50 important dates in US History

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    French join the war against the British

    France became an official ally of the United States through the Treaty of Alliance
  • The United States Army is established.

    The United States Army is established.
    June 14, 1775, United States
  • The United States Marine Corps is established

    The United States Marine Corps is established
    November 10, 1775, Philadelphia, PA
  • Declaration of Independence

    Declaration of Independence
    pronouncement adopted by the Second Continental Congress meeting at the Pennsylvania State House in Philadelphia
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    The Continental Congress approves the Articles of Confederation

    The Continental Congress adopted the Articles of Confederation, the first constitution of the United States, on November 15, 1777. However, ratification of the Articles of Confederation by all thirteen states did not occur until March 1, 1781.
  • 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
    Signing the Constitution
  • Nineteenth Amendment

    Nineteenth Amendment
    The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex.
  • George Washington inaugurated as President of the United States

    George Washington inaugurated as President of the United States
    Washington was inaugurated as the first president of the United States,
  • 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.
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    Louisiana Purchase

    The Louisiana Purchase was the acquisition of the territory of Louisiana by the United States from France in 1803
  • slave trade ended

    slave trade ended
    On 25 March 1807, the Abolition of the Slave Trade Act entered the statute books. Nevertheless, although the Act made it illegal to engage in the slave trade throughout the British colonies, trafficking between the Caribbean islands continued, regardless, until 1811.
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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, from June 1812 to February 1815.
  • Telegraph Invented

    Telegraph Invented
    Developed in the 1830s and 1840s by Samuel Morse (1791-1872) and other inventors, the telegraph revolutionized long-distance communication. It worked by transmitting electrical signals over a wire laid between stations.
  • Trail of Tears

    Trail of Tears
    The Trail of Tears was a series of forced relocations of approximately 60,000 Native Americans in the United States from their ancestral homelands in the Southeastern United States
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    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
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    Gold Rush

    a rapid movement of people to a newly discovered goldfield. The first major gold rush, to California in 1848–49, was followed by others in the US, Australia (1851–53), South Africa (1884), and Canada (Klondike, 1897–98).
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    Civil War

    The American Civil War was a civil war in the United States from 1861 to 1865, fought between the northern United States and the southern United States
  • Emancipation Proclamation

    Emancipation Proclamation
    The Emancipation Proclamation, or Proclamation 95, was a presidential proclamation and executive order issued by United States President Abraham Lincoln effective Janu
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    Reconstruction Era

    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
  • assassination of abraham lincoln

    assassination of abraham lincoln
    April 15, 1865, Petersen House, Washington, D.C.
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    The United States annexes Guam, the Phillipines, and Puerto Rico

    The Spanish-American War, 1898. ... U.S. victory in the war produced a peace treaty that compelled the Spanish to relinquish claims on Cuba, and to cede sovereignty over Guam, Puerto Rico, and the Philippines to the United States. The United States also annexed the independent state of Hawaii during the conflict.
  • civil rights act of 1875

    civil rights act of 1875
    The Civil Rights Act of 1875 sometimes called the Enforcement Act or the Force Act, was a United States federal law enacted during the Reconstruction era in response to civil rights violations against African Americans
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    spanish american war

    DescriptionThe 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.
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    World War I (WWI)

    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
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
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    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.
  • 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, Hawaii, just before 08:00, on Sunday morning, December 7, 1941
  • 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 fortified coast of France's Normandy region
  • 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. The explosion wiped out 90 percent of the city and immediately killed 80,000 people; tens of thousands more would later die of radiation exposure.
  • 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. ... The Americans and the British worried that Soviet domination in eastern Europe might be permanent
  • Baby Boom

    Baby Boom
    a temporary marked increase in the birth rate, especially the one following World War II.
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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
  • 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
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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
    July 29, 1958, United States
  • The Civil Rights Act of 1960

    The 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.
  • Assassination of John F. Kennedy

    Assassination of John F. Kennedy
    November 22, 1963, Parkland Memorial Hospital, Dallas, TX
  • 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,
  • 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 that resulted in the end of Nixon's
  • 9/11

    9/11
    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.