Ten Important Events in American History

1. The signing of the declaration of independence. This document stated that the thirteen American colonies were no longer under British rule. At the time that this had been made the American colonies had been at war with great Brittan for over a year over unreasonable taxation and because the colonies didn’t have proper representation in British parliament. The declaration was written by Thomas Jefferson, and signed by John Hancock, Benjamin Franklin, John and Samuel Adams among others. The day it was signed was July 4 1776.
The signing of the declaration of independence ranks above the constitution because, without the declaration of independence we would not have the U.S.A. one of the ...

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Court, and the executive branch or the president. The constitution also establishes the federal government. There are a total of 27 amendments, the first ten being the bill of rights. The constitution was written in September 17, 1787. The constitution was signed by Benjamin Franklin and George Washington among others.
The constitution ranks above the 13th amendment because it is the foundation of the laws that govern America. The laws that would eventually add the 13th amendment. Also the constitution helped create a fair legal system for everyone. Also the constitution eventually led to freedom for slaves with the 13th amendment.
3. The 13th amendment is one of the 27 amendments of the constitution. The 13th amendment was made so that slavery would be a crime. Its purpose was to prevent slavery of African Americans during the civil war in the 1860’s. The 13th amendment is a more official and better emancipation proclamation; whereas the emancipation proclamation only affected ...

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worked with others such as Martin Luther King Jr.
Rosa Parks ranks above the Wright brothers flight at Kitty Hawk because her single action inspired a Movement to fix something that had been a problem since the 1800’s. She was the catalyst for the black power movement, although not the first, but the most powerful. It was her bravery that helped move colored people forward and without airplanes. The Wright brothers have benefited the U.S. in another way.
5. The Wright brother’s flight at Kitty Hawk was a remarkable time for America because it teased at the idea that human were capable of flight. They finally achieved their goal of a successful piloted flight in December 17, 1903. ...

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