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Columbus discovered America

1492

Settlement of Jamestown

1607

Pilgrims landed at Plymouth Rock

1620

American Revolution

1776 - 1783

America declared independence from England.

Election of Thomas Jefferson

1801

Louisiana Purchase

1803

Doubled the size of the United States. Was purchased after the Lewis and Clark Expedition.

South Carolina secedes

1860

Civil War

1861 - 1865

Teddy Roosevelt elected

1901

Responsible for national Parks and the Panama Canal

World War I

1914 - 1919

US enters WWI

1917

Women are allowed to vote

1920

Stock Market Crash

1929

Beginning of the Great Depression

WWII

1939 - 1945

US enters WWII with bombing of Pearl Harbor

1941

Korean War

1950 - 1953

Cold War Between US and Soviet Union

1950 - 1989

Vietnam War

1959 - 1975

John Kennedy elected

1960

Cuban Missile Crisis

1962

Near war beween US and USSR over bombs in Cuba.

Civil Rights Act signed into law

1964

Communism collapses in Eastern Europe

1989

Berlin Wall comes down

1989

Persian Gulf War

1990 - 1991

Soviet Union dissolves into separate countries

1991

First bombing of the World Trade Center

1993

North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)

1994 - Present

Took away tax barriers between US, Mexico, and Canada

Trade Center Bombing

2001

Iraqi War

2002

Barak Obama elected

2008

First African American president