The United States

The United States’ history: 10 landmarks with internet links

(with the help of Fact Monster website)

 

1492         Christopher Columbus discovers America by mistake

    http://www.factmonster.com/biography/var/christophercolumbus.html

 

1620         The Pilgrim Fathers on board of the Mayflower land at Plymouth, Massachussetts   http://www.factmonster.com/ipka/A0874960.html

 

1776          The Declaration of Independence is signed (July 4 => Independence Day)

                 http://www.factmonster.com/spot/independenceday1.html

 

1789           George Washington is elected the first US President

                  http://www.factmonster.com/ce6/people/A0851533.html

 

1861            The Civil war between the North and the South begins (ends in 1865)

                   http://www.factmonster.com/ipka/A0769977.html

 

1919            Prohibition Act forbids the consumption of alcohol in public places

                   http://www.factmonster.com/ce6/history/A0840236.html

 

1920             The 19th amendment gives women the right to vote

                   http://www.factmonster.com/timelines/voting.html

 

1933             President Roosevelt launches his “New Deal” to fight unemployment and the economic crisis http://www.factmonster.com/ce6/history/A0835397.html

 

1944              D- Day on June 6: The Allied Troops land in Europe to help fight Germany

                     http://dictionary.factmonster.com/d-day

 

1963              Martin  Luther King  claims “I have a dream…” on August 28

                     http://www.factmonster.com/spot/mlkbiospot.html

 


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