50 Important Dates in US History.

  • Period: 539 BCE to

    Human Rights.

    This is used for human freedom.
  • The United States Army is Established.

    The United States Army is Established.
    This was originally used to protect the freedom of the 13 colonies.
  • The United States Marine Corps is Established.

     The United States Marine Corps is Established.
    The Marines were established to fight battles swiftly and aggressively.
  • Declaration of Independence.

    Declaration of Independence.
    The 13 colonies separating themselves from Great Britain.
  • The Continental Congress approves the Articles of Confederation.

    The Continental Congress approves the Articles of Confederation.
    This was to plan the structure of a new government.
  • French Join the War Against the British or Treaty of Alliance.

    French Join the War Against the British or Treaty of Alliance.
    The French joined with the colonists because Britain was their main enemy.
  • The Treaty of Paris 1783.

    The Treaty of Paris 1783.
    This ended the Revolutionary War.
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    The Delegates at the Philadelphia Convention approve the Constitution/Constitutional Convention.

    This was to decide how America would be governed.
  • George Washington inaugurated as President of the United States.

    George Washington inaugurated as President of the United States.
    Washington was a Founding Father and a Military General for the Revolutionary War.
  • The Bill of Rights is Ratified by Three-Fourths of the States.

    The Bill of Rights is Ratified by Three-Fourths of the States.
    The Bill of Rights was ratified because it protected the rights of citizens.
  • Lousiana Purchase.

    Lousiana Purchase.
    This helped the United States expand & have more land added.
  • Slave Trade ended/ Abolition of the Slave Trade Act.

    Slave Trade ended/ Abolition of the Slave Trade Act.
    Great Britain makes it illegal for Britain to purchase or buy any slaves because of the cruelty.
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    War with England 1812/ War of 1812.

    The United States and the United Kingdom had tension & the tension increased over time so a war happened.
  • Trail of Tears.

    Trail of Tears.
    Many Native Americans died because they were forced from their homes to walk in the cold.
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    Texas Revoultion.

    A rebellion of colonists who went against the central government of Mexico.
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    Battle of the Alamo.

    Texans fighting for independence against Mexico.
  • Telegraph Invented.

    Telegraph Invented.
    This was created to make communication easier.
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    Gold Rush/California Gold Rush.

    Many people migrated to California.
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    The Civil War.

    This started because of the differences between the free states and the slave states.
  • Emanicipation Procolamation.

    Emanicipation Procolamation.
    This was to get rebellious states to rejoin the Union and also free slaves from the Confederate states.
  • Assasination of Abraham Lincoln.

    Assasination of Abraham Lincoln.
    This happened because John Wilkes Booth wanted to revive the Confederate side.
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    Reconstruction/Reconstruction Era.

    The period after the Civil War where people made new things & made amends.
  • Civil Rights Act of 1875.

    Civil Rights Act of 1875.
    This put a ban on discrimination in public transportation and accommodations.
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    Spanish-American War.

    This was because the United States wanted an empire.
  • The United States Annexes Guam, Phillipines, and Puerto Rico/ Treaty of Paris 1898.

    The United States Annexes Guam, Phillipines, and Puerto Rico/ Treaty of Paris 1898.
    This is because the United States wanted more land & power (imperialism).
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    Charles Lindbergh.

    A famous American aviator.
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    World War l.

    This happened because of the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria-Hungary.
  • The Panama Canal opens for Business.

    The Panama Canal opens for Business.
    This was used for faster ways of travel for shippers of commercial goods.
  • The Treaty of Versailles is signed/Treaty of Versailles.

    The Treaty of Versailles is signed/Treaty of Versailles.
    This was used to end World War 1.
  • 19th Amendment.

    19th Amendment.
    Prohibits denial of right to vote because of sex/gender.
  • First Radio Broadcast in Pittsburgh, Pennslyvania/KDKA.

    First Radio Broadcast in Pittsburgh, Pennslyvania/KDKA.
    This was used for commercial use.
  • Black Tuesday.

    Black Tuesday.
    A major collapse in the stock market.
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    World War ll.

    This is because of the takeover of Hitler & Germany being against the Treaty of Versailles.
  • Pearl Harbor.

    Pearl Harbor.
    The Japanese wanted natural resources.
  • D-Day.

    D-Day.
    The Allied Forces fight against Germany and save the Holocaust survivors.
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    First Atomic Bomb Dropped on Japan.

    This was used to make Japan surrender.
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    Baby Boom.

    This happened because many babies were born and husbands came back from the war.
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    The Cold War.

    The tension between the Soviet Union and the United States.
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    Korean War.

    A war between North & South Korea (proxy war, because the North was the Soviet Union & the South, was the United States).
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    Brown v. Board of Education.

    Ruling that racial discrimination in public schools is unconstitutional.
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    Vietnam War.

    This happened because the United States wanted to stop the spread of communism.
  • Sputnik Satellite.

    Sputnik Satellite.
    The Soviet Union sent this satellite into space as a race between the United States.
  • NASA formed.

    NASA formed.
    This is used to develop space technology & discover more about space.
  • Civil RIghts Act of 1960.

    Civil RIghts Act of 1960.
    This helped African Americans get to vote.
  • Assasination of John F. Kennedy.

    Assasination of John F. Kennedy.
    Lee Harvey Oswald killed John F. Kennedy while Kennedy was on a trip in Texas with his wife Jacqueline.
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    Apollo 11.

    This was the first spaceflight that landed humans on the moon.
  • Watergate Scandal.

    Watergate Scandal.
    Illegal activities that Richard Nixon's administration members.
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    Gulf War.

    This started because Saddam Hussein ordered the invasion and occupation of neighboring Kuwait.
  • Fall of the Berlin Wall.

    Fall of the Berlin Wall.
    This wall was used as an iron curtain of the Cold War.
  • September 11th.

    September 11th.
    Osama Bin Laden's declaration of a holy war against the United States.