The Day of Doom by Michael Wigglesworth 1662

1662 Best-selling classic. The poem is the longest poem of the Colonial Period, with two hundred and twenty-four stanzas. Eighteen hundred copies were sold within a year, and for the next century it held a secure place in New England Puritan households". According to the Norton Anthology of American [...]

Timeline 1800’s | 19th Century

19th Century 1801 Thomas Jefferson was elected President by the House of Representatives. Aaron Burr became Vice President. Adams appointed John Marshall Chief Justice. 1803 The Supreme Court issued a decision in Marbury v. Madison which overturned a portion of Section 13 of the Judiciary Act of 1789. Louisiana Purchase: The purchase was [...]

Timeline 1700’s | 18th Century

18th Century 1732 First Great Awakening 1752 June 15 Benjamin Franklin's kite experiment took place. After September 2 (O.S.), the British government adopted the Gregorian calendar. All dates hereafter are given in the New Style. 1754 May 28 French and Indian War: The war began. 1764 April 5 The Sugar Act, intended to raise [...]

Timeline 1600’s | 17th Century

1607 May 14 Captain John Smith founded the Jamestown settlement on behalf of England. 1609 At first, the natives were glad to trade provisions to the colonists for metal tools, but by 1609 John Smith began sending raiding parties to demand food. Native Americans were isolated, their houses burnt down, [...]

Narcissa Whitman Ancestry

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When Narcissa and her husband, Marcus Whitman, left for the great state of Washington, they had no idea the adventures that awaited them. But their story didn’t start the day they set foot on the Oregon Trail; no, it began years before either of them were born. The Prentiss family [...]

History in “Go West Young Man”

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Resources:Wikipedia: Go West Young Man Wikipedia: Horace GreeleyHorace Greeley (1811 – 1872) was an American newspaper editor, a founder of the Liberal Republican Party, a reformer, a politician, and an outspoken opponent of slavery. The New York Tribune (which he founded and edited) was America's most influential newspaper from the [...]

Life of the Young Benjamin Franklin

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"A Penny saved is a Penny earned" Read about Benjamin Franklin, the famous man who said those words!

The Real Pioneer Killer

History books today have painted the Oregon Trail as a wonderful story full of trails, songs around the campfire and Indian fights. However, the Oregon Trail was so much more. One of ten people would die soon after they started the trek across the country towards Oregon, Utah and [...]