U.S. History Timeline, H. Lieberher

  • Date Continental Congress Offically Signs Declaration of Independence

    The date that the Declaration of Independence has been a debate for a long time. No one could really declare when it was really signed until Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, and John Adams all wrote that it was signed by Congress on July 4, 1776.
  • Official Signing of the U.S. Constitution

    The Constitution was adopted on this date but wasn't actually put into action until March 4, 1789. The reason why this document is so important is because it is the supreme law of the United States of America. It originally has 7 articles but it has been amended twenty-seven times.
  • Louisiana Purchase

    In 1803, the Louisiana Purchase was the acquisition by the United States of America. It was a total of 828,000 square miles, and they got it from France's claim of its territory. They paid $11,250,000 for all of it. They bought it because they wanted more land and more space for people to live and have buisnesses.
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    California Gold Rush

    Gold was first found in Colouma, California by James W. Marshall. Oregon and Latin America were the first ones to hear about it and start flocking to California. All the gold seekers who came from almost everywhere were called the forty-niners. Some people found pounds of gold a day, but others were lucky to find an ounce once a week. It was very tough and the gold rush soon ended in 1855.
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    The Great Depression

    This was a severe worldwide economic depression in the decade preceding World War II. The time wasn't exactly the same in other nations, but the depression happened everywhere. It was the longest most widespread, and deepest depression of the 20th century. In the U.S. it happened after the fall in stock prices that began around September 4, 1929 and soon became world wide.
  • "I Have a Dream" Speach

    Martin Luther King Jr. gave this speech at the 1963 Washington D.C. Civil Rights March. He gave it so that there might be an end to slavery everywhere and that the African Americans would have equal rights as everyone else.
  • Apollo 11 Landing On the Moon

    This was the first spaceflight that landed the humans on the moon. The people who first stepped foot onto the moon were Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin. And right when Armstrong took his first step on the moon, he said the now very well-known line, "One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind."
  • My Birthday

    This is the day I was born! My older sister, Hayley, was 3 on this day and she was so thrilled to have a new baby sister.
  • Terrorist Attacks

    This tragic day consisted of series of four coordinated terrorist attacks launched by the Islamic terrorist group al-Qaeda upon the United States in New York City and the Washington, D.C. on Tuesday, September 11, 2001. This day will forever be remembered as a day when so many of us lost people we loved: family members, friends, and co-workers. It came without any warning at all and it effected the whole world.