50 Important Dates in US History

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    Human Rights

    The Moral principles that still exist today to protect human behavior and their natural rights in life legally through the law. (still today and seen in the Bill of Rights)
  • The United States Army is established

    The United States Army is established
    The Continental Army aka Us army was created by the second continental congress. This army as created to be unified and fight against British and the foreign forces With Washington as it's first leader.
  • The United States Marine Corps is Established

    The United States Marine Corps is Established
    Founded on November 0 1775 the US Marine Corps were used in ambitious operation for war and was used in all wars in US history.
  • Declaration of Independence

    Declaration of Independence
    The Declaration of Independence is multiple documents written by Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, and more declaring the freedom of the 13 colonies from the tyranny of Britain and give Americans their natural rights.
  • The Continental Congress approves the Articles of Confederation

    The Continental Congress approves the Articles of Confederation
    On November 15 1777 the Articles of confederation (the first constitution) was approved and adapted the the Continental Congress as they supported the States having most power to prevent tyranny
  • French Join the War Against the British

    French Join the War Against the British
    In 1778 France joined the war and became an ally with US in revolutionary war and directly being involved. The Treaty of Alliance allowed the US and French alliance as french fought Britain along the American coast.
  • The Treaty of Paris 1783

    The Treaty of Paris 1783
    The Treaty of Paris was an official peace treaty between Britain and and The US causing the Revolutionary war to end. As Britain acknowledged America won their independence.
  • The Delegates at the Philadelphia Convection Approve the Constitution

    The Delegates at the Philadelphia Convection Approve the Constitution
    On September 17th at the convection delegates approved the constitution to have a stronger acceptable government that can govern the people of America. (Rhode island chose not to accept)
  • George Washington Inaugurated as President of the United States

    George Washington Inaugurated as President of the United States
    On April 4th Washington took office and became the first US president in 1789. Enabling him to lead america through history that follows such as the American Revolution and more.
  • The Bill of Rights is Ratified by 3/4ths of the States

    The Bill of Rights is Ratified by 3/4ths of the States
    States like Delaware, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey supported the ratification of the Bill of Rights. In 1791 it was ratified enabling citizen and states rights. It became the law of the land once ratified.
  • Louisiana Purchase

    Louisiana Purchase
    The Louisiana Purchase was a purchase the enabled the US to gain French territory For 15 Million dollars. The US Gained 828,000 sq miles which is states know as Iowa and Kansas. (Jefferson supported)
  • Slave Trade Ended

    Slave Trade Ended
    The Slave Trade was finally abolished in 1807. Although it was still allowed trafficking slaves through Caribbean island it was only illegal to traffic slaves within British Colonies.
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    War With England

    The War of 1812 started with conflict between US and England, due to British violations of us maritime rights. The war was fought with allies and ended with the Treaty of Ghent.
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    Trail of Tears

    Apart of Andrew Jackson's Indian Removal policy Indians were forced to move off of their homeland and to reservations in what is know to be present day Oklahoma. They have gone through many affects that were drastic. (about 4000 dead and 60000 had to relocate)
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    Texas Revolution

    A war fought to earn Texas independence, with US colonist and Texas colonist against Mexico. Texas won and gain independence from Mexico creating Republic of Texas.
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    Battle of the Alamo

    Fought between Texas Republic and Mexico, Mexicans won killing majority of Texas soldiers reclaiming Alamo.
  • Telegraph Invented

    Telegraph Invented
    Created by Samuel Morse. the telegraph was invented and increased communication, and teleport electrical signals.
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    Gold Rush

    When gold was found in a California Mill it sparked so much attention for citizens and Americans future. 300000 people came to California and and sparked foreign interactions.
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    The Civil War

    The American Civil war, fought between the Northern (Union)and Southern sates (confederate) battle against each other due to conflict and tension with Slavery and should it be abolished or not. After 4 years the confederate surrender and the north won.
  • Emancipation Proclamation

    Emancipation Proclamation
    Issued by Lincoln, the Emancipation Proclamation declared that all slaves in rebellious (south) or free states shall be free. Encouraging Rebellious states to rejoin the Union.
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    Reconstruction

    After the Civil war, The US reconstruction was to make sure now there are freed slaves they have civil rights to be citizens which added 3 amendments to the constitution, trying to protects black rights knowing the racism they will face.
  • Assassination of Abraham Lincoln

    Assassination of Abraham Lincoln
    Lincoln Assassinated in 1865. Many say it was to Eliminate important people in government that where in the way. Lincoln led the US the tough times such as the bloody Civil War.
  • Civil Rights Act

    Civil Rights Act
    Declaring Equality of all men and eliminating Racial discrimination in public places. Examples like school access, shops, and restaurants.
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    Spanish American War

    Conflict between US and Spain caused the Spanish American War. After the Us supported the Cubans and Filipino dangers and harms under Spanish ruling and also a mysterious battle ship explosion in Havana led to war and American Victory (result in Treaty of Paris)
  • The United States annexes Guam, the Philippines, and Puerto Rico.

    The United States annexes Guam, the Philippines, and Puerto Rico.
    On December 10, 1898, they signed the Treaty of Paris. The treaty granted independence to Cuba, the transfer of power of Guam (in the Western Pacific Ocean) and Puerto Rico to the US, and the sale of the Philippines to the US for $20 million.
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    Charles Lindbergh

    United Sates aviator with a successful plan flight (solo transatlantic) and from there opened the opportunity of quicker way of transporting things.
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    World War l

    World War I, also known as the First World War or the Great War, was a global war originating in Europe that lasted from 28 July 1914 to 11 November 1918.
  • Panama Canal Open for Business

    Panama Canal Open for Business
    On August 15, 1914, the Panama Canal was opened to traffic. Panama later pushed to revoke the Hay-Bunau-Varilla Treaty, and in 1977 U.S. President Jimmy Carter and Panamanian dictator Omar Torrijos signed a treaty to turn over the canal to Panama by the end of the century.
  • Treaty of Versailles Signed

    Treaty of Versailles Signed
    Treaty of Versailles, peace document signed at the end of World War I by the Allied and associated powers and by Germany in the Hall of Mirrors in the Palace of Versailles, France, on June 28, 1919; it took force on January 10, 1920.
  • 19th Amendment

    19th Amendment
    The Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution prohibits the states and the federal government from denying the right to vote to citizens of the United States on the basis of gender.
  • First Radio Broadcast in Pennsylvania

    First Radio Broadcast in Pennsylvania
    first commercial radio station was KDKA in Pittsburgh, which went on the air in the evening of Nov. 2, 1920, with a broadcast of the returns of the Harding-Cox presidential election.
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    Black Tuesday

    The Wall Street Crash of 1929, also known as the Great Crash, was a major stock market crash that occurred in 1929. It started in September and ended late in October, when share prices on the New York Stock Exchange collapsed.
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    WW2

    World War II, also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945. The vast majority of the world's countries—including all the great powers—eventually formed two opposing military alliances: the Allies and the Axis.
  • Pearl Harbor

    Pearl Harbor
    The attack on pearl harbor was a surprise attack by Japan on U.S military bases in Hawaii. Japan wanted to destroy U.S Naval base as fast as possible but failed. The U.S got into the war the next day.
  • D-Day

    D-Day
    The Allied forces invaded Normandy which was owned by Germany who annexed the land. The allies won against the German forces which was a huge victory during ww ll.
  • 1st Atomic Bomb on Hiroshima, Japan

    1st Atomic Bomb on Hiroshima, Japan
    On August 6, 1945, during World War II (1939-45), an American B-29 bomber dropped the world's first deployed atomic bomb over the Japanese city of Hiroshima.
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    Baby Boom

    A baby boom is a period marked by a significant increase of birth rate. This demographic phenomenon is usually ascribed within certain geographical bounds. Wikipedia
  • The Cold War Began Between the US and Soviet Union

    The Cold War Began Between the US and Soviet Union
    The Cold War began after the surrender of Nazi Germany in 1945, when the uneasy alliance between the United States and Great Britain on the one hand and the Soviet Union on the other started to fall apart. ... The Americans and the British worried that Soviet domination in eastern Europe might be permanent.
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    Korean War

    The Korean War was a war between North Korea and South Korea. The war began on 25 June 1950 when North Korea invaded South Korea. At the end of World War II, the Soviet Union and the United States liberated Korea from imperial Japanese colonial control on 15 August 1945.
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    Brown V. Board of Education

    Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, 347 U.S. 483, was a landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court in which the Court ruled that U.S. state laws establishing racial segregation in public schools are unconstitutional, even if the segregated schools are otherwise equal in quality.
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    Vietnam War

    The Vietnam War, also known as the Second Indochina War, and in Vietnam as the Resistance War Against America or simply the American War, was a conflict in Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia from 1 November 1955 to the fall of Saigon on 30 April 1975.
  • Sputnik Satellite

    Sputnik Satellite
    Sputnik 1 was the first artificial Earth satellite. The Soviet Union launched it into an elliptical low Earth orbit on 4 October 1957, orbiting for three weeks before its batteries died, then silently for two more months before falling back into the atmosphere.
  • Nasa Formed

    Nasa Formed
    An agency of the USFG, space researching program. (National Aeronautics and Space Administration)
  • Civil Rights Act of 1960

    Civil Rights Act of 1960
    A US federal law establishing that inspection of local voting polls were required and penalties to someone who tried to deny someones right to vote. Helping African Americans register and vote.
  • JFK Assassination

    JFK Assassination
    JFK served as US 35th president until assassination in 1963. He helped Us through tension times like the Cuban Missile crisis and has a popular family legacy.
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    Apollo 11

    Apollo 11 was the spaceflight that first landed humans on the moon. Such as Neil Armstrong.
  • Watergate (scandal)

    Watergate (scandal)
    Illegal activities done by the Nixon Administration resulting in his end of the presidency due to abusing of power. Examples like political scandals and stealing info.
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    Gulf War

    International conflict sparked Iraq invasion of Kuwait, causing the Gulf War to began. Iraq failing to withdraw from Kuwait by the united Nations eventually operation desert storm began with the US.
  • The Fall of the Berlin Wall

    The Fall of the Berlin Wall
    The Fall of the iron curtain, sparking the start of the fall of communism, happened when the wall that separated Berlin from Germany came down "wall of shame"
  • September 11

    September 11
    September 11 attacks on America were terrorist attacks by the Al-Qaeda terrorist. Examples like the Twin Towers attack and the Pentagon attack.