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Historical U.S. Events

  • Jan 2, 1497

    Europeans Immigrate

    Europeans Immigrate
    Christopher Columbus discovered America and millions of Europeans began immigrating to U.S.
  • 13 Colonies Formed

    13 Colonies Formed
    Appalachian Mountains formed a natural boundary for the formation of the 13 U.S. colonies.
  • American Revolution

    American Revolution
    Colonies rebelled against England, and began the Revolution which ended in 1783, with American Independence.
  • Louisiana Purchase

    Louisiana Purchase
    Land purchased from France which included everything west of Mississippi River to the Rocky Mountains.
  • Tensions between states due to Sectionalism

    Tensions between states due to Sectionalism
    States began choosing sides over critical issues such as slavery, and claimed loyalty to their state before their nation.
  • Civil War

    Civil War
    Northern States fought the Southern states to keep the nation united. The south pulled out of the union, in order to keep slavery. North won the war which ended in 1865, and slavery was abolished.
  • Westward Movement

    Westward Movement
    People began moving west to settle the frontier.
  • Industrialization

    People began moving from farms into cities to work in factories & industry.
  • WWI

    1st World War in Europe between the Allied and Central powers, which occured between 1917-1919. The United States entered the war in 1918 when Germans sank U.S. ships.
  • The Great Depression

    The Great Depression
    The Depression occured because of many factors, such as involement in WWI & the stock market crash of the late 1920's. This Depression lasted about 10 years until the outbreak of WWII.
  • WWII

    The 2nd war in Europe, (1939-1945) that involved the Allied and Axis powers. The United States entered this war on December 7, 1941. after Japan bombed Pearl Harbor in Hawaii. The Allied powers won this war.
  • Americans move from cities to suburbs

    Americans move from cities to suburbs
    Americans liked the quiet lifestyle of the suburbs, which are areas outside of city limits, and began moving out of hectic city-life to follow the American Dream.
  • The Civil Rights Movement

    The Civil Rights Movement
    The Civil Rights Movement began in the 1960's and lasted until the 1970's. The movement gained equal rights for blacks and other minorities, as well as involved protests of U.S. armies fighting in the Vietnam War.
  • Technology Boom

    Technology Boom
    From the 1980's until present day, the U.S. has seen an increased dependence on technological advances.