Major dates in the history of the US

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Christopher Columbus discovers America

Jamestown, Virginia, founded by English settlers

Plymouth Colony founded by the Pilgrim Fathers

1776, 4 July
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Declaration of Independence

Constitution for the United States of America drawn up by the Founding Fathers

George Washington elected first president of the USA

Bill of Rights

War of 1812 between the US and Britain

Civil War begins

Emancipation Proclamation

Confederates defeated; Slavery abolished under Thirteenth Amendment; Lincoln assassinated

US intervenes in World War I

Women given the right to vote

The Great Depression

"New Deal" recovery program

US intervenes in World War II

US drops two atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki

The Korean war

John F. Kennedy assassinated

The Vietnam war begins

Martin Luther King assassinated

Neil Armstrong walks on the Moon

Nixon resigns after the Watergate scandal

2001, 11 September
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Attacks on World Trade Center


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