U.S History Final

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  • The American Revolution

    The American Revolution
    The American Revolution was a colonial revolt that took place between 1765 and 1783. The American Patriots in the Thirteen Colonies won independence from Great Britain, becoming the United States of America. They defeated the British in the American Revolutionary War in alliance with France.The most important effect was that as a result of the colonial victory over Great Britain, the new country of the United States of America was created.
  • declaration of independence

    declaration of independence
    The declaration of independence changed the life of many in the late 1700's. The declaration of independence was a document that allowed the 13 colonies to separate from Britain. Americans fought so hard for this and many sacrificed their lives for our freedom. In the declaration it states that all men are created equal. Which means that the colonist were not being treated the way everyone else was. The king put taxes on a lot of things and made them do things they didn't want to do.
  • The Constitution of the United States of America

    The Constitution of the United States of America
    The Constitution was established Americas national government and fundamental laws and guaranteed basic individual rights. It was signed on September 17 of 1787. The representative of the constitutional establishment all signed the Constitution on Philadelphia, Pensilvania.
  • The civil war

    The civil war
    The civil war began with the south and the north not coming to an agreement with the issue of slavery. The north wanted to get rid of slavery so they did. The south on the other hand wanted to keep it . Many African Americans went to the north so they would be freed and the south didn't like that. The civil war was mainly caused by slavery and many slaves fought in the civil war. This was important to america because slaves didn't have to be slaves anymore. Slavery ended with the 13th amendment.
  • The Battle of Gettysburg

    The Battle of Gettysburg
    The Battle of Gettysburg took place from July 1-3 of 1863. It is considered the turning point of the Civil War. General Lee's defeat by the opposing side forced his armed forces to retreat in which they never recovered from. Resulting in about 50,000 casualties, the south did not have the strength to win the war.
  • World war 1

    World war 1
    World war 1 started in 1914 and ended in 1918. The U.S did not join the war until 1917. But before joining they helped the allies with weapons and supplies. The US joined the war because they broke off relations with Germany and just hours after the American Linear Housatonic ship was sunk by a German boat.This was a very important time for the US because we lost a lot of lives due to this war. It was a war we weren't suppose to be in yet.
  • The Roaring 20's

    The Roaring 20's
    The Roaring 20's was decade of the 1920's in Western Society and western culture. It was a period of economic and cultural prosperity. It mainly took place in the United states and Western Europe. It became the era of political and economic change. Things like Jazz bands, bootleggers and Flappers were famous at this time.
  • Wall Street Crash

    Wall Street Crash
    This, also known as the Stock Market Crash of 1929 or the Great Crash, was a major stock market crash. The 1929 stock market crash was a result of an unsustainable boom in share prices in the preceding years. The boom in share prices was caused by the irrational exuberance of investors, buying shares on the margin, and over-confidence in the sustainability of economic growth. This is significant to U.S History because it led to the Great Depression.
  • the new deal

    the new deal
    the deal was a series of programs made by president Franklin D. Rosevelt. some of these programs include things such as social security, and it also helped people to get jobs. it was basically a bunch of programs to get America on its feet.
  • World War II

    World War II
    Hitler's invasion of Poland in September 1939 drove Great Britain and France to declare war on Germany, and World War II had begun. Over the next six years, the conflict would take more lives and destroy more land and property around the globe than any previous war.The U.S was involved in World War II before the Pearl Harbor attack. At the start of World War II, President Franklin D. Roosevelt declared the U.S. would practice neutrality.
  • Attack on Pearl Harbor

    Attack on Pearl Harbor
    The Attack on Pearl Harbor was a surprise military strike by the Imperial Japanese Navy Air Service upon the United States. Hundreds of Japanese fighter planes destroyed or damage nearly 20 American naval vessels, including eight battleships, and over 300 airplanes. As well, more than 2,400 Americans died in the attack, including civilians, and another 1,000 people were wounded. The attack led to the United States' formal entry into World War II the next day.
  • The Atomic Bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki

    The Atomic Bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki
    During World War II an American B-29 bomber dropped the world’s first deployed atomic bomb over the Japanese city of Hiroshima. Three days later a second bomb dropped on Nagasaki. The explosion wiped out 90 percent of the city and immediately killed 80,000 people.Japan’s Emperor Hirohito announced his country’s unconditional surrender in World War II. This is significant because this is how World War II was won by Americans.
  • Korean War

    Korean War
    the Korean war is basically northern Korea attacking South Korea to make Korea communist and the south fighting back. the fighting stopped on July 27, 1953, but the war is still considered ongoing due to a lack of a peace treaty. the treaty is currently being worked on.
  • Vietnam War

    Vietnam War
    the Vietnam war started on November first nineteen fifty-five and ended on Apr 30, 1975. was an undeclared war. Officially fought between north and south Vietnam. the north was communist. while the south was democratic. the soviet union supported the north. the UN supported the south.
  • Montgomery Bus Boycott

    Montgomery Bus Boycott
    The Montgomery Bus Boycott was a civil-rights protest during which African Americans refused to ride city buses. This was to protest against segregation. Rosa Parks, an African-American woman, was arrested and fined for refusing to yield her bus seat to a white man which is what initiated the boycott. This is significant to US history because it was the start to the equality of African Americans.
  • The Assassination of Martin Luther King Jr.

    The Assassination of Martin Luther King Jr.
    Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated on April 4th of 1968. He was a baptist minister who had been leading the civil rights movements since the 1950's. Whilst fighting against segregation Dr. King used speeches and non-violent protests. His death sent a spiral of shock and anger through many African Americans as he was really the only voice they had.
  • Apollo 11

    Apollo 11
    Apollo 11 was a space mission that the US had been planning for a long time. They tried to beat Russia to walk on the moon. On July 21,1969 Neil Armstrong took his first steps on the moon. History was created. This is very significant to American history because we were the first people to ever go on the moon and discover more than just earth. If we wouldn't have gone to space we wouldn't have much advanced space discoveries.
  • Fall of the Berlin Wall

    Fall of the Berlin Wall
    The Berlin Wall was a guarded concrete barrier that physically and ideologically divided Berlin from 1961 to 1989. The Soviet forces ruthlessly crushed protests in Hungary and Czechoslovakia, respectively, Gorbachev actually encouraged the East German action. As such, the destruction of the Berlin Wall was one of the most significant actions leading to the end of the Cold War.The wall symbolized the lack of freedom under communism, this is why it was very important to many people.
  • September 11 attacks

    September 11 attacks
    The attacks were a series of 4 organized terrorist attacks by the Islamic terrorist group by the name of Al-Qaeda against the United States. The attack was direct to the twin towers located in New York City. The total number of deaths were 2,996. There were 2,977 victims and 19 hijackers. This event is important because it represents a national day of service and remembrance.
  • The Barack Obama Presidency 2008-2016

    The Barack Obama Presidency 2008-2016
    Barack Obama became the 44th president. he is the first black president. he pledged to make affordable healthcare. went after the Taliban. he got re-elected again. had many other problems.