Working with a timeline

Here is your chance to study a detailed timeline of the history of the United States of America.

 

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Exercise

a) What key events occurred in the following years?

1565, 1763, 1775, 1789, 1846-48, 1863, 1890, 1920, 1929-33, 1941, 1963, 1973, 1986, 1991, 1995, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005

b) Use some of the links given on the BBC site to find out more about one of the following topics. Make a short written or oral report.

- The assassination of President John F. Kennedy
- September 11 2001
- Illegal immigration to the USA
- The Space Shuttle
- The Iraq War

Links

Timeline: United States of America (BBC)

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/country_profiles/1230058.stm