US History Timeline 1492 – 2011 BY: Sameh Abdellatif, and Andy Abbring

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  • Oct 12, 1492

    Colombus "Discovers" America

    Colombus "Discovers" America
    Christopher Columbus was born in Genoa, Italy in 1451. He loved the sea. He became a sailor when he was fifteen years old.
  • Aug 23, 1497

    John Cabot claims North America for England

    John Cabot claims North America for England
    Nationality - Italian-born English explorer and his
    lifespan was from 1450 - 1499.
  • Sep 1, 1534

    Jacques Cartier Explores The Great Lakes and the St. Lawerence River

    Jacques Cartier Explores The Great Lakes and the St. Lawerence River
    Jacques Cartier was born in 1491 in the French seaport of St.Malo.
  • Virginia colony of Roanoke Island established by Water Raleigh

    Virginia colony of Roanoke Island established by Water Raleigh
    1554 Sir Walter Raleigh was born in Hayes Barton in Devonshire.
  • Captian John Smith explorer and founder of Jamestown

    Captian John Smith explorer and founder of Jamestown
    13 years before the Pilgrims landed in Massachusetts, a group of 104 English men began a settlement on the banks of Virginia.
  • First Slaves Brought to Jamestown

    First Slaves Brought to Jamestown
    Twenty slaves in Virginia Africans brought to Jamestown are the first slaves imported
    into Britain’s North American colonies. Like indentured servants, they were probably freed after
    a fixed period of service.
  • Mayflower Compact

     Mayflower Compact
    Mayflower compact was finished with 14 people signing it.
  • Boston Latin School

    Boston Latin School
    It is both the first and oldest school in the United States.
  • North Americas slave Trade begins

    North Americas slave Trade begins
    Colonial North America's slave trade begins when the first American slave carrier,
    Desire, is built and launched in Massachusetts
  • Firsdt College - Havard College

    Firsdt College - Havard College
    There's a total of about 21,000 students.
  • English Bill of Rights

    English Bill of Rights
    one thousand six hundred eighty-eight yeahs old.
  • Lightning Rod By: Ben Franklin

    Lightning Rod By: Ben Franklin
    Ben discovered electricity by having a kite with a key tied to it on a stormy night and lightnin hit the kite but was stopped by the key.
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    French and Indian War

    The French Indian War was the last colonial war. It was between the British and The French. Native American joined the French in this war because they were scared the Britich would take over their land.The war ended when the British captured Quebec.
  • Proclamation of 1763 by King George the third

    Proclamation of 1763 by King George the third
    King George Did at the Windsor Castle, Berkshire, England
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    Stamp Act

    As a result of this law American colonies were obliged to pay a fee on almost every piece of paper used for legal documents, licenses, etc.
  • Santa Claus

    Santa Claus
    Santa Claus is said to bring gifts to good children for Christmas.
    Santa Claus is a figure from the culture of North America.
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    Revolution War

    The Revolution war was between the Brithish and Americans. It was faught in Lexington, Massachusetts and nearby Concord. It ended with the declaration of independence.
  • Declaration of Independence

    Declaration of Independence
    There's no "Untited States' in the Declaration.
  • Vermont is 1st colony to free all slaves

    Vermont is 1st colony to free all slaves
    Vermont is the first of the thirteen colonies to abolish slavery.
  • 1787 Articles of Confederation

    1787 Articles of Confederation
    The first Confederation of the U.S.
  • Constitution

    It has 27 Ammendments.
  • Deleware

    Delaware was the first state to ratify the United States constitution.
  • Deleware

    Delaware was the first state to ratify the United States constitution.
  • Pennsylvania

    Pennsylvania is the first state of the fifty United States to list their web site URL on a license plate.
  • 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

    Historic Saint Marys Georgia is the second oldest city in the nation.
  • Conncticut

    The world's first nuclear powered submarine was built in Groton in 1954.
  • Massachusetts

    Boston built the first subway system in the United States in 1897.
  • Maryland

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

    South Carolina
    The salamander was given the honor of official state amphibian.
  • New Hampshire

    New Hampshire
    Alan Bartlett Shepard Jr., the first American to travel in space is from East Derry, New Hampshire.
  • Virginia

    Virginia is known as "the birthplace of a nation".
  • New York

    New York
    The first capital of the United States was New York City.
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    George Washington

    George washington was the first president.
  • North Carolina

    North Carolina
    The University of North Carolina Chapel Hill is the oldest State University in the United States.
  • 4 million

    Census for 1790
  • Rhode Island

    Rhode Island
    Rhode Island was the last of the original thirteen colonies to become a state.
  • Vermont

    Vermont was, at various times, claimed by both New Hampshire and New York.
  • Bill of Rights

    Bill of Rights
    Made up of ten Ammendments.
  • Kentucky

    The Kentucky Derby is the oldest continuously held horse race in the country.
  • Cotten Gin By: Eli Whitney

    Cotten Gin By: Eli Whitney
    Before the year 1973, the process of separating cotton from the seeds was essentially done by hand and was labor-intensive.
  • 11th Amendment

    11th Amendment
    The Judicial power of the United States shall not be construed to extend to any suit in law or equity, commenced or prosecuted against one of the United States by Citizens of another State, or by Citizens or Subjects of any Foreign State.
  • Tennessee

    Tennessee has more than 3,800 documented caves.
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    john adams

    he was the first president to live in the white housse.
  • 5.3 million

    Census for 1800
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    Thomas Jefferson

    he was chosen to draft the decleration of independence in 1776.
  • Ohio

    Ohio is the leading producer of greenhouse and nursery plants.
  • 12th Amendment

    12th Amendment
    The Electors shall meet in their respective states and vote by ballot for President and Vice-President.
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    James madison

    He was the shortest president at five feet four inches. He weighed only around 100 pounds.
  • 7.2 million

    Census for 1810
  • Louisiana

    Louisiana was named in honor of King Louis XIV.
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    War of 1812

    The War of 1812 was fought between the United States and Great Britain. It started because the British violated the U.S. maritime rights. The U.S won this war.
  • Indiana

    Indianapolis Motor Speedway is the site of the greatest spectacle in sports, the Indianapolis 500.
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    U of M

    Was founded in Detroit, moved to Ann Arbor in 1837.
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    James Monroe

    He created the Monroe Doctrine, which warned other countries against expansion in the west.
  • Mississippi

    The Mississippi River is the largest in the United States and is the nation's chief waterway.
  • Illinois

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

    Alabama workers built the first rocket to put humans on the moon.
  • 9.6 million

    Census for 1820
  • Maine

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

    Missouri is known as the "Show Me State".
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    john quincy adams

    he kept a diary all his adult life that he started when he was 11
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    Andrew Jackson

    france lead jackson to the brink of war in 1835.
  • Graham Cracker

    Graham Cracker
    The Graham Cracker is a Cracker mad of grains from wheat, and you can make s'mores with them.
  • 12.8 million

    Census for 1830
  • Indian Removal Act

    Indian Removal Act
    Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime where of the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.
  • Obrelin College - First College to Accept Women

    Obrelin College - First College to Accept Women
    There's a total of 1,400 women and 1,400 men.
  • Oberlin College - First School to Accept Blacks

    Oberlin College - First School to Accept Blacks
    There's 700 blacks a Oberlin College
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    Texas Revolution War

    The Texas Revolution war was between the Texans and the mexicans. The Texans won the war.
  • Arkansas

    Arkansas contains over 600,000 acres of lakes and 9,700 miles of streams and rivers.
  • Michigan

    The state Capitol with its majestic dome was built in Lansing in l879.
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    martin van buren

    van buren served as the govenor of new york for three months before becoming president
  • Vulcanized Ruber

    Vulcanized Ruber
    Vulcanized is rubber that is used for many things like car tires, Race car tires, shoe soles, etc.
  • 17 million

    Census for 1840
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    William henry harrison

    He died of pneumonia after his 32nd day in office.
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    John Tyler

    His father seved as the governor in virginia.
  • BaseBall

    Baseball is a popular game in North America. Alexander Cartwright invented the modern baseball field in 1845.
  • Florida

    The largest lake in Florida is Lake Okeechobee.
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    james knox polk

    James came from a family with 10 children in it.
  • Texas

    Texas is popularly known as The Lone Star State.
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    Mexican American War

    It was a war between the U.S and Mexico. It began when the Mexicans attacked American soldiers on the border. The U.S won this war.
  • Iowa

    Scranton is home to Iowa's oldest water tower still in service.
  • Doughnut

    A delicious treat for a hard day after school.
  • Wisconsin

    The state is nicknamed the Badger State.
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    Zachary Taylor

    Taylors Horses name was old whitey.
  • 23 million

    Census for 1850
  • California

    California is known variously as The Land of Milk and Honey, The El Dorado State, The Golden State, and The Grape State.
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    Millard Filmore

    Millard filmore lost the election to james buchanan in 1856
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    Franklin Pierce

    He graduated in 1824 at bowdoin university
  • Michigan State

    Michigan State
    Official Name Changes:
    February 12, 1855 – Agricultural College of the State of Michigan, March 15, 1861 – State Agricultural College, June 2, 1909 – Michigan Agricultural College, May 1, 1925 – Michigan State College of Agriculture and Applied Science, July 1, 1955 – Michigan State University of Agriculture and Applied Science, January 1, 1964 – Michigan State University
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    James Buchanchan

    he served as secretary of state when jmes polk was in office
  • Pencil Eraser

    Pencil Eraser
    Most erasers are made out of rubber. They are usually white or pink.
  • Minnesota

    Minnesota has 90,000 miles of shoreline, more than California, Florida and Hawaii combined.
  • Minnesota

    Minnesota has 90,000 miles of shoreline, more than California, Florida and Hawaii combined.
  • Minnesota

    Minnesota has 90,000 miles of shoreline, more than California, Florida and Hawaii combined.
  • Oregon

    Oregon has more ghost towns than any other state.
  • 31.4 million

    Census for 1860
  • Repeating Rifle

    Repeating Rifle
    The rifle was made in New Haven, Conneticut. Unknown date.
  • Machine Gun

    Machine Gun
    Six barrels were revolved by gears operated by a hand crank, and fired 1,200 rounds per minute.
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    American Civil War

    The American Civil War was between the northern states and the southern states. It is known as the bloodiest war for claming more than 900 million soldiers.
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    Abraham lincoln

    lincoln was shot about 10pm on April 14th and died around 7am on april 15th
  • Jelly Bean

    Jelly Bean
    A portrait of President Ronald Reagan made from 10,000 Jelly Belly beans hangs in the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, Calif.
  • Breakfeast Cereal

    Breakfeast Cereal
    Cereal was invented when colonial housewives started serving up popcorn with sugar and cream for breakfast.
  • West Virginia

    West Virginia
    West Virginia has the oldest population of any state. The median age is 40.
  • Soccer

    Soccer is a popular game in Europe. A game is officiated by a referee, who has full authority to enforce the Laws of the Game.
  • Nevada

    In March 1931 Governor Fred Balzar signed into law the bill legalizing gambling in the state.
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    Andrew Johnson

    johnson suffered a stroke while talking to his daughter in 1875
  • 13th Amendment - Abolition of Slavery

    13th Amendment - Abolition of Slavery
    The 13th Amendment states that Slavery shall be abolished and that it can only be used as a punishment.
  • Nebraska

    J. Sterling Morton founded Arbor Day in Nebraska City in 1872.
  • 14th Amendment

    14th Amendment
    The validity of the public debt of the United States, authorized by law, including debts incurred for payment of pensions and bounties for services in suppressing insurrection or rebellion, shall not be questioned.
  • Kansas

    A grain elevator in Hutchinson is 1/2 mile long and holds 46 million bushels in its 1,000 bins.
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    Ulysses Simpson Grant,

    the great chicago fire happened when he was in office
  • American Football

    American Football
    American Football is a popular game in North America.
  • 38.6 million

    Census for 1870
  • 15th Amendment

    15th Amendment
    The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of race, color, or previous condition of servitude.
  • African Americans’ Right to Vote

    African Americans’ Right to Vote
    This is when the 15th ammendment enterred our laws and it stated that people could vote no matter what race or color
  • Jeans

    No item of clothing is more American than the blue jeans invented in 1873 by Jacob Davis and Levi Strauss.
  • Colorado

    The United States Air Force Academy is located in Colorado Springs.
  • Toilet Paper

    Toilet Paper
    Zeth Wheeler patents rolled and perforated wrapping paper in 1871. By 1874 he had is own business the Rolled Wrapping Paper Company, but the company couldn't turn a profit.
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    Rutherford Birchard Hayes,

    hayes volunteered in the 23rd regiment in ohio during the civil war
  • Light Bulb

    Light Bulb
    The light bulb is important in our life, so we can read and do basic chores at night time.
  • 50.1 million

    Census for 1880
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    James Abram Garfield

    he was shot on july 1st by charles guiteau
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    Chester Alan Arthur,

    his nickname was the gentleman boss
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    Grover Cleveland

    he was the sixth cousin twice removed from ulysses grant
  • Coca Cola

    Coca Cola
    Coca Cola is a popular carbonated drink. It is sold all over the world.
  • Softball

    The first Softball game was played in chicago. Softball is played between two teams of 10-14 players.
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    Benjamin Harrison, 1889-1893

    he expanded and modernised the us navy
  • North Dakota

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

    South Dakota
    Bowdle is known for the tallest water tower in South Dakota.
  • Montana

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

    Seattle, Washington is home to the first revolving restaurant, 1961.
  • 62.9 million

    Census for 1890
  • Stop Sign

    Stop Sign
    All stop signs have an octagonal shape. The stop sign was invented by William Eno in 1890.
  • Idaho

    The Cataldo mission is the oldest building in the state.
  • Wyoming

    The first coal mine in Wyoming was in Carbon in 1867.
  • CMU

    71% of CMU students volunteer or do community service, exceeding the national average for student volunteerism.
  • Radio

    The Radio was invented by Nicola Tesla. People used to listen to the radio in the early 1900s. It was considered a main peice of entertainment.
  • Volleyball

    Volleyball is a game that played indoors and out. Volleyball is a team sport which has Two teams of six players are separated by a net .
  • Utah

    The average snowfall in the mountains near Salt Lake City is 500 inches.
  • Corn Flakes

    Corn Flakes
    Corn Flakes is a popular and fast breakfast. It is made of wheat.
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    William McKinley

    he was assasinated by leon f czolgosz
  • 76.2 million

    Census for 1900
  • Assembly Line

    Assembly Line
    The first Assembly Line was invented by Henry Ford. It is useful in making cars faster.
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    Theodore Roosevelt, 1901-1909

    he had a guinea pig named fatgradyher o
  • Oldsmobile

    Cars are very useful in kinds of transportation. Major car factories are located in Michigan.
  • Teddy Bear

    Teddy Bear
    No one is sure when the Teddy Bear was invented. The Teddy Bear was named after President Teddy Rosevelt.
  • Banana Split

    Banana Split
    The Banana Split was invented by a 23 year old guy. His name was David Stickler. It is made of bananas and three flavors of icecream.
  • Oklahoma

    A life-size statue stands in honor of Astronaut Thomas P. Stafford in Weatherford.
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    William Howard Taft

    He weighed over 300 pounds
  • 92.2 million

    Census for 1910
  • New Mexico

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

    The Arizona trout is found only in the Arizona.
  • 16th Amendment (Income Tax)

    16th Amendment (Income Tax)
    The Congress shall have power to lay and collect taxes on incomes, from whatever source derived, without apportionment among the several States, and without regard to any census or enumeration.
  • 17th Amendment ( direct election of United States Senators by popular vote)

    17th Amendment ( direct election of United States Senators by popular vote)
    The Senate of the United States shall be composed of two Senators from each State, elected by the people there of, for six years.
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    Woodrow Wilson

    he won the nobel peace prize in 1920
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    World War One

    A war fought from 1914 to 1918.It was between the United states, Great Britain, France, Russia, Italy, Japan, and other allies against Germany, Austria, and other allies. It ended when Germany and its allies got defeated. Read more:
  • 18th Amendment ( prohibits alchol)

    18th Amendment ( prohibits alchol)
    After one year from the ratification of this article the manufacture, sale, or transportation of intoxicating liquors within, the importation there of into, or the exportation thereof from the United States and all territory subject to the jurisdiction there of for beverage purposes is hereby prohibited.
  • 106 million

    Census for 1920
  • 19th Amendment - Women's right to vote

    19th Amendment - Women's right to vote
    The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex.
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    Warren Gamaliel Harding

    he hosted weekly poker games at the white house
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    Calvin Coolidge

    his nickname was silent cal
  • Kool Aid

    Kool Aid
    Kool Aid is a drink favored by little Kids. It has many different flavors. It was invented by Edwin Perkins.
  • Television

    The Television was invented by Philo T. Farnsworth. Philo loved to experiment by building electric motors in an attic loft. The Television is a great source of media.
  • Bubble Gum

    Bubble Gum
    Walter Diemer invented the pink colored Double Bubble, bubble gum.
  • Mickey Mouse

    Mickey Mouse
    Mickey Mouse is a cartoon character. It was created by Walt Disney to replace a different cartoon character.
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    Herbert Clark Hoover,

    he was raised in a quaker family
  • 123 million

    Census for 1930
  • Electric Guitar

    Electric Guitar
    Most Electric Guitars' bodies are made out of solid wood. The need an amplifier to make them louder.
  • 20th Amendment - Jan. 20 inauguration

    20th Amendment - Jan. 20 inauguration
    The terms of the President and the Vice President shall end at noon on the 20th day of January, and the terms of Senators and Representatives at noon on the 3d day of January.
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    Franklin Delano Roosevelt

    he was the only person that was elected president four times
  • 21st Amendment - Repeal 18th Amendment

    21st Amendment - Repeal 18th Amendment
    Repealing 1th Amendment except the age is 21 and no one under that age can drink.
  • Soft Serve Ice Cream

    Soft Serve Ice Cream
    The first soft served ice cream was served at Dairy Queen stores.
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    World War 2

    World War II had begun when Germany invasded Poland in September 1939 which drove Great Britain and France to declare war on Germany.
  • 132 million

    Census for 1940
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    Harry S. Truman

    he was subject to an assassination attempt in 1950
  • Cable TV

    Cable TV
    Cable TV is used in the United States. You need a subscription to
    get cable TV in your home.
  • 151 million

    Census for 1950
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    Korean War

    The Korean war started after North Korea invaded South Korea. This war was between South Korean and its allies and North Korea and its allies.
  • 22nd Amendment - 2 term limit for president

    22nd Amendment - 2 term limit for president
    No person can be elected for the role of president twice.
  • Bar Code

    Bar Code
    Bar Code is a system that is computerized. Most stores in the United states use the bar code system.
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    Dwight David Eisenhower

    he died at age 78
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    Vietnam War

    Vietnam War was between North Korea and its aalies and South Vietnam and its ally the U.S. This war was long, cold, and bloody. More than 3 million people lost their lives icluding 58,000 Americans.
  • Video Tape

    Video Tape
    Video Tape is a magnatic tape. It is used for storing all kinds of data. It records sounds and images.
  • Video Game

    Video Game
    The first video game was called Tennis for two. People used to get in line to play video games.
  • Alaska

    Russian whalers and fur traders on Kodiak Island established the first settlement in Alaska in 1784.
  • Hawaii

    Hawaii is the only state that grows coffee.
  • 179.3 million

    Censsu for 1960
  • 23rd Amendment - Wash. D.C. representation

    23rd Amendment - Wash. D.C. representation
    Small states considered States for more votes.
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    John Fitzgerald Kennedy

    he was the first president to be born in the 21st century
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    Lyndon Baines Johnson

    he recieved the silver star in a combat mission.
  • Computer Mouse

    Computer Mouse
    The Computer Mouse was invented and developed by Douglas Englebart. A computer mouse is a useful device that allows a person to easily navigate through software.
  • 24th Amendment - Poll Taxes Ilegal

    24th Amendment - Poll Taxes Ilegal
    The right of citizens of the United States to vote in any primary or other election for President or Vice President.
  • Buffalo Wings

    Buffalo Wings
    Buffalo Wings are chicken wings. They are usually breaded and cooked then dipped in sauce.
  • Mini Computer

    Mini Computer
    Some Minicomputers' prices ranges from a thousand to eighteen thousands dollars.
  • CD

    The Compact disc is used to store digital data.
  • 25th Amendment - Presidential Succession

    25th Amendment - Presidential Succession
    In case of the removal of the President from office or of his death or resignation, the Vice President shall become President.
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    Richard Milhous Nixon

    the cover up and watergate story ultimately led president nixon to resign
  • 203 million

    Census for 1970
  • Email

    Electronic Mail is a popular communication tool nowadays.
  • 26th Amendment - 18 as a voting age

    26th Amendment - 18 as a voting age
    The right of citizens of the United States, who are eighteen years of age or older, to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of age.
  • Cell Phone

    Cell Phone
    A Cell Phone is a portable phone that allows individuals to communicate with each other.
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    Gerald Rudolph Ford

    He was the only president to come from michigan.
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    James Earl Carter, Jr.

    he insisted on being called jimmy instead of james
  • 226.5 million

    Census for 1980
  • Laptop

    The laptop was invented by Adam Osborne in 1981. It is a portable computer.
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    Ronald Wilson Reagan

    he was the only professional actor to become president
  • Nintendo Entertainment System (NES)

    Nintendo Entertainment System (NES)
    NES is also known as Nintendo. It is the first gaming system to be introduced into homes.
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    George Herbert Walker Bush

    the secret service assignedd the code name timberwolf for bush
  • 248.7 million

    Census for 1990
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    Persian Gulf War

    The Gulf war was between Iraq and kuwait and its allies. The U. N ordered Saddam Hussein to withdraw from Kuwain on November 29, 1990. The actual war started on January 17, 1991 after the refusal to withdraw.
  • 27th Amendment - Congress salary changes take place in the next term

    27th Amendment - Congress salary changes take place in the next term
    No law, shall take effect, until an election of representatives shall have intervened.
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    William Jefferson Clinton,

    he was the second president to be impeached.
  • 281.4 million

    Census for 2000
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    U.S. Invasion of Afghanistan

    The United States Invasion of Afghanistan started on October 7th, 2001. It was triggered by the attacks of September 11 2001. It's still going till this day. By mid-2010 the Afghanistan War rivaled the Vietnam War as the longest war fought by the United States.
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    George Walker Bush, 2001-2009

    he became a certified fighter pilot in june 1970
  • iPod

    The Apple iPod is the best selling portable media player in history.
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    Invasion of Iraq

    The Invasion of Iraq began on March 19 2003. The main object of this war was to disarm Iraq from any nuclear weapons. This war is still going on till this day.
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    Barack Hussein Obama

    he is the only black president
  • 308.7 million

    Census for 2010