US History

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    The Revolutionary War

    The successful American Revolution established a model of democracy, the likes of which this world had not yet seen.
  • Louisiana Purchase

    For less than three cents an acre, the Lousiana Purchase doubled the size of the United States. The purchase not only provided an outlet for the farm products of the west, enabling the agricultural goods to be shipped to other areas of the nation with less expense, but it provided more room for the ever expanding population and economy of the United States.
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    The Civil War

    The Civil War is so important to us as Americans because any understanding of our nation today HAS to be based on the understanding of the Civil War. It defined us as a nation. The Revolutionary War did what it did and so did the other wars we had with Europe. But the Civil War defined us of who we are. And to open us up to what we would become today. Good and bad. It was a crossroad of who we were and who we became.
  • Assassination Of Abraham Lincoln

    It was the first assassination of a US President; it showed protection of the President is a job not to be taken lightly.
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    The Manhattan Project

    The significance of the Manhattan Project was to put an end to WWII by using weapons of mass destruction that forced Japan to surrender. It also opened opportunities for the research of more powerful nuclear atomic bombs and the use of them in future wars or conflicts. The negative part of the Manhattan project was that it also gave other countries the opportunity to develop nuclear weapons that are more powerful, which could pose a threat on America.
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    The Vietnam War

    Some of the results of the war, was ending the draft, creating an all volunteer military and lowering the US voting age from 21 to 18.
  • The Assassination of John F. Kennedy

    It was the down fall of a nation coming together. Crushed all the hopes and dreams of the USA.
  • Apollo 11

    Apollo 11 is a significant event because it was the first time that humans had set foot on the moon for the u.s. It also confirmed Americas superiority over russia and keeping jfk's promise to have a man on the moon and return him by the end of the century. Read more:
  • 9/11

    September 11, 2001 is important to American's because it was the day our country was attacked by terrorism and many innocent lives were lost. We reflect back to remember those who died helping and who died at the hands of terrorism.
  • The Death of Osama Bin Laden

    Osama bin Laden was the terrorist mastermind behind the 9/11 attacks on the US. Many Americans are jubilant about his death because it gives them a sense of closure. Killing the leader of Al Qaeda also reduces (but does not stop) the threat of terrorism across the world.