Top 10 Events that Shaped American History

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In History
  • American Revolutionary War Started

    American Revolutionary War Started
    The Revolutionary War is the starting point of the American country. If we did not have this war we would still be under Britians rule. It took 8 years until the end of the war in which we had gotten independence.
  • American Constitution was Written

    American Constitution was Written
    The American Constitution is one of the most important documents in American history. This sets the rules for our everyday life. It also keeps the government from having too much power.
  • Louisiana Purchase

    Louisiana Purchase
    The Louisiana Purchase is when we bought a very large chunk of land from France. We bought about 828,000 square miles of land from the French. It costed us about 15 million dollars (about 3 cents a acre).
  • War of 1812

    War of 1812
    The War of 1812 is when Britian tried to invade America and to take back the colonies. We declared war because of strict trade restrictions that Britian put on our seas. This war lasted 3 years.
  • Indian Removal Act

    Indian Removal Act
    The Indian Removal Act is when we forced all the indians to move west of the Mississippi River. This Act was signed by Andrew Jackson. If this Act wasn't made we might still have indian tribes today.
  • The End of Slavery

    The End of Slavery
    Slavery played a big part of America in its early years. Slavery was banned in southern states because they were becoming rebelious. If there was still slavery today things would be alot different.
  • The Great Depression Started

    The Great Depression Started
    The Great Depression was a tragedy. This was a time where there were unemployment went as high as 25%. The Depression lasted until near end of World War 2
  • World War 2 Started

    World War 2 Started
    World War 2 is one of the biggest wars in world history. America wasn't envoled in World War 2 until the Bombing of Pearl Harbor. World War 2 ended in 1945.
  • The Bombing of Pearl Harbor

    The Bombing of Pearl Harbor
    The Bombing of Pearl Harbor was the begining of the World War 2 for America. The Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor, Hawaii with 353 Airplanes. If they didn't bomb Pearl Harbor we might not have been in the war.
  • The Fall of the Twin Towers

    The Fall of the Twin Towers
    The Fall of the Twin Towers was a major terrorist attack. about 2752 people died that day. This caused a major change in airline security.