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The Anasazi people build a cliff dwellings called Pueblos.
The Mississippian culture develops agriculture and cities based around huge ceremonial mounds.
Hiawatha and the Great peacemaker found the Iroquois Confederacy
Christopher Columbus reaches the New World
Ponce de León arrives in Florida.
The French traders establish outpost along the Mississippi river.
The English establish the Roanoke colony in Virginia.
Three years later the Colony is mysteriously deserted.
The Virginia colony is established at Jamestown.
John Rolfe marries Pocahontas, the daufhter og the Powhatan chief and starts plantation of Tobacco.
The first African slaves are brought to work the Tobacco plantations.
Violent anti-tax protests lead to the Boston Massacre
Protestors throw an entire shipment of tea into Boston harbor
Patriot militia stand up to the British troops sent to disarm them
The Pilgrims, a religious gropu escaping persecution in England arrive on the Mayflower and set up the Plymouth colony.
Representatives of the 13 colonies sign the Declaration of independence
Half the Pilgrims die in the first winther. The survivors are helped by the native Americans.
16,000 Puritans (strict protestants) settle the Massachusetts Bay colony.
Harvard University is established.
The continental army is raised under the command of George Washington
The Americans win a decisive victory at Saratoga
New Netherlands (New York and New Jersey) is seized from the Dutch.
The british surrender to the American and French forces after the siege of Yorktown
Georgia, the last of the 13 British colonies, is established.
The colonial populations is 2 million, compared to Britain's 6 million.
Britain recognized the independence of the 13 colonies at the treaty of Paris
A new constitution is drawn up by Thomas Jefferson
George Washington becomes the first president
Louisiana territory is purchased from France for $15 million, doubling the country's size.
Meriwether Lewis and William Clark are assigned to map the new territory. With the help of Sacagawea they reach the Pacific ocean
Frontiersmen and trappers roam the unorganized territory acquiring animals furs for trade.
Steamboats begin plying on the Mississippi river.
Florida is acquired from Spain. The US fights 3 wars with the native Seminoles.
The Erie canal links the Greats lakes to New York City and the Atlantic ocean.
Native Americans are forcibly relocated to reservation by the Indian Removal Act. Thousands die on the 'trail of tears'.
The republic of Texas, once part of Mexico, is annexed by the United States.
The Oregon treaty with Britain gives Americans pioneers access to the Pacific northwest.
California and the Southwest are won in the Mexican-American war. Settlers rush west after gold is discovered.
The Americans South produces 3/4th of the world's cotton.
Abraham Lincoln is elected president. He is against the expansion of slavery.
11 Southern states break away and from the Confederate States of America.
The confederate army attacks Fort Sumter starting the American Civil War
The Unionists wins the battles of Shiloh and Antietam with heavy casualties on both sides
Lincoln issued emancipation proclamation
Alaska is purchased from Russia for $7.2 Million.
The First Transcontinental Railroad is built reducing coast to coast travel time from 6 months to 6 days.
The Union army halts the confederate invasion of the North at Gettysburg
The union army leads a devastating "March to the sea" in Georgia cutting the Confederacy in half
An alliance of Indian tribes defeats the US army at the battle of Little Bighorn. They win the battle but lose the war and also their lands.
Thomas Edison invents the filament Light Bulb and builds power plants to supply homes and industries with electricity.
4 standard time zones are introduced for uniform train schedules.
After 4 years of bitter fighting and 635.000 lives lost, the Civil War is over.
Lincoln is assassinated the previous month.
The 13th amendment abolished slavery in the United States
The Statue of Liberty is presented to the United States as a gift by the people of France.
Scottish immigrants Andrew Carnegie pioneers the mass production of steel.
The republic of Hawaii is annexed. Puerto Rico and Guam are acquired in the spanish American war.
Steel fuels the rise of the skyscraper and the modern American city.
Massive Oil deposits are discovered in Texas, making America the worlds.
The Wright brothers make the first controlled heavier than air flight at Kitty hawk NC.
Henry Ford launches the Model T, the world's first mass produced.
Los Angeles, the fastest growing city in America, accounts for 80% of the world's film industry.
1,6 million Americans migrate the south to cities in the north. The first ghettos come up.
American expeditionary forces help the allies (Britain & France) defeats the German empire in World War 1.
After decades of struggle, American women finally win the right to vote.
Sale and consumption of Alcohol is banned during the Prohibition. Organized criminal gangs come up in urban America.
The US Stock Market collapses in the Wall Syreet Crash of 1929. The Great Depression begins.
Unemployment reaches 25% and the GDP shrinks by 15%.
President Franklin D. Roosevelt introduces 'New Deal' policies to deal with the Depression.
As war breaks out in Europe, 2 million workers are hired to produce arms & supplies for the Allies.
The Empire of Japan launched a surprise attack on the naval base at Pearl Harbor killing 2,400 Americans.
The US joins the Allies against the Axis powers. The US navy inflicts irreparable damage on the Japanese fleet at the battle of Midway
The US leads the Allied invasion of Normandy (D-Day) to liberate France.
After Japan refuses to surrender, the US drops atomic bombs destroying the cities of Hiroshima & Nagasaki.
65 million babies are born in the fifteen years following the war.
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The Suburban housing exploding & Interstate highways change the American landscape.
The US under John F Kennedy discorves Soviet nuclear bases in Cuba and persuades the USSR to back down.
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