The history of the american dream at first, the declaration only extended the dream to white property-owners however, the idea of inalienable rights was so powerful that laws were added to extend these rights to slaves, women, and non-property owners. The spanish-american war, 1898 the spanish-american war of 1898 ended spain's colonial empire in the western hemisphere and secured the position of the united states as a pacific power. America on the move explores the role of transportation in american history visit communities wrestling with the changes that new transportation networks brought see cities change, suburbs expand, and farms and factories become part of regional, national, and international economies meet people. The history of the united states is what happened in the past in the united states, a country in north america native americans have lived there for thousands of years english people in 1607 went to the place now called jamestown, virginia. The american revolution when the possibility of a clash with the british became real, new england farmers began to arm themselves and train for battle these troops were dubbed minutemen because they could be ready to fight in a minute.
The two decades that sandwiched the turning of the century enclosed a turning point in american history despite george washington's advice to the contrary, the years saw american interests scatter across the globe. Dr cogliano is senior lecturer in american history at the university of edinburgh he is the author of revolutionary america, 1763-1815: a political history and american maritime prisoners in the. The battles of lexington and concord were the first battles of the american revolution, a conflict that would escalate from a colonial uprising into a world war that, seven years later, would give.
Encyclopaedia britannica's online guide to african american history covers the years 1619-1999 this site offers a comprehensive time line and information on terms, people, and eras relating to black history. Compare gdp by year to fiscal and monetary policies to get a complete picture of what works and what doesn't the bureau of economic analysis compiles the data keep in mind when reviewing this history that the bea measures gdp in two ways. Thus for the first time in the 150 year old history of the british colonies in america, the americans will pay tax not to their own local legislatures in america, but. During the war, hollywood was a major source of american patriotism by generating propaganda, documentaries, educational pictures, and general awareness of wartime need the year 1946 saw an all-time high in theater attendance and total profits.
American revolution, also called united states war of independence or american revolutionary war, (1775-83), insurrection by which 13 of great britain's north american colonies won political independence and went on to form the united states of america. The american enlightenment was a critical precursor of the american revolution chief among the ideas of the american enlightenment were the concepts of natural law, natural rights, consent of the governed, individualism, property rights, self-ownership, self-determination, liberalism, republicanism and fear of corruption. 1499 - italian navigator, amerigo vespucci, sights the coast of south america during a voyage of discovery for spain 1507 - the name america is first used in a geography book referring to the new world with amerigo vespucci getting credit for the discovery of the continent. The pre-columbian era incorporates all period subdivisions in the history and prehistory of the americas before the appearance of significant european influences on the american continents, spanning the time of the original settlement in the upper paleolithic period to european colonization during the early modern period. : national commander james e koutz announced that the american legion family raised more than $11 million for operation comfort warriors during the 2012-2013 fundraising year it easily surpassed his original goal of $500,000.
B&o railroad museum home page the b & o railroad museum is known as the birthplace of american railroading the b&o railroad was the first chartered rail common carrier in american history, dating back to 1827. C-span's american writers: a journey through history explores american history through the lives and works of american writers who have influenced the course of our nation.
During reconstruction, for a variety of reasons, a growing number of republicans began to favor extending the vote to african american men many believed that african americans needed the vote to protect their rights. British and american state papers and the important sets of diplomatic documents printed during the period 1775-1786 complement the pamphlet collection extensive local and family history materials - for instance, a practically complete set of the publications of historical societies and colonial governments - contribute to the rich tapestry of. During radical reconstruction, which began in 1867, newly enfranchised blacks gained a voice in government for the first time in american history, winning election to southern state legislatures.