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1492
*Columbus first lands in America
*begins sustained European contact
1607
*founding of Jamestown, Va.
*first permanent English colony
1620
*Pilgrims at Plymouth
*beginning of permanent settlement of New England
1754-1763
*French and Indian War
*Britain ends French presence in the colonies
1775-1783
*Revolutionary War
*U.S. wins independence from Britain
1776
*Declaration of Independence
*America breaks with Britain
1787
*U.S. Constitution signed
*federal government established
1781
*Articles of Confederation
*first attempt at national government
1803
*Louisana Purchase
*doubles the size of the country
1812-1814
*War of 1812 with Britain
*U.S. maintains independence
1846-1848
*War with Mexico
*U.S. gains additional territory in the southwest
1861-1865
*Civil War
*the Union is preserved and slavery ends
1877
*end of Reconstruction
*South begins era of segregation