U.S History Timeline

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  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    This deadly riot took place on March 5, 1770 on King Street. It first began as a street brawl against British soldiers. John Hancock and Samuel Adams began to gather colonists. This paved a way for the American Revolution and fueled Anti-British views.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    Political protest that occurred on December 16, 1773, at Griffin’s Wharf in Boston, Massachusetts. American colonists, frustrated and angry at Britain for imposing “taxation without representation,” dumped 342 chests of British tea into the harbor. The event was the first major act of defiance to British rule over the colonists. It showed Great Britain that Americans wouldn’t take taxation and tyranny sitting down, and rallied American patriots across the 13 colonies to fight for independence.
  • Battles of Lexington

    Battles of Lexington
    The first military engagements of the American Revolutionary War. British Parliament declared the colony of Massachusetts to be in open rebellion and authorized British troops to kill the violent rebels. On the night of April 18, 1775, hundreds of British troops marched from Boston to nearby Concord in order to seize an arms cache. He thought that the citizens were planning to collect enough arms to form a rebellion.
  • Independence Day

    Independence Day
    The 13 colonies claimed their independence from England in 1776. This led to the formation of the U.S. Every July 4 we celebrate this historic event.
  • Louisiana Purchase

    Louisiana Purchase
    It was a land deal between the United States and France. For fifteen million dollars, they had acquired a total of 828,000 square miles.
  • Treaty of Hidalgo

    Treaty of Hidalgo
    This treaty was signed on February 2, 1848. It ended the war between the United States and Mexico. After Mexico surrendered in September, it added 525,000 square miles to the U.S. territory. This included Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming.
  • Civil War

    Civil War
    The Civil War was fought between the United States and Confederate States of America. A total of 11 southern states left the union. This was between the year 1860-1861. They had formed their own country. This was to protect the institution of slavery.
  • Battle of Gettysburg

    Battle of Gettysburg
    This battle started on July 1, 1863 and it lasted three days. The Advancing confederates clashed with the Union's Army of the Potomac at the crosswords town of Gettysburg. The second day had an even heavier fight. This was the most important engagement in American Civil War.
  • Abraham Lincoln Death

    Abraham Lincoln Death
    Abraham Lincoln was an American statesman, politician, and lawyer who served as the 16th president of the United States from 1861. Single-shot derringer pistol into the back of Lincoln’s head. The action of the government in its contest with the rebellion has been so stamped by the impress of his personal character. He had a strong hold upon the confidence and love of the whole people.
  • sinking of the Lusitania.

    sinking of the Lusitania.
    one of the main reasons that made the us get into the war. the
    Germans had a blockade for the united kingdom. in the ship were Americans which made the president at that time be so mad that he announced his entry to the war
  • Zimmerman note

    Zimmerman note
    the Zimmerman note was an attempting made by Germany to make Mexico betray the US. The note was received by the us before mexico did.
  • 1920's

    The 1920's was a time of major change and prosperity. Women were finally started being heard after years of suffrage. Women gained the right to vote in 1919. It wasn't until August 18, 1920 that it was passed in three-fourths of the states.
  • Great Depression

    Great Depression
    The Great Depression was the worst economic downturn in history. It lasted from 1929-1939. It had occurred after the stock market crashed. Many people were unemployed. During the day they would go out and look for jobs.
  • McCarthyism

    the result of people being afraid of having a communist country was the result of falsely accuse people. this took place in the early 1940's
  • Pearl Harbor

    Pearl Harbor
    Pearl Harbor is located in Oahu, Hawaii. On December 7, 1941, the empire of Japan attacked Pearl Harbor. This attack killed 2,400 Americans, damaged 20 naval ships and 300 airplanes. This event caused the U.S. to enter WWII.
  • bombing hiroshima

    bombing hiroshima
    this was the result of a horrible second world war, half of the population was death.
  • Red Scare

    Red Scare
    Cold War between the Soviet Union and the United States intensified the hysteria over the perceived threat posed by Communists in the U.S. became known as the Red Scare. Red Scare led to a range of actions that had an effect on the U.S. government and society. The House Un-American Activities Committee, as well as U.S. Senator Joseph R. McCarthy, investigated allegations of subversive elements in the government. Fear and repression linked to the Red Scare finally began to ease by the late1950s.
  • Martin Luther King Jr Assassination

    Martin Luther King Jr Assassination
    Martin Luther King Jr. was a Baptist minister and social activist who led the civil rights movement in the United States from the mid-1950s. King had leadership through his activism and inspirational speeches. He played a pivotal role in ending the legal segregation of African-American citizens in the United States. As well as the creation of the Civil Rights Act by giving speeches.
  • crash of the stock market

    crash of the stock market
    the stock market was the result of the inflation that was happening in the united states.the shares increased a lot in only a few days.
  • 9/11

    On 9/11, 2,996 people were killed including the 19 hijackers. There was a total of four terrorist attacks by the Islamic group of Al-Qaeda.Hijackers flew the plane into the northern facade of the North Tower in NYC at 8:46 am.