American Moments

Below is a list of many American moments since 1776:

Signing of the Declaration of Independence

Victory at the Battle of Trenton during the Revolutionary War

The British army surrenders at Yorktown, Virginia bringing America freedom

The Constitution is ratified

Louisiana Purchase

Lewis and Clark Expedition

Washington, D.C. attacked by the British during the War of 1812

Battle of New Orleans

The Alamo

Confederate forces attack Fort Sumter in South Carolina staring the Civil War

Abraham Lincoln issues the Emancipation Proclamation

The Confederate army surrenders at Appomattox Court House ending the Civil War

Assassination of Abraham Lincoln

Transcontinental Railroad

Defeat of the Spanish Fleet during the Spanish American War

The Wright Brothers

Ford Model T is introduced

Panama Canal completed

Victory in World War I

Jesse Owens wins four gold medals at the 1936 Olympics in Nazi Germany

Japan attacks Pearl Harbor

American Flag Raised on Iwo Jima, Japan

Victory in Europe (VE-Day) World War II

Victory in Japan (VJ-Day) World War II

Jackie Robinson breaks baseball’s color barrier

Assassination of John F. Kennedy

Civil Rights Act of 1964 enacted

Moon Landing

“Miracle on Ice” – U.S. Defeats the Soviet Union

Space Shuttle Challenger

The Fall of the Berlin Wall

U.S. Women Win World Cup – 1999

September 11, 2001

Apple introduces the iPhone

Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden killed by U.S. Special Forces


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