Turning Points Final Exam

Irving Romero

Jamestown/Roanoke (1607/1585)

For Roanoke and Jamestown the time period was almost the same. It was a race between England and Spain to see who could conquer the most lands overseas, clearly Spain was doing a much better job. Since they had already been through most of South America and some parts of modern day Mexico and The United States. Sir Walter Raleigh convinced The Queen to let him travel to a place we know as Roanoke. He and 75 men went and tried to establish, food was quickly becoming short and so he left to get more supplies, after his return he found out everyone had simply vanished. Prior to that it was said that the weather was nasty and it rained a lot. The had no way to grow crops, and had no hunting experience.

Sir Walter Raleigh

After he asked the queen for permission, he was able to go and explore the new world. He landed there with many people and quickly began to settle. Everything was going ok, until they realized food was becoming short, he left his people to get more supplies. However, it took him a while to get back because Spain and England were at war, after it ended he went back and realized his colony was gone

John White

Walter's right hand man. Helped him go back to Roanoke and brought supplies to his people. Their dreams were quickly shattered when they realized everyone had disappear. One of the missing colonist was, Virginia Dare, White's granddaughter.

19th Amendment (August 18th, 1920)

Seneca Falls Convention of 1848, Elizabeth Stanton and Lucretia Mott gave a speech on how they wanted Equal Rights for women. As the years passed by, women suffered through a lot. Many of whom were incarcerated and beaten. Some had died in a burning building, were treated like slaves and said they belonged in the kitchen. It wasn't until 1920 when they finally got the right to vote.

Alice Paul

Created the National Women's Party with Lucy Burns. Paul organized the largest parade that had ever occurred in Washington, D.C. On March 3, 1913, the day before President-elect Woodrow Wilson’s inauguration, around eight thousand woman marched from Pennsylvania Avenue to the White House

Susan B. Anthony

1860 her bill "The New York State Married Women's Property Bill'' was passed allowing married women to own property, keep their own wages, and have custody of their children

Mexican American War (1846 to 1848)

It was an armed conflict between the United States and Mexico from 1846 to 1848.It was after the 1845 annexation of Texas, which Mexico considered part of its territory. President James K. Polk believed in Manifest Destiny, which is known as westward expansion. He wanted to gain the territory of California, but Mexico saw it as their land and refused. Polk wrote a letter but Mexico still said no. Polk sent Zachary Taylor to Nueces river to settle the conflict

James K. Polk

Led the Mexican American war, Ultimately getting the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo to be signed. Mexico relinquished its claims to Texas. It also recognized the Rio Grande as America’s border and, in exchange for $15 million, gave up the land that makes parts of present-day California, Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming

Antonio Lopez De Santa Anna

He was exile and sent to Cuba. At this time Mexico had just gotten into war with US. Santa Anna had secretly been writing to the U.S., pledging that if he were allowed back in Mexico through the U.S. naval blockades, he would work to sell territory to the U.S. at a reasonable price but, once back in Mexico he declared himself president again and unsuccessfully tried to fight off the U.S. invasion

Mexican American War

Tuesday, Jan. 13th, 10:30am

Near the Nueces River

The reason why this was the most important event was because after the war ended Mexico and US agreed to sign the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo. Which basically gave US all or parts of 7 States. Today Texas and California are the 2nd and 3rd biggest US States, respectively. Had it not been for that, US may to this day, be a lot smaller