US History

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Slavery issues began

1800

The National Anthem

1814

The Star Spangled Banner

Pledge of Allegiance

1829

Gold Rush

1848 - 1859

Transcontinental RR

1864

Completion

Great Depression

1929 - 1930

Stock Market Crashed

1929 - 1930

NASA

1958

Soviet Union Collapse

1990

leaving the United States as the dominant super power.

Wars

American-Indian War

1700 - 1890

Agricultural Revolution

1700 - 1850

Boston Massacre

1770

British attack patriot strongholds

1776

Howe arrived in NY w/ 10,000 troops: Breeds Hill & Bunker Hill

American Revolution

1776 - 1783

King George III declared war on the American colonies

War of 1812

1812

Industrial Revolution

1830 - 1870

Mexican-American War

1846 - 1848

Civil War

1861 - 1865

Chickamauga

1863

Confederacy won its last victory

Chattanooga

1863

Union Victory split the union

Wounded Knee Massacre

1890

Geronimo surrendered

Spanish-American War

1898

WW I

1914 - 1918

WW II

1939 - 1945

Korean War

1950 - 1953

The Forgotten War

Vietnam War

1956 - 1975

Longest war and the only war the US lost

Dessert Storm

1990 - 1991

The Persian Golf War

The Iraq War

2003 - 2013

Iraq Freedom

Political Events

Stamp Act

1765

1st internal tax placed on the colonies

Townshend Act

1767

Placed tax on essential goods like paper, glass, and tea

Boston Tea Party

1773

Result of Tea Act: Tax break given to East India Tea Company

First Continental Congress

1774

Declaration of Rights of Grievances - allegiance to the king, but protested the right of Parliament to tax the colonies.

Intolerable Act

1774

Also called the Coercive Acts. (The Proclamation Act, The Sugar Act, The Currency Act)

Declaration of Independence

1776

Federalist Papers

1787 - 1788

essays as a marketing campaign for constitution

Constitutional Convention

1787

Devised an entirely new form of government and outlined it in the Constitution of the United States.

Constitution ratified

1789

The U.S. Constitution took effect.

Political parties formed

1790

Thomas Jefferson and Alexander Hamilton had different views of the constitution. Jefferson took it more strictly and Hamilton took it more loosely. Jefferson started the democratic republican party and Hamilton started the Federalist party.

Bill of Rights

1791

Louisiana Territory added

1803

Mexico won independence

1821

Mexico revolted against Spanish rule and won Independence.

Whigs - New political party

1824

John Quincy Adams

American Expansion into TX

1836

Women's Sufferage

1840 - 1860

TX & Oregon added to the Union

1844

Great Britain gave up claims

1846

Great Britain gave up claims south of the 49th parallel which gave Oregon to the United States.

Political Split

1854

Whigs and Democrats that were anti-slavery or pro-slavery joined together in forces against one another leaving two political parties: Democrat and Republican

Kansas - Nebraska Act

1854

Dred Scott Decision

1857

Lincoln - Douglas Debate

1858

Emancipation Proclamation

1865

Reservations

1867

Oklahoma and the Dakotas

Dawes Act

1887 - 1924

United Nations formed

1945

N.A.T.O.

1949

Dente

1970

Ease tension between the US and Soviet Union by Henry Kissinger

Presidents

George Washington Retired

1796

Thomas Jefferson

1800 - 1808

James Madison

1808 - 1812

Federalist party ceased

Franklin D. Roosevelt

1933 - 1945

Harry Truman

1945 - 1953

Dwight D. Eisenhower

1953 - 1961

John F. Kennedy

1961 - 1963

assisinated

Lyndon B. Johnson

1963 - 1969

Richard Nixon

1969 - 1974

Gerald Ford

1974 - 1977

Jimmy Carter

1977 - 1981

Ronald Reagan

1981 - 1989

George H. Bush

1989 - 1993

Bill Clinton

1993 - 2001

George W. Bush

2001 - 2009

Barack Obama

2009 - 2013

Inventions

1st Steamboat invented

1807

Clermont - by Robert Fulton

Spirit of St. Louis

1927

Charles Lindbergh - 1st non-stop transatlantic flight in the Spirit of St Louis

Penicillin

1945

1st Atomic Bomb

1945

Xerox copiers

1946

Planes at supersonic speed

1947

1st heart-lung machine

1951

Polio Vaccine

1954

Cable Telephone

1956

USSR - First Earth Satellites

1957

Medical Nobel Piece Prize - DNA

1959

Eras

Roaring Twenties (Jazz Age)

1920 - 1929

The New Deal Era

1930 - 1949

Post WW II Era

1940 - 1959

The Space Race

1950 - 1969

Civil Rights Movement

1958 - 1969

The Cold War Era

1961 - 1975