The Colony of Virginia, settled in May 14, of 1607, it was the first long lasting English colony in North America, following failed previous attempts at settlement on Newfoundland by Sir Humphrey Gilbert in 1583.
Settlement of Virginia Colony
Salem Witch Trails
George Washington was born
1765 – 1783
The Salem witch trials occurred in colonial Massachusetts between 1692 and 1693. More than 200 people were accused of practicing witchcraft—the Devil's magic—and 20 were executed.
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The American Revolution was a colonial revolt that took place between 1765 and 1783. The American Patriots in the Thirteen Colonies won independence from Great Britain, becoming the United States of America. They defeated the British in the American Revolutionary War in alliance with France and others
The Constitution of the United States established America's national government and fundamental laws, and guaranteed certain basic rights for its citizens. It was signed on September 17, 1787, by delegates to the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia.
The Constitution of the United States
Bill of Rights passed
U.S. Bill of Rights. On September 25, 1789, Congress transmitted to the state Legislatures twelve proposed amendments to the Constitution. Numbers three through twelve were adopted by the states to become the United States Bill of Rights, December 15, 1791.
In 1789 Washington became the first president of the United States. Even during his life time Washington was labelled ‘father of his country’. Many observers praised his horseman ship and great physical strength – he privately opposed slavery.
American Civil War
The civil war was fought between the Union states (Northern states) and the states of the Confederacy (Southern states). There were many causes of the civil war, including differences between northern and southern states on the idea of slavery, as well as trade, tariffs, and states rights.
Assassination of Abraham Lincoln, murderous attack on Abraham Lincoln, the 16th president of the United States, at Ford's Theater in Washington, D.C., on the evening of April 14, 1865. Shot in the head by Confederate sympathizer John Wilkes Booth, Lincoln died the next morning.
World War I
United States in WWI. Although World War I began in 1914, the United States did not join the war until 1917. The impact of the United States joining the war was significant. The additional firepower, resources, and soldiers of the U.S. helped to tip the balance of the war in favor of the Allies.
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World War II
World War II (1939-1945) was the largest armed conflict in human history. Although the war began with Nazi Germany's attack on Poland in September 1939, the United States did not enter the war until after the Japanese bombed the American fleet in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, on December 7, 1941.
Atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki
John F. Kennedy elected president
During the final stage of World War II, the United States detonated two nuclear weapons over the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki on August 6 and 9, 1945, respectively, with the consent of the United Kingdom, as required by the Quebec Agreement.
The 1960 United States presidential election was the 44th quadrennial presidential election. It was held on Tuesday, November 8, 1960. In a closely contested election, Democrat John F. Kennedy defeated incumbent Vice President Richard Nixon, the Republican Party nominee.
Selma to Montgomery March
On March 17, 1965, even as the Selma-to-Montgomery marchers fought for the right to carry out their protest, President Lyndon Johnson addressed a joint session of Congress, calling for federal voting rights legislation to protect African Americans from barriers that prevented them from voting.
Events that change how America saw the world
President Richard M. Nixon resigns after Watergate break-in
The Watergate scandal was a major political scandal that occurred in the United States during 1972 to 1974, following a break-in by five men at the Democratic National Committee (DNC) headquarters at the Watergate office complex in Washington, D.C. on June 17, 1972. This ended up showing the abuse of power by members of Nixon"s administration., which later caused him to resign as president.
The September 11 attacks were a series of four coordinated terrorist attacks by the Islamic terrorist group al-Qaeda against the United States on the morning of Tuesday, September 11, 2001. 9/11 was and event that change the way the people of America saw the world because of how it was when they would remember in infamy. This is America Identity because it was how the U.S saw another country and gave the minds of all of how it didn't make those become the same.