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Historical Eras

  • To 1630 - Early America
    Most authorities believe that the Western hemisphere was populated at the end of the last ice age when a lowered ocean level exposed a land bridge that Asian peoples traversed to North America. Later... Continue Reading
  • 1630 - 1763 - The Colonial Period
    The Colonial Period in American history, was a time of settlement discovery and hardship. Original Inhabitants - EXCERPT King Philip's War - EXCERPT Bacon's Rebellion - EXCERPT Mayflower Compact -... Continue Reading

TIME PERIOD

HISTORICAL ERA

1763-1783

Revolutionary America
Stamp Act. Boston Massacre. Sons of Liberty. Boston Tea Party. Taxation and Representation. Phillis Wheatley. 1st Continental Congress. Common Sense. American Revolution. 2nd Continnental Congress. Paul Revere`s Ride. War of Independence. Yorktown. Treaty of Paris.

1783-1815

The Young Republic
Articles of Confederation. Constitutional Convention. Washington. Hamilton and Federalists. Shays` Rebellion. Jefferson and Republicans. Eli Whitney. Samuel Slater. Whiskey Rebellion. Battle of Fallen Timbers. Alien and Sedition Acts. Revolution of 1800. Louisiana Purchase. Lewis and Clark. Battle of Tippecanoe. War of 1812. Treaty of Ghent. Battle of New Orleans.

1815-1860

Expansion, Political Reform, and Turmoil
Era of Good Feelings. First Industrial Revolution. Henry Clay`s Missouri Compromise. Monroe Doctrine. Jackson and the Revolution of 1828. Nat Turner Rebellion. Panic of 1837. Emerson. Longfellow. Whitman. Manifest Destiny. The Alamo. Frederick Douglass. California Gold Rush. Compromise of 1850. Dred Scott. Lincoln-Douglas Debates.

1830-1876

Sectional Controversy, War, and Reconstruction
Slavery. Underground Railroad. Bleeding Kansas. Lincoln. Civil War. Gettysburg. 13th Amendment. Radical Republicans. Reconstruction. Disputed Election of 1876. Little Big Horn.

1871-1914

Second Industrial Revolution
Railroad Era. Thomas Edison. Nikola Tesla. Henry Ford. George Westinghouse. Immigration. Labor Movement. Sherman Antitrust Act. Closing the Frontier. Wounded Knee Massacre. Spanish-American War.

1880-1920

Political Reform II
Populist Party. Free Silver. Jim Crow Laws. Harry Houdini. Progressive Party aka the Bull Moose Party. Mark Twain. Theodore Roosevelt. Taft. Wilson.

1914-1933

War, Prosperity, and Depression
"Big Stick" Diplomacy. Panama Canal. World War I. Versailles. The Negro Leagues. League of Nations. Black Sox Scandal. Harding Scandals. Charles Lindbergh. Stock Market Crash. Babe Ruth. "Satchmo" Armstrong. Amelia Earhart.

1933-1945

The New Deal and World War II
Franklin D. Roosevelt. First One Hundred Days. Albert Einstein. Manhattan Project. J. Edgar Hoover. War in Europe. Adolph Hitler. The Holocaust. Jesse Owens. Pearl Harbor. World War II. War in the Pacific. Rosie the Riveter. Truman and the Bomb.

1945-1960

Postwar America
Marshall Plan. Berlin Airlift. Korean War. McCarthy. Hollywood Blacklist. Cold War. Eisenhower. Brown v. Board of Education. Rosa Parks. Julius and Ethel Rosenberg. Elvis. Buddy Holly. Space Race. Nixon and Kennedy.

1960-1980

The Vietnam Era
Bay of Pigs. JFK Assassination. Lyndon B. Johnson and Civil Rights. Martin Luther King Jr.. Muhammad Ali. Hank Aaron. Nixon, Kissinger, and Vietnam. Roe v. Wade. Watergate. Oil Embargo. Carter. Iran Hostage Crisis. Reagan and Conservatism.

1980-2000

End of the Century
Marines in Lebanon. Iran-Contra Scandal. Fall of Berlin Wall. Persian Gulf War. Clinton and Impeachment. Election Turmoil in 2000.

2001-

The New Millenium
September 11, 2001. Terrorism. Afghanistan and Iraqi wars. Election of 2004. Bush. Economic downturn. Illegal Immigrants.