History project

History project

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  • Christopher Columbus was an Italian explorer, in 1492 he wanted to go to Asia to find riches. He thought he could reach Asia by crossing the Atlantic ocean but instead he landed in an island in the Caribbean
  • The 13 colonies were a group of British colonies on the east coast. On 1776 the 13 colonies declared their independence from Great Britain.
  • The Oregon Trail was a trail that started Independence, Missouri and ended in Oregon. People wanted to live in Oregon because of its mild climate and rich soils, it lasted between 1811 and 1840
  • In 1838 native americans from the east were forced to move to the Great Plains. They moved to Oklahoma which as known as the "Indian Territory"
  • The California Gold Rush started began on 1884, it started when a person found gold at a sawmill, they tried to keep it secret but rumors spread and brought 300,000 americans to California seeking for gold
  • The Civil War was fought between the north and south states of the united states known as the confederacy and the union. The union wanted to remain a single country while the confederacy wanted to become their own country. The war lasted between 1861 and 1865
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