Top 10 Evevnts that Shaped American History

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  • American Revolutionary War

    American Revolutionary War
    This is a good spot to started with events that shaped American History, because this is when the United States of America was created. The war itself started on July 4,1776 with the Declaration of Independence and would continue until 1783 when the Treaty of Paris would be signed.The war was started because colonists were enraged about what they thought were unfair taxes because they were not represented in the British Parliament. I belive this is the most important event (1).
  • Louisiana Purchase

    Louisiana Purchase
    This is another important event in American History because it is when most of the Western Continental US was acquired. This land was bought from the French in 1803 for $15,000,000. For the amount of land this was a really good price and President Jefferson got this good price because France needed to finance a war they were fighting. I belive this is the third most important event in American History (3).
  • Manifest Destiny

    Manifest Destiny
    There isn't a definite start tothe start of the western movement know as Manifest Destiny. However The date I choose is The aproxomant date that John O'Sullivan used the term in a newspaper editorial. Manifest Destiny itself is the idea that the US was 'destine' to rule the current Western US and possibly the rest of the North Americain Continent. I think this is the 6th most important event in American History because it is when the west is settled.
  • American Civil War

    American Civil War
    This is another important event in American History because it was almost the end of the United States of America. The date I choose was not when the first states seceded but when the first hostilities ocurred at Fort Sumpter. The war was caused by threemain factors:1 Sectionalism vs. Nationalism 2 1860 Election 3 slavery/territorial disputes. The war would finially end at Appomattox Courthouse on Aprril 9th, 1865 with Lee's surender. I belive this is the second most important event (2).
  • The Emancipation Proclamation

    The Emancipation Proclamation
    The Emancipation Proclomation was an executive order given by President Lincoln that immediately free all the slaves in the Confederete States of Americia. I belive that this is the fourth most important event because it was an important step for the rights of Africain Americans.(4)
  • The Great Depression

    The Great Depression
    The date above is the official start of the Great Depression. The great depression started because the stock markets Crashed and alot of people lost most pf their money.It was because of this that everyone stoped spending so they could coserve money then no one was making any money,so they ended up spending what oney they had. I think this is the 10th most important event.
  • World War II

    World War II
    World War II was a war betwwen two alliances the Axis who wanted to rule the world and the Allies who were fighting to stop them. The date I choose is the day the US became involved in WWII with the bombing of Pearl Harbor. The Axis powers consisided of three countries Germany, Japan and Italy. The Allies consisded of three main countries the UK, The US,and the USSR anlong with others such ans Canada. The war would eventually end in the year 1945with an Allies victory. This is the 5th most imprt
  • Vietnam War

    Vietnam War
    The Vietnam war was part of the Cold War between Communists and anti- Communist forces. the war started on November 1 and would last 19 years 5 months 4 weeks and 1 day ( the war ended on April 30, 1975). the reason for the war is the anti-Coommunists were trying to stop Communism from spreading. I think this is the 8th most important event in Americian History.
  • The Civil RIghts Movement

    The Civil RIghts Movement
    The Civil Rights movement that was lead by Dr. Martian Luther King; was a peaceful protest for Africian-American rights. The date I chose for this event is the day that Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on a bus to a white man. I think this is the 7th most impoortant event in americian history.
  • 9/11

    This was when a terroist group Al Qaeda attacked the world trade centers also know as the twin towers that were located in New York, New York. I think this is the 9th most important event.