the french and Indian war -(a.k.a the year's war)
George Washington fights with the British army against the french and Indians.
date 2 1765
the stamp act
Americans were taxed for stamps without being able to vote
date 3 1770
the Boston massacre
the tension between the colonies and the British became violent
date 4 1773
Dec 16th, 1773
the Boston tea party
Americans were so upset by the tea act of 1773 that they destroyed a ship-load of tea
DATE 5 1775
1775 April 19th
the shot heard around the world battle of Lexington and concord the revolution war begins.
date 6 1776
1776 July 4th the declaration of independence signed.
the 13 colonies officially said Were not British anymore
date 7 1787
The US Constitution signed
The United States create their own form of government
date 2 war of 1812 with britan
the war between Britain and American lasting for two and a half years over trade and naval restrictions.
date 4 1884 Samuel Morse sends first telegraph message
this changes the face of the communication for the entire world and allows information to spread more quickly and easily than ever before.
date 5 1860 abraham Lincoln elected
Shortly after his election, the Confederate States seceded from the union, starting the Civil War
1863, July 1-3rd battle of gettysburg
Largest Civil Battles and turning point of the war leading to a union victory.
date 7 1865 April 14 Lincoln assassinated
Lincoln was assassinated 5 days after the surrender of Robert E. lee (after the Civil war ended
date 1 Louisiana purchase 1803
President Thomas Jefferson authorizeS the Purchase of the Louisiana territory from France and almost doubles the size of the United States.
date 3 1830 under ground railroad established
A network of secret routes and safe houses to help slaves escape to freedom in the north.
date 1 1908
model t is built by henry ford. He creates the assembly line to mass-produce cars. this is what is known as the Second industrial revolution the assembly line revolutionizes American industry
date 2 1929
the stock market crashed. this was the beginning of the great depression. millions of people lost jobs. it was a time of hunger and uncertainty. Roosevelt creates numerous government programs to try and combat this during the following decade
date 5 1955
rosa parks refused to give up her seat on the bus.
ushers in the civil rights movement.
1964 civil rights legislation is passed 1968 martin Luther King is assassinated.
date 3 1941
December 7, 1941, ATTACK ON Pearl harbor WWI had been fought 20 years earlier now Europe and Japan were at war again japan conducted a sneak attack on Hawaii this brought us into the war
date 4 1945
The U.S. drops two atomic bombs on Japan to end WWII
This usher in the nuclear age.
after WWII the cold war begins with the soviet union we engage in a union.
we engage in a missile race with the soviet union for the rest of the century.
date 6 1969
we put a human being on the moon!!
this took a decade of dedicated effort.
there were six manned US landing between 1969 and 1972.
A total of 12 individuals have stepped foot on the moon.
date 7 1989
the Berlin wall is torn down and the cold war ends.
for forty years we had been in a cold war with the soviet union
with the collapse of the berlin wall n Germany oof the berlin
wall in Germany the cold war came to an end.
the great depression
date 6 2008
DVDs replace VHS tapes as the most popular form f entertainment
date 7 2011
Osama more than a decade Osama bin laden is killed during a raid in Pakistan
after years of looking the via tracks him down and in may navy seals storm his compound and killed the originator of the 9-11 attacks
the coronavirus, COVID 19 started in Wuhan china march 11 declared a worldwide pandemic a new upper respiratory disease that is highly contagious total cases in the US as of April 14th -579,005
total deaths in the US as of April 14th -22,252
date 5 2007
the great recession
this was the most significant downturn since WWll
date 1 sept 2001
on Sept 11, 2001, terrorists hijacked four aircraft.
two were flown into the twin towers in new york city and one into the Pentagon in washington d. c.
passengers overpowered the hijacks in the fourth plane and crashed it into rural Pennsylvania
date 2 oct 2001
this was the longest war in American history.
it lasted from 2001 to 2014
while we still have troops there we no longer consider ourselves at war.
date 4 2005
this was the costliest natural disaster in us history
it cost 125 billion dollars in damage
when the levees broke large parts of new Orlean were submerged
1245 people died