US History Timeline 1492-2011 Elizabeth Lee, Crystal Kinney, Krista Lasko

  • Oct 12, 1492

    Columbus "Discovers" America

    Columbus  "Discovers" America
    On the way to sailing to Spain, the man who thought the world was flat, otherwise known as Christopher Columbus, landed in the Americas on October 12th, 1492.
  • Jun 24, 1497

    John Cabot claims North America for Spain

    John Cabot claims North America for Spain
    An Italian at heart and an English explorer, Cabot had claimed parts of North America for his country: Spain. He had done so in 1497.
  • Apr 20, 1534

    Jacques Cartier explores the Great Lakes and the St. Lawrence River

    Jacques Cartier explores the Great Lakes and the St. Lawrence River
    Cartier was an explorer who explored what is now the St. Lawrence River. He also had claimed what is now known as Canada for France.
  • Virginia Colony of Roanoke Island established by Walter Raleigh

    Virginia Colony of Roanoke Island established by Walter Raleigh
    Sir Raleigh was a personal favorite of Queen Elizabeth because of his many successes for his country. In 1585, Queen Elizabeth had sent Raleigh on a mission to the part of North America that is now North Carolina. This colony is said to have disappeared around 1590.
  • Captain John Smith: Explorer and Founder of Jamestown

    Captain John Smith: Explorer and Founder of Jamestown
    John Smith, a confident English soldier, was sent from New England to explore the Americas. People know him well as the person who founded Jamestown, Virginia.
  • The First Slaves

    The First Slaves
    It has been recorded that 20 African Americans, otherwise known as the first slaves, were shipped to Jamestown, Massachusetts. They were most likely freed after their time was completed.
  • Mayflower Compact

    Mayflower Compact
    This was the very first document signed by the Pilgrims on November 11th, 1620. It basically stated the rules that the colonists had to follow if they had wanted to stay in the New World!
  • First Public School (Boston Latin School)

    First Public School (Boston Latin School)
    Being the oldest public school, the classes were being held inside the homes of the students.
  • First College (Havard College)

    First College (Havard College)
    Harvard is a well known school all across America! The school is located in Cambridge, Massachusetts and was founded in 1636. The college was named after the first person who attended there, JOhn Harvard.
  • North America's Slave Trade Began

    North America's Slave Trade Began
    During this time, North America created their very first slave trade.
  • English Bill of Rights

    English Bill of Rights
    They wrote the english Bill of Rights to protect our natural rights. Life,Liberty, and Property.
  • Ben Franklin- The Lightning Rod

    Ben Franklin- The Lightning Rod
    The lightning rod was created by Benjamin Franklin, and it is used to protect the structure from lightning. These rods are usually known to be installed in bridges, trees, buildings, etc.
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    The French and Indian War

    Now, this war was not the French and Indians fighting. It was actually between the people of Great Britian and the people of France.
  • Proclamation of 1763 by King George III

    Proclamation of 1763 by King George III
    The purpose of the proclamation was to organize Great Britian's new North American empire.
  • The Stamp Act

    The Stamp Act
    This important event in Amercian history was started when the British made a rule that written media was to be printed on the paper that they had stamped. And the colonists had to pay taxes for this paper!
  • Santa Claus - Colonial American

    Santa Claus - Colonial American
    Santa Claus was also called Saint Nick. He was invented by the Coke Cola company.
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    The Revolutionary War

    This war involved the 13 colonies in North America and the kingdom of Great Britian. The 13 colonies wanted freedom from Great Britian. This war lasted 9 years.
  • Vermont Makes History!

    Vermont Makes History!
    Vermont made history in 1777 when they were announced as the first colony, or state, to have get rid of slavery!
  • 1787 Articles of Confederation

    1787 Articles of Confederation
    The Articles of Confederation was formally called Articles of Confederation and Perpetual Union.
  • The Constitution

    The Constitution
    The Constitution was the law that organized America's government. It was created September 17th, 1787. The first ten amendments are otherwise known as the Bill of Rights.
  • Delaware was created

    Delaware was created
  • Pennsylvania was created

    Pennsylvania was created
  • New Jersey was created

    New Jersey was created
  • Georgia was created

    Georgia was created
  • Connecticut was created

    Connecticut was created
  • Massachusetts was created

    Massachusetts was created
  • Maryland was created

    Maryland was created
  • South Carolina was created

    South Carolina was created
  • New Hampshire was created

    New Hampshire was created
  • Virginia was created

    Virginia was created
  • New York was created

    New York was created
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    George Washington

    Washington is perhaps one of the most well known presidents of our country. He is known as a brave, confident soldier who led America to victory over Great Britian. An interesting fact about him is that he was the only president not to live in D.C.!
  • North Carolina was discovered

    North Carolina was discovered
  • 1790 Popluation

    During this time, the population of America started at 4 million people.
  • Rhode Island was created

    Rhode Island was created
  • Vermont was created

    Vermont was created
  • Bill of Rights

    The Bill of Rights was written because our four fathers were worried that the first seven articles didn't do enough to address the individuals rights.
  • Kentucky was created

    Kentucky was created
  • Eli Whitney- Cotton Gin

    Eli Whitney- Cotton Gin
    Cotton gin, created by Eli Whitney, was used to pull cotton through without it resulting in jams. The Southern half of the United States used to depend on cotton gins because of all of the slavery going on.
  • The 11th Amendment

    The 11th Amendment
    This Amendment was passed by the Congress on March 4th.
  • Tennessee was created

    Tennessee was created
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    John Adams

    Adams was married to Abigal Smith and had 6 beautiful children with her, including 1 stillborn. He was known for talking the Congress into letting America have independence. One interesting fact about our 2nd president is that he is one of two presidents who died on July 4th, 1826!
  • 1800 Population

    Now, the population of our country has grown to 5.3 million people.
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    Thomas Jefferson

    Jefferson is sometimes viewed as one of the greatest presidents ever to lead America, but not everyone has positive comments to say about him. Our 3rd president was married Martha Wayles and had 5 children. Something about the 3rd president of America is that he was the only president who led America for 2 terms, and he never vetoed a bill.
  • Ohio was created

    Ohio was created
  • The 12th Amendment

    The 12th Amendment
    This amendment in the Constitution basically states the directions to voting for your country's president. It was permanent on June 15th,1804.
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    James Madison

    Even though we usually don't hear the name of James Madison come up, he is known for writing the U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights. Something interesting about our 4th president is that he was the shortest person ever to become president.
  • 1810 Population

    The population of the U.S. has now exceeded to 7.2 million people!!
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    The War of 1812

    The War of 1812 was between the Americans and the British Empire. The Americans wanted freedom still from the Britians.
  • Louisiana was created

    Louisiana was created
  • Indiana was created

    Indiana was created
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    James Monroe

    Monroe had fought in the American Revolutionary War. He was married, but had no children. Something you may or may not have known about Monroe is that he was ahead of organizing the Louisiana Purchase.
  • Mississippi was created

    Mississippi was created
  • Illinois was created

    Illinois was created
  • Alabama was created

    Alabama was created
  • 1820 Population

    In the year of 1820, it has been recorded that our country's population has increased to 9.6 million!
  • Maine was created

    Maine was created
  • Missouri was created

    Missouri was created
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    John Quincy Adams

    Being the 6th president of the United States, John Quincy Adams was known for many things. He was against the Slave Power, and many other things. He was born to our 2nd president, John Adams and his wife. Did you know that he had a pet alligator and pet silkworms?
  • The Graham Cracker

    The Graham Cracker
    This delicious food, often known to complete a popular treat known as the S'more, was created in Bound Brook, New Jersey by a pastor by the name of Sylvester Graham.
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    Andrew Jackson

    Andrew Jackson, our 7th president, was a Democrat. He had 10 children with his wife, Rachel Donelson. He had served in the War of 1812, and was recognized for his outstanding service. Something you may or may not have known about Jackson is that he was the first governor of Florida.
  • 1830 Population

    The population has now grown to 12.6 million for our country during this time!
  • Indian Removal Act

  • Oblerlin College- First college to accept women

    Oblerlin College- First college to accept women
    In,1833 they let women in to the college because they thought women worked to hard at home.
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    Texas Revolutionary War

    This war was between Mexico and the settlers in Texas. Mexico was freaking out because people were beginning to move in on empty land that Mexico claimed was theirs.
  • Oblerlin College- First college to accept blackes

  • Arkansas was created

    Arkansas was created
  • Michigan was created

    Michigan was created
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    Martin Van Buren

    Like most of our presidents, Buren's occupation was a lawyer. He was a part of the Free Soil Party. Buren married Hannah Hoes and had 4 children with her. Did you know that Buren is a third cousin to our future 26th president, Theodore Roosevelt?
  • Vulcanized Rubber- Charles Goodyear

    Vulcanized Rubber- Charles Goodyear
    Goodyear discovered that vulcanized rubber can be waterproof and maintain its elastic.
  • 1840 Population

    The population has continued to increase as the numbers HIT 17 million people!
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    William Henry Harrison

    Harrison was a member of the Whig Party, and he also played a part in the military as an officer. On March 26th, 1841, he became very ill with possible pneumonia. Something interesting about our 9th president is that he was the only president to be in office for only a month?
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    John Tyler

    Although he belonged to no political party, Tyler was a very well spoken person. After he retired from all government, he had kept serving his country by playing a role in the Civil War. Something about our 10th president is that he had 12 kids!
  • Flordia was created

    Flordia was created
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    James Knox Polk

    Our 11th president, Polk, could be easly placed on the list of "Greatest Presidents". He is known for leading America to victory and celebration after the Mexican- American War. An interesting fact about the time when Polk was in office was gold was discovered.
  • Baseball - Alexander Cartwright

    Baseball - Alexander Cartwright
    Baseball didn't become very popular till the 1860's.
  • Texas was created

    Texas was created
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    Mexican American War

    Continuing on from the Texas Revolutionary War, after the United States claimed Texas as part of their country. Mexico and America began fighting for the territory.
  • Iowa was created

    Iowa was created
  • The Doughnut

    The Doughnut
    YUM! This mouth watering snack/breakfast food comes in many flavors and types! It was created in 1847.
  • Wisconsin was created

    Wisconsin was created
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    Zachary Taylor

    Taylor was known for fighting in many wars, such as the Mexican-American War. He had 6 children. Something very cool about our 12th president is that he was the 2nd cousin of our 4th president, Madison.
  • 1850 Population

    The U.S.'s population has been climbing up to 23 million people since 1840.
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    Millard Fillmore

    Our 13th president had it rough growing up, from being born into a log cabin to having poor parents. But, obviously he proved himself when he was sworn into office on July 10th, 1850. Fillmore's first wife had died of pneumonia, and so he remarried after her death.
  • California was cretaed

    California was cretaed
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    Franklin Pierce

    Like man presidents, our 14th president fought in the Mexican-American War and earned the respect and role as colonel. Something random about Pierce is that he is the only president from New Hampshire.
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    James Buchanan

    Being the oldest of ten children growing up, Buchanan's expectations were probably raised pretty high. He was never married and had no children. For some time, our 15th president had served in Great Britian as a minister.
  • Pencil Eraser- Hymen Lipman

    Pencil Eraser- Hymen Lipman
    Those pink erasers that you place on the ends of your pencils... A guy by the name of Hymen Lipman is known for creating this genius idea! Connecting to the invention of vulcanized rubber by Goodyear, Lipman was able to come up with the idea of an eraser on pencils.
  • Minnesota was created

    Minnesota was created
  • Oregon was created

    Oregon was created
  • 1860 Population

    Our country's population took a HUGE leap from 23 million people to 31.4 million people in just a decade!
  • Repeating Rifle- Benjamin Tyler Henry

    Repeating Rifle- Benjamin Tyler Henry
    The word 'repeating' sure fits into its name! A repeating rifle can hold numerous rounds of ammunition. It was created By a guy known as Benjamin Tyler Henry. These rifles came in handy when they were used for military resources and such.
  • The Jelly Bean- William Schrafft

    The Jelly Bean- William Schrafft
    This awesome tasting candy is well known around the country, thanks to a man named William Schrafft. Even though Schrafft was encouraging people to try his invention, it wasn't until July 5th, 1905 that the jelly bean was actually sold around. It is said that there are close to or more than 120 flavors of jelly beans!
  • Machine Gun- Richard Gatling

    Machine Gun- Richard Gatling
    This type of firearm is portable and easy to travel with. They are usually used for military uses or self-defense uses.
  • Kansas was created

    Kansas was created
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    Abraham Lincoln

    He is a well known president! His face is on the penny and the five dollar bill. It's Abraham Lincoln! He is known for believing strongly against slavery and racism. Sadly, there were people who were against him, and on April 15th, President Lincoln was killed by a Confedarate soldier.
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    The American Civil War

    This war was fought within the United States. After Lincoln became president, 11 southern slavery states decided they wanted to be another country. So, they separated themselves from the rest of the U.S.
  • Breakfast Cereal- James Caleb Jackson

    Breakfast Cereal- James Caleb Jackson
    Breakfast cereal is known not only to be eaten to start your day, but it could very well also be a daytime snack. Jackson actually created the first cereal, granula. There are actually more than 100 types of breakfast cereals!
  • West Virginia was created

    West Virginia was created
  • Nevada was created

    Nevada was created
  • Abolition of Slavery

    Abolition of Slavery
    On February 1st, 1865, President Lincoln, who believed strongly against slavery, approved the 13th Amendment which states that slavery was against the law.
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    Andrew Johnson

    Our 17th president was the vice president to Lincoln, and they were both sworn in March of 1865. But, Johnson's role in the government shifted forwards following the death of Lincoln. Johnson had suffered two strokes before suddenly dying on July 31st, 1875.
  • Nebraska was created

    Nebraska was created
  • American Football - Walter Camp

    American Football - Walter Camp
    Early in history football was called rugdy football.
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    Ulysses S. Grant

    You may hear of our 18th president often because he is the one who led the Union Army to victory after defeating the Confederate Army! He tried to run for a third term, but was unsuccessful. Sadly, he died of throat cancer.
  • 1870 Population

    In just 10 years, North America's population has grown to 38.6 million people!
  • African Americans Can Vote!

    African Americans Can Vote!
    During the year of 1870, the people who were once treated unfairly by the whites, the African Americans, were allowed to vote.
  • The 15th Amendment

    The 15th Amendment
    The 15th amendment states that the government can't turn down a person who wants to vote based on their color or race. We all have rights, and if an Asian wants to vote, they can't be turned down just because they're not from America.
  • Jeans- Levi Strauss

    Jeans- Levi Strauss
    A man with ideas came all the way from Buttenehim, Franconia to San Fransisco, California in the 1800's. He then came up with the idea of jeans; comfortable, stylish jeans.
  • Colorado was created

    Colorado was created
  • Toilet Paper- Seth Wheeler

    Toilet Paper- Seth Wheeler
    White and fluffy, toilet paper is used as a resource to control personal hygiene. An interesting fact: toilet paper did come in several colors between the 1960's and 1970's: pink, lavender, light blue, light green, and light yellow.
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    Rutherford Birchard Hayes

    Being married to Lucy Webb and having 8 kids, Hayes was a busy man! He was president, and he also had served his country in the military for 4 years. Did you know that our 19th president was the first president to use the telephone?
  • The Light Bulb- Thomas Alva Edison

    The Light Bulb- Thomas Alva Edison
    Light bulbs are used for light, of course! They were created by the well known and famous Thomas Edison.
  • 1880 Population

    Now, our population has grown over 20 million people. To be exact, the population is now 50.1 million people!
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    James Abram Garfield

    Being only in charge for about 6 months, Garfield is known for a lot of things. He believed strongly in civil rights for African Americans. James Garfield, our 20th president, was one of four presidents who were assassinated.
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    Chester Alan Arthur

    Coming into this experience as a Republican from New York, Arthur felt very weary about what his experience as president would be. He was married to Ellen Herndon and had 3 kids. Did you know that our 21st president suffered from the loss of his wife before swearing into office?
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    Grover Cleveland

    Something very interesting about this president is that he not only was in charge for two terms, but he ran again after he stepped down in 1889. He ran for his 2nd term in 1893.
  • Coca-Cola - John S. Pemberton

    Coca-Cola - John S. Pemberton
    Coca-cola is a popular soft drink sold all around the country! The delicious carbonated drink was created by John S. Pemberton. Coca-cola can come in 9 different flavors!
  • Soccer - Princeton vs Rutgers (6 - 4 Rutgers)

    Soccer - Princeton vs Rutgers (6 - 4 Rutgers)
    Nobody really knows who invented soccer
  • Softball - Geoge Hancock

    Softball - Geoge Hancock
    Chicago was the birthplace for the softball.
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    Benjamin Harrison

    Benjamin was president for four years and was our 23rd president.
  • North Dakota was created

    North Dakota was created
  • South Dakota was created

    South Dakota was created
  • Montana was created

    Montana was created
  • Washington was created

    Washington was created
  • 1890 Population

    The numbers continue to climb up as our population hits 62.9 million people!!
  • The Stop Sign- William Phelps Eno

    The Stop Sign- William Phelps Eno
    The stop sign was created to tell drivers that they must slow to a stop before going on. Stop signs are usually also found along the sides of school busses to keep students safe when they are coming on the bus.
  • Idaho was created

    Idaho was created
  • Wyoming was created

    Wyoming was created
  • The Radio- Nikola Tesia

    The Radio- Nikola Tesia
    The radio is a part of technology because you always hear reportrs broadcasting and stations playing music. Back in the day, a radio was also used as a form of communication.
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    Gover Cleveland

    Gover was our president for four you and our 24th president.
  • Corn Flakes-Will Keith Kellogg

    Corn Flakes-Will Keith Kellogg
    Corn flakes is a popular breakfast cereal made and produced by Kellogg's company. The creation of it, however, is unusual. It all began when Dr. John Kellogg and his younger brother, Will Kellogg had left cooked wheat unattended. This accident occured on August 8th, 1894.
  • Volleyball

    Volleyball
    William Morgan invented volleyball but was called 'mintonette' then it was reanamed volleyball.
  • Utah was created

    Utah was created
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    William McKinley

    William was our president for four years and our 25th president.
  • The 14th Amendment

    The 14th Amendment
    The 14th Amendment was adopted by the Reconstruction Amendment.
  • 1900 Population

    Our population started at just 4 million people. It has been 100 years, and our numbers have jumped up to 76.2 million people!
  • The Car- Ransom E. Olds

    The Car- Ransom E. Olds
    The company Olds Motor Works in Lansing had produced at least 425 cars in 1901! The company was founded by Ransom E. Olds, and over its 107 yer period of existence, the company itself had produced over 35 million cars!
  • The Assembly Line- Henry Ford

    The Assembly Line- Henry Ford
    An assembly line is very useful when a big project is needing to get done. It basically is a line where people line up and do their part in completing the assignment. Henry Ford was the first one to achieve and overcome the difficulties of an assembly line.
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    Theodore Roosevelt

    Theodore also known as Teddy was our president for 8 years and our 26th president.
  • The Teddy Bear-Morris Michtom

    The Teddy Bear-Morris Michtom
    This popular children's toy was an inspiration to Morris Michtom when the story about President Roosevelt and his friends hunting was known around town.
  • The Banana Split-David Stricker

    The Banana Split-David Stricker
    Stricker, a well known pharmacist in Pennsylvania, enjoyed spending his time creatin sundaes in the store's sundae fountain. Believe it or not, he was the guy who created the banana split: a delicious dessert involving ice cream, bananas, other toppings, and its served in a long dish known as a boat.
  • Oklahoma was created

    Oklahoma was created
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    William Howard Taft

    William was our president for four years and our 27th president.
  • 1910 Population

    The country's population has now moved up to 92.2 million people!!!
  • New Mexico was created

    New Mexico was created
  • Arizona was created

    Arizona was created
  • Sixteenth Amendment (income tax)

    Sixteenth Amendment (income tax)
    The 16th Amendment to U.S.A lets the Congress collect income tax without dividing it among the states.
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    Woodrow Wilson

    Woodrow was our president for eight years and our 28th president.
  • 17th Amendment (direct election of United States Senators by popular vote)

    This Amendment allowed direct election for United States Senators by population.
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    World War 1

    This war took place in Europe. Historians believe that the assassination of Austria's king was the reason the war had started.
  • The 18th Amendment

  • 1920 Population

    Now, in 1920, the population has reached 106 million people!
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    Warren Gamaliel Harding

    Warren was only president for two years because he died of hypothermia. He was our 29th president.
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    Calvin Coolidge

    Calvin was president for six years and our 30th president.
  • Kool Aid

    Kool Aid
    Kool aid is a flavored powder that can be stirred into a delicious juice. Kids love the drink! Something about kool aid; there are over 60 flavors of kool aid!
  • Television- Philo T. Famsworth

    Television- Philo T. Famsworth
    Television, or T.V., is used to entertain people of all ages with various types of shows. Television can be shown in colored or in black and white, although I prefer colored T.V.
  • Bubble Gum- Walter Diemer "Double Bubble"

    Bubble Gum- Walter Diemer "Double Bubble"
    A man by the name of Walter Diemer was the creator, the brains of bubble gum! Bubble gum is a substance that you could chew and chew. It would eventually lose flavor, but once you PLOP it into your mouth, the flavors come rushing into your mouth!
  • Mickey Mouse - Walt Disney

    Mickey Mouse - Walt Disney
    Steamboat Willie was born on Nov. 18 also.
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    Herbert Clark Hoover

    Herbert was president for four years and our 31st president.
  • 1930 Population

    During this year, the population has climbed up to 123 million people!
  • The Electric Guitar- George Beauchamp and Adolph Rickenbacker

    The Electric Guitar- George Beauchamp and Adolph Rickenbacker
    Electric guitars were used as a jazz instrument so that jazz musicians could increase the sound of their playing. The very first electric guitar was invented by George Beauchamp in 1931.
  • 20th Amendment - Jan. 20 inaugurstion.

    20th Amendment - Jan. 20 inaugurstion.
    This also deals with scenarios in which there is no President Elect.
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    Franklin Delano Roosevelt

    Franklin was our 32nd president and was president for 12 YEARS.
  • 21st Amendment

    This amendment was basically stating the same information as the 18th amendment had: it was illegal to sell alcoholic drinks.
  • Soft Serve Ice Cream

    Soft Serve Ice Cream
    Soft serve ice cream isn't any different to any other ice cream, except for the fact that soft serve ice cream is softer and easier to lick. This delicious dessert still tastes as good as any other ice cream.
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    World War 2

    This war involved most of the world and had lasted for 6 years. The war ended in a victory for the Allies over Germany and Japan.
  • 1940 Population

    The population of the U.S. has creeped up to 132 million people now!
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    Harry S. Truman

    Haryy was president for eight yaers and was our 33rd president.
  • Cable for T.V.

    Cable for T.V.
    Around 2006, research pointed to the fact that 58.4% of ALL Americans received cable on their televisions. Cable is less likely to be bought in country areas and lower class areas.
  • Video Game

    Video Game
    On December 14, 1948, the government issued a patent on video games. Video games are games with screens to watch yourself play.
  • 1950 Population

    It is now in the 1950's, and the population of the U.S. has continued to grow. It is now up to 151 million people!
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    The Korean War

    The Korean Peninsula was divided into two parts: North and South. North Korea was very controlling and Communist, while South Korea was just the opposite. North Korea wanted the whole peninsula to be controlling, and that's what started the war.
  • 22nd Amendment

    The 22nd amendment had set a limit, or a term, for how long a president could stay in office for. The president could not run for office again once his/her term was completed.
  • The Barcode

    The Barcode
    The very first barcodes were used to label and identify railroad car, but they didn't work out so well until checkout systems were invented. The first scanning on the barcodes was simply on a pack of Wrigley's gum!
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    Dwight David Eisenhower

    Dwight was president for 8 years and was our 34th president.
  • Video Tape

    Video Tape
    Videotapes are often used for recording data and collecting research for an experiment.
  • Alaska was created

    Alaska was created
  • Hawaii was created

    Hawaii was created
  • 1960 Population

    In, this time there were 179.3 million in the U.S.A!!! We are growing by the second!
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    The Vietnam War

    This cold blooded war was very much alike to the Korean War. The Vietnam War was involving the North Vietnam half and the South.
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    John Fitzgerald Kennedy

    John was only president for 2 years and he was our 35th president.
  • 23rd Amendment - Washington D.C. representation.

    23rd Amendment - Washington D.C. representation.
    This allows people to vote for the President and the Vice President.
  • The Computer Mouse

    The Computer Mouse
    A computer mouse is used for controlling the computer. A laptop often doesn't need one because of its mouse pad. But, computers that only have a monitor and a keyboard would need a mouse.
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    Lyndon Baines Johnson

    Lyndon was president for six years and our 36th president.
  • Buffalo Wings

    Buffalo Wings
    This savory food is usually friend and then coated in the special sauce. Buffalo wings were created in Buffalo, NY, so the people there often refer to buffalo wings as wings.
  • 24th Amendment

    24th Amendment
    The 24th Amendment prohibits the Congress and the states from the right to vote in federal elections
  • Mini Computer

    Mini Computer
    The very first mini computer had costed $18,000! And it is only set of small computers!
  • CD

    CD
    A compact disc, or a CD, is used to store digital data and to play back music as much as you want. The very first CD was tested in Germany.
  • 25th Amendment

    25th Amendment
    This amendment gives directions on how an empty seat for president should be filled whether the president dies, steps down from office, etc.
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    Richard Milhous Nixon

    Richeard was president for five years and our 37th president.
  • 1970 Population

    By the 1970's, the population of the U.S. has climbed up to 203 million people!
  • Email

    Email
    Email is a digital way to communicate with others. In 1971, Ray Tomslin had created the very first email by introducing a new program called CYPNET.
  • 26th Amendment - 18 as voting age

    26th Amendment - 18 as voting age
    This was to limit the amount of voters.
  • The Cell Phone

    The Cell Phone
    Moblie phones became useful because they don't need a cord or an outlet to work. A man by the name of Martin Cooper invented the first cellular phone on April 3rd, 1973.
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    Gerald Rudolph Ford

    Gerald was president for 3 years and was our 38th president.
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    James Earl Carter, Jr.

    James was president for 4 years and our 39th president.
  • 1980 Population

    The population hasn't stopped growing! Our numbers are now at 226.5 million people!
  • The Laptop

    The Laptop
    A laptop can be viewed as similar to a mobile phone. Why? Because like a cell phone, a laptop is used for mobile use and doesn't need a cord to work. The first computer that was released in 1983 was the Gavilan SC was catergorized as the first laptop.
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    Ronald Wilson Reagan

    Ronald was president for eight years and was our 40th president.
  • Nintendo Entertainment System

    Nintendo Entertainment System
    This system is a popular childrens' toy that celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2010! It was first released in Japan, and then it started to be sold all across the other Asian countries.
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    George Herbert Walker Bush

    George was president for 4 years and our 41st presedent.
  • 1990 Population

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    The Persian Gulf War

    This war was fought between the United Nations(many countries!) and Iraq. Iraq had claimed Kuwait its own when it certainly wasn't theirs.
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    William Jefferson Clinton

    William was president for 8 years and our 42nd president.
  • 2000 Population

    Now, the number of people has increased! No surprise there! The population is now up to 281.4 million people!
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    George Walker Bush

    George was also our 43rd president and was presidentfor 8 years.
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    US Invasion of Afghanistan

    The United States, along with the United Kingdom and Afghan, are trying to end the terriost organization of Al-Qaeda, who are primarily responsible for the September 11 attacks.
  • The iPod

    The iPod
    The iPod has been updated and renewed each year or so. But everything has a story! The iPod's story started on October 23rd, 2001, when CEO of Apple Steve Jobbs came up with the idea of a hand held device that would entertain you. The first iPod was sold on November 10th, 2001.
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    U.S. Invasion of Iraq

    The United States had invaded Iraq in order to put an end to Saddam Hussein's plans and to help free the Iraqi people.
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    Barack Hussein Obama

    Barack is our 44th president and is our current president.
  • 2010 Population

    The population of the United States has now increased to 308.7 million people in just 10 years!
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  • 27th Amendment Congress salary changes

    27th Amendment Congress salary changes
    Limiting changes to Congressional pay