ushistory

It is important to know the history of our countries and of the world.  Personally, I know it is necessary, but it was my weakest subject in High School and thereafter.  After a lesson, with my CAE group this week, I realized maybe I should read up and do some  recapping on my U.S. History knowledge as I have forgotten many things.  Ever binge study to ACE an exam and then forget everything the next day? That’s exactly how my relationship with history was.  I think it was also because most of my History teachers were older in age (some even war veterans) and didn’t teach with much enthusiasm.  Except for one, he was younger and funny (kind of). Anyhow this teacher was good because he made us do a lot of hands-on projects so we learned a lot with him.  He also didn’t like to fail students so if he knew you weren’t doing too well in his class, he would help you out a bit by sending extra credit homework.  He also always told us what questions would land on the exam, not like other teachers who made us study whole textbooks and not ask anything in the textbook. (hate that!)

 

Enough about that, this post is not a shrine to my favorite History teacher, but a summary of important dates in U.S. History.  And here they are:

Colonial Period 1607-1763

  • Chesapeake: Jamestown (1st slaves & House of Burgesses; Bacon’s Rebellion)
  • New England; Mayflower Compact & Fundamental Orders of Connecticut
  • Diversity of the Middle colonies
  • Salutary neglect; colonial assemblies
  • Navigation Acts, mercantilism
  • French and Indian war 1754-1763

Revolutionary Period, 1763-1789

  • War debts; End to salutary neglect after French & Indian War, 1763
  • Sugar & Stamp Acts; Townshend Acts
  • Sons of Liberty; No taxation without representation; Committees of correspondence
  • Lexington and Concord, 1775
  • Second Continental Congress
  • Declaration of Independence, 1776
  • Saratoga; Battle of Yorktown
  • Treaty of Paris, 1783

Early Republic, 1789-1824

  • Articles of Confederation ratified, 1781 & the “Critical Period, 1781- 1788”
  • Land Ordinance; NW Ordinance
  • Constitution Ratified, 1789
  • Washington, Adams, Jefferson presidencies
  • Proclamation of Neutrality
  • Marbury v Madison
  • Louisiana Purchase
  • War of 1812, 1812-1815
  • “Era of Good Feelings,” 1816-1824
  • Compromise of 1820 (Missouri Comp)

Market Revolution, 1816-1845

  • Clay’s American System, 1816
  • Tariff of 1816; 2nd BUS
  • Roads, canals (Erie Canal), some railroads
  • Growth of cotton in the Deep South; commercial farming in West; textiles in North

Age of Jackson, 1828-1840

  • Universal white manhood suffrage
  • “Corrupt Bargain” of 1824
  • Andrew Jackson elected, 1828
  • Bank War; Specie Circular
  • Nullification Crisis
  • Indian removal
  • 2nd Great Awakening & reform movements (temperance, abolition, Seneca Falls, 1848)

Late Antebellum Period, 1840-1860

  • Manifest Destiny, 1840s
  • Mexican War, 1846-48
  • Compromise of 1850
  • Kansas-Nebraska Act, 1854
  • Formation of the Republican Party
  • Dred Scott case, 1857
  • Lincoln Douglas Debates, 1858
  • John Brown at Harpers Ferry
  • Election of Lincoln, 1860

Civil War, 1861-65

  • Confederate States of America, 1861
  • Fort Sumter attacked, 1861
  • Antietam, Gettysburg, Vicksburg, Atlanta
  • Emancipation Proclamation, 1863
  • Confederate Surrender, 1865
  • Lincoln assassinated, 1865

Reconstruction, 1865-77

  • Reconstruction Amendments (13th-slavery abolished, 14th-citizenship & rights, 15th-manhood suffrage)
  • Weak presidents: A Johnson, Grant, Rutherford B. Hayes (2nd corrupt bargain)
  • Nation reunifies
  • End of Reconstruction; Jim Crow laws

The Gilded Age (1870-1900)

  • Settlement of the West, 1877-1900
  • Destruction of Native Americans, Farming, Ranching, Mining, Populism
  • Industrial Revolution (ROSE)
  • New forms of marketing and business organization, holding companies & trusts
  • The Jim Crow South, disenfranchisement of blacks, sharecropping & crop lien
  • Depression of 1893
  • New Immigrant

U.S. Imperialism, 1890-1914

  • Spanish-American War, 1898
  • Guam, Puerto Rico, Philippines
  • Philippine War
  • Panama Canal
  • Big Stick, Dollar, Moral Diplomacies
  • Roosevelt Corollary to the Monroe Doctrine
  • Pancho Villa

Progressive Era 1900-1914

  • Muckrakers (Tarbell, Riis, Steffens, Sinclair)
  • Sherman Anti-Trust Act
  • Northern Securities Co.
  • “Square Deal”
  • Clayton Anti-Trust Act
  • Federal Reserve
  • Underwood-Simmons Tariff
  • Initiative, Referendum, Recall
  • 16th, 17th, 18th, 19th amendments

WWI, 1914-1918

  • Unrestricted Submarine Warfare
  • Zimmerman Note
  • WIB & CPI
  • Selective Service Act
  • Great migration
  • 14 Points, Treaty of Versailles
  • League of Nations
  • Irreconcilables, Reservationists

1920s–1930s

  • Roaring Twenties, Consumerism
  • Women gain right to vote
  • Harlem Renaissance
  • Urban vs rural conflicts (Prohibition, evolution, immigration, KKK)
  • 1929 Stock market crash
  • Hoover’s “Rugged Individualism”
  • 1st New Deal, 2nd New Deal
  • Relief, Recovery, Reform
  • Court Packing

1940s

  • Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941
  • WPB, OSS, OPA
  • Great Migration
  • Rosie the Riveter
  • D-Day, Island Hopping
  • Manhattan Project
  • Atomic bombs dropped; Japan surrenders
  • Tehran, Yalta, Potsdam Conferences

1950s

  • Affluent Society, Consumerism
  • Suburbs, White Flight
  • Baby boom
  • Rock n roll, Juvenile delinquency
  • Social expectations, conformity
  • Jack Kerouac, Beats
  • Automania

Cold War, 1947-1989

  • Containment: Truman Doctrine, Marshall Plan, NATO, 1st peacetime alliance
  • Soviets test A-bomb, 1949
  • China goes communist, 1949
  • Korean War, 1950-53
  • HUAC, Loyalty Review Board
  • McCarthyism, 1950-54
  • Vietnam War, 1965-73 (Gulf of Tonkin)
  • Nixon & Détente, 1972-1979
  • Fall of Berlin Wall, 1989
  • Collapse of Soviet Union, 1991

Civil Rights, 1954-68

  • Brown v. Board of Ed. decision, 1954
  • Montgomery Bus Boycott
  • Birmingham
  • March on Washington
  • SCLC, SNCC, CORE, NAACP
  • Civil Rights Act, 1964
  • Voting Rights Act, 1965
  • 24th Amendment, 1964
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Assassinated, 1968
  • Stokely Carmichael; Black Power
  • Malcolm X

1960s & 1970s

  • JFK, New Frontier, assassination 1963
  • Berlin Crisis
  • Cuban Missile Crisis
  • LBJ; “Great Society”
  • Hippies, New Left
  • Turmoil in 1968 (Tet Offensive in Vietnam, Chicago, assassination of RFK & MLK)
  • President Nixon, 1969-1974, Conservativism, Silent Majority, Watergate, Resignation, 1974
  • Triangular diplomacy: détente, China, Cease fire in Vietnam
  • President Gerald Ford, 1974-76
  • President Jimmy Carter, 1977-80
  • Oil Embargo, Energy Crisis, Stagflation
  • Iran hostage crisis, Camp David, Afghanistan

1980s & Recent Past

  • President Ronald Reagan, 1981-89
  • Supply-side economics
  • Iran-Contra Affair
  • SDI, nuclear build-up, Cold war ends,
  • President George Bush, 1989-92; NAFTA
  • The Persian Gulf War, 1991
  • President Bill Clinton, 1993-2001, Impeachment, economic growth,
  • President George W. Bush, 2000 Election; 9/11, War on Terror, Iraq War.
  • Election of Barack Obama, 2008 -Present

 

Now I remembered why I had so many mixed feelings about History, there is just too much to learn hahaha

Hope you all are having a good weekend and if you are in my Advanced group, don’t forget your to do your Writing Assignment!!!