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Powerpoint American History

Powerpoint American History



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    • American History1492-1968
    • Early settlers
      Christopher Columbus was dispatched to find a route to Asia through the Pacific.
      In 1493 he came to Puerto Rico
      The new continent was named 'America' after Amerigo Vespucci, another explorer with a claim to the discovery of North America
    • The first settlers 1492-1600
      The Spanish explores after Columbus were the first to settle in the US.
      Mainly along the Californian coast or the Santa Fe River in New Mexico
    • French Colonies
      New France (French colonization 1534 - 1712) extended from The Gulf of Mexico to Canada
      Divided into five colonies, Canada, Acadia, Hudson Bay, New Foundland and Louisiana
    • First English colonies
      The East coast became occupied with British settlers during the 17th century
      First colony: James Town Virginia 1607
      New England colonies 1620s (today New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware)
      The thirteen colonies (British America)were established in 1733
    • Formation of the United States of America
      Boston Tea party 1773 a direct action to protest against British colonization
      1775 the 13 colonies began a rebellion against British rule
      1783 the acknowledgement of the United States as an independent nation
    • Independence of America
      4th of July 1776, Declaration of Independence
      1789, first American president, George Washington
      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.
    • The Civil War
      During the 1840s and 1850s 4.5 million immigrants came to America.
      The nation underwent several economic and cultural changes as industrialization and the transportation revolution changed the economics of the north and west
      1861-1865 the Civil War, dispute over long and bitter issues of slavery and states rights
      The North won and in 1865 slavery was abolished in all states
      the 13th Amendment , "neither slavery nor involuntary servitude... shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.
    • After the Civil War
      United States remained divided as reconstruction failed
      Southern whites despite the treaty denied the black population their civil rights -keeping them in economic, social, and political second class status.
    • Industrial growth
      37 million people immigrated to America between 1840-1920
      Natives were forced onto reservations
      White farmers and ranchers took their lands
      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)
    • Post World War I
      In 1920, the manufacture, sale, import and export of alcohol was prohibited.
      During most of the 1920s, the United States enjoyed a period of sustained prosperity.
      The Immigration Act of 1924 restricting the Southern and Eastern Europeans, especially Jews and Italians
    • The Great Depression
      In 1929, The Wall street crash - the most devastating stock market crash in the history of the United States.
      Recovery was slow and the 1930s were poor years for the Americans
      1941, Attack on Pearl Harbor - the US entered the Second World War.
      Italy surrendered 1943, Japan and Germany in 1945.
      USA stood as winners and rescuer of Europe
    • The Civil Rights
      Discrimination remained widespread in the South through the 1950s
      From 1955 to 1965, "direct action" was the strategy - primarily bus boycotts, sit-ins, freedom rides, and social movements.
      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
    • Martin Luther King
      Malcolm X advocated black power and black separatism while
      Martin Luther King, Jr, American activist andprominent leader in the African- American civil rights movement advocated non-violent methods.
      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.
      King was killed in 1968