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8th Grade U.S. History Important Dates
Terms in this set (11)
1st British settlement in the New World.
Pilgrims arrive and creation of Mayflower Compact
1776- Declaration of Independence
Document that declares America's independence from Britain.
A win at this American Revolution battle brings France in on America's side.
A win at this American Revolution battle has the British asking for peace.
Document that creates 3 branches for America's government with a system of checks & balances & power separated between the 3.
1791- Bill of Rights
1803- Louisiana Purchase
Thomas Jefferson makes this purchase from France & the United States doubles in size, now stretching from the Atlantic Ocean to the Rocky Mountains.
1861-1865- Civil War
This was put North against South over slavery & states' rights.
July 4, 1863- Vicksburg
In this Civil War battle, the Union captured the Mississippi River & cut off shipments of supplies to the South.
July 1-3, 1863 -Gettysburg
A win in this Civil War battle turns the tide for the Union & they start winning the war.
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