• the first colonies in america

    the first colonies in america
    Many people came to America to search for religious freedom. Their hope was to escape the religious persecution they were facing in their countries.
  • French and Indian War

    French and Indian War
    The final Colonial War (1689-1763) was the French and Indian War, which is the name given to the American theater of a massive conflict involving Austria, England, France, Great Britain, Prussia, and Sweden called the Seven Years War.
  • the war for independence

    the war for independence
    While the British had been filling the Atlantic coastal area with farms, plantations, and towns, the French had been planting a different kind of dominion in the St. Lawrence Valley in eastern Canada.
  • declaration of independence

    declaration of independence
    Congress issued the Declaration of Independence in several forms. It was initially published as a printed broadside that was widely distributed and read to the public.
  • United States Constitution

    United States Constitution
    The first three Articles of the Constitution establish the rules and separate powers of the three branches of the federal government
  • underground railroad

    underground railroad
  • American Civil War

    American Civil War
    After four years of warfare, mostly within the Southern states, the Confederacy surrendered and slavery was outlawed everywhere in the nation.
  • abolition of slavery

    abolition of slavery
    Slavery in the United States was a form of slave labor which existed as a legal institution from the early colonial period.
  • World War I

    World War I
    The First World War, originally called the Great War, raged from 1914 to 1918. Mostly fought in western Europe in muddy, bloody trenches, WWI saw the introduction of the machine gun and poison gas into battle.
  • women right to vote

    women right to vote
    On Election Day in 1920, millions of American women exercised their right to vote for the first time.
  • Martin Luther King, Jr.

    Martin Luther King, Jr.
    graduating from high school at the age of fifteen; he received the B. A. degree in 1948 from Morehouse College, a distinguished Negro institution of Atlanta from which both his father and grandfather had graduated
  • world war II

    world war II
    the world war is generally said to have begun on 1 September 1939, with the invasion of Poland by Germany, and subsequent declarations of war on Germany by France and most of the countries of the British Empire and Commonwealth.
  • Montgomery Bus Boycott

    Montgomery Bus Boycott
    he Montgomery Bus Boycott officially started on December 1, 1955. the movement started on the day in 1949 when a black professor Jo Ann Robinson absentmindedly sat at the front of a nearly empty bus, then ran off in tears when the bus driver screamed at her for doing so.
  • brown v. board of education

    brown v. board of education
    in the early 1950's, racial segregation in public schools was the norm across America. Although all the schools in a given district were supposed to be equal, most black schools were far inferior to their white counterparts.
  • African-American Civil Rights Movement

    African-American Civil Rights Movement
    Success crowned these efforts: the Brown decision in 1954, the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and the Voting Rights Act in 1965 helped bring about the demise of the entangling web of legislation that bound blacks to second class citizenship.
  • The Black Power movement

    The Black Power movement
    The Black Power movement grew out of the Civil Rights Movement that had steadily gained momentum through the 1968s.
  • environmental movement

    environmental movement
    the date of the first Earth Day celebration in the United States, is often cited as the start of the modern environmental movement.
  • sep,11,2012

    were a series of four suicide attacks that were committed in the United States on September 11, 2001, coordinated to strike the areas of New York City and Washington, D.C.