U.S. History

The history of the United States might only be 240+ years old, but it is extremely interesting and full of conflicts, triumphs, stories and policies that have influenced the modern world. The general history of the United States can be explored right here…

Various Historical Periods in U.S. History

Pre-European Contact (Before 1513)

Native American History - Pre-European Period

European Contact and Colonization (1513 to 1763)

European Invasion of North America

 

The American Revolution (1763-1783)

The American Revolution, 1763-1783

 

The United States becomes a New Nation (1784-1819)

The New Nation, 1784-1819

 

National Expansion & Reform (1815-1860)

National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

 

Civil War & Reconstruction (1861-1877)

The American Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

 

America’s Industrial Revolution (1877-1900)

The Industrial Revolution in the United States

 

Progressive Era & WW1 (1900-1929)

The Progressive Era to the New Era, 1900-1929

 

Great Depression & WWII (1929-1945)

The Great Depression and WWII, 1929-1945

 

Post WWII (1945-1975)

Post WWII in the U.S.A.

 

Recent (1976-Present)

Timeline of U.S. History from 1974-1999

Major Events in U.S. History in the 21st Century

Black History (National Significance)

U.S. History in the News

5 Ways the French Helped Win the American Revolution

6 Events That Laid the Groundwork for the Vietnam War

19 facts about the 19th Amendment on its 100th anniversary

Alabama Archives faces its legacy as Confederate 'attic'

Breaking News of the 1930s

How a Rogue Navy of Private Ships Helped Win the American Revolution

How the Galveston Hurricane of 1900 Became the Deadliest U.S. Natural Disaster

How the Myth of a Liberal North Erases a Long History of White Violence

How the US government sold the Peace Corps to the American public

Luther Harpel - Memories in Light (Lebanon County's Pioneering Photographer)

Nathan Hale, Revolutionary War Hero, Hanged by the British for Spying on September 22, 1776

The Gulf War 30 Years Later: Successes, Failures, and Blind Spots

The Marshall Plan - Rebuilding Western Europe After WWII

The Power of Celebrity at the 1963 March on Washington

The Real History Of Who ‘Discovered’ America That You Didn’t Learn In School

The Slow Build Up to the American Revolution

This shotgun-wielding legend is the only woman to earn the Medal of Honor

Volunteer Overload: Foreign Support of the American Cause Prior to the French Alliance

What America's favorite attractions once looked like

When Women Lost the Vote in New Jersey, and Other Troublesome History

Why is the Confederate flag so offensive?

Why North and South America are named after Amerigo Vespucci

World War I Fast Facts