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Columbus discovers the New World - lands in San Salvador  
1492  
Jamestown Colony was founded  
1607  
Pilgrims landed on Plymouth Rock (Mayflower Compact)  
1620  
First Thanksgiving by the Pilgrims  
1621  
Dutch bought Manhattan ($24 worth of trinkets, beads & rum)  
1626  
Puritans settled in Massachusetts Bay  
1630  
The Stamp Act  
1765  
Boston Tea Party  
1773  
Paul Revere's ride  
1775  
Revolutionary War ended  
1783  
US Constitution written  
1787  
George Washington becomes 1st president  
1789  
Bill of Rights is written  
1791  
Louisiana Purchase from France ($15 million given to Napoleon)  
1803  
Lewis & Clark Expedition begins (Sacajawea)  
1804  
At war with British who tried to stop our trade (Francis Scott Key writes national anthem)  
1812-1815  
California Gold Rush  
1849  
Civil War began with the firing on Fort Sumpter  
1861  
General Lee surrenders  
1865  
France gives Statue of Liberty to USA  
1876 - France  
Spanish-American War  
1898  
Orville & Wilbur Wright take their flight  
1903  
Henry Ford's Model T  
1908  
World War I  
1914 - 1918  
Treaty of Versailles ends WW I  
1918  
Stock market crashes - Great Depression follows  
1929  
Roosevelt introduces "The New Deal"  
1933  
The Great Dust Bowl  
1934  
World War II begins  
1939  
Japan bombs Pearl Harbor & US joins WW II  
1941  
In its first all-out raid, US bombs Germany  
1943  
D-Day  
June 6,1944  
VJ Day - WW II ends  
1945  
Korean War  
1950-1953  
Vietnam War begins  
1957  
President JFK killed by Lee Harvey Oswald  
1963  
Last of US troops leave Vietnam  
1973  
Nixon resigns due to Watergate Scandal  
1974  
Mt. Saint Helens explodes  
1980  
Communism Falls in European countries  
1990  
Saddam Hussein invades Kuwait - Persian Gulf War  
1991