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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 period

Named eras and periods

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
Wars

See List of wars involving the United States.

Timelines and lists

1400s

1490s

1500s

1510s
1520s
  • 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).
1540s
1550s
1560s
1570s
1580s
1590s

1600s

1610s
1620s
1630s
1640s
1660s
1670s
1680s
1690s

1700s

1710s
1720s
1730s
1740s
1750s
1760s
1770s
1780s
1790s

1800s

1810s
1820s
1830s
1840s
1850s
1860s
1870s
1880s
1890s

1900s

1910s
1920s
1930s
1940s
1950s
1960s
1970s
1980s
1990s

2000s-2010s

By region

States
Federal district
Insular areas
Outlying islands

By subject

History books

Books on the history of the United States:

Cultural history of the United States

Economic history of the United States

History of education in the United States

Geographic history of the United States

History of health care in the United States

Historiography of the United States

Maritime history of the United States

Political history of the United States

History of science in the United States

See also

References

  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 reading

  • 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)
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