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History in America

This presentation is about the History in American from start to present day America.
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Joshua Richardson

on 19 April 2010

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History of The United States Christopher Columbus was the first European to land in the territory of what is now the United States when he arrived in Puerto Rico in 1493 The thirteen English colonies that would become the original United States were founded along the east coast beginning in 1607. The population of the Thirteen Colonies grew very rapidly
1650-50,000
1700-250,000
1775-2.5 million The Colonist did not have representation in the ruling
British government and believed they were being denined
their constitiutional rights as Englishmen Despite local King George loyalists, the
new nation declared independenc in
July 1776 as the United States of America. The first ten amendements known as the Bill of Rights quickly followed guaranteeing many individual rights from federal interference. With the Louisiana Purchase in 1803 westward expansion of the United States
crossed the Mississippi River. This was encouraged by the belief in Manifest
Destiny, by which the United States would expand east to west, reaching the Pacific
after the conquest of Mexico in 1848 Very rapid economic growth, fueled by entrepeneurs who created great new industries,
Railroads
Steel
Coal
Textiles
Machinery The United States dictated the peace terms, but refused to join the League of Nations as it enjoyed unprecendented prosperity in the 1920s. The United States joined the Allied Forces of World War II in December 1941 after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. The Civil Rights Movement ended Jim Crow and empowered black voters in the 1960s. Late-2000s recession with prolonged unemployment
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