U.S. History A (1492-1914)

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  • 1492

    America is discovered by Columbus

    Columbus found America in 1492.
  • The Settlement of Jamestown

    Jamestown was created in 1607.
  • The Boston Tea Party

    The Boston Tea Party took place on December 16, 1773.
  • The Battles of Lexington and Concord

    These battles were fought on April 19, 1775.
  • The Declaration of Independence

    The Declaration of Independence was formally declared on July 2nd, 1776. On July 4th, congress approved the final text of the Declaration and read it publicly. On August 2nd, 1776, the Declaration of Independence was signed by the founders. John Adams thought that July 2nd would be well remembered, but since the text wasn't finally approved until two days later, July 4th became the holiday.
  • The invention of the cotton gin

    Eli Whitney invented this device in 1793.
  • The Alien and Sedition Acts

    These acts were passed by John Adams on June 18, 1798, and they became federal law on July 14, 1798.
  • The Louisiana Purchase

    The Louisiana Purchase Treaty was signed on April 30, 1803.
  • The Missouri Compromise

    The Missouri Compromise was ratified on March 3, 1820.
  • The invention of the telegraph

    Samuel Morse invented the telegraph in 1837. On May 24, 1844, he sent the famous message from Washington to Baltimore, saying, "What hath God wrought?"
  • The Trail of Tears

    The Trail of Tears began in 1838.
  • The Compromise of 1850

    Senator Henry Clay proposed resolutions between the North and the South on January 29, 1850.
  • The Emancipation Proclamation

    The Emancipation Proclamation was issued by President Abraham Lincoln on September 22, 1862. It declared all slaves in the rebellious states free and was effective as of January 1, 1863
  • The Surrender at Appomattox Courthouse

    The Surrender at Appomattox Courthouse occurred on the morning of April 9, 1865.
  • Abraham Lincoln’s Assassination

    Abraham Lincoln’s assassination was on April 14, 1865.
  • Andrew Johnson’s Impeachment

    Andrew Johnson’s impeachment was on February 24, 1868.
  • The Organization of Standard Oil Trust

    The Standard Oil Trust was organized in 1870.
  • The invention of the telephone

    Alexander Graham Bell invented the telephone in 1876.
  • The invention of the electric light

    Thomas Edison invented the electric light in 1879.
  • The Homestead Strike

    The Homestead Strike began on June 30, 1892.
  • The Pullman Railroad Strike

    The Pullman Railroad Strike began on May 11, 1894.
  • Theodore Roosevelt becomes president

    Theodore Roosevelt's presidency began on September 14, 1901.
  • The invention of the airplane

    On December 17, 1903, The Wright Brothers made the first four brief flights known to man.
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    The French and Indian War

    This war occurred from 1754 to 1763.
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    The Battle of Yorktown

    This siege took place from September 28 to October 19 1781.
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    The Constitutional Convention

    The Constitutional Convention occurred from 1787 to 1789.
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    The War of 1812

    The War of 1812 occurred from June 18, 1812 to March 23, 1815.
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    Andrew Jackson’s Election

    Andrew Jackson’s Election took place from October 31 to December 2, 1828.
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    The Panic of 1837

    The Panic of 1837 was when America thought it was going into a great depression.
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    The Mexican-American War

    The Mexican-American War occurred from April 25, 1846 to February 2, 1848.
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    The Firing on Fort Sumter

    The Firing on Fort Sumter took place from April 12 to April 14, 1861.
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    The Issuing of the 13th, 14th, and 15th Amendments

    The 13th Amendment was issued in 1865, the 14th in 1868, and the 15th in 1870.
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    The Spanish-American War

    The Spanish-American War lasted from April to August, 1898.