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Old Apr 25th 2008, 9:25 pm
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Before I go to an american school, I need to learn a little bit of american history since...thats what they mostly study in History. Could someone possible tell me some important dates? I'm going to make a timeline to remind me of it but I don't know the first thing. I'll study into the subjects but I have to know the subjects fist

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Old Apr 25th 2008, 9:29 pm
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Before I go to an american school, I need to learn a little bit of american history since...thats what they mostly study in History. Could someone possible tell me some important dates? I'm going to make a timeline to remind me of it but I don't know the first thing. I'll study into the subjects but I have to know the subjects fist

Thanks everyone in Advance!
2004 when I arrived, befrore then there was nothing
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There are a fair amount of American schools and bookshops in the UK, I'm sure you could find some textbook or other online to order to get you started.
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1492 Columbus sailed the ocean blue..
1607ish - Jamestown settlement.
1763-1783 - American Revolution (1776 Declaration of Independence)
1812-1814 - War of 1812
1836 - The Alamo.
1846-1848 - Mexican-American War
1861-1865 - American Civil War
1917-1918 - WW1 (US involvement)
1941-1945 - WW2 (again, US involvement)
1950-1953 - Korean War
1983-1983 - Grenada
1991-1991 - Gulf War
2004 - Thydney arrives.. utter hell ensues.

to be continued... or edited.
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Here's all you need: U.S. History for Dummies. Have fun!

p.s. I actually own (and have read every page of) "British History for Dummies" and it's an excellent read!

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Originally Posted by Bunnii View Post
Before I go to an american school, I need to learn a little bit of american history since...thats what they mostly study in History. Could someone possible tell me some important dates? I'm going to make a timeline to remind me of it but I don't know the first thing. I'll study into the subjects but I have to know the subjects fist

Thanks everyone in Advance!
Hi:

I majored in History as an undergraduate. And the majority of the studies was not in US history. Also, what kind of US history are you looking at? There can be different POV's on that.

If you are interested in important dates, some arbitrary selections.

July 4, 1776
June 21, 1788
January 4, 1848
September 9, 1850
July 1-4, 1863
April 9, 1865
April 14, 1865
October 24, 28 & 29, 1929
March 4, 1933
December 7, 1941
August 6, 1945
January 18, 1950
November 22, 1963
January 20, 2001

BTW, I happen to have a certain affinity for June 4, 1942 and October 25, 1944.

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1492 Columbus sailed the ocean blue..
1607ish - Jamestown settlement.
1763-1783 - American Revolution (1776 Declaration of Independence)
1812-1814 - War of 1812
1836 - The Alamo.
1846-1848 - Mexican-American War
1861-1865 - American Civil War
1917-1918 - WW1 (US involvement)
1941-1945 - WW2 (again, US involvement)
1950-1953 - Korean War
1983-1983 - Grenada
1991-1991 - Gulf War
2004 - Thydney arrives.. utter hell ensues.

to be continued... or edited.
Plymouth Rock 1620
French and Indian War 1754-1763
Louisiana Purchase 1803
Lewis and Clark Expedition 1804-1806
War of 1812 1812-1814
American missionaries arrive in Hawaii 1820
Oregon Trail 1842 Westward Ho
California Gold Rush 1848
Seward's Folly-Purchase of Alaska 1867
Spanish American War 1898
Vietnam War 1959-1975 US full involvement begins in 1963

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Before I go to an american school, I need to learn a little bit of american history since...thats what they mostly study in History. Could someone possible tell me some important dates? I'm going to make a timeline to remind me of it but I don't know the first thing. I'll study into the subjects but I have to know the subjects fist

Thanks everyone in Advance!
Don't fret Bunni, my 14 year old daughter has been in school over here for just 5 weeks, knew nothing about American History and is getting A's and A+ in her work.

All the work she gets, the answers are on the board or on little hand outs they give you, she is finding it easier than she thought.

Back in the UK, she was an average student, over here she is one of the brain boxes!

Send me a private message and if you want to, i will give you her msn addy and you can talk to her.
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November 11, 1813 - US forces suffer a humiliating defeat at the Battle of Crysler's farm
Aug. 12, 1898 - United States imperialists annexe Hawaii
Nov. 24, 2003 - US forces shoot twelve prisoners at Aub Ghraib prison in Iraq
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26th April 2008 - tonrob wakes on sofa, not remembering how he got there. Another victory for American beer!
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Old Apr 26th 2008, 2:41 pm
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November 11, 1813 - US forces suffer a humiliating defeat at the Battle of Crysler's farm
Aug. 12, 1898 - United States imperialists annexe Hawaii
Nov. 24, 2003 - US forces shoot twelve prisoners at Aub Ghraib prison in Iraq

Good morning Merry Sunshine.
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Good morning Merry Sunshine.
Well, you know us Europeans - bitter, twisted and just plain jealous of America and its great public transport system, benevolent attitude to the little brown people, & wonderful healthcare!
Since I last wrote I have another date:
April 26, 2008 - Robin got bitten to death by blackflies while doing his yardwork
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Well, you know us Europeans - bitter, twisted and just plain jealous of America and its great public transport system, benevolent attitude to the little brown people, & wonderful healthcare!
Since I last wrote I have another date:
April 26, 2008 - Robin got bitten to death by blackflies while doing his yardwork
April 26, 2008 Later that day-The blackflies died from indigestion.
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Plymouth Rock 1620
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Vietnam War 1959-1975 US full involvement begins in 1963
Vietnam War is the denial "sshhhhhh, we don't like to talk about defeat" accolade.

Plymouth Rock era is the period my mum's side of the fam first came over.
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April 26, 2008 Later that day-The blackflies died from indigestion.
A lot of them died, but they didn't have time to get indigestion.
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