50 Important Dates of U.S. History

  • The United States Army is established.

    The United States Army is established.
    It was originally made to protect the freedom of the 13 colonies.
  • The United States Marine Corps is established

    The United States Marine Corps is established
    The Continental congress wanted naval forces during the Revolutionary war which caused the U.S. Marine Corps to be made
  • Declaration of Independence

    Declaration of Independence
    13 American colonies severed their political connections to Great Britain. The Declaration summarized the colonists' motivations for seeking independence.
  • The Continental Congress approves the Articles of Confederation

    The Continental Congress approves the Articles of Confederation
    Congress made the Articles of Confederation because they wanted to make some kind of government after the U.S. had independence from Great Britain.
  • French join the war against the British

    French join the war against the British
    The french joined the Revolutionary War with America because Great Britain was their enemy
  • The Treaty of Paris 1783

    The Treaty of Paris 1783
    The peace treaty that ended war between Great Britain and U.S. after the revolutionary war.
  • The delegates at the Philadelphia convention approve the Constitution

    The delegates at the Philadelphia convention approve the Constitution
    They realized that the current articles of confederation were weak so they decided to make the constitution to strengthen the government.
  • George Washington inaugurated as President of the United States

    George Washington inaugurated as President of the United States
    He was unanimously voted to be president for the first president of the U.S.
  • The Bill of Rights is ratified by 3/4ths of the states

    The Bill of Rights is ratified by 3/4ths of the states
    The bill of rights was adding to the constitution because the anti-federalists were scared of tyranny and didn't want their rights to be violated.
  • Lousinana Purchase

    Lousinana Purchase
    The U.S. bought land from U.S. which increased the U.S. size by a lot and increase westward expansion
  • Slave trade ended

    Slave trade ended
    The slave trade act made slavery illegal to get involved with the slave trade in the British colonies.
  • War with England (1812)

    War with England (1812)
    The U.S. fought with the British because Britain violated America's maritime rights. It ended with the ratification of the treaty of Ghent
  • Trail of Tears

    Trail of Tears
    When Native Americans were forced to move from their homes to reservations because Americans were interested in westward expansion.
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    Battle of the Alamo

    Texans were fighting for independence from Mexico
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    Battle of Alamo

    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
  • Telegraph Invented

    Telegraph Invented
    It revolutionized America by increasing low distance communication
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    Gold Rush

    When someone found gold in North Carolina. Approximately 300,000 people came to the U.S. and abroad because they heard the news about gold
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    The Civil War

    A fight between the northern and southern states. It was primarily about which states could be slave and free states.
  • Emancipation Proclamation

    Emancipation Proclamation
    It was issued by Abraham Lincoln setting slaves in confederate states free
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    Reconstruction

    the government tried to rebuild the South because it was destroyed after the Civil War
  • Assassination of Abraham Lincoln

    Assassination of Abraham Lincoln
    Lincoln was president but got assassinated by someone
  • Civil Rights Act of 1875

    Civil Rights Act of 1875
    A law made by the U.S. government to try and protect African American rights during the Reconstruction Era
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    Spanish American War

    The Spanish American war started because America's support the ongoing struggle by Cubans and Filipinos against Spanish rule, and the mysterious explosion of the battleship U.S.S. Maine in Havana Harbor.
  • The United States annexes Guam, the Phillipines, and Puerto Rico.

    The United States annexes Guam, the Phillipines, and Puerto Rico.
    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, and allowed the victorious power to purchase the Philippines Islands from Spain for $20 million.
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    Charles Lindbergh

    He became famous for making being the first person to do a solo transatlantic flight
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    World War I (WWI)

    When the archduke of Austria got assassinated. It drew military powers to war
  • The Panama Canal opens for business.

    The Panama Canal opens for business.
    It reduced the distance ships needed to go to go across pacific and atlantic oceans
  • The Treaty of Versailles is signed, ending World War I.

    The Treaty of Versailles is signed, ending World War I.
    It brought WW1 to an end and said that Germany was the reason why WW1 started and put Germany into debt
  • Nineteenth Amendment

    Nineteenth Amendment
    The national government said it was illegal to prevent someone from voting based on their gender allowing women to vote
  • First radio broadcast in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

    First radio broadcast in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
    KDKA was the first radio broadcast airing the presidential election
  • Black Tuesday

    Black Tuesday
    A major stock market crash happened which helped cause the Great Depression
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    World War II

    A war between the Allies and Axis powers which helped the U.S. and the Soviet Union emerge as the two world powers after WW2
  • Pearl Harbor

    Pearl Harbor
    Pearl harbor got bombed making the U.S. join WW2
  • DDay

    DDay
    When the Allied did an invasion on Normandy which had a part in helping the Allies win WW2
  • 1st atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan.

    1st atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan.
    The U.S. launched an atomic bomb into Japan which had long term affects and brought WW2 to an end officially
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    Baby Boom

    The baby boom was the result of couples holding off on having children due to the Great Depression and World War II. ... Another leading cause that led to the baby boom was that people were able to afford moving out to the suburbs to raise a family instead of living in the city.
  • 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 U.S. and soviet union had different ideologies which caused them to have many proxy wars about which ideology is better
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    Korean War

    A proxy war between the U.S. and the Soviet Union. North Korea tried to invade South Korea with the help of the Soviet Union but the U.S. came to the aid of South Korea
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    Brown v. Board of Education

    The Supreme Court said that segregation in schools were unconstitutional ending segregation in schools
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    Vietnam War

    The U.S. got involved in the Vietnam War to prevent the spread of communism but used techniques that were inhumane and lied about things changing America forever
  • Civil Rights Act of 1960

    Civil Rights Act of 1960
    It made the nation government be able to look over elections so no one can be preventing from voting allowing African Americans to be able to vote
  • Sputnik Satellite

    Sputnik Satellite
    The Soviet Union launched the first satellite into space
  • NASA formed

    NASA formed
    After the soviet Union launched the first satellite into space, U.S. wanted to beat the Soviet Union so they formed NASA
  • Assassination of John F. Kennedy

    Assassination of John F. Kennedy
    JFK got assassinated and many people were upset about it
  • Apollo 11

    Apollo 11
    The first time a spaceship got launched into the moon. Was made by the U.S.
  • Watergate

    Watergate
    the first crime took place and is often associated with political scandals. He was stealing info and abusing his president power to try to stay in office.
  • Human rights

    Human rights are rights inherent to all human beings, regardless of race, sex, nationality, ethnicity, language, religion, or any other status. Human rights include the right to life and liberty, freedom from slavery and torture, freedom of opinion and expression, the right to work and education, and many more.
  • Fall Of the Berlin Wall

    Fall Of the Berlin Wall
    It marked the fall of communism in Euope
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    Gulf War (Operation Desert Storm)

    a military operation to expel occupying Iraqi forces from Kuwait, which Iraq had invaded and annexed months earlier
  • September 11th

    September 11th
    There were 4 Islamic attacks by a terrorist group against the U.S.