50 MOST IMPORTANT DATES IN US HISTORY

  • The United States Army is established.

    The United States Army is established.
    This army was created to make an army for colonies so that they were able to fight against Britain.
  • The United States Marine Corps is established

    The United States Marine Corps is established
    This was a ship that provided security and discipline and also assisted the land forces.
  • Deceleration of Independence

    Deceleration of Independence
    This was an article (still used to this day) that was made to announce and explain the separation from Great Britain. The authors of this article were Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, John Adams, Roger Sherman, and Robert R. Livingston.
  • The Continental Congress approves the Articles of Confederation

    The Continental Congress approves the Articles of Confederation
    The Articles of Confederation was the first Constitution that the United States ever had which was approved on November 15, 1777.
  • French join the war against the British

    French join the war against the British
    France and the United States became allies due to the Treaty of Versailles which made the French join the war against the British.
  • The Treaty of Paris 1783

    The Treaty of Paris 1783
    The treaty of Paris was signed to end the American Revolutionary War.
  • The delegates at the Philadelphia convention approve the Constitution

    The delegates at the Philadelphia convention approve the Constitution
    The Constitution was signed to replace the Articles of Confederation to create a strong central government.
  • George Washington inaugurated as President of the United States

    George Washington inaugurated as President of the United States
    This is when Geoge Washington was elected as president.
  • The Bill of Rights is ratified by 3/4ths of the states

    The Bill of Rights is ratified by 3/4ths of the states
    The Bill of Rights was the first 10 Amendments to the Constitution that granted people their civil rights.
  • Louisiana Purchase

    Louisiana Purchase
    The Louisiana Purchase treaty allowed the United States to acquire New Orleans.
  • Slave trade ended

    Slave trade ended
    This was when trading/ trafficking slaves was made illegal.
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    War with England (1812)

    This was a war between the US and Great Britain because of violations of Maritime rights.
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    Texas Revolution

    This was the battle of the Gonzales and this was a fight for military battles, cultural misunderstandings, and political problems.
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    Battle of the Alamo

    This was a pivotal event during the texas revolution which was the day before the 13-day siege.
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    Trail of Tears

    This was a harsh time for the Native Americans where they were physically forced by the American Citizens to move from their homeland to internment camps.
  • Telegraph Invented

    Telegraph Invented
    The telegraph was made for long-distance communication by transmitting electrical signals over wires between stations.
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    Gold Rush

    The Gold Rush was the a time period where people will fake the value of garbage such as things like fools gold.
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    The Civil War

    This was a fight between the Northern and Southern United States over the enslavement of black people.
  • Emancipation Proclamation

    Emancipation Proclamation
    This was made so that people who were held as slaves in a rebellious state would be free.
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    Reconstruction

    The purpose of Reconstrution was to rebuild the South after the Civil War.
  • Assassination of Abraham Lincoln

    Assassination of Abraham Lincoln
    Abraham Lincoln was the 16th president of the United States and was assassinated and was killed at the Petersen House, Washington, D.C.
  • Civil Rights Act of 1875

    Civil Rights Act of 1875
    This was made to allow there to be "equality of all men before the law".
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    Spanish American War

    This was a conflict between Spain and the United States and they fought because of the struggle between Cuban and Filippino against Spanish rule.
  • The United States annexes Guam, the Philippines, and Puerto Rico.

    The United States annexes Guam, the Philippines, and Puerto Rico.
    After the Treaty of Paris was signed the United States gained these lands.
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    World War I (WWI)

    This was the first World War and this was a global war over Europe.
  • The Panama Canal opens for business.

    The Panama Canal opens for business.
    The Panama Canal opens for business with a passage through Ancon with an American cargo-ship passenger.
  • Nineteenth Amendment

    Nineteenth Amendment
    This Amendment was made to grant all American females the right to vote.
  • The Treaty of Versailles is signed, ending World War I.

    The Treaty of Versailles is signed, ending World War I.
    Germany surrenders on November 11, 1918, but all nations agreed to stop fighting because peace was negotiated.
  • First radio broadcast in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

    First radio broadcast in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
    This broadcasted the presidential election of Harding Cox, and this was the first successful broadcast.
  • Black Tuesday

    Black Tuesday
    This was a pivotal event that played a key role in the Great Depression.
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    World War II

    This was a global war that formed the Allies and Axis.
  • Pearl Harbor

    Pearl Harbor
    This was an attack by the Japanese of the United States which lead us into WW2.
  • D-Day

    D-Day
    Allied forces America, Canada, and France joined together to invade Germany.
  • 1st atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan.

    1st atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan.
    This was a nuclear bomb dropped by the United States on Japan that put an end to WW2.
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    Baby Boom

    After the end of WW2 many soldiers returned home to their wives, di the dirty goods and caused many babies to be born.
  • The Cold War began between the United States and the Soviet Union

    The Cold War began between the United States and the Soviet Union
    Thes Coldwar was an ongoing war between the United States and the Soviet Union which involved many proxy wars.
  • Human rights

    Human rights
    This showed the date that started the celebration of Human Rights.
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    Korean War

    This was a war between North and South Korea over the spread of communism.
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    Brown v. Board of Education

    This was the court case that ruled that everything had to be separate but equal.
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    Vietnam War

    The Vietnam war was a war between South Vietnam and Vietcong.
  • Sputnik Satellite

    Sputnik Satellite
    This was a satellite launched space to make sure no nukes or missiles were being launched into the air by anyone.
  • NASA formed

    NASA formed
    NASA is the National Aeronautics and Space Administration which controls/monitors everything that happens in space.
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    Civil Rights Act of 1960

    This was when civil rights groups both violent and non-violent fought for their rights as black Americans.
  • Assassination of John F. Kennedy

    Assassination of John F. Kennedy
    This was the 36th president of the United States, and he died at Parkland Memorial Hospital, Dallas, TX,
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    Apollo 11

    This was the first spacelift that allowed humans to land safely on the moon.
  • Watergate

    Watergate
    This was a scandal/crime that resulted in the end of Nixon's presidency.
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    Gulf War (Operation Desert Storm)

    The Gulf War was an operation to create troops and defense of Saudi Arabia.
  • Fall Of the Berlin Wall

    Fall Of the Berlin Wall
    Due to political changes, the Berlin wall came to fall.
  • September 11th

    September 11th
    This was an attack on New York from Islamic Terrorist groups.