50 important dates in US HIstory

  • The United States Army is established.

    The United States Army is established.
    The Continental Army was created on 14 June 1775 by the Second Continental Congress as a unified army for the colonies to fight Great Britain, with George Washington appointed as its commander.
  • The United States Marine Corps is established

    The United States Marine Corps was established on November 10, 1775, to augment naval forces in the Revolutionary War.
  • The United States Marine Corps is established

    The United States Marine Corps is established
    The United States Marine Corps was established on November 10, 1775, to augment naval forces in the Revolutionary War
  • Declaration of Independence

    Declaration of Independence
    Document that freed the American people from British parliament after the revolutionary war.
  • The Continental Congress approves the Articles of Confederation

    The Continental Congress approves the Articles of Confederation
    The Articles of confederation was adopted by the continental congress thought it was not ratified until 1778
  • French join the war against the British

    French join the war against the British
    Americans received help from the french eventually leading to them becoming allies.
  • The Treaty of Paris 1783

    The Treaty of Paris 1783
    The Treaty of Paris was the official peace treaty between the United States and Britain that ended the American Revolutionary War
  • The delegates at the Philadelphia convention approve the Constitution

    The delegates at the Philadelphia convention approve the Constitution
    The states came together attending the meeting to pass the constitution in all 39 of the 55 delegates supported.
  • Nineteenth Amendment

    Nineteenth 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 sex.
  • George Washington inaugurated as President of the United States

    George Washington inaugurated as President of the United States
    The presidency of George Washington began on April 30, 1789, when Washington was inaugurated as the first president of the United States, and ended on March 4, 1797.
  • The Bill of Rights is ratified by 3/4ths of the states

    The Bill of Rights is ratified by 3/4ths of the states
    "Vermont ratified on November 3, 1791 and Virginia was the final state to ratify on December 15, 1791. Massachusetts, Georgia, and Connecticut ratified in 1939 on the 150th anniversary of the signing of the Bill of Rights by the First Congress."
  • Slave trade ended

    Slave trade ended
    Slave trade was abolished and cut off the transatlantic trade.
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    War with England (1812)

    The War of 1812 was a conflict fought between the United States and the United Kingdom, with their respective allies,
  • Telegraph Invented

    Telegraph Invented
    An electrical telegraph was a point-to-point text messaging system, used from the 1840s until better systems became widespread. It used coded pulses of electric current through dedicated wires to transmit information over long distances.
  • Trail of Tears

    Trail of Tears
    After Jackson passed the Indian Removal act native Americans were forced onto reservations. Having to make the difficult journey off their territory.
  • Texas Revolution

    Texas Revolution
    The Texas Revolution was a rebellion of colonists from the United States and Tejanos in putting up armed resistance to the centralist government of Mexico.
  • Battle of the Alamo

    Battle of the Alamo
    The Battle of the Alamo was a pivotal event in the Texas Revolution. Following a 13-day siege, Mexican troops under President General Antonio López de Santa Anna reclaimed the Alamo Mission near San Antonio de Béxar, killing the Texian and immigrant occupiers.
  • Gold Rush

    Gold Rush
    The gold rush beginning in 1849 brought a flood of workers to California and played an important role in integrating California's economy into that of the eastern United States.
  • Emancipation Proclamation

    Emancipation Proclamation
    The proclamation declared "that all persons held as slaves" within the rebellious states "are, and henceforward shall be free.
  • The Civil War

    The Civil War
    fought between the northern United States and the southern United States. The civil war began primarily as a result of the long-standing controversy over the enslavement of black people.
  • The assassination of Abraham Lincoln

    The assassination of Abraham Lincoln
    Lincoln led the nation through the American Civil War, its bloodiest war and its greatest moral, constitutional, and political crisis.
  • Civil Rights Act of 1875

    Civil Rights Act of 1875
    Civil Rights Act of 1875, U.S. legislation, and the last of the major Reconstruction statutes, which guaranteed African Americans equal treatment in public transportation and public accommodations and service on juries.
  • Reconstruction

    Reconstruction
    The Reconstruction era was the period in American history which lasted from 1863 to 1877. It was a significant chapter in the history of American civil rights.
  • Spanish American War

    Spanish American War
    The Spanish–American War was an armed conflict between Spain and the United States in 1898. Hostilities began in the aftermath of the internal explosion of USS Maine in Havana Harbor in Cuba, leading to U.S. intervention in the Cuban War of Independence
  • The United States annexes Guam, the Phillipines, and Puerto Rico.

    The United States annexes Guam, the Phillipines, and Puerto Rico.
    American imperialism. 'Representatives of Spain and the United States signed a peace treaty in Paris on December 10, 1898, which established the independence of Cuba, ceded Puerto Rico and Guam to the United States.
  • The Panama Canal opens for business.

    The Panama Canal opens for business.
    On August 15, 1914, the Panama Canal opened for business, with the passage through of the Ancon, an American cargo-passenger ship. The Canal was built primarily to make a faster way to the West Coast for American settlers in the 19th Century.
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    World War I (WWI)

    World War I began in 1914 after the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand and lasted until 1918. During the conflict, Germany, Austria-Hungary, Bulgaria and the Ottoman Empire (the Central Powers) fought against Great Britain, France, Russia, Italy, Romania, Japan and the United States (the Allied Powers)
  • The Treaty of Versailles is signed, ending World War I.

    The Treaty of Versailles is signed, ending World War I.
    Germany had formally surrendered on November 11, 1918, and all nations had agreed to stop fighting while the terms of peace were negotiated. On June 28, 1919, Germany and the Allied Nations (including Britain, France, Italy, and Russia) signed the Treaty of Versailles, formally ending the war.
  • First radio broadcast in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

    First radio broadcast in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
    the 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.
  • Charles Lindbergh

    Charles Lindbergh
    Charles Augustus Lindbergh was an American aviator, military officer, author, inventor, and activist. At age 25 in 1927, he went from obscurity as a U.S. Air Mail pilot to instantaneous world fame by winning the Orteig Prize for making a nonstop flight from New York to Paris.19
  • Black Tuesday

    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
  • Pearl Harbor

    Pearl Harbor
    The attack on Pearl Harbor was a surprise, preemptive military strike by the Imperial Japanese Navy Air Service upon the United States against the naval base at Pearl Harbor in Honolulu, Hawai
  • DDay

    DDay
    Codenamed Operation Overlord, the battle began on June 6, 1944, also known as D-Day, when some 156,000 American, British and Canadian forces landed on five beaches along a 50-mile stretch of the heavily
  • World War II

    World War II
    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.
  • The Cold War began between the United States and the Soviet Union

    The Cold War began between the United States and the 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.
  • 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.
  • Human rights

    Human rights
    Human rights are moral principles or norms that describe certain standards of human behaviour and are regularly protected as natural and legal rights in municipal and international law.
  • Baby Boom

    Baby Boom
    A baby boom is a period marked by a significant increase in the birth rate. This demographic phenomenon is usually ascribed within certain geographical bounds
  • Korean War

    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.
  • Brown v. Board of Education

    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.
  • 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
    The National Aeronautics and Space Administration is an independent agency of the United States Federal Government responsible for the civilian space program, as well as aeronautics
  • Civil Rights Act of 1960

    Civil Rights Act of 1960
    The Civil Rights Act of 1960 (Pub. L. 86–449, 74 Stat. 89, enacted May 6, 1960) is a United States federal law that established federal inspection of local voter registration polls and introduced penalties for anyone who obstructed someone's attempt to register to vote.
  • The assassination of John F. Kennedy

    The assassination of John F. Kennedy
    John Fitzgerald "Jack" Kennedy, often referred to by the initials JFK, was an American politician who served as the 35th president of the United States from January 1961 until his assassination in November 1963.
  • Apollo 11

    Apollo 11
    Apollo 11 was the spaceflight that first landed humans on the Moon. Commander Neil Armstrong and lunar module pilot Buzz Aldrin formed the American crew that landed the Apollo Lunar Module Eagle on July 20, 1969, at 20:17 UTC.
  • Watergate

    Watergate
    The Watergate scandal was a major federal political scandal in the United States involving the administration of President Richard Nixon from 1972 to 1974 which resulted at the end of Nixon's presidency.
  • Vietnam War

    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
  • Fall Of the Berlin Wall

    Fall Of the Berlin Wall
    The Berlin Wall was a guarded concrete barrier that physically and ideologically divided Berlin from 1961 to 1989. Construction of the Wall was commenced by the German Democratic Republic on 13 August 1961. The Wall cut off West Berlin from surrounding East Germany, including East Berlin
  • Gulf War (Operation Desert Storm)

    Gulf War (Operation Desert Storm)
    The Gulf War, codenamed Operation Desert Shield for operations leading to the buildup of troops and defense of Saudi Arabia and Operation Desert Storm in its combat phase, was a war waged by coalition
  • September 11th

    September 11th
    The September 11 attacks were a series of four coordinated terrorist attacks by the Islamic terrorist group al-Qaeda against the United States on the morning of Tuesday, September 11, 2001.