History Class 2011-2012

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Johnny Appleseed (Jonathan Chapman) born

1774

American Revolutionary War

1775 - 1783

Declaration of Independence

1776

U.S. Constitution

1787

Lewis & Clark Expedition

1803

War of 1812

1812 - 1815

Erie Canal completed

1825

Oregon Trail opens

1843

"Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave" published

1845

Irish Potato Famine

1845

Mexican-American War

1846 - 1848

California Gold Rush

1849

Civil War

1861 - 1865

Gettysburg Address

1863

Abraham Lincoln Assassinated

1865

Transcontinental Railroad Completed

1869

Susan B. Anthony Arrested for Voting

1872

Thomas Edison forms the Edison Electric Light Company

1878

Statue of Liberty completed

1886

George Eastman creates the Kodak camera

1888

Spanish-American War

1898

Theodore Roosevelt's Presidency

1901 - 1909

Wright Bros. First Powered Airplane Flight

1903

Henry Ford Introduces the Model T

1908

World War I

1914 - 1918

19th Amendment: Women's Right to Vote

1920

Roaring Twenties

1920 - 1929

Great Depression/Dust Bowl

1929 - 1939

Franklin Delano Roosevelt's Presidency

1933 - 1945

World War II

1939 - 1945

Jackie Robinson signed to the Brooklyn Dodgers

1947

Korean War

1950 - 1953

Vietnam War

1955 - 1975

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr Assassinated

1968

Musical Highlights

"Star-Spangled Banner" lyrics written by Francis Scott Key

1814

Stephen Foster Publishes "O Susanna"

1848

"Battle Hymn of the Republic" pubished

1862

Longfellow writes the lyric to "I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day"

1864

Scott Joplin's Maple Leaf Rag published

1899

"Erie Canal Song" published

1905

Louis Armstrong Records "Heebie Jeebies"

1922

George Gershwin Composes Rhapsody in Blue

1924

Benny Goodman Records "Swing, Swing, Swing"

1937

Ella Fitzgerald Records "A-tisket, A-tasket"

1938