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Powerful Events From American History Which Every American Must Know!

History doesn't have any present, it happens in the past and rushes to the future. The incredible history of America must be known by everyone. But, those events are either forgotten or not known by many of us. The past always inspires for the future, so it is important to know about our history; it always helps.

Let's have the glimpse of these historical events of America which had happened for the welfare of humankind and the whole world. 

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Powerful Events From American History Which Every American Must Know!

Powerful Events From American History Which Every American Must Know!

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1. The Killing Of Ruben Salazar

1. The Killing Of Ruben Salazar

During a riot in 1970, police shot prominent journalist Ruben Salazar with a tear gas canister while he was drinking a beer at the Silver Dollar Bar and Cafe in Los Angeles.

2. U.S. Extends Citizenship To Puerto Ricans In 1917

2. U.S. Extends Citizenship To Puerto Ricans In 1917

The United States extended both citizenship and, shortly after, military conscription to Puerto Rico in 1917, as World War I raged in Europe.

3. Los Angeles Founded in 1781

3. Los Angeles Founded in 1781

The group of Spanish, Afro-Latinos and native people travelled across California and founded the city of Los Angeles.

4. Death of Osama bin Laden

4. Death of Osama bin Laden

On May 2, 2011, the founder of the Islamist Militants group Al-Qaeda was killed in Pakistan by United States Navy Seals of the U.S. Naval Special Warfare Development Group.

5. Zoot Suit Riots

5. Zoot Suit Riots

The Zoot Suit Riots were a series of riots in 1943 during World War II that broke out in Los Angeles, California, between Anglo-American sailors and Marines stationed in the city, and Latino youths, who were recognizable by the zoot suits they favored.

6. NAFTA Signed In 1994

6. NAFTA Signed In 1994

The countries of Mexico, the United States and Canada signed a free trade agreement in 1994 that reduced trade barriers between the three countries.

7. The American Revolution

7. The American Revolution

The revolution to established revolution as a nation all its own was from 19 April 1775 and in October 1781 it was declared as United Nation Of America.

8. The Civil War

8. The Civil War

The civil war took place to give equal rights to the black people of America. The Constitution was amended to this effect, Blacks were given the right to vote and hold office.

9. September 11, 2001

9. September 11, 2001

Osama bin Laden hijacked 4 commercial passenger jets and deliberately flew them into major American landmarks on this day and a "JFK moment" was started. His purpose was of causing as much physical, emotional, mental, psychological and financial harm on America.

10. First American Kidnapping 1605

10. First American Kidnapping 1605

George Weymouth, an Englishman and captain of the ship Archangel, sailed his vessel from England to America specifically Maine, near Cape Cod while searching for the mythical northwest passage to India in 1605. His voyage has many purposes: to spy on the French and their new colony in Nova Scotia, and try to settle English dissident (Catholic) colonists in prime locations in the New World. Weymouth tried to befriend the people and kidnaped them for his purpose of advancement of scientific Knowledge.

11. Assassination of Abraham Lincoln. (1865)

11. Assassination of Abraham Lincoln. (1865)

United States President Abraham Lincoln was shot on Good Friday, April 14, 1865 while attending the play, Our American Cousin, at Ford's Theatre as the American Civil War was drawing to a close.
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