History of America

  • The United States of America Declare Independence from Britain

    The Declaration of Independence is signed, which makes the US a new country of its own. This, of course, provokes war from Britain and the Revolutionary War follows this declaration.
  • USA Emerges Victorious

    After General Cornwallis of Britain surrendered in Yorktown, the Treaty of Paris was signed, concluding the Revolutionary war. The United States of America would be a free country in the eyes of the British and the world thereafter.
  • The Census of 1890

    This would be the first census that utilized the system that Herman Hollerith created. He created a machine that could read the punched cards, and it would be counted by machine. It reduced the time the census took from eight years to just one. This census also declared that the frontier was no more, and that the Census Bureau would not continue to track the westward migration of the U.S. population.
  • Stock Market Crash

    Convinced that this period of economicc success, stockholders scrambled to sell their shares. This resulted in an unbalanced economy and many businesses unable to continue to run
  • Adams popularizes the "American Dream"

    James Truslow Adams finished his book on that day with a powerful thesis statement. He uses the term "American Dream" many times, and characterizes it as every American's desire to aspire to success through their own hard work.
  • FDR Quotes Former Teacher to Reassure American Citizens

    In this economically troubling time, Franklin Roosevelt quotes Endicott Peabody. "The great fact to remember is that the... line drawn through the middle of the peaks and valleys of the centuries always has an upward trend," he assures us.
  • FDR Gives Inaugural Address

    Franklin D. Roosevelt, at the beginning of this new post-war era (from WWII), identified that greedy bankers and investors were to blame for the economic lapse. He then announced the plan for our economy and that of Germany's. Decades later, America was at a great height of power and prosperity.
  • Martin Luther King Leads March on Washington

    At the peak of the Civil Rights Movement, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. led a march that took place in Washington, D.C. It was here that he gave his famous "I Have a Dream" speech and touched the hearts and minds of millions of Americans.