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Brief Notes on US History

History is a very important subject. It is of paramount importance to know the history of the world that we live. However, not many people are interested in learning history. They say that history is boring. But, it is necessary that you know the history of the country you live, at the least. I presume that the readers of this article are from USA. So, a brief knowledge of the US history is important. Let me quickly run through the history of USA in this article.

It is a well-known fact that Christopher Columbus is the discoverer of America. It dates back to the 15th century. To be specific, it is in the year 1492 that he discovered it. It is known to be an accidental discovery. He actually intended to go to Asia but he completely lost the route and went elsewhere. It is said that he and his crew had to travel for days together without finding any land area. It is said that it was approximately 30 days before they could find any land area and the land area that they found turned out to be America.

Division of American into 50 different states is a story in itself. It was only in the 18th century that the efforts to divide America into states began mainly after the American revolutionary war. George Washington was the star for America in the American revolutionary war which began as a revolt against the colonial rule of British. It started in the year 1775. George Washington was fittingly rewarded for his efforts as he was made the first president of USA. There were 13 colonies under the British rule which developed into 50 states over time. All the 50 states weren’t formed at once though. The formation was spread out over the years. Delaware was announced as the first state of USA in the year 1787. The last one was Hawaii in the year 1959.

If you look at the years above, you might be able to figure out that USA is a relatively new country and doesn’t have a long history or a rich tradition as compared to some of the other older countries. But, USA is one of the best democracies in the world and a highly developed nation.

One of the most important but difficult times in the history of USA should be during the great depression. There was a serious slump in the economy of USA. But, this great depression was very important in molding USA into a better country.

A single article is not enough to discuss the history of USA. If you are a student who is really interested in studying the history of USA, then there is a course on US history called ‘AP US History’ that can help you in developing your knowledge of US history.