by brian adame
THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION
Braddock disaster 1755
The Continental Congress approves a peace proposal that calls for not only independence but also the evacuation of North America by the British and free navigation of the Mississippi River.
United States announces that it will recognize communist China 1978
In one of the most dramatic announcements of the Cold War, President Jimmy Carter states that as of January 1, 1979, the United States will formally recognize the communist People’s Republic of China and sever relations with Taiwan. Following Mao Zedong’s successful revolution in China in 1949, the United States
Congress imposed an excise tax on distilled spirits which led to the Whiskey rebellion
December 15: The Bill of Rights became law. The first 10 amendments to the Constitution of the United States guarantee basic liberties to Americans