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    The American Vision The American Vision Presentation Transcript

    • The American Vision Prehistory - 1848
    • COLONIZING AMERICA
      • Prehistory - 1754
    • 1492
      • Christopher Columbus lands in America
    • 1519
      • Herman Cortez conquers the Aztec people.
    • 1607
      • The English found Jamestown, Virginia.
    • 1619
      • First Africans arrive in North American via Dutch Traders.
    • 1630
      • The Massachusetts Bay Colony is established.
    • 1660
      • British Navigation Acts regulate American colonial trade.
    • 1681
      • William Penn receives the charter for Pennsylvania.
    • 1734
      • The Libel trial of publisher John Peter Zenger helps to establish freedom of the press.
    • THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION 1754 - 1783
    • 1754
      • The French and Indian War begins.
    • 1765
      • Parliament passes the Stamp Act, which triggers protests throughout the colonies.
    • 1700
      • British troops fire on
      • colonists in Boston
      • Massacre, including
      • Crispus Attucks as
      • seen on the right.
    • 1775
      • First shots are fired at Lexington and Concord.
    • 1776
      • The Declaration of Independence is signed!
    • 1781
      • Cornwallis surrenders at Yorktown, marking the end of the Revolutionary War.
    • 1781
      • The Articles of Confederation are ratified by the states.
    • 1783
      • The Treaty of Paris is signed,
      • officially recognizing the
      • independence of the United States,
      • and creating the new marked territories:
    • CREATING A CONSTITUTION 1784 - 1789
    • 1784
      • American ships begin trading with China at the port of Canton.
    • 1786
      • Shay’s Rebellion begins in western Massachusetts.
    • 1787
      • The Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia drafts the Constitution of the United States.
    • 1788
      • Constitution goes into effect after 11 states ratified it.
    • 1789
      • George Washington is elected president of the United States from
      • 1789 – 1797.
    • FEDERALISTS AND REPUBLICANS
      • 1789 - 1812
    • 1794
      • Jay’s Treaty is signed, which eventually leads to the XYZ incident, depicted in the above cartoon.
    • 1797
      • John Adams, a Federalist, is elected President from 1797 – 1801.
    • 1801
      • Republican Thomas Jefferson is elected President from 1801 – 1809.
    • 1803
      • The Louisiana Purchase, bought by the United States from France, doubles the size of the nation for about $15 million.
    • 1804
      • Lewis and Clark begin to explore the Louisiana Purchase.
    • 1809
      • Republican party co – founder James Madison is elected president until 1817.
    • 1811
      • The Battle of Tippecanoe breaks up Tecumseh’s confederacy.
      Tecumseh
    • 1812
      • The United States declare war on Britain.
    • 1814
      • The Hartford Convention meets; AND
      • The Treaty of Ghent is signed.
    • Growth and Division
      • 1816 - 1832
    • 1816
      • Congress establishes Second National Bank of the United States.
    • 1817
      • James Monroe becomes president until 1825.
    • 1819
      • Spain cedes Florida to the United States
    • 1820
      • Henry Clay guides the Mississippi
      • Compromise through Congress.
    • 1823
      • Monroe Doctrine declared.
    • 1825
      • The Erie Canal opens.
    • 1828
      • John Quincy Adams is elected president until 1829.
    • 1828
      • Jackson defeats Adam’s re-election bid.
    • 1829
      • Andrew Jackson is elected president until 1837.
    • 1828
      • North – South rift develops over tarrifs.
    • 1831
      • The Nat Turner slave rebellion takes place.
    • 1830
      • The Mormon religion officially organizes.
    • 1832
      • Democrats hold their first presidential nominating convention.
    • 1833
      • The American Anti – slavery Society is founded by William Lloyd Garrison.
    • 1836
      • Texas wins independence from Mexico.
    • 1837
      • Martin Van Buren becomes president until 1841.
    • 1838
      • Cherokee embark on the Trail of Tears.
    • 1841
      • William Henry Harrison is elected the 9 th president of the United States. He was the first president to die in office.
    • 1841
      • John Tyler
      • serves as
      • president
      • until 1845.
    • 1845
        • Congress votes to annex Republic of Texas.
        • AND
        • James Polk serves as President until 1849.
    • 1846
      • Great Britain and the U.S. divide the Oregon Territory at the 49 th parallel.
      • AND
      • The U.S. begins war with Mexico.
    • 1848
      • Women’s rights convention is held in Seneca Falls, New York.
      Jane Hunt Mary Ann McClintock Lucretia Mott Martha Wright Elizabeth Cady Scranton
    • 1848
      • The
      • Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo ends war with Mexico.
      • All information covers Units 1 & 2 of Glencoe’s “The American Vision.” 2008.
      • All images were found through either Google Images, or Photobucket.