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Most Important Political and Historical Events That Happened in Years.

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Briefly describe the most important political and historical events that happened in these years.

1 – 1565: The first town, St. Augustine, Florida, was established by the Europeans, the Spanish. Later burned by the English in 1586.

2 – 1776: America is declared independent from the Kingdom of Great Britain on the 4th of July. This day is still a national holiday.

3 – 1803: In 1803 the United States negotiated the purchase of the Louisiana Territory from France for $15 million. With that America doubled in size, making it one of the largest nations in the World.

4 – 1860-1861: Abraham Lincoln was elected president by the new Republican party. The Civil war begins.

5 – 1865: End of the Civil War that was a result of a conflict between Southern and Northern states. In this year was Abraham Lincoln murdered.

6 – 1920: Women received the right to vote.

7 – 1941: The USA got involved in the war with Japan and in 1941 Japan attacked Pearl Harbor.

8 – 1963: The president of the USA, John F. Kennedy was murdered.

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