The Declaration of Independence was written by Thomas Jefferson and adopted by the Second Continental Congress, states the reasons the British colonies of North America sought independence in July of 1776.
When the Steamboat was invented
The Louisiana Purchase
The Louisiana Purchase was just that, a purchase that the United States made with the French to buy Louisiana so that the French had more money and now the United States has access to all the water ways in Louisiana.
When the Train was invented
The Lewis+Clark Journey
This is where Lewis+Clark crossed what is now the Western portion of the United States. They went to find new species of animals and bugs and to also create maps of where they were and were going.
When the Telegraph was invented
The Texas Revolution
Many American settlers and Mexicans who lived in Texas, wanted to break away from Mexico. They did not like laws made by Santa Anna, Mexico's president. The Tejanos and Texans decided to fight for independence.
The Donnor Party
A family got stranded by a broken wagon, and stayed there for 5 months. They were so hungry that they has to eat each other to stay a live.
The California Gold Rush
The California Gold Rush was the largest mass migration in American history since it brought about 300,000 people to California.When James W. Marshall found gold on his piece of land at Sutter's Mill in Coloma.
California Gold Rush
Battle of Gettysburg
Lee's Surrender at Appomattox
Completion of the Transcontinental Rail Road
When the Telephone was invented
When the Electric Light Bulb was invented
When the Automobile was invented
When the Radio was invented
When the Airplane was invented
Ratification of the 18th Amendment!
On January 29, 1919, Congress ratified the 18th Amendment, which banned the manufacturing, transportation and sale of alcohol within the United States; it would go into effect the following January.
The 19th Amendment is when the United States Constitution granted women the right to vote, prohibiting any United States citizen to be denied the right to vote based on your gender. It was ratified on August 18, 1920 after a long struggle known as the women's suffrage movement.
When the Television was invented
Attack at Pearl Harbor
On December 7th 1941 the Japanese planes attacked the United States Naval Base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii Territory. This attack killed more than 2,300.
When the VCR was invented
March on Washington
The March on Washington was an interracial march by 250,000 black and white people on August 28,1963 in Washington D.C., protesting segregation and job discrimination against blacks in the nation.
March on Washington
When the Atari 2600 was invented
When the Apple 2 Computer was invented
The First Harry Potter Book was published!
The first Harry Potter book (Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone) was published on June 26 1997 by Bloomsbury the publisher of all the Harry Potter books in The United Kingdom. Fun Fact it took J.K Rowling 12 times to get someone to publish her books.
This is the day four terrorist attacks by the Islamic terrorist group al-Qaeda on the United States. In New York they crashed into the Twin Towers where people were doing they're work in the office buildings. Many lives were lost that day.