slavery was outlawed in all states in the United States. This war was proven to have the most casualties (620,000) , but most of them were from diseases.
10: After the Civil War Lincoln was assassinated in 1850 and Andrew Johnson became president. Radicals wanted to punish the South harshly, upgrade the rights of freedmen, and limit the president’s power. Southern states enacted a series of laws called the “Black Codes” and the North did not like this at all. Later on Congress passed the Freedmen’s Bureau, Civil Rights Act, and the Reconstruction Act of 1867. | Reconstruction (1865-1877)
11: These laws helped protect the rights of freedmen and kept them safe. In order for the Confederate States to rejoin the Union they had to abolish slavery and ratify the 14th and 15th amendments. African Americans began to hold office and this made whites angry, so they formed the KKK which turned to violence against blacks. | Reconstruction (1865-1877)
12: Manufacturing use to be done in people’s home using basic tools, then Industrialization was formed. This helped form bigger businesses and made it easier and quicker to make products. Since Industrialization was so expensive investors gave money to help pay for the costs. Railroads and canals transporterd people to places and increased the size of the U.S marketplace. The number of businesses increased, therefore workers were needed and immigrants got the job done.
13: Rise Of Industry
14: References!! | http://www.history.com/topics/industrial-revolution http://www.history.com/topics/reconstruction http://www.history.com/topics/american-civil-war http://countrystudies.us/united-states/history-62.htm http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slavery_in_the_United_States http://www.history.com/topics/slavery
15: REFERENCES!!! | http://www.history.com/topics/manifest-destiny http://wps.pearsoncustom.com/pcp_myhistorylab_americanhist_1_master/37/9715/2487153.cw/content/index.html http://www.history.com/topics/bill-of-rights http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/us-declares-independence
18: 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