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Did you know the definition of History? History can be described as a record of events from a period in time. History goes back before the beginning of time, and never ends... even reading the start of this sentence could be regarded as history! A key moment in American History was the signing of The American Declaration of Independence, which was signed by Congress on July 4, 1776. But did you know that the first word of the declaration is 'When'?

Fun Fact 1: The first permanent American settlement was founded when British explorers landed in Jamestown, Virginia in 1607

Fun Fact 2: The American Revolution also known as the U.S. War of Independence first began in 1775. The conflict began in Massachusetts and officially ended in 1783

Fun Fact 3: George Washington took oath as the first president of American in 1789 he held office for nearly eight years

Fun Fact 4: By 1808 a law was set by Congress, this law banned the importing of African slaves into the US

Fun Fact 5: Native American Indians were relocated from their homelands in 1838. The name given to this event was the 'trail of tears'

Fun Fact 6: The American Civil War, or the 'War between the States' was fought from 1861 to 1865, it was a savage war and records show that approximately 620,000 soldiers died in the four year battle

Fun Fact 7: Native American Indians, led by Sitting Bull and Crazy Horse, famously fought and defeated the American Calvary on June 25, 1876. The battle was known as the 'Battle of Little Bighorn' it is also referred to as 'Custer's Last Stand'

Fun Fact 8: U.S. declared war against Germany on April 6, 1917 and the U.S. became officially part of World War I, a war that was already raging in Europe. World War I was the most devastating war to date with over 37 million people injured and over 16 million killed worldwide

Fun Fact 9: America suffered during the Great Depression of the 1930s. It was a worldwide economic crisis that began in America after a major crash of stock prices on October 29, 1929 that day became known as 'Black Tuesday'

Fun Fact 10: Franklin D. Roosevelt was the 32nd President of the United States he led his country through the Great Depression and World War Two. He is currently the only US president that has been elected to office four times

Fun Fact 11: America became part of the second World War after the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbour on December 7, 1941

Fun Fact 12: On average 26 servicemen died each day during the Vietnam War (19551975), the final death toll was 58,209

Fun Fact 13: In Dallas Texas U.S. President John Kennedy was shot dead by Lee Harvey Oswald, the date was November 22, 1963

Fun Fact 14: In 1981 Ronald Wilson Reagan became the 40th President of the United States he held office for eight years

Fun Fact 15: Barack H. Obama was elected President of the United States on November 4, 2008. He became the first Black President to represent his nation

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