AP US History in 100 Words

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Jamestown Founded

Approx. 1607

Boston Tea Party

Approx. 1773

American Revolution

1775 - 1783

First Constitution Written

1787

President George Washington

1789

Cotton Gin

1792

Louisiana Purchase

1803

No slavery in North

1804

The first steam boat

1806

The Missouri Compromise

1820

Mexican War

1848

Gold in California

1848

Uncle Tom's Cabin

1852

Civil war starts

1861

Emancipation Proclamation

1865

Transcontinental Railroad

1869

Bell's telephone

1876

Panama canal begins

1879

The Jungle

1906

Ford Model T mass-produced

1908

World War 1 Begins

1914

The first radio

1920

19th Amendment

1920

The Stock Market crashes

1929

New Deal

1933

World War 2

1939

D-Day

1944

First Atomic Bomb

1945

School Desegregation

1954

Montgomery Bus Boycott

1955

Berlin Wall

1961

Tet Offensive

1968

AIDS

1984

Cold War Ends

1989

Middle East Peace Accord

1993

Internet

1998

First African American President

2008