Turning Point Final Exam

Jamestown Roanoke

Jamestown settlement was established in 1607

In may of 1607, three small ships led to the discovery of Gold, landed at what we know today as jamestown. on board were 104 men and boys, plus cew members. Life at Jameswtown was a struggle for the English colonist as they encountered the Powhatan indians, whose ancestors had lived on this land for centuries. As well as their struggles among themselves as they tried to work and live with people of different backgrounds and social classes. It is the story of everyday life in an unfamiliar enviroment at jamestown, including the time called "starving time" during 1609-1610 . The newly developed tobacco plantation economy became the first commidity to save the south and provide wealth for the colonists. the bond between scotland and england under one monarchy became an era of great social, economic, and political developement for england.

John Rolfe

John Rolfe arrived in Jamestown along with 150 other settlers in 1610, as part of a new charter organized by the Virginia Company. He began experimenting with growing tobacco, eventually using seeds grown in the West Indies to develop Virginia’s first profitable export.

John Smith

Sir Walter Raleigh was an english writer, soldier and explorer and cousin to Sir Richard Grenville. He is also well known for popularising tobacco in England.


On september 11, 2001

On september 11, 2001, the twin towers in new york city were hit by the hijacked airplanes. Two of the planes were flown into the towers of the world trade center in new york city, a third plane hit the pentagon just outside washington, D.C. and the fourth plane crashed in a field in pennsylvania. the attacks resulted in extensive death and destruction, triggering major u.s. initiatives to combat terrorism and defining the presidency of george w. bush. Over 3,000 people were killed during the attacks in new york city and washington, D.C. including more than 400 police officers and firefighters. the attackers were islamic terrorists from saudi arabia and several other arab nations.

George W. Bush

George W. bush was the president during the attacks of 9/11. he was at a kindergarden school in florida when he received the news that the world trade center was hit by two hijacked airplanes.

Osama Bin laden

Osama bin Laden is a terrorist extremist who planned the attacks on the world trade center and is intent on driving western influence from the muslim world. He is responsible for the death of 3000 americans during the terrorist attacks.

Mexican American War

1846 – 1848

The Mexican American War period was in 1846-1848. it marked the first U.S. armed conflict fought on foreign soil. president james k. polk, believed the united states had a “manifest destiny” to spread across the continent to the pacific ocean. texas gained its independence from mexico in 1836. then the united states declined to incorporate it into the union, mostly because northern political interests were against to adding a new slave state. the mexican government was also encouraging border attakcs and warning that any attempt at annexation would lead to war. on april 25 1846, mexican cavalry attacked a group of u.s. soldiers in the disputed zone under the command of general zachary taylor killing about dozen mexicans. then they laid siege to an american fort along the rio grande. zachary taylor called in reinforcements, and with the help of superior rifles americans was able to defeat the mexicans at the battles of palo alto and resaca de la palma.

Santa anna

Santa anna, born on february 21, 1794 in jalapa mexico, became a military captain and was elected president in 1833, after that he was involved in conflicts with france and the u.s. including the secession of texas. he was the leader of mexican army once when the u.s. was trying expand.

Zazhary taylor

Zachary taylor became the twelfth president of the united states. president polk ordered taylor to approach the rio grande after the u.s. annexed texas in late 1845. when mexico refused american peace overtures, president polk ordered taylor to hold his position but he didnt and ended in a battle.