American History

People, events, movements influencing the history and character of the United States.

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On August 26, 1920, the 19th Amendment was ratified, finally giving women the right to vote.

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1976 Was the year of America's Bicentennial Celebration. It was the 200 year anniversary of America's independence from England's rule and was the date that the founding fathers adopted the Declaration of Independence.

Enoch Brown Schoolhouse Massacre star
The very first recorded school massacre in US History happened in 1764. Nine school children and the teacher were killed and scalped in Pennsylvania by Native Americans.

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The history of the United States' independence from British rule, is a long and storied one. Read some of the history of it.

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Memorial Day started out as Decoration Day and was created to remember the soldiers of the Civil War. After World War I, Memorial Day would be to remember all fallen soldiers in the wars that the United States was involved in.

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