The Trail of Tears was the forced migration or exile by Andrew Jackson of the Cherokee, Seminole, and Chickasaw from the south to the Midwest/ Ohio due to the discovery of gold in their territories, such as Dahlonega.
PT Barnum/Jenny Lind US tour
Gottschalk The Banjo
Slave Songs of the United States
Written by William Francis Allen, this journal was one of the first to document the African American music that came out of slavery and their culture. He did find their music interesting but was very confused by some of their practices since it was different from the rest of the folk music and styles that he was used to.
Carnegie Hall, New York (completed)
Dvorak String Quartet "American"
Amy Beach Gaelic Symphony
Joplin's Maple Leaf Rag
WC Handy St. Louis Blues
One of the earliest examples of the blues style and is one of the most recorded blues songs of all time. Combined ragtime with spiritual tradition.
Broadway's 1st Golden Age
Cajun First Recording
Florence Price Symphony No.1
Copland El Salón México
"God Bless America" (Kate Smith's Original Recording)
Marian Anderson sings at the Lincoln Memorial
Invited to sing by Eleanor Roosevelt to sing at the Lincoln Memorial after being denied by the Daughters of the American Revolution to sing at Constitutional Hall.
Duke Ellington's "Cottontail"
"This Land is Your Land" (Guthrie's Recording)
John Cage Sonatas and Interludes for Prepared Piano
Folk Song U.S.A.: the 111 Best American Ballads
This list was able to be disseminated on a larger scale and introduced people that have not heard these songs to what they are. One of the folk songs on this list is Tom Dooley.
Alan Freed Coined term "Rock and Roll"
Bernstein West Side Story (Broadway premiere)
Miles Davis' Kind of Blue
“We Shall Overcome” adopted by Civil Rights Movement