American History

American History

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American History by Mind Map: American History

1. American Revolution (1775-1783)

1.1. Allowed the 13 colonies to remain independent from Great Britain.

2. George Washington

2.1. became the 1st president of the USA in 1789

3. The Industrial Revolution

3.1. changed the US economy and the way it manufactured products

4. The American Civil War (1861-1865)

4.1. Divided the United States in two

4.2. The outcome kept the USA as one nation and ended slavery.

4.3. President Abraham Lincoln opposed slavery.

5. The Great Depression started in the USA

5.1. The worst economic crisis in the US.

5.2. The stock market crashed in October 1929.

5.3. Some 15 million American were unemployed.

6. The USA entered World War I (April 6, 1917) against Germany.

6.1. Germany revived unrestricted submarine warfare, which resulted in the sinking of American ships

6.2. The Zimmerman Telegram, in which Germany petitioned Mexico to join against the US.

7. WW II

7.1. The USA only joins the war after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941

7.1.1. Why? America organized an oil embargo.

7.2. The USA dropped an atomic bomb on the Japanese cities Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

7.2.1. This took place on August 6 and August 9, 1945

7.2.2. Japan formally surrenders, ending World War II in September 2, 1945.