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History of the United States of America | a summary of the history of the US

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The following is a summary of what they taught us from the history of the United States of America - a summary of the history of the US with a simple explanation, with my wishes that you like it, so let's start.





We begin in 1750 in North America.

It's been 150 years since settlers from Western  Europe, mostly fleeing poverty, famine, or  religious and political persecution, first  arrived on the continent.  Their arrival came at the expense of many native Americans  who lived there for thousands of years, mostly in tribes. 
On the East Coast, Great Britain has established  colonies inhabited by 1.5 million people. 
The northern regions depend mainly on fishing  and trade, while in the south,  the climate is right for growing products like tobacco, rice and cotton. 
Rich landowners - called the Planters - seize  vast territories that they exploit by buying  slaves from Africa, via the triangular trade. 
Further west, the Appalachian mountains form  a natural boundary. 
Beyond it, is that the vast French colony, which lives mainly off the fur trade. 
Tensions rise between the French and British  colonies. 
When the Seven Years’ War breaks out in Europe, Britain dominates and takes hold of New France. 
Native American tribes living there unite  to demand the departure of the British and  the recognition of their own state. 
To calm the situation, the British government  hurriedly carves out an Indian reservation  between the Appalachians, the Mississippi  River and the Great Lakes. 
This does not please the colonists who wanted to seize the opportunity to extend their territories to the west. 
In addition, war proves costly for Britain. 
The country expects its colonies to repay  part of its debts through new taxes,  which further angers the settlers. 
In Boston, in protest of taxes on tea, colonists  disguised as Native Americans climb on board  British East India Company ships and throw  out its tea cargo into the ocean. 
With the situation tense, representatives  from 12 colonies gather in Philadelphia  to organize the First Continental Congress. 
They decide to boycott British goods. 
The following year, the War of Independence  breaks out, pitting the insurgents --  also called the patriots -- against the British  and its loyalists. 
On July 4, 1776, the Second Continental Congress proclaims the independence  of the United States of America. 
France sees an opportunity to avenge its defeat  in the Seven Years' War. 
Having put vigorously in its military armada, the nation has the way to contend with the Royal Navy. 
France allies with the patriots. 
Spain and the United Provinces of the Netherlands,  in turn, go to war against Great Britain. 

In 1783, the patriots prevail, forcing Britain  to recognize the independence of the country.
 
The United States receives territories until  Mississippi, while Spain seizes Florida. 
This marks the first time a European colony  gains independence. 
The United States adopts a constitution based  on a strict separation of powers. 
The legislative power formed by Congress passes  laws and budgets,  the judiciary with the Supreme Court upholds the constitution,  and finally there is the executive power with the US president, the head of government. 
On the opposite hand, the 13 states retain sovereignty  with their own constitution and governor. 
It was decided to build the new capital, Washington,  along the Potomac River. 
In the West, each new territory with a minimum of  60,000 free citizens would be allowed to form  a new state equal to the others. 
Pioneers depart to relocate there, pushing back Amerindian tribes further west of the Mississippi . 
In 1800, France obtained Louisiana from Spain  in exchange for the kingdom of Etruria. 
But it proves difficult to protect this vast,  far-away & relatively less known territory. 
Fearing the loss of Louisiana to the United  Kingdom in war, France decides to sell the  region to the United States. 
Congress then funds expeditions to explore  and reach the Pacific Ocean. 
In Europe, France and the UK clash again. 
The United States first tries to remain neutral,  but following tensions with Britain, enters the war. 
It fails in a bid to invade the colony of  Canada, as a British maritime raid  reaches Washington and burns the city. 
At the end of the war, the United States abandons  its ambitions in the north  and focuses on the south where the Spanish Empire is in decline. 
A military incursion in Florida allows -- after  negotiations -- the annexation of the territory. 
In the West, Oregon is imparted to the United  Kingdom. 
East of the Mississippi, five Amerindian tribes  are adapted to the settlers' sedentary  and agrarian lifestyle, but Congress nevertheless  decides to take over the land  also, pushes the locals to a hold west of the Mississippi. 
Thousands die of exhaustion on the way. 
In Mexico, Texas, which is populated mainly by settlers from the us , declares its independence. 
After a war, the Republic of Texas is made  and in 1845 is annexed to the United States. 
But as the border is poorly defined, both  countries are at war. 
The United States prevails and takes the opportunity  to annex New Mexico and California,  where the discovery of gold causes a rush that attracts  hundreds of thousands of pioneers of all origins. 
With the land route proving dangerous, private funds are invested within the construction of a railway in Panama. 
The state of California is admitted, which  does not have slavery. 
Southern states are to a great extent agrarian, and have bondage; while Northern states are mechanical and abolitionist. 
Both sides wish to increase their model to the new western states, causing the gap between them to widen. 

In 1860, Abraham Lincoln, who is hostile to  slavery, is elected president of the country. 

In response, southern states secede from the  United States one by one and band together  to proclaim the Confederate States of America. 
Then begins the Civil War which pits the Unionists  of the North against the Confederates of the South. 
The North sets up an oceanic barricade on the  Atlantic coast, cutting out any potential  support from Europe and blocking cotton exports. 
In 1865, the North prevails and takes the  opportunity to impose its policies. 
Slavery is abolished, and 3.5 million slaves  are freed. 
But African-Americans are now victims of segregation  and racism, especially through the emergence  of Ku Klux Klan, a white supremacist organization. 
Many migrate to the North, while others move  to cities. 
The Russian Empire fears losing Alaska to  Britain, so chooses to sell the territory  to the United States. 
To accelerate its conquest of the West, the govt finances the development  of transcontinental railway lines. 

In the center of the country, the invention  of new machinery allows intensive agriculture.
 
Vast plantations of wheat, corn and large  pastures are set up at the expense of the  last 250,000 Amerindians who are kept on reserves. 
On the opposite hand, the rich soil allows rapid  development of industry. 
The old continent, Europe, now views the United  States as an El Dorado. 
Fleeing poverty and religious persecution,  many Southern and Eastern Europeans migrate  to the United States where they work as cheap  labor. 
But the economic boom only benefits a minority. 
An elite group of industrialists grows rich  quickly by establishing monopolies in sectors  such as steel, railways, oil and banks at  the expense of workers and peasants,  including women and children working in harsh conditions. 
Strikes and protests erupt demanding better  conditions, but these are often met with violence  by private militias or the National Guard. 
While European powers colonize a large part  of the world, the United States also looks  to project its power on the international  scene. 
While annexing Hawaii in the middle of the  Pacific, the country turns to Cuba  where there is a revolt against the Spanish. 
The United States supports Cuban independentists. 
After the mysterious explosion of a US Navy  ship in the port of Havana,  war breaks out between Spain and therefore the us . 
The us wins, obtains the independence of Cuba and seizes Puerto Rico, Guam and therefore the Philippines. 
The country thus becomes a colonial power. 

In Colombia, a French company begins construction  of a canal that would connect the two oceans,  greatly shortening the journey between the  US East and west Coast. 
The United States buys the project and then  intervenes to support the independence of Panama. 
In return, the new government of Panama offers  the United States a strip of land,  which helps complete the construction of the canal, inaugurated in 1914. 
In Europe, World War I begins. 
With workers and peasants on the frontlines,  industry on the continent slows down. 
The US industry takes advantage of this and  -- despite the country’s neutrality in the war  -- sells on credit ammunition, food, clothes  and automobiles to the Entente countries. 
In response, Germany tries to impose a maritime  blockade by sinking merchant ships in British waters. 
In 1917, a German telegram destined for Mexico  is intercepted, proposing a military alliance  against the United States. 
This pushes the United States to go to war  on the side of the Entente,  and 2 million soldiers are sent to European fronts. 
116,000 soldiers lose their lives. 

After the victory of the Entente, Europe finds  itself indebted to the United States. 
The economy of the US prospers. 
In factories, improvements in the assembly  line cause production to skyrocket and decrease prices. 
The rise in purchasing power and credit results  in a boom for the sale of cars,  all kinds of appliances, and bank shares. 
Hollywood becomes a major industry with global  influence. 
Thanks to the sale of radios, music genres  such as jazz become popular. 
In New York mainly, night clubs open, stimulating  the sale of alcohol. 
The more conservative government tries to  stem the phenomenon by voting for prohibition,  forbidding the production, transport or sale  of alcohol. 
In response, thousands of speakeasies spring  up throughout the country. 
Mafia networks seize the market and get rich  quickly. 
Meanwhile, the South misses out on this wave  of prosperity. 
Falling prices for agricultural products plunge  the region into poverty. 
The Ku Klux Klan comes back into prominence,  this time also targeting Catholics, Jews and immigrants additionally to African-Americans. 
The organization reaches 5 million members,  and is then banned after several lynching episodes. 

In 1929, the Wall Street Stock Market crash  takes place.
 
The US economy collapses. 
In a few short years, a string of bankruptcies  of companies and banks  pushes a quarter of the active population into unemployment. 
Prohibition is lifted, and steps are taken to try to revive the economy and improve working conditions. 

In Europe, World War II breaks out. 
The United States, although officially neutral,  prepares for war by reinstating military service. 
In addition, the country sells arms mainly  to the United Kingdom and the USSR. 
In the Pacific Ocean, in order to curb the  expansion of imperialist Japan allied to Nazi Germany,  the United States imposes upon the  country an embargo on steel and oil  In response, Japan launches a surprise attack on Pearl Harbor, causing the United States to enter the war. 
The country secretly embarks upon a research  program to create the atomic bomb. 

In 1945, the Allies overcome Germany.
 
The USSR and the United States then unite  against Japan. 
A ground invasion by the Soviets and the two  atomic bombs dropped by the United States  on the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki force  Japan to surrender. 
At the end of the war, the United States supports  the creation of the United Nations whose primary  role is to maintain peace and security in  the world. 
Europe finds itself in ruins and is exhausted  by war. 
The us and therefore the USSR emerge because the  two great world powers. 

After World War II, the USSR and the United  States try and peddle their influence in Europe. 

The United States implements the Marshall  Plan, while the Soviet Union supports pro-communist  governments in Eastern countries. 
The old continent is found divided by the  Iron Curtain. 
The USSR and therefore the us engage during a conflict -- that's an race without direct confrontation. 
The US, largely spared the ravages of war  on its territory, has an industrial, economic  and military advantage. 
Inside the country, federal officials sympathetic  to communist ideas are dismissed. 
Hollywood is also used to churn out anti-communist  propaganda. 
On the global arena, the country employs an  interventionist policy, aimed at stemming  at all costs the spread of communism. 
The US intervenes in Greece, China, and engages  its military in Korea and Vietnam. 
The Soviet Union, for its part, invests heavily  to catch up with the US. 
After developing atomic weapons of its own,  it becomes the first country to send a satellite  into orbit, and further outdoes itself by  sending the first man into space. 
The United States then launches the Apollo  program  which aims to send the first astronaut to the Moon. 
In Cuba, an attempt to overthrow the new communist  government fails. 
The Soviet Union takes advantage to ally with  the country, and installs nuclear missiles  on its territory, pointed at the United States. 
Tensions build to a point where it seemed  a third world war was imminent. 
However, an accord is reached between the 2 world powers, leading to the USSR withdrawing from Cuba. 
Within the country, more and more civil rights  movements gain momentum, forcing the government  to review its social policies. 
African-Americans begin non-violent actions  to combat segregation. 
More and more women enter the workforce and  demand equal pay. 
Native Americans also fight for better conditions. 
Moreover, with the US at war in Vietnam, students  and hippie pacifist movements call for peace. 

In 1969, the country sends the first man to  the moon. 

Worldwide, millions of viewers watch the event  live on their television. 
On the global arena, the United States tries  to ease tensions. 
It begins diplomatic rapprochement with China,  and signs agreements with the USSR  to limit the global arms race. 
In the Middle East, the US supports Israel  in the Yom Kippur War,  for which it is then subject to an oil embargo imposed by OPEC countries. 
In Vietnam, after negotiations, the United  States withdraws their army. 
Two years later, the Communists prevail in  the country, tarnishing the image of the United States. 
The USSR takes this opportunity to intensify  its international policy. 
The country occupies Afghanistan, and in reaction  the United States provides militarily support to the Mujahideen. 
In Central America, US additionally intercedes in Nicaragua and Guatemala to counter socialist upheavals. 
Iran, after a revolution, becomes an Islamic  republic that goes against US policy. 
The latter strengthens its military presence  in the Middle East to make sure the safety of oil supply. 
On the Soviet side, the USSR struggles to  contain the revolutions in Eastern Europe. 
With its economy in tatters, despite attempts  at reform, in 1991, the USSR collapses,  marking the end of the Cold War. 

The United States emerges as the only major  world power. 

Domestically, the population calls for more  investment in the fight against poverty,  crime, gangs and drugs. 
However, the US continues to primarily focus  on its foreign policy,  showing an apparent willingness to become the world's policeman of sorts. 
When Iraq invades Kuwait, which then held  9% of the known oil reserves in the world,  the United States forms a coalition and neutralizes  the Iraqi army. 
The US then establishes an inventory of nations considered as rogue and threatening global peace and stability. 
These nations are subjected to blockades and  embargoes. 
Meanwhile, the military presence of an ally  of Israel in the Middle East  bothers radical Islamists, including the terrorist group Al  Qaeda headed by Osama bin Laden,  who may be a former ally from the Afghan war. 
US facilities and assets around the world  are targeted by terrorist attacks. 

On September 11, 2001, the United States becomes  the victim of a large-scale terrorist attack on its territory. 

Terrorism thus becomes the new enemy of the  country. 
But it proves more difficult to fight this  war as terrorist organizations operate discreetly  in mobile networks without borders. 
Having launched a war against the Taliban  in Afghanistan,  the US solidifies its position against North Korea, Iran and Iraq,  which it considers part of an “Axis of Evil”. 
Another war is dispatched against Iraq, yet US  troops - after quickly overthrowing the government  - find themselves fighting against several  terrorist groups in the region. 

In 2007, the subprime mortgage shock, followed  by the financial crisis  plunges the global economy into turmoil. 

The country tries to revive its economy, among  other measures, by boosting the extraction  of shale oil on its territory. 

Today the interventionist policy of the country  is increasingly countered by rising powers  such as Russia and China. 

The United States, however, remains the most  powerful economy and military in the world.






Last but not least, do not believe everything you hear or see. What we mentioned above is what they taught us or wanted us to know and see a lie.



In my opinion, I see the United States as a bloody and dictatorial country, and it is not content with enslaving its people (unlike what it promotes, which is spreading democracy and freedom), but it always seeks to enslave other countries, kill their people and plunder their wealth. This is what I believe in after seeing its policies, knowing that their heads are mere puppets in the hands of the actual rulers and the Zionist lobbies that they always seek to satisfy them in any way and at the expense of their peoples and other oppressed peoples whom they see as mere slaves created only for their service.








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