AP HUG American Cultural Literacy

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711

Moors reached Spain via Morocco/North Africa

1066

Battle of Hastings- Normans invaded Britan from Normandy

1492

Colombus sailed the ocean blue- Moors were defeated by King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella (Spain)

1588

British defeated the Spanish Armada (tipping point)

1607

Settlement at Jamestown, VA

1620

Pilgrims land at Plymouth

1760s

Industrial Revolution in England

1776

America declares independence from Britian

1789

French Revolution

1803

LA Purchase

1830s

Cyrus McCormack invented reaper (for crop harvesting); trains made transportation simpler; Samuel Morse invented telegraph and communication became simpler

1860s

Civil War; Lincoln was 16th president of US; Industrial revolution in US

1869

Transcontinental finished (golden spike driven in Promontory, Utah); Suez Canal opened

1896

Plessy v. Ferguson - US Supreme Court Ruling stating that "Separate but Equal" facillities were permitted for segregation of race

1898

Spanish-American War; US acquired the Philippines, Cuba, Puerto Rico, and Guam

1914-18

Great War (WW1)

1917

Bolshevik Revolution- led by Lenin to overthrow Romanov Dynasty; beginning of communist state that lasted until 1991

1920

Women received full suffrage

1929

Great Depression

1939-45

WW2

1948

Creation of Israel

1949

Communist revolution in China

1950-53

Korean War

1954

Brown vs. Board of Education

1960s

Civil Rights Movement in US; Vietnam War

1989

Fall of Berlin Wall

1991

USSR Fell; Operation Desert Storm - US v. Iraq (Saddam) - 1st persian gulf war

2001

US declares War on Terror

2003

Overthrow of Saddam Hussein in Iraq

2008

1/2 world's pop = cities

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