Outline of United States history

The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to the history of the United States.

By periodEdit

Named eras and periodsEdit

These multi-year periods are commonly identified in American history. The existence and dating of some of these periods is debated by historians.

Political parties

These periods are commonly identified as the large changes within political parties. Newer Party Systems are typically disputed by experts and historians due to the complexity of changes in political parties.

Wars

See List of wars involving the United States.

Timelines and listsEdit

15th centuryEdit

1490sEdit

16th centuryEdit

1500sEdit
1510sEdit
1520sEdit
  • On March 6, 1521, three Spanish ships under the command of Fernão de Magalhães (Ferdinand Magellan) land on the Island of Guam after a seemingly endless eleven week voyage across the Pacific Ocean. Magellan names the archipelago Las Isles de las Velas Latinas (The Islands of the Latine Sails). When the Spaniards refuse to pay for supplies, natives take iron from the ships. Magellan renames the archipelago Las Islas de los Ladrones (The Islands of the Thieves).
1540sEdit
1550sEdit
1560sEdit
1570sEdit
1580sEdit
1590sEdit

17th centuryEdit

1600sEdit
1610sEdit
1620sEdit
1630sEdit
1640sEdit
1660sEdit
1670sEdit
1680sEdit
1690sEdit

18th centuryEdit

1700sEdit
1710sEdit
1720sEdit
1730sEdit
1740sEdit
1750sEdit
1760sEdit
1770sEdit
1780sEdit
1790sEdit

19th centuryEdit

1800sEdit
1810sEdit
1820sEdit
1830sEdit
1840sEdit
1850sEdit
1860sEdit
1870sEdit
1880sEdit
1890sEdit

20th centuryEdit

1900sEdit
1910sEdit
1920sEdit
1930sEdit
1940sEdit
1950sEdit
1960sEdit
1970sEdit
1980sEdit
1990sEdit

21st centuryEdit

2000sEdit
2010sEdit
2020sEdit
  • The COVID-19 Pandemic shuts down most businesses and activities, arriving January 13, 2020.
  • Joe Biden becomes the 46th President of the United States on January 20, 2021.

By regionEdit

States
Federal district
Insular areas
Outlying islands

By subjectEdit

History booksEdit

Books on the history of the United States:

Cultural history of the United StatesEdit

Economic history of the United StatesEdit

History of education in the United StatesEdit

Geographic history of the United StatesEdit

History of health care in the United StatesEdit

Historiography of the United StatesEdit

Maritime history of the United StatesEdit

Political history of the United StatesEdit

History of science in the United StatesEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n It has been customary to rank the original 13 states not by date of colonial founding, or date of declaration of independence, but by date of ratification of the US Constitution. Subsequent states are ranked by the date of their admission to the Union.
  2. ^ The states of North Dakota and South Dakota were admitted to the Union at precisely the same time. Since the names of the new states were officially published in alphabetical order, it has been customary to consider North Dakota to be the 39th state and South Dakota to be the 40th state.

Further readingEdit

  • Adams, James Truslow, ed. Dictionary of American History (5 Vols. 1940)
  • Kutler, Stanley I. ed. Dictionary of American History (3rd Edition 10 Volumes, 2003)
  • Martin, Michael. Dictionary of American History (Littlefield, Adams 1989)
  • Morris. Richard, ed. Encyclopedia of American History (7th ed. 1996)
  • Purvis, Thomas L. A Dictionary of American History (Blackwell 1997)
  • Schlesinger, Arthur M., Jr. The Almanac of American History ( 2nd ed. 1993)
  • Thompson, Peter, and Chris Cook. Dictionary of American History: From 1763 to the Present (Facts on File, 2000)
  • sinister 6 bomb Columbia 1789

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