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Major Historical Events That Influenced American Literature. This information will be on your quiz on Friday !! Take notes if necessary. . 1400s and 1500s. 1492: Columbus lands in the Bahamas. 1499: 20,000 in England die in plague. 1513: Juan Ponce de Leon lands on the FL peninsula.

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major historical events that influenced american literature

Major Historical Events That Influenced American Literature

This information will be on your quiz on Friday!! Take notes if necessary.

1400s and 1500s
1400s and 1500s
  • 1492: Columbus lands in the Bahamas.
  • 1499: 20,000 in England die in plague.
  • 1513: Juan Ponce de Leon lands on the FL peninsula.
  • 1565: St Augustine, FL – First permanent settlement in the U.S.
  • 1590: Iroquois Confederacy established to stop warfare among the Five Nations.
1600s
1600s
  • 1607: First permanent English settlement at Jamestown, VA.
  • 1620: Pilgrims land at Plymouth, MA.
  • 1630: Japan – All Europeans expelled.
  • 1639: First printing press in English-speaking North America arrives in MA.
  • 1642: England – Civil War Begins
  • 1647: MA establishes free public schools.
  • 1650: Anne Bradstreet publishes a collection of poems in England.
1600s cont
1600s (Cont.)
  • 1652: South Africa – First Dutch settlers arrive.
  • 1667: England – Milton publishes Paradise Lost
  • 1675: King Philip, chief of the Wampanoags, begins raiding New England Frontier towns.
  • 1683: China – All ports opened to foreign trade.
  • 1692: Salem witchcraft trials result in the execution of twenty people.
1700s before revolution
1700s (Before Revolution)
  • 1702: England – First daily newspaper published
  • 1735: John Peter Zenger acquitted of libel, furthering freedom of the press. (libel: a false, published statement that makes someone look bad)
  • 1741: Great Awakening, a series of religious revivals, begins to sweep the colonies.
  • 1741: Edwards gives his sermon Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God.
1700s events surrounding the revolution
1700s (Events Surrounding the Revolution)
  • 1752: Ben Franklin conducts kite-and-key experiment.
  • 1753: African American Ben Banneker makes first clock with all American-made parts.
  • 1755: England – Sam Johnson publishes Dictionary of the English Language
  • 1759-63: France gives up claim to North American territory.
  • 1765: Stamp Act passed by British Parliament (taxes)
  • 1767: Townshend Act imposes new taxes on colonists.
1700s cont
1700s (Cont.)
  • 1769: Scotland – James Watt invents an improved steam engine.
  • 1773: Boston Tea Party
  • 1773: African American Phillis Wheatley publishes collection of poems in England.
  • 1775: Revolution Begins
  • 1776: Congress adopts Declaration of Independence
  • 1783: Webster’s Spelling Book first appears.
  • 1783: Revolutionary War ends.
  • 1787: Meeting in Philadelphia to draft Constitution
  • 1793: Eli Whitney invents cotton gin.
1800s before civil war
1800s (Before Civil War)
  • 1803: Louisiana Purchase
  • 1804: Lewis and Clark explore the West
  • 1817: William Cullen Bryant publishes “Thanatopsis”
  • 1818: England – Shelley publishes Frankenstein.
  • 1820: Missouri Compromise bans slavery in parts of new territories.
  • 1827: Poe publishes his first collection of poems.
  • 1838: Cherokees march on “Trail of Tears” to OK.
  • 1848: CA gold rush begins.
  • 1848: Women’s rights convention held in NY.
  • 1850-1852: Scarlett Letter, Moby Dick, and Uncle Tom’s Cabin published.
1800s civil war end
1800s (Civil War – end)
  • 1855: Whitman publishes Leaves of Grass
  • 1859: England – Darwin publishes The Origin of Species
  • 1860: SC secedes from the Union.
  • 1863: Emancipation Proclamation issued.
  • 1865: Robert E. Lee surrenders to Ulysses S. Grant.
  • 1876: Twain publishes Tom Sawyer
  • 1876: Baseball’s National League founded.
  • 1885: France – Louis Pasteur administers first rabies vaccine.
  • 1890: Last major battle between US troops and Native Americans.
1900 1930
1900-1930
  • 1903: Wright Brothers fly airplane.
  • 1908: Ford builds first Model T.
  • 1917: US enters WWI.
  • 1918: Worldwide flu epidemic kills about 20 million people (not Edward, though – he becomes a vampire.)
  • 1920: Women gain right to vote.
  • 1925: F. Scott Fitzgerald publishes Great Gatsby.
  • 1929: Stock market crash.
1930 1945
1930-1945
  • 1933: Germany – Hitler becomes German chancellor.
  • 1933: Roosevelt (and Congress) pass New Deal laws.
  • 1939: Wizard of Oz and Gone With the Wind appear in movie theaters.
  • 1939: WWII begins in Poland.
  • 1941: US joins WWII after bombing of Pearl Harbor.
  • 1945: Atom bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
  • 1945: WWII ends.
1945 now
1945-Now
  • 1948: UN establishes state of Israel.
  • 1954: Supreme Court rules public school segregation unconstitutional.
  • 1963: JFK assassinated.
  • 1968: MLK Jr. murdered in Memphis, TN.
  • 1972: Last US troops leave Vietnam.
  • 1987: Reagan signs INF treaty, banning short- and medium-range nuclear missiles.
  • 1990: Congress passes Americans with Disabilities Act.
  • 1991: Gulf War
  • 2001: September 11, 2001