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30 terms

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