American History

A working timeline of American History using verifiable dates and information.

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1619

African slaves were brought to the North American colony of Jamestown, Virginia.  They were cheaper and more plentiful labor then indentured servants, who were mostly poor Europeans. Historians have estimated that 6 to 7 million of Africa‚Äôs healthiest and ablest men and women were brought to America as slaves.

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1775

Beginning of the American Revolutionary War

Skirmishes between British troops and colonial militia in April 1775 started the armed conflict.  By the following summer full-scale war for independence from the British government was in full swing.



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