Important Dates in US History

January 6, 2018 | Author: Anonymous | Category: History, US History
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Important Dates and eras in US History Introduction to US History Karen Guerrero

What date or era would you time travel back?  US History Only  Why did you choose that era?

Please write down the significance of the following dates on your entrance slip: See if you table group          

1776 1787 1803 1861-65 1877 1898 1914-1918 1917 1929 1939- 1945

Knows these dates  1941  1957  1964-1965  1968-1969  1991  2000  2001  2008

1776 Analyze the importance and meaning of:  The Declaration of Independence was signed in 1776.  The American Revolution will not be over until 1783 when America finally becomes an independent nation.

1787 Analyze the importance and meaning of:  The U.S. Constitution is ratified by 9 out of 13 states on September 17, 1787.  This is still the document that all of us live by today. Impressive….

1803  Louisiana purchase  Bought from France  Doubled the size of the US

1861-65  The United States was involved in a Civil War during this time.  The Union (north) fought the Confederacy (south).  Who won?

1898 –

identify major characteristics of eras in US history.  America declared war on Spain to help Cuba fight for independence in 1898.  Sinking of the Maine, Yellow Journalism, White Man’s Burden  America emerged as a world Power

1914-1918

identify major characteristics of

eras in US history.

 Also known as “The Great War”, WWI was fought during these dates.  America will try and stay neutral, but will enter in the last 6 months of fighting.

1917

identify major characteristics of eras in US history.  America enters WWI  Reasons for entering include unrestricted submarine warfare Zimmerman Note and sinking of the Lusitania.  Wilson’s 14 points  Treaty of Versailles

1929  The stock market crashed in the fall of 1929  This will be one of the contributing factors (causes) to the Great Depression which will last an entire decade

1939-45  World War II  Hitler invades Poland to begin WWII  America again tries to stay neutral…

1941  The attack on Pearl Harbor (Dec. 7)  America declares war on Japan (Dec. 8) after they attacked our naval fleet in Oahu.  “A date which will live in infamy”--FDR

1957  Sputnik (satellite) is launched by the Soviet Union  Heightens the Cold War between the US and USSR  America launches its first satellite quickly after  This technology allows you to have cell phones!!!!

1950s  Beginnings of the Civil Rights movement.  Cold War era and Korean war  Prosperity  McCarthyism and Red Scare  Beginnings of youth culture

1960s  Civil Rights act  Vietnam War  Traditional vs Counter Culture  Assassinations  US puts a man on the moon  Baby Boom youth

Late 20th Century  Foreign and Domestic Crisis.  Conservative Revolution  Ending of Cold War conflicts  Rise of terrorism  United States only super power

ERAS to know  Growth of the West  Industrialization and Gilded Age  Progressive Populism  Imperialism  World War I  Roaring Twenties  Jazz age

 Great Depression and New Deal  World War II  Civil Rights  Cold War  Turbulent 1960s  Late 20th Century  Early 21st Century

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