The Colonial Period

The Revolutionary War Era

The Early Republic

The Age of Expansion

The American Civil War

Reconstruction

The Progressive Era

The World Wars

The Cold War

 

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    The Colonial Period: 1497-1763

    • 1497: John Cabot lands in North America.
    • 1607: British establish a colony at Jamestown.
    • 1692: The Salem Witchcraft Trials.
    • 1740s: The First Great Awakening.

    The Revolutionary War Era: 1763-1789

    • 1763: Proclamation of 1763 restricts settlement west of the Appalachians.
    • 1770: The Boston Massacre.
    • 1776: The Declaration of Independence.
    • 1781: Cornwalis surrenders at Yorktown.

    The Early Republic: 1789-1823

    • 1791: The Bill of Rights is ratified.
    • 1803: The Louisiana Purchase.
    • 1808: The African slave trade is ended.
    • 1823: The Monroe Doctrine is proclaimed.

    The Age of Expansion: 1820-1860

    • 1831: Indians of the Southern states begin the Trail of Tears.
    • 1845: Annexation of Texas.
    • 1848: Gold is discovered at Sutter's Mill in California.
    • 1857: The Dred Scott decision.

    The American Civil War: 1861-1865

    Reconstruction: 1865-1896

    • 1865: The Thirteenth Amendment to the US Constitution is ratified.
    • 1876: The Battle of Little Bighorn.
    • 1881: Tuskeegee Institute is founded.
    • 1896: Plessy vs. Ferguson.

    The Progressive Era: 1879-1917

    • 1879: Thomas Edison invents the electric light.
    • 1886: The American Federation of Labor is founded.
    • 1890: The Sherman Antitrust Act is passed.
    • 1917: The United States enters World War One.

    The Era of the World Wars: 1917-1945

    • 1920: Nineteenth Amendment grants women suffrage.
    • 1929: The Great Depression begins.
    • 1941: The Japanese navy attacks Pearl Harbor.

    The Cold War: 1945-1989

    • 1950: The Korean War begins.
    • 1956: Montgomery Bus Boycott.
    • 1964: Civil Rights Act.
    • 1969: Humans land on the Moon.
    • 1973: Roe vs. Wade.

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