The first passenger railroad in the United States, the Baltimore and Ohio, begins on July 4, 1828, and within one year after that charter, had plans for the first railroad station, and had laid the initial commercial track. Basically, they had invented the railroad in the USA, that would spur the economy forward.
Over fifty years after its formation, and over a decade since the demise of the Soviet Union, seven former states of the Soviet Union (Bulgaria, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania, Slovakia, and Slovenia) desired further protection from Russia. An invitation to NATO was what they desired, both for protection, and for further inclusion into the western world.
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Staff Notes - New content on the way, including more pop out details in our American History Timeline section and our upcoming series of 1 to 2 Minute Walk in History Videos. We also wanted to thank our readers for pushing America's Best History to new viewer heights. In 2018, we reached more than 1.83 million visitors. Since we started, over 12 million people have checked us out. Thanks!!!!
Inspired by the best historic sites across the USA, America's Best History is one place where the history student or tourist can start, with a timeline history of the USA, plus pages dedicated to the most historic site attractions across the nation. Dedicated to telling the history of the nation in conversational style, with enough detail to engage, but not too much to overwhelm.