America's Top 40

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1492

First Voyage of Columbus to "New World"

1588

Defeat of the Spanish Armada by England

1607

English settlement begins with founding of Jamestown

1620

Pilgrim's arrival at Plymouth in New England

1763

Peace of Paris Ends French and Indian War/Proclamation Line

1776

Declaration of American Independence

1781-87

Critical Period (Articles of Confederation)

1789

Ratifications of US Constitution/New Government Established

1800

Election of Jefferson/Transfer of Power to New Political Party

1803

Jefferson purchases Louisiana from French

1828

Election of Andrew Jackson

1838

Trail of Tears (Cherokee Indian Removal)

1845

"Manifest Destiny" Reaches Peak

1850

Compromise of 1850 delays Civil War for 10 years

1860

Election of Lincoln/Beginning of Southern Secession

1861-1865

American Civil War

1864-1877

Reconstruction Period in American South

1890

Census Bureau Announces the End of the Frontier

1896

Election of McKinely/ End of Populist Movement

1898

Spanish-American War

1898-1917

Progressive Era

1914-1918

World War I

1929

Crash of Stock Market Marks the Beginning of Great Depression

1932

Election of Franklin Roosevelt

1941

Pearl Harbor/US Enter WWI

1945

Yalta Conference; V-E Day and V-J Day end WWII in Europe and Japan

1947

Truman Doctrine

1950-53

Korean Conflict

1957

Sputnik

1963

Assassination of John Kennedy

1964

Civil Rights Act; Tonkin Gulf Resolution

1964-1973

Direct Involvement by United States in Vietnam

1968

Tet Offensive in Vietnam; Anti-War Demonstrations; Riots at Democratic Convention; Assassinations of MLK and RFK

1974

Resignation of Richard Nixon/Watergate

1979

Establishment of Formal Relations With China

1979-81

Americans Held Hostage in Iran for 444 Days

1980

Election of Ronald Reagan Marks Conservative Political Swing

1989

End of Cold War; Fall of Berlin Wall and Political Changes in Eastern Europe

1991

Gulf War

2000

Bush v. Gore Supreme Court Decision

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