History of the United States

2017-07-27T19:47:55+03:00[Europe/Moscow] en true German American Bund, Militia organizations in the United States, Indian removal, Constitutional Convention (United States), Overman Committee, History of the United States (1776–89), History of the United States (1918–45), History of the United States (1964–80), Chinese Exclusion Act, Treaty of the Danish West Indies, African Americans, Emancipation Proclamation, Homestead Acts, Independence Day (United States), McCarthyism, United States Bill of Rights, White people, Frontier, No taxation without representation, Racism in the United States, Suffragette, Smith Act, Technological and industrial history of the United States, African-American Civil Rights Movement (1954–68), Détente, Mayflower Compact, Red Scare, Roaring Twenties, United States territorial acquisitions, Progressive Era, Prohibition in the United States, Bison hunting, Unalachtigo Lenape, Symbionese Liberation Army, Mound Builders, Lenape, History of the United States (1849–65), Illinois Country, Post–World War II economic expansion, Evacuation Day (New York), Peon, United States home front during World War II, History of United States prison systems, Female slavery in the United States, List of shipwrecks of the United States flashcards History of the United States
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  • German American Bund
    The German American Bund, or German American Federation (German: Amerikadeutscher Bund; Amerikadeutscher Volksbund, AV), was an American Nazi organization established in 1936 to succeed Friends of New Germany (FONG), the new name being chosen to emphasise the group's American credentials after press criticism that the organisation was unpatriotic.
  • Militia organizations in the United States
    Militia organizations in the United States are private organizations that include paramilitary or similar elements.
  • Indian removal
    Indian removal was a policy of the United States government in the 19th century whereby Native Americans were forcibly removed from their ancestral homelands in the eastern United States to lands west of the Mississippi River, thereafter known as Indian Territory.
  • Constitutional Convention (United States)
    The Constitutional Convention(also known as the Philadelphia Convention, the Federal Convention, or the Grand Convention at Philadelphia) took place from May 25 to September 17, 1787, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
  • Overman Committee
    The Overman Committee was a special subcommittee of the United States Senate Committee on the Judiciary chaired by North Carolina Democrat Lee Slater Overman.
  • History of the United States (1776–89)
    Between 1776 and 1789, the United States emerged as an independent country, creating and ratifying its new constitution, and establishing its national government.
  • History of the United States (1918–45)
    The history of the United States from 1918 through 1945 covers the post-World War I era, the Great Depression, and World War II.
  • History of the United States (1964–80)
    The history of the United States from 1964 through 1980 includes the climax and victory of the Civil Rights Movement; the escalation and ending of the Vietnam War; the drama of a generational revolt with its sexual freedoms and use of drugs; and the continuation of the Cold War, with its Space Race to put a man on the Moon.
  • Chinese Exclusion Act
    The Chinese Exclusion Act was a United States federal law signed by President Chester A.
  • Treaty of the Danish West Indies
    The Treaty of the Danish West Indies, officially the Convention between the United States and Denmark for cession of the Danish West Indies, was a 1916 treaty transferring sovereignty of the Danish West Indies from Denmark to the United States, which were renamed as the United States Virgin Islands, in exchange for a sum of US$25,000,000 in gold (US$ 543,650,000 in 2017).
  • African Americans
    African Americans (also referred to as Black Americans or Afro-Americans) are an ethnic group of Americans (citizens or residents of the United States) with total or partial ancestry from any of the Black racial groups of Africa.
  • Emancipation Proclamation
    The Emancipation Proclamation was a presidential proclamation and executive order issued by President Abraham Lincoln on January 1, 1863.
  • Homestead Acts
    The Homestead Acts were several United States federal laws that gave an applicant ownership of land, typically called a "homestead", at little or no cost.
  • Independence Day (United States)
    Independence Day of the United States, also referred to as the Fourth of July or July Fourth in the U.
  • McCarthyism
    McCarthyism is the practice of making accusations of subversion or treason without proper regard for evidence.
  • United States Bill of Rights
    The Bill of Rights is the collective name for the first ten amendments to the United States Constitution.
  • White people
    White people is a racial classification specifier, used for people of Europid ancestry, with the exact implications dependent on context.
  • Frontier
    A frontier is the political and geographical area near or beyond a boundary.
  • No taxation without representation
    "No Taxation Without Representation" is a slogan originating during the 1750s and 1760s that summarized a primary grievance of the American colonists in the Thirteen Colonies, which was one of the major causes of the American Revolution.
  • Racism in the United States
    Racism and ethnic discrimination in the United States has been a major issue since the colonial era and the slave era.
  • Suffragette
    Suffragettes were members of women's organisations in the late-19th and early-20th centuries which advocated the extension of the "franchise", or the right to vote in public elections, to women.
  • Smith Act
    The Alien Registration Act of 1940 (Smith Act), 76th United States Congress, 3d session, ch.
  • Technological and industrial history of the United States
    The technological and industrial history of the United States describes the United States' emergence as one of the most technologically advanced nations in the world.
  • African-American Civil Rights Movement (1954–68)
    The Civil Rights Movement or 1960s Civil Rights Movement (sometimes referred to as the "African-American Civil Rights Movement" although the term "African American" was not widely used in the 1950s and 1960s) encompasses social movements in the United States whose goals were to end racial segregation and discrimination against African Americans and to secure legal recognition and federal protection of the citizenship rights enumerated in the Constitution and federal law.
  • Détente
    Détente (French pronunciation: ​[detɑ̃t], meaning "relaxation") is the easing of strained relations, especially in a political situation.
  • Mayflower Compact
    The Mayflower Compact was the first governing document of Plymouth Colony.
  • Red Scare
    A "Red Scare" is the promotion of fear of a potential rise of communism or radical leftism.
  • Roaring Twenties
    The Roaring Twenties is a term for Western society and culture in the 1920s.
  • United States territorial acquisitions
    This is a United States territorial acquisitions and conquests list, beginning with American independence.
  • Progressive Era
    The Progressive Era was a period of widespread social activism and political reform across the United States, from the 1890s to the 1920s.
  • Prohibition in the United States
    Prohibition in the United States was a nationwide constitutional ban on the production, importation, transportation and sale of alcoholic beverages that remained in place from 1920 to 1933.
  • Bison hunting
    Bison hunting (hunting of the American bison, also commonly known as the American buffalo) was an activity fundamental to the economy and society of the Plains Indians peoples who inhabited the vast grasslands on the Interior Plains of North America, prior to the animal's near-extinction in the late nineteenth century.
  • Unalachtigo Lenape
    The Unalachtigo were a purported division of the Lenape (Delaware Indians), a Native American tribe whose homeland Lenapehoking was in what is today the Northeastern United States.
  • Symbionese Liberation Army
    The United Federated Forces of the Symbionese Liberation Army (SLA) was an American self-styled left-wing revolutionary organization active between 1973 and 1975 that considered itself a vanguard army.
  • Mound Builders
    The varying cultures collectively called Mound Builders were inhabitants of North America who, during a 5,000-year period, constructed various styles of earthen mounds for religious and ceremonial, burial, and elite residential purposes.
  • Lenape
    The Lenape (/ləˈnɑːpɛ/) are a Native American tribe and First Nations band government.
  • History of the United States (1849–65)
    Industrialization went forward in the Northwest.
  • Illinois Country
    The Illinois Country (French: Pays des Illinois) — sometimes referred to as Upper Louisiana (French: la Haute-Louisiane; Spanish: Alta Luisiana) — was a vast region of New France in what is now the Midwestern United States.
  • Post–World War II economic expansion
    The post–World War II economic expansion, also known as the postwar economic boom, the long boom, and the Golden Age of Capitalism, was a period of economic prosperity in the mid-20th century which occurred, following the end of World War II in 1945, and lasted until the early 1970s.
  • Evacuation Day (New York)
    Evacuation Day on November 25 marks the day in 1783 when British troops departed from New York Town on Manhattan Island, after the end of the American Revolutionary War.
  • Peon
    A peon is a person subject to peonage (/ˈpiːɒn/, from Spanish peón [peˈon]), a type of involuntary servitude of laborers (peon) having little control over their employment conditions.
  • United States home front during World War II
    United States home front during World War II supported the war effort in many ways, including a wide range of volunteer efforts and submitting to government-managed rationing and price controls.
  • History of United States prison systems
    Imprisonment as a form of criminal punishment only became widespread in the United States just before the American Revolution, though penal incarceration efforts had been ongoing in England since as early as the 1500s, and prisons in the form of dungeons and various detention facilities had existed since long before then.
  • Female slavery in the United States
    The institution of slavery in North America earliest years of the colonial period up until 1863, when President Abraham Lincoln freed slaves in the rebellious southern states through the Emancipation Proclamation.
  • List of shipwrecks of the United States
    This is a list of shipwrecks located in or around the United States of America.