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Key Dates - Apush

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1607
Jamestown founded: first permanent english settlement in North America
1619
First African-Americans: beginning of the slave trade and sectional problems for the country
1620
Pilgrims
1630-40
Puritans: Great Migration
1763
End of French and Indian War: end of salutary neglect and beginning of tax/troops in colonies
1776
Declaration of Independence: revolutionary war has been going on for one year - Jefferson writes
1783
Revolution ends: Treaty of Paris provides recognition for the US as a new nation
1787
Constitution written: new govt established as Articles of Confederation fail
1789
Constitution ratified
1791
Bill of Rights: first 10 amendments to the constitution guarantee individual liberties
1793
Cotton gin: eli whitney's invention increases need for slave labor
1800
Revolution of 1800: Jefferson elected; peaceful change of power from one party to another
1803
Louisiana Purchase: US doubled in size as expansion fever begins
1824
Erie Canal completed
1828-1848
Jacksonian Era
1846
War with Mexico: Culmination of Manifest Destiny with southwest land added
1861
Civil War begins: sectional strife finally leads to a 4 year war - slavery is just one issue
1868
14th Amendment: guarantees equal protection of the laws - used frequently today
1869
1st Transcontinental Railroad: nation's size becomes more practical and Asia becomes more important
1877
Reconstruction ends
1898
SpAm War: US becomes imperialist power
1914
WWI begins: isolationist, the US declares neutrality - but weren't really neutral
1917
US enters WWI: US is drawn into "the war to end all wars" - or so we said at the time
1920
19th Amendment: women are finally given the right to vote
1929
Stock Market Crash: a symptom of the problems leading to the Great Depression
1933
New Deal begins: FDR's response to the depression changes the country forever