American History1492-1968<br />
Early settlers<br />Christopher Columbus was dispatched to find a route to Asia through the Pacific. <br />In 1493 he came...
The first settlers 1492-1600<br />The Spanish explores after Columbus were the first to settle in the US. <br />Mainly alo...
French Colonies<br />New France (French colonization 1534 - 1712) extended from The Gulf of Mexico to Canada<br />Divided ...
First English colonies<br />The East coast became occupied with British settlers during the 17th century<br />First colony...
Formation of the United States of America<br />Boston Tea party 1773 a direct action to protest against British colonizati...
Independence of America<br />4th of July 1776, Declaration of Independence <br />1789, first American president, George Wa...
The Civil War<br />During the 1840s and 1850s 4.5 million immigrants came to America.<br />The nation underwent several ec...
After the Civil War<br />United States remained divided as reconstruction failed <br />Southern whites despite the treaty ...
Industrial growth<br />37 million people immigrated to America between 1840-1920<br />Natives were forced onto reservation...
Post World War I<br />In 1920, the manufacture, sale, import and export of alcohol was prohibited.<br />During most of the...
The Great Depression<br />In 1929, The Wall street crash - the most devastating stock market crash in the history of the U...
The Civil Rights<br />Discrimination remained widespread in the South through the 1950s<br />From 1955 to 1965, "direct ac...
Martin Luther King<br />Malcolm X advocated black power and black separatism while<br />Martin Luther King, Jr, American a...
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  1. 1. American History1492-1968<br />
  2. 2. Early settlers<br />Christopher Columbus was dispatched to find a route to Asia through the Pacific. <br />In 1493 he came to Puerto Rico<br />The new continent was named 'America' after Amerigo Vespucci, another explorer with a claim to the discovery of North America<br />
  3. 3. The first settlers 1492-1600<br />The Spanish explores after Columbus were the first to settle in the US. <br />Mainly along the Californian coast or the Santa Fe River in New Mexico<br />
  4. 4. French Colonies<br />New France (French colonization 1534 - 1712) extended from The Gulf of Mexico to Canada<br />Divided into five colonies, Canada, Acadia, Hudson Bay, New Foundland and Louisiana<br />
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  6. 6. First English colonies<br />The East coast became occupied with British settlers during the 17th century<br />First colony: James Town Virginia 1607<br />New England colonies 1620s (today New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware)<br />The thirteen colonies (British America)were established in 1733<br />
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  8. 8. Formation of the United States of America<br />Boston Tea party 1773 a direct action to protest against British colonization<br />1775 the 13 colonies began a rebellion against British rule<br />1783 the acknowledgement of the United States as an independent nation<br />
  9. 9. Independence of America<br />4th of July 1776, Declaration of Independence <br />1789, first American president, George Washington<br />1791 Bill of rights ratified to guarantee the individual rights such as freedom of speech and religious practice, as well as the first ten amendments of the constitution.<br />
  10. 10. The Civil War<br />During the 1840s and 1850s 4.5 million immigrants came to America.<br />The nation underwent several economic and cultural changes as industrialization and the transportation revolution changed the economics of the north and west<br />1861-1865 the Civil War, dispute over long and bitter issues of slavery and states rights<br />The North won and in 1865 slavery was abolished in all states<br />the 13th Amendment , "neither slavery nor involuntary servitude... shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction. <br />
  11. 11. After the Civil War<br />United States remained divided as reconstruction failed <br />Southern whites despite the treaty denied the black population their civil rights -keeping them in economic, social, and political second class status.<br />
  12. 12. Industrial growth<br />37 million people immigrated to America between 1840-1920<br />Natives were forced onto reservations<br />White farmers and ranchers took their lands<br />By the late nineteenth century, the United States had become a leading global industrial power building on new technologies and transportation (telephone, telegraph, iron, steel, oil, rail work etc)<br />
  13. 13. Post World War I<br />In 1920, the manufacture, sale, import and export of alcohol was prohibited.<br />During most of the 1920s, the United States enjoyed a period of sustained prosperity. <br />The Immigration Act of 1924 restricting the Southern and Eastern Europeans, especially Jews and Italians<br />
  14. 14. The Great Depression<br />In 1929, The Wall street crash - the most devastating stock market crash in the history of the United States. <br />Recovery was slow and the 1930s were poor years for the Americans<br />1941, Attack on Pearl Harbor - the US entered the Second World War. <br />Italy surrendered 1943, Japan and Germany in 1945. <br />USA stood as winners and rescuer of Europe<br />
  15. 15. The Civil Rights<br />Discrimination remained widespread in the South through the 1950s<br />From 1955 to 1965, "direct action" was the strategy - primarily bus boycotts, sit-ins, freedom rides, and social movements.<br />The modern civil rights movement was designed, led, organized, and manned by African Americans, who placed themselves and their families on the front lines in the struggle for freedom<br />
  16. 16. Martin Luther King<br />Malcolm X advocated black power and black separatism while<br />Martin Luther King, Jr, American activist andprominent leader in the African- American civil rights movement advocated non-violent methods.<br />Delivered his” I have a Dream Speech” in 1963, raising consciousness of the civil rights movement and established himself as one of the greatest public speakers in U.S. history. <br />King was killed in 1968<br />

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