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APUSH: America's 40

Top 40 events that changed our history forever

DateEvent
1492 First voyage of columbus
1588 Defeat of the Spanish Armada
1607 English founds Jamestown
1619 House of Burgesses established/first Africans brought to colonies
1620 Pilgrim's arrival at Plymouth
1763 Peace of Paris ends F/I war
1775 Lexington and Concord
1776 Declaration of American Independence signed
1781 Articles of Confederation adopted
1783 Treaty of Paris ends Revolutionary War
1789 Ratification of US constitution
1800 Election of Jefferson
1803 Louisiana Purchase
1815 Treaty of Ghent ends war of 1812
1820 Missouri Compromise signed
1823 Monroe Doctrine established
1828 Tariff of Abominations
1838 Trail of Tears (Indian removal)
1845 Manifest Destiny Reaches Peak/Texas added to union
1848 Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo
1854 Republican Party formed in Ripon, WI
1860 Lincoln is elected/ South Carolina is first to succed
1877 Compromise of 1877 ends reconstrustion
1890 Census Bureau Announces the End of the Frontier
1896 Plessy v Ferguson
1929 Crash of Stock Market
December 7, 1941 Pearl Harbor marks entry into WWII
1945 Yalta Conference; V-E Day and V-J end WWII in Europe and Japan
1954 Brown v Board reverses Plessey decision on segregation
1957 Sputnick Launched begins space race
1963 Assassination of John Kennnedy
1964 Civil Rights Act; Tonkin Gulf Resolution
1968 Tet Offensive in Vietnam; Riots at Democratic Convention; Assassinations of MLK and RFK
1974 Resignation of Richard Nixon
1979 Formal Relations with communist China
1979-1981 Americans held hostage in Iran for 444 days
1989 Fall of Berlin Wall
1991 Gulf War 1
1998 House approves two charges of impreachment
June 6, 1944 D-day
Created by: capellig