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  • Revolutionary War

    Revolutionary War
    Also known as the American War of Independence or the Great War, the Korean War was a war between Great Britian and the thirteen British Colonies. The British army surrendered at Yorktown in 1781. The Treaty of Paris in 1783 ended the war. The Revolutionary War gave the U.S. it's independence.
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    Revolutionary War

  • Louisiana Purchase

    Louisiana Purchase
    France sold 820,000 square miles of land west of the Mississippi River to the United States. It more than doubled the size of the United States and gave us control of the Mississippi River.
  • Assassination of Lincoln

    Assassination of Lincoln
    President Lincoln was shot in the back of the head by John Wilkes Booth at Ford's Theatre. Lincoln was then carried across the road to Petersen's Boarding House, where he died early the next morning. The whole country grieved the death of President Lincoln.
  • World War I

    World War I
    Archduke Franz Ferdinand was assisinated. This caused Austra-Hungary to declared war on Serbia on July 28, 1914. The United States joined the war on April 6, 1917. World War I stimulated the U.S. economy, increased employment and wages, and brought great profit to industries. The United States emerged as the greatest power in the world.
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    World War I

  • Great Depression

    Great Depression
    The Great Depression started on Black Tuesday, October 29, 1929, the day that the stock market crashed. This was a time when the economy was bad. Stock prices plummeted, and many were unemployed.
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    Great Depression

  • World War II

    World War II
    Hitler and his Nazi party tried to further their world domination. Hitler invaded Poland in September 1939. Great Britian and France declared war on Germany, beginning the war. The Holocaust also occured during this time. World War II brought an end to the Great Depression. With France, China, and Great Britian devasted and financially exhausted, the United States and the Soviet Union became the two major powers of the world.
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    World War II

  • Cold War

    Cold War
    The Cold War was the long period of tension between the Western World, led by the United States, and Eastern Europe, led by the Soviet Union. It began right after World War II and ended with the fall of the Soviet Union. The Cold War included the Arms Race, the Space Race, and the Cuban Missle Crisis.
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    Cold War

  • Korean War

    Korean War
    The Korean War started when North Korea's army crossed the 38th Parallel. This was the first military action of the Cold War. The Korean War made the United States aware of the effects of Communism.
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    Korean War

  • Vietnam War

    Vietnam War
    The Vietnam War was a struggle between nationalist forces that wanted to unify the country of Vietnam under a Communist government and the United States trying to prevent the spread of Communism.The U.S. lost many soldiers in the war and decided to pull out in the end. The Vietnam War became an example of what NOT to do in future U.S, forgein conflicts.
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    Vietnam War

  • Fall of Berlin Wall

    Fall of Berlin Wall
    Berlin was split into East and West. The Berlin Wall blocked the Western part of Berlin in and did not allow anyone to leave. Those who tried to excape were killed. The Fall of the Berlin Wall was one of the peaceful and terribly violent chain of events that marked the moment that time had run out for the Soviet- supported dictatorship in Eastern Europe.