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1607 - Jamestown, Virginia Settlement
John Smith is the leader
Starvation and Indian attacks
1607
Jamestown, Virginia
1620 - Pilgrim Colony
Mayflower Compact
1620
Pilgrim Colony/Mayflower Compact
1754 - French and Indian War
Indians side with fur-trading French, British with colonists
Colonists win and receive French territory
1754
French and Indian War
1776 - Declaration of Independence
Written by Thomas Jefferson
1776
Declaration of Independence
1781
End of American Revolution
1787 - Constitutional Convention
Ratified finally in 1788
Established US Congress
1801
Presidency of Thomas Jefferson #3
1803 - Louisiana Purchase
Made by Thomas Jefferson and bought from France
Land spanned from Mississippi River to Rocky Mountains
1803
Louisiana Purchase
1812 - War of 1812
War against Great Britain due to attacks on US ships
Battle of New Orleans end war in 1814
1812
War of 1812
1820 - Missouri Compromise
Maine may enter Union as free state if missouri enters as slave state
1820
Missouri Compromise
1836 - Alamo
Texans wanting independence defeated by Mesicans in 13 days
1836
Alamo
1848 - Women's Rights Movement
Convention in Seneca Falls, NY
Susan B. Anthony of NY takes lead
1848
Women's Rights Movement
1850 - Public Education Issues
Education is public responsibility according to Horace Mann
Schools train children to be good citizens
1850
Public Education Issues
1858 - Lincoln-Douglas Debates
Debates between two politicians over slavery issues
Lincoln more liberal and wins presidency
1858
Lincoln-Doublas Debates
1861 - Civil War
Caused by tension over slavery and rise of northern power
Famous battles: Gettysburg and Antietam
Emancipation Proclamation (1863)
1861
Civil War
1863
Emancipation Proclamation -- freed slaves in any Confederate states but not in any border states that stayed in the Union
Gettysburg
Turning point in war
Victory for North
1865 - Reconstruction
Congress-ordered military occupation of South
13th Amendment (no slavery)
14th Amendment (non-racial citizenship -- gave all blacks US citizenship)
1865
Reconstruction
1890 - Populist Movement
Political movement emphasizing public's wishes
Helps to establish labor unions
1890
Populist Movement
1896 - Spanish-American War
Caused by Spain's harshmess toward Cuba
US receives Puerto Rico and other Pacific islands
1896
Spanish-American War
1914 - WW I
Caused by assassination of Austrian archduke
Allied (Germany, Austria) vs Central Powers (Great Britain, France)
Trench warfare used
US enters war due to Lusitanis sinking
1914
WW I
1919 - Prohibition
18th Amendment prohibits sale, transfer, production of alcohol
Later repealed by 21st Amendment
Carry Nation uses violent efforts to destroy saloons and alsohol
1919
Prohibition
1920 - Women's Suffrage
19th Amendment gives women right to vote
1920
Women's Suffrage
1925 - NY Stock Exchange
Great Stock Market Crash 1929
1925
NY Stock Exchange
1929 - Great Depression
Caused in part by Great Stock Market Crash
1929
Great Depression
1933 - Franklin D. Roosebelt becomes President
President from 1933-1945

New Deal helps US overcome Depression
1933
FDR is president
1939 - WW II
Caused by Germany's invasion of Poland

Axis (Germany, Italy, Japan) vs Allied Powers

Attack of Pearl Harbor and Atomic Bomb

Day-care industry becomes popular with working moms
1939
WW II
1945 - United Nations Formed
Delegates from 50 Countries
1945
United Nations Formed
1950 - Korean War
North Korea (Communist) vs South Kores - supported by US

Lasts until 1969
1950
Korean War
1950's - Cold War
Arms race between Capitalist and Communist countried
1950's
Cold War
1955 - Civil Rights struggle begins
Rosa Parks and Montogomery bus boycott

Brown vs Topeka Board of Education
1955
Civil Rights struggle begins
1962 - Vietnam War (Conflict)
North (Communist) eventually wins vs South (US supported)

Lasts until mid-1970's - very controversial
1962
Vietnam War (Conflict)
1964
Civil Rights Act passed by Congress
1968
Martin Luther King, Jr assassinated
1969
First moon landing
1972
Watergate Scandal
1991
Operation Desert Storm between US and Iraq
1993
NAFTA - North American Free Trade Agreement