U.S. History Timeline

  • Lexington and Concord

    Lexington and Concord
    This was when Paul Revere had his famous ride through Lexington. This was also the first battle of the American Revolution.
  • The Ratification of the Constitution

    The Ratification of the Constitution
    On September 17, 1787 the Constituional Convention was held in Philadelfia, Pennsylvania. The Fathers of that convention drafted and ratified the Constitution.
  • The Cotton Gin Patented

    The Cotton Gin Patented
    Eli Whitney invents a machine that seperates cotton fibers from their seeds known as the Cotton Gin.
  • Lousiana Purchase

    Lousiana Purchase
    This purchase doubled the size of the U.S. The purchase was made by Thomas Jefferson
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    The Civil War

    During these years many battles were fought between the North and South U.S.
  • Assassination of Abraham Lincoln

    Assassination of Abraham Lincoln
    Lincoln was assassinated at the Ford's Theater while watching "Our American Cousin."
  • First National Park

    First National Park
    Ulysses S. Grant signed into law the first national park in the world, Yellowstone National Park.
  • Alexander Bell invents the Telephone

    Alexander Bell invents the Telephone
    On this day, Bell's assistant accidently hits a reed and Bell on the recieving end, heard it and realized that he only needed one reed and off to the patent office it was.
  • Custard's last Stand

    Custard's last Stand
    General Custard thought he was going into a small indian gathering, but the indians in hiding had nubers 3 times the size of his regiment.
  • The first manned flight- The Wright Brothers

    The first manned flight- The Wright Brothers
    On this day the first powered, piloted flight in history took place. It lasted 12 seconds.
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    World War I

    This was the first war that split the world between the Ally and Axis powers. Many countries were fighting to keep equal power throughout Europe.
  • Lindbergh crosses the Atlantic

    Lindbergh crosses the Atlantic
    Lindberg is the first to successfully fly over the Atlantic and on May 27, reaches Paris.
  • First Talking Movie

    First Talking Movie
    On this date, the first talking movie, "The Jazz Singer" came out.
    After the great success, many major film companies started following the path.
  • Black Monday- Wallstreet Crash

    Black Monday- Wallstreet Crash
    The day that the stock market crashed on Wallstreet.
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    World War 2

    This war was started when Germany started conquering many other countries nearby. The U.S. became involved after the bombing of Pearl Harbor.
  • The First Disney Film

    The First Disney Film
    Fantasia is the first disney film. It had both color and sound.
  • The Bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki

    The Bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki
    This atack turned Japan into a pile of rubble. The first attack was on Hiroshima and then just a few days later, on Nagasaki.
  • Polio Vaccine

    Polio Vaccine
    Jonas Salk was hailed as a miracle worker when his polio vaccine was a success after eight years of working on it
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    Vietnam War

    This war was fought between North and South Korea over the issue of communism.
  • Rosa Park's refusal to give up her seat

    Rosa Park's refusal to give up her seat
    After a long day, Rosa sits in an exceptable seat in the bus as long as white people dont have to stand because of lack of seats. When there is a need for her seat, she refuses until she is forcibly removed and arrested.
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    The Cuban Missile Crisis

    Soviet Russia and Germany secretly built nuclear missile bases in cuba behind the U.S.'s back
  • Martin Luther King's March on Washington

    Martin Luther King's March on Washington
    This march was one of many. MLK's main focus was on Birmingham, Alabama though
  • Assassination of John F. Kennedy

    Assassination of John F. Kennedy
    J.F.K was assasssinated in Dallas, Texas at 12:30 (central time) on this date. After a 10 month investigation, Lee Harvey Oswald was found guilty of the assassination of the President.
  • Civil Rights Act of 1964

    Civil Rights Act of 1964
    This act made the act of racism illegal in the U.S.
  • Lunar Landing- Apollo 11

    Lunar Landing- Apollo 11
    The first American shuttle to land on the moon
  • Apple is established

    Apple is established
    Steve Jobs along with others, creates the Apple corporation at this time. Now many Apple products are very high quality and among the best software in the world.
  • Microsoft Windows

    Microsoft Windows
    On this date, Microsoft Corporation announces the release of Microsoft Windows
  • The Challenger diasster

    The Challenger diasster
    The space shuttle Challenger burst apart 73 seconds after taking off. All seven passengers were killed.
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    The First Gulf War

    This was the between the U.S. and Iraq over the issue of the annexation of the State of Kuwait
  • 9/11

    This day was the first actual terrorist attack on the U.S.