The American VisionThe American Vision
Prehistory - 1848Prehistory - 1848
COLONIZING AMERICACOLONIZING AMERICA
Prehistory - 1754Prehistory - 1754
Christopher ColumbusChristopher Columbus
lands in Americalands in America
Herman CortezHerman Cortez
conquers theconquers the
Aztec people.Aztec people.
The English foundThe English found
Jamestown, Virginia.Jamestown, Virginia.
First Africans arrive in North American via Dutch Traders.First Africans arrive in North American via Dutch Traders.
The Massachusetts BayThe Massachusetts Bay
Colony is established.Colony is established.
British Navigation ActsBritish Navigation Acts
regulate Americanregulate American
colonial trade.colonial trade.
William PennWilliam Penn
receives thereceives the
charter forcharter for
The Libel trial ofThe Libel trial of
publisher Johnpublisher John
Peter ZengerPeter Zenger
helps tohelps to
freedom of thefreedom of the
THE AMERICANTHE AMERICAN
1754 - 17831754 - 1783
The French and IndianThe French and Indian
War begins.War begins.
Parliament passes the Stamp Act, whichParliament passes the Stamp Act, which
triggers protests throughout the colonies.triggers protests throughout the colonies.
British troops fire onBritish troops fire on
colonists in Bostoncolonists in Boston
Massacre, includingMassacre, including
Crispus Attucks asCrispus Attucks as
seen on the right.seen on the right.
First shots are fired at Lexington andFirst shots are fired at Lexington and
The Declaration of Independence
Cornwallis surrenders at Yorktown, markingCornwallis surrenders at Yorktown, marking
the end of the Revolutionary War.the end of the Revolutionary War.
The Articles ofThe Articles of
Confederation areConfederation are
ratified by the states.ratified by the states.
The Treaty of Paris isThe Treaty of Paris is
officially recognizingofficially recognizing
independence of theindependence of the
United States,United States,
and creating the newand creating the new
marked territories:marked territories:
CREATING ACREATING A
1784 - 17891784 - 1789
American ships beginAmerican ships begin
trading with China attrading with China at
the port of Canton.the port of Canton.
Shay’s Rebellion begins in western Massachusetts.Shay’s Rebellion begins in western Massachusetts.
Convention inConvention in
drafts thedrafts the
Constitution ofConstitution of
the Unitedthe United
goes intogoes into
effect aftereffect after
11 states11 states
ratified it.ratified it.
Washington isWashington is
president ofpresident of
the Unitedthe United
States fromStates from
1789 – 1797.1789 – 1797.
FEDERALISTS ANDFEDERALISTS AND
1789 - 18121789 - 1812
Jay’s Treaty is signed, which eventually leads toJay’s Treaty is signed, which eventually leads to
the XYZ incident, depicted in the above cartoon.the XYZ incident, depicted in the above cartoon.
John Adams, a Federalist, is electedJohn Adams, a Federalist, is elected
President from 1797 – 1801.President from 1797 – 1801.
Republican Thomas Jefferson is electedRepublican Thomas Jefferson is elected
President from 1801 – 1809.President from 1801 – 1809.
The Louisiana Purchase, bought by theThe Louisiana Purchase, bought by the
United States from France, doubles theUnited States from France, doubles the
size of the nation for about $15 million.size of the nation for about $15 million.
Lewis and Clark begin to explore theLewis and Clark begin to explore the
Louisiana Purchase.Louisiana Purchase.
Republican party co – founder JamesRepublican party co – founder James
Madison is elected president until 1817.Madison is elected president until 1817.
The Battle of Tippecanoe breaks upThe Battle of Tippecanoe breaks up
Tecumseh’s confederacy.Tecumseh’s confederacy.
The United States declare war on Britain.The United States declare war on Britain.
The Hartford Convention meets; ANDThe Hartford Convention meets; AND
The Treaty of Ghent is signed.The Treaty of Ghent is signed.
Growth and DivisionGrowth and Division
1816 - 18321816 - 1832
Congress establishes Second National Bank of theCongress establishes Second National Bank of the
United States.United States.
James MonroeJames Monroe
becomes presidentbecomes president
until 1825.until 1825.
Spain cedes Florida toSpain cedes Florida to
the United Statesthe United States
Henry Clay guides the MississippiHenry Clay guides the Mississippi
Compromise through Congress.Compromise through Congress.
Monroe Doctrine declared.Monroe Doctrine declared.
The Erie Canal opens.The Erie Canal opens.
John Quincy Adams isJohn Quincy Adams is
elected president untilelected president until
Democrats hold their first presidentialDemocrats hold their first presidential
nominating convention.nominating convention.
The American Anti –The American Anti –
slavery Society isslavery Society is
founded by Williamfounded by William
Lloyd Garrison.Lloyd Garrison.
Texas wins independence from Mexico.Texas wins independence from Mexico.
Martin Van Buren becomes president until 1841.Martin Van Buren becomes president until 1841.
Cherokee embark on the Trail of Tears.Cherokee embark on the Trail of Tears.
William Henry Harrison is elected the 9William Henry Harrison is elected the 9thth
president of the United States. He was thepresident of the United States. He was the
first president to die in office.first president to die in office.
John TylerJohn Tyler
serves asserves as
until 1845.until 1845.
Congress votes to annex Republic of Texas.Congress votes to annex Republic of Texas.
James Polk serves as President until 1849.James Polk serves as President until 1849.
Great Britain and theGreat Britain and the
U.S. divide theU.S. divide the
Oregon Territory atOregon Territory at
the 49the 49thth
The U.S. begins warThe U.S. begins war
with Mexico.with Mexico.
Women’s rightsWomen’s rights
convention is held inconvention is held in
Seneca Falls, NewSeneca Falls, New
Jane HuntMary Ann McClintock Lucretia Mott Martha Wright
Treaty ofTreaty of
ends warends war
All information covers Units 1 & 2 ofAll information covers Units 1 & 2 of
Glencoe’s “The American Vision.” 2008.Glencoe’s “The American Vision.” 2008.
All images were found through eitherAll images were found through either
Google Images, or Photobucket.Google Images, or Photobucket.