Top 5 Most Important Events in U.S. History

  • Declaration of Independence

    Declaration of Independence
    The Declaration of Independence happened in New England. The Declaration of Independence is when they signed the document showing we are free from Great Britain. This event was really important to the United States because that did not only mean that we were our own country, but also we got freedom.
  • Civil War

    Civil War
    The Civil War went on in mostly the South of the United States. It went on from 1861-1865. The Civil War was the first time that the United States were disunited ever since they joined against the British in 1776. The Southern states tried to introduce a new dollar that was pretty much worthless because the country had no gold to back it up. The slaves were Freed, but there was really no change in attitudes of most people towards them.
  • World War 2

    World War 2
    World War 2 happened in Europe. It went on from 1939-1945. The war finally ended when both the Germans and the Japanese had surrendered to the Allies. This event was huge as it says in the name World War 2, countries across the world were fighting. The United States of America was one country that just didn't want to be part of the "drama" yet they still participated in the politics. They lend/sold weapons people could use in the war.
  • Martin Luther King Jr. "I Have a Dream" Speech

    Martin Luther King Jr. "I Have a Dream" Speech
    Martin Luther King Jr. gave his "I Have a Dream" speech in Washington. His speech was about how it didn't matter if you were colored or not colored, people are going to be different, look different, and act differently than anyone else would. If it were not for Martin Luther King Jr. for all I know there could still be a lot of discrimination. Colored couldn't be friends with the non colored, colored people couln't go to the same school or go to the bathroom in the same room as non colored.
  • 9/11

    9/11 took place in New York, and a little of Pennslyvania. What had happened was Afghanistan sent some people to terrorize the U.S. well of course they did as told. They killed the pilots on their plane ride then crashed the plane. They also shot mistles at the twin towers adventually knocking them down killing many people inlcuding themselves. This event changed everyone in the U.S.A. life. Security changed, buildings, and everything you could think of. This moment would never be forgotten.