1619 | Virginia House of Burgesses | One of the first signs of self-government | 1620 | Mayflower Compact | One of the first signs of self-government | 1675 | King Phillip’s War | Causes: Halfway Covenant allowed Indians to get closer to Englishmen, and then turned on them. The Praying Indians turned into Preying Indians and began killing colonists. In the end, Phillip was betrayed and killed by his own tribe. | 1676 | Bacon’s Rebellion | Didn’t agree with tide water gentry about letting the natives stay on their land, so he wreaked havoc against the innocent natives and later burned Jamestown | 1692 | Salem Witch Trials | Caused by Goodwin Children and Paris Children showing symptoms of bewitchment. Reflected the expansion of rivalry between the east and west dispute (over new Minister and Trade), the fear of single women owning property, and the psychological worries created by the trials. | 1739-1744 | First Great Awakening | Influenced both the northern and southern regions. Showed the search for new authority and hope. Itinerants: Whitefield and Davenports. Also had Minister Edwards who was pro-Calvinism rather than just Protestantism. Pre-revolutionary because they challenged spiritual authority, so why not also challenge British Government later on. | 1739 | Stono Rebellion | In New York and South Carolina. 60 literate, armed slaves manage to kill 25 whites. The rebellion was put down and most slaves were killed or sent to the West Indies. Led to the Negro act of 1740 and the halt of the slave trade for ten years. | 1756-1763 | French and Indian War | Causes: France owned more land in North America than Britain did. Indians sided with France because they felt they would win and provide them protection. Ends with the Peace of Paris that left France with no land in North America, so Indians lost their protection. Put an end to Britain’s Salutary Neglect of the Colonies, so the Colonies lost their semi-independent feelings developed during Salutary Neglect. (‘Americans’, freedom of press Zenger, and new words) | 1763 | Pontiac’s Rebellion | After the French and Indian War, Indians were upset with Britain’s new policies on the Native land in the Ohio River Valley. Natives presented the British with infectious blankets, which sparked a want for peace with the Natives | 1763 | Proclamation of 1763 | Britain wanted to halt westward movement and explorers (Daniel Boone) from going beyond the Appalachian Mountains to help keep peace with the natives. | 1765 | Stamp Act | British taxed all paper products including cards, newspapers, and books. All revenue created was to help pay for the defense of the colonies. Never made any revenue because of the liberty boys and the stamp act congress. | 1766 | Declaratory Act | British Statement: Declared Colonies had to listen and follow anything that Britain commanded. | 1767 | Mason-Dixon Line | Divided the North and South to help with State boundaries. Located between Maryland and Pennsylvania. | 1770 | Boston Massacre | March 5. Colonists provoked British attack by throwing snow covered rocks at armed troops because they were upset the troops had not left following the war. The British soldiers managed to kill eight American spectators after shooting into a crowd. The Soldiers were defended by John Adams in court and were punished by branding. | 1773 | Boston Tea Party | Sam Adams, John Hancock and other radicals protested the Tea Act by dressing as Indians and dumping tea in to the Boston Harbor. Pushed Britain over the edge of anger and led to the Coercive acts. | 1774 | Coercive Acts | Series of acts Forced upon the Colonies:-Boston Port Act, closed the Boston Port-Quartering Act, brought in new troops and colonist were forced to provide shelter -Administration of Justice Act, shut down courts-MA Government Acts, Shut down Legislation(-Quebec Act, extends Catholic Quebec into MN.) | 1774 | First Continental Congress | Met as a protest response to
How did this contribute to the Civil War?
PRESIDENT: JAMES MONROE
It was between the pro slavery and the anti slavery factions it prohibited slavery in the former Louisiana territory north of the parallel 36/30 degrees north, except within the boundaries of the proposed state of Missouri but it also allowed main to become a free state which kept the balance between free and slave states
Civil War: Slavery!
During the Civil War time, there was a time where slavery existed. Slavery had started long ago, since the 1400s to be exact, but most of the South enjoyed slavery, because they really didn’t have to work. Pretty much, the South favored slavery. But little did the South realize that their free labor would end in the near future. The date February 12, 1809… is the date of a great man who changes, or better yet helps change the life of slaves forever, and this mans’ name is…
Taken from their land, ripped from their loved, bought to a new world and sold like piece of bread into slavery. Slaves were sold into slavery as workers for hard-cheap labor for landowners, slaves would be subjected to abasement such as being beaten or whipped or sexually exploited. During the 1800's slavery was common in The Confederate States of America, slaves were used in the Confederate States for cheap labor as to where the slave owners or the landowners could make a much higher profit by having…
12 Years A Slave
Black man Solomon Northup lives as a free man in Saratoga, New York with his wife and two children him earning a living as a violinist. In 1841 he was kidnapped by slave traders, having been enticed to Washington, D.C. (where slavery was legal) with a job offer as a violinist with traveling entertainers. Shortly after he and his employers arrived in DC, they sold him as a slave, having drugged him into unconsciousness to effect the kidnapping. He was then shipped to New Orleans…
black, brown and white. For those who embarked the journey from Africa to the United States experienced the Drawing of a Color Line. The complexion of another is defined as color, which dates back to the early colonial times. Slavery became a part of an institution which consisted of hands on labor a position all blacks in America were a part of over the course of 350 years .
During the initial settlement of the United States, there were limited food rations, which caused a dramatic starvation period…
between 750 and 850 thousand fatalities.
2-Which states seceded to the Confederacy and when?
Through the course of the Civil War, eleven southern states seceded from the Union and joined the Confederacy. The first was South Carolina in 1860. Mississippi, Florida, Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, Texas, Virginia, Arkansas, North Carolina, and Tennessee, all seceded in 1861. These were the states that fought and surrendered to the Union. All other states either stayed with the union or declared themselves…
Neely’s work, David Herbert Donald, the leading Lincoln scholar to date and respected Civil War era historian published his book, Lincoln Reconsidered. Contrary to Neely’s beliefs, Donald praises Lincoln’s “talent for passivity” and believes that he did not only intentionally wait to react after an event occurred, but that this was an elaborate political strategy he employed to maintain his neutrality as leader of the entire United States of America. During Lincoln’s presidency, the nation was not only…
in the United States showed up held in a Dutch trade ship around the 1620’s. It is a bit unclear as to whether these men were slaves or just indentured servants. By 1640 in Jamestown, at least 1 African American had been declared a slave. Slavery became a very big part of the American way of living, especially in the south where farmers had them work long, hard days in the fields with the crops.
More people in the north started questioning the whole ideal of slavery and in 1787 slavery had been…
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Abraham Lincoln had created a plan for reconstruction that was opposed by Congress. His plan was based on the idea that the states never really seceded from the Union, and therefore they should…
the United States. Important legislation that significantly shaped our nation was passed during the Civil War era. The most controversial laws during this time dealt with the issue of slavery and conduct of war. Among these were the slave codes, laws of war, and civil rights amendments.
The issue of slavery had been at the root of every major conflict between the North and South since the 1780’s. Although slavery had existed for 250 years in the United States, many of the Northern states had…