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In Twenty Slides by T. Keith Barbo American History to 1900
May 14, 1607 – Jamestown! British colonists found Jamestown, Virginia – the first permanent English settlement in the New World Named for English king, James I Settled by the Virginia Company For proprietary reasons… Ka-ching!
1619 1808 Triangular Trade Route African slaves were sold From the west African coast For goods from Europe Slaves were carried to the colonies with Sugar+Molasses for RUM!
1620 – A new English settlement In the New World Pilgrims establish the Plymouth Colony Pilgrim colonists Make a treaty with Patuxet tribe, who show them how to fish and fertilize crops Plymouth is settled For religious freedom - Not money
1700-1770 Economic Growth for Colonial America A land rich in resources such as fertile farm lands and timber… Created much wealth in the colonies. And, as the colonists prospered…
The Townshend Acts 1767 The Stamp Act of 1765 The Declatory Act 1766 Britain’s greed for more Wealth was angering The Colonists
Boston Tea Party December 16, 1773 The Boston Massacre March 5, 1770 And the Colonists rebelled!
Britain Tried to regain control of the Colonists with more force The Coercive or Intolerable Acts 1774 1st Continental Congress 1774 But the Colonists could no longer tolerate the injustice!
Revolutionary War Begins 1775 1776 Declaration of Independence Signed
1789 George Washington becomes the first president of the newly formed United States of America
1797 - Trouble in Paradise The Franco American War Violation of the Bill of Rights in The Alien & Sedition Acts
- Thomas Jefferson president End of Alien and Sedition Acts The US doubles in size With the Louisiana Purchase in 1803 1800 - 1803
The Slave Trade Ends in 1808 Andrew Jackson becomes a hero in the Battle of New Orleans 1808 - 1815
The Missouri Compromise Divides the Free US from the Slave US in 1808 Andrew Jackson Elected president 1828 and Was the hero of the poor man While an enemy to the red man
Texas becomes a republic in 1835 1831-1848 Mexican American War 1846-48 US gains more territory August 1831 Slave Rebellion
1849-1856 Gold Rush 1849 Civil war averted 1850 Republican Party formed 1854 Southerner Brooks attacks Northerner Sumner 1856
Lincoln Elected 16th President of US and Lower South Secedes in response 1860 Confederate states of America formed 1862 Emancipation Proclamation January 1st 1863 Civil War begins at Fort Sumter April 12, 1861 1860-1863
Gen. Lee Surrenders To Gen. Grant April 9, 1865 13th Amendment Abolishes Slavery 1865 Ku Klux Klan founded by Confederate War Veterans Lincoln Shot at Ford Theater April 14, 1865
1868-1900 1890 First Influx of Mass Immigrants To US 15th Amendment No Denial of voting Rights due to race Roosevelt becomes hero in Spanish American War US wins and gains Philippines, Samoa, Guam, & Puerto Rico