American History To 1900


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American History To 1900

  1. 1. In Twenty Slides by T. Keith Barbo<br />American History to 1900<br />
  2. 2. May 14, 1607 – Jamestown!<br />British colonists found Jamestown, Virginia – the first permanent English settlement in the New World<br />Named for English king, James I<br />Settled by the Virginia Company<br />For proprietary reasons… <br />Ka-ching!<br />
  3. 3. 1619  1808<br />Triangular Trade Route<br />African slaves were sold <br />From the west African coast<br />For goods from Europe<br />Slaves were carried to the colonies with Sugar+Molasses<br />for RUM!<br />
  4. 4. 1620 – A new English settlement<br />In the New World<br />Pilgrims establish the<br />Plymouth Colony <br />Pilgrim colonists <br />Make a treaty with Patuxet tribe, who show them how to <br />fish and <br />fertilize crops<br />Plymouth is <br />settled<br />For religious <br />freedom<br />- Not money<br />
  5. 5. 1700-1770<br />Economic Growth for Colonial America<br />A land rich in resources such as fertile farm lands and timber…<br />Created much wealth in the colonies. <br />And, as the colonists prospered…<br />
  6. 6. … so did England<br />
  7. 7. The Townshend Acts 1767<br />The Stamp Act of 1765<br />The Declatory Act 1766<br />Britain’s greed for more <br />Wealth was angering <br />The Colonists<br />
  8. 8. Boston Tea Party<br />December 16, 1773<br />The Boston Massacre <br />March 5, 1770<br />And the Colonists rebelled!<br />
  9. 9. Britain Tried to<br /> regain control<br /> of the Colonists <br />with more force<br />The Coercive or <br />Intolerable Acts<br />1774<br />1st Continental Congress 1774<br />But the Colonists could<br /> no longer tolerate the injustice!<br />
  10. 10. Revolutionary War Begins <br />1775<br />1776 <br />Declaration of <br />Independence Signed<br />
  11. 11. 1789<br />George Washington becomes<br /> the first president <br />of the newly formed United States of America<br />
  12. 12. 1797 - Trouble in Paradise<br />The Franco American War <br />Violation of the Bill of Rights in <br />The Alien & Sedition Acts<br />
  13. 13. - Thomas Jefferson president<br />End of Alien and Sedition Acts<br />The US doubles in size <br />With the <br />Louisiana Purchase in 1803<br />1800 - 1803<br />
  14. 14. The Slave Trade Ends in 1808<br />Andrew Jackson becomes a hero<br /> in the Battle of<br /> New Orleans<br />1808 - 1815<br />
  15. 15. The Missouri Compromise <br />Divides the Free US from the <br />Slave US in 1808<br />Andrew Jackson <br />Elected president 1828 and <br />Was the hero of the poor man<br />While an enemy to the red man <br />
  16. 16. Texas becomes a republic in 1835<br />1831-1848<br />Mexican American War<br />1846-48 <br />US gains more territory <br />August 1831 Slave Rebellion<br />
  17. 17. 1849-1856<br />Gold Rush 1849<br />Civil war averted<br />1850 <br />Republican Party formed<br />1854<br />Southerner Brooks attacks Northerner Sumner<br />1856<br />
  18. 18. Lincoln Elected 16th President <br />of US and Lower South Secedes in response <br />1860<br />Confederate states of America formed <br />1862<br />Emancipation<br />Proclamation<br />January 1st<br />1863<br />Civil War begins at<br />Fort Sumter <br />April 12, 1861<br />1860-1863<br />
  19. 19. Gen. Lee Surrenders<br />To Gen. Grant<br />April 9, 1865<br />13th Amendment<br />Abolishes Slavery<br />1865<br />Ku Klux Klan founded by <br />Confederate War Veterans<br />Lincoln Shot at Ford Theater<br />April 14, 1865<br />
  20. 20. 1868-1900<br />1890<br />First Influx of <br />Mass Immigrants <br />To US<br />15th Amendment <br />No Denial of voting <br />Rights due to race<br />Roosevelt becomes hero in<br />Spanish American War<br />US wins and gains Philippines, <br />Samoa, Guam, & Puerto Rico <br />