North American History
From the southern tip of Florida to the Alaskan wilderness, explore North American history in-depth in the North American history section.
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President Nixon began his term of office in 1969 with a pledge to seek peace abroad and tranquility at home.
The nation's economy continued to grow in 1989, although at a slightly slower rate than in the preceding five years.
With the end of the Cold War, the United States concentrated its attention on the economy.
On September 11, 2001, members of an Islamic terrorist network called A1 Qaeda hijacked four commercial airliners.
Jay Treaty, or Jay's Treaty, a treaty negotiated and signed in 1794 by John Jay, United States special envoy, and Lord William Grenville, British foreign secretary, to settle mutual grievances.
'American Bandstand' hit the airwaves, and the Russians launched 'Sputnik'. 1957 was a year that saw the rise of Elvis and the post-World War II baby boom in the suburbs. Read about these and more in our list of 17 bits of nostalgia from 1957.
This World War II timeline highlights important dates from January 1941 to June 1941. On June 22, 1941, Germany launched the largest invasion in the history of the world when they began war with Russia. Follow the events of World War II and the German invasion.