On the following pages, organized by decade, we follow the
history of the United States from the days before the American
Revolution to the present day in the U.S. History Timeline. Each page includes five of the most important events that occurred each year during that decade, with a short explanation of the event and its significance.
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Take the time to read about the hows, whens, and whys of
history. There's a ton of surprises just around the bend. Did you know the Fax Machine was actually invented before 1900, but nobody cared to use it, ... kinda just like today. Did you know that at the 1876 Philadelphia Centennial Exhibition, the
exhibits included the Statue of Liberty's torch and arm, Alexander Graham Bell and the phone (no, not cell phone),
Thomas Edison and the phonograph, and more modern inventions that we take for granted today than you can shake a hickory stick at. Do you know anyone who shakes a hickory stick? Yes, they used to do and say that.
Go visit the places where history happened. It's a lot more
interesting than you think and includes such a variety of history from politics to how the United States and nature merged to form the union we have today. Our national parks and historic sites tell that story, including the well known and lesser known spotlights around every corner.
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Review - "Chronology" offers a fascinating series of snapshots throughout American history, including things I really haven't thought about, such as...what was life like here before the European explorers showed up? Some of the chapters are essays about specific topics or time periods, and others are the actual text of documents from our history. Even if you think you know American history, I'll bet you'll find something you didn't know, or an aspect you never thought about!"
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I'd say this would be great for anyone from age 12 and up who
needs to know the context of history or the history buff who wants to be reminded where and when things happened. Recommended.
Very Good Compilation
This was a great refresher for someone who was very big into
my history lessons. Great for quizzing your kids.
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