United states, officially united states of america, abbreviated us or usa, byname america, country in north america, a federal republic of 50 states besides the 48 conterminous states that occupy the middle latitudes of the continent, the united states includes the state of alaska, at the northwestern extreme of north america, and the island state of hawaii, in the mid-pacific ocean. This list takes a look at the 10 most seminal, historical and influential events in the evolution of the united states of america the lister tried to include 5 good and 5 bad events, but the bad won the numbers game. The detonation of an atomic bomb in hiroshima, japan on august 6, 1945 was one of the most horrific events in the history of the world equivalent to 20,000 kilotons of tnt, the atomic bomb known as 'little boy' was launched from the b-29 bomber, enola gay. Not an event, but an aspect, out of which many bad events have derived the u s has two primary political parties, the democratic and the republican the current threat of the government itself to shut down in washington d c has been caused by the two parties refusing to get along with. As we begin to mark the magazine's 40th anniversary, we would like to ask: if you were pressed to name the five most important events, ideas or developments in the past 40 years, what would they be.
The printing press is perhaps the most important invention of the last 2,000 years german printer johannes gutenberg's invention of the printing press introduced movable type printing to europe, revolutionizing literacy and acting as a catalyst for the spread of knowledge throughout the world. The economist offers authoritative insight and opinion on international news, politics, business, finance, science, technology and the connections between them. But that situation has largely disappeared, and the quality of the us labor force and the level of technological innovation in us industry have become more important in determining trade patterns and other characteristics of the us economy.
Famous events from american history — the movement west, the civil war, the industrial revolution, involvement in world wars i and ii, the new deal and the great society — have been expressions of american political culture many events have questioned and answered various interpretations of american values and beliefs. It's location was and still is in boston, massachusetts this is an important event in the history of education because public schools play a huge role in education still to this day currently, over ninety percent of schools in the united states are public schools. Britain's royal air force was ultimately victorious in its defense of the uk also in 1940, in a devastating setback, britain had to retreat from france in the dunkirk evacuation other war-related events in 1940 include the katyn forest massacre of polish prisoners of war by the soviet army and the establishment of the warsaw ghetto. 29 december 1845 -- u s president james polk followed through on a campaign platform promising to annex texas, and signed legislation making texas the 28th state of the united states 25 april 1846 -- the mexican-american war ignited as a result of disputes over claims to texas boundaries.
Nafta or north american free trade agreement - nafta is the world's largest free trade areait covers canada, the united states, and mexicoas of january 1, 2008, all tariffs between the three countries were eliminated. The brookings institution estimates that the 15 american companies with the most cash on hand already held 95 percent of it within the united states even before the trump tax cuts took effect. The declaration of independence is one of the most important documents in the history of the united states fast facts it took thomas jefferson 17 days to write the declaration of independence on july 2, 1776, congress voted to declare independence from great britain. The most important thing, in my opinion is the freedom of black slaves in the united states of america share to: what were the three most important battles in the us civil war.
American battles in ww1 woodrow wilson was the 28th american president who served in office from march 4, 1913 to march 4, 1921 one of the most important events was the role of america in ww1 and the american battles fought by the american expeditionary force (aef) in thirteen campaigns. Editor's note: to learn more about the critical issues and challenges facing the world today, explore 11 global debates, a collections of essays celebrating 10 years of research by the global. The civil war went on in mostly the south of the united states it went on from 1861-1865 the civil war was the first time that the united states were disunited ever since they joined against the british in 1776. Five-star general dwight d eisenhower was arguably the single most important military figure of world war ii for many historians, his memoirs of thi legacy of ashes: the history of the cia by tim weiner. What happened in 1970 important news and events, key technology and popular culture what happened in 1970 major news stories include concorde first supersonic flight, jumbo jet goes into service, isle of wight festival, chicago seven found guilty, aswan high dam completed, us and the uk lowers the voting age to 18, 100,000 demonstrate in.
Choosing the 10 most important events in history is one of the most difficult and controversial things to do why because history is more than a few hundred years long, and there is way too much bias in most lists. From the earliest days of the african presence in the united states, blacks have contributed to the fiber of american culture, ranging from useful inventions to innovative musical interludes, and beyond. Identify the ten most important events of the civil war and create a timeline showing when and where they occurred get ideas for events from the this week in the civil page. One of the most audacious operations in the german conquest of europe was the air assault on the greek island of crete, the first action in which paratroopers were dropped in large numbers.
The most deadly car bomb assault under major us combat operations, it had estimated casualties of 796 while 1, 562 people were injured the two tons of explosives that the 3 cars and a fuel tanker carried crumbled buildings, trapping everyone beneath, while others wrecked and flattened entire neighborhoods. Credit: us library of congress march on washington martin luther king's historic i have a dream speech was delivered during this august 1963 rally to promote racial equality in the united states.