American History Timeline: The chronology of American history is usually divided into two periods, one is the pre constitution and the other one is the post constitution.
The first incident in the history of America is its discovery. Christopher Columbus discovered this new place in the year 1492.
The last half of eighteenth century was the most remarkable era in the history of this country. During this period at least 13 colonies of American joined hands to fight against the colonization of the British Empire. The American Revolution started in the year 1775 and went on till 1783.
Afro American History for Kids: This community is actually the descendants of the African people who were previously held captive by the Americans. These African people were held captive from the year 1619 to 1865. The people who live in the Caribbean and are blacks are also considered as the African American community because they almost shared the same history.
The first slave that was brought from the black community was in the year 1619. The English started the trend and then it was followed by the other white countries.
In 1619: the first African slaves are brought to Virginia.
In 1861 Abraham Lincoln becomes President of the US; Civil War starts.
1863 Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation.
1865 Civil War ends; Lincoln is assassinated; 13th amendment to Constitution abolishes slavery.
Famous People from American History: Annie Hutchinson, Susan B. Anthony and Harriet Tubman are some of the prominent woman figures who were responsible for building a cultural and political society in the United States.
Benjamin Franklin: Catalyst of the American Revolution; for a time during his lifetime was the most famous person in the world.
Martin Luther King Jr. (January 15, 1929-April 4, 1968) – Catalyst of the American civil rights movement, which led to lasting changes in laws and racial attitudes.
John F. Kennedy was the 35th President of the United States and first American President to be born in the twentieth century. The former president has many firsts credited to him including the honor of becoming the first president to have won a Pulitzer Prize.