Top 10 Significant Events of US History : There are many historical events happened in America, and it includes many good events and bad events. Here is a list of Top 10 Significant Events of US History.
10. Assassination of Abraham Lincoln
United States President Abraham Lincoln was assassinated by John Wilkes Booth on Good Friday, April 14, 1865. The event done when attending the play Our American Cousin at Ford’s Theatre as the American Civil War was drawing to a close. The assassination happened five days after the commander of the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia, General Robert E. Lee, surrendered to Lieutenant General Ulysses S. Grant and the Union Army of the Potomac. The main thig is that Lincon was the first American president to be assassinated. Before 1835, there was an unsuccessful attempt occurred on Andrew Jackson and Lincon also trapped in a subject of an earlier assassination attempt done by an unknown. The assassination of Lincon done by the well-known stage actor John Wilkes Booth, who is part of a larger conspiracy in a bid to revive the Confederate cause.
9. Louisiana Purchase
Louisiana Purchase also one in the list of Top 10 Significant Events of US History. Louisiana Purchase was the acquisition of the Louisiana territory by the United States from France in the year 1803. The U.S had given fifty million francs ($11,250,000 USD) and a cancellation of debts worth eighteen million francs ($3,750,000 USD) for a total of sixty-eight million francs. The Louisiana territory consists 15 states, including all of Oklahoma, Nebraska, Iowa, Arkansas, Kansas and Missouri. The Kingdom of France controlled the Louisiana Territory from 1699 until it was ceded to Spain in 1762. Napoleon Bonaparte who initiates to re-establish an empire in North America and also regained the ownership of Louisiana. France failed and then Napoleon forced to give up Louisiana to the United States.
8. Manhattan Project
Manhattan Project also one in the list of Top 10 Significant Events of US History. It was a research and development project that produced the first nuclear weapons during World War II. This project was planned and carried by the United States with the support of the United Kingdom and Canada. The project was taken by Major General Leslie Groves of the U.S. from 1942 to 1946 and boys are designed from Los Alamos Laboratory. J. Robert Oppenheimer was the director of the Los Alamos Laboratory. Manhattan district distributed the army component of the project. The project was started in 1939 and 130,000 people employed there for the project. Its cost is around US$2 billion. In the history, America became the first nation to complete the understanding of nuclear fission and developed the first weapon.
7. Vietnam War
Vietnam War is also one of the Significant Events of US History. The Vietnam war also called Second Indochina War. The war happened in Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia from 1 November 1955 to the fall of Saigon on 30 April 1975. The war is showing politics including the global spread of communism. America trapped the Vietnam conflict largely. Nobody interested in the war that time and America also fought many wars over the last 60 years. the Vietnam War established something good: peace rallies. Tens of thousands of U. S. citizens paraded, marched, and crowded into various public places, especially Washington D. C., to protest the War, and these rallies worked.
6. Death of Osama bin Laden
The death of Osama bin Laden also one in the list of Top 10 Significant Events of US History. Osama bin Laden is the founder and head of the Islamist group named Al-Qaeda. He was killed in Pakistan on May 2, 2011, by United States Navy SEALs of the U.S. Bin Laden has many supporters and many people favoured his death. Everyone think he got what he deserved. He aimed at destroying peaceful relations between cultures, and the annihilation of democracy. The United States always focused on his death, but it is difficult to find him or conquer him. For killing him, U.S made many attempts and at last they killed Osama Bin Laden on May 2, 2011.
5. Assassination of John F. Kennedy
The assassination of John F. Kennedy is also one in the list of Top 10 Significant Events of US History. The 35th President of the United States John F. Kennedy was assassinated on November 22, 1963, in Dealey Plaza, Dallas, Texas. Accidently shot by Lee Harvey Oswald when he is travelling with his wife Jacqueline, Texas Governor John Connally, and Connally’s wife, Nellie. Then investigation started about the death of John F. Kennedy from 1963 to 1964 under the Warren Commission, and they said that Oswald acted alone in shooting Kennedy and that Jack Ruby also acted alone when he killed Oswald before he could stand trial. Kennedy’s death is a notable one in the history of U.S. and marked the fourth and latest successful assassination of an American President.
4. The American Revolution
The American Revolution is also one of the Significant Events of US History. The American Revolution was a political upheaval took place between 1765and 1783. in which colonists in the Thirteen American Colonies rejected the British monarchy and aristocracy, overthrew the authority of Great Britain, and founded the United States of America. Thus American revolution is against the domination of British aristocracy. British considered the Thirteen Colonies as inferior, and King George wanted the lion’s share of all the Colonies’ wealth. Many people fought for the freedom and many of them killed. George Washington fought for America’s freedom and lost about six major battles, and won only about 3, but the three he won were the three that mattered in the end. Charles Lord Cornwallis is the main enemy, and Washington conquered him by using all American forces. The United States of America became a nation all its own.
3. The Civil War
In the South America, white people considered the black people as the slaves, or they were not humans. The main thing is that they were not even counted in censuses until 1787. Thus, civil war is against this inequality faced black people in America. It is the war over state’s rights. It is all about slavery or much more than slavery, and many politicians and others were fought for the freedom. Fighting is the only way to get freedom. The civil war considered as the modern war just because of musket rifling and the Minie ball. Many people were killed, and Richmond had been bombed into a moonscape, General Sherman had burned Atlanta to the ground, and the President was killed. At last, the South were surrendered then the union welcomed back all seceded states. As the result, the black people also got the right to vote and hold office, and a nation much more similar to that of the present finally existed in the Western Hemisphere.
2. September 11, 2001
September 11, 2001, is a series of four coordinated terrorist attacks by the Islamic terrorist group al-Qaeda on the United States on the morning of September 11, 2001. In this attack, many people were killed, and many people got injured and also caused various damages. Four passenger airliners are hijacked by 19 al-Qaeda terrorists. The two airlines, American Airlines Flight 11 and United Airlines Flight 175 were crashed into the North and South towers, respectively, of the World Trade Center complex in New York City. As the result, 110-story towers collapsed, and many buildings were collapsed. The terrorists had no intention to kill innocent people, but they aimed at American citizens.
1. Apollo 11
Apollo 11 is also one in the list of Top 10 Significant Events of US History. Apollo 11 was the first spaceflight that landed humans on the Moon. Neil Armstrong and pilot Buzz Aldrin landed the lunar module Eagle on July 20, 1969. Neil Armstrong becomes the first to step onto the lunar surface six hours later on July 21. Many people said about the America’s supreme achievement of the Moon Landing with the argument that America achieved its goal in order to beat the Soviets to it. The achievement comes out of hatred and distrust. There are five different flags on the Moon: the first planted is from the USA; out of respect for other superpowers, the USA has planted the flags of the Soviet Union, Japan, the European Union, and India.