50 Most Important Dates In US History

  • US Army Is Established

    US Army Is Established
    This was the branch of the military that was created to defend the US and to be able to spread democracy
  • Marine Corps Is Create

    Marine Corps Is Create
    Works with all other branches of the military and is mainly there for expeditions.
  • The Signing of The Deceleration of Independence

    The Signing of The Deceleration of Independence
    This was when many popular colonists such as Thomas Jefferson or Benjamin Franklin and more came to the point where they all made a document declaring independence from Great Britain because they wanted to be self-governed
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    France Joins the Revolutionary War

    This is when the French saw that their closest allies needed support against the tyrannical monarchy and realized that this needed to be solved.
  • Congress Accepts The AOC

    Congress Accepts The AOC
    This was the first document and form of government in which people agreed on and they eventually found this a mistake because of the state governments having more power than the national government.
  • Treaty of Paris 1783

    Treaty of Paris 1783
    This is when Representatives from the colonies and from France came together to end the revolutionary war and determined that
    although the countries were aggressive they could still trade.
  • Constitution Approved Of

    Constitution Approved Of
    When the constitution was accepted because it was seen that the AOC wasn't effective in running the country because it had the worst division of power and couldn't effectively control the country.
  • Washington's Presidential Address

    Washington's Presidential Address
    This was Washington's speech in which he states what he will do as president and what he wants to do to make people pleased on how the country is ran.
  • Bill of Rights are Ratified

    Bill of Rights are Ratified
    Since anti-federalist wanted more rights so that the new Constitution wasn't corruput so they wanted the federalist to create 10 amendments
  • Louisiana Purchase

    Louisiana Purchase
    This was when Thomas Jefferson decided to expand the land of the US and started the belief in manifest destiny and now because of this westward expansion slowly grew.
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    Slave Trade Ended

    So eventually the slave trade ended due to some people believing it wasn't needed therefore the southern economy was changed entirely.
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    War of 1812

    Was about British Interfering with American Trade and they were also being aggressive with the navy.
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    Texas Revolution

    This is when Texans who lived in the "Texas State" all wanted to get out of the rule of Mexico.
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    Battle of Alamo

    This battle was essential Texan Soldiers holding out at a fort against Mexicans who were trying to reclaim the area.
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    Trail Of Tears

    This essentially was a trail in which many Native Americans were forced from their homes and were put on this trail during the harshest winter of that time and many died on that specific trail to the reservation.
  • Telegraph Invention

    Telegraph Invention
    This piece of Tech was made for the sole purpose of communication because at the time interstate trade was increasing therefore communication was key and vital to the US.
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    Gold Rush

    When westward expansion began many people in the west found out that there was gold in the west and word got out so there that the west had gold so many people flocked out to the west for spoils of westward expansion.
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    The Civil War

    This is a war started because of the American Union separating due to tensions that grew between southern views and northern views.
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    Reconstruction

    This was after the Civil War and was mainly fixing the south and expanding interstate trade but the main goal was fixing the damaged south due to the civil war harming its economy and the way it was run.
  • Assassination of Abraham Lincoln

    Assassination of Abraham Lincoln
    So due to Abraham Lincoln having different views than the confederacy after the Union won the war one confederate soldier killed lincoln due to him in a rage that he ruined the way of the south.
  • Civil Rights Act of 1875

    Civil Rights Act of 1875
    This was the reinforcement act that reinforced civil rights because they weren't being enforced enough and many African American's rights were being violated.
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    American Annexes Many Countries

    This was after a war in which many countries such as Guam, the Philippines, and Puerto Rico but eventually due to American Imperialism these countries were annexed by the US
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    Spanish-American War

    Hostility grew with Spain due to American growth in the ideal of imperialism and manifest destiny pushed this idea to grow and Although America won they were able to claim Cuba through military force.
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    Charles Lindbergh

    He was a good example of anti-Semitism and was a pilot but was known for being discriminatory towards Jewish people and known for making a long consecutive flight from New York to Paris
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    WW1

    This Was war with a majority of European countries and the reason this started was because of aggressive tensions that started with Archduke of Austria getting assassinated with a bomb and because of this many countries started fighting with each other for power
  • Panama Canal Opens

    Panama Canal Opens
    This was a canal in south America which made traveling by water faster than before because then instead of having to go around South America you could just go through southern America making traveling faster.
  • Treaty of Versailles

    Treaty of Versailles
    This was a war reparation due to the damage of WWI and all of the blame and cost were put onto Germany and many world leaders participated in this event.
  • Nineteenth Amendment

    Nineteenth Amendment
    This was essentially a women's right and gave women the right to vote.
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    Wall Street Crash of 1929

    When share prices of New York Crashed and changed and what happened was that the stock market also crashed due to the economy being ruined by the share prices being ruined.
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    WWII

    This started due to Nazi aggression in Europe and many of the Countries in Europe were not ok with Nazi aggression and were done appeasing this.
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    Civil Rights Act of 1960

    When finally African Americans finally had reinforced rights and that there was nothing that could prevent their natural-born rights
  • Pearl Harbor

    Pearl Harbor
    When Japan bombed an American Navy harbor in which took out a majority of their naval force and killed US soldiers but this cause US involvement in the War.
  • D-Day

    D-Day
    When the allied forces stormed Normandy and its beach and made a full-scale invasion on the Nazi Forces and started pushing them back.
  • Atom Bomb

    Atom Bomb
    When Japan although was surrendering while fighting they nuked by the US with the first atom bomb and ended the War finally.
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    Baby Boom

    This is when after the War many soldiers came home to their wives and because of this many babies were born and being produced and so because of this the American Population rate increased.
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    The Cold War

    Communism vs Capitalism
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    Korean War

    A proxy war with two different ideals communism or democracy and so because of this it was the US and South Korea vs USSR and North Korea
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    Brown vs Board of Education

    This determined that separate but equal in schools is illegal and that it must be integrated inside of schools.
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    Vietnam War

    When the US joined the Vietnam war for containment reasons.
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    Sputnik Satalite

    The first orbital space device that was launched by the USSR for better communication and spying.
  • NASA Formed

    NASA Formed
    the creation of the space branch of the US and helped develop space devices and ships such as rockets and satellites that were revolutionary to the world and the US and mankind.
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    Berlin Wall Time Span

    This was the wall that separated Germany up from the communist side compared to the democratic side.
  • Assassination of JFK

    Assassination of JFK
    When JFK a well-liked president was assassinated for unknown reasons.
  • Watergate

    Watergate
    what this is in basic terms was Nixon abusing his power as president to stay in his terms or president.
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    Gulf War

    essentially a war operation in Saudi Arabia
  • 9/11

    This is when terrorist attacked the twin towers in New York and crashed into the buildings killing the people in the building and the people in the plane