First Voyage of Columbus to "New World"
Defeat of the Spanish Armada by England
English settlement begins with founding of Jamestown
Pilgrim's arrival at Plymouth in New England
Peace of Paris Ends French and Indian War/Proclamation Line
Declaration of American Independence
Critical Period (Articles of Confederation)
Ratifications of US Constitution/New Government Established
Election of Jefferson/Transfer of Power to New Political Party
Jefferson purchases Louisiana from French
Election of Andrew Jackson
Trail of Tears (Cherokee Indian Removal)
"Manifest Destiny" Reaches Peak
Compromise of 1850 delays Civil War for 10 years
Election of Lincoln/Beginning of Southern Secession
American Civil War
Reconstruction Period in American South
Census Bureau Announces the End of the Frontier
Election of McKinely/ End of Populist Movement
Crash of Stock Market Marks the Beginning of Great Depression
Election of Franklin Roosevelt
Pearl Harbor/US Enter WWI
Yalta Conference; V-E Day and V-J Day end WWII in Europe and Japan
Assassination of John Kennedy
Civil Rights Act; Tonkin Gulf Resolution
Direct Involvement by United States in Vietnam
Tet Offensive in Vietnam; Anti-War Demonstrations; Riots at Democratic Convention; Assassinations of MLK and RFK
Resignation of Richard Nixon/Watergate
Establishment of Formal Relations With China
Americans Held Hostage in Iran for 444 Days
Election of Ronald Reagan Marks Conservative Political Swing
End of Cold War; Fall of Berlin Wall and Political Changes in Eastern Europe
Bush v. Gore Supreme Court Decision
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