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Challenge 1 US History: SAT2

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.
Night riders
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 (Intolerable) 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
1777
Passed at 2nd CC. Not ratified until 1781 while in use.
Treaty of Paris
1783
Britain recognizes American independence.
Northwest Ordinance
1787
(under Articles of Confederation)
Original states gave up claims to western lands. Allowed for new states.
U.S. Constitution
1787-89
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
TJ bought from France's Emporer Napoleon at three cents an acre!
War of 1812
ummm...1812!
War with Britain. Again.
Impressment, burning of WH, Dolley Madison
Missouri Compromise
1820
Congressional trade-off:
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.
Manifest destiny.
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.
Reconstruction
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.
Topeka, KS
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.
JFK, Khrushchev
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.
He resigns.
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.
Oliver North
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.
hanging chad
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.