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USA History timeline
⟶ Updated 8 Jan 2020 ⟶
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21 Nov 2019
TIMELINE of the United states of america extent
Christopher Columbus discovered America
Mayflower Compact signed.
Delaware, Pennsylvania and New Jersey ratify the Constitution
Georgia, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maryland, South Carolina, New Hampshire, Virginia and New York ratify the Constitution
Ratification of the United states constitution
George washington elected 1st president of the united states of America
North Carolina becomes the 12th state to ratify the Constitution, with a vote of 194–77 (November 21)
Rhode Island ratifies the Constitution and becomes 13th state
Vermont, formerly the independent Vermont Republic, becomes the 14th state
Kentucky, formerly Kentucky County, Virginia, becomes the 15th state
Tennessee, formerly part of North Carolina, becomes the 16th state
Library of Congress founded
Ohio, formerly part of Connecticut, becomes the 17th state
Louisiana becomes the 18th state
Indiana becomes the 19th state
Mississippi becomes the 20th state
Illinois becomes the 21st state Jackson Purchase in Kentucky
Adams-Onís Treaty, including acquisition of Florida Alabama becomes the 22nd state in the U.S.
Maine and Missouri becomes states of the Union
Monroe Doctrine proclaimed
Indian Removal act
Samuel Colt invents the revolver
Arkansas become a state
Michigan become a state
Florida, Texas and Iowa becomes states
Wisconsin becomes a state
California becomes a state
Commodore Matthew Perry opens Japan
Minnesota becomes a state
Abraham Lincoln eclected president of the united states of america.
The Civil War
The Civil War
Battle of Gettysburg
Neveda becomes a state
Purchase of Alaska
Nebraska becomes a state
The First Transcontinental Railroad
Great Chicago Fire
Colorado becomes a state
U.S population exceeds 50 Million
Chinese Exclusion Act
National Geographic Society founded
North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana and Washington become states
General Electric Company founded
Utah becomes a state
U.S population exceeds 75 Million
Newlands Reclamation Act
Panama Canal Zone acquired
Oklahoma becomes a state
Federal Bureau of Investigation created
Supreme Court breaks up Standard Oil
New Mexico and Arizona becomes states
RMS Titanic sinks
Henry Ford develops the modern assembly line
U.S. acquires Virgin Islands
U.S. Virgin Islands purchased from Denmark
Great Depression starts
Empire State Building opens in New York.
Franklin D. Roosevelt elected president
President Roosevelt establishes the New Deal
Dust Bowl begins
Hindenburg disaster, killing 35 people and marking an end to airship travel
Golden Gate Bridge completed in San Francisco
Attack on Pearl Harbor
Japanese American internment begins, per executive order by President Roosevelt; the order also authorizes the seizure of their property.
Battle of Midway
D-Day (also known as Operation Overlord)
Bretton Woods Conference
Battle of Iwo Jima
Atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
United Nations Charter signed in San Francisco, establishing the United Nations
The Marshall Plan
Truman Doctrine establishes
North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) formed
Senator Joseph McCarthy gains power, and McCarthyism (1950–1954) begins
Saint Lawrence Seaway Act
Ray Kroc opens a McDonald's fast food restaurant
Alaska and Hawaii became the 49th and 50th U.S. states; to date, they are the final two states admitted to the union.
John F. Kennedy becomes the 35th President
Trade Expansion Act
Cuban Missile Crisis, the closest nuclear confrontation involving the U.S. and USSR
March on Washington; Martin Luther King, Jr. "I Have a Dream" speech
President Kennedy assassinated in Dallas; Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson becomes the 36th President.
The first Super Bowl is played, with the Green Bay Packers defeating the Kansas City Chiefs 35–10.
Martin Luther King Jr. is assassinated
U.S population goes over 200 Million.
Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin walk on the Moon on the Apollo 11 mission
President Richard Nixon ends the United States Gold standard monetary policy, known as the Nixon Shock
Sweet Home Alabama released by Lynyrd Skynyrd.
Bill Gates founds Microsoft, which will eventually dominate the home computer operating system market.
1976 – Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak, and Ronald Wayne found Apple Inc.
Elvis Presley, the king of rock and roll, dies
Ronald Reagan inaugurated as the 40th President (January 20, 1981-January 20, 1989); George Bush becomes Vice President.
The World Wide Web publicly debuts as an Internet service.
The Cold War ends as the USSR is dissolved.
George W. Bush becomes the 43rd President, Dick Cheney becomes Vice President.
Terrorist attack on the twins towers, The Pentgone, the white house and the
The American population is over 300 Million people
U.S. oil prices hit a record $147 per barrel in the wake of among other factors international tensions and the falling U.S. dollar vs. the Euro.
Post Subprimes actions.
U.S. presidential election, 2008: Barack Obama is elected president, and Joe Biden vice president.
Donald Trump becomes the 45th President, Mike Pence becomes Vice President.
Beginning of the U.S intervention in syria.
Opening of the cumberland gap
United States Revolution or War
Bill of Rights ratified
California Gold Rush
The secessionist Nashville Convention
The Civil War
World War One
World War two
Vietnam War officially begins with 900 military advisors landing in Saigon
The "Summer of Love"
The Gulf War is waged in the Middle East
U.S war in Afghanistan
The United States, United Kingdom, Australia and Poland invades Iraq marking the start of Operation Iraqi Freedom.
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