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1 Early U.S. History

2 The Story of U.S. QJU&feature=related QJU&feature=related

3 The Stamp Act 1765 First direct British tax on American colonists. Instituted in November, 1765. Every newspaper, pamphlet, and other public and legal document had to have a Stamp, or British seal, on it, which cost money.

4 1764-1775Revolutionary War F7wk F7wk

5 Revolutionary War 1764-1775 Colonists felt that the Stamp Act and other taxes were unconstitutional. The British Parliament insisted it had the right to tax colonists. The colonists claimed taxation without representation was illegal. The American boycott of directly taxed British tea led to the Boston Tea Party in 1773taxation without representationdirectly taxedBoston Tea Party

6 Declaration of Independence When did it happen? July 4, 1776 Why did it happen? High taxes, no voting rights, desire for independence from England! 4th 4th

7 1776 Declaration of Independence QLoo QLoo

8 Declaration of Independence 1776 The Declaration of Independence was adopted on July 4, 1776, and stated that the 13 American Colonies, then at war with Great Britain, regarded themselves as independent states, and no longer a part of the British Empire.Great Britain

9 1803Louisiana Purchase OGKQ OGKQ

10 Louisiana Purchase 1803 The Louisiana Purchase was the largest land purchase in the history of the United States. Thomas Jefferson purchased more than 828,000 square miles from the French.

11 1848 Gold Rush _8&feature=related _8&feature=related MAA MAA

12 1848 Gold Rush The Gold Rush was one of the most significant events in California history. It brought people from all over the United States and the world in search for gold and opened up the west to development!

13 1861Civil War 1860 Lincoln Elected President war/civil-war-guerilla-leaders/videos/civil-war

14 Civil War The South, which had large plantations/farms, had many slaves. The North, having most of the factories in the country, had no slaves and was against slavery The Civil War was a war between the north and south over slavery, and to keep the united states united.

15 Civil War 1861 The U.S. Civil War, also called the War between the States, (April 1861 -April 1865). The Southern states feared that Abraham Lincoln would block the expansion of Slavery and endanger the existing slaveholding system. Though Lincoln did free Southern slaves during the war by issuing the Emancipation Proclamation, he fought primarily to restore the Union.Abraham LincolnSlavery Emancipation Proclamation

16 Black Gold..It all began in 1859….. ews/2007/08/dayintech_0827 ews/2007/08/dayintech_0827 Black Gold first discovered in Pennsylvania. How did Oil change America? U.S was the top oil producing nation. It helped make us a world power!

17 1863-1869 Transcontinental RailRoad revolution/videos#transcontinental-railroad revolution/videos#transcontinental-railroad Railroads connected the eastern U.S. to the western U.S. What did the railroad accomplish? Unified the nation. Increased Trade and travel. Last spike 1869: Utah

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