History of america

Timeline created by Eskil Ødegård
In History
  • 1000


    Leiv Erikson discovered america
  • 1492


    The second one to discovered america. And be the one to set a mark of the lands existent.
  • 1565

    First permanent European settelment

    First permanent European settlement in North America - St Augustine, present-day Florida - founded by the Spanish. North America is already inhabited by several distinct groups of people, who go into decline following the arrival of settlers.
  • First congress

    Colonists form First Continental Congress as Britain closes down Boston harbour and deploys troops in Massachusetts.
  • American Revolution

    American Revolution: George Washington leads colonist Continental Army to fight against British rule.
  • American declaration

    Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress; colonies declare independence.
  • First president of USA

    First president of USA
    George Washington elected first president of USA.
  • The American Civil War

    The American Civil War (also known by other names) was a civil war fought in the United States from 1861 to 1865, between the North (the Union) and the South (the Confederacy). The Civil War began primarily as a result of the long-standing controversy over the enslavement of black people.
  • World War 1

    The First World War was a worldwide Great War, based on Europe that lasted from 1914 to 1918. Two alliances stood against each other during the war. On the one hand, France, Russia, the United Kingdom, and from 1917 the United States were the central players. On the other hand, it was Germany, Austria-Hungary, and from the autumn of 1914 the Ottoman Empire.
  • World War 2

    World War II was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945.
  • The Vietnam War

    The Vietnam War was a war that took place between 1957 and 1975. The war began as a rebellion in South Vietnam, developed into a war between North and South Vietnam and then became an American intervention war. The border areas of Laos and Cambodia were moved in early.
  • 11 September attacks

    11 September attacks
    Co-ordinate suicide attacks on various high-profile targets, prompting the US to embark on a ''war on terror'' which includes the invasion of Afghanistan and Iraq.
  • Iraq War

    The Iraq War 2003 (also referred to as the 2003 Gulf War) was an armed conflict between the United States and Iraq. It was aimed at - and led to - the Iraqi Baath regime and the country's president Saddam Hussein being overthrown as a result of the US-led invasion on March 20 - 1. May 2003.
  • Lehman collapse

    Lehman collapse
    Turmoil in the US and international financial markets as major Wall Street investment bank Lehman Brothers collapses and other big US financial players face growing troubles as a result of the "credit crunch". With hundreds of billions of dollars wiped out in bad loans and a prolonged property slump, the US faces its worst financial crisis since the Great Depression.
  • Barack Obama

    Barack Obama
    Barack Obama becomes the first black president of the USA.