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1607 jamestown, the first permanent English settlement in America, is established by the London company I south east Virginia
1619 The first African slaves are brought to Jamestown
1770 Boston Massacre: British troops fire into a mob, killing five men and leading to intense public protests
1775–1783 American Revolution: War of independence fought between Great Britain and the 13 British colonies on the eastern seaboard of North America.
1777 Continental Congress approves the first official flag of the United States
1789-97 george washington was the president 8 years
1800 The U.S. capital is moved from Philadelphia to Washington
1801 Thomas Jefferson was the third president in Washington, DC
1809 James Madison was the fourth president
1817 James Monroe is inaugurated as the fifth president
1819 Spain agrees to cede Florida to the United States
1829 Andrew Jackson became the seventh president
1837 Martin Van Buren was the eighth president
1849 Zachary Taylor was the 12th president.
1841 William Henry Harrison became the ninth president, he died a month later. And is succeeded in office by his vice president, John Tyler.
1877 Rutherford B. Hayes is inaugurated as the 19th president
1881 James A. Garfield is inaugurated as the 20th president
1885 Grover Cleveland is inaugurated as the 22nd president
1846–1848 Mexican War: U.S. declares war on Mexico in effort to gain California and other territory in Southwest.
1850 President Taylor dies and is succeeded by his vice president, Millard Fillmore.
1858 Abraham Lincoln comes to national attention in a series of seven debates with Sen. Stephen A. Douglas during Illinois state election campaign.
1860 Abraham Lincoln is elected president
1871 Chicago fire kills 300 and leaves 90,000 people homeless
1890 National American Woman Suffrage Association is founded, with Elizabeth Cady Stanton as president.
1892 Ellis Island becomes chief immigration station of the U.S.
1915 First long distance telephone service, between New York and San Francisco, is demonstrated
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