50 Important Dates In U.S. History

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Declaration of Independence

7/4/1776

French join the war against the British

1778

The Continental Congress approves the Articles of Confederation

July 9, 1778

The Treaty of Paris 1783

September 3, 1783

The delegates at the Philadelphia convention approve the Constitution

September 17, 1787

George Washington inaugurated as President of the United States

1789

The United States Army is established.

September 29, 1789

The Bill of Rights is ratified by 3/4ths of the states

December 15, 1791

The United States Marine Corps is established

July 11, 1798

Lousinana Purchase

4/30/1803

Slave trade ended

1808

War with England

1812

Texas Revolution

1835

Telegraph Invented

1836

Battle of the Alamo

February 23, 1836

Trail of Tears

1838

Gold Rush

1849

The Civil War

April 12, 1861

Emancipation Proclamation

January 1, 1863

Reconstruction

1865

Assassination of Abraham Lincoln

April 14, 1865

Civil Rights Act of 1875

1875

Spanish American War

1898

The United States annexes Guam, the Phillipines, and Puerto Rico.

February 6, 1899

World War I (WWI)

July 28, 1914

The Panama Canal opens for business.

August 15, 1914

The Treaty of Versailles is signed, ending World War I.

June 28, 1919

Nineteenth Amendment

1920

First radio broadcast in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

1920

Charles Lindbergh

1927

Black Tuesday

October 29, 1929

World War II

September 1, 1939

Pearl Harbor

December 7, 1941

DDay

June 6, 1944

1st atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan.

August 6, 1945

The Cold War began between the United States and the Soviet Union

1946

Baby Boom

1946

Korean War

1950

Brown v. Board of Education

1954

Vietnam War

November 1, 1955

Sputnik Satellite

October 4, 1957

NASA formed

1958

Civil Rights Act of 1960

1960

Assassination of John F. Kennedy

November 22, 1963

Apollo 11

07/20/1969

Watergate

1972

Human rights

1977

Fall Of the Berlin Wall

1989

Gulf War (Operation Desert Storm)

1991

September 11th

September 11, 2001