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The Constitution was adopted on September 17, 1787, by the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and ratified by conventions in eleven states. It went into effect on March 4, 1789.
The first ten constitutional amendments are known as the bill of rights.
The Constitution has a total of 27 amendments. Constitution 3/5 Compromise The compromise stated that every slave would be represented as 3/5 of a vote, whereas a white, land-owning male counted as one, full vote. Articles of Confederation Formed as an agreement between the founding 1st 13 states. It was completed 1781, & served as the nation's 1st constitution. George Washington Declaration of Independence Born: February 22, 1732 Died: December 14, 1799 Was Commander in Chief of the
American Revolution, and the first
president of the United States. Trail of Tears 1838-1839 The Declaration of Indepenence
was the declared we were free
from the British. We adopted the
Declaration on July 4th, 1776;
known as Independence Day.
The Declaration was mostly written
by Thomas Jefferson. The forced relocation of Native Americans to lands West of the Mississippi river, and on. American Revolution The Great Compromise June 29, 1787 The American Revolution
was fought during 1775 and 1783.
George Washington was named commander
and chief during the Revolution. The first
battle of the Revolution was the Battle of
Lexington and Concord, the last battle was
the Battle of Yorktown. The compromise was an agreement, stating that we would be bicameral, meaning we would have a two-house legislature. This is where the house of Representatives and the Senate, come from. Thomas Jefferson Fort Sumter Thomas Jefferson was born on
April 2nd, 1743, and died on July 4th, 1826.
During his lifetime; he wrote most of the
Declaration of Independence, became one of
our presidents, and made the greatest purchase
in U.S. history. He is also on the two dollar bill. Confederate P.G.T. Beauregard and his troops open fire on Fort Sumter after General Anderson, of the Union, refuses to surrender. April 13, 1861, General Anderson surrenders. Remarkably, no soldiers were harmed in this 34-hour battle. Louisiana Purchase April 12, 1861 In 1803, Thomas Jerfferson made a purchase from Napoleon, the French leader, to have the western half of the Mississippi River. This was named the best purchase in U.S. history, for 3 cents per acre. Louis and Clark explored this territory, and were made heroes. Emancipation Proclamation 1862 In 1862, after the Union won the Battle Of Antietam, Lincoln announced that if, by the first of January, the states threatening to secede, did not return, all slaves in that state would be granted freedom. This did not free all slaves in the U.S., but slaves that weren't under the Unions control. Ulysses S. Grant Born April 27, 1822 Died July 23, 1885 Was General and Commander of the Union during the Civil War, and later became President of the United States. General Robert E. Lee Kansas/Nebraska Act Born January 19, 1807 Died October 12, 1870 Occupation: General of the
Confederate Army during the
Civil War. Appomattox Courthouse April 9, 1865 On April 9, 1865, Robert E. Lee's troops attempted to escape from impending Union troops. In attempt to do so, they were surrounded, & Lee surrendered to General Ulysses S. Grant, resulting in Union victory. Amendments 13, 14, & 15 13th amendment- abolished slavery to some extents. The Kansas/Nebraska act was made on
May 30th, 1854. This act repealed the Missouri Compromise. The act was for states having slaves
in the territories north of the 36-30 lattitude. How they would do it, was having the issue of slavery decided by the residents, called popular sovereignty. Later, this act did not work as they planned. It caused violence in kansas, known as Bleeding Kansas. 14th amendment- Gave civil rights back to slaves. 15th amendment- gave men the right to vote, regardless of what race they were. Lincoln/Douglas Debates The Lincoln/Douglas debates took place in
1858, in Illinois. The debates were mostly
on slavery extensions into territories. Lincoln
was against it, and Douglas was for it. Battle of Bullrun The Battle of Bullrun took place
on July 18th, 1861 at Manassas Gap
Junction, 25 miles away from D.C.
The Union's plan was to take control
of the Confederate's capital. That didnt
too well, because the Union lost. The Union
tried again a year later, on August 29th, 1862,
with the same result, of a Union loss. Presentation by:
Justin Wynne, &
Taylor Marlin The War of 1812 On June 18, 1812 the united states declared war on Great Britain. Britain's allies included Spain and Portugal. The British won the war. American Revolution The Battle of Fort Washington Ratified, December 6th, 1865 Ratified on July 9, 1868 Took place on Saturday, November 16, 1776. At Washington Heights, Manhattan, New York. The British won with 8,000 troops and killed 59 men, and wounded 96. They also captured 2,837. The Americans killed 84, wounded 374, but had no captures. Ratified February 3rd, 1870 The Boston Tea Party The Boston Tea Party was a key part in the American Revolution, and wasn’t even celebrated until half a century later. It was a political party started by the sons of liberty, in the British controlled city of Boston, located in the colony of Massachusetts. On December 16th, 1773 a group of colonists boarded a ship and destroyed all of the taxed tea by dumping it overboard. 1787 September 17, 1862 1743 1859 1865 1863 1775 1781 1776 1775-1783 1812 Missouri Compromise/Mason-Dixon Line 1820 The Missouri Compromise was an agreement that Maine would be accepted as a free state, and Missouri be admitted as a slave state; Everything North of the 36*30 parallel would be free, while anything below would be slave territory.