Significant Events in United States History

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    Significant Events

  • Mayflower Compact is Signed

    Mayflower Compact is Signed
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
  • The First Continental Congress

    The First Continental Congress
    The first continental congress is significance. It was the first effort of American colonies to unite under a common cause towards secession from the British Crown. It accomplished the most significant historical moment of the United States by taking the first step in a secession towards an independent Republic, as well as an Independent Nation, and setting the precedent of the creation of a whole new system of government without precedent or custom effective ever before in the Western World.
  • Revolutionary War

    Revolutionary War
    The American Revolution expresses to the world as the only country in the world, where all Americans are granted certain rights and privileges, that no one can take away.
  • Battles of Lexington and Concord

    Battles of Lexington and Concord
  • Signing of Decleration of Independence

    Signing of Decleration of Independence
    The Declaration of Independence is the birth certificate of the United States of America. It showed our commitment to freedom. Every freedom we have as Americans comes from the Declaration of Independence. It is the foundation for our other documents, the Constitution, the Emancipation Proclamation and the Bill of Rights.
  • Battle of Yorktown

    Battle of Yorktown
  • Treaty of Paris is Written

    Treaty of Paris is Written
  • Bill of Rights

    Bill of Rights
    The Bill of Rights is the first Ten Amendments of the United States Constitution. These laws speak about the rights of every citizen in the U.S. They are where freedom of religion, right to public trials and many other basic rights are upheld in society. Without it, people could live in peace, justice and harmony.
  • Louisiana Purchase

    Louisiana Purchase
    The Louisiana Purchase
    doubled the size of the United States and gave us firm control of the Mississippi River, an important transportation source.
  • War of 1812

    War of 1812
    The War of 1812 is also called America's Second War for Independence. Before the war most nations, believed that the US would some day be reconquered. By fighting to a standstill with the British (the world's most powerful nation), the US proved to the world that they were an independent nation.
  • Missouri Compromise

  • Trail of Trears

    Trail of Trears
    The Trail of Tears is an important because it was the relocation and movement of Native Americans (Cherokee, Creek, Seminole,and Choctaw nations) from what is now Oklahoma. And the reason it's called the trail of tears is because several of Native Americans during this long trip suffered from exposure, disease, and starvation. Many died, including 4,000 of the 15,000 relocated Cherokee.
  • Nullification Crisis

  • Compromise of 1850

    Compromise of 1850
  • Kansas Nebraska Act was Passed

  • Civil War

    Civil War
    The Civil War is a significant event in history because it showed Americans loosing a war, it shows democracies in extreme circumstances and it showed that people can start fighting for one reason and end up fighting over something else.
  • Emancipation Proclamation was written

  • 13th Amendment was passed

    The Thirteenth Amendment was important to the US Constitution because it ended slavery in the United States, making it illegal to hold or own slaves. It was also important to the Civil Rights Movement. The 13th Amendment was created because President Lincoln was concerned that the Emancipation Proclamation, which outlawed slavery in the ten Confederate states still in rebellion in 1863, would be seen as a temporary war measure, since it was based on his war powers and did not abolish slavery.
  • Assassination of Abraham Lincoln

    Assassination of Abraham Lincoln
    President Abraham Lincoln was the leader of the moderate Republicans and wanted to speed up Reconstruction and reunite the nation as painlessly and as quickly as possible. Lincoln formally began Reconstruction in late 1863 with his Ten percent plan, which went into operation in several states but which Radicals opposed. Lincoln vetoed the Radical plan, the Wade-Davis Bill of 1864, which was much more strict than the Ten-Percent Plan. The opposing faction of Radical Republicans were skeptical of