Important Events in History

  • George Washington - 1st President

    George Washington - 1st President
    Revolutionary War George Washinton had an extroardinary life. He was a General in the revolutionary war before becoming the first president of the united states. In 1783 George Washington resigned as the commander of chief of the Continental Army and became the first President in 1789.
  • Star Spangled Banner was written

    Star Spangled Banner was written
    The Star Spangled Banner The start spangled banner was written in 1814 by Francis Scott Key. (Not sure what date, year is correct)
  • Emancipation Proclamation

    Emancipation Proclamation
    Emancipation Proclamation Abe Lincoln did not like that the states were fighting each other in the Civil war. He made the statement that he was only supporting the war because he did not want to lose the union. The Emancipation Proclamation stated that ending slavery was now a goal for the war.
  • Thomas Edison, Light Bulb

    Thomas Edison, Light Bulb
    Thomas Edison Thomas Edison was not the first inventor to work with the light bulb. However, his invention was the one that worked and stuck with us. This is the date that the light bulb was patented, but he began working on the light bulb in 1879.
  • Last Contact with Amelia Earhart

    Last Contact with Amelia Earhart
    Amelia Earhart Amelia Earhart is the most famous woman pilot. She began as a nurse's aid, and after attending an areal flight with her father, became interested in flying. Amelia left for a trip from Florida to California to take a trip around the world and her and her plane were never seen again.
  • Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" Speech

    Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" Speech
    I Have a Dream Martin Luther King Jr. was a man with many goals. He gave many speeches to many people and had even been arrested many times. His "I Have a Dream" speach was the one that most people remembered and is often what we relate to him as making him an important part of history.