Challenge 1 US History: SAT2
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qckirsten on January 19, 2012
Events, dates, and descriptions from SAT2 US HIstory For Dummies Cheat Sheet timeline.
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|Christopher Columbus|| 1492-93|
Arrives in the Caribbean. Explores Cuba, Haiti.
|Hernando de Soto|| 1539|
Discovers the Mississippi River.
|Jamestown (VA)|| 1607|
First permanent British settlement in No. Am. Colonized for gold. Had success with tobacco.
John Smith, Pocohantas, Powhaten, John Rolfe
The Starving Time
|Plymouth (MA)|| 1620|
Pilgrims arrive from England via Mayflower.
Colonized for religious freedom.
Mayflower Compact, William Bradford
|French and Indian War|| 1754-63|
French and NA vs. British and colonists.
Treaty of Paris ends the war.
|Sugar and Stamp Acts|| 1764-65|
Br. Parliament imposes and colonists protest.
Taxation without representation.
Stamp Act Congress
|Boston Massacre|| 1770|
Colonial mob attacks British troops (8).
Paul Revere's engraving printed.
|Tea Act, Tea Party, Intolerable Acts|| 1773-74|
Br. Parliament repeals all but Tea Tax.
Colonists respond with tea in Boston Harbor.
Br.Parliament responds with (Coercive Acts).
|First Continental Congress||1774|
|Lexington and Concord (MA)|| 1775|
Revolutionary War begins as regulars march to seize weapons cache that has been moved.
|Second Continental Congress||1775|
|Declaration of Independence|| 1776|
Thomas Jefferson writes the draft.
Delegates of the 2nd CC sign on July 4th.
Thomas Paine, Common Sense
|Articles of Confederation|| 1781|
Written at 3rd CC.
Approved by all states.
|Treaty of Paris|| 1783|
Britain recognizes American independence.
|U.S. Constitution|| 1787-88|
55 men gather to write it. 9 states ratify it.
We're the USA.
|First President George Washington||1789|
|Bill of Rights|| 1791|
Ratified by states.
|Louisiana Purchase|| 1803-04|
3rd pres. Jefferson buys territory from France.
Lewis and Clark sent to explore.
|War of 1812|| ummm...1812! |
War with Britain. Again.
Impressment, burning of WH, Dolley Madison
|Missouri Compromise|| 1820|
Missouri enters as a slave state.
Slavery forbidden north of 36*30' latitude.
|Monroe Doctrine|| 1823|
Establishes US domination in the Western Hemisphere in the Era of Good Feelings.
|Mexican War|| 1846-48|
US expands to the Pacific coast.
Gold discovered in CA.
|16th President Abraham Lincoln|| 1860|
Southern states begin to secede from the Union.
|Civil War|| 1861-1865|
The North battles the South to preserve the Union.
|Emancipation Proclamation|| 1862|
Lincoln frees slaves in the seceded states.
|13th, 14th, 15th Amendments|| 1865-1870|
Congress abolishes slavery and gives rights to African Americans.
|Andrew Johnson Impeachment|| 1868|
House votes to impeach, but Senate acquits 17th president.
|Transcontinental Railroad|| 1869|
Completed in Utah.
|Chinese Exclusion Act|| 1882|
Congress passes anti-immigration legislation.
|Panic of 1893|| 1893|
US economic depression.
|Plessy v. Ferguson|| 1896|
Supreme Court rules on segregation:
Separate but Equal.
|Spanish-American War|| 1898|
US wins Guam and Puerto Rico and the rights to buy the Philippines.
|World War I|| 1914-18|
US enters the war in 1917.
|18th & 19th Amendments|| 1920|
Prohibition goes into effect.
Women win the right to vote.
|US Stock Market Crashes|| 1929|
Great Depression begins.
Black Tuesday, Dust Bowl, migration, Hoovervilles
|New Deal|| 1933|
FDR's bid to revive US economy.
|Neutrality Acts|| 1935-39|
Congress responds to imminent war in Europe.
|Pearl Harbor|| 1941|
Japan bombs the US naval base at Hawaii.
US enters WWII
|Japanese Internment|| 1942|
US confines anyone of Japanese descent.
|End of World War II|| 1945|
Germany surrenders to the Allies. US drops bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki to end war in Pacific. United Nations charter adopted.
Manhattan Project, NM
|North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)|| 1949|
US and 11 other nations form a military alliance.
|Korean War|| 1950-53|
US sends troops to Korea as the Cold War escalates.
Soviets, USSR (CCCP), reds
|Brown v. Board of Education|| 1954|
Supreme Court rules segregated schools are unconstitutional, overturning Plessy v. Ferguson.
|Rosa Parks / Bus Boycott|| 1955-56|
Arrested for refusing to vacate bus seat for a white man. Boycott in Montgomery, AL. Supreme Court says segregated public transportation unconstitutional.
|Bay of Pigs / Cuban Missile Crisis|| 1961-62|
US forces invade Cuba.
Near-nuclear showdown with the Soviet Union.
|March on Washington / JFK Assassinated|| 1963|
MLK Jr. leads march for civil rights legislation. President JFK is shot in Dallas, TX.
Lee Harvey Oswald, Jack Ruby
|Civil Rights Act / Gulf of Tonkin Resolution|| 1964|
Congress passes CR Act.
Approves escalation of troops in Vietnam.
|Voting Rights Act|| 1965|
Passed by Congress.
|Tet Offensive / MLK Jr. Assassinated|| 1968|
Viet Cong activity increases anti-war sentiment.
MLK Jr. shot in Memphis, TN.
|Paris Accords|| 1973|
US troops vacate Vietnam.
|Richard Nixon Impeachment|| 1974|
Congress brings charges against Nixon.
|Camp David Peace Accords|| 1978|
President Jimmy Carter negotiates a peace treaty between Israel and Egypt.
Menachem Begin, Anwar Sadat
|Iran-Contra Affair|| 1986|
Exposed: President Reagan's administration secretly defied Congress and provided arms to Iran for cash to help Nicaraguan rebels.
|Berlin Wall Dismantled|| 1989|
Cold War ends.
|Persian Gulf War|| 1991|
US forces Iraq out of Kuwait.
|Bill Clinton Impeachment|| 1998-99|
House impeaches 42nd president.
Senate defeats it.
|Presidential Election: Florida Recount|| 2000|
Al Gore contests George W. Bush's victory and asks for recount. Supreme Court rules this would be unconstitutional.
|9/11 and the War on Terror|| 2001|
Muslim terrorists hijack 4 commercial airplanes. 2 are flown into the World Trade Center, 1 hits the Pentagon, and 1 crashes in a Pennsylvania field.
US invades Afghanistan.
Al-Qaeda, Todd Beamer, Let's roll
|Iraq War|| 2003|
US enters into war against Iraq.