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Revolutionary War
1775-1783
First Continental Congress held in Philadelphia
1774
Peter Minuit trades goods ($24 value) to Man-a-hat-a Indians for New Amsterdam
1626
Ku Klux Klan formed
1866
Treaty of Paris
1783
The Constitution adopted
1787
Harriet Beecher Stowe's "Uncle Tom's Cabin" published.
1852
Gold discovered in California. 50,000 people migrate.
1849
Black Hawk War (Indian removal to OK)
1832
Boston Tea Party (zenith of colonial tax protests)
1773
Missouri Compromise
1820
Mexican War
1846-1848
War of 1812
1812-1815
Salem Witch Trials. (20 executed)
1692
British seize New Netherlands and the island New York.
1664
John Cabot explores the NE coast of America.
1497
St. Augustine founded; first settlement in what becomes the USA.
1565
Capt. John Smith establishes first permanent English settlement (Jamestown, VA)
1607
Kansas-Nebraska Act.
1854
Dred Scott decision.
1857
Abraham Lincoln (R) elected 16th president.
1860
7 southern states form Confederated States of America.
1861
George Washington becomes the 1st president of the United States.
1789
Bill of Rights adopted.
1791
Plymouth Pilgrims leave Plymouth (Eng.) on the Mayflower (arrive at Cape Cod)
1620
Mayflower Compact agreement to abide by new goverment's laws.
1620
US involvement in WWI.
1917-1918
18th Amendment (Prohibition)
1919
19th Amendment (Women's suffrage)
1920
Scopes Monkey Trial
1925
Charles Linbergh first to fly non-stop across the Atlantic Ocean.
1927
"The Jazz Singer" released (first talking movie)
1927
Who starred in "The Jazz Singer" (the first talking movie)?
Al Jolson
Amelia Earhart is the first woman to fly across the Atlantic.
1928
St. Valentine's Day Massacre
1929
Wall Street Crash
1929
FDR becomes 32nd President. So called "100 Days" begin; "New Deal" starts
1933
Francis Perkins becomes first female cabinet member.
1933
Japan attacks Pearl Harbor
1941
US involvement in WWII.
1941-1945
Atomic bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki
1945
Brown vs. Board of Education decision
1954
Jackie Robinson breaks the color barrier in MLB.
1947
US leads UN action in Korean War.
1950-1953
Rosa Parks refuses to give up her bus seat.
1955
U2 spy plane shot down over USSR.
1960
Bay of Pigs invasion fails.
1961
John Glenn becomes first American in space (Yuri Gagatin was first)
1962
JFK assasinated; Lee Harvey Oswald charged with murder.
1963
Gulf of Tonkin resolution.
1964
US involvement in Vietnam.
1964-1973
Thurgood Marshall becomes 1st black Supreme Court Justice.
1967
MLK assasinated; James Earl Ray charged with murder.
1968
Riots at Kent State University
1970
"Watergate Scandal" breaks (Nixon resigns in 1974)
1973
OPEC bans oil exports to the US for its support of Israel in Yom Kippur War.
1973
Bakke v. University of California rules against racial quotas.
1978
US Embassy hostage crisis in Iran begins (lasts 444 days)
1979
Sandra Day O'Connor becomes first female Supreme Court Justice.
1981
Sally Ride becomes the first woman in space.
1983
Wall Street drops 508 points in one day
1987
Operation Desert Shield and Storm against Iraq.
1990-1991
LA riots follow the "Rodney King Verdict"
1992
One of the closest Presidential elections in history between G. Bush and A. Gore decided in Florida recount.
2000-2001
Were the officers acquitted in the Rodney King Verdict?
Yes
Columbus sights the Bahamas.
1492
Louisiana Purchase ($15 million)
1803
Lewis and Clark expedition begins (settlement of Oregon begins in 1842)
1804
Abraham Lincoln assasinated by John Wilkes Booth.
1865
13th Amendment abolishes slavery
1865
Civil War
1861-1865
Marbury v. Madison decision
1803
US acquires Alaska ($7.2 million)
1867
Who did Thomas Jefferson purchase Louisiana from?
France
Transcontinetal railroad completed.
1869
James Garfield assasinated by Charles Guiteau.
1881
Mark Twain's "Huckleberry Finn" published.
1884
Battle of Wounded Knee.
1890
Ellis Island opened
1892
Who was president when the United States acquired Alaska?
Eisenhower
Plessy v. Fergusson decision
1896
Spanish-American War
1898
William McKinley assasinated by Leon Czogosz.
1901
True or False: Theodore Roosevelt's Rough Riders were his army in the Spanish-American War.
True
Wright Brothers "fly" in the Kitty Hawk in North Carolina
1903
First Model-T produced ($850)
1908
What was the Model T Ford's nickname?
Tin Lizzie
First transcontinental telephone call
1915
Lusitania sunk (127 US citizens die)
1915
Jeanette Rankin becomes first elected woman to the House of Reps.
1916
Annexation of Texas
1845
Articles of Confederation
1781
The Alamo
1836
Did the Brown vs. Board of Education ruling admit blacks into schools?
Yes
What was the ruling of the Dred Scott case?
Kept Dred Scott as a slave
What was the decison of Plessy v. Fergusson case?
That blacks should have equal but seperate treatment as whites.
Where did Lewis and Clark's expedition begin
St. Louis, Missouri
Where was the Constitution adopted?
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Where was the Ku Klux Klan formed?
Pulaski, Tennessee
Where was the Scopes Monkey Trial located?
Dayton, Tennessee
Name reasons for the Kent State Riots
(1) Vietnam War; (2) termination of the ROTC program; (3) dismissal of certain administrators
Who fought in the War of 1812?
America and Britan
Who succeeded President Nixon?
Gerald Ford
Who was the president at the time of Lewis and Clark?
Jefferson
Why was the Mexican War fought?
Annexation of Texas
26th Amendment lowered voting age to 18
1971
Apollo 11 lands safely on the moon; Neil Armstrong 1st man to walk on the moon.
1969
What cabinet position did Francis Perkins hold in FDR's first administration?
Secretary of Labor
Who lead both sides of the Alamo?
For the Mexican side: General Santa Anna. For the Texan side: William B, Travis led the regular army and Jim Bowie for the volunteers
What was the main intention of the 1st Continental Congress of 1774?
Declaration of rights and grievences and telling the ppl to boycott trade with britain
What was the 1st Indian tribe in contact with Jamestown settlement?
Powhatan tribe, most likely.
What event led an escalation in US involvement in Indochina?
The Tonkin Gulf incident: because the Vietnamese boats fired at American Warships in international water
What document bonded colonies in 1781?
Articles of the Confederation
What was the treaty that ended the Revolutionary War?
Paris Peace Treaty
What was the margin of victory for G. Washington in the first electoral college of 1789?
It was unanimous