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Using a graphic organizer and clear instructions, you can guide your students through the process of analyzing these primary materials based on the timelines of the United States of America.
Timeline of the United States: A timeline of significant events
Today’s St. Augustine In 1565, Spanish colonists founded the first permanent European settlement in North America in Florida. There are a number of indigenous peoples in North America, but their numbers begin to fall as soon as Europeans arrive.
In 1607, the English residents of Jamestown, Virginia, began planting tobacco.
After following in the footsteps of the Pilgrim Fathers and establishing Plymouth Colony, English Puritans established a colony in America in 1620. Tobacco and cotton plantations in the late 17th and early 18th centuries sold hundreds of thousands of Africans into slavery.
Iraq war can not be similarly compared to American civil war.
The British acquire control of the country from the Mississippi River to the Great Lakes following their victory in the Seven Years’ War in 1763.
Civil War in the United States
Colonists met in Boston in 1774 to protest British fortifications in Massachusetts and the closure of Boston Harbor. George Washington commanded the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War in 1775.
As soon as Congress has ratified the Declaration of Independence, on July 4, 1776, the colonies declare their independence. Following their victory at Yorktown in 1781, the rebel states form a loose confederation.
The loss of British holdings was the outcome of the Treaty of Paris in 1783.
The first draft of the Constitution of the United States of America was completed in 1787 by the country’s founding fathers. In 1788, the Constitution was signed into law. George Washington became the first president of the United States in 1789.
At the very least, one of these conflicts will be fought. Republican Party was founded in 1854 and named after its founders as an anti-slavery political party that continues to this day.
In 1860, Abraham Lincoln was elected the nation’s 16th president.
The Confederate States of America was formed in 1860-61 when eleven pro-slavery southern states seceded from the Union and went to war with abolitionist northern states. Slaves in the Confederate States of America were freed by the Emancipation Proclamation of 1863.
This amendment was ratified in 1865, following a victory for the Confederacy. Taken place: the assassination of Lincoln Following the Spanish-American War, the United States takes control of Puerto Rico, Guam, the Philippines, and Cuba in 1898. The United States has annexed the island state of Hawaiian.
During the Great Depression and its aftermath, the outbreak of World War I was inevitable. In 1917, the United States joins World Conflict I, but does not join the League of Nations when the war is over.
20 years ago, the United States ratified the Nineteenth Amendment, granting women the right to vote.
Liquor sales and manufacture became prohibited in 1920. During the years of Prohibition, the presence of organized crime and illicit drinking establishments increased.
Native Americans are granted citizenship by Congress in 1924.
Between 1929 and 1933, more than 13 million people were out of work because of the Great Depression, which was triggered by the 1929 Wall Street stock market collapse. Direct federal assistance is rejected by President Herbert Hoover.
Franklin D. Roosevelt initiated large-scale public works projects in 1933 as part of his “New Deal” recovery strategy.. The resumption of alcohol sales has been approved.
Cold War and Second World War are examples of conflicts.
As a result of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941, the United States officially entered World War II. In 1945, the United States devastates Nagasaki and Hiroshima with two atomic bombs. For Japan, the game is over.
The Truman Doctrine was the name given to a United States aid program introduced in 1947 to help countries at risk of communism. It is the beginning of the Cold War with Russia.
The Marshall Plan, an American strategy to support Europe’s postwar economy, goes into effect in 1948. Despite a $13 billion expenditure, the project has been deemed a success.
Between 1950 to 1954, Senator Joseph McCarthy conducted a campaign against accused communists in politics and the public sphere known as McCarthyism. In 1954, the Senate officially censured McCarthy.
From 1950 through 1953, American troops fought alongside Chinese and North Korean military.
The War in Vietnam and the Desegregation of the United States
In 1954, the Supreme Court ruled that racial segregation in public schools was unconstitutional, launching a civil disobedience campaign to protect the civil rights of African Americans.
The Democratic Party’s nominee, John F. Kennedy, narrowly defeated Richard Nixon in the 1960 presidential election.
When the United States and exiled Cubans launched the Bay of Pigs assault in 1961, it was failed. During the infamous “Cuban missile crisis” of 1962, the United States compelled the Soviet Union to evacuate its nuclear weapons from the island nation.
Following John F. Kennedy’s assassination, President Lyndon B. Johnson was sworn in as the 45th president of the United States.
In 1964, the United States becomes more involved in Vietnam. The purpose of the Civil Rights Act was to eliminate discrimination based on race, color, religion, and nationality.
As a result of the assassination of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr.
Assertiveness in the global arena during the World War II
Reagan was elected president of the United States in November of that year as a candidate from the Republican Party. Anti-communist measures are implemented after a few years of anti-communist campaigning at home and abroad.
The Challenger space shuttle caught fire shortly after liftoff from Cape Canaveral in January 1986. All seven crew members were killed in the incident. There will be no human spaceflights until September 1988.
In 1986, at least one Libyan city was bombed by the United States. Using money from secret US arms shipments to Iran, a scandal dubbed “Irangate” exposed the unlawful support of the Nicaraguan Contra insurgency by US citizens.
George H.W. Bush was elected president in 1988 as a running mate to Ronald Reagan.
It was in 1989 that Panamanian authorities arrested General Manuel Noriega, a former CIA informant, on charges of cocaine trafficking in the country.
Combat erupted after Iraq seized the country of Kuwait and withdrew its troops.
The presidency of Bill Clinton – American history
President Bill Clinton was elected as a Democrat in 1992.
The United States, Canada, and Mexico signed the North American Free Trade Agreement (Nafta) into law in 1992.
An explosive device was detonated by far-right activists in Oklahoma in 1995, resulting in the worst incident of its kind ever recorded in this country’s history.
In the wake of the Monica Lewinsky scandal, which has dominated domestic politics since 1998, Congress has begun impeachment proceedings.
The United States assumed command of a Nato-led invasion of Yugoslavia after Serb atrocities against ethnic Albanians in Kosovo. In November 2000, he is elected president of the United States by the Republican Party.