Money is the anthem of success

Violet Holden
3rd period History
December 14, 2014

Table of contents

George Washington and John Adams

The XYZ Affair and the Alien Sedition Acts

Thomas Jefferson

The Louisiana Purchase and Lewis and Clark's Expedition

War of 1812

Eli Whitney's Cotton Gin and the Industrial Revolution

Andrew Jackson and the Indian Removal Act

Manifest Destiny, the Oregon Trail, the Santa Fe Trail, and the Mormon Trail

Texas, The Alamo, and the Mexican-American War

California Gold Rush of 1849

My Top Ten

#10 Sacajawea                                                                                                                                        Sacajawea was a young Shoshone woman who helped Lewis and Clark as a guide on their expedition. She spent about two years traveling, guiding and translating for Lewis and Clark.

#9 Meriwether Lewis and William Clark                                                                                           Lewis and Clark were two men appointed by president Jefferson to explore and map America. These men brought multiple gifts for Native American Tribes in case they encountered any.

#8 Andrew Jackson                                                                                                                                Andrew Jackson was elected as our 7th president, he led the Americans in the battle of 1812 and he acquired the nickname of "Old Hickory" because of how tough he was.

#7 The Monroe Doctrine                                                                                                                       Doctrine written by president Monroe which stated that the United States would not interfere with existing European colonies in North America and the European nations would not try to colonize with North America.

#6 Cotton Gin                                                                                                                                          Invented by Eli Whitney which separated seeds from cotton, and made life faster and easier for people.

#5 Industrial Revolution                                                                                                                       The Industrial Revolution was a time when more factories sparked up and many machines started being created to make life easier.

#4 George Washington                                                                                                                         The first president of the United States, led and won many battles. Washington set a precedent for future presidents as well as giving us guidelines in his Farewell Address.

#3 The Alamo                                                                                                                                          Battle between Americans and Mexicans over independence, fell after 12 days.

#2 Treaty of Ghent                                                                                                                                 British realize the war is risking too much, US and Britain sign the Treaty of Ghent to end the war of 1812.

#1 Brigham Young and the Mormon Trail                                                                                       Young decided that Mormons should move to Salt Lake City, Utah so that they would not have to fear so much for their safety, about 12,000 pilgrims traveled the Mormon Trail.                    


1789 - George Washington becomes first president.

1794 - Whiskey Rebellion, Pennsylvania farmers were upset that George Washington had put a tax on Whiskey so they stopped drinking it.

1798 - Federalists passed the Alien and Sedition Acts which allowed the president to imprison or deport immigrants.

1803 - Louisiana Purchase, the purchasing of the Louisiana Territory.

1804 - Lewis and Clark's expedition mapping and exploring North America.

1813 - Tecumseh's death, just before he died in battle with the Americans he put a curse on the presidents of the US.

1814 - British invaded and burnt Washington DC.

1814 - Treaty of Ghent was signed ending the war of 1812.

1815 - Era of Good Feelings, a time of peace between England and the US.

1838 - Trail of Tears, 17,000 Cherokee Native Americans were forced out of their home

Thomas Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson served two presidential terms and was part of the Democratic-Republican party. His presidency lasted from 1801 to 1809. He was born on April 13, 1743 and died on July 4, 1826. Thomas Jefferson was one of the major authors of the Declaration of Independence and was one of the Founding Fathers of america. During the American Revolution he became part of the Continental Congress, he then became the Governor of Virginia, the the United States' minister to France, then he became the United States' secretary which got him closer to becoming president because he was working for George Washington. He believed in many things that were good for our county. He believed in reducing the size and power of the Government. He believed in letting people do what they choose to do, he believed that people should be able to depend on themselves. He also valued education a lot because he thought that if we did not value education we would not function properly and be successful in life. I think that Thomas Jefferson was a very successful in life and that he was a great president.

Newspaper Article

Breaking News! Gold has been found in California! The gold has been found in large quantities and is worth a fortune! It has lots of value, and many Americans are going over now to help their family in riches. The gold will not be there for long, so hurry up and travel to California.. Pack your wagons and leave before it is too late!

... After The Gold Rush ...

New news for the people of America! The gold rush has broken families down, and killed many people. Many people have died from explosions or lack of water. Some also died on the way to California. Some people did get very lucky and found gold and made it back safely. Many people lost loved ones from this traveling and mining. Amateur miners came not knowing how to mine and tried to pan for gold with little results, do not try this it's not worth the risk and there is no assurance that you will live.


Thomas, was a a very good man. We will all miss him so very much. He will be within our heart, mind, and soul forever. He was a great founding father, and a wonderful leader. I will especially remember him for everything he has done for this country and her people. He has written the Declaration of Independence. He was also a great President who helped our country grow and get better over his presidency.

He has many loved ones, and they will always love him and miss him forever. Thomas Jefferson was a great and wonderful man, and always tried his hardest to do what was best for everyone. Jefferson will be put down in history forever! God bless you Thomas. God bless America.


  • 9 cups flour
  • 3-1/2 cups butter
  • 5 cups sugar
  • Large coffee cup of water with a heaping teaspoon of pearlash (substitute baking soda) dissolved in it

Rub your butter and sugar into the flour, (add) great teaspoon of caraway (seeds).

This old recipe does not give directions, but I have learned from experience that it should be mixed well, small amounts rolled into a ball and flattened very thin on a buttered cookie sheet with a fork, and baked in a moderate oven of 350°F for about 10 minutes or until golden brown. The flavour of the caraway is unmistakable in them.

NOTE: These cookies do indeed keep for three months as long as they are kept in a dry cool place. Pearlash or potash (potassium carbonate) is a combination of wood ash and water boiled until all the liquid has evapourated. It was used historically (1790s to 1840s) as a leavening agent in baking.

By the Numbers

~17,000 Cherokee Natives removed

~56 men signed the Declaration of Independence

~32 days after election Henry Harrison died

~1 independent country

~12 days of fighting before the Alamo fell

~12,000 pilgrims searching for religious freedom

~3 deadly trails

~15 million dollars for the Louisiana Territory

~300 families in the new colonies

~3 men

The image above shows the routes that the Native Americans took to travel to the new Echota. Andrew Jackson believed that all of the Native Americans should be together in one spot instead of being split up everywhere like they were before, he also wanted the land they were on for the gold beneath it, he wanted to sell the land because he knew people would buy it. At the start of the Indian Removal Act in 1830 most Native Americans would not move and leave their homes, but eventually they were forced to leave their land. Over 17,000 Indians were moved from Oklahoma. They took a hard long trip on foot and horse and many natives died on the way. It is called the Trail of Tears because of the sadness and loss that came with the long journey. Over 6000 people died of exposure, disease, and starvation. The Cherokee tried to protect their rights with legal means, but Americans continued to burn their towns and steal livestock.

Cited Works

American History power points chapters 8 - 12

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