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Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Top 10 Most Important events in U.S history

By: Taije Wade
Do you ever think about what happened to make America what it is today? This is the article for you. Click ”Read More” to learn about our country’s past and how it has impacted our community.

Apollo 11
  • Launched from Kennedy Space Center in Florida at 9:32 a.m. on July 16, 1969. While in flight, the crew made two televised broadcasts from the interior of the ship, and a third transmission as they drew closer to the moon, revealing the lunar surface and the approach path. On July 20, Armstrong and Aldrin entered the lunar module, nicknamed the "Eagle" and separated from the command service module the "Columbia" headed toward the lunar surface. Then on July 24, 1969, The lunar module. touched down on the moon's surface at 4:17 p.m. Armstrong notified Houston with the words, “The Eagle has landed”.

September 11, 2001
  • 19 militants with the Islamic extremist group Al-Qaeda hijacked four airplanes and carried out suicide attacks against targets in the United States. Two of the planes were flown into the twin towers of the World Trade Center in New York City, a third plane hit the Pentagon just outside Washington, D.C., and the fourth plane crashed in a field in Pennsylvania. Almost 3,000 people were killed during the 9/11 terrorist attacks, which triggered major U.S. initiatives to combat terrorism and defined the presidency of George W. Bush.

Civil War
  • In the United States began in 1861, after decades of pressure between northern and southern states over slavery, states’ rights and westward expansion. The election of Abraham Lincoln in 1860 caused seven southern states to quit and form the Confederate States of America; four more states soon joined them. The War Between the States, as the Civil War was also known, ended in surrender in 1865. The conflict was the deadliest war ever fought on American soil, with some 620,000 of 2.4 million soldiers killed, millions more injured and much of the South left in destroy.

Revolutionary War
  • Also known as the American revolution appeared between residents of Great Britain’s 13 north American colonies and the government. Between British troops and colonial militiamen in Lexington and Concord in April 1775 kicked off the armed conflict, and by the following summer, the rebels were waging a full-scale war for their independence. France entered the American Revolution on the side of the colonists in 1778, turning what had been a civil war into an international conflict. After French assistance helped the Army force the British surrender at Yorktown, Virginia, in 1781, the Americans had won their independence, though fighting would not formally end until 1783.

Assassination of president John F. Kennedy
  • John F. Kennedy, 35th president of the United States, was assassinated on Nov. 22, 1963, in Dallas. The official investigation found that Lee Harvey Oswald, shot Kennedy from a warehouse window overlooking the president's motorcade route.Conspiracy theorists have speculated over the years that the full story has not been told. Some believe that classified documents held by the National Archives may identify the real killer of the president.

Death of Osama Bin Laden
  • On May 1, 2011 , American soldiers killed Al-Qaida leader Osama Bin Laden at his compound near Islamabad, Pakistan. Officials believe Bin Laden was responsible for many deadly acts of terrorism including the 1998 bombing of the U.S. 11 people were killed and 85 were injured. Then on October 12, a small boat loaded with explosives plowed into the hull of the U.S.S.

Vietnam War
  • Was a long, conflict that marked the government of North Vietnam against South Vietnam and its principal ally, the United States. The conflict was increased by the ongoing war between the United States and the Soviet Union. More than 3 million people including over 58,000 Americans were killed in the Vietnam War, and more than half of the dead were Vietnamese civilians. The war in the United States bitterly divided Americans, even after President Richard Nixon ordered the withdrawal of U.S. forces in 1973. Communist forces ended the war by seizing control of South Vietnam in 1975, and the country was united as the Socialist Republic of Vietnam the following year.

Manhattan project
  • Was the code name for the American effort to develop a atomic weapon during world war ll. The creation and  use of the atomic bomb engaged some of the world’s leading scientific minds, as well as the U.S. military and most of the work was done in Los Alamos,and New Mexico. Not the borough of New York City  which it was originally named. The Manhattan Project was started in response to fears that German scientists had been working on a weapon using nuclear technology since the 1930s—and that Adolf Hitler was prepared to use it.

Louisiana Purchase
  • Of 1803 brought into the United States about 828,000,000 square miles of territory from France, doubling the size of the young republic. What was known at the time as the Louisiana Territory stretched from the Mississippi River in the east to the Rocky Mountains in the west and from the Gulf of Mexico in the south to the Canadian border in the north. Part or all of 15 states were eventually created from the land deal, which is considered one of the most important achievements of Thomas Jefferson’s presidency.

Assassination of president Abraham Lincoln
  • On the evening of April 14, 1865, John Wilkes Booth, a famous actor and confederate sympathizer assassinated President Abraham Lincoln at ford's theatre in Washington D.C.The attack came only five days after Confederate General Robert E. Lee surrendered his massive army at Appomattox Court House, Virginia, effectively ending the American Civil War.   

U.S history has taken a big step in our society. It has impacted our community
and has changed the way we live today and has given us freedom. These events
in U.S has set us free to where we can accomplish anything and have the rights
to do anything.

               Business insider


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