Timeline of America (Background)

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Timeline from 1600s to 1945

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Timeline of America (Background)

Date Event
1600s-1776 First settlement to British colonies The first British settlers arrived in America in the 17th
century. Many of the early settlers were Puritans
escaping from religious persecution in Europe, while
others sought a new political freedom away from the
monarchy and aristocracy of…

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1865-1877 Reconstruction: a promise of With the end of slavery the North had to restore the
equality betrayed South to its proper place in America, and bring real
freedom to the former slaves. For a brief short period
former slaves were able to vote, black Americans were
elected to political…


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