American History

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1763 in American History

1763 in American History

August 6, 2016
The Treaty of Paris of 1763 that ended the Seven Years’ War provided Great Britain with enormous territorial gains. Under the treaty, Canada…

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Timeline of American History for Kids

Timeline of American History for Kids

August 1, 2016
| | | | | | | | Game “…These are the times that try men’s souls: The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from…

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Bloodiest War in American History

Bloodiest War in American History

July 24, 2016
Every victory comes at a price. Here we look at the staggering cost of human life in five of history’s fiercest confrontations where the sheer…

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Important Dates in Native American History

Important Dates in Native American History

July 11, 2016
Miscellaneous Before the arrival of the colonists, the Native Americans had already secured a foot-hold over the vast expanses of America. Initially…

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American History to 1877 Timeline

American History to 1877 Timeline

July 9, 2016
By Tim Lambert COLONIAL AMERICA 1585 Walter Raleigh attempts to fund a colony in Virginia. An expedition is led by Richard Grenville. 1586 The…

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Major events in African American History

Major events in African American History

July 8, 2016
Welcome to BlackPast.org, the largest free and unrestricted reference center on African American and Global African History currently on the…

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Early American History Timeline

Early American History Timeline

May 31, 2016
Filipino American History Timeline Compiled on 1/7/99 by Thelma Buchholdt for teachers and students of Asian American History in Alaska, with…

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Most influential American in History

Most influential American in History

May 29, 2016
Mansell / Time Life Pictures / Getty Images The legend of the man is sheltered these days behind high fences of respect. Were the real Washington…

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American History World War II

American History World War II

May 2, 2016
World War II had a profound impact on the United States. Although no battles occurred on the American mainland, the war affected all phases of…

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Interesting events in American History

Interesting events in American History

April 20, 2016
#10: Captain John Smith created the first U.S. tourism marketing campaign when he coined the term New England. #9: The first law code in the…

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Great events in American History

Great events in American History

April 14, 2016
It was a symbolic moment in the history of the United States when the last racial barrier in American politics was overcome. Just 143 years earlier…

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History of American War of Independence

History of American War of Independence

March 23, 2016
The outset of war In April 1775 Gage sent a small force to seize patriot militia weapons and gunpowder at Concord, not far from Boston, but his…

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Native American events in History

Native American events in History

November 2, 2014
November is Native American Heritage Month When we think about the important role that the Native Americans have played in the history of Massachusetts…

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American Independence History

American Independence History

May 3, 2014
On July 4, 1776, the thirteen colonies claimed their independence from England, an event which eventually led to the formation of the United…

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History of American Women

History of American Women

April 10, 2015
The U.S. women’s movement had its beginnings in 1848 when Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Lucretia Mott called the Seneca Falls Convention in New…

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Timeline of major events in American History

Timeline of major events in American History

September 11, 2013
Photograph of newspaper advertisement from the 1780s 1746 Lucy Terry, an enslaved person in 1746, becomes the earliest known black American poet…

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Most important Dates in American History

Most important Dates in American History

June 8, 2014
The American Legion was chartered by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic veterans organization. Focusing on service to veterans, servicemembers and…

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American History events Timeline

American History events Timeline

November 13, 2013
Library of Congress William Penn confers with colonists 1682 William Penn arrives in America on the ship Welcome and founds Pennsylvania. A Quaker…

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Today in Native American History

Today in Native American History

October 10, 2012
Descendents of Jacco Godfroy attended the 2004 dedication of the Wea Tribe at Terre Haute historical marker (photo courtesy of the Indiana Historical…

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American History in a nutshell

American History in a nutshell

December 20, 2014
Mid-May marks two key anniversaries in the conflict between the United States and Mexico that set in motion the Civil War—and led to California…

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Chronology of American History

Chronology of American History

February 26, 2014
Most history courses follow a relatively simple formula: take a geographic space X, select a time span from A to B, add topics, and you’ve got…

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American History Dates

American History Dates

October 22, 2012
1. For starters, there’s the 12th president : Zachary Taylor. The former general was elected in 1848, but he only served 16 months in office…

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Myths of American History

Myths of American History

June 24, 2015
Library of Congress No contemporary copy of Henry’s “liberty or death” speech exists. William Wirt reconstructed Henry’s 1775 speech—in 1817…

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American Indian History Timeline

American Indian History Timeline

July 11, 2014
Today there are 34 fully accredited tribal colleges and universities (TCUs) located on or near Indian reservations across the United States…

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