03. America History .pdf


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Christopher Colombus landed in the Bahamas



Sir walter Raleigh landed in America. He called the land he found Virginia (after the virgin queen)



Jamestown was found



the pilgrin fathers crossed the Atlantic to left the religous persecutions. They wanted to purify
protestantism. That’s why they were called Puritans. One in america, they were intolerant about
religion.



lots of Puritans, most of them English, settled in America. The expanding colonies got
more and more prosperous



2,5 million people lived in the 13 colonies ruled by England which they resented mor and more
they resented being ruled by England



4th July : Declaration of Independance. The United States was born. In 1777, it had a flag with
13 stripes and 13 stars (one for each states)




Georges Washington was inaugurated the first American president.
the frontier years (the expansion west wand) some territories were purchased
(Louisiana from France) Other were gained though wars (New Mexico) the discovery of gold in California
drew many settlers toward the West Coast. Roads, canals, railways were built and this provoque the
disappearance of the natives : the Indians



Martin luther King delivered his famous speech ; Kennedy was assassinated



the Civil Rights Act was voted By Lyndon B. Johnson



The Voting Rights Act was voted



efforts were made to designate and fight against poverty. Blacks mayors were elected in
Chicago, Detroit… affirmative action



tendancy towards resegregation



things may really change


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