AP US History Dates Test

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1492

Columbus sails the ocean blue / Columbian Exchange begins / Reconquista of Spain

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1607

Jamestown established.

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1619

First African slaves brought to North America.

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1754

French and Indian War Begins

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1763

French and Indian War Ends; Proclamation of 1763; End of Salutary Neglect.

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1776

Declaration of Independence

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1781

Battle of Yorktown; End of Revolutionary War Fighting (war not officially ended until Treaty of Paris #2 in 1783)

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1789

Ratification of the Constitution

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1800

Revolution of 1800; peaceful transition of power from John Adams to Thomas Jefferson

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1803

Louisiana Purchase

<p>Louisiana Purchase</p>
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1815

Battle of New Orleans; I love you Andrew Jackson.

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1820

Missouri Compromise

<p>Missouri Compromise</p>
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1823

Monroe Doctrine

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1828

Andrew Jackson elected - Age of the common man

<p>Andrew Jackson elected - Age of the common man</p>
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1846

Beginning of the Mexican-American War

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1850

Compromise of 1850; New, more harsh fugitive slave law.

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1854

Kansas-Nebraska Act; Birth of the Republican Party

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1860

Election of 1860; Abraham Lincoln Elected; South Carolina Secedes

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1865

Civil War Ends; Reconstruction Begins

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1869

Transcontinental Railroad completed

<p>Transcontinental Railroad completed</p>
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1877

Reconstruction Ends; Rutherford B. Hayes Elected in Compromise of 1877

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1890

Massacre of wounded knee; Sherman Anti-Trust Act; frontier closes

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1896

Plessy v. Fergusson

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1898

Spanish-American War; Beginning of American imperialism

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1906

Upton Sinclair writes The Jungle

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1911

Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire

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1919

Treaty of Versailles; Race Riot in Chicago; First Red Scare

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1929

Stock Market Crash; Onset of Great Depression

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1933

FDR Inaugurated; Beginning of New Deal

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1941

Pearl Harbor; America Enters World War II

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1945

End of World War II; Dropping of Atomic Bombs

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1949

Soviets get Atomic Bomb; Communist Revolution in China; NATO formed

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1954

Brown v. Board of Education decided - Segregation illegal.

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1964

Civil Rights Act of 1964; Gulf of Tonkin Resolution

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1968

MLK Assassinated; Chicago Democratic Convention; Tet Offensive; Richard Nixon Elected ushering in a period of conservativism.

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1974

Watergate Scandal

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1980

Ronald Reagan Elected

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1991

Operation Desert Storm; End of the Cold War

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2001

9/11

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