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Wars/Dates

STAAR Prep-US History Important Dates/Wars and Battles

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Jamestown was established. This is first permanent English settlement in North America. 1607
Declaration of independence was written and signed. 1776
The U.S. Constitution was written 1787
Louisiana Purchase 1803
Civil War starts 1861
Emancipation Proclamation and Gettysburg Address 1863
Civil War ends 1865
(1754-1763)War between the French and the British. They were fighting for control of North America. The consequence was taxes on the colonists. French and Indian War
(1775-1781)Conflict between the British and their American colonists. American Revolution
First shots of the revolution. Lexington and Concord(1775)
Turning point of the revolution because after this battle France decided to aid the Patriots. Saratoga (1777)
Final battle of the Revolution. Yorktown (1781)
(1812-1814)War began over the impressments of American sailors. Nothing changed after this war. Francis Scott Key wrote the Star Spangled Banner during this war. War of 1812
Battle that made Andrew Jackson a hero. It took place after the treaty had been signed that ended the war.
(1754-1763)War between the French and the British. They were fighting for control of North America. The consequence was taxes on the colonists. French and Indian War
(1775-1781)Conflict between the British and their American colonists. American Revolution
First shots of the revolution. Lexington and Concord(1775)
Turning point of the revolution because after this battle France decided to aid the Patriots. Saratoga (1777)
Final battle of the Revolution. Yorktown (1781)
War began over the impressments of American sailors. Nothing changed after this war. Francis Scott Key wrote the Star Spangled Banner during this war. War of 1812
Battle that made Andrew Jackson a hero. It took place after the treaty had been signed that ended the war. Battle of New Orleans(1814)
War that eruptd over the annexation of Texas. It ended with Mexico giving the U.S. the Mexican Cession(present day California, Arizona, New Mexico, Nevada, and parts of Colorado and Wyoming). Mexican-American War (1846-1848)
War between the North and South over slavery and states' rights. Civil War (1861-1865)
Opening shots of the Civil War. Ft. Sumter (1861)
Turning point of the Civil War. Gettysburg (1863)
Gave the North control of the Mississippi River. Vicksburg (1863)
Lee surrendered to Grant thus ending the Civil War. Appomattox Courthouse (1865)
Created by: mharlan