Social Studies 7-12 (232) - History, Important Timeline
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1000 - 1400
5th Century to 13th Century
The culture experienced a deterioration that was prevalent throughout Europe.
House of Burgess - 1619
First assembly of elected representatives in North America.
Set the precedence that each man should have influence in the Government.
Mayflower Compact - 1620
First evidence of a social contract in North America.
Contract between the inhabitants of the Mayflower that they should agree to abide by the rules outlined in the contract.
Great Awakening: 1730-1750
People Across the colonies experienced an increase interest in Protestant Christianity.
Religious leaders were George Whitfield and Johnathan Edwards.
A notable side effect was that colonists began value on individual liberty and democracy. Created a mindset that all men are created equal.
Proclamation of 1763
Forbid colonists to settle in the land beyond the Appalachian Mountains until Britain could peacefully secure the lands.
Taxation Acts: 1765 - 1774
Sugar Act of 1764.
Stamp Act of 1765.
Townsend Acts of 1767.
Tea Act of 1773.
Declaration of Independence 1776
Clearly outlined the Founding Fathers' values and the purpose the government should have in America.
Articles of Confederation 1777
The first binding agreement between the 13 states and establishment of the United States of America.
Had weak federal government.
Constitution of 1787
Implemented in 1789 after ratification by 11 of the 13 states..
One of the most important documents in history because of its influence in the establishment of democratic government across the world.
Bill of Rights 1791
The first Ten Amendments of the Constitution.
Serves to protect the individual's liberty and right to property.
Serves as protection against historical infringements against individuals.
National Bank 1791
The First Bank of the United States was created upon the Congressional legislation passing Bank Bill of 1791.
Primary function was for commercial and private interests. Also served the government as a tax depository and lender of loans to the government.
2nd Great Awakening
Gained momentum around 1800.
Religious groups preaching agains slavery.
Judicial Review 1803
Marbury Vs. Madison:
Established the concept of "Judicial Review".
The Supreme Court has the right to overturn legislation passed by congress not deemed to abide by the Constitution.
Last step in Check and Balances.
Treaty of 1818
The British and the U.S. agreed to establish the 49th parallel as the boundary between the U.S. and Canada.
Adam-Onis Treaty of 1819
Allowed the U.S. to purchase the region of Florida from Spain.
Dred Scott Decision 1857
Supreme Court case that deemed slaves as property, not people, and therefore they could not sue.
Treaty of Oregon - 1846
Cemented the Treaty of 1818 agreement after a dispute of the Oregon territory.
Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo - 1846
Ended the Mexican-American war.
American Civil War: 1861 - 1865
Between North and South or Union Vs. Confederates.
Reconstruction Era: 1865 - 1877
The Southern states had to rebuild their economy which had been delisted by the Civil War and the freedom of all slaves.
Jim Crow Laws: 1876 - 1965
Aimed at discriminated agains black Americans.
Created "separate but equal" to encourage segregation.
Civil Rights Act of 1964
Outlawed discrimination based on race, color, religion, or national origin.