tirsdag den 10. maj 2011

A bit of history of America

1492; Christopher Columbus thought he found India but found later called America and Cuba
1600; The first ship with pilgrims arrived in April to the new colonies (Mayflower was the name of the ship)
1754 - 1763; The French and Indian War
1765; The Stamp actwas passed
1773; Boston Tea Party (where colonists came onboard a ship and threw all of the tea in the harbor which the ship carried)
1776; The American War of Independence and The American Declaration of Independence is written
1776-1781; The American War of Independence
The new nation was founded on Enlightenment ideals of liberalism in what Thomas Jefferson called the unalienable rights to "life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness,"
1860-65; The Civil War of America between the southern states and nothern states
1865; Good Friday (just after the war has ended) President Lincoln is shoot in a theater in Washington by the southern actor John Wilkes Booth.
1914; World War I
1940; World War II
1961; The youngest President ever is choosen to be president (John F. Kennedy)
1963; John F. Kennedy is shot in Dallas in Texas
1963; In Washington D. C at Lincoln Memorial is Martin Luther King Jr.'s most famous speech held. "I have a dream" http://www.mlkonline.net/dream.html
2001; USA is attacked by terror (the twin towers fell in New York)
2009; January 20; President Obama is taking his oath as the 44th president of America
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