American History 1

Yazmire Witherspoon

Important People

John Smith- Captain John Smith Captain was one of the original founders of the colony at Jamestown, Virginia. He was also an author, soldier, mapmaker and trader.

Anne Hutchinson-Anne Hutchinson was one of the colonists of the Massachusetts Colony but her feminist ideals and her religious beliefs led to her banishment from Boston causing her to flee to the Rhode Island Colony

John Winthrop- John Winthrop was an early colonist who became the first governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony. He was a staunch Puritan and wanted to establish a pure church in New England.

William Penn-William Penn a fervent Quaker and the leader of the Pennsylvania Colony and a planner of city of Philadelphia. He led the Society of Friends.

John Hancock-John Hancock was a patriotic leader of the Sons of Liberty in Massachusetts and the first to sign the Declaration of Independence.

Important Places

Britain- They are the reason that the colonists wanted Independence

Philadelphia- The constitutional convention was held in 1776

Lexington- The conflict at Lexington Green in 1775 started the American Revolution and the "shot heard round the world."

Yorktown- The final battle of the American Revolution

Jamestown, Virginia- First colony of the New World

Important Invention

Steamboat- Provided the transportation for the colonists on water

Horse-drawn paper- This harvested grain which then became one of the largest producer of farm equipment.

Riding Plow- This allowed farmers to turn heavy sod easily that made farming less physical.

Telegraph and Morse code- This created instant communication with people

Cotton gin- This main economy of the South

Important Conflicts

American Revolution- The war for American independence from Britain. The fighting began with the Battle of Lexington and Concord in 1775, and lasted through the Battle of Yorktown in 1781.
Shay's Rebellion- An uprising led by a former militia officer, Daniel Shays, which broke out in western Massachusetts in 1786.

Whiskey Rebellion- A revolt of settlers against a federal tax on Whiskey

Black Hawk War- It was a brief 1832 conflict between the United States and Native Americans led by Black Hawk, a Sauk leader

Bleeding Kansas- This is the term used to described the period of violence during the settling of the Kansas territory.