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40 terms

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