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US History Timeline 1492-2011 By: Erik Sievertsen, Tanner Hoag, and Holden Gilbertson

By erik23
  • Oct 12, 1492

    Christopher Columbus Discovers America

    Christopher Columbus Discovers America
    In 1492 Christopher Columbus a great explorer found America. Many people thought that he was crazy because he said that the world was round but many others did not. Therfore giving him a bad reputation
  • Aug 23, 1497

    John Cabot

    John Cabot
    John Cabot was a very expirienced sailor. He was compared to Christopher Columbus beacause he found America for his country just like Christopher.
  • May 10, 1534

    Jaques Cartier explores Great Lakes + St. Lawrence River

    Jaques Cartier explores Great Lakes + St. Lawrence River
    Jaques Cartier starts his journey in 1534 looking for a passage westwasrd. But instead of finding a passage he finds the land of America.
  • Roanoke, Virginia Island established by Walter Raleigh

    Roanoke, Virginia Island established by Walter Raleigh
    Roanoke Island was granted rights to be colonized. But after it was finally colonized, everyone dissapeared.
  • Captian John Smith explores and founds Jamestown

    Captian John Smith explores and founds Jamestown
    Captian John Smith was the founder of Jamestown in Virginia. He was also the one who explored Jamestown.
  • First bought slaves

    First bought slaves
    Twenty slaves in Virginia Africans were brought to Jamestown, they were the first slaves brought to the colonies. They were probably released from slavery after a period of time.
  • Mayflower Compact

    Mayflower Compact
    The Mayflower Compact is an agreement written by the first settlers arriving in New Plymoth
  • 1635 First Public School (Boston Latin School)

    1635 First Public School (Boston Latin School)
    The Boston Latin School is a public exam school founded on April 23, 1635. In 2007 the school was named one of the top twenty high schools in the United States by U.S. News & World Report.
  • 1636 First college-Harvard college the first institute for higher education in a north American colony established at Cambridge in Massachusetts

    1636 First college-Harvard college the first institute for higher education in a north American colony established at Cambridge in Massachusetts
    Harvard is a private Ivy League university located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States, established in 1636 by the Massachusetts legislature. Harvard was named after its first benefactor, John Harvard.
  • Slave trade begins

    Slave trade begins
    Colonial North America's slave trade begins when the first American slave carrier, Desire, was built and launched in Massachusetts.
  • English Bill of Rights

    English Bill of Rights
    The English Bill of Rights is the ten commandments made by the people.
  • 1749 - Ben Franklin - Lightning Rod

    1749 - Ben Franklin - Lightning Rod
    A lightning rod (US, AUS) or lightning conductor is a metal rod or conductor mounted on top of a building and electrically connected to the ground through a wire, to protect the building in the event of lightning.
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    French and Indain War

    The French and Indian war was a war between The French and the Indains vs the British.
  • Proclamation of 1763 by King George III

    Proclamation of 1763 by King George III
    The proclamation by King George the third was created for six reasons
    1) calm the fighting,
    2) so he could hold control,
    3) be respected,
    4) to be honored again,
    5) just for the glory,
    6) he didn't care about the people. http://wiki.answers.com/Q/Why_did_King_George_issue_the_proclamation_of_1763#ixzz1ZGxwG3lg
  • 1766 stamp act

    1766 stamp act
    The stamp act was a way to tax the americans, to help them pay for the war they just had, on paper.
  • Santa Claus

    Santa Claus
    In 1773 Santa Claus first appeared in media as St. A Claus.
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    Revolution

    The Revolution was a war between Great Britian and the thirteen colonies of America.
  • Declaration of Independence

    Declaration of Independence
    The Declaration of Idependence is an announcement that previous British people will no be part of their own country instead of being controlled by Great Britian.
  • Vermont frees slaves

    Vermont frees slaves
    In 1777 Vermont became the first slave free state.
  • 1787 Articles of Confederation

    1787 Articles of Confederation
    The Articles of Confederation were to replace the Constitution, and allow confederation states to deal with forgien affairs alone. They had no troops to have this processed so it did not happen.
  • Constitution

    Constitution
    The constitution is a piece of paper that contains 27 amendments. The Constitution was made from the Articles of Confederation
  • Delaware

    Delaware
    The Blue Hen Chicken is their official state bird.
  • Pennsylvania

    Pennsylvania
    The first automobile service station was made in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
  • New Jersey

    New Jersey
    New Jersey has the highest population density in the U.S. , an average 1,030 people per sq. mi., which is 13 times the national average.
  • Georgia

    Georgia
    In Gainesville, the Chicken Capital of the World it is illegal to eat chicken with a fork.
  • Connecticut

    Connecticut
    Cattle branding in the United States began in Connecticut when farmers were required by law to mark all of their pigs.
  • Massachusetts

    Massachusetts
    The fig newton was named after Newton, Massachusetts.
  • Maryland

    Maryland
    In 1830 the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Company built the first railroad station in Baltimore.
  • South Carolina

    South Carolina
    Myrtle Beach is in the center of the Grand Strand, a 60-mile crescent of beach on the South Carolina coast. In the last 25 years, Myrtle Beach has become the best resort destination on the East Coast.
  • New Hampshire

    New Hampshire
    Of the thirteen original colonies, New Hampshire was the first to declare its independence from England, a total of six months before the Declaration of Independence was signed.
  • Virginia

    Virginia
    The biggest cash crop of Virginia is tobacco and many of the people who live there earn their living from the tobacco industry.
  • New York

    New York
    The first ever Chess tounament was held in New York.
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    George Washington presidency

    Washington grew marijuana on his farm and promoted its growth for soil stabilization.
  • North Carolina

    North Carolina
    The Outer Banks of NC has some of the most beautiful beaches in the country.
  • Census 1790

    Census 1790
    Four Million
  • Rhode Island

    Rhode Island
    1.Rhode Island is the smallest state in the US. It covers an area of 1,214 square miles. Its distances North to South are 48 miles and East to West 37 miles.
  • Vermont

    Vermont
    2.With fewer than nine thousand people in Montpelier, Vermont it is the smallest state capital in the U.S.
  • Bill of Rights

    Bill of Rights
    The Bill of Rights was added to the Constitution on this date.
  • Kentucky

    Kentucky
    The Kentucky Derby is the oldest continuing horse race in the country. It is held at Churchill Downs in Louisville on the first Saturday in May.
  • 1793 - Eli Whitney - Cotton Gin

    1793 - Eli Whitney - Cotton Gin
    A cotton gin is a machine that quickly and easily separates cotton fibers from their seeds, a job formerly performed by hand, The fibers are processed into cotton goods, and the seeds may be used to grow more cotton or to produce cottonseed oil; if they are badly damaged, they are disposed.
  • 11th Amendment

    11th Amendment
    This amendment states that one citizen in a state, can sue another state in an original action in the Supreme Court. Read more: http://www.answers.com/topic/amendment-xi-to-the-u-s-constitution#ixzz1ZMnMpjbR
  • Tennessee

    Tennessee
    Tennessee won its nickname as The Volunteer State during the War of 1812 when volunteer soldiers from Tennessee displayed Valor in the war of 1812.
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    John Adams presidency

    John Adams was the longest living president.
  • Census 1800

    Census 1800
    5.3 million
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    Thomas Jefferson presidency

    Jefferson kept a mockingbird named dick in the white house with him, and let it ride around on his shoulder.
  • Ohio

    Ohio
    The first ambulance service was established in Cincinnati, Ohio in 1865.
  • 12th Amendment

    12th Amendment
    States that the person voting must be alone when voting for the vice president and president.
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    James Madison presidency

    Madison was the shortest president at 5' 4''
  • census 1810

    census 1810
    7.2 million
  • Louisiana

    Louisiana
    The world famous "Mardi Gras" is held in New Orleans, Louisiana.
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    The war of 1812

    The war of 1812 was between the US and the Bristish Empire.
  • Indiana

    Indiana
    The first long-distance car race in the U. S. was held May 30, 1911, at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The winner only had a 70 mph average.
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    James Monroe presidency

    Monroe was the first president to ride on a steamboat
  • Mississippi

    Mississippi
    In 1963 the University of Mississippi Medical Center finished the world's first human lung transplant.
  • Illinois

    Illinois
    The world's first Skyscraper was built in Chicago, 1885.
  • Alabama

    Alabama
    Alabama workers built the first rocket to put humans on the moon.
  • Census 1820

    Census 1820
    9.6 million
  • Maine

    Maine
    Maine is the only state that shares its border with only one other state.
  • Missouri

    Missouri
    The 'Show Me State' phrase may have began in 1899 when Congressman Willard Duncan Vandiver stated, "I'm from Missouri and you've got to show me."
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    John Adams presidency

    Adams was the first president to have his picture taken.
  • 1829 - Graham Cracker

    1829 - Graham Cracker
    The Grham Cracker was developed in 1829 in Bound Brook, New Jersey, by Presbyterian minister Rev. Sylvester Graham. Though called a cracker, it is sweet rather than salty and so it is a cookie.
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    Andrew Jackson presidency

    Jackson learned to read before he was five years old.
  • 1830 census

    1830 census
    12.8 million
  • Indian Removal Act

    Indian Removal Act
    First legislation that got rid of the U.S. policy of respecting the rights of American Indians.
  • 1833 Oberlin college first college to accept women

    1833 Oberlin college first college to accept women
    Oberlin College is a private liberal arts college in Oberlin, Ohio. It was the first American institution of higher learning to regularly admit female and black students.
  • 1835 Oberlin college first school to accept blacks

    1835 Oberlin college first school to accept blacks
    Oberlin College is a private liberal arts college in Oberlin, Ohio. It was the first American institution of higher learning to regularly admit female and black students.
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    Texas Revolution

    The Texas Revolution is a war between the settlers of Texas and Mexicans.
  • Arkansas

    Arkansas
    Elevations in the state range from 54 feet above sea level in the far southeast, to 2,753 feet above at Mount Magazine, the state's highest point.
  • 1837 - U of M- 1817 - Founded in Detroit, Moved to Ann Arbor in 1837

    1837 - U of M- 1817 - Founded in Detroit, Moved to Ann Arbor in 1837
    The University of Michigan is a public research university located in Ann Arbor, Michigan in the United States. The university was founded in 1817 in Detroit as the Catholepistemiad, or University of Michigania, about 20 years before Michigan officially became a state.
  • Michigan

    Michigan
    Detroit is known in the US as the car capital of the world.
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    Martin Van Buren presidency

    Van Buren was the only president who's first language wasn't english. (He spoke Dutch)
  • 1839 - Vulcanized Rubber - Charles Goodyear

    1839 - Vulcanized Rubber - Charles Goodyear
    Vulcanization is a chemical process for converting rubber or related polymers into more durable materials.
  • Census 1840

    Census 1840
    17 million
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    William Harrison presidency

    Harrison died because of complications from pneumonia on his 32nd day of office.
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    John Tyler presidency

    John Tyler had 14 children.
  • Florida

    Florida
    Miami is the only metropolitan area in the United States whose borders are around two national parks.
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    James Polk

    Polk died of exhaustion only three months after his term ended.
  • Alexander Cartwright, invention of baseball

    Alexander Cartwright, invention of baseball
    Cartwright is believed to be the first person to draw a baseball field as a diamond, and the modern rules for baseball are modeled after the rules that he invented
  • Iowa

    Iowa
    Ripley's Believe It or Not says Burlington's Snake Alley the most crooked street in the world.
  • Texas

    Texas
    Texas is known as the lone-star state because at one point they were their one country.
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    Mexican American War

    The Mexican American war was a war between the Mexicans and the US. The US claimed a lot of previous Mexico in this war.
  • 1847 - Doughnut

    1847 - Doughnut
    A doughnut is a fried dough food and is popular in many countries and prepared in various forms as a sweet (or occasionally savory) snack that can be homemade or purchased in bakeries, supermarkets, food stalls, and franchised.
  • Wisconsin

    Wisconsin
    Wisconsins rivers stretch a total of 26,767 miles.
  • Census 1850

    Census 1850
    23 million
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    Zachry Taylor presidency

    Zachry Taylor died while in office. It is believed that he died of stomach flu.
  • California

    California
    California's Mount Whitney is the highest peak in the lower 48 states. Its most famous climb is Mount Whitney Trail to the 14,495 feet summit. Wilderness permits are required.
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    Millard Fillmore presidency

    Fillmore and his wife had a personal library of 4,000 books
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    Franklin Pierce presidency

    Pierce was the first president to put a Christmas tree in the White House
  • 1855 - Michigan State

    1855 - Michigan State
    Michigan State University (MSU) is a public research university in East Lansing, Michigan. MSU pursued the studies of packaging, hospitality business, telecommunication and music therapy.
    GO STATE!!
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    James Buchanan presidency

    Buchanan is the only president who was born in New Hampshire.
  • 1858 - Pencil Eraser - Hymen Lipman

    1858 - Pencil Eraser - Hymen Lipman
    An eraser or rubber is an article of stationery that is used for rubbing out pencil.
  • 1858 - Pencil Eraser - Hymen Lipman

    1858 - Pencil Eraser - Hymen Lipman
    An pencil eraser or rubber is an article of stationery that is used for rubbing out pencil.
  • Minnesota

    Minnesota
    The Mall of America in Bloomington is the size of 78 football fields, 9.5 million square feet.
  • Oregon

    Oregon
    Oregon's flag has designs on both sides of it.
  • Census 1860

    Census 1860
    31.4 million
  • 1860 - Repeating Rifle - Benjamin Tyler Henry

    1860 - Repeating Rifle - Benjamin Tyler Henry
    The original Henry rifle was a .44 caliber rimfire, lever-action, breech-loading rifle made by Benjamin Tyler Henry. The Henry rifle was an improved version of the earlier Volcanic Repeating rifle.
  • 1861 - Jelly Bean - William Schrafft

    1861 - Jelly Bean - William Schrafft
    Jelly beans are a bean-shaped type of confectionery with a hard candy shell and a gummy interior which come in a wide variety of flavors. The confection is made of sugar.
  • Kansas

    Kansas
    At one time it was against the law to serve ice cream on cherry pie in Kansas.
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    Abraham Lincoln

    Lincoln nearly died in 1818 from being kicked in the head by a horse.
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    American Civil War

    The American Civil War is a war between the North and the South.
  • 1861 - Machine Gun - Richard Gatling

    1861 - Machine Gun - Richard Gatling
    Dr. Richard Jordan Gatling (September 12, 1818 – February 26, 1903) was an American inventor best known for his invention of the Gatling gun. The Gatling gun was the first succesful machine gun.
  • West Virginia

    West Virginia
    West Virginia has the oldest population of any state. The median age is 40 years old.
  • 1863 - Breakfast Cereal - James Caleb Jackson

    1863 - Breakfast Cereal - James Caleb Jackson
    A breakfast cereal (or just cereal) is a food made more or less from processed grains often, but not always, eaten with the first meal of the day or sometimes as a snack later in the day.
  • Nevada

    Nevada
    In 1899 Charles Fey invented a slot machine named the Liberty Bell. The device became the model for all slots to follow.
  • Slavery ends

    In 1865 slavery was abolished.
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    Andrew Johnson presidency

    Johnson was the first president to be impeached.
  • Nebraska

    Nebraska
    Nebraska used to be called "The Great American Desert".
  • 14th Amendment

    14th Amendment
    All people born in the US are US citizens.
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    Ulysses S Grant presidency

    Grant ate his meat so well done it was almost charred,
  • American football

    American football
    1869 was the first season of intercollegiate football.
  • Census 1870

    Census 1870
    38.6 million
  • Africans can vote

    Africans can vote
    In 1870 African-Americans can vote.
  • 15th Amendment

    15th Amendment
    The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied.
  • 1873 - Jeans - Levi strauss

    1873 - Jeans - Levi strauss
    Levi Strauss was a German-Jewish immigrant to the United States who founded the first company to manufacture blue jeans.
  • Colorado

    Colorado
    Colorado is the only state in history, to turn down the Olympics. In 1976 the Winter Olympics were going to be held in Denver.
  • 1877- Toilet Paper- Seth Wheeler

    1877- Toilet Paper- Seth Wheeler
    Twenty-six billion rolls of toilet paper, worth about US$2.4 billion, are sold yearly in America. Toilet paprer is used after using the bathroom.
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    Ruthford Hayes presidency

    Hayes was the first president to use a telephone in office.
  • 1879 - Light Bulb - Thomas Alva Edison

    1879 - Light Bulb - Thomas Alva Edison
    The incandescent light bulb, incandescent lamp or incandescent light globe makes light by heating a metal filament wire to a high temperature until it glows.
  • Census 1880

    Census 1880
    50.1 million
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    James Garfield presidency

    Garfield was assassinated by Charles Guiteau 200 days after his presidency began.
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    Chester Arthur presidency

    Arthur had no vice president and did not make an inagural adress.
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    Grover Cleveland's 1st presidency

    Grover Cleveland was the 22nd and 24th president because he ran twice, but with one president in between them.
  • 1886 - Coca-Cola - John S. Pemberton

    1886 - Coca-Cola - John S. Pemberton
    Coca cola is a carbonated drink invented by John S pemberten. Coke is now the biggest drink company in the U.S.
  • George Hancock, Softball

    George Hancock, Softball
    Hancock, while a reporter for the Chicago board of trade invented the game of softball. It was invented when one man found a boxing glove and threw it and another hit it with a stick.
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    Benjamin Harrison presidency

    Harrison was the first president to have his voice preserved.
  • North Dakota

    North Dakota
    North Dakota passed a bill in 1987 to make English the official state language.
  • South Dakota

    South Dakota
    Gutzon Borglum began drilling into the 6,200-foot Mount Rushmore in 1927. Creation of the Shrine to Democracy took 14 years and cost a mere $1 million, though it's now considered priceless.
  • Montana

    Montana
    Montana has the largest mirgating elk herd in the nation.
  • Washington

    Washington
    Washington is the only state to be named after a United States president.
  • Census 1890

    Census 1890
    62.9 million
  • Idaho

    Idaho
    In Idaho law forbids a citizen to give another citizen a box of candy that weighs more than 50 pounds.
  • Wyoming

    Wyoming
    Wyoming's license plates has a man on a bucking bronco.
  • 1890 - Stop Sign - William Phelps Eno

    1890 - Stop Sign - William Phelps Eno
    Stop signs originated in Michigan in 1915. There are many different stop signs across the world.
  • 1892-CMU

    1892-CMU
    Central Michigan University (also known as CMU) is a public research university located in Mount Pleasant in the U.S. state of Michigan. Established in 1892.
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    Grover Cleveland's 2nd presidency

    Grover Cleveland's actual name is Stephen Grover Cleveland. Later in his life he decided to be called by his middle name.
  • 1893 - Radio - Nikola Tesla

    1893 - Radio - Nikola Tesla
    Nikola Tesla was a , mechanical engineer, and electrical engineer. He was an important contributor to the birth of commercial electricity, and is best known for his many revolutionary developments in the field of electromagnetism in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
  • 1894- Corn Flakes- Will Keith Kellogg

    1894- Corn Flakes- Will Keith Kellogg
    Dr. John Harvey Kellogg, the superintendent of The Battle Creek Sanitarium in Michigan and an Adventist, used these recipes as part of a strict vegetarian regimen for his patients.
  • Volleyball is invented

    Volleyball is invented
    William Morgan invented volleyball at a YMCA in Massechusetts.
  • Utah

    Utah
    Utah made the first department store.
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    Willliam McKinley presidency

    McKinley was assassinated by an anarchist not long into his second term.
  • Census 1900

    Census 1900
    76.2 million
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    Theodore Roosevelt

    The Teddy Bear was named after Theodore Rosevelt.
  • 1901 - Car - Oldsmobile - Ransom E. Olds

    1901 - Car - Oldsmobile - Ransom E. Olds
    He claimed to have built his first steam car as early as 1894, and his first gasoline powered car in 1896. The modern assembly line and its basic concept is credited to Olds, who used it to build the first mass automobile, the Oldsmobile Dash beginning in 1901.
  • 1901 - Assembly Line - Henry Ford

    1901 - Assembly Line - Henry Ford
    Henry Ford may not have made the first car but he made the first assembly line. His first mass produced car was the model t. We still use the assemblyy line today
  • 1902- Teddy Bear - Morris Michtom

    1902- Teddy Bear - Morris Michtom
    Morris Mitcom was an Russian Jewish immigrant, who with his wife Rose invented the Teddy Bear.
  • 1904 - Banana Split - David Strickler

    1904 - Banana Split - David Strickler
    David Strickler, a d apprentice pharmacist at Tassel Pharmacy in Latrobe, Pennsylvania, who enjoyed inventing sundaes at the store's soda fountain, invented the banana-based triple ice cream sundae in 1904.
  • Oklahoma

    Oklahoma
    Oklahoma is the place where the first installed parking meter was held.
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    William Howard Taft presidency

    Taft is the only person to serve as president and Chief Justice of the United States.
  • Census 1910

    Census 1910
    92.2 million
  • New Mexico

    New Mexico
    Santa Fe is the highest capital city in the United States. 7,000 feet above sea level.
  • Arizona

    Arizona
    The Arizona trout is found in only Arizona.
  • 16th amendment

    16th amendment
    The Congress shall have power to lay and collect taxes on incomes.
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    Woodrow Wilson presidency

    Wilson was pictured on the 100,000 dollar bill, but it was never put into circulation.
  • 17th Amendment

    17th Amendment
    The Senate of the United States shall bemade of two Senators from each State, elected by the people there, for six years; and each Senator shall have one vote.
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    World War 1

    The thing that cuased this war is the assasination of the heir to the throne of Austria.
  • 18th amendment

    18th amendment
    It disallowed the manufacturing or distributing alcohol.
  • Census 1920

    Census 1920
    106 million
  • 19th amendment

    19th amendment
    The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied by the United States or by any State because of sex (women are allowed to vote).
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    Warren Harding presidency

    Harding won in the biggest presidential popular vote landslide at 60.36% to 34.19%.
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    Calvin Coolidge presidency

    When Warren Harding died, Coolidge was sworn in by his own father.
  • 1927 - Kool Aid

    1927 - Kool Aid
    Kool-Aid was invented by Edwin Perkins. All of his experiments took place in his moms kitchen.
  • 1927- Television - Philo T. Farnsworth

    1927- Television - Philo T. Farnsworth
    Philo Farnsworth made the world's first working television system with electronic scanning of both the pickup and display devices, He first demonstrated it to the press on 1 September 1928.
  • Mickey Mouse

    Mickey Mouse
    Mickey Mouse was created in 1928 by Walt Disney.
  • 1928 - Bubble Gum - Walter Diemer “Double Bubble”

    1928 - Bubble Gum - Walter Diemer “Double Bubble”
    Dubble Bubble is a brand of bubble gum invented in 1928 by Philadelphia-based Fleer. Walter E. Diemer an accountant at Fleer enjoyed experimenting with recipes during his free time.
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    Herbert Hoover presidency

    Hoover did not make any money from his presidency. He donated some to charity and used the rest to add to the salary of the men under him.
  • Census 1930

    Census 1930
    123 million
  • 1931 - Electric Guitar - George Beauchamp and Adolph Rickenbacker

    1931 - Electric Guitar - George Beauchamp and Adolph Rickenbacker
    The first electrically amplified guitar was invented by George Beauchamp. Commercial production began in late summer of 1932 by the Ro-Pat-In Corporation.
  • 20th Amendment

    20th Amendment
    On the twentieth day of January at noon the presidents and vice presidents term will end. The congress will asselmble once every year. If the vice president has not been elected and the president dies the vice president will be elected like a president.
  • 21st amendment

    21st amendment
    States that the 18th amendment shall be repealed, and that The transportation into any State, Territory, or possession of the United States for delivery or use therein of liquors, in violation of the laws thereof, is hereby prohibited.
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    Franklin Roosevelt presidency

    Roosevelt died just befor the allies defeated Hitler.
  • 1938 - Soft Serve Ice Cream

    In 1934, Tom Carvel, the founder of the Carvel brand and franchise, suffered a flat tire in his ice cream truck in Hartsdale, New Yorks so he pulled into a parking lot next to a pottery store and began selling his melting ice cream to vacationers driving by. He soon relized he sold all his icecream and started selling more.
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    World War 2

    This war started when the Germans invaded Poland.
  • Census 1940

    Census 1940
    132 million
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    Harry S Truman

    The S in Truman's name doesn't stand for anything, it's just a letter.
  • 1948 - Cable TV

    1948 - Cable TV
    Durin the 1940s channels didnt like antenna tradio so they created cable.
  • 1948 - Video Game

    1948 - Video Game
    The first video game was made in 1948. It used a analog controlor.
  • 1950

    1950
    151 million
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    Korean War

    The Korean war was a war between North Korea and South Korea.
  • 22nd amendment

    22nd amendment
    States that all presidents can only have two terms of presidency.
  • 1952 - Barcode

    1952 - Barcode
    In 1948 Bernard Silver, a graduate student at Drexel Institute of Technology in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, overheard the local food chain, Food Fair, asking one of the deans to research a system to automatically read product information during checkout. Him and his friend created that.
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    Dwight Eisenhower presidency

    Eisenhower was the first person to be president of all 50 states.
  • 1956 - Video Tape

    1956 - Video Tape
    Bing Crosby Enterprises gave the world's first demonstration of a videotape recording in Los Angeles. In 1956 they were released publicaly.
  • Alaska

    Alaska
    On October 18, 1867 Alaska officially became the part of the United States.
  • Hawaii

    Hawaii
    There are only 12 letters in the Hawaiian alphabet.
    1.Vowels: A, E, I, O, U
    2.Consonants: H, K, L, M, N, P, W
  • Census 1960

    Census 1960
    179.3 million
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    Vietnam War

    The only reason that the US joined the Vietnam war was because they wanted to prevent communism.
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    John Fitzgerald Kennedy

    Also known as JFK, Kennedy was thirty-fifth president, serving from 1961 until his assasination in 1963
  • 23rd amendment

    23rd amendment
    States that people in Washington D.C. can vote for the president.
  • 1963 - Computer Mouse

    1963 - Computer Mouse
    Engelbart invented the mouse. The idea came from a telegrapher. It had two buttons only.
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    Lyndon Baines Johnson

    Also known as LBJ, he was one of the four people to serve in all four federal offices: Represenative, Senator, Vice President, and the President.
  • 24th amendment

    24th amendment
    Anyone who has not payed their taxes can still vote for the president.
  • 1964 - Buffalo Wings

    1964 - Buffalo Wings
    The first story is that Buffalo wings were first prepared at the Anchor Bar by Teressa Bellissimo, who owned the bar along with her husband Frank
  • 1965 - CD

    1965 - CD
    The Compact Disc is a spin-off of Laserdisc technology. Sony was the first compony to release them.
  • 1965 - Minicomputer ($18,000!)

    The term evolved in the 1960s to describe the "small" third generation computers that became possible with the use of integrated circuit. They usually took a large refrigerator or two.
  • 25th amendment

    25th amendment
    If the president dies then the vice president will take his spot. if the vice president spot is open then the president will choose another upon confirmation of both houses of congress.
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    Richard Milhous Nixon

    Nixon was the only president to resign from office.
  • Census 1970

    Census 1970
    203 million
  • Email is invented

    Email is invented
    Email was invented in 1971 by Ray Tomlinson.
  • 26th amedment

    26th amedment
    Anyone over the age of eighteen shall not be denied the right to vote.
  • Cell phone is invented

    Cell phone is invented
    Martin Cooper invented the cell phone in 1937 while he was working for motorola. The first publicly available cell phone cost $3,500.
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    Gerald Rudolph Ford

    Ford was the thirty-eighth president and arguably had the worst economy since the great depression.
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    James Earl Carter Jr.

    Carter was the thirty-ninth president, and was the recipient of Nobel Peace Prize after he left office.
  • Census 1980

    Census 1980
    226.5 million
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    Ronald Wilson Reagan

    Reagan, before his presidency, was a, radio, film, and telivision actor.
  • laptop is invented

    laptop is invented
    The first laptop was invented by Adam Osbourne in 1981. It was called the Osbourne 1 and sold for $1,795.
  • Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) is invented

    Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) is invented
    The NES was originally released in Japan as the "Famicom" (family computer).
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    George Herbert Walker Bush

    At the age of 18 Bush was the youngest aviator in the Navy at the time. He then attended Yale, and became a millionaire at the age of forty.
  • Census 1990

    Census 1990
    248.7 million
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    Persian Gulf War

    The invasion of Kuwait by Iraq troops was the reason that this war started.
  • 27th amendment

    27th amendment
    No law, changing the compensation for the services of the Senators and Representatives, shall take effect, until an election of representatives shall have intervened.
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    William Jefferson Clinton

    He served as the forty-second president. When he bacame president at the age of forty-six he was the third youngest president.
  • Census 2000

    Census 2000
    281.4 million
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    George Walker Bush

    He became the second president to be the son a former president.
  • 2001 U.S invasion of afghanistan

    2001 U.S invasion of afghanistan
    Afghanistan has been invaded many times, its boundaries and governments almost always in dispute. Contolling Afgahnistan is a big part of controlling South America.
  • iPod is invented

    iPod is invented
    Tony Fadell worked with apple and lead a group of about 30 people to create a better .mp3 player. Today over 20% of americans have an ipod. Even Yoda has one.
  • Invasion of Iraq

    Invasion of Iraq
    The 2003 invasion of Iraq (March 19–May 1, 2003), was the start of the conflict known as the Iraq War or also Operation Iraqi Freedom in which a combined force of troops from the United States, the United Kingdom, and smaller contingents from Australia and Poland invaded Iraq and toppled the regime of Saddam Hussein in 21 days of major combat operations.
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    Barack Hussein Obama

    He was the first african-american president to hold office. He also attended Harvard.
  • Census 2010

    Census 2010
    308.7 million