U.S. History Timeline

Updated February 28, 2017 | Infoplease Staff

Read about major events in U.S. History from before 1600 through the present, including presidential elections, the Civil Rights Movement, and more.

Pre-Colonial: Before 1600

Colonial America: 1600?1799

A New Nation: 1800?1849

Civil War and Reconstruction: 1850?1899

Progressive Era and World Wars: 1900?1949

Mid-Century and Cold War: 1950?1999

New Millennium: 2000?

U.S. History Timeline of Images

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